– Gary, 68, died March 5 in Salem. He was born in Salem
and grew up in Sublimity, graduating from Regis High School.
Gary lived around the Willamette Valley all of his life. He
served in the National Guard during the Vietnam War. Gary
married Francene Adams on November 22, 1975 in Stayton. He
was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Albany Street
Masters Car Club and the Elks. Gary worked for 42 years as
an operator and supervisor on a rock crusher. He had a love
of cars and hot rods and was a big Nascar fan. Gary was a
people person who never met a stranger. He was a
quick-witted character with a wonderful sense of humor, and
also enjoyed fishing, and enjoyed visiting tropical
Gary is survived by his wife: Francene of Turner;
his aunts: Jeannie McCall and Shirley Hardin; numerous
cousins and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents
Raymond and Dorothy, his sister, Beverly Price.
be Monday, March 16, 2020 from 4-7 pm at North Santiam
Funeral Service in Stayton. Mass of Christian Burial will be
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 10:30 am at St. Boniface Catholic
Church in Sublimity. Interment will follow in St. Boniface
Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer
Society. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.