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
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
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
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
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...
God speed and we miss
Serving the family North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.