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Ralph Peter Metcalf

March 22, 1939 ~ January 3, 2021 (age 81)


Ralph Peter Metcalf

March 22, 1939 – January 3, 2021


Ralph Peter Metcalf, age 81, a long-time resident of Dayville, OR passed away peacefully at home on January 3, 2021.

A celebration of life will be held on January 9, 2021 at 12:00 noon in the Dayville Community Hall.

Ralph was born on March 22, 1939 in Portland, OR to Ralph Merton Metcalf and Virginia Bell Dhooghe Metcalf.  He was a long-time log truck driver / mechanic and retired from Metcalf Logging in 2015.

Ralph married Merle Jane Green Metcalf on October 18, 1960 in Reno, NV.  Ralph and Merle had 4 children, 3 sons and 1 daughter.

Ralph was an avid supporter of local youth sports, rock collecting and reader.  He was known for his sense of humor; always giving everyone a hard time with his wit, followed by his great smile.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Ralph was proceeded in death by his parents, Ralph and Virginia, and his sister, Joan Simmons.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Merle Metcalf of Dayville, OR, his brother Raymond (Ralene) Metcalf of Loomis, CA, his sons Fritz (Kathy) Metcalf of Cottonwood, CA, Adam (Shelley) Metcalf of Anderson, CA, Lee (Dana) Metcalf of Coeur d’ Alene, ID and daughter Patti (Randy) Kimball of Dayville, OR.  As well as 11 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dayville Community Hall through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.  To offer on-line condolences to Ralph’s family, please visit


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Celebration of Life
January 9, 2021

12:00 PM
Dayville Community Hall
Dayville, OR 97825

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