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Gary Griesen

May 30, 1941 - April 19, 2018

Gary Griesen passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018. He was loved beyond measure. Gary’s motto was, “Life with no regrets, is the best life to have.” He was married to Carole for 55 years and was her rock, her soul mate and her best friend. He was a man of few words and generous to all. He took pride in his work and enjoyed his personal pursuits that included: hunting, backpacking, horseback riding, and classic cars. He loved driving his 1955 Bel Air.  Gary also participated in the community and chaired the Rocky Mountain Elks Foundation.
He is survived by Carole, children Lisa and Lance, five grandchildren, one great grandchild, Gidget his dog and many other family members and friends.
Gather for a celebration of Gary’s life, a car show and Gary’s favorite meal on June 5th at 4:00pm at the Log House Garden, Willow Lake Nursery, 5655 Windsor Island Rd N.
Please make donations in Gary’s honor to Willamette Valley Humane Society or the American Institute of Cancer, Willamette Valley Chapter.

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Sorry to hear of Garys death. I had the pleasure to work with him for several years. He was a great boss.

Memories of several trail rides with Gary and Gambler in the lead.  I still chuckle when I remember one time as we were heading into the Wallowa Mountains out of Lostine.  We were using a full sized horse for a pack animal and Gary tied the pack down real good, so he said.  The first turn in the trail and there was the horse with the pack completely under its tummy just keeping up with the leaders.  Needless to say Carole and I were roaring with laughter. 

The loss of Gary, leaves a big hole in our hearts, he was such an amazing friend, and so thankful we had the privledge to be in his life the last 8 years, he was like a brother to us, a heart of gold, always there for you.  So many fun jeep trips out in the desert, and I certainly will miss making him he favorite Lemon Pies that he loved.    He will be missed more than words can express.  Our love and prayers go out to Carole, she was an amazing wife, took the most wonderful care of Gary, all through his illness.  Thank you Carole..