Sept. 20, 1927 - Nov. 12, 2011
Stan Charles Worland, 84, passed away Saturday at his home in Tillamook.
Stan was born in Seaside to Vincent and Mildred (Murphy) Worland. He attended schools in the Seaside/Astoria area, as well as Willamina and Lebanon High School.
Stan began his logging career in 1941, spending his summers in the woods. In 1945, during his senior year of high school, Stan joined the U.S. Navy where he served his country honorably for two years, earning his diploma through the Navy. Upon his return from the Navy, Stan went to work in the woods in Sweet Home setting chokers and falling timber.
In September, 1947, Stan married Marian LeBaron in Lebanon. They followed Stan's parents to the Trask Lumber Camp where his father was superintendent of the Trask Mill. Stan worked for Trask River Lumber as a timber faller, choker setter and high climber. In 1951, Stan and Ed Stowers formed a logging partnership, S.W. Logging. Later, the company formed a corporation known as W.S. Logging. Stan also worked as a woods foreman in the Tillamook Burn.
Stan was united in marriage to Lou Copeland in Hawaii on July 14, 1976. Eventually, Stan tried to retire but the timber industry kept calling him back. He couldn't stay away. Stan went back to work for Hopkes Logging, working for them from 1985 until 1999. Still not ready to quit the woods, and just two weeks prior to his death, Stan was co-pilot in his son-in-law Duane's log truck.
Stan enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all, ocean fishing trips with his good friend, Marvin Hopkes. He looked forward each year to the fun and camaraderie helping Bob Dentel and others clean and prepare clams for the annual Gary Anderson Open. During his lifetime, Stan was a member of the Association of Oregon Loggers, the Tillamook Masons and the Tillamook Elks. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Stan is survived by his loving family: wife Lou Worland; daughters Karen Groshong and husband Ron f Tillamook, Lynette Rawe and husband Duane of Tillamook, and Debbie Groshong and husband Don of Milton Freewater; second set of daughters Renea Ivie and husband Rob of Spokane, Wash., April Streiff of Ketchikan, Alaska, Leisel Gamel and husband Tom of Portland, and Rachel Derrick and husband Sandy of Boise, Idaho; sisters Phyllis Manela of Tucson, Ariz., and Patricia Moody and husband Jerry of Albany; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions in Stan Worland's name may be made to Tillamook County Hospice or the St. John's United Church of Christ.
Waud's Funeral Home in Tillamook is handling arrangements.