Clarence E. Collyer of Hermiston, Oregon, was born on February 8, 1929, in Mesa County, Colorado, to Bessie Stolze.He died on December 2, 2017, in Hermiston, Oregon, at the age of 88 years.
Clarence was adopted by James Wesley and Faith Collyer, joining sisters Patricia and Sylvia. He married Oberta Moore and they had four children, Carl, Ron, Judy and Wallace, and later divorced. Clarence married Edna Jones on July 11, 1981, in Hermiston, Oregon. They adopted two children, Crystal and Bradley, and raised a grandson, Jason Collyer.
Clarence worked for the railroad, the Wood Workers Union and retired as a custodian at Hermiston High School.
He loved visiting with people and could often be seen sitting on his walker in his yard, waving to people as they drove by or talking with others as they walked by. Clarence was a member of the Hermiston Assembly of God, the Columbia Grange and former member of the Eagles Lodge.
He is survived by his wife Edna Collyer, Hermiston, Ore.; children Ron of Hermiston, Ore., Judy of Irrigon, Ore., Wally of West Richland, Wash., Crystal of Kennewick, Wash., and Brad of Sunnyside, Wash.; stepchildren Iris Brood, Emily Mellick, Herbert (Rose) Brood and David Brood, all of Hermiston, Ore., Ellen (Vern) Scarrow, Bridgeport, Neb., and Ruth Eddy, Vancouver, Wash.; special grandson Jason Collyer, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Oberta; son Carl Collyer; daughter-in-law Beth Collyer; stepdaughter Susanna Brood; three great-grandsons, Andrew, Eric and Zander; brothers Vernon John and Earl John; and sisters Sylvia Cheatem and Patricia Bittle.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 12 noon at Burns Mortuary chapel, Hermiston, Oregon. Burial will follow at the Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Oregon.
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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon, is in care of arrangements.