|Birth: ||Sep. 10, 1989|
|Death: ||Apr. 7, 2011|
The East Oregonian
Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Samuel Blaine Maley
Sept. 10, 1989-April 7, 2011
CONDON — Samuel Blaine Maley, 21, died Thursday, April 7, 2011, at his home on the family ranch in Ferry Canyon, west of Condon. A funeral mass will be held Friday, April 15 at 11 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church in Condon, with concluding service and burial to follow at Igo Cemetery. A potluck dinner will follow at the Condon Elks Lodge. Recitation of the rosary will be Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at St. John Catholic Church.
Mr. Maley was born Sept. 10, 1989, in Pendleton, the first of two sons of Jordan Blaine and Mary Kathryn Campbell Maley of Condon. He was named for his great-great-grandfather, who came to Gilliam County in 1885. He spent his life on the ranch, graduating from Condon High School in 2001.
With no interest in the classroom, and a consuming curiosity about life, he started hopping freight trains that summer. The odyssey exposed him to the best and worst of human nature, and he saw much violence.
In 2010, he married Skye Merritt in Newport. They lived simply, working at various jobs and volunteering time and her homemade pies to support the Fossil Food Pantry.
Mr. Maley is survived by his wife, Skye, his parents, brother Pete Maley and his grandmother, Mary Campbell, all of Condon, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Bob and Norma Maley and John Campbell.
Memorial contributions may be made to Homeless Youth Alliance, P.O. Box 170427, San Francisco, CA 94117, the South Gilliam County Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 85, Condon, OR 97823; or a charity of one's choice.
Sweeney Mortuary of Condon is in charge of arrangements.
Created by: Jan
Record added: Apr 12, 2011
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