Partridge, Donald Doyle – Obituary

Donald Doyle Partridge, 70, of Elgin and formerly of Hermiston and Fairbanks, died March 12 at a local care center.

A memorial service will be held May 10 at 11 a.m. at the Cove Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center.

Mr. Partridge was born on Oct. 25, 1937, the son of Edward and Wilma (Clark) Partridge in Cortez, Colo. He served with the Oregon National Guard for a few years.

He married Carolyn Hartley on Aug. 16, 1971 in Reno. They lived in La Grande for a year in 1975 and then Eugene before living for 17 years in Fairbanks, Alaska, where he owned and operated a tow truck service.

When they left Fairbanks they lived in Hermiston before moving to Elgin a year ago.

Mr. Partridge was a member of the Episcopal Church and the Moose Lodge. He loved to fish and bowl and thoroughly enjoyed long, long drives, especially if he could stop and watch and count the deer and elk along the way.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Partridge of Elgin; children, Don Partridge of Waterloo, Ind., Darren Partridge of St. Louis, Cindy Delozier of Ada, Okla., and Steve Mathainey of Fairbanks; three grandchildren; father-in-law, Alford Hartley of Summerville, sisters-in-law, Eva Fay Winterton of Republic, Wash., and Aloha June Travis of Meridian, Idaho; siblings, Howard, Harold, Janice, Ed and Stanley; special friends, Walt and Elaine Welding of Sitka, Alaska, and Lora Davis of Pasco.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Don, Ken, Emma Lou and Gene.

Memorials may be made to the Don Partridge Memorial Fund in care of Daniels-Knopp, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, 97850.

La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending March 15, 2008 – Published March 14, 2008

Submitted by Dixie Ricker

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