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Obituary: Marion Dale “PETE” Spencer

October 24, 1926 – December 28, 2017

Marion Dale “PETE” Spencer, 91 of Jerome passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at Creekside Assisted Living Center.

Pete was born on Oct. 24, 1926, in LaGrande, Oregon the son of George L. and Dora A. Geiger Spencer. He was raised and educated in Oregon, and after graduation, Pete worked various jobs including logging and driving truck.

He married Lucile Chandler on Jan. 13, 1946 in Fruitdale, Oregon at Lucile’s parents’ home. In 1957 they moved to Jerome and have lived there ever since.

Pete enjoyed fishing, hunting, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Lucile, his children Sandra (Kirt) Ambrose, Donna (Charles) Garnier, Dale (Heidi) Spencer, Richard Spencer, and Lisa (Larry) Burton, 11 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, 1 sister, a daughter Mariann Avery, a son-in-law Kirt, and a daughter-in-law Heidi.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Demaray’s Jerome Memorial Chapel. Viewing will be held on Tuesday from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to donor’s choice.

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