John Marcus Boyer, 76, of Haines, died December 13, 1994, at his home after a battle with cancer.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2625 Hughes Lane. Bishop Dale Bingham will officiate. Visitations will be Sunday until 8 p.m. at the Monroe Mortuary, 1950 Place St.
Mr. Boyer was born June 26, 1918, at Martinez, California to Rex L. and Henrietta Bollman Boyer. He loved baseball and football, playing guard, and was the captain of the football team. His favorite sport was soccer.
He earned the Eagle Scout rank in 1934. He went to the National Boy Scout Jamboree in 1935, but it was cancelled while he was on the train to Washington, D.C.
He was valedictorian of his high school class. After high school he attended the California Maritime Academy, graduating second in his class. At the start of WW II he was made captain of a liberty ship. In 1943 he had the Ohioan torpedoed out from under him one fourth mile off the coast of Florida.
In 1950 he started ranching, first near Ukiah, California. He moved to Haines in 1961 with his family. He was a past president of the Baker County Livestock Association and the NFO of Baker County. He was a member of the Baker County Livestock Association, Farm Bureau and various political organizations.
Survivors include his wife, Esther of Haines; his brother, William Boyer of Pasadena, California; his daughter, Nancy of Torrence, California; his son and daughter-in-law, John and Nancy of Haines; and four grandchildren, Andrea, Bjorn, Heidi, and Monica, all of Haines.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baker County Livestock Legal Fund or the Boy Scouts of Baker County through the Monroe Mortuary, 1950 Place St.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker, Oregon December 15, 1994
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor