Orville Dee Shirley, 79, of La Grande, died June 2, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
Cremation will take place at Eastern Oregon Pioneer Crematory in Baker City. Burial of the cremated remains will be later at the Enterprise Cemetery.
Orville as born on Oct. 21, 1926, at Wallowa to Chet and Lady Clair Mabor Shirley. He lived at Enterprise until age 15 when the family moved to the Willamette Valley.
He worked in the Oregon shipyards during the war. He later made his career in the timber industry as a log truck driver and millwright. He took a position with Boise Cascade in La Grande where he worked until his retirement.
Orville enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also liked working with automobiles, of which he had several.
Survivors include his sons, Dee Allan Shirley and George Lee Shirley, both of La Grande.
Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 9, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor