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Dell N. Easton 1916-1990

Dell N. Easton, April 16, 1916 - March 9, 1990. World War II, Sgt 1st Class, 3138 Signal Motor Messenger Corps. The Dalles Chronicle, Monday, March 12, 1990, page 2... Dell N. Easton, 73, of Hood River (Oregon), born April 16, 1916 to Mr. and Mrs. J. Garfield Easton, died Friday, April 9, in Hood River. He attended schools in both Dufur (Oregon) and The Dalles. He was born and raised on the family farm in Easton Canyon near Dufur, where he spent a portion of his life working on the farm until he was drafted into the service during World War II. His first assignment was working on the Alcan Highway to Alaska. He was then transferred overseas where he became attached to the 3138th Signal Motor Messenger Corps where he served under General Patton until the end of the war. His duties included delivering messages for the Allies as well as the U.S. He was discharged at Ft. Lewis, Washington, November 27, 1943. After the war he moved to The Dalles where he met and married Virginia Painter, June 28, 1946. He moved his family to Parkdale (Oregon) in 1948 where he owned and operated an orchard until his retirement in 1965, then moved to his present residence in Hood River. He was a member of the Catholic Church and VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) post 6987. He was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, other sports and gardening. Survivors are his wife Virginia of Hood River, two daughters; Mrs. Eulahla Minshall, Mulino (Oregon); Iola Wieland of Vienna, Virginia; 5 grand children and one great grandson. Sisters are: Frances Mayer, The Dalles; Marie Hoard, Forest Grove (Oregon); Marguerite Kahre, The Dalles, Faye Schreiber, Dufur; and Beverly Walston of Selah, Washington. Preceding him in death were two brothers, Eldon and Lynn. Visiting hours are Tuesday, March 13 between 4 - 7 p.m. Services will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 p.m., Hood River with Father Martin Quigley officiating. Graveside services will follow at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in The Dalles. Written permission to reprint obituary given by The Dalles Chronicle, The Dalles, Oregon. Copied and submitted by Earline Wasser.

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Odd Fellows Cemetery, The Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon, USA

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