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Obituaries for Jan. 11, 2012
David Wynne MacManiman, 81, of Corvallis, died Jan. 6 at his home following a traumatic brain injury suffered from a fall.
Services will be conducted by the Oregon State Police Honor Guard at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Benton County Fairgrounds Auditorium in Corvallis. His ashes will be placed at a later date at Prairie Creek-Joseph Cemetery in Wallowa County.
Dave was born in Baker to Wynne and Beth (Ashley) MacManiman. His parents worked the family farm near Halfway. He attended schools in Halfway and Portland, and graduated from Joseph High School in 1949.
As a young man, Dave worked for the Lazy-T Dude Ranch as a guide in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1949, attended Navy Sonar School, and was stationed on the USS Walker DDE-517, attaining the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class.
After his discharge in November 1953, Dave attended Multnomah College in Portland, where he studied electronics. He joined the Oregon State Police on June 15, 1954, and served in Baker and Reedsport before moving to Corvallis in 1968, where he served as Station Commander until his retirement on Jan. 1, 1983, with the rank of Lieutenant.
After retirement, he worked for the Shutterbug Camera stores in Corvallis and Albany, owned and operated Beaver State Photography, and worked part time for Wilson Motors from 1986 until 2004.
Dave was a life member of the National Rifle Association, Good Sam RV Club, the North American Hunting Club, AARP, Boy Scouts of America, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Varmint Hunters Association, and the Corvallis Elks Lodge No. 1413, where he was active in the rifle range activities.
He loved photography, bird watching, bicycling, camping, scouting and hunting.
He was the recipient of several civic awards including: Conservationist of the Year awarded by the Oregon State Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Benton District Scouting Award of Merit, and Scouting’s Oregon Trail Council Silver Beaver Award.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Charlene (Warnock) MacManiman; daughters: Valerie MacManiman of Springfield, Audrey Reddington, of Randle, Wash., and Angela Porterfield of Bend; son David C. MacManiman of Baker City; brother, Robert MacManiman of Coos Bay; sister Shannon Gibbs of North Richland Hills, Texas; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to The Nature Conservancy or the National Parkinson’s Foundation.
Arrangements were made with DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home and Crematory, www.demossdurdan.com.
Melvin Eugene “Bud” Neill, 69, of Baker City, died Jan. 4, 2012, at the Veterans Hospital in Boise after a battle with cancer.
There will be a gathering to honor Bud on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge, 2935 H St.
Bud was born on April 12, 1942, at Weiser, Idaho. He spent one hitch in the U.S. Navy. He later worked as a meatcutter for Albertsons for years. Heart and lung problems forced him into early retirement. Bud loved to fish, so in 2006 he and his longtime love, Jan, took on the job as camp hosts at Pilcher Creek, Wolf Creek and Thief Valley reservoirs during summers. Jan plans to continue on as the host.
Bud is also survived by his son, Chris Neill of Boise; daughter, Julie Fuzi of Boise; grandchildren: Jake Fuzi of Baker City, Kylie Munds and her husband, Thomas, of Boise, and Krysta Neill of Boise; and two great-grandchildren.