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Melvin Bayless

June 3, 1923 ~ February 19, 2020 (age 96)

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Obituary

 

Melvin “Bud or Bill” Bayless (depending on how you know him), was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on June 3, 1923.  He passed away February 19, 2020.

Bud married the love of his life on November 5, 1942.  Shortly after he went off to war aboard the Destroyer USS Callaghan during WWII. 

After his ship was hit by a kamikaze and sunk off the island of Okinawa, he returned to Gresham and took a job with the local paper mill in Oregon City (Publishers, Blue Heron,  Smurfit), where he retired after 38 years.
  
During retirement Bud enjoyed snow-birding in Arizona, woodworking, traveling, fishing and clamming in Long Beach.

After 77 years of marriage Bud is survived by the following: Betty Bayless (wife), Jo (Melva) Guyot (daughter), Butch (Walter) Bayless (son), six grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and six great great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his daughter Evelyn Curths.

Services information:
Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud
715 7th St. Oregon City

* Viewing:
Tuesday, Feb 25th 1-5pm and
Wednesday, Feb 26th 1-5pm.

* Funeral:

Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud
715 7th St. Oregon City 
February 27th @ 10:30am.  There will be a lunch provided following the service.

* Graveside Service at:
Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham
2 PM with Honor Guard

Donations can be made to:
Meals on Wheels, Oregon City at https://www.mowp.org/

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
February 25, 2020

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud Funeral Service
715 7th St
Oregon City, OR 97045

Visitation
Wednesday
February 26, 2020

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud Funeral Service
715 7th St
Oregon City, OR 97045

Funeral Service
Thursday
February 27, 2020

10:30 AM
Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud Funeral Service
715 7th St
Oregon City, OR 97045

Reception
Thursday
February 27, 2020

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud Funeral Service
715 7th St
Oregon City, OR 97045

Committal
Thursday
February 27, 2020

2:00 PM
Forest Lawn Cemetery
400 SW Walters Drive
Gresham, OR 97030

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