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Val Anderson, of Hines, died on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon. A Graveside Service will be held at
Val George Anderson was born May 3rd, 1949 to Merrill V. and Ruth Ella Anderson (Hammons) in Burns, OR. He was the youngest of four children. He died at St. Charles Medical Center on May 17, 2018.
He graduated from Burns Union High School in 1967.
Val enlisted in the Navy on June 4, 1968 and served until March 17, 1972. He completed a tour of duty in Vietnam as a member of the HAL-3 Seawolves. He was stationed at Lemoore Naval Air Station in California, on board the U.S.S. Enterprise, and the U.S.S. Yorktown. While on board the Yorktown his crew was involved in the Recovery Force of the Apollo Moon Orbital Flight in December 1968.
He married Donna Swearengin on March 11, 1974. They moved to Juneau, Alaska in 1976. Shannon Anderson was born in 1977, followed by Stacey Anderson in 1980. While in Juneau, Val worked for Yukon Office Supply from 1976 to 1982. He worked for Wang Laboratories from 1982 to 1983
Val then returned to Oregon. He lived and worked for a time in John Day, Oregon. Val then went to work for Tecton, Harney County Operations, Inc. and Monaco Coach Corporation in Hines until he was laid off in 2001.
He retired and has lived in Hines since then.
Val is survived by his daughters Shannon Grei of Medford & Stacey Anderson (Ben) of Portland; sister Phyllis Propeck of Mt. Vernon; and best friend and brother-in-law Jerry Francis of Burns.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, sisters Marilyn Francis and Sheri Lemrick.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Val, the family suggests the American Legion 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