Marion Eugene Quayle

Dec. 18, 1922-Jan. 29, 2002

RICHLAND, Wash. — Marion Eugene Quayle died Jan. 29, at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Wash., at the age of 79.

He was born on Dec. 18, 1922, in Garden Grove, Iowa, to Walter and Leva Teaney Quayle. He lived in Iowa until moving to Lafayette at the age of 12. He lived in Lafayette until he joined the United States Army Air Corps, serving during World War II. He returned to Lafayette after his discharge where he worked as a truck driver.

Marion married Bertie Richardson on Feb. 18, 1962, in Yakima, Wash. They lived in Hillsboro until 1972, moving to Pendleton. They moved to Hermiston in 1974, where they had lived since. He worked as a truck driver for Blue Mountain Asphalt Company until retiring in 1998.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and the mountains. Marion was a member of the Teamsters Local No. 670 and the American Legion.

Marion is survived by his wife, Bertie Irene Quayle of Hermiston; sons, Al Seeber of Emmett, Calif., Earl Connell of Boardman and Burton Minnick of Hermiston; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Chester and Walter Quayle; granddaughter, Anna Marie Seeber; and a great-grandson, Tyler Irwin.

A graveside service was held Friday, Feb. 1, at the Riverview Cemetery in Boardman.

Those who wish may make contributions in Marion’s memory to the American Hearth Association at 1425 N.E. Irving St., Suite 100, Portland, 97232; or the American Cancer Society at 7325 W. Deschutes Ave., Suite A, Kennewick, Wash., 99336.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston was in charge of the arrangements.

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