A former city councilman and owner of an insurance firm here, Edward C. Bilyeu, 62, 321 Tangent St., died of a heart attack Monday at Lebanon Community Hospital.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lebanon First Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Garland Rogers and the Rev. H. D. Robeson will officiate. Burial follows at the IOOF Cemetery. Jost Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made in his memory to the First Assembly of God Church or Gideon Memorial Bibles and left at the funeral home.
Bilyeu was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the City Council in August 1959 and served until December 1967. He was born Lebanon April 3, 1916. He graduated from high school in Silverton and returned here in 1936. He was employed by the Lebanon Plywood Mill until starting his own insurance business in 1942. At the time of his death, he was the owner of Bilyeu-Miller Insurance. The company also has an office in Eugene.
He had been a member of the Lebanon City Council for seven and one-half years serving as chairman of the police committee; was named Man of the Year in 1970; had been on the Lebanon Hospital Board since its inception in 1950; was a member of the Gideon International; and Lebanon First Assembly of God Church of which he was secretary-treasurer 26 years, presently serving on the church board.
Survivors include his wife, Inez; four sons, Dale of Lebanon, Dean of Eugene, Dick of Reno, Nev., and Don of Mount Lake Terrace, Wash.; his father, George Bilyeu, Lebanon; two brothers, Harold Bilyeu, Roseburg, William Bilyeu, Renton, Wash.; two sisters, Ruth Ellston, Pasco, Wash.; Marie Jewell, Portland; and six grandchildren.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman