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Obituaries for Nov. 19, 2010
Larry Joseph Vandehey, 84, of Haines, died Nov. 16, 2010, at his home.
His memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Forest Grove.
Larry was born on March 6, 1926, at Roy to George P. and Mary Vandervelden Vandehey. He was educated at Verboort, graduating in 1944. He also attended Mount Angel Seminary for one year.
He was a cabinetmaker and retired in 1995. Larry was active politically and environmentally in Washington County.
Even though he home schooled his children, he was a member of Jewell School Board. He was a self-taught electrician.
He enjoyed doing dollar bill oragami, gardening and mining. He was a member of the Forest Grove Elks Lodge; Sons of American Legion, Post 41, of Baker City and a charter member of Eastern Oregon Mining Association.
Survivors include his wife, Julie Johnson of Haines; his children, David Sheelar of Salem, Dana Wheeler and her husband, Dean, of Lebanon, Neil Vandehey and his wife, Sue, of Vernonia, Paul Vandehey and his wife, Shirley, of Baker City, Graham Vandehey of North Powder, Bonnie Boylan of Castle Rock, and Daniel Todd; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by wives, Sue Graham and Elaine Todd; a son, Ward Vandehey; and stepson, Lynn Sheelar.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Angel Seminary or Eastern Oregon Mining Association through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.