Todd Bernard McCreery
Todd Bernard McCreery passed away surrounded by his children on May 22, 2020, at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon. Todd was born in Portland, Oregon, May 6, 1954, to William Lester McCreery and Glenola Mae Hollister McCreery.
At an early age, his family moved to Madras, where his parents owned a men's clothing store. Todd went through school in Madras, and graduated from Madras High School in 1972. During this time, he was drawn to the athletic arena. He excelled in basketball, baseball, and track and field. Baseball was his first passion.
Todd married Lauren Burr in 1975 in Bend.
Todd was a concrete contractor, and worked with companies that took his family to California, Colorado, Idaho, and back to Central Oregon. During those years, their four children were born. Of all the roles he would fulfill throughout his life, his role as a father was most dear to him. Todd loved supporting his children with their sports activities, and taking them camping. He coached them one year in baseball when that was the only way they could play. He told great stories about that experience, including asking a complaining mother about her address so he could drop off the equipment at her house.
The outdoors called to Todd. He climbed several Cascade peaks and loved biking; including the STP ride from Seattle to Portland which he completed three times. When camping, he was the renowned cook, specializing in breakfast with his famous lattice bacon and veggie scramble.
He was generous and quick to help others. When his boys were in high school, he volunteered his time and materials to make improvements to the facilities. Much of the concrete work at Mountain View High School's track and field bears his touch. He helped family and friends with building projects however he could, sometimes without an invitation to do so!
Todd's family remembers his humor and joy in creating fun times. He could make a trip to the grocery store a grand adventure. His laugh was contagious, and his heart was vastly deep. Todd has taught us that the lessons of life, love, and family are simple but not always easy, and always worth the effort. Those of us lucky enough to be touched by his love remain forever changed and forever grateful.
Todd is survived by his children, Trevor (Rachelle) McCreery of Bend, Neil (Melissa) McCreery of Cambridge, England, Kaitlin McCreery of Portland, and Scott McCreery of Bend. His grandchildren are Launa, Cian, Ledger, Marshall, Ileigh McCreery of Bend, and Teagan and Poppy McCreery of Cambridge, England. Todd's siblings are William (Vickie) McCreery of Vancouver, Washington, and Susan McCreery Finlay of Centralia, Washington. His significant other, Stacey Snow, lives in Culver, Oregon.
Todd's celebration of life is scheduled for Saturday, August 29 at 3:00 p.m., in Madras at Sahalee Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Three Rivers Humane Society in Madras, Oregon. www.threerivershs. org or PO Box 66 Madras, OR 97741.