Ray Lowell Greathouse Sr., 66, of Hereford, died Jan. 16, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
His memorial service will be later at the Oregon Coast. His body was cremated by Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Crematory.
Mr. Greathouse was born on March 21, 1934, at Pekin, Ill. He graduated from high school in 1952 at Armington, Ill. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Eagles, Aerie 1664, and the Elks Lodge, No. 2105.
He was a long-haul truckdriver for 32 years. He drove log truck locally for Don Cate and FJF Trucking.
He married his wife, Jana, on Dec. 9, 1989. He loved to play country music and played locally and was known as The Country Gold Band. His hobbies were gold mining, playing music and camping.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ford Greathouse; and his brother, Robert Greathouse.
Survivors include his wife, Jana Greathouse of Hereford; his mother, Evelyn Greathouse of Siletz; a sister, Bette Turner; five sons, Raymond Jr., Jeff, David, Mike and Todd; a daughter, Kathy; two stepchildren, Jennifer Miller and Kenneth Paul; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 19, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor