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Roy Lee Basl
December 5, 1939 – March 28, 2010

 

Stayton – Roy, 70, went to The Lord Palm Sunday morning, March 28, 2010. His loving family consisting of his wife, Janice, son Troy Magee and soon to be daughter-in-law, Dawn were at his side.

He was born, raised, lived and died on the Frank Xavier Basl Homestead located east of Stayton. Roy was the youngest of Frank Silas and Bertha Basl’s children. His parents, Frank and Bertha, brother, George, and sister Luella Nielson all preceded him in death.

After graduating from Stayton High School in 1958 he was drafted into the US Army. He was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany where he was a Quarter Master. While in Germany he completed a course and received a Certificate of Completion of Conversational German. After completing his tour of duty he returned to the Basl Hill area where he continued to live, farm and enjoy, until his death.

He worked at Norpac Canning for 42 years as a cold storage lift truck driver. He derived pleasure working to better the plight of the working person employed by Norpac foods. He was their Shop Steward as well as Vice President and Secretary of the Teamsters Local Union #670 for many years.

Roy was a very active member of St. Boniface Catholic Church until his health began to fail. He was Eucharistic Minister, Choir Member and very involved in the worship of Adoration. He was a licensed Pilot and owned his own plane for many years enjoying scaring his fellow neighbors. He belonged to the Silverton Elks, NRA (believing every American had the right to possess, own and bear arms to protect his life, family, property, neighbors and country).

He formed a Non-Profit organization (5013c) Catholic Neighbors Incorporated and helped many unwed mothers and other deserving fellow individuals. He has been Vice President and Treasurer of this corporation since its beginning.

Roy’s hobbies consisted of cutting wood, building fences (his way) RVing and basically enjoying the wonders and goodness of all God’s creation. He enjoyed best playing cards and rattling his opponents so he could win. He was a jokester and his nieces lovingly called him SCARE-ME-UNCLE!!!!

He married Julia Bailey from the Scio area and after 35 years of marriage lost her on July 20, 2005 to cancer.

He found a new love, Janice Kreitzer Magee and they got married on January 7, 2006. At the time of saying “I do” he became a father to 2 sons who loved and admired and became a father-in-law to a girl he considered to be his own daughter. He also became a grandfather and a great-grandfather of which his great-grandson, James B., was born on Roy’s birthday.

He is survived by his wife; Janice, sons: Daniel Magee (Paula) and Troy Magee (soon to-be-daughter-in-law, Dawn); 4 granddaughters Raechel, Beth, Sheana & Paige; 2 grandsons James & Jason;  grand son-in-law, Mitch;  great-granddaughter, Corrine; 2 great-grandsons, James B. and Elijah; Brother and sister-in-law: Richard and Louann Basl; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Don and Henrietta Nielson; Mother-in-law: Rosella Schuetz; 2 brother-in-laws: Dennis Kreitzer (Joanne) and Richard Kreitzer (Meera); Sister-in-law: Karlene Jensen (Todd); and first wife’s parents: Jack and Winnie Bailey, together with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Rosary will be held on Friday, April 9, 2010 at 7:00 PM and Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 11:00 AM both at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity with reception following at the Church Hall. In lieu of flowers family requests contributions in his memory to be made to Salem Union Gospel Mission.

Roy states to all of us: If we reach a mountain we cannot climb, I guess we’ll leave the damn thing where it is and go around it... Keep Going.

God speed and we miss you.

Serving the family North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


 


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