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Darrel E. Sallee
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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
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
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.
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Engine cooling systems: Electric cooling fan operating strategies
System Charge Determination
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Letters to the Editor
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ACtion Magazine - March 2015