The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County

Darrell Dee Standage

Nov. 12, 1930 ~ Sept. 18, 2018

Darrell Dee Standage, 87, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Saint Alphonsus Hospital in Ontario, Oregon.

Darrell was born Nov. 12, 1930, in Poole, Nebraska, to Ellwood and Effie Standage. At an early age, Darrell’s family moved from Hazard, Nebraska, to Vale, Oregon in 1946. There, Darrell graduated from Vale Union High School and then went on to two years of college at the College of Idaho, graduating at the age of 17. 

In 1951, Darrell married Doris Boren and to that marriage was born four children including Ronda, Robert (Bob), Patricia (Patty) and Tami. Darrell drove fuel truck for Farmer’s Supply Co-op, and trapped muskrats after work to pay the costs of having their first-born child. 

Later, he partnered up with his brother Dorrance in farming and years later farmed individually. Darrell’s favorite yearly adventure was hunting deer, duck, and geese, and fishing as a backup, when time allowed from farming and attending meetings. Darrell was always involved in community organizations starting out as a granger at the Vale hall, Board member of NW Farm Credit Services, Chairman of the Malheur County Soil and Water Conservation District for over 48 years and many others.

Darrell is survived by his brother Dorrance, sister Nancy, daughters Ronda Zigler, Patty (Jerry) Harmon, Tami (John) Stout, daughter-in-law MaryAnn, grandchild Michelle, four great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his father Ellwood, mother Effie, his wife Doris of 67 years, son Bob, and grandson Matthew.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Vale Christian Church.

The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Al’s hospital, Encompass Home Health, and the many others that cared for and supported our beloved father. He will be dearly missed. Donations can be made to Pioneer Place Nursing Home.



• Eddie Gene Crites, 64, of Ontario, died Sept.14 at his home. Lienkaemper Chapel, Ontario. 

• Ida Robertson, 68, of Ontario, died Sept. 14 at her home. Lienkaemper Chapel, Ontario. 

• Darrell L. Wilson, 76, of Ontario, died Sept. 14 at a Boise Hospital. Lienkaemper Chapel, Ontario. 

• David Rodriguez,  76, of Nyssa, died Sept. 18 at a local care facility. Lienkaemper Chapel, Nyssa. 

• David D. Clark, 87, of Juntura, died Sept. 20 at his home. Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel, Ontario.

• Mary Lee Chadwick, 82, of Nyssa, died Sept. 22 at her home, surrounded by her family. Lienkaemper Chapel, Nyssa. 

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