Christopher Scott “Chris” Justus, 31, of Baker City died Feb. 22, 2006, in Baker City.
There was a private family service Saturday at Gray’s West & Co.
Chris was born on Jan. 27, 1975, at Omaha, Neb., on the Offutt Air Force Base to David Darl and Jean Rae Rohner Justus. He was the oldest of the three sons.
He was raised in Baker City and attended Baker High School through his sophomore year. He continued school at the Oregon State School for the Deaf and graduated in 1994. He then attended Chemekata Community College at Salem for one year.
After college, Chris moved to Eugene and worked as a welder and pipe fitter. He then moved to North Dakota working in construction.
In 2001, he returned to Baker City and worked on the family dairy. Just recently, Chris had worked in Boise at Lowes, but only for a short time before returning to Baker City.
Chris was a hard worker, but he always made the time to spend with the love of his life, his daughter, Mackenzie.
Chris liked sports and was a huge Nebraska Cornhuskers fan and loved watching NASCAR. He also enjoyed putting models together and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Orville Rohner; and his great-grandparents Edna and Darl Cassidy.
Survivors include his daughter, Mackenzie of Boise; his parents, Dave and Jean Justus of Baker City; his brothers, Jesse Justus of Sacramento, Calif., and Daniel Justus of Bakersfield, Calif.; grandparents, Clarene Rohner, and Bob and Pat Justus; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dave and Jean Justus for the establishment of the MacKenzie Justus College Fund, through Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 3, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor