Harley Wallace Chandler died Oct. 22, 2006, at Walla Walla General Hospital. He was 73.
Mr. Chandler was born July 10, 1933, in Joseph to Oscar and Gladys Ballantine Chandler. He moved with his family to the Milton-Freewater/Weston area in 1946 and attended schools in Joseph and Milton-Freewater. He graduated from McLoughlin Union High School and earned an associate of arts degree in heating and air conditioning from Walla Walla Commiunity College.
Mr. Chandler joined the U.S. Navy at 17 and served in San Diego and in The Philippines. He was discharged from the service and worked two years with the Austin, Texas, city fire department.
On June 10, 1966, he and Shirley Castle married in Pasco. He worked many years on area ranches as a farm manager. The Chandlers also owned and operated a house painting business. He enjoyed time with his large, extended family and readily gave a hand to those needing help. He was rarely seen without a smile.
Survivors include his wife Shirley; three sisters Frances Wingfield of Enterprise, Myrtle DeLyria of Lostine and Elizabeth Skip McCune of Ellensburg and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers Richard, Harry and infant Matthew and three sisters Mary Duvall, Florence Duvall French and Alice Key.
Services have been held.
Memorial may be made to the American Heart Association through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St., Walla Walla, Wash.
Wallowa County Chieftain – November 9, 2006