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Joe McBroom

April 13, 2018
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Joe McBroom, 58, passed away April 13, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held at the VFW Hall In Baker City on May 19, 2018 from 1 - 4 p.m.   There will be a potluck style buffet, so if able to do so please bring a dish of your choosing. Beverages will be available for The VFW Hall is located at 2005 Valley Ave. Baker City, Oregon.  For those who would like to make a memorial donation in honor of Joe, may do so to help defray his service expenses through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences can be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com

Joe was born October 27,1959 in Seville, Spain while his father was serving in the military 115 Air Force. The family settled in Baker City where he attended school and graduated from Baker Senior High in 1978. He participated in many sports including football, baseball and wrestling. He continued on with his education graduated from Colorado Carpenter Apprenticeship Program in 1981. Moving back to Baker he worked at many different occupations, one of which was sharing a passion for mining with his father. Carpenter, millwright, steel fabricator, logger and trucker to name a few. In 1986 while working at Tasty Bake he met who would end up becoming his partner in life for the next 32 years. Married in August of 1986 he took on the role of husband and father and dedicated the rest of his life to his family. Faithful, loving husband and very proud father.

He seriously did not like cows but was offered a job which eventually led to 15 years of a new way of life in the Keating Valley for the Phillips Ranch. There he became a rancher, farmer, mechanic and best of all cow handler. Moving on he invested in a new home with his family in Pleasant Valley and spent the next ten years. While residing there he embarked on a new job with 'Radford Trucking where he would become a truck driver for the next 15+ years. Having des like mining, hunting, fishing would fit right in with his passions which were his family, friends and love of life. He was also a very good chess player and would often teach and challenge his young son. Quiet time he also loved his books.

To all who knew him he was a "gentle giant" and left a positive impact on all who he ever met. Very patient man, full of life, easy going, compassionate, loving, hardworking, dedicated and the list goes on.

Joe was preceded in death by his father Carlon McBroom, brother-in-law Owen Wendt, brother in-in-law Dave Green, father-in-law Bill Munkers, life-long best friend Lyle Corcoran and nephew Travis McCue.

He is survived by his son Cody McCue, wife Debbie McBroom, mother Ellen McBroom, sister Anita Wendt, sister Sue Green and brother Larry McBroom with his wife Paula. He was also blessed with an extended family of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

The one word that best describes him from all would be "amazing". With a heart as big as he was and so full of life that he lived to the fullest all we can ask is to please remember him with the warmest of thoughts.

 

 

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