Stanley A. “Stan” Wonderley, 89, died at the Lake District Long Term Care on Sunday, March 24, 2013.
He was born on Dec. 2, 1923 in LaPlata, Mo. to Walter and Fanny (McReynolds) Wonderley.
He graduated from high school in Denver, Colo. where he also attended the University of Denver.
Stan served honorably in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific campaign. After his discharge he finished his college education and on May 29, 1949 he married Ellen Harper.
Stan and Ellen lived in Colinga, Calif. where he taught elementary school from 1950 to 1965 when he came to Lakeview to work at Lake County ESD, retiring from that position in 1986.
Stan was an avid hunter and boasted of being the only 88 year old man in Oregon to kill a dear with his bow just last year. He was very proud of that accomplishment. He was also very much involved in the Lakeview Rotary Club, Lake County Arts Council and the Archery Club.
Stan is survived by his wife Ellen of Lakeview; daughter Glenda Christensen of Medford; daughters and sons-in-law Georgia and Jim Torland of The Dalles and Gayle and Jim Demas of Oregon City; five grandchildren;five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013.
Those wishing to make a contribution in Stan’s memory may do so to the Lakeview Hospice, 700 S. J St., Lakeview 97630 or Lake County Library, 513 Center St., Lakeview 97630 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.