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Bruce Richard Sharrah

February 16, 1937 ~ April 2, 2019 (age 82)


Bruce Richard Sharrah, 82, of Baker City, Oregon passed away at his residence on April 2, 2019.  A private family graveside service was held on April 5, 2019, at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Baker City, Oregon. 

On February 16, 1937, in Madrid, Nebraska Albert and Amy (Anderson) Sharrah were pleased to welcome their son Bruce to their family.  Bruce attended high school at Pendleton, Oregon graduating in 1955 and Oregon State University graduating with a BS in Pharmacy Science.  He joined the Navy Reserves and spent eight years serving his country. 

Bruce married Beverly J. Foster in Oregon City, Oregon on December 9, 1984.  He worked for Payless for 33 years and he owned a Dairy Queen in Gladstone, Oregon for six and a half years. Beverly and Bruce moved to Baker City, Oregon in the early 1990s for Bruce to work as a pharmacist at Safeway.  He also worked at Rite Aid and Albertsons before retiring in 2009.

He was the best Papa to his children and grandchildren and a wonderful husband to Beverly for 34 years.  Bruce and Beverly were snow-birds traveling to Arizona each winter for 15 years.  Bruce loved nature and being outdoors.  He loved hunting, fishing and exploring new places to proudly share with his family.  He was a member of the Elks and the Rotary in Oregon City.

Bruce is survived by his loving wife Beverly Sharrah of Baker City, Oregon; step-son Kenneth (Rachel) Brown of Port Orchard, Washington; his sons Douglas Sharrah of Baker City, Oregon, David (Soe Soe) Sharrah of Myanmar, and Jeff Sharrah of Baker City; step-daughter Carla (Michael Cox) Watkins of Vancouver, Washington.  He is also survived by his sister-in-law Delnita Sharrah of Black Diamond, Washington, eight grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents Albert and Amy Sharrah; brother Ray Sharrah, and his step-son Robert Brown.

Should friends and family desire, memorial contributions may be made to Heart 'n Home Hospice through Coles Tribute Center at 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR  97814.

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