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Arel Dee Middleton

Arel Dee Middleton

Saturday, December 13th, 1930 - Friday, September 27th, 2019
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Obituary

Arel Dee Middleton passed away on September 27, 2019 at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Oregon surrounded by family. Dee was born on December 13, 1930 and was 88 years of age at the time of his passing.

He was the son of Ethimur (Epp) Middleton and Beddie Ellen Long Middleton. He was the second in a family of seven. His family moved to Granger, WA and then he joined the Marines in 1948 and spent 31 months on Guam and then went to Wonju, Korea into battle. He was wounded March 1, 1951 and received the Purple Heart for his service.

After the war, Dee came home to Metalius, OR where he met the love of his life, Bertha Louise Hammett. The couple eloped to Reno, NV and they got married on July 21, 1953. They had three children: sons Larry Dee and Steve and daughter Jo Ellen Prindel.

Dee was a service station operator his entire working career. He opened Dee’s Chevron in June 1964 and was in business until 1992 when he closed. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and golfer. After a stroke in 1996, he was still able to play golf and had 5 holes in one as well as many trophies.

Dee and Louise traveled South in the winters for many years. There they enjoyed the sunshine, golf and making many new friends. They enjoyed traveling with Dee’s cousin Jay McMurtrey and his wife Kathy.
Dee was proceeded in death by his parents; his son Larry Dee; and brothers Lee, Jack and Ed. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Louise; son Steve of Wasco, OR; daughter Jo Ellen Prindel of Vancouver, WA; daughters-in-law Carol Middleton and Naomi Pratt; sisters Louise Clarke, Lena Nisley, Rosemary (Gary) Tittle all of Terrebone, OR; 8 grandchildren; sister-law Marilyn Middleton of Madras, OR; 8 great granddaughters; 1 great great grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

He will be missed.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00pm Saturday October 12, 2019 at the Wasco Cemetery (Wasco, OR) and a reception will follow at 2:00pm at the Wasco Event Center (903 Barnett St. Wasco, OR 97065).
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center • Celilo Chapel 204 E. 4th Street, The Dalles, Oregon 97058. Visit www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Anderson's Tribute Center - Celilo Chapel
    Address
    204 E. 4th Street
    THE DALLES, OR 97058
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Wasco Cemetery
    Address
    WASCO, OR
  • Interment

    Location
    Wasco Cemetery
    Address
    WASCO, OR
    A graveside service will be held at 1:00PM
  • Reception

    Location
    Wasco Event Center
    Address
    903 Barnett Street
    WASCO, OR
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    All are welcome to attend the reception following the graveside service at approximately 2:00PM

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Debbie Hammett

Posted at 09:23am
Delane and Debbie Hammett
We want to send you our deepest sympathy. We have been blessed to know and enjoy our visits and fishing trips with him. He enjoyed a full life. Thinking of you.
J

Juanita

Posted at 06:51pm
At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.  Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of God's promises are fulfilled. (Romans 15:13; John 5:28, 29).
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