Maynard Jackson

Struthers Sr.

Nov. 19-1913-Aug. 30, 2001

HERMISTON — Maynard Jackson Struthers Sr. died Thursday, Aug. 30, at his home in Hermiston at the age of 87.

Maynard was born Nov. 19, 1913 on the family homestead in Ronan, Mont., to A.C. and Myrtle H. (Jackson) Struthers. He was a farmer in his early life in the Connell, Wash., area. He then moved to Heppner and was a truck driver, farmer, carpenter and then worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Morrow County Road Department, until retiring in 1981.

On Aug. 28, 1959, he married Edna Morris. In 1984, he moved to Hermiston and had lived here since. He enjoyed yard work, hunting, fishing, farming, quilt tying and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Edna; four sons, Jack Struthers of Heppner, Bill Struthers of Milwaukie, Ore., Gary Struthers of Portland and Joe Struthers of Clovis, N.M.; a daughter, Dena Wiese of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho; a brother, Archie Struthers of Wilsonville; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Maynard was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clayton and Alger; and a sister, Agnes Abercrombie.

A funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 1, at Faith Church of God in Hermiston. Burial followed in the Hermiston Cemetery.

Those who wish may make contributions to the Faith Church of God directly or in care of Burns Mortuary of Hermiston at P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, 97838. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston was in charge of the arrangements.

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