PORTLAND — Blakey Tryon passed away on Oct. 26, 2015, at the age of 89 in Portland Ore., as a result of complications from a heart attack. He was born Sept. 27, 1926, in Columbia Falls, Mont., where he lived until inducted into the Army in 1945. During WWII he was ultimately being assigned to duty in the Philippines.
Upon his discharge he moved to Vancouver, Wash., where he met and married the love of his life, Dorthea Christensen. They then moved to Klamath Falls, Ore., where he attended Oregon Technical College obtaining a degree in automotive body and fender.
Blake and Dorthea moved to La Center, Wash., where they lived for the next 43 years. He worked for eight years at Eino’s Garage in La Center, worked at the International Paper Plywood Plant in Amboy, Wash., for 18 years then moved on to Portland General Electric working in the security department until his retirement.
Upon retirement in 1993 he and Dorthea moved to Long Beach. After Dorthea’s death he met the second love of his life, Ethylmae (Pinky) Osborn who he married in 1997.
Blake always enjoyed his family, reading, the daily crossword puzzle, traveling, fishing, hunting and especially his dog, Pandy and watching the Seattle Seahawks.
Blake is survived by his wife of 18 years, Pinky; sons, Gary Tryon (Linda) of La Center, Wash., Jay Tryon (Lee) of Woodland, Wash., stepson Douglas Weeth (Sherry) of Shelton, stepdaughter Connie Wyman of Tacoma, and stepdaughter Kathy Berry (Dean) of Pacific, Wash., 10 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
Private services will be held at a later date.