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Grilley, A. Wesley: Walking On

Pendleton, Oregon

Funeral services were held for A. WESLEY GRILLEY, 78, on October 1, at the First Presbyterian Church in Pendleton. Interment followed at Olney Cemetery. Mr. Grilley was born July 22, 1933, in Portland, Oregon. He passed away September 26, 2011, at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton.
   
Mr. Grilley graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering. He also flew fighter jets while serving in the Air Force. He worked as an advertising manager for Pendleton Grain Growers for many years. He then became the executive director of the Oregon Wheat Growers League. He also opened and managed the Pendleton Convention Center. He was a civic volunteer, earning the First Citizen Award in 2008 and induction into the Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame in 2011. (Confederated Umatilla Journal, October 2011)
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