Domby, Paul – Obituary

Paul Domby, 83, of Ontario, died March 6, 2005, at Holy Rosary Medical Center in Ontario.

His graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Evergreen Cemetery in Ontario. Paul’s grandson, Maj. Brad S. Domby will officiate. There will be a public viewing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lienkaemper Chapel in Ontario.

Paul was born at home in Malheur on Feb. 1, 1922, to Stephen H. and Ella Kish Domby. He attended Ontario schools and married Joey Genevieve Larson on Jan. 1, 1943, at Weiser, Idaho.

He joined the U.S. Navy in 1941 at Baker City and was later stationed at Pasco, Wash., Klamath Falls, and San Bruno, Calif. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II and spent most of his time in the Philippines as Storekeeper 3rd Class.

After being discharged in 1945, he worked for his brother, Frances, on the homestead at Malheur. Later he worked for the Oregon State Highway Department for three years. He then turned his hand to farming and ranching on Porter’s Flat and took a second job at the Oregon Portland Cement Co. at Lime, where he worked for 25 years.

In 1979, he retired from the cement company early after the plant moved to Durkee. After farming on Porter’s Flat for about 50 years, he moved in with his daughter, Marcia, in Ontario in the fall of 1997.

The family expressed appreciation to the nurses and doctors at Holy Rosary Medical Center and the nurses at Holy Rosary Home Care for their compassion in caring for their father and grandfather. He was deeply loved by his family and friends and will always be remembered for his love of gardening, they said. His witty sense of humor and sparkling eyes will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joey; his grandson, Jason Jackson; and his son-in-law, Melvin Tucker.

Survivors include his four children and their spouses, Steven and Glenda Domby of Weiser, Marcia and Earl Adams of Ontario, Christie and Celestino Hernandez of Ontario, and John and Tess Domby of San Diego; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 11, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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