Oct. 19, 1939 - Nov. 28, 2012
Arden Jay Gage of Bend, Oregon, passed away on November 28, 2012, he was 73 years old.
Arden was born on Oct. 19, 1939, to Florence M. and Arden John Gage in Newport, OR. He graduated from Tigard Senior High School in 1957, and served in the US Air Force. Arden married Elizabeth L. Pratt on July 30, 1960.
Arden was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed working on VW bugs and spending time with the family. Arden retired in 2001, from Pacific Power and Light.
Survivors include his mother, Florence Reeves of Bend, OR; sisters, Juanita Koranda of Pleasant Valley, OR, and Barbara Simmons of Sunriver, OR; children, Arden Jr. and Machelle Gage of Bend, OR, Dennis Gage of Red Bluff, CA, Susan Wallace of Bend, OR, Deryl and Rebecca Gage of Milford, CT, Amy and James Ferguson of Lansing, IL; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.
He was proceeded in death by Arden Gage (father), Williams Reeves (father), Robert Gage (brother) and his wife, Elizabeth.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Real Life Christian Church, at 11:00 a.m., with a reception to follow at 21865 Bear Creek Rd.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Partners In Care Hospice House, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97702.