Wendell Hugh Paris of Hermiston was born August 15, 1941 in Sidney, NE the son of Hugh and Thelma (Walker) Paris. He passed away on Sunday May 26, 2019 at the age of 77.
Wendell grew up on his family farm near Sidney, Nebraska where he attended his schooling. He moved to Hermiston, Oregon in 1966 where he has lived for over fifty years. He worked for Marlette Homes in Hermiston for twenty years. He then began working for Lamb Weston where he worked in maintenance for twenty years until retiring in 2018.
Wendell was a big basketball fan and had enjoyed being a referee for both high school and Jr. High basketball games. He also enjoyed shooting pool and being in pool leagues and had shot pool at the Hermiston Eagles Lodge for many years. He was a big fan of Elvis and a lifelong fan of Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Wendell married Billie Smith in Sidney, NE in 1961. The couple later divorced. He later married Sharon Jones in Hermiston. The couple later divorced.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wendy Jean Schlink; and two brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by a son, Scott (Charlotte) McBride; daughter, Lori (Dee) Carey; son, Robert (Melissa) Paris; son, Kenneth Hugh Paris; son, Aaron (Alexia) Paris; seventeen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren; sister, Marilyn Paris;many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday June 1, 2019 at the Living Faith Church (1611 Diagonal Blvd Hermiston, OR). Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.
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