Edwin J. “Eddy” Guerricagoitia, 70, of Vale, OR was born February 24, 1949 in Ontario, OR, and passed away February 1, 2020 at Nampa St. Luke's hospital surrounded by family. Eddy fought a long, hard and courageous battle with cancer.
He was the son of Florence “Swede” & Joseph Guerricagoitia and one of three siblings.
Eddy is survived by 5 kids: Kaitlynn and two children, Chad and two children, Deanna and four children, Stephanie and five children, Jim and three children. He is survived by his sisters, JoAnn and Kathy and also by 4 nieces: Carmen, Maite, Shelly and Kimberly.
After graduating from Vale High School, Eddy served in the U.S. Navy as a firefighter and was proud to assist with the Apollo 13 recovery.
He spent most of his life as a bridge foreman for the Malheur County Road Dept, although his passion was farming, BLM firefighting and operating heavy equipment with his friend and business partner Gary Kamo.
Eddy was most proud of his children and grandchildren while enjoying and participating in their sports and life events.
Lastly, Eddy enjoyed spending time with his close friends Cheri Guerricagoitia, Nancy Kamo & lifelong friend Gary Kamo.
A Celebration of Life with family and friends will be held on Feb 15, 2020 at the A-Street Tavern, 170 A. St. W., Vale, Oregon starting at 4pm. Arrangements are under the direction of the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel where an online guest book is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com
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