Dell Keith Wiley
Date of birth: May 12 1934
Date of death: November 19 2019
Dell Keith Wiley of Portland, Oregon passed away on November 19 at the age of 85. Dell is survived by children Roberta, Rodney, Robin, Rita, and Russell, his brother Randy, as well as 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren, with another on the way. Dell is predeceased by his wife Norma, daughter Rebecca, his siblings Elvin, Ivan, Evan, and Joanne and his parents Leonard and Thelma.
Dell was born to parents Leonard and Thelma Wiley on May 12, 1934 in Gordon, Nebraska. He married Norma Kirk on December 24, 1953 and together they raised six children.
Over Christmas break of 1968 Dell, Norma and their children moved from Valentine, Nebraska to Portland, Oregon because of work opportunities.In addition to being a father and becoming an adored grandfather, Dell was a jack of all trades-there wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. He worked in ranching, auto wrecking, ran a gas station, and spent many years working in metal fabrication.
Before moving to Oregon, Dell enjoyed playing in a county western band and ranching. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with family. Many family memories involve Dell making homemade ice cream and different types of popcorn during family gatherings. Everyone will remember Dell’s sense of humor, willingness to help others, unparalleled work ethic, and the love he had for him family.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Dell on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 3:00pm at the Best Western in St.Helens. The address is 585 S Columbia River Hwy, St Helens, OR 97051. All are welcome.
If you need further information, you can reach out to family on Facebook.
18 tribute candles have been lit
Candle lit by Russell Wiley Dad, I Miss you badly I promise to make you and Mom proud of me by staying sober . Rest In Peace Dad The Great one . Your son Russ . Take care of our Angels up there and our Wonderful Mother. Miss you both.
Candle lit by Rod,( cactus Cedric sagebrush) Wiley Thanks Dad for all you did for us and everything you taught me through the years. Rest in peace , till we meet again and chase cattle through the sand hills together again. Love you old man!
Candle lit by Kathy ,( KalijAh) Elijah,(Squeaky Dude) Austin We love you so much and we are going to miss you.I am glad I was able to be apart of your family.
Candle lit by Jennie ❤????????
Candle lit by Kenya Sorry for your loss of your Daddy
Candle lit by Mariah Wiley I love you so much Grandpa. I miss you so much! ❤️❤️❤️
Candle lit by Shyla/chicken but I love you so much all the memories that had you in them will always be in my heart I love and miss you so much
Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.
Candle lit by Rita wiley I love you dad. Rest in peace
Candle lit by Pee-Wee aka Jessica Wiley-Green Grandpa, I love you and appreciate all you did for me. You will be forever in my heart...
Candle lit by Froglegz Tadpole & Pollywog ???? Grandpa the girls and I miss you so much not a day goes by that we haven’t thought or talked about you!! You always were the best grandpa to us all and we are so blessed to have all the wonderful memories we have with you !! We love you so much !! Rest easy our dearest grandpa ❤️
Candle lit by Patti My condolences
Candle lit by Nathaniel Green Going to miss you grandpa ????
Candle lit by Boots I'll miss ya til I see ya Till then it's the same sh*t different day. Love you grandpa
Candle lit by Misty perkins I love and will miss you forever grandpa! I will always remember giving you kisses and telling you I love you and hearing your same reply “ I ain’t got no money” rest easy I will see you when I get there!
Candle lit by Sue Wiley aka Fat A** You accpted me into your family when I was 16. You've been a great father in law. I already miss you so much. I love you Old Fart.
Candle lit by Tammy Sholes and Nicole pope Lots of great memories growing up! You are deeply missed. Our deepest condolences, Sending love to all ❤️
Candle lit by Mildred Hannah & Families Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.