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Rick Gridley


October 31, 2018

April 7, 1948 – Oct. 20, 2018

Rick Allen Gridley, 70, of Sweet Home died Oct. 20, 2018.

He was born April 7, 1948 in Santa Maria, Calif. to Paul Wesson and Patricia Joann (Harrington) Gridley Powell. 

He served in the U.S. Army as a 62K20 grader and heavy equipment operator from Feb. 5, 1969 to Dec. 1, 1970. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. 

Mr. Gridley lived in Colorado, El Cerrito, Calif., Coos Bay and North Bend before coming to Sweet Home in 1992 with his sister, Cindy Golden and brother-in-law Allen Golden....

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