La Grande, Oregon
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Sean Richard Sullivan, 27, of La Grande and formerly of The Dalles died Aug. 14 in Riggins, Idaho, following an automobile accident. A Mass of Christian Burial was held today at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church with burial at the Island City Cemetery.
Mr. Sullivan was born June 15, 1979, to Joseph Patrick and Toni Gaye Walker Sullivan in Portland. He graduated from The Dalles High School in 1998, and from Eastern Oregon University this year with a degree in Rangeland Management. He worked at various jobs, including at D&B Supply and the auction yard.
He was an Eagle Scout, and enjoyed racquetball, hiking in the Wallowas, four-wheeling, horses and dogs. He was a good swimmer and swam the Columbia River with his father. He enjoyed playing pool, fixing cars, rodeos and spending time at the family cabin at Wallowa Lake. He never knew a stranger and was a good friend to everyone and a loyal son and brother.
Survivors include his mother of The Dalles; his father of Portland; a sister, Kathleen Sullivan of The Dalles; a grandmother, Jean Walker of La Grande; uncles and aunts, Greg Walker of La Grande, Dan and Lorene Sullivan of Lewiston and Julia and Colin Brest of New South Wales, Australia; his girlfriend, Amy Love of La Grande; and other relatives.
Contributions may be made to a memorial fund in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.
The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending Aug. 19, 2006, Published: August 17, 2006