Junior Dale (JD) McMorran, of Parkdale, Ore., was born in Adams County, Iowa, on May 10, 1922. He passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 20, 2012, at the age of 90, surrounded by his family.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps at the end of World War II. JD retired from the Corbett School District in 1984, as the maintenance and buildings director.
JD is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Louise Bixler McMorran, also of Parkdale; daughters Linda Louise Hoke, of Madras, Ore., and Joan Dale Engebretson, of Hood River; sons Jeffrey David McMorran, of Fossil, Ore., and Scott McMorran, of Parkdale; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
JD was a dedicated husband, father and grandpa. If you had the privilege of knowing this man, count yourself blessed; a kinder, gentler soul you will not meet.
A celebration of life with military honors was held at Anderson’s Tribute Center, followed by a private burial on Monday, Sept. 24. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
Memorial contributions may be made in JD’s name to any charity organization that benefits U.S. soldiers or wounded warriors.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031.
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