77 year old Paul Eckman died on Christmas Day of cancer.
The husband of former Bend City councilor Kahtie Eckman had been a neurologist in the Bend area since the mid 1970's.
Kathie says she'll miss her hsuband of nearly twenty years.
"To me Paul was bigger than life. First he was a physically large man, 6'3", 250 pounds. He had a large booming voice. That's probably what I'm going to miss the most. He was also a walking encyclopedia. Sometimes I think he made stuff up. He was very intelligent, had high ethical values and was an amazing doctor. He took time with patients. He's just an amazing person."
A Memorial Service for Paul Eckman will be held at the Mormon Church on Shevlin Park in Bend on Saturday at 2 P.M., followed by a reception at Awbrey Glen.