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Jack Pfaff

February 4, 2021


Jack Pfaff, 66, formerly of Baker City died at his home in Richland, Oregon on February 4, 2021.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Jack Albert Pfaff was born May 8, 1954 in Tacoma, Washington.  He was raised and educated in Spanaway Washington. He attended Bethel High School and earned his GED when he went into the Army.

Jack served in the US Army Signal Battalion from 1971-1975. He was stationed in Kaiserslautern, Germany and later Fort Hood, Texas.

Jack met Nancy Young in Roy, WA at a Roy Rodeo Dance.   They were married on September 21, 1971.

Jack began his working career as a house painter with his parents. In the US Army he learned all phases of construction and worked doing miscellaneous projects.  Jack joined the Baker County Police as a reserve officer. He loved this job and later became Chief of Police for Huntington, OR. He then moved to Burns, OR where he was a patrol officer for the Burns City Police and a Police Sargent for the Burns Tribal Police before he retired.

Jack enjoyed archery, hunting, fishing and telling all of his favorite stories.  He loved to ride horses and bulls. He rodeoed in his younger days around Tacoma and the European Rodeo Association.

Jack was preceded in death by his son Jesse James Pfaff; parents John and Sadie Pfaff, brother Chuck Pfaff, Sisters Betty Pierson, Kathy Biehl, and Joanne Tharpe; grandchild Alexis Shepard.

He is survived by his wife Nancy Pfaff of 49 years; daughter Jacquin (Bryon) Shepard; son Buddy (Bridgette) Pfaff; Brothers John, Jim, Rick, and Fred Pfaff; sister Dorothy Sisson; grandchildren Jesse, Cameron, Jacob, Raylin, Bailie, Davon, Jayden, Ashley, and Tyler; great grands Ariel, Adan, and Elijah.

For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Jack the family suggests the National Autism Society through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences can be shared at


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