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OBITUARY: Russel “Rusty” Wayne Girvin

Russel “Rusty” Wayne Girvin

August 15, 1921 ~ April 18, 2021

Russel “Rusty” Wayne Girvin, 99, of Vale, Oregon was born August 15, 1921, in Creighton Valley, Nebraska, and passed away April 18, 2021, at Pioneer Assisted Living in Vale, Oregon. His parents were John and Jennie Dickinson Girvin. He left Nebraska when he was 15 and moved with his family to Vale on March 13, 1937, during the Nebraska Dust Bowl. He had two brothers, Blaine and Bob, and four sisters, Margaret Ross, Thelma Marcum, Erma Tschida and Bonnie Magnuson.

Rusty had completed the eighth grade in Nebraska and decided to help on the farm rather than complete his education. He also worked for others feeding sheep, milking cows and farm work.

Rusty met his lifelong sweetheart, Margueritte Harris, at a social at Hope Hall. They were . . .