- Independent staff
Gordon Seely passed away quietly Saturday morning, July 20, 2013 at Country Meadows.
He was born Sept. 11, 1918 in the Woodburn area and lived in the Woodburn area all his life. He married Eva Marie Matthews in 1940 and they had two children, Deanna and Ronald. Eva Marie and Ronald both preceded Gordon in death. He belonged to the Woodburn Christian Church.
He was a farmer most of his life. He also drove a school bus and was head of the transportation department for the Woodburn School District for a period of time.
Survivors include his daughter Deanna, sister Marjorie Pierce, four granddaughters and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at Woodburn Christian Church in Woodburn on Aug. 9 at 1 p.m.