Anton “Tony” Halsey left this world to be with his Lord and Saviour on January 16, 2018, after a long illness. He was born in Hammond, Ore., on February 6, 1937, to Eldred Jewell Halsey and Alta Gustafson Halsey.
Tony served in the United States Army. He married Lynn Glover Halsey on April 6, 1990, in The Dalles, Ore. Tony had a long career in the construction industry. He worked as a heavy equipment operator with the Operating Engineers, building many of the bridges and highways around the Northwest. He also worked dredging several shipping channels in Coos Bay, Gray’s Harbor, Puget Sound, and the Columbia and Willamette rivers. His carpentry skills were second to none; he could build a house and all the cabinets and furniture to go inside as well. His strong love for the sea and all things nautical led him to build wooden sailboats for a time. He later owned and operated Halsey Construction Company in The Dalles.
He loved the outdoors; camping, fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, and skiing. He loved music, singing and playing the accordian.
Tony is survived by wife, Lynn Glover Halsey; children, Heidi Herb (Gordon), Jewell Pihl, Anton Halsey II, Mary Halsey (Doug Klaumann); stepchildren, Shannon McIlroy (Darin), Jeremy Stockett (Joy) Jeffrey Stockett (Bethany); 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers.
He will be interred at Willamette National Cemetery. A memorial service will be on February 10, 2018 at the First Christian Church in The Dalles.
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