Chad Eric Day, 30, of Redmond, died August 15, 2003.
A visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, 685 W. Hermiston Ave.
A gathering will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the home of Vicki and Mike Koontz, 924 W. Alder St. in Hermiston.
Private inurnment will be held at the Hermiston Cemetery.
Chad was born Oct. 17, 1972, at Hermiston to Bob and Vicki Clark Day. He was raised and grew up in Hermiston, where he enjoyed playing baseball and soccer and attended Hermiston schools until the 12th grade.
He then moved to Redmond, where he graduated in 1991.
Chad worked in home construction in the Redmond area for a time before moving to Pendleton in 1993, where he worked at the Fleetwood Manufacturing Plant. He worked there until 1996 when he returned to Central Oregon and resumed working in home construction.
Chad was a member of the Christian Church in Redmond, where he was baptized earlier this year.
In the fall of 2002 he traveled to Mexico on missionary work where he headed up construction of a home for a homeless family. It was a high point in his life when he was able to hand over the keys to the house.
Chad enjoyed archery hunting, football, his work and the rodeo.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Vicki and Mike Koontz of Hermiston; a daughter, Jessica Day of Ridgefield, Wash.; his fiancee, Vanessa Vaughan of Terrebonne; grandfather, Don Day of Hermiston; grandmother, Mildred Clark of Hermiston; stepgrandparents, Floyd and Connie Williams and Fred and Esther Koontz, all of Baker City; a sister, Monica Hofbauer of Hermiston; stepsister, Kristi Koontz of Florida and stepbrother, Eric Koontz of Redmond.
Chad was preceded in death by his father, Bob Day, in 1988, his grandfather, Guy Clark and his grandmother, Thelma Day.
Those who wish may make contributions in Chad’s memory to a memorial fund in care of Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, OR 97838.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 22, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor