Walking On -- Ivan Lewis Langley Jr.
Ivan Lewis Langley Jr.
Oct. 27, 1929 – July 11, 2019
Ivan Lewis Langley Jr. passed away on July 11, 2019. He was born on Oct. 27, 1929, to Ivan Langley Sr. and Grace LaChance in Grand Ronde, Ore. He was the eldest of six children.
Ivan was raised in the Grand Ronde area and graduated from Willamina High School. He served in the Korean War in the 1st Cavalry Division of the Army. When he left the service, he continued working in logging and in mills. He worked for Champion Lumber for more than 20 years. His final occupation was as custodian at Faulconer-Chapman School in Sheridan.
Ivan worked hard and enjoyed his off time. He was an avid reader, enjoying science fiction and historical novels. He loved the Big Band era of music. He lived to fish and hunt, collecting many rods, reels and guns. Ivan will be remembered for his wit, charm and unfailing desire to help all he met.
Ivan is survived by his life partner, Ina Benuche; brother, John (Trish) LaChance; daughter, Sheila Langley; three stepchildren, Sheila McDonald, Susan (Patrick) O’Shea and George (Lesley) Pickar; six grandchildren, Amanda, Jocelyn, Teague (Jen), Keely (Mike), Connor and Joleen; four great-grandchildren, Langley, Elliott, Lucy and Isaiah; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Grand Ronde gym, 9615 Grand Ronde Road. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family.