Recent Stayton Obituaries




Merrill D. Grigsby
September 4, 1939 – December 6, 2011

Salem – Merrill, 72, died December 6 in Salem. He was born in Vernon, TX., living most of his adult life in California until moving to Salem 11 years ago. Merrill served in the US Navy. He worked as an electronics segment controller for Lockheed Martin Corp. for 26 years. Merrill was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose since 1986 most recently Stayton Lodge #2639, and was very dedicated to the Order. He coached softball for many years. Merrill enjoyed camping, fishing and traveling. He married Marjorie Tiffany on April 8, 1961 in San Jose, CA.

Merrill is survived by his wife: Marjorie of Salem; daughters: Candace Dowdy of Salem and Robyn Gathright of McKinney, TX.; grandchildren: Dallas Dowdy of Salem, Brandon Dowdy of Winston and Kristen Gathright of McKinney, TX. He was preceded in death by his brother Gene Grigsby. There will be no services held at his request. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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