Walter R. Cahail

Nov. 4, 1931-April 2, 2001

UMATILLA — Walter R. Cahail, 69, died Monday, April 2, at his daughter’s home in Umatilla. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Maxine Cahail in 1998.

Walter was born on Nov. 4, 1931, in Sterling, Colo., to Ned and Lula Percell Cahail. He married Janice Maxine Stanford on Oct. 28, 1961, in Medford.

Walter graduated from Eagle Point High School in 1950. He spent 10 years as a 4-H member and 19 years as a 4-H leader. Walt spent 12 years in the Navy, some of them during the Korean Conflict.

He was on the Oregon State basketball team for one year.

Walter had lived in Umatilla County since 1976, and since his residency here he was involved in many things, such as a foster parent for four years with CSD, PTA for five years, VFW member for four years, soccer coach for two years, baseball coach for one year and assistant softball coach for one year.

Walter is survived by two sisters, Phyllis Tate of Burns and Lulu Anderson of Pleasanton, Calif.; eight children, Lori Taylor, Thomas Carlson, Janet Cahail, Debra Carlson and Walter S. Cahail, all of Umatilla, Darrell Cahail of California, Craig Pinner of Albany and Allan Pinner of Lebanon; 23 grandchildren (11 living in Umatilla, three in Arlington, three in Albany, two in Stevenson, Wash., one in Salem, one in Seattle, Wash., one in Riverside, Wash., and one in California); four great-grandchildren; one foster son; and two son-in-laws.

A memorial service was held Friday, April 6, in the chapel of Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, with interment of cremains in the Hermiston Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorials in Walter’s name to the American Diabetes Association or the Cahail Memorial Fund in care of Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, 97838. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston was in charge of the arrangements.

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