Theron Leroy “Terry” Springer, 55, a former Baker City resident, died Aug. 23, 2000, at Seattle, Wash., of natural causes.
A private service will be held later.
Mr. Springer was born on Aug. 13, 1945, at Oxnard, Calif., to Theron Eugene and Dorothy Mae Davis Springer. He attended school at Baker City and in Seattle.
He joined the U.S. Navy in 1963 and was stationed on the USS Whitehurst. He also spent some time on a submarine as well.
He was a Vietnam vet and also traveled to Hawaii where he did some special training in the martial arts and in the Seal program. He moved to Baker City in 1966 after he finished the Navy as an E4 Machinist’s Mate.
Mr. Springer was a carpenter by trade. He traveled all over the United States and worked until his death. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was most happy in the mountains where he lived in his cabin.
His hobbies included cooking, mining and playing his guitar and singing. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his daughters, Kate Springer of Portland and Mandy Springer of Baker City; a son, Jake Springer of Baker City; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve and Harumi Springer and Jim and Shanna Springer, all of Baker City; a sister and brother-in-law, Becky and Kevin Henry of Baker City; and their children, Rich Springer of Eugene, Moko Springer of Portland, Tami Clair and Jake Henry, both of Baker City, and Joe Long of La Grande.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 8, 2000
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor