Cash Troyer

Payette, Idaho, 2009-2018

Cash Preston Lee Troyer, 9, of Payette, Idaho, died on June 3, 2018.

His funeral took place June 9 at the Island City Lighthouse Pentecostal Church. A graveside service took place the same day at the Lostine Cemetery.

Cash was born on Feb. 3, 2009, at La Grande to Clinton Troyer and Toiresa (Kym) Frazier. He resided in La Grande, and Payette, Idaho. He attended Payette Primary and Heidi-Ho preschool.

Cash had many hobbies and talents such as building models, hunting, shooting, fishing, mentoring his nephew, mowing with his dad and going to work with his granddad, Tom Frazier. His true passion was aviation and flying. Cash was awarded the Stem Aviation Outstanding Achievement in Participation, and Outstanding Citizen at school. Cash was a member of the TVCC Honorary Mini Pilot and BLM Honorary Seat Operator. This very gifted young man touched the lives of every person he met and will never be forgotten.

Cash is survived by his parents, Clint Troyer and Toiresa Frazier; his sisters, Remington Troyer (Tyler Simmons) of New Plymouth, Idaho, Karrington Troyer of La Grande, and Serena Newton of Portland; his nephew, Teeson; his aunts and uncles, Tyler and Rhianna Frazier, Margaret and Tim Shrock, Dwight and Susan Troyer, Paul and Faye Troyer, Titus and Catherine Troyer and Wilbur and Darlene Troyer; his grandparents, Tommy and Sherry Frazier and Pauline Troyer, and great-grandmother, Gladys Mendenhall (age 97) of Pendleton.

Cash was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Loyal Troyer; his great-grandparents, Letha and Charles Frazier; and his great-grandfather, Floyd Mendenhall.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mission Aviation Fellowship-Medical Flights 7006, P.O. Box 47, Nampa, ID 83653, and/or TVCC Aviation Scholarship Fund in memory of Cash Troyer, 650 College Blvd., Ontario, OR 97914.

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Grady Troyer

La Grande, 2010-2018

Grady Wade Troyer, 7, of La Grande, died on June 3, 2018.

His funeral took place June 9 at the Island City Lighthouse Pentecostal Church. A graveside service took place the same day at the Lostine Cemetery.

Grady was born on June 10, 2010, at La Grande to Clinton Troyer and Brooke Neal Troyer. He attended Heidi-Ho preschool and Imbler Elementary School.

Grady enjoyed soccer, hunting, riding the ATV and Gator, shooting guns, running around the mountains with his family and hanging out with his friends and helping anyone he could. He also enjoyed summer camp and playing on the farm with his grandparents and playing fetch with all his favorite dogs. He was the life of any party, a jokester whose laugh made you smile no matter how mad you were. He would tell you how great you looked even though it wasn’t true! He was a joy to watch on the soccer field, always a team player but watch out for the elbow check! He celebrated everyone in his life.

Grady is survived by his parents, Clint Troyer and Brooke Neal Troyer of La Grande; his brothers, Tanner LaPrelle (Brittany Seavert) of La Grande and Trevin LaPrelle (Heather Sabol) of Boise; his sisters, Karrington Troyer of La Grande and Remington Frazier (Ty Simmons) of New Plymouth, Idaho, and Courtney LaPrelle of Boise; his niece, Kierra Haisley LaPrelle, and nephew, Teeson Simmons; his uncle Barry Neal; his grandparents, Renece and Dan Forsea of Richland, Beth and Doug Payton of Halfway, and Brice and Cheryl Neal of Brookings; and his great-grandparents, Darrell and Gwen Prince of Union.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Ted and Berdie Prince, and Tom and Berniece McBath; and his great uncle, Travis Prince.

In lieu of flowers and plants, the family would like donations to be made to the Grady Troyer Scholarship Fund with the Union County Youth Soccer Association, P.O. Box 3083, La Grande, OR 97850.

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Gary Rick

Formerly of Baker City, 1955-2018

Gary W. Rick, 63, of Pendleton, and formerly of Baker City, died June 6, 2018, at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton

He was born on March 23, 1955, at Baker to William D. Rick and Mary E. Rick (Young). He married Margie Searles on March 17, 1981, at Carson City, Nevada. They lived in Baker where he mostly worked selling auto parts at the Ford Garage, and he continued that line of work at NAPA Auto Parts when they moved to Union in the fall of 1993.

In the late 1990s he drove log truck for a while until 1999, when he started long haul truck driving for the next 15 years. He was glad to be home more, when he became a shuttle driver for the Wildhorse Casino in Pendleton.

He was a hardworking, honest, good man. He enjoyed fishing, mushrooming, and especially gambling. He will be sorely missed.

Gary is survived by his son, Jesse Rick; his daughter, Shannon Dimock and her spouse, Joshua; his brother and his wife, Tim Rick and Tina Slobig Rick; his sister and her husband, Betty and Jim Fuller; and his sister and her husband, Diane Ruisch and “Tiny” Ruisch.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Glenda Ascuena

Formerly of Baker City, 1924-2018

Glenda Jean Ascuena, 94, a former Baker City resident, and her loving companion, Maggie, died on June 13, 2018, at Pendleton.

Her graveside service will be Saturday, June 16 at 1 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City.

Glenda was born on Feb. 15, 1924, to Louie and Myrtle Blize at Sumpter, where she lived and went to school. She met and married Eldon Rowe, and they had three children together, Garland, Glenda and Cherylee. They moved around, living in Bates and Austin before moving to Baker, where they raised their children. Glenda worked at Crown Cleaners laundry and was a lifetime member of the VFW.

Glenda and Eldon divorced, and later she met and married Paul Ascuena while she was a bartender at the Log Cabin. Paul was a construction worker so they moved around, living in Halfway, Haines and La Grande before moving to Pendleton, living there for more than 30 years. While there she worked at Hershey’s Nursing Home in the laundry for a short time, then she just stayed home as a homemaker, taking care of Paul and great-grandson Chris while his mom worked.

Glenda was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Glenda is survived by her daughter, Cherylee (Hull) Castillo, and daughter-in-law, Cindy Rowe of Baker City; her grandchildren, Howard Hull, Nathan Hull, Michelle and her husband, Josh Srack of Baker City, Cheryl and her husband, Tim Sudin of Pendleton, and Wesley, Marie, Steve, Chris, Tracy and JoJo, all of Tennessee; numerous nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Glenda was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; her son, Garland Rowe; her daughter, Glenda Shank; two brothers, Bud Blize and Buck Blize; her sister, Nellie Jo Pierce; two grandsons, one great-granddaughter and one great-great-granddaughter.

For those who would like to make a donation in honor of Glenda, the family suggests the VFW of Baker City.

Steven Overbay

North Powder, 1964-2018

Steven E. Overbay, 53, of North Powder, died April 9, 2018, at his home due to heart disease.

His memorial service will Saturday, June 16 at 1 p.m. at the Blue Mountain Baptist Church, 2998 Eighth St. in Baker City.

Known as Steve, he was born on Jan. 7, 1964, at Indianapolis, Indiana, to G.W. and Marilyn (Borgen) Overbay. He graduated from Baker High School then studied diesel mechanics at Boise State University. Steve served 13 years in the Oregon National Guard.

Steve became a Zig Zag Hot Shot firefighter at Mt. Hood for the Forest Service, then transferred to the BLM in Vale. As a semi-retired firefighter, he volunteered with the Baker Rural Fire Department.

Survivors include his mother and his children, Shawn and Jessica.

He was preceded in death by his father and an infant brother.