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.