May 26, 1961- Dec. 20, 2012
John Robert Blaylock died December 20, 2012 in Bend, Oregon.
He was born in San Jose, California on May 26, 1961. John spent his early years near San Jose, California, before moving to Redmond,
Oregon with his family in 1970. He graduated from Redmond High School in 1979. After graduation, he attended Central Oregon Community College.
John worked as a concrete finisher, living in Oregon, California, and Alaska, and for a brief time recently in North Dakota. For the past ten years he has lived in La Pine.
John met Vicki Schwartz in California and they enjoyed a loving relationship for more than twenty years. He was like a father to Vicki's daughter, Keeley Forbes.
John loved the outdoors, and trout fishing was a pastime he thoroughly enjoyed. He also liked to ski at Mt. Bachelor. He touched many people in his life, reaching out to help his friends and neighbors, and will be remembered for his smile.
John is survived by his loving spouse, Vicki Schwartz of La Pine; his mother and step-father, Nancy and Albert Roberts of Bend, Oregon; his daughter, Amber Lucke of Gridley, California; his two brothers and their wives, Tom and Loles Blaylock of Marina del Rey, California, and Terry and Jane Blaylock of Bend, Oregon.
He is also survived by Vicki's daughter, Keely Forbes and her husband, Gary of La Pine, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. John was preceded in death by his father, Donald Frederick Blaylock.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 26 from 4-7 p.m. at Pine Forest Grange, 63214 Boyd Acres Road, Bend. Food would be welcome.
Please call 541-306-1079 for more information.