Eric Tyler Lengel, age 15, of Grants Pass, Ore., died Monday, January 17, 2011, at his home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.since1928hull.com.

Eric attended Grants Pass High School's Special Education program. One of Eric's jobs was to deliver snacks and lunches to his classmates. Eric loved learning new challenges like folding clothes and computer work, but most of all he loved his teachers at GPHS, his school bus driver, and assistant. Eric loved people, music, dancing, Barney videos, and being social. Eric was cute and crafty, especially sneaking a snack seemingly far beyond his reach.

Survivors include his father, Rick Lengel; stepmom, Molly; step-brother, Brigger; his mother, Juli; and sister, Andrea, all of Grants Pass, Ore.; very special parents, Dean and Darla Nehf, of Murphy, Ore.; paternal grandfather, Ted Lengel (Connie Perett), of LaVerne, Calif.; maternal grandparents, Fay and Larry Lawson, of Monmouth, Ore.; maternal grandparents, Vernon and Ethel Gibney, of Salem, Ore.; aunts and uncles, Tammy, Terry, Brett, Doug, Rani, Kerry; and cousins.