Tilman Rains was born October 16th, 1927 in Gates, OR to
Tillman Rains and Sarah Ellen (Groblebe) Rains. After high school he joined the United States Army Air Forces
as an Air traffic Service Technician and honorably served until
1947. He married Shirley A. Miller in Mill City, Oregon
on June 7, 1953 and they recently celebrated their 65th
wedding anniversary. Tilman worked in the grocery business and
besides work enjoyed gardening, painting, carpentry, woodwork,
landscaping. He was a member of Grace Communion International
Church in Salem, Oregon.
W. Tilman passed away on July 24th,
2018 at his home in Stayton, OR surrounded by his family. He
was 90 years old. He was proceeded in death by his father Tillman Rains; mother
Sarah Rains; brothers Leon Cline and Bud Cline; Sister Marie
Toepher, and Great Grandson Ethan Stovall. W. Tilman is survived by his loving wife, Shirley; children
Debra Louise Chambers, Pamela Kaye Alfson, Julie Ann Warren,
Kevin Leon Rains and Roger Dale Rains; brothers; sister; 19
grandchildren and 9 great-grandchild.
A service for Tilman Rains will be held on Sunday, August 5,
2018 at 3:30 pm at Weddle Funeral Service in Stayton, Oregon
followed by a graveside committal at Fairview Cemetery in
Gates, OR where he will be honored by the Air force for his
service to this country.
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