Darrell Paxson, 83, of Phoenix, Ore., passed away April 15, 2013. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 26, 2013 at 2 p.m at Grace Lutheran Church, 660 Frances Lane, Ashland, Ore. Reverend Timothy Cartwright will be officiating the graveside service at the V.A. National Cemetery being held Friday, April 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions can be made to Grace Lutheran Church.

Darrell was born July 19, 1929 in Lima, Ohio to Hugh Paxson and Ethelind Bowsher. He lived in Phoenix, Ore. from 1960 to the present. Darrell was married to Joyce Reill October 20, 1949 in Phoenix, Ariz. Darrell was a Industrial Arts teacher at Phoenix High School. He received his BA from the University of Arizona. He enjoyed bowling, golf, and fishing. During his time with the U.S. Army he received four Bronze Stars and the Medal of Merit.

Darrell has two sons, David of Gold Hill, Ore., and Kerry of Rogue River, Ore.; one daughter, Sheri of Crescent City, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Conger-Morris Funeral Home.