Melvin George WILLEY

Melvin George WILLEY

Male 1924 - 2017  (93 years)

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  • Name Melvin George WILLEY 
    Born 8 Apr 1924  Canon City, Fremont County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Info Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Enlistment Date; 11 Dec 1942 
    Obituary Melvin George Willey
    April 8, 1924 July 28, 2017

    Melvin G. Willey passed away July 28, 2017 at the age of 93. He was born in Canon City, Colorado to George R. Willey and Mary Bowyer Willey.

    He moved to Oakridge in 1941 and entered the army during WWII. He served in the European Theatre and was awarded the Bronze Star.

    He returned home in 1946 and married Thelma M. Barnes on September 21, 1946 in Eugene, Oregon. Thelma preceded him in death February 26, 2003.

    He worked in the lumber industry as a timber faller for 40 years. He was a member of The First Christian Church of Oakridge and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and visiting with friends.

    He is survived by daughter; Carol Lenocker and her husband Thomas of Eugene, Son; James Willey and his Wife Barbara of Westfir. He is also survived by four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

    A Celebration of life is planned for Friday August 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Memorial contributions may be made to The First Christian Church of Oakridge, or Signature Hospice of Eugene.

    Services are in care of Major Family Funeral Home 
    Died 28 Jul 2017  Lane County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 93 years 
    Buried Lane Memorial Gardens, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstones
    WILLEY, Melvin George & Thelma Mae (Nee Barnes)
    WILLEY, Melvin George & Thelma Mae (Nee Barnes)
    Lane Memorial Gardens, Eugene, Lane County, USA
    Person ID I4537  Roe Family Tree
    Last Modified 16 May 2019 

    Father George Raymond WILLEY,   b. 17 Jul 1902, Yavapai, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1984, Oakridge, Lane County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Mary Viretta BOWYER,   b. 3 Jan 1907, Monument, Logan County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1999, Oakridge, Lane County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 13 Jun 1923  Canon City, Fremont County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thelma Mae BARNES,   b. 11 Jan 1926, Haines, Baker County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 2003, Lane County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 21 Sep 1946  Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 16 May 2019 
    Family ID F2340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Apr 1924 - Canon City, Fremont County, Colorado, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lane Memorial Gardens, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
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