May 13, 1926 - October 6, 2013
Vernon D. Pritchard, born May 13, 1926, in Kenesaw, Nebraska, died at his home in Bend, Oregon, on October 6, 2013.
He is survived by his four children, Vernon R. Pritchard, Carolyn Curtis, Jonathan Pritchard, and Nancy Brennan; six grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.
Vern grew up in Post Falls, Idaho, and Granger, Washington, graduated from Granger High School in 1944. He served in the US Navy from 1944 to 1946, and then attended Washington State College. He graduated with a degree in Forestry in 1950.
Vern made a career with the U.S. Forest Service and retired after 39 years. He worked on the Wallowa Whitman National Forest, the Okanogan NF, the Rouge River NF, and the Deschutes NF. He was the District Ranger of both the Bend, and Fort Rock Ranger Districts during the years of 1968 to 1978. He concluded his career in Provo, Utah, between 1979 and 1989, representing the USFS Region four interests on the US Bureau of Reclamation's Central Utah Project. He retired to the family ranch in Bend, and stayed busy farming, and involved with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, and it's Community Service Center.
A memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on October 13, 2013, at the Cascade Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 60670, Brookswood Blvd., Bend, OR.
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