Roy W. Haley

August 6, 1925December 23, 2020

Roy W. Haley was born on August 6, 1925 in Portland, Oregon to parents Harry D. Haley and Lucile Haley (nee Lothrop). Roy was a lifelong resident of Portland.

Shortly after his 18th birthday he entered the U.S. Army during WWII. He was in the 1st Army and attached to the 9th Infantry Division. He was part of the D-Day invasion, fighting his way through France and Germany.

Roy began his college career at Oregon State University graduating from Lewis and Clark College with a degree in Business Administration. After graduation, Roy began working at John Deere Inc. in the marketing department. There he met his future wife Ellen Jean. In June of 1952, Roy married Ellen Jean (nee Manthey) in her hometown of Great Falls, Montana. They raised their family in Roy’s childhood home.

Roy enjoyed camping and fishing on the Rogue River as well as traveling with Ellen. They also enjoyed showing their ’57 Custom 300 sedan with the Fords of the 50’s car club. In his later years, Roy read with children at the local school through the SMART program.

Roy was preceded in death by brothers Thomas and Harry and sister Lucile. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; sons Steven (Mieko) and William (Susan); daughters Kathy (Mo Whiteside) and Shelley Mitchell (Tony); grandchildren Erik, Karin and Hayley Risley (David); and great grandson Arthur Risley.

He will be interred at the Willamette National Cemetery with a full military sendoff later this summer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oregon Humane Society.


Roy W. Haley

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