David R Romine, 87, of Richland, Oregon, passed at the St. Alphonsus Hospital in Baker City on Sunday, September 26, 2021. A Memorial Service will be held at Pine Valley Presbyterian Church in Halfway, Oregon at 2 p.m. on October 9, 2021.
David was a lifelong resident of Eastern Oregon. He was born in La Grande on April 14, 1934 to Oliver and Carrie Mae (Houston) Romine. David worked for the Royal Café during high school and graduated from La Grande High School, in 1953. David went into the Army during the Korean conflict in June of 1953 and served for two years. Following an honorable discharge, he was released back to the Oregon National Guard, where he served for over 30 years.
David married the love of his life, Ora “Skip” Hendrix, in Baker City on November 24, 1956. They made their home in La Grande and Halfway and were married for 64 years.
David worked for Boise Cascade, then spent over 30 years at the Oregon Highway Department, removing snow at Meacham and in Road Maintenance. He was a lifelong member of the La Grande Eagles FOE 259 and was a longtime member of the Halfway Lions, volunteering a lot of his time to their community projects.
David was preceeded in death by his two sons, Jim Russell Romine and David Oliver Romine.
He is survived by his wife, Ora Hendrix Romine of Richland, OR.; brothers Jerry Romine of Clarkston, WA. and Larry Romine of La Grande.; sister Shirley Harrod of Vale, OR.; grandsons Thomas Romine, Jonathan Romine and Craig Romine; grandaughter Sara Sword; great-grandsons Craig, Claesen and Tristan; great-granddaughters Brooklyn, Rachael and Arianna.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of David, the family suggests either the Senior Meals or the Pine Valley Museum through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com