PHELAN, Ralph R.

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Ralph R. Phelan, 59, of Corvallis, Ore. died May 14, 1992, in Corvallis.
He was born May 8, 1933, in Benton, Ark., the son of Herman Phelan and Velma Bolen. He was raised and educated in Arkansas and served in the U S Army during the Korean War and was discharged in 154. Following the service, he came to Medford, Ore. where his mother had moved. There he was married in 1955, to Rowena Funston. She later passed away in 1986. He re-married Marjorie Barriett in Jerome on Nov 1, 1986. The couple came to Corvallis from Idaho in 1989. He owned and operated Phelan Trucking Co., which hauled grass straw and also ran hay stackers.
He was a member and was active in the Grant Avenue Baptist Chuch in Corvallis. He hosted Japanese students through the church and had just recently returned from a trip to Japan.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie of Corvallis; two sons, Rick of Jefferson, Ore., and Ron of Jerome; a daughter Ronda Moulin of Boise; his mother, Velma Jones of Neosho, Mo,; a brother, Gerals Phelan of Albany, Ore.; two sistrs, Beth Coones of Spokane, Wash., and Joyce Knight of East Lo Roy, Mich., and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Carol McIntire.
The funeral was held May 18 at the Grant Avenue Baptist Church in Corvallis. Interment was held at the Twin Oak Memorial Park Cemetery in Albany, Ore. Memorials are suggested to the Grant Avenue Baptist Church, in care of the McHenry Funeral Home, 206 N.W. Fifth St., Corvallis oR 97330. Arragements are under the direction of the McHenry Funeral Home in Corvallis.
Times News–Tuesday May 19, 1992