Glen Paxton Gidley

Newspaper district manager, 62Glen Paxton Gidley, 62, of Warrenton, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004 in Astoria.

Mr. Gidley was born June 16, 1942 in Oregon City to Everett and Doris (Paxton) Gidley. He was a DeMolay at Oregon City High School, where he graduated in 1960.

He married Sally Barker in January 1981 in Vancouver, Wash. She survives, living in Warrenton.

Mr. Gidley worked for The Oregonian and newspapers in Beaverton, Gresham and La Grande. He was a district manager of circulation for The Daily Astorian from 1990, until retiring Aug. 31, 2004.

Family members said he enjoyed hiking, identifying birds and wildflowers, sunsets, stream-side picnics, stargazing, gardening, going to art galleries and visiting museums. He was a history buff and enjoyed stamp collecting. He was a member of the American Philatelic Society, a stamp collecting club, Future Farmers of America and the National Home Gardening Club.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Gidley is survived by two stepsons and one stepdaughter-in-law, Jame Korff of Oceanside, Calif., and Kimble and Terri Korff of Noti; one stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Cindy and Greg Cozzi of Phoenix; one daughter, Darlene Sartain; a son, Charley Gidley; five grandchildren, Micah and Melea Korff of Oceanside, Shannon and Dustin Youso and Amy Pate, all of Phoenix; a great-granddaughter, Amelie Youso-Satterlee of Phoenix; one brother-in-law and his wife, Robert and Betty Mosar of Seaside; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Barker of Cincinnati; two nieces and their husbands, Janice and Bill Smiley of Tualatin and Marcia and James Beck of Kirkland, Wash.; two nephews and their wives, James and Barbara Mosar of Washougal, Wash., and Allan and Laura Mosar of Sisters; cousin, Mike Paxton of Seaside; and numerous other relatives.

A memorial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hughes-Ransom Chapel in Seaside.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Hughes-Ransom Cremation & Mortuaries, 220 N. Holladay Drive, Seaside, OR 97138.

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