Darrell Ley, 58, died April 19, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center after battling a brain tumor.
A Celebration of Life and graveside military service will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Friends are invited to join the family for a reception to be held at the V.F.W. Hall following the service.
Darrell Ray Ley was born on June 19, 1944, at Portland to Calvin and Wynette Davis Ley.
He was raised in Portland and, following graduation from Madison High School, he enlisted in the Navy from 1964 to 1968 and served in Vietnam. During the past few years, Darrell helped to remodel the old Eltrym Theatre in Baker City. After the completion of the remodel, he went to work for Mt. West Moving Company in La Grande.
Darrell was nicknamed “The Terminator.” This nickname was bestowed upon him because “once they gave him a job, it was good as done.” He was very good at his work. He enjoyed the Trail Blazers, bowling and “playing the machines.”
Darrell would do anything for his friends and family. He will be missed so very much.
Darrell is survived by his 12-year-old son Jayme of Maine, his mother Wynette Ley and brother Terry Ley, “Bob” the family dog, numerous relatives and best friends Marilee and Pam.
He was preceded in death by his father Dick who passed away in Baker City in 1989.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Care Center in care of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 28, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor