Orville Joseph Mayer (09/22/1929 - 02/12/2011)

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MAYER, Orville Joseph
September 22, 1929-February 12, 2011

Orville was born in Colton, WA, to Ursula and Charles Mayer, and was taken from his family as a result of a rare cancer in Sun City West, AZ. His professional career was dedicated to the grain industry. He served as Manager of St. John Grain Growers, Director of a variety of grain organizations and he traveled to the Orient as well as New Zealand and Australia promoting wheat sales and learning about a new type of wheat storage. He had a wonderful life with his wife of 60 years Clara Mae (Verzani) Mayer who survives him at the family home. Family was the most important part of his life and he leaves behind in addition to his wife six children Christy and Gary Jones, Spokane, WA; Greg and Kathy Mayer, Colfax, WA; Nancy Greenwalt, Ritzville, WA; Brian and Chris Mayer, Maui, HI; Lori and Jon Tiessen, Anacortes, WA and Todd Mayer, Ritzville, WA, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The Rosary will be recited and the funeral Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:00 on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at St. Gall's Catholic Church, Colton, WA. Memorials may be made to the House of Charity, P. O. Box 2253, Spokane, WA 99210 or a charity of your choice.

Published in Spokesman-Review from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2011
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