Tyler A. Graham
Tyler A. Graham November 9, 1984 - January 22, 2010 STAYTON-Tyler Graham passed away peacefully January 22, 2010, at his home in Stayton, Oregon. Tyler was born November 9, 1984, in Corvallis, Oregon, to Tony and Edna Graham. Although Tyler's life was short, his accomplishments were many. He recieved his Blackbelt in TaiKwanDoe. Most recently, he completed a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Detroit Michigan and managed an extensive Christmas Tree Lot in California. He excelled at making anyone feel comfortable and meeting their needs. All those that interacted with Tyler, even for a short time, described Tyler as an energetic, happy, loving person. Truly an inspiration to all around him; a young man with no guile. Tyler is survived by his parents, Tony and Edna Graham; a brother and his spouse, Duane and Emily Graham; his nephew, Taylor Graham; grandparents, Alma and Bob Irish, Edvin and Karen Taranger; and a multitude of aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Hubert Duane Graham. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, January 30 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 1400 Western Avenue, Stayton, Oregon. Viewing will take place from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. with funeral services following at 11 a.m. Following the services Tyler will be interred at Pioneer Cemetery in Salem, Oregon. Arrangements by Weddle Funeral Services. In lieu of flowers, Tyler would love to see other young men and women serve missions, in which donations can be sent to "Mission Fund" P.O. Box 681 Stayton, OR 97383. Because of Tyler's love for animals, donations may also be made to the Humane Society. Most of all Tyler would want you to do as he did: be kind to someone in need and give a smile to a passerby on your way.

Published by The Statesman Journal on Jan. 28, 2010.
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Just wanting you to know Tyler was deeply loved by alot people,he touch alot of lives,I was a cook at the high school when Tyler started his freshman year and he came in & introduced himself to me & thats when we became friends. thru the years we talked and we also shared the same birthday and he made sure he came and wished me a Happy Birthday,I hadn't seen Tyler for some yrs but I always thought of him. I'm so sorry for your loss.I will think of Tyler on our birthday forever. Lou-Lou Lock
Lou-lou Lock
February 6, 2010
Tyler was a great friend. He quickly befriended my wife, who at the time was not a member, and made her feel very welcome. Our deepest condolences go out to all of his family. He will be missed by everyone, but his wonderful smile will live in our hearts and memories forever.
Adam Harrison
January 30, 2010
Tony & Edna, Our hearts broke when we heard of Tyler's death. We hope that your knowledge of the Gospel will help you through this tough time. Imagine the rejoicing that is taking place in Paradise as he is greeted by loving family members and his Heavenly Father. He will be well taken care of there. We hope that our prayers will help to comfort you in your loss while here on this earth.
We remember Tyler as an energetic young man who loved to sing out in Primary, especially in Sacrament Programs. I am sure he carried that enthusiam in the mission field. Obviously he was a valiant missionary and Heavenly Father needs his help.
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.
Wayne & Mary Egbert
January 30, 2010
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go to you and your whole family.

Sincerely,
John and Jennifer Ballard
Jennifer Ballard
January 29, 2010
My heart goes out with much condolence to the Graham Family, Who I feel are also apart of my family, Tyler Graham was a true Bother to me who will be missed so much by everyone on this Earth at this time. He was the most Outgoing , Positive , Cheerful, Loving, The list could go on of all the qualities and attributes the Tyler was possessed with.. A Scripture that I can think of that sums it all up is in The Book of Mormon, Reminds me of Tyler when I read it :) Moroni 7:47 But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endurent forever and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him. Tyler had true LOVE for Everyone and everything. He loved life . Tyler Graham had one of the strongest Testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, He was an amazing missionary and I know he is continuing his Mission work right now... I Love you Tyler, I Love you Graham Family... Remember the Song, Till we meet again..
Much Love, Rebecca Quinn
Rebecca Quinn
January 29, 2010
We knew your son for such a short time, but that was all that was needed to know what a strong, loving, kind, wonderful young man he was. He has now truly "Returned With Honor" We will all miss him until we meet again. Love, Ken & Ina Cardon
Ken & Ina Cardon
January 29, 2010
Our hearts go out to your family. Tyler was a very happy, kind friend to Britney and we are very sorry for your sudden loss. Gene and Norine Pierson
January 28, 2010
Our prayers and love go out to all the family.
Greg and Judy Gerding
Coronado, CA
January 28, 2010
Elder Graham was one of the best Misisonarys out here in Detroit, MI, so positive and kind, strived to be upbeat and loving. Shared his testimony & love for the Lord through diligent efforts, step by step, bike pedal by bike pedal he to teach & reach out for
handshakes, happy, warm expressions, in the city and wherever he was with companions with the people of Detroit.
~THANK YOU ELDER GRAHAM FOR COMING TO MICHIGAN....WE SHALL ALWAYS HOLD YOU IN OUR HEARTS. ~PRES & SIS BLACK
Sis & Pres Black
January 28, 2010
our hearts go out to you and your family.We were so sad to hear the news..stay strong. Gary , laura,Chloe Khudsen
January 28, 2010
We will long remember Tyler for his smile, his energetic & caring spirit. May his memory fill your family will love, beyond these sorrowful days.
With deepest sympathy.
Cindy Etzel & Family
January 28, 2010
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