Roy Edwin Vallad
Nov. 3, 1944 - Oct. 16, 2021
October 27, 2021
Roy Edwin Vallad, 76, of Sweet Home passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.
He was born Nov. 3, 1944 in Lebanon to Len and Ethel Belle (Lutton) Vallad.
Roy was a family man first, God-loving and hard-working throughout his life.
He graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1963 where he'd played on the baseball team, ran track and served as co-manager for the basketball team. After school, Roy lived in Michigan briefly before serving in the Army (1964-69) as an ordinance supply specialist and sharpshooter trainee.
Roy worked for a short time at Boeing Plant in Renton, Wash., before returning to Sweet Home where he raised his family and worked in the timber industry, primarily at Willamette Industries Plywood Mill and as a union representative before retiring from the Weyerhaeuser sawmill in Foster. Roy went on to work part-time at the Sweet Home Community Center. He had attended the Long Street Church of Christ and the previous Freedom Hill Church.
His greatest joys were his family and being outdoors. He spent much of his free time hiking, gold panning, hunting, fishing, and gardening, to all of which he welcomed his family and friends to join him.
Roy is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann (Thompson) Vallad; daughters Tanya Vallad and Trisha (Craig) Wilson with former wife, Karen Frachiseur; brother Larry Vallad; sister Connie Hackworth; and step-children and their families Tamara (James) McCorkhill, Trudi Bergevin Sharp, Derrek (Kelli) Bergevin, Frances (Jedson) Smith, Patricia (Jon) Yother, Leland Bergevin and Craig (Lacey) Bergevin.
A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sweet Home, followed by and inurnment with Military Honors will be at Gilliland Cemetery.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.