Obituary: Edward Gaskey

Edward Silvester Gaskey 86, of Lebanon died Dec. 12, 2009 at Lebanon Community Hospital. He was born April 6, 1923 in Aliksha, Okla., to Ed and Alice (Ferguson) Gaskey and raised in Wright City, Okla.

During his youth he traveled to various states, working in construction and mill work before settling in the Sweet Home-Lebanon area in the mid 1960s. He retired from Willamette Industries in 1985.

Mr. Gaskey enjoyed camping, raising cattle and time spent with family and friends.

He is survived by his brother, Arvel Gaskey of Wright City, Okla., and a brother-in-law, Jack Phillips of Lebanon; his children, Nadine Egan of Lebanon, Roy Gaskey of Sweet Home, Robert Gaskey of Sweet Home, Cheryl Gaskey of Lebanon, Gina Messer of Lebanon and Charlette Lopez of Forest Grove; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Mr. Gaskey was preceded in death by his wife Nancy; daughter Alice Marie; parents; and five brothers, Earl, Charlie, Delbert, Ted and Harvey Gaskey.

Viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the Sweet Home Evangelical Church. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Sweet Home Evangelical Church. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.