Helen Jean Heizer was born on August 24th, 1937, in Weiser, Idaho. She passed away on July 27th, 2022, at Settler’s Park Assisted Living Community in Baker City, Oregon. Memorial services for Mrs. Heizer will be held Friday, October 14, 2022, at 10:00 AM at Coles Tribute Center, Baker City, OR.
Jean married Bill Heizer in 1974 in Ontario, Oregon.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Sydney and Helen Dolores Babcock Walker, her brother Butch Walker, and by her husband, Doctor Bill Heizer, a longtime local dentist.
She is survived by her son Brent Ricks, nieces Marietta Holman and Monica Walker, nephew BJ Walker, stepchildren Dallas Kyriss, Wendy Ricks, and Kelly Baker, and step-grandson Christopher Kyriss.
Jean was a very astute businesswoman who owned and operated the Gourmet Goose in Baker City for many years. She sold everything from heating stoves to gifts and was an accomplished florist. She loved creating floral arrangements and was a very hard worker. She could often be found working side by side with Bill maintaining their many rental properties in Baker City.
Jean loved animals and always seemed to have a pet dog nearby.
For the last several years of her life, Jean attended McEwen Bible Fellowship in Sumpter Valley, where many people loved and enjoyed her. The people at that small church were blessed by her generous donation of padded pews for the entire sanctuary.
Jean and Bill enjoyed traveling and made several long trips across the country and up and down the west coast on their Gold Wing Honda.
Jean and Bill enjoyed working on and living in their secluded beautiful home at the base of the Elkhorn Mountains, complete with fish ponds, elk, deer, bear, geese, cougars, and very few neighbors!
Those wishing to make memorial contributions in her memory may direct them to Orpheum Theater or Best Friends of Baker; this may be done through the Coles Tribute Center 1950 Place St. Baker City, OR 97814.
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