Langrell, John Ronald, Jr. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon

John Ronald Langrell, Jr., 76, a longtime Forest Grove resident, and a former Baker City resident, died Monday, March 27.

At his request, no services will be held.

John was born Sept. 23, 1929, in Baker City to John Ronald Langrell and Bertha (Riggs) Langrell. He was raised and educated in Baker City, Dayton, Wash., Portland and Salem. John graduated from Salem High School and received his bachelor’s degree in forestry from Oregon State College (now known as Oregon State University).

John was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force.

While a teen-ager, John worked during the summers for the Oregon State Forestry Department. John began his full-time career with the Oregon State Forestry Department in 1958, culminating his career as director of fire protection and prevention. Following his retirement in 1987, John was employed by Chemonics Industries of Phoenix. John retired from Chemonics in 1994.

John loved the out-of-doors and had many diverse interests. He hand-crafted several pieces of furniture, and he constructed the rigging for his commercial fishing boat during the 1970s. During his retirement years John’s passion was flyfishing, and he traveled to Idaho, Montana and Eastern Oregon and Washington.

John is survived by his wife, Cheryl Y. Langrell; three children and their spouses; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Joe Anna Morris.

The family suggests that remembrances in John’s memory be made to the American Cancer Society, 0330 S.W. Curry St., Portland, OR 97201.

Tualatin Valley Funeral Alternatives in Hillsboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 31, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


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

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