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Chester Royer


July 21, 2015

March 8, 1930 - July 16, 2015

Chester Orval Royer, 85, of Foster, died July 16, 2015. He was born March 8, 1930 in Dalton, Neb. to Chester Franklin and Hazel M. (Mauer) Royer.

His family moved to Oregon when he was 11 and settled in the Jefferson area and later in the Dever-Connor area. In 1949 he met Shirley Hagle at the Lebanon Skate Rink. They married on Oct. 22, 1950 and created their first home in the Foster area.

Mr. Royer loved flying, fishing, woodworking, kayaking and his Kubota tractor. In 1961 he, along with Wesley Marchbanks and Gene Rayner, won the Santiam Soak in 38 minutes...

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