Cecil C. Waldron
Cecil C. Waldron was born in Amity, Ore., on May 21, 1923, to Leta and Charles Wesley Clayton (Clayt) Waldron.
He passed away on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at the Quincy Valley Medical Center due to cancer.
He grew up in Nehalem, Ore., and helped his family on their dairy farm.
He met and married Theresa Vogt in 1943 and they began their lives as dairy farmers in Tillamook, Ore. They remained married for 67 years until Theresa’s passing in July 2011.
In 1949 their son Cecil Edward was born and in 1950 their daughter Glenys Theresa was born.
In the summer of 1952, Dad lost his right leg above the knee in a farming accident. His life was forever changed. He left farming and our family moved to Beaverton, Ore., and Dad began his recuperation. He started a new career as a machinist working from 1954 to 1964 with A. J. DeMoude’s in Beaverton.
He transferred to Sure-Seal in St. John’s, Ore., and worked there from 1964 to 1966. He then began working at Tektronix in Beaverton in 1966 and worked there for 20 years until his retirement.
He never gave up his love for farming and in 1958 he acquired his first polled Herefords. He continued farming as well as raising beef cattle until his retirement in 1986. He was a founding member of the Washington County Livestock Association and a great supporter of the West Union Beef 4-H Club. He brought his own beef cattle to the fair and showed in Open Class at Washington County and at the Pacific International Livestock show in Portland. He loved watching his beef grow and selling the beef to friends and family.
Theresa and Cecil moved to Quincy in 2007 and became residents of The Cambridge in 2008. Cecil was a happy resident until recently when he transferred to the extended care unit of the Quincy Valley Medical Center. Our family is very grateful to the wonderful staff of The Cambridge and the Quincy Valley Medical Center for the kind and caring treatment they gave to our father.
He was a kind, chivalrous, gentleman, who made friends easily and cherished his family and never failed to share his love with them.
Cecil is survived by his son Cecil Edward (Sandy) Waldron of Grants Pass, Ore.; daughter Glenys (Tony) Stadelman of George; brother Stan Waldron of Willamina, Ore.; sister Shirley (Fransis) Kriger of Arizona; grandchildren Elizabeth (Tony) Murray, Scott (Karina) Stadelman, Christopher (Kristin) Waldron, Sharon (Joseph) Bunker, John (Trini) Stadelman, Stan (Rya) Stadelman and Karrie (Wylie) Lund; great-grandchildren Clayton, Emmeline, Sasha, Nicholas, Isabella, Korbin, Jake and Keaton; step-great-grandchildren J.R., Wyatt, Karen, Taylor, Kaleb and Kyra and many special nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside inurnment will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at the Catholic Cemetery in Tillamook, Ore.
Please leave a memory for the family or sign its online guestbook at www.scharbachs.com. Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel in Quincy is assisting the family with arrangements.