SALEM - Roland Edmund Gorham, 86, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008. Recitation of the rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 at Barrick Funeral Home in Salem. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at the funeral home.
Mr. Gorham was born Oct. 6, 1921, in Baker to Arthur and Vella Gorham. He grew up in the North Powder area. He served in WWII in the 8th Air Force Army Air Corp stationed in the European Theater.
He married Marjorie Shea in Walla Walla in 1951. They lived in La Grande, where he was a State Farm Insurance agent. After his retirement they moved to Salem to be closer to family.
Mr. Gorham is survived by his wife Marjorie of Salem; sons Ron Gorham of Portland, Randy Gorham of La Center, Wash., and Jim Gorham of Hawthorn Woods, Ill.; daughter Karen Wolff of Heppner; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.