La Grande, Oregon
Orville Dee Shirley, 79, of La Grande died June 2 at St. Elizabeth Health Services in Baker City. Burial will be at the Enterprise Cemetery. Gary’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Shirley was born Oct. 21, 1926, to Chet and Lady Clair Mabor Shirley in Wallowa. The family lived in Enterprise before moving to the Willamette Valley. He worked in the shipyards during World War II and later worked in the timber industry as a log-truck driver and millwright. He worked for Boise Cascade in La Grande until his retirement.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on automobiles.
Survivors include sons, Dee Allan Shirley and George Lee Shirley, both of La Grande.
The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending June 10, 2006, Published June 8, 2006