James Getz passed away on March 6, 2014 in Medford, Oregon
after suffering a severe asthma attack. He was 30 years of
was born on March 22, 1983 in Portland, Oregon, the son of
Tina Brusasco and Brad Getz. Branny was raised in the
Beaverton area after his parents divorced several years later.
He later relocated to his motherís hometown of Mill City,
attending Santiam High School. He finished high school at
Stayton after his mother married Mike Carr, the little family
settling in the Stayton OR area.
Branny had a
wandering and curious soul; traveling from Salem, Oregon to
Cordova, Alaska, and then spending several years camping on
the beaches of Hawaii. After a trek to the Grand Canyon in
Arizona, Branny came home to the Santiam Canyon, finally
settling in the Ashland area. Always full of stories to tell
and a very gregarious way of telling them, Branny made
life-long friends where ever he traveled.
He was blessed with
a daughter; Maizey Willow Getz, who was born on the Ďlove
holidayí, February 14, 2011. She was the light of her
leaves behind many who loved and cherished him; daughter
Maizey, mother Tina (Mike) Carr; of Stayton, step-sister,
Alisha Carr of Mill City; step-brother, Brandon Carr of Erin,
TN; half-sister Kelli Hayes of Mesa Arizona; grandparents,
Pete and Riwa Brusasco of Mill City, Barbara Getz of Forest
Grove and Jerry and Kathy Carr of Sublimity; beloved aunties
and uncles, Tree and Mark Fredrickson of Mill City, Tammy
Brusasco of Lebanon, Angie and Butch Clark, Minta Sloan,
Branny Katlong and Danny Katlong, all of Mill City, Bill and
Deborah Burton of Forest Grove, Bill and Desiree Peoples of
Hillsboro and his many cousins.
celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday March 11,
2014 at 1:00 pm at New Hope Community Church on 657 N 2nd Ave
Stayton OR. Everyone is invited to attend. Branny will be laid
to rest in the Fox Valley Cemetery in Lyons OR at a later
lieu of ﬂowers, the family suggests making a donation
to his daughter Maizey in honor of Branny. Donations can be
mailed to: Tina Carr PO Box 652 Stayton OR 97383.
family, North Santiam
Funeral Service, Stayton.