Gary Lee Nolan of Lexington, Oregon, passed away peacefully in his garden swing at his home on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. He was 73. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2260 NE 4th Street, Hermiston, Oregon on April 22, 2023.
He was born in Grand Coulee, Washington to William and Donna Belle Nolan on December 24, 1949. Gary grew up on a farm in Hermiston, Oregon and graduated from Hermiston High School in 1968. On April 1, 1972, Gary married the love of his life, Heather. They started their family in Hermiston. He moved his family to Lexington in 1976, where he worked at Kinzua Lumber Mill until the plywood plant ceased operation, after which he worked at Pioneer Memorial Hospital for over 20 years and later owned and operated his janitorial business until retirement.
Gary will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He will be remembered by family as a loving husband, a dedicated loving father who was always there when you needed him, a reliable brother who always made you feel special, and a kind-hearted, loving and fun grandfather. In addition to spending time with his family and friends, he enjoyed cultivating his garden, assembling puzzles, relaxing with his pets, and collecting Mickey Mouse memorabilia.
He was a deeply spiritual man and used his time and his understanding of Bible truth to teach others. Gary expressed his unshakable faith in Jehovah God and his hope of promised resurrection on paradise earth where tears, death and pain will be no more. John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:4) Gary is survived by his sister Sharon, His wife Heather, his 7 children; Jonathan, Timothy, Anthony, Tamar, Charles, Nathanael and Daniel, 16 grandchildren; Meghan, Taylor, Keiran, Kianna, Anthony Ryder, Liam, Roxann, Kylie, Sage, Avi, Cesar Alexander, Zeus, Loghan, Jeffrey, Zeruiah and Sim. He is also survived by one great grandchild, Sylas.
Memorial contributions may be made to Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc., Attn: Donor Support, 900 Red Mills Road, Wallkill, NY, US 12589-5200, or Donate.JW.org.
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