Merle Trumbly, 88 - February 09, 2014Merle Griffin Trumbly, 88, of Salem, OR, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Salem, surrounded by family members, after a two-year battle with cancer.
Services were conducted on Saturday, Feb. 15, at City View Funeral Home. Interment with military honors took place at Mt. Crest Abby Mausoleum.
Trumbly was born May 15, 1925, at Watonga, OK, and was one of seven children born to Lewis and Myrtle Trumbly.
On July 3, 1946, he was united in marriage to Elsie E. Anderson at Salem.
He served his country during World War II with the Navy, and from time-to-time, would transport Admiral Nimitz from ship to shore.
Trumbly was employed with the food packing industry as a manager vice-president of the Salem Division of West Foods, Inc., and later was the maintenance manager for AgriPac until his retirement.
Following his retirement, he operated a repair service that he owned for a number of years.
?He loved to square dance, as a member of the Red Hot Pokers, and was the first president of the Capital City Cruisers Motorcycle Club in Salem, according to family members. He also enjoyed traveling in a recreational vehicle across the USA with his wife as well as gardening and spending time at family functions.
Survivors include: his wife of 67 years, Elsie; a son, Dick (Marlene) Trumbly; his daughter, Gloria (Rich) Rosenau; grandchildren—Tina and Ellis Esther, Tonya and Michael Beach, Roger and Sarah Rosenau, and Ryan and Stacia Rosenau; 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to Willamette Valley Hospice at 1015 Third St. NW, Salem, OR 97304.