Dec. 28, 1988 - July 20, 2012
Ted's life was cut short by a tragic accident on July 20, 2012. He was 23 years old. Ted graduated from Bend Senior High School in 2007, before moving to Corvallis, where he started his college career, later transferring to the OSU Cascades campus, where he was working on his degree in psychology. He was proud to be an Oregon State Beaver. Ted was an avid golfer who also enjoyed fishing, hiking, camping, downhill skiing, wakeboarding and boating with his family and friends. His quick wit and charm afforded him numerous friends and acquaintances. He was well liked and touched the lives and hearts of many people. Always a gentle spirit, Ted was Christian in faith. A generous and kind soul, Ted opted to be an organ donor and, as a result, three people's lives were saved due to his untimely passing.
He leaves behind his immediate family: mother, Beatrice, father, James, and brother, Brandon, all of Bend; and grandfather, James Sr. of Salem. Also left behind are his grandmother, aunt, uncle, and two cousins from Southern California, and an aunt and cousin from Boston, Massachusetts.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Ted and Beatrice Martinez, grandfather, Michael Martinez, and grandfather, Rick Walton.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the family home on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. located at 60625 Ridge Heights in Bend. The attire is casual (i.e. sundresses, shorts and flip flops, bright colors only).
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Humane Society of Central Oregon, 61170 SE 27th St., Bend, OR 97702 www. hsco.org, in honor of Ted Sizemore.
Baird Funeral Home of Bend was honored to serve the family. 541-382-0903 www.bairdmortuaries.com