pictures biography [March 21, 2010]
PLEASANT HILL — A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Eugene for Dan Allan Graham of Pleasant Hill, who died Feb. 26 of injuries sustained in a snow skiing accident. He was 80.
He was born June 2, 1929, in Eugene to Frank and Mildred Schwyhart Graham. He married Marilyn Burris on March 22, 1952, in Salem.
Graham graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1947 and from Oregon State University College of Forestry Engineering in 1951. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1951 to 1953. He worked as a lumberman at Hills Creek Lumber Company in Jasper.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Jean Graham-Jones of New York City and Mary Graham-Baker of Dallas, Texas; two sons, Thomas of Reno, Nev., and Douglas of West Linn; a sister, Anne Graham-Schneider of Oregon City; a brother, Robert of Bend; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements by Independent Professional Services Mortuary and Cremation in Salt Lake City, Utah. Remembrances to the Dan A. Graham Scholarship in Forest Engineering or the Jonathan Casey Baseball Scholarship Endowment Fund through the Oregon State University Foundation in Corvallis.
Alvin Lane Lindley
passed away at his home from age-related causes on April 30, 2015. He is survived by his wife of sixty-five years Betty Lou Neet Lindley, daughter Jan Lindley Smith, and sons Chris, Kelly, and Marty, grandchildren, Kristen, Karen, Brandon, Melissa, Tyler and Claryn and one great-grandchild, Katelyn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thelma and Arthur Lindley.
Al was born on July 5, 1929 in Eugene, Oregon. He graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1947 and attended Oregon State University for one year. He was the owner/operator of Lindley Shell Service Station on Franklin Boulevard for 20 years, employing many U of O students and even driving an ambulance on an as-needed basis. Al then became partner in his family-operated lumber mill, Kimball Brothers Lumber Company, in Dexter, Oregon.
After the mill was sold in 1974, Al founded Amusement Unlimited, a coin operated game company, which he successfully managed for over 35 years. Being a skilled entrepreneur, Al was also active in several other business ventures over the years. He was also a loyal Duck fan and a long time member of the Duck Athletic Fund.
Al was a generous, kind, and loving husband, father, grandfather and employer who embraced his faith and embodied the phrase "family man". He will be terribly missed.