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Malcolm "Rick" Richard Gryder Jr., 47, passed away on May 9, 2019, at his residence in Baker City. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel. Following the memorial service, friends are invited to a Celebration of Life potluck at Sonja and Ty Lawrence’s residence.
Rick was born on September 30, 1971, in La Grande, Oregon to Malcolm Gryder and Retha (Hudson) Gryder. He attended Baker High School and graduated in 1989. After high school, he did some training at West Coast Truck Driving. He worked as a heavy equipment operator, journeyman, and welder for numerous companies.
Rick enjoyed golfing, fishing, football and going to concerts. He loved to play video games and spend time with friends. He took pride in everything he did, from big to small. He loved to tell stories of golf courses he played on. He also had a secret passion for writing.
Survivors include his mother, Retha Gryder of Bend, Oregon; father, Malcolm Gryder Sr. of Virginia; sisters, Kathy Gryder of Baker City, Oregon and Karen Harney of Twin Falls, Idaho; brother, David Gryder of Baker City, Oregon; daughter, McKayla Gryder of Baker City, Oregon; son, Brandon Kincade who is currently stationed at the Air Force Base in Atsugi, Japan; two step-sisters; one grandchild; and numerous nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Betty Griswold.
Memorial contributions to assist the family with funeral expenses may be sent to Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel at 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814 or by using the Appeal for Donations button on the left side of this webpage.
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