Tom Boyer, 65, of Canyon City passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. A graveside service will be held Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Andrews Catholic Cemetery in Canyon City, Oregon.
Thomas Keith Boyer was born April 4, 1954 in Dallas, Oregon to Roger Clark Boyer and Mary Sue Boyer (McCord). He was the third child born in his family, joining his brother David and his sister Susan. He had a younger brother Byron that was to follow.
He grew up and went to school in Klamath Falls, Oregon before moving with his family to John Day at age 16. Tom graduated from Grant Union High School in 1972 and went on to join the U.S. Navy. After his discharge he worked a variety construction and timber jobs before going to work for the town of Canyon City in 1984 retiring in 2012.
He met Elizabeth Pereira, his best friend and life partner in the fall of 1980. They were married on January 28, 1984 in Reno, Nevada and had one son, Cody, in 1986.
Tom enjoyed life. He loved fishing, hunting, hiking, camping and working on his home. He spent many years coaching youth baseball and soccer. He loved riding his 2004 Harley Davidson Sportster and took many trips with Elizabeth over the years creating wonderful memories of adventures together on the road.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Boyer; son, Cody (Natasha) Boyer; brothers, Byron (Sheree) Boyer and David (Trish) Boyer; sister, Susan (Rick) Beer; mother, Mary Sue Boyer; step-grandson, Logan Hembling and grand-daughter, Ella Wren, due in January 2020. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.