Roy Harold Chandler, 86, a long-time Lower Valley resident went to be in the arms of his heavenly Father, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, from his home in Grandview.

Roy was born Nov. 29, 1921 in Indianola, Iowa, the son of Ray and Mamie (Crooks) Chandler. Roy served in the Army Air Corps and received an honorable discharge following his military service.

On June 16, 1943, he married Lillian Eloise Lane in Yakima. The Chandlers made their home throughout the Yakima Valley from Selah to Prosser, where Roy was a building contractor for many years. In 1982, they settled in Grandview.

He was a member of the First Christian Church in Sunnyside.

Roy enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by one son, Robert Dean Chandler of Grandview; two daughters, Shirley Mae Marchbanks of Springfield, Ore. and Judith Ann Van Atta (Dennis) of St. Paul, Ore.; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Harriette Conner of Chariton, Iowa, June (Bob) Seuferer of Lucas, Iowa, Vera (Dick) Black of Los Fresnos, Texas, Joanne (Ron) Parker of Campbell, Calif. and Jennie (Bob) Shanks of Johnston, Iowa; one brother, Jay (Naomi) Chandler of Chariton, Iowa; and three sisters-in-law, Shirley Chandler, Donna Chandler and Lucy Chandler, all of Lacona, Iowa.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 64 years, Lillian Eloise Chandler, on Dec. 22, 2007; three sons, Ronald, Edward and Edwin; and three brothers, Albert Chandler, Lemley Chandler and Vern Chandler.

Memorial funeral services and military honors will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. at First Christian Church in Sunnyside. Those wishing to honor Roy's memory may contribute to the donor's choice.

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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