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Life Tributes for the week of 2/20/19

Brandon Michael Pack

Sweet Home, Oregon resident, Brandon Michael Pack (“Bob”) was born into the arms of his mother, Cynthia Louise Christensen, on June 27, 1983, at Greenville and entered the arms of Jesus on Feb. 8, 2019, in Salem, Oregon. Tragically, he ended his own life, at the age of 35, after suffering severely with PTSD, devastating the hearts of his family and friends beyond expression.

Graduating from Greenville High School in 2002, Brandon continued his studies at Butte College, and entered the Marine Corp in 2004. Brandon served both the Marine Corp and the Army, with a combined service of fifteen years. He served as lance corporal and sergeant over his troops with pride, dedication and a deep love for his fellow soldiers.

His level of intelligence was very evident as he excelled at anything he put his mind to, from school academics to military service, where he received countless awards and commendations, respectively. He was a heavy equipment operator after attending trade school, an aircraft carrier aviation operator in the Marine Corp, and an engineer with the Army, with his final years spent working as a millwright, and as an Army reservist. He was also a treasured employee and co-worker at the local Evergreen Market in Greenville during and just following his high school days.

All those who knew and loved Brandon can tell you that he was kind, generous, loving, loyal and hard working. He had a penchant for any cause for celebration, bringing life to any party. He had a sarcastic-wit and would often garner a smirk and a twinkle in his eye if his fast-witted comment went over your head. He shared many traits with his Grandpa Pack such as a booming voice that carried loudly in any crowd, and his “jolly” personality, as he often referred to himself.

Brandon’s parents, Charles and Cynthia and his grandmother, Carole, are absolutely devastated, as are his brother, Kenyon, and sisters Katybeth and Lori and are consoled only by the knowledge that they will all be together again in eternity and by the fact that they know Brandon is resting in the loving arms of His Savior, Jesus Christ.

Brandon was predeceased by his grandfather, Jerry Wayne Pack.

He is survived by his mother and father, Cynthia and Charles Christensen, of Greenville; and grandmother, Carole Jackson, of Taylorsville. He is also survived by his brother, Kenyon Norberg, of Jacksonville, Florida; and sisters, Katy (Norberg) Jimenez, of Portland, Oregon, and Lori Lee, of Lower Lake; six nephews: Dustin, Alexander, Andrew, Aidan, and Sebastian; and two nieces: Carissa and Sydney; by his uncle, Jerry Pack, of Oregon; and by his aunts, Linda Brock, of Redding, Janiese Priore, of Greenville and Deborah Meyerhofer, of Taylorsville. He is also survived by his cousins: Dustin Pack, Kimber Pack, Trevor Crain, Shaun Priore, Nicole La Crue, Lauren (Tucker) McIntyre, Michael Tucker, Jesse Tucker, Hailey Crain, Lacy Priore, and finally his dog Lizzie, who has been placed in a loving home.

All who knew and loved Brandon are welcome to attend a celebration of life service to be held at Greenville Assembly of God Church, 102 Forgay Ave., Greenville, on Monday, March 11, at 1 p.m. Reception to follow in the church hall. All are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Vets 4 Veterans foundation at vets4veterans.com

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