Forrest 'Forry' Dean Boyer

Forry Boyer and wife Joyce, in his classic Austin-Healey 3000
Forry Boyer and wife Joyce, in his classic Austin-Healey 3000

Forrest Dean Boyer, “Forry,” went to be with our Lord on April 25, 2015. Forry was born January 7, 1938 in Sprague, Washington.

Forry was raised in Oroville, Washington and graduated from Oroville High School in 1956. Forry married Joyce V. Millard July 3, 1959. Prior to Forry’s 31-year career with the Okanogan County PUD, he was the owner/operator of the Oroville Shell Service Station. Forry retired from Okanogan County PUD in approximately 1993 and continued to work with Jim Prince at Prince’s Department Store and thereafter Jack Hughes of Hughes Department Store.

A dedicated and devoted husband and father, Forry was known for his rowdy sense of humor and restless enthusiasm for living. Beneath that salty exterior was a golden heart. He was a good friend to his community and truly adored his beloved Oroville. Forry was a member of the Oroville Episcopal Church and served as a board member, Oroville Masonic Lodge, member of the Oroville Fire Department, served on the Oroville City Council, numerous May Festival Committees throughout the years. Forry loved boat racing and coordinated and donated many hours of time to promoting hydroplane races on Lake Osoyoos through the years. Forry had a passion for hobbies to include woodworking, restoration, ownership and showing of vintage automobiles and many others.

Forry was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Gladys Boyer and grandson Collin Timothy Cross. Forry was blessed with a wonderful family – son Michael and daughter-in-law Brenda Buckmiller; daughter, Tammy and son-in-law Larry Eneix; son Tim and daughter-in-law Cindy Sneve Boyer. Forry has seven grandchildren, Stephanie Hornback, Colby Boyer, Kyle Cross, Kyle Buckmiller, Whitney Boyer and Kadi Buckmiller. And, four beautiful great grandchildren, Sophia Mae, Ava Madeline, Shaylin Alexandra and Blake Patrick. Forry is also survived by his sister Donna Shaver of Deer Park, Wash., nieces and nephews and countless friends. Forry will be missed by his family, his friends and his beloved Oroville.

Services in memory for Forry will be held Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Oroville Episcopal Church at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers any donations may be made to the Oroville Episcopal Church Youth Group.