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Orval Frank Teal, 85, a resident of Dallas, died Thursday, June 20, 2019, at his home.

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He was born on Jan. 31, 1934, in Falls City, the son of John and Ethel Teal.

He was the youngest of five siblings, Chester, Kenneth, Carl and Dorothy, all preceded him in death. He lived his entire life in Falls City and Dallas. He spent two years in the Army, from 1956 to 1958, and was discharged as a private first class receiving both the Good Conduct and Expert Rifleman decorations. He was stationed in Ft. Lewis, Washington, with the 22nd infantry and saw Verona, Italy, Vicente, Italy, and Paris, France.

He drove a log truck for Wimer Logging for 35 years. He enjoyed hunting, riding motor bikes and traveling the United States. He married Helen Marie Newland on Dec. 29, 1955. They had two wonderful sons Donald and Danny.  After Helen’s death in 1994, he married Gwendolyn Davis on July 4, 1995. 

He is survived by his wife Gwendolyn; sons Don and Dan; three step-children Malinda, Neal and Suzanne; with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Viewing will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 28, in the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Graveside services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, June 28, in the Dallas Cemetery.

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Years ago, we had the Shell Station in Falls City. I first met Orvil when he worked at the Valsetz mill... He was always so friendly and nice. Then, when he drove log truck, he would often stop and get a pop or candy bar, and we would visit. I had a big wrecker back then,, often , when I got a call to go up on the Valsetz road to pick up someones vehicle,, if I needed help, Orvil would always go with me. That Valsetz road got a lot of calls! Also, we were volenteer firemen. lots of calls there too! Lots of history and stories to tell !! We sold that station, and moved to Corvallis.. the years have gone by. We have often thought of Orvil. Know he will be missed by many. may God bless you and help you now. . From your friends.. Clyde and Jeannie Balzer

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