Douglas Orel Shaver, 87, of Baker City died Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Settler's Park Assisted Living Community in Baker City with his family by his side.
A memorial service with military honors will be held for Douglas on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 2:00 PM at Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, Oregon with Pastor Brad Phillips officiating the service. Friends of the family are invited to a reception following the service at the VFW hall in Baker City.
Douglas Orel Shaver was born on August 4, 1931 in Pendleton, Oregon to Bud and Elma (Connely) Shaver. He attended Fruitland High School and then went on to serve 3 years as a Sergeant in the United States Army.
He was the Senior Class President, Golden Gloves Champion his junior year, and played Half Back on the Varsity football team. He lettered 13 times.
Doug was proud to have served his Country as a Sergeant during the Korean War as a Tank Division Leader from 1950-1953.
Doug worked in the timber industry for more than 35 years. He drove log truck for John Lyons Logging and Poorboy Logging, a long-haul driver for Charlie Brown Trucking and worked at the Ellingson Mill in Izee, Oregon and Unity, Oregon. He retired in the early 1990s.
On February 4, 1970, Doug married May Robinson in Winnemucca, Nevada. Doug loved his family and having them around him. He loved the outdoors...fishing, hunting and camping, watching his boys play sports, Boise State Football and going to the VFW for his "Loud Mouth”.
Survivors include his son, Twick Shaver (Trish) of Grandview, Idaho; son, Toby Shaver (Chris) of Boise, Idaho; step-daughter, Janet Carpenter (Charlie) of Baker City, Oregon; Sister-in-Law, Donna Shaver of Concrete, Washington; and his good friend, Ron Colton, Baker City, Oregon. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Crysten Shaver, Kyle Shaver, Darcia Shaver, Diana Shaver, Tanner Shaver, Alysa Morrison, Travis Shaver, Kira Boecher, Karyssa Idzinga, Kyla Idzinga, and Amelia Close; and 11 great-grandchildren: Jaden Guardia, Jace Hunt, Paityn Shaver, Makena Shaver, Mackenzie Morrison, Damien Morrison, Madison Morrison, Treaghen Shaver, Kendahl Shaver, Xander Smith and Cooper Idzinga.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Elma Shaver; brother, Wallace Shaver; and step-son, Don Close.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars through Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel at 1500 Dewey Avenue, Baker City, OR 97814.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the caregivers and staff at Settler’s Park and Heart N Home Hospice.