Graham passed away peacefully January 22, 2010, at his home in
Stayton, Oregon. Tyler was born November 9, 1984, in Corvallis,
Oregon, to Tony and Edna Graham. Although Tyler's life was short,
his accomplishments were many. He received his Blackbelt in
TaiKwanDoe. Most recently, he completed a mission for The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Detroit Michigan and
managed an extensive Christmas Tree Lot in California.
excelled at making anyone feel comfortable and meeting their
needs. All those that interacted with Tyler, even for a short
time, described Tyler as an energetic, happy, loving person. Truly
an inspiration to all around him; a young man with no guile.
is survived by his parents, Tony and Edna Graham; a brother and
his spouse, Duane and Emily Graham; his nephew, Taylor Graham;
grandparents, Alma and Bob Irish, Edvin and Karen Taranger; and a
multitude of aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death
by his grandfather, Hubert Duane Graham.
Services will be held on Saturday, January 30 at The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 1400 Western Avenue,
Stayton, Oregon. Viewing will take place from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30
a.m. with funeral services following at 11 a.m. Following the
services Tyler will be interred at Pioneer Cemetery in Salem,
Oregon. Arrangements by Weddle Funeral Services. In lieu of
flowers, Tyler would love to see other young men and women serve
missions, in which donations can be sent to "Mission
Fund" P.O. Box 681 Stayton, OR 97383. Because of Tyler's love
for animals, donations may also be made to the Humane Society.
Most of all Tyler would want you to do as he did: be kind to
someone in need and give a smile to a passerby on your way.