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Gary D. Searles

April 2, 1954 ~ March 30, 2019 (age 64)
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Gary D. Searles of Stanfield was born April 2, 1954 in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho the son of Neil and Marjorie (Shaffer) Searles. He passed away in Stanfield on Saturday March 30, 2019 at the age of 64.

Gary moved to Oregon as a child attending grade school in Pendleton and graduating from Imbler High School in the class of 1972. After high school, he served in the US Army for four years. While stationed in South Korea he met SonJin Yu. The couple were united in marriage in Umatilla, Oregon on July 31, 1977. He then attended BMCC in Pendleton and later Eastern Oregon University where he received his Bachelor’s degree. The couple moved to Stanfield in 1983 where they have resided since.

Gary worked for Simplot for many years where he was a production supervisor. He then worked at the Walmart Distribution Center from the mid 1990's until 2013.

Gary enjoyed many outdoor activities which included: shooting, hunting, fishing, camping and going to the mountains. He also enjoyed working on his computer, listening to music and watching movies. He was a Christian and had a strong faith in God.

He is survived by his wife of forty-one years, SonJin; daughter, Jennifer (Mark) Rosser; sisters, Marla Jean Rogers and Stacey JoAnne Wells; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ronald Neil Searles; sister, Sue Carol.

Private family services will be held. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of final arrangements.

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