Glenn Gary Pryse, 86, was born April 13, 1935, in Prairie City and passed away Oct. 8, 2021, at the Boise at the VA Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. A celebration of his life will be held at the Prairie City Senior Center, June 25th, 2022, starting at 2:00PM.
He graduated from Prairie City High School and attended college in Pasadena, California, before transferring to Eastern Oregon University then enlisting in the Army. Gary served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in December 1956. After his military service, he pursued his life’s passion as a timber faller for nearly 50 years. He was a successful businessman, owning multiple businesses throughout his life with his logging company being the most notable.
Above all else, Gary was a family man. He was a loving husband, brother, father, grandpa, uncle, cousin, and friend. Gary was passionate about the outdoors and loved the mountains and big timber. He was an avid hunter, gun enthusiast, and enjoyed fishing. There are not many areas in Grant County Gary had not traversed, whether hunting or logging. Gary also enjoyed sports, basketball being his favorite. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and belonged to the American Legion Post No. 106.
Gary was preceded in death by his father, John Jenkins “Jenks” Pryse; his mother, Mona Arlene Pryse; and his brother, Robert (Ronna) Pryse.
He is survived by spouse LaRue Pryse; brother Larry (Gaye) Pryse; brother Jim (Linda) Pryse; daughter Deneice Anderson; son Shaun (Tina) Pryse; son Dan (Shonelle) Pryse; daughter Amy (Robert) Allee; daughter Laura (Tim) Brown; stepson Frank Primozic; stepson John (Debbie) Primozic; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and beloved family friends.
Gary is sorely missed by his loved ones.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Legion Post No. 106, through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845