Obituary: Christopher Merriam (April 30, 1989 – March 9, 2012)

Written by Submitted March 24, 2012 12:00 am

Christopher Merriam, age 22, passed away due to a hit-and-run collision, on March 9, 2012. Chris was born on April 30, 1989, in Crescent City.

He is survived by his parents, Rebecca Blaylock and Jerry Merriam Sr. Siblings, Jerry Merriam Jr., Johnathan Merriam, David Merriam, step-brother David Rosenberry, sister Jessica Blaylock and sister-in-law Jennifer Orr. Grandparents, Joyce and Robert Merriam, Marjorie and Charles Jessup. Uncles, Jim Merriam, Ben Merriam, Bill Merriam, Larry Blaylock, Jerry Blaylock, and Richard Davenport. Aunts, Joyce Davenport, Debra Rafko, Gloria Wixom, Sharron Butler, Kathy Merriam, Judy Merriam, Darlene Merriam and Penny Merriam. And many beloved friends.

Chris was a high school graduate of Sunset High of Crescent City. He chose commercial fishing for his career. Chris was an outdoorsmen and loved the beach. He was very passionate about fishing, surfing, skateboarding, eeling, frisbee golfing, and 4-wheeling in his truck. He loved physics. Most of all, Chris adored spending time with his family and friends. He was a very loved, honest, loyal and intelligent man.

The family of Chris Merriam will be holding a service at Grace Lutheran Church of Crescent City, on Saturday March 24, 2012, at 3 p.m. Followed by a celebration of life and potluck. All contributions to help the family in this desperate time of need can be made at CFCU under Rebecca Blaylock.

— Submitted by Family