Jerry R. Brosnan, 45, of Baker City passed away at his residence on February 5, 2016. A public graveside service is scheduled for Thursday February 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the Heppner Masonic Cemetery in Heppner, OR. Arrangements are being made through Gray's West & Co.\n\nJerry was born on September 26, 1970 to Edward and Lorraine (Harnden) Brosnan in Pendleton, OR. He attended high school in Heppner. He was a member of 4-H throughout grade school and Jerry played football and ran track in high school. Jerry was also a member of the Catholic Church.\n\nFrom 1995- 2000, Jerry worked in the timber industry as a logger for McCarty Logging, and from 2000-2005 he worked for the Walmart Distribution Center as a forklift operator. After suffering a traumatic head injury, Jerry spent a year at Elks Rehabilitation learning to walk and talk again. In a year's time, he had improved enough to live independently and was able to go back to work as a logger, which he dearly loved. Learning to live again was his greatest accomplishment and one he did very successfully until his death.\n\nFishing, hunting, trips to the ocean, cattle drives, night herding cattle, and traveling were among his favorite things. Jerry was also a very talented gardener and you could always count on him to send you home with a bag of tomatoes! He was also very generous and loved to share with family and friends.\n\nJerry is survived by his mother Lorraine F. Brosnan of Baker City, sister Dyann L. Brosnan and Greg McCarty of Baker City, brother Michael (Mike) E. and Dawn Brosnan of Heppner, brother James (Jim) D. and Carolyn Brosnan of Barboursville, Virginia, and brother Mark A. and Sally Brosnan of Lexington. He is also survived by his nephews; Clay McCarty, Ben McCarty, Brent Brosnan, Zachary Brosnan and his nieces; Jolee McCarty and Kaity Brosnan.\n\nHe is preceded in death by his father, Edward M. Brosnan.\n\nMemorial contributions may be made in honor of Jerry to the Heppner Catholic Church and/or the Elks Rehabilitation center through Gray's West & Co. 1500 Dewey Ave. Baker City, OR 97814.