|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1926|
|Death: ||Nov. 11, 1998|
Homer Lewis DeJanvier, 72, of Grants Pass, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998 at Fair View Nursing Transitional Health Center.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Newman United Methodist Church with Brett Strobel, pastor, officiating. Lumberg's L. B. Hall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born April 12, 1926, in North Bend. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy. On June 30, 1961 he married Mary Lou McCauley in Reno. He worked in parts and was a mechanic. He also worked at North Middle School as a custodian for many years.
DeJanvier was a member of the Newman United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Shriners, American Legion, Good Sam Club, National Rifle Association, Josephine County Sportsman Association, and the N.C.T.
He enjoyed camping and gardening.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Charles DeJanvier of Beaverton; daughters, Cindy Johnson of Grants Pass, and Betty Hamm of Ontario, Calif.; a brother, Gerald DeJanvier of Central Point; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
For the Grants Pass School District No. 7 Retirement Reception on May 29, 1991, Homer wrote up the following:
"I went to work at the Bus Shed about twenty-three years ago (Ray Clark was Bus Manager at that time). I drove for one school year. Thirteen years ago the first of July, I went to work for Grants Pass High School as a custodian working for Wally Friend. I worked with George Shook (deceased). I knew upholstering so I did the seat covers in the cafeteria. Later we helped take the wooden windows and frames out of the second story of the High School to have the new windows installed by Ausland Construction. I started at North Middle School in February as head Custodian nine years later Jim Zollener took over and I have been a Custodian II and III. Now in April and May am filling in as Head Custodian as Jim hurt his back lifting on the job.
I am going to do some traveling and camping. I and my wife Mary Lou have a travel trailer and we plan to enjoy it. We will be going on outings with several trailer groups we belong to. I will keep busy with my hobby which is repairing magnetos, carburetors, alternators, and starters. I plan after the first of the year to do some subbing."
Two of Homer's favorite foods were oysters and mincemeat pie.
Homer told his son a story, that during WWII God spoke to him and told him to relax, that it wasn't his time yet. Apparently he was right, because Homer not only lived through the war, but for many decades later.
Glenn Valdi DeJanvier (1901 - 1978)
Verna Bernice Shults Negus (1905 - 1959)
Mary Louise McCauley DeJanvier (1926 - 2001)
Homer Lewis DeJanvier (1926 - 1998)
Gerald Lee DeJanvier (1932 - 2008)*
SN1C, US NAVY
Eagle Point National Cemetery
Plot: Section 21 Site 1054
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Record added: Feb 25, 2000
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