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Emmitt C. Dromgoole
Birth: Aug. 23, 1915
Death: Jul. 14, 2002
News-Register, McMinnville, Oregon, July 20, 2002
A memorial service for former Yamhill and McMinnville resident Emmett C. Dromgoole of Milwaukie will be held at 3 p.m. July 27 in the First Baptist Church, McMinnville.
Mr. Dromgoole died July 14, 2002, in Rose Villa, Milwaukie. He was 86.
He was born Aug. 23, 1915, in Runge, Texas, the son of Emmett and Anna Clement Dromgoole. He moved to San Antonio, Texas, when he was 8. He later worked in the poultry business with his father.
He served in the Army during World War II in the 149th Port Battalion in India.
He and Celia Zimmerman were married Feb. 22, 1943, in Seattle.
He lived in Seattle from 1945 to 1948 and worked in the meat packing industry.
Mr. Dromgoole moved in 1948 to Yamhill, where he operated the family farm until 1967. He then moved to McMinnville and worked as a janitor in Newby Elementary School. He retired in 1977 and moved to Lincoln City. He had lived in Milwaukie since 1991.
He belonged to the First Baptist Church, McMinnville, and had served as a deacon. He also belonged to Lincoln City Baptist Church. He loved sports and especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Gordon Dromgoole of Yamhill and Paul Dromgoole of Seattle; two sisters, Mildred Strauch of San Antonio, Texas and Francis Fagg of Beaumont, Texas, and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund in care of Macy & Son Funeral Directors, 135 N.E. Evans St., McMinnville, OR 97128.
Note: Husband to Celia Ruth Zimmerman Dromgoole
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