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Roy Reno Yung


1927 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Roy Reno Yung Obituary
Roy Reno Yung

September 6, 1927 - June 23, 2014

Roy (known by many as Reno) was born in the Salem home of his parents, Roy and Marian Yung. He graduated early from Salem High School in February of 1945 in order to join the Navy, in which he served until after the end of World War II. After his discharge from the Navy, his sister Helen introduced him to a Beauty School classmate of hers, Marjorie "Midge" Baker. Following a six-month romance, they were married on December 29, 1946.

Three children were born in Salem, and after a 23-year career with Mayflower Farms in Salem, Roy and Midge moved to Gresham in 1972, where Roy was an insurance agent and Midge managed his office until their retirement in 1990. Upon retiring, Roy and Midge split their time between winters in Yuma, Arizona and summers performing Camp Host duties for the North Santiam Sportsmen's Club at Detroit Lake for over 15 years. These years were some of the most memorable years for Roy and Midge, as they hosted many family gatherings at the Lake. Roy spent most of his time when not performing his "Mr. Neatness" duties at the camp fishing for dinner in the Lake. In addition to Yuma and Detroit Lake, they also loved to visit Hawaii and did so about 25 times in pursuit of their personal tropical paradise experience.

Roy and Midge enjoyed over 67 years of devoted marriage before she died in May of this year, and he is survived by all three of their children. They are Janet (Phil) White of Bend, Joyce (Doug) Knights, and Ray Yung (Rae Wilde) of Salem. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Erinn Olson and Traci Knights, who were quite happy to tag along to Hawaii with their grandparents on occasion, and two great-grandchildren.

The family would especially like to thank all of the staff at Cedar Village Memory Care for their expert and loving care they provided to both Roy and Midge for the last two years. We also want to again thank that certain friend of the family (you know who you are) for your help and support up to and through the end of both Roy and Midge's journeys. Finally, a thank you to all the members of the Church Family at First Christian Church in Salem, which has long been a source of strength for Roy and Midge and the rest of the family.

A service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at First Christian Church, 685 Marion Street, N.E. in Salem. Memorials can be made to First Christian Church. Arrangements are being provided by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.
Published in StatesmanJournal on June 27, 2014
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