Retha F. Gryder 72, a resident of Bend, OR and former Baker City, OR resident died Wednesday, November 18, 2020, in Bend, OR. At her request, cremation was held. Services under the direction of Coles Tribute Center.
Ms. Gryder was born February 7, 1948, in Phoenix, AZ, a daughter of Roland F. & Betty A. (Ballance) Griswold. She was raised in Salem and Canby, OR, and received her education in various locations of Oregon coming to Baker City from Union, OR in April of 1970.
Ms. Gryder received her CNA in Baker City in 1982 and worked in the Cedar Manor Nursing Home for a while before working for private patients for several years. She became disabled and then turned her energies into doing crafting projects and enjoying her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen and Karen Gryder, and a son, David Gryder; grandchildren; Ryan, Aaron, Austin, Christopher, Michael, and Brandon.
She was preceded in death by her mother and a son, Rick.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions in her memory may direct them to a charity of one's choice; this may be done through the Coles Tribute Center 1950 Place St. Baker City, OR 97814.
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