Douglas Lee “Doug” Talley, 64, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at his home in Parkdale, Ore., surrounded by his close friends and family. Doug was born Feb. 19, 1950, in Portland, Ore., to Andrew Talley and Marjorie J. Duckwall.
Doug grew up in the Hood River Valley and graduated from Hood River High School in 1968. After high school, he attended Mt. Hood Community College and then joined the United States Navy in 1971. He served until 1977.
Following his service in the Navy, Doug returned to Hood River and started his career at United Telephone (later Sprint and then Embarq).
He enjoyed fishing, bow hunting, wood cutting, and being with friends and family, but Doug was best known for his acts of servitude to those in need. He was a member of Shepherd of the Valley Bible Church, Appleknockers, and The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Doug is survived by his wife, Sharon; his daughter, Katie Ealy, and her children Shamas, Chandler, Liam, Owen, Jackson, and Lucy; his son, Ken Talley; his sisters Karen Owings, Linda Talley and Becky Mihelich; Michael Herren; Jacquelyn Langford and her children Kinley and Kale; and Britney Nowland and her children Kaedence and Kimber. Doug also has countless extended family members and friends who loved him dearly.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, both longtime residents of the valley.
Memorial services for Doug are planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Shepherd of the Valley Bible Church, 1631 Eighth St., Hood River, OR 97031.
Memorial contributions are encouraged to be made to the Pregnancy Resource Center and Heart of Hospice in Doug’s name.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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