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Edward G. Worden

August 25, 1923 December 2, 2018
Edward G. Worden
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Obituary for Edward G. Worden

Edward G. Worden of McMinnville, 95 years old, died Sunday, 12/2/18, at home. There will be a graveside service on Saturday, 12/8/18, at 2:00 pm at Hopewell Community Church cemetery (21600 S. E. Church Road, Dayton, OR). All are welcome.

Ed was born August 25, 1923, and grew up in Mt. View, Missouri. The family moved to Amity, Oregon in 1937. During WWII, he was in the Navy for five years as a torpedo man first class, on the destroyer USS Hughes (DD-410). During this time, he assisted in the clean up after the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, and experienced losing 17 of his shipmates in a kamikaze attack. He watched in 1946 as his ship was part of the Operation Crossroads nuclear-weapons testing, where atomic bombs were detonated at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

After the war, he worked on road construction, and his last job was with Evergreen Helicopters. He worked there for 13 years as a field supervisor for ground support.

He was a rock collector, and had a love of sports, including baseball, basketball and fishing. He and his wife, Willa Jeanne, were happiest together, going down the road in their RV motor home.

Edward had four brothers: Leslie, Roy, Walter, and David. He had four sisters: Violet, Patricia, Ola and Nola. He loved his daughters, Laura Ward and Saundra Worden; and his two stepdaughters, Karen Cockerham (deceased) and Sharon Cockerham, along with his ten grandchildren, Rachel Dalman, Kerri Dawson, Stephanie James (deceased), Brett James, Justin James, Jasmine James, Amber Reynolds, Heather Reynolds, April Reynolds, Haley Jack, and Taylor Jack, and his many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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2:00 PM 12/8/2018 2:00:00 PM
Hopewell Cemetery

21600 Church Street
Dayton, OR 97111503

Hopewell Cemetery
21600 Church Street Dayton 97111503 OR
United States

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