April 23, 1933 - June 25, 2019
With tearful eyes we watched him suffer, and although we loved him dearly we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, and with hard working hands puts to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us. He only takes the best. Raymond Carl Nendel, SR passed away peacefully in his Albany home, with family at his side. He was born April 23, 1933, in Dallas, Oregon to Henry and Bessie (Weaver) Nendel. Ray grew up on a farm in Airlie, Oregon, and had eleven brothers and sisters. He graduated from Independence High school, and soon after he enlisted in the Army. He met his wife, Carol (Cornutt) while attending High School. They married June 11, 1955. Ray and Carol settled in Waldport, Oregon where they raised their son and daughter. Ray worked in the woods as a logger until his late 60s. He spent the rest of his working career doing what he loved most, gardening. He worked in a local garden nursery in Waldport until he retired in his 70’s. Ray moved to Albany to live with his daughter and family when his wife Carol died in 2011. He devoted most of his time working in the garden, was an avid reader, loved watching sports, and spending time with his family. Ray is survived by his daughter Debbra Tatum (husband Bob), son Raymond Jr.(wife Linda); grandchildren, Brooklynn Theodoroff (husband TJ), Stanton Kittel, and six great- grandchildren; sister Lela Hamar, and many nieces and nephews. He will be remembered by many who enjoyed the stories of his past, his warm smile, sense of humor, and the radiant twinkle in his eyes. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, August 18th, at 1:00 PM. Location: 41685 Clark Smith Drive, Lacomb, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a cancer charity of your choice. Please share your thoughts and memories for the family at www.demossdurdan.com.
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