Gerald Jon Cameron, 53, of Baker City, died June 10, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, 1919 Second St. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Jack Bynum and the Rev. Donald Brown will officiate. Visitations will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave.
Gerald was born on Feb. 27, 1953, at Fairbanks, Alaska. He lived at Fairbanks, Kotzebue, Shungnak and Ambler, Alaska, in his youth. In his later teens he lived at Nampa, Idaho, and attended Nampa Christian High School.
When he and his wife, Leona, married they spent a few years at Nampa and then moved to Baker City to raise their family. Gerald was a member of the Baker United Methodist Church. He was very active in promoting a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Gerald participated in many work activities that included his love of sales and carpentry. He also enjoyed searching for automobiles with his sons and rebuilding them.
Gerald loved people and spent many hours helping others. He was very creative and thought of innovative ways to do and/or build things.
He was always thinking up new things or a new joke. Gerald continued to brag about his children and his wife. Melinda is studying aerospace engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at Daytona Beach, Fla. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 20 years and best friend, Leona Cameron; daughter, Melinda Cameron of Daytona Beach, Fla.; sons, Benjamin Cameron and Luke Cameron, both of Baker City; mother, Lorene Cameron of Nampa, Idaho; father, Oliver Cameron of northern Alaska; sister and brother-in-law, Dorene and Robert Schiro of San Geronimo, Calif.; and brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Beth Cameron of Cascade, Idaho; aunts, Eula Mae Cameron of Council, Idaho, and Laura Ellis and her husband, Joe, of Troy, Mo.; uncles, Dell Cameron and his wife, Leta, of Boville, Idaho, and Al Flynn and his wife, Dixie, of Ridgecrest, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons-Baker City through Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, BakerCity, Oregon, June 16, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor