THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Donel Wayne Gorman,
80, died of natural causes on Thursday, September 5, 2002, in Redmond, OR. A graveside service was held in the Williamette National Cemetery in Portland on Monday, September 9, at 2:00 p.m. Autunm Funerals was in charge of arrangements.
Don was born on November 30, 1921, in Chinook to Donel and Emma (Neimiller) Gorman. During World War 11 he served in the U.S. Navy.
He was a petroleum engineer and worked in the oil fields most of his life, retiring at the age of
62. Being a small time rancher was an occupation he enjoyed on the side, and he was proud of the Arabian and quarter horses he raised. He loved his family.
He lived in Montana until the early 1970s, when he moved to Douglas, WY. In 1998 he moved from Douglas to Redmond, OR.
Survivors include three sons, Randy E. Gorman of Vancouver, WA, Ronald L. Gorman of Tampa Bay, FL, and Donald D. Gorman of Nevada; one brother, Jim Gorman; ρve sisters, Deane, Joan, Ruth, Loretta and Pauline; four grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife, Ruth Alice; and two brothers, John and Harold.