Keizertimes. (Salem, Or.) 1979-current, March 27, 2015, Image 3

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    MARCH 27, 2015, KEIZERTIMES, PAGE A3
Preorders taken
for history book
The Keizer Heritage Mu-
seum is taking early orders
for Images of America: Keizer, a
book chronicling Keizer’s his-
tory through the early 1960s.
The Keizer book was head-
ed up by Tammy Wild as a
project for the museum. Wild
is an instructional assistant at
Forest Ridge Elementary.
Keizerites can order copies
early for $20. Only 90 pre-
sold books will be available.
Contact the Keizer Heritage
Museum at 503-393-9660 or
visit the museum 2 to 4 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays or 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
KHF scholarships
Applications are now avail-
able for the 2015 Keizer Heri-
tage Foundation scholarships.
The foundation will award
the $1,000 Pearl Langeland
Memorial Scholarship. An ad-
ditional scholarship of $1,000
or two of $500 each will also
be awarded.
The scholarships are avail-
able to current year high
school graduates who have
lived in Keizer for the past fi ve
years or more.
Scholarships are awarded
on the basis of academic per-
formance, school and commu-
nity activities, monetary need
and an accurate and complete
application form.
Applications may be ob-
tained from high schools,
requested by e-mail at heri-
tage@wvi.com or down-
loaded at www.keizerheritage.
org/scholarships.html. Appli-
cations must be submitted to
the Keizer Heritage offi ce at
980 Chemawa Road N.E. by
5 p.m. on April 3. They can
also be mailed to Keizer Heri-
tage, P.O. 20845, Keizer, OR
97307. For more information
contact the Keizer Heritage
Center, at 503-393-9660 or
heritage@wvi.com.
obituaries
Submit an obituary through our website at keizertimes.com or send an email to: editor@keizertimes.com
William C. Drakeley Sr.
Ted Alan Sharp
October 3, 1913 – March 19, 2015
August 12, 1948 – March 20, 2015
William C. Drakeley Sr.,101,
died Thursday, March 19.
He was born October 3,
1913, in Angie, North Dakota,
the son of William C. and Sadie
P. Jones Drakeley. The family
moved to Salem when he was 17
where he graduated from Salem
High School.
As a young man Bill worked
many jobs including logging, the
TB Hospital and mowing the
Marion County Courthouse
lawn. In 1933 he apprenticed
under Burt Edwards to learn the
meat business. He and Edwards
partnered to open Keizer Food
Lockers on North River Road
in 1948.
He was active in forming
the Keizer Volunteer Fire
Department, the Keizer Lions
Club and the Commercial Club
which was the predecessor to the
Keizer Merchants Association,
which later became the Keizer
Chamber of Commerce.
Bill volunteered many hours
for his church, Knight Memorial
Congregational and belonged to
several fi shing organizations. He
always worked hard.
He met Elva Irene McCune
at Knight Memorial Church
and they were married May 23,
1936. They had three children:
William C. Drakeley III (Joyce),
Janice
Ellen
Brown (Den-
nis), and Linda
Jean Hammer
(Peter). There
are seven grand-
children, and 13
g reat-g rand-
W. Drakeley, Sr. children. Elva
died in 1986.
They had been married 50 years.
Following Elva’s passing, he
married longtime friend Mildred
C. Hallisy on Nov. 28, 1987. He
then had an additional family
of three stepchildren: James
Hallisy (Geri), Marilyn Foster,
and Cheryl Keeney (Richard).
There are six step grandchildren
and 11 step great-grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by
wife Elva Drakeley, wife Mildred
Hallisy and stepdaughter Marilyn
Foster. Also preceding him in
death were his fi ve brothers and
sisters: Doris Cochran, Clarice
Stewart, George Drakeley, Helen
Pierpoint and Ray Drakeley.
He is survived by his sister-
in-law Helen Drakeley of Dallas
and many nieces and nephews.
Interment will be at
Thursday, March 26, 1 p.m. at
Belcrest Memorial Cemetery.
A memorial service will follow
at 2:30 p.m. at Keizer Funeral
Chapel, 4365 River Road North
in Keizer.
In lieu of fl owers donations
may be made to the American
Diabetes Association, or a charity
of your choice.
Ted Alan Sharp of Keizer
lost his battle against cancer
Friday, March 20. Sharp was
66.
Ted was born in Ontario,
Ore. on Aug. 12,1948 to
Eugene and Flo Sharp and
was raised in New Plymouth,
Idaho, graduating from New
Plymouth High School in
1966.
He graduated from the
University of Oregon with a
bachelors of science degree
in economics in 1970. His
graduate work was at Portland
State University where he
majored in accounting. As
a CPA he worked in public
accounting for several years
later moving to private
industry.
While at the UO he met his
wife Marilyn. They married in
1971 and in 1977 welcomed
daughter Sarah.
Ted was an avid skier,
moving to ski patrol when he
entered the accounting world.
Racquetball and golf soon
followed as favorite pastimes.
Ted and Marilyn loved
their early marriage treks
following history through
central Europe, Russia and the
U.S. Later, spring breaks were
a favorite on any sunny island
where he enjoyed snorkeling,
sunshine and spending time
with friends.
When
Sarah
entered
college and her studies took
her across the nation and
around the world, he and
Marilyn enjoyed visiting her
as often as possible in her far
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Ted dearly loved his family
and friends and enjoyed being
part of their lives. He was
surrounded by
many caring
and
loving
people in his
fi nal days.
Ted
was
preceded
in death by
T. Sharp
his
parents.
Survivors
include his wife, daughter
and sister Renee Holiday;
his brothers-in-law Ron
Wilkinson
and
Marvin
Cruickshank with their wives
Karen and Kelly, seven nieces
and nephews, plus 14 great
nieces and nephews, all of
whom he loved dearly.
A Funeral Mass and
Celebration of Life will be
held at St. Edward Catholic
Church in Keizer on Tuesday,
March 31 at 10:30 a.m. The
family respectfully requests
memorials to the cancer
research center of your choice.
Please visit keizerchapel.
com to leave a note of
condolence for the family.
Arrangements in care of
Keizer Funeral Chapel.
The Keizer
Grange hosts
game nights
each Friday
The Keizer Grange, 441
Chemawa Road N., is now
hosting a game night each
Friday beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Participants are welcome to
bring their own card or board
games. Depending on partici-
pation, tournaments for chess,
MTG, Yugioh, Pokemon or
Vanguard may be slated.
The event is free and tour-
nament winners will receive a
modest prize.