July 26, 1924 - Sept. 16, 2012
Vern went to his eternal home with the Lord on September 16, 2012. He was born in Spokane, WA, to Eugene and Cleo Harley on July 26, 1924. He attended schools in Spokane and graduated from the University of California Berkeley majoring in economics in 1947. He became a distributor/jobber for Chevron for 37 years until he retired. He participated in the local SMART reading program helping children to read for several years. He had a great sense of humor to the delight of everyone he met.
He enjoyed travelling. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed local fly fishing and deep sea fishing at the Oregon coast. His greatest joy was fishing for salmon in Alaska for 16 summers until 1999.
He is survived by his wife, Carol of 37 years; five children, Carol L. Harley of Vancouver, WA, Jay Harley of Bellflower, CA, Lorie Henderson of Gilbert, AZ, Ted Harley of Goodyear, AZ, KayLee Carroll of Apache Junction, AZ; four step-daughters, Christine Thomas, Jeneane Warner, Stephanie McGolrick all of Bend, Connie Hottinger of Eugene, OR; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by parents, Eugene and Cleo Harley; and an infant daughter. He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Monday, October 1, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., with a brunch to follow at Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Road, Bend.
Donations may be made to your favorite charity in his name. Please sign our guest book at www.niswonger-reynolds.com