Vela, Jr, 60 died December 31st in Salem. He was
born in Rio Grande City, Texas to Gregorio & Maria B.
Greg grew up in
North Santiam where he attended grade school and Cascade for
Junior and Senior High School. Growing up he worked for Towery
Farms and spent the last 16 years working for Norpac Foods in
Stayton. Greg enjoyed working on cars, fishing, spending time
with his family, and going to the Oregon coast for vacation.
He was a good
brother, friend and uncle and will be missed dearly. He
enjoyed life and his siblings expressed “You will be missed
Bro!” He is survived by his brothers; Albino (Petra) of
Gervais, Rolando of West Salem, Roy (Connie) of Scio and Rene
(Angel) of Jefferson. Greg is also survived by his sisters;
Patricia Vela Beck of Chico, CA and Martina (Junior) Marker of
Lyons. His nephews; Casey (Becca) Vela of Stayton, Gregorio
(Melissa) Beck of Chico, Ca, Trevor Beck of Tacoma WA, Javier
and Teo Vela of Gervais; nieces RubiMaria Beck of Chico, CA,
Ginger Vela of Scio, Esperanza Vela of Gervais; great-nieces;
Airika & Ashley of Stayton and Maya of Chico, CA.
There will be a
celebration of life at the Stayton 7th Day Adventist Church;
610 Fern Ridge Road Stayton, on Sunday March 31st at 1:00 PM.
Serving the Family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.