Jake Zachariah Harmon, 21, a lifelong resident of Keno, died Sunday evening, Oct. 7, 2012, from injuries he received in a truck accident.
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A gathering and visitation will be Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in Eternal Hills Funeral Home, 4711 Highway 39 in Klamath Falls, from noon to 6 p.m. A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Eternal Hills Mausoleum Chapel with Cindy Hinton as celebrant. Family and friends are invited to attend a reception at the Harmon family home immediately following the services.
Jake Zachariah Harmon was born April 27, 1991, in Klamath Falls, Ore., the only child of David Paul and Lesly Nan (Peterson) Harmon. He was raised and educated in Klamath Falls, having graduated from Henley High School in 2009. He was involved with the FFA and the Forestry Club.
He grew up helping his father in the logging business. Jake loved the outdoors and was proud to follow in his father's footsteps and work alongside his Dad. His current position was operating the Feller Buncher.
Among his favorite outdoor activities, he loved hunting elk, deer and birds. Jake liked to go fishing at Pyramid Lake and out on the ocean. He will be remembered as being a big-hearted and hardworking young man who had a gift for "telling it like it is."
Survivors include his parents David and Lesly Harmon of Keno; his best girl Katie Dexter, whom he called "Katie, My Lady"; paternal grandmother Nancy Harmon; uncle Mark Harmon; and cousins Bryan and Matthew Harmon.
Jake was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Nancy and Ernest Peterson and paternal grandfather Les Harmon.
The family suggests that remembrances be contributions made to Loggers Museum, Oregon Parks and Recreation, 725 Summer Street NE, Suite C, Salem, OR 97301, or 503-986-0707, in Jake's Memory.
The services have been entrusted to Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.
Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens
4711 Highway 39
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
Published in Herald And News from Oct. 11 to Oct. 12, 2012