OBITUARY: Stanton Vancleve Hadley

Stanton Vancleve Hadley was born in Boardman, Oregon in 1925, to Glen Roy Hadley and Ivy Kate Page Hadley. He grew up on the family farm, just north of Boardman, Oregon and attended school in Boardman. When he was 14 the family sold the farm and moved to Fossil, Oregon. Stan attended Wheeler County High School. Two months before his 18th birthday, in 1943, he joined the Navy and entered World War II. When the war ended in 1945, he came back to Fossil and went to work for Kinzua Lumber Company.

Stan met the love of his life, Gladys (Bee) Morgan, in the summer of 1947 and they were married on February 29th 1948. They bought a home in Fossil in 1954, where he and Bee raised 3 children. In July of 1961 they sold the house and moved the family to Tallahassee, Florida, to be near Bee's youngest sister and her family. In May of 1962 the family moved back to Condon, where he took a job with the federal government, at the Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Service (ASCS). He retired in 1983 as the ASCS District Manager for Gilliam, Wheeler, Sherman and Morrow counties.

Stan was very active as a member of the United Church of Christ in Condon. He also participated in Condon City Government and was a member of the Condon Elks Lodge. Stan loved the out of doors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

In 1986 Stan and Bee sold the beautiful home they had built in Condon and moved to the Seattle area for a short time. Then in 1994, after several years in Keizer, Oregon, they moved to Mill Creek, Washington, having purchased with their son Reed, what they fondly referred to as 'the ranch.' Always up for the next adventure, after two more moves, they settled in Burien, Washington, where they spent their last years together. In 2019, Stan moved to Washington Care Center where he lived out the rest of his life, enjoying regular visits from his children. He passed away on September 30, 2023, two months short of his 98th birthday.

Stan was a loving husband and father who will be greatly missed. He is preceded in death by his wife, Gladys (Bee) Hadley and survived by his three children Glen, (wife, Vickie) Hadley, Jill Morganpage, Reed, (wife, Robin) Hadley, and granddaughter Kela Lani Cosgrave.

The family will have a celebration of life for Stan in Condon, Oregon in the spring, date and time to be determined.

 

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