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Arley O. Page

Arley Owen Page was born on April 20, 1923 in Brushy Knob, Mo., to Richard and Mable (Bordner) Page. He grew up in Brushy Knob and lived in Oregon for the remainder of his life.
He served as a sharpshooter in the Army during the World War II earning a Purple Heart fighting with the Blue Devils 88th Infantry Division and spent 20 months in the Italian Theatre.
One of Arley’s most cherished memories is marching through Rome with Italians throwing confetti from their window as American soldiers marched through.
After the war he lived in Portland, Ore., and worked for Union Pacific Railroad as a section foreman, later moving to Biggs Junction Railroad Section and retiring in Wasco, Ore. Arley enjoyed hunting, camping and fishing.
He is survived by his brother, Tom Page, of Ava, Mo.; and wife of 69 years, Kathryn Nadine. They had four children: Richard and his wife Sandra Kay, Edwin and his wife Diane, Aria and her husband Ken Melzer and Kathy Broadwater; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and three step grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, at Moro Cemetery at 12 p.m. No flowers please. Memorials may be made to Oregon Veterans Home Attn: Activities Department, 700 Veterans Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058.