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In Memoriam Darrel E. Sallee Parts, CPS Automotive, DENSO, Global International Parts, Honeywell, Omega Environmental Technologies, Performance Radiator, RANSHU, Sunbelt Radiator, T/CCI, and Universal Air Conditioner. Sponsors include: Auto Air of Puerto Rico, Cool Auto Air Parts, DENSO, Four Seasons, Honeywell, T/CCI and Universal Air Conditioner. The Sheraton Puerto Rico in San Juan is the host hotel for lodging for this event. ❆ In 2015, 3 million cars worldwide will use R-1234yf WE'RE READY, ARE YOU? Reader Reply 30 ACTION * March 2015 HERMISTON, OR -- Darrel Eugene Sallee, 64, passed away on December 9, 2014 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on February 5, 1950 at Pryor, Oklahoma to Merel Eugene and Mary Marie (Thompson) Sallee. The family moved from Oklahoma to Payette, Idaho and eventually to Pendleton, Oregon in 1955. He was joined by a sister, Sonya Kay Sallee in January of 1956. He grew up attending Pendleton schools, graduating from Pendleton High School in 1968. He and his dad shared the same hobby. They were members of the "Blue Mountain Hardtop Racing Association" in which driving car #9 he was "1968 Rookie of the Year." Soon after he enlisted with the United States Navy and was stationed on the USS Bon Homme Richard where he worked on the flight deck during the Viet Nam War. After four years of service he was honorably discharged returning back to Pendleton where he was employed with J&M Towing and Wrecking. In 1973 he met the love of his life, Rhonda Simmons. They were married May 3, 1975 in Pendleton. They had three children, Jolene, Jeremy, and Jacob. From J&M Towing and Wrecking he worked for Schaefer Radiator until he moved to Hermiston and started his own business, Auto-Kool in 1981. The business started in a one bay shop on Hermiston Ave. eventually moving and establishing itself on Hwy. 395 becoming one of the largest heat exchange shops in the Northwest. He has served on the regional and national board of directors of NARSA. A few of his leadership titles include 1980 VFW Commander Post 922, President of Hermiston Babe Ruth in 1992, 1992-2000 Hermiston Ducks Unlimited Committee Chairman, he was awarded 2008 Hermiston's Man of the Year, 2010 Umatilla County Fair Manager's Award and from 2004 to present he served on the Farm City Pro-Rodeo Board of Directors. He was an active volunteer for the Pendleton Round-Up as well as a past competitor. Besides his love of helping others he cherished every moment he spent with his granddaughter to whom he was "Poppie." He enjoyed outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, team roping, scuba diving, and skiing. Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Sallee, daughter Jolene Sallee-Davis and granddaughter Molly Davis of Hermiston; his sons, Jeremy Sallee of Hermiston and Jacob Sallee of Chicago, IL; and a sister, Sonya K. Sallee of Hermiston. He is preceded in death by his parents Merel and Marie Sallee. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Darrel's memory to Western Wishes, P.O. Box 19613, Reno, NV 89511.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ACtion Magazine - March 2015

Engine cooling systems: Electric cooling fan operating strategies
System Charge Determination
Service Port
Leonard's Law
Virtual View
Heavy duty and off road
Last Watch
Coolin Corner
Letters to the Editor
By the numbers
Industry News
Association News
In Memoriam
New Products

ACtion Magazine - March 2015