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Daniel Caleb Crist
September 10, 2004 ~ July 15, 2023 (age 18) 18 Years Old
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Daniel Caleb Crist, was born on September 10, 2004, in Baker City, Oregon. Tragically, at the young age of 18, he left us on July 15, 2023, near Long Creek, Oregon. His passing has left an immense void in the hearts of all who knew him.
Daniel's parents, Betsy Kimball Crist and the late Marvin Crist, brought him into this world with love and joy. Losing his father in 2022 was a profound loss for Daniel and his family, and now they find comfort in knowing they are reunited in eternal peace.
A service to celebrate Daniel's life will be held on July 22, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Faith Lutheran Church in La Grande, Oregon. Following the funeral service, a reception will be held to share cherished memories of Daniel and support one another during this difficult time. At 2:00 PM on the same day, he will be interred with full military honors at Haines Cemetery, paying tribute to his service in the Army National Guard.
Daniel was an ambitious young man who embraced various pursuits throughout his life. He attended Cove High School and graduated from La Grande High School in 2023. Driven by a sense of duty and patriotism, he joined the Army National Guard, serving with distinction as a Private First Class for one year. His dedication to his country and fellow soldiers will always be remembered.
Outside of his military service, Daniel found joy in carpentry and was employed as a carpenter's apprentice. His passion for fixing things extended beyond his profession, as he was always eager to lend a helping hand to those in need.
In his leisure time, Daniel indulged in his hobbies, finding happiness in skiing, video games, and baseball. His playful spirit and friendly nature made him a cherished companion to many. As a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in La Grande, Oregon, he found strength in his faith and community.
Daniel will be fondly remembered for his thoughtfulness and polite demeanor. He had a natural talent for repairing things, a skill that made him invaluable to those around him. The impact of his kindness and skill will resonate with all who were fortunate enough to cross paths with him.
Daniel leaves behind his devoted mother, Betsy Crist of Astoria, Oregon, who will cherish his memory for all time.
As we mourn the loss of this remarkable young man, we find solace in the cherished memories we shared with him. In his honor, memorial contributions may be made to the NEHLM (North East Haiti Lutheran Mission) through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel at 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
Though Daniel’s time with us was too short, the impact he made on our lives will endure forever. May he rest in eternal peace, knowing that he was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed.