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David Gene Cherry

December 13, 1945 ~ October 8, 2021 (age 75)

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David G. Cherry, 75, of Baker City, Oregon, passed away peacefully in Boise, Idaho, at St; Alphonsus Medical Center on October 8, 2021. At David’s request, there will not be a funeral service; however, a private memorial service will be held in the spring of 2022.

Dave was born on December 13, 1945, at Red Wood Falls, Minnesota.  He was the fourth child born to Dale and Irene Cherry. In 1957 the Cherry family moved to Baker, Oregon, where Dave celebrated his 12th birthday and completed grades six through twelve. Dave graduated from high school in 1963 at the age of 17.  He immediately enlisted in the US Navy, where he spent four years as an Able Seaman and Electrician’s Mate. Dave returned to Baker after his discharge, where he met and married Susie “Fulton” Cherry on March 7, 1969.  Together they raised two children.

As Dave continued his education and pursued a career in the electronics field, the family participated in many moves throughout Oregon and California. Dave’s final move was his retirement back to Baker in 2019.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years Susie Cherry of Baker City; his son Kurtis Cherry of Aloha, Oregon; his daughter Brandy Cherry of Aloha, Oregon; grandson Brandon Michels of Aloha, Oregon; grandson Skyler DuBois of Aloha, Oregon; granddaughter Makayla DuBois of Aloha, Oregon, and granddaughter Ellie Mae Cherry of Beaverton, Oregon. He is also survived by his sisters Vivian (David) Clevenger, Darlene (Bill) Rompa, and Sisters-in-law Annette (Darl) Hagey, Joyce (Bruce) Mallory.

David is preceded in death by his mother, Irene Cherry, his father, Dale Cherry, and Sister Alice Schulte.




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