In Memory

Donald Lee Tindall - Class Of 1967

Donald Lee Tindall

Donald Lee Tindall - December 14,1948 -August 2, 2018

Don Tindall passed away at his home of natural causes in Heppner on Aug. 2. Don was born Dec. 14, 1948, in Nampa, Idaho, to James Franklin Tindall and Ruby Lee (Dalke) Tindall. His first years were spent in Vale, New Plymouth, Nampa and Ontario.

 At the age of l0 his family moved back to Vale, where Don attended school, graduating from Vale High School in 1967.  Don excelled in sports, especially football where he was a part oftwo state championship teams. Don enlisted in the Air Force in 1967 and served in the Philflines and Vietnam as an Intelligence Officer and received the rank of staff sergeant.

Among his many accomplishments he received the brown belt in Tae Kwon Do and his commercial pilot license. After the military, Don went to school at Treasure Valley Community College and then graduated from College ofldaho, playing football for both colleges. Don married Roxanne Mason and together they had two precious girls, Mollie and Cassie.

Don was a firefighter at Vale BLM, City of Nampa, Idaho, and the Umatilla Army Depot until retiring from the depot in 2008.

He was a faithful member of the Heppner Church ofthe Nazarene and often shared the Good News of Jesus Christ from the pulpit. Don was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Karen Seevers and Shirley Dean; brothers Jim Tindall Jr. and Wesley Tindall.

He is survived by his daughters Cassie Rothwell (Nick) and Mollie Tindall; grandsons Joshua Tindall Montano and Dominick Rothwell; granddaughters, Delaney Rothwelland Drea Rothwell; sisters, Dianne Clark (Steve), Linda Tindall, Joan Standley, Colleen Larson (Albert), Sharon Nelson; brothers, Dale Tindall (Linda) and l.eslie Tindall (Kay).

Don was known for his big laugh, big stories, big heart and big hugs. He loved to pheasant hunt, deer.hunt, elk hunt (especially with bow) and ûsh (especially for salmon). Some of his favorite times were spent in the woods or on his boat. Fishing trips to Alaska and the Oregon Coast were special times. I am sure he would regret not getting to spend more time with his new fishing buddy, Joshua.

A memorial service was held at the Church of the Nazarene in Heppner on Aug. 26, and a graveside service will be held at the Valley View Cemetery in Vale af 2p.m. on Sept.22, 2018