LONG BEACH - Daniel Ralph Weller, 65, a 30-year resident of the Long Beach Peninsula, passed July 27, 2008, in Long Beach from cancer. He was born in Atkinson, Neb., on Aug. 30, 1942, to Donald and Edna "Savilla" Weller.
He was first married to Myrn Cochran and they resided in Portland. He later married Jacqueline Jensen in the Temple of the LDS Church in Seattle, and they resided in Brownsmead, Ore., Chinook and then Long Beach. After her death, he remarried Myrn Cochran.
Mr. Weller enjoyed the freedom of self-employment by dealing in scrap metal and owning and operating several grocery and second-hand stores. He was a man who could never pass up a good garage sale. He loved his family and especially his grandchildren. He always said, "It starts with family and ends with family." He was a long time member and held several priesthood callings in the LDS Church.
Survivors include his wife, Myrn; daughters, Cindi and husband Dennis Johnson of Parachute, Colo., Louise and husband John Griffen of Vancouver, Janet Mossman and husband Leonard of Warrenton, Ore., Janice and husband Lewis Ramsey of Larado, Kansas; sons, Marty Weller and wife Donna of Rainier, Ore., Bradley Weller and wife Beth of Vancouver and Arnold Weller of Vancouver. He also raised Tim, Donald, Raedene and Bruce VanDyke as his own. Additional survivors include 23 grandchildren, Leland, Wade, Thomas, Crystal, Brian, Chad, Heather, Tiffany, Craig, Aaron, Paul, Elisa, Alan, Jacqueline, Dustin, Wesley, Brandon, Brodie, Brianda, William, Bryce, Devon and Cody; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Weller of Ocean Park and David Weller of Hillsboro, Ore.; and two sisters, Raedene Curry and Donna Wack both of Portland. His parents, second wife Jacqueline, son Brian Sager, daughter Candi and son-in-law Thomas Mooney and their three children Anthony, Amy and Robert, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2 at The Church of Latter-day Saints at 3rd and Niagara St. in Astoria, with a luncheon following. Graveside dedication follows at Murray Hill Cemetery in Clatskanie, Ore.
Memorial contributions can be made to South Pacific County Humane Society, P.O. Box 101, Long Beach, WA 98631. Arrangements are by Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, Long Beach, and the guest book is available at www.penttilaschapel.com.