Joshua Lee Phillips Free, 19, died Dec. 21, 2006, at his home in Eugene.
There will be a memorial in Springfield.
Josh was an avid skateboarder and songwriter. You may have seen him jumping the curbs and flipping his board in the air whenever he was visiting his family in Baker.
Josh always had a smile and a friendly hello for all he met. He will be greatly missed by all.
The family said, “In your words, Josh — ‘Live Free.'”
Josh is survived by his parents, Jim and Aimie Free of Springfield and Karen Phillips of Eugene; brothers and sisters, Tyler, Amanda and Trevor of Baker City, Blake, Trinity and Beau of Springfield, and Brianna and RaNae of Eugene; his grandparents, Chuck and Patty Albert of Ohio, Rod and Paula Free of Springfield, and Gary and Linda Wentworth of Baker City; his Grandma Trish and Grandma Tuna of Springfield; aunts, Kimmie Free of Springfield and Tricia Browning of Haines; several cousins; his very special girlfriend Emily and many friends.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 28, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor