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Warren G. (Jerry) Auyer

January 4, 1930 ~ May 19, 2020

Jerry Auyer died May 19, 2020 in Kennewick, Washington. He was born on January 4, 1930, in Syracuse, New York, to Warren H. and Barbara Walter Auyer. He graduated from Baldwinsville Academy and Central School in 1948 and Syracuse University in 1952.

His 43-year newspaper career began with employment as an advertising sales rep with Brown Newspapers in Baldwinsville, New York, and included newspapers in Flagstaff, Arizona, and The Dalles, Oregon. In 1966 he and wife ZaDean Pearson Auyer purchased The Malheur Enterprise in Vale, Oregon, which they published for 30 years before selling in 1996. He was a familiar sight on his bicycle, peddling around town with his camera and notebook collecting news stories and selling advertising.

These 30 years were transition years . . .