George Warren Standish, 84, of Brooks, Ore., got his wings Friday Aug. 21, 2020. He was born in Bellingham, Wash., on Feb. 4, 1936, to Leo Percy and Edna Mary Wallace Standish. George had two sisters and one brother. He joined the Army at age 17, served on the DMZ in Korea until 1956, then came home with a Military injury.
He married Sally Jo Jones in which three amazing children were born.
He started G&R Auto Wrecking with his brother-in -law Rudy Austad, he then went to work for Weyerhaeufer where he ended up with a serious industrial injury, and was disabled. He was strong-willed was determined to not let it beat him.
He married Dorene Isham Koenig in 1978, he then started up a new G&R Auto Wreckers. This being the love of his life, he always wanted (G)Gary and (R)Robert his sons to carry the name. Even more proud that as we speak the G and R men became more than a parent could ever ask.
He was a member of the American Legion Post # 0136, Brooks Historical Society and BCCA.
Loving animals and children were his being. He raised many Herford and Angus cattle, nursing all the babies who needed him, including kitties, goats, calves and birds.
His grandchildren were his world and he was so proud of the hard working children. He never missed a softball, football or basketball game in which one or more grandchildren were playing.The great grandchildren are what lit up the room for him, his special name for each. “My little dancing girl.” He couldn’t wait to find someone who would listen to how proud he was of “Joe.”
Survivors include his wife Dorene (of 42 years), sister Lorraine Gesner (Royal); children Gary Warren Standish (Teresa Lohn) Robert Alan Standish (Gina Goad), Lisa Hynes, and Rob Koenig (Dawn); grandchildren: Brandon, Shannon and Corben Standish,Megan Maxwell,Melissa Nored, Brittney Smith, Keeton Standish, Jeremiah, Tyrel and Eden Speer,Jamie Peterson, Michelle Davis, McKenna, Joe and Madison Hynes. Tiffany Hillman,Brittany Prince, Jeff and Dakota Koenig; and great-grandchildren Victoria and Colton Standish,Rylan Williams,Arlo and Ivey Maxwell, Evan and Nicholas Smith, Zayden Standish, Knox Nored, Brilen and Greylen Smith, Kaylee, Matthew, David, Julia and Elizabeth Peterson, McKenzie and Kelsey Ratzlaff, Alexa Mollett, Emmett Davis, Hailee and Conor Hillman, Anna, Emma and Clara Prince, Owen and Ava Koenig.
Proceeded in death by his parents, brother Wayne Standish, sister Annabelle Austad, daughter Cheryl Lynn Barclay, grandson Johnathon Standish and great-granddaughter Allie Speer.
Funeral arrangements will be held at New Harvest Church 4290 Portland Road N.E. in Salem on Saturday Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. Viewing will be at 10:30 a.m. at the church.