A recording of the service can be viewed here: www.bakercityfunerals.com
Raymond David Berryhill, 80, of Baker City went home to be with the Lord Friday, June 15th, 2018 at Settler’s Park Assisted Living Community in Baker City. A celebration of his life will be held Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel with Mr. Cliff Cole officiating. Friends are invited to join the family for refreshments afterward at Coles Tribute Center.
Ray was born December 29, 1937, in Fountain City, Tennessee to Earnest and Margurite Berryhill. He graduated from high school in Merchantville, New Jersey and later earned his bachelors in education from San Francisco State University and a masters in education from the University of Idaho.
After serving in the Army, Ray became a teacher and football coach for 35 years. His wonderful ability to work with youth impacted many young lives either in the classroom or on the football field. He chose to come out of retirement for one year to teach and coach football at Baker High School. After retiring, Ray volunteered at the Compassion Center in Baker City. He also did local prison ministry. He touched many lives volunteering to people in need.
Ray and his wife Joy just celebrated 53 years of marriage. Ray and Joy have two children who he was so very proud of: Jill Johnson of Baker City, Oregon and Brock Berryhill and his wife Jenny of Scobey, Montana. Ray was also blessed with five grandchildren: Kaitlyn Johnson, Quinton Johnson, Ainsley Berryhill, Evelyn Berryhill, and Baylor Berryhill.
The family would like to thank Ray’s in-home caregivers, the staff at Settler’s Park, and Heart & Home Hospice for taking care of our amazing husband and father.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Northeast Oregon Compassion Center through Gray’s West & Company, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.