Obituary: Milton Partridge

Milton Edward Partridge, 82, of Albany died Jan. 11, 2010.

He was born June 22, 1927 in Olney Springs, Colo. to Edward and Wilma (Clark) Partridge.

Mr. Partridge and his family moved around Colorado and California from 1927 to 1944. He graduated from Molalla High School in 1944. He served in the Navy in the Philippines during World War II and the Korean War.

Mr. Patridge married Genevieve Shilts in 1948. Their only child, Karon, was born in 1949. They later took in Lissea and Mary Logue as foster daughters.

They lived in Scotts Mills and Sweet Home while Mr. Partridge worked for lumber companies. They moved to Salem in 1968, where he went to work for the Oregon Correctional Institution. He retired in 1986.

The Partridges moved to Idaho and then back to Oregon, settling in the Irrigon/Hermiston area in 1991. In 2006 they moved to Albany, settling in the Cambridge Terrace Assisted Living Community.

Mr. Partridge loved hunting, fishing and recreational mining.

He is survived by his brothers, Howard of Omaha, Neb., Harold and Edward of Sweet Home, Stanley of Crabtree; a sister, Janice of Bend; foster daughter Lissea Clapp of Strawberry Plains, Tenn., two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two foster grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Genevieve, in July 2009; daughter Karon McCracken in 2007; parents Edward and Wilma Partridge; brothers Gene, Donald and Kenneth; and sister Emma Lou.

Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Sweet Home Evangelical Church. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, also at Sweet Home Evangelical Church.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Miller Cemetery in Silverton.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.