John Gervais

John Gervais

John Gervais, 65, of Hubbard died in Bend at the age of 65.

He was born in Corvallis to Isaac Wilkinson Gervais and Eleanor Lucille Edwards Gervais Rye.

John was a newspaper editor in several Oregon communities, a legislative lobbyist in Salem and Washington, D.C., and a professional photographer.

He loved Wallowa County and took pride as serving as a substitute editor for the Wallowa County Chieftain newspaper on occasion in the 1990s.

He was a determined and hard working legislative lobbyist and loved its process.

John was passionate about Oregon and its history. He descended from Joseph Gervais, one of Oregon's representatives at the 1843 Champoeg Meetings who settled the city of Gervais.

He loved to travel in Oregon to photograph and speak about its history.

He volunteered in Salem public schools, dressed in pioneer costume, and taught children about Oregon history.

He is survived by daughter Angela Jones of Duluth, Minn., son John Andrew Gervais, Bend, four sisters, one brother, six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A private family service was held Aug. 28, 2010.A memorial account has been set up at West Coast Bank in the name John Gervais Memorial Fund.

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