Joseph LeRoy Alley, 75, of Hebo, formerly of Lebanon, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012 at Adventist Medical Center in Portland.
He was born July 12, 1936 in Lebanon to Joseph and Alice (Benshoff) Alley.
Joseph grew up in Lebanon and graduated from Lebanon Union High School in 1954. He married Geraldine Jenson in October of 1954; she preceded him in death in April of 1997.
He worked as a machinist at Linn Gear and Wah Chang and later moved to Hebo and worked as a machinist at Tillamook Smoker until retiring in 2002.
He enjoyed cabbing and fishing and all sports including NASCAR.
Joseph is survived by 3 daughters Nina Solis, Cynthia Mintz, and Alice Kelley all of Medford; son Jim Alley of Medford; brother Richard Alley of Lebanon; sister Shirley McVain, Dorothy Dillard and Betty Vorderstrasse of Lebanon and Maxine Evans of Canby; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren with two more expected soon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Joseph’s Life will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, May 5th at Rock Hill Cemetery with a gathering for family and friends following at the home of Richard Alley, 711 Glenwood St. in Lebanon.