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David E. Clegg

Published on April 11, 2017 3:20PM


David Elmo Clegg

Jan. 18, 1954 –– April 2, 2017

David E. Clegg, 63, of Enterprise, passed away unexpectedly at his home on April 2, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, April 15, at the First Baptist Church of Enterprise with Garry Wagner officiating.

Military Honors will be held at the Enterprise Cemetery immediately following the service with dinner at the church.

David was born Jan. 18,1954, in Baker, Ore. — 11 minutes after his sister, Debbie. His parents were Robert Elmo and Oretta Mae (Hearing) Clegg.

He attended Enterprise Grade School and graduated from Enterprise High School in 1972. He was a member of the high school choir and band. He played sports as an Enterprise “Savage” on the football and golf teams.

On Valentine’s Day 1974, David enlisted in the U.S. Navy Seabees. He was stationed at Port Hueneme Calif.; Adak, Alaska; Midway Island and Okinawa. He was honorably discharged in 1978.

After the military, he worked at Tektronix in Beaverton, Kellermann Logging in Joseph, Wallowa County Nursing Home and the Wallowa Valley Senior Living Center. During this time, he also helped out at the Enterprise Laundromat.

The last three years he provided in-home care for the state of Oregon and private clients. David really enjoyed his work and had a reputation for being a compassionate caregiver. He and his clients enjoyed each other’s company.

David liked hunting, fishing, camping, four-wheeling and especially visiting with everyone he met. He enjoyed traveling with his best friend, John Evans. David was a member of the Wallowa County Band.

He attended the First Baptist Church of Enterprise and participated in activities with people there. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

Survivors include his brothers, Jim (Roselyn) Clegg and Ron Clegg of Enterprise, twin sister Debbie (Ron) Kellermann of Joseph. Other survivors include nephew Deron (Athena) Clegg of Salem, neice Amber Clegg and husband Chris Munson of Bend, great neice Kadyn Clegg of Salem, and cousin Jerry Clegg of Elgin.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Robert and Oretta Clegg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wallowa Valley Senior Living Center or First Baptist Church of Enterprise in care of Debbie Kellermann, 83131 Joseph Hwy., Joseph OR 97846.



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