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Donald Ray Burley

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 22nd, 2013

Donald Burley
Donald Ray Burley, 74, of Otis, Ore. died of cancer on Jan. 14, 2013.

He was born Dec. 19, 1938 to Chet and Ruth Burley in Highland Park, Mich.

He joined the Air Force before his 18th birthday and proudly served his country for two years. He went to work in the logging industry as a yarder operator in Neah Bay, Wash., where he lived for many years. He also resided in California and moved to Lincoln City around 1997. Don was married four times and was the father of four sons and four daughters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chet and Ruth Burley; and two sisters, Nora and Kathy.

He is survived by his sons, Donald “Sonny” Burley, Steven and Mike Burley all of Neah Bay, Wash., and his son Willie Burley of Vancouver, Wash.; his daughters, Rae Burley and Lisa Ramos of Neah Bay, Pam Burley of Wisconsin and Diana Burley of California; brothers, Pete and Tom who live in California; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in Don’s honor at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Eventuary, 560 Fleet St. in Lincoln City. Memorial donations may be made to the local hospice.

Bateman Pacific View is handling arrangements.

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