George Raymond Siler, 87, died on October 23, 2014, at his home surround by his family.
He was born on July 18, 1927, in Waynoka, Oklahoma, to George and Maggie Siler. He had nine brothers and sisters: Larry, Albert, Jim, Evelyn, Howard, Robert, Thelma, Clifford and Shirley.
He married Bada McKinney. They had three children, Steven, Janell (King) and Don. He has one stepson, Larry Lemons of Craig, Alaska. He has six grandchildren: Gary, Melissa, Jonathan, Tracy, Shannon and Jana, eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He worked at numerous jobs — logging, ranching, managed a furniture store and in 1959 started work for ODOT from which he retired as supervisor at Meacham. He moved to Pilot Rock in 1988.
He was a member of the Lions Club and was on the Community Hall Board. He helped build the senior housing in Pilot Rock and the Veterans Park. He really enjoyed the Wednesday pinochle games at the Senior Center.
He is survived by his wife, Bada; children Steven, Janell and Don; stepson Larry; sister Thelma; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pilot Rock Senior Center at the Umpqua Bank (Sterling Bank) in Pendleton. At his request there will be no services. Burns Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.