Darrel Sax passed away April 15, 2013, at his home near Crescent, Oregon.
Private services for family and close friends will be held at a later date.
Darrel was born Feb 10, 1935 to Elvin (Bud) and Bertha Sax near Rose Lodge, Oregon. He spent most of his school years in Central Oregon, attending high school in Redmond, until the family returned to the Oregon Coast, where he graduated from Taft High School.
He proudly served his country in the US Army from 1954-1956.
He worked in the logging industry in Oregon and Alaska. The family moved to Kennewick, WA, in the 1960’s where he worked for the State Road Department, Acme Concrete, and he also farmed near Burbank, WA. He returned to Newport, OR in the early 1980’s and worked for the Lincoln County Road Dept.
His next adventure was to travel to Indonesia where he supervised a logging operation. In 1992 he returned to Oregon and started his own business, Sax Brush Cutting, which grew from his concept to a successful company serving public and private individuals, which included clearing land and building roads.
Darrel sold Sax Brush Cutting in 2006. He and his wife, Ellen, moved to Central Oregon and completed their dream – a log home. In his retirement he volunteered for the local road district and volunteer fire department, along with helping neighbors with their building projects.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and flying an ultra-light known as a “powered parachute”.
He is survived by his wife Ellen, three daughters, Mary Kirby and Debra Sax of Kennewick, WA, and Lori (husband Roy) Masterson of Green Acres, WA; six grandchildren, and four great-granddaughters.
The family suggest memorials to Chemult Rural Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 97, Chemult, OR. 97731.
Baird Memorial Chapel of La Pine was honored to serve the family; (541) 536-5104; www.bairdmortuaries.com.
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