Union, Union County, Oregon
Robert Clinton Sheehy, 79, of Union, died May 15, 2005, at his home in High Valley near Union.
There will be a memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Union. The Rev. Hank Albrecht officiating.
Mr. Sheehy was born on April 8, 1926, at Baker City to Hugh Francis Sheehy and Helen Merritt Holbrook Sheehy. He grew up on Swayze Creek near Durkee, attended elementary school at the Plano School, and graduated from Baker High School on May 18, 1944. He married Dona Gene Storie in Baker City on June 29, 1947. The couple moved to High Valley near Union in 1956, and were happily married for 58 years.
Mr. Sheehy served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 and was in the Marshall Islands on the atoll of Kwajalein. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve after World War II, and served until April of 1951.
He worked at the cement plant at Lime as a rock driller and then worked as a millwright at Boise Cascade in La Grande from 1968 to 1988. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Union, and enjoyed reading, ranching, and being with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Dona of Union; children, Robert and Patricia Sheehy of Thiory, France, Kathleen and Dwight Bloom of Halfway, Daniel and Meleah Sheehy of La Grande, John and Sandy Sheehy of Union, Rosemary and Kim Edd of North Bend, Theresa and Dwight Page of Sandy, Dona and Mark Servid of Baker City, Eileen and Brent Gyllenberg of Baker City, Jim and Sally Sheehy of Union, Tim Sheehy and his fiancé, Gloria Kleck, of Union, Kevin and Susie Sheehy of Union, Stephen and Susan Sheehy of Union, and Abel and Sherry Mendoza of La Grande; 32 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren; his brother, Tom Sheehy of Missoula, Mont., and formerly of Wallowa; a sister, Mary Heriza of Baker City; and a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Darlene Sheehy of Baker City.
Mr. Sheehy was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Hugh Sheehy of Durkee; and two sisters, Ruth Becker of Cove and Helen Langley of Huntington.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Helen Merritt Sheehy Bobcat Foundation Scholarship, or to the Grande Ronde Child Center, through Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, OR 97850.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 23, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor