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Roy Charles Hearne, 83 years old, passed away September 27, 2018 in the comfort of his home with his wife of 65 years Elaine and his children by his side.
Roy was born May 25, 1935 in Mesa, Arizona to Roy Charles Hearne and Ella Aristo Ehle Hearne. His family moved from Arizona to Halfway, Oregon in 1951. Roy worked for different ranches in the valley, Stillwell Lumber, and on the Brownlee and Oxbow dams until he purchased his ranch on Boulder Flat Lane in 1960. The ranch was a dairy farm for 15 years. It was also a cattle and sheep ranch, having 700 head of sheep at one time.
For over two decades Roy was a livestock broker. He bought and sold livestock all over the Northwest, dealing in Horses, cows and sheep. He said he did his best thinking driving his truck and trailer down the road.
Roy enjoyed playing his harmonica, hunting and horseback riding. His favorite place to ride was Bear Creek in the Wallowa Whitman Mountains.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine and five children, Bruce (Karen) Hearne, Laula Hearne, Kim (Butch) Munk, Kirk (Lu Xui Qin) Hearne, and Ross (Macie) Hearne, his 5 grandchildren, Luke, Jory, Rachel, Jesse and Alicia and 15 great grandchildren.
A family service will be held in the spring when the grass is green.
Any donations should be sent to the Doernbecher Children's Hospital through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. On line condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com