Michael E. McCartney



Our beloved brother, husband, father, and uncle Mike McCartney passed away at home in West Linn, Ore., on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009. He was born in Klamath Falls, Ore., on Jan. 21, 1943 and was 66 years old.



Mike grew up in Klamath Falls, Ore., and Ashland, Ore., and graduated from Ashland High School in 1961. After high school Mike enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served three years as a musician at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Shortly after his discharge from the U.S.M.C. Mike married the former Judy Allen of Encinitas, Calif.

Mike was retired from a career with Safeway Stores where he drove truck first out of the Norwalk, Calif. distribution center and later out of the Portland, Ore. distribution center.



Mike is survived by his wife, Judy McCartney, of West Linn, Ore.; his son, David McCartney, of Battle Ground, Wash.; and his daughter, Lori McCartney of Portland, Ore. He is also survived by his brothers, Tim McCartney and Dennis McCartney, of Ashland, Ore.; and his sister, Mary Casper, of Watertown, S.D. In addition Mike is survived by six grandchildren and several nieces and a nephew.



Burial will be at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore. A memorial service will be scheduled to be held in the West Linn area at a later date.