David Shoemaker 1954 – 2013

Posted on February 13th in Obituaries

David Shoemaker, 58, died on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Oregon Health Science University Hospital (OHSU) in Portland.

Dave was born in Montebello, Calif., on April 15, 1954, to Ron and Wilberta Shoemaker. At the age of 3, his family moved to Oregon. The family moved to Burns when Dave was 12. He worked in his family’s parts store until his health would not allow it anymore. Dave married Mary Jo Temple in May of 1995. At that time he also became a father to Joseph.

Dave loved the outdoors and adventures. When Joseph was active in Boy Scouts, Dave was right by his side and loving every minute of it.

David is survived by his wife, Mary Jo of Burns; son, Joseph Temple-Shoemaker and fiancée Delanie Darnell; brother, Andrew of Benton City, Wash.; sisters, Shelly and husband Reed Jassmann of Sammamish, Wash., and Terri and husband Pat Ward of Hermiston; sister-in-law, Jennie Lee and husband Chris, father- and mother-in-law, Richard and Glenda Temple; nieces and nephews, Holly (Jassmann) Hall, Christopher Ward, Nicole (Ward) Malmberg, Candice (Shoemaker) Every, Terri Smith, Taylor and Megan Lee; great-nieces and nephews, Patrick Ward, Taylor Ward, Nickolas Malmberg, Whitney Malmberg, Quinn Hall and Jhett Smith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ron; mother, Willie; grandmother, Helen; and nephew, Nickolas.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Faith Baptist Church in Hines at 1 p.m.

Contributions in David Shoemaker’s memory can be made to the High Desert Park & Recreation equipment fund in care of LaFollette’s Chapel, P.O. Box 488; Burns, OR 97720.


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