THE DALLES — Jimmie A. “Jim” Rudisill, 68, of Arlington died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 23 at 1 p.m. at the Arlington United Methodist Church.

Mr. Rudisill was born July 9, 1942, in Boise, Idaho, to Jimmie and Mary McNary Rudisill. He was raised and attended school in Portland. He then served in the Oregon National Guard before returning to Boring to work on the family mink farm.

He married Marie E. Werner in 1967 in Gresham. They ran the mink farm until 1983, when they moved to Ione. He drove long-haul truck for a time before working for the City of Ione for 10 years. He then went to work driving truck for CSU (now Walsh Trucking) and moved to Arlington, where they have lived since.

Mr. Rudisill is survived by his wife, Marie Rudisill of Arlington; daughters Cindy Storey of Wilsonville, Debby Paola of Gresham, Candi Guzman of Pendleton and Angie Valdez of Kennewick, Wash.; son Geno Rudisill of Arlington; mother Mary Rudisill of California; brother John Rudisill of California; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorial contributions may be made to a memorial fund in care of Marie Rudisill, P.O. Box 413, Arlington, OR 97838.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements. Sign the condolence book at www.burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.

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