Daryl Martin PulleyJuly 4, 1945 ~ June 2, 2017 (age 71)
Daryl M. Pulley, 71
Beloved father, friend and trusted attorney, Daryl Martin
Pulley, died peacefully at home June 2, 2017 in Portland,
Oregon after a short battle with diabetes-related liver cancer.
Daryl was born on July 4, 1945 in San Jose, California to Earl
and Alvera “Vera” Pulley. He graduated from James Lick High
School in San Jose, California in 1963. While working at Santa
Clara Valley Medical Center, he met his future wife, Sonja
“Sunny” Pulley. After his service in the US
Army, he and his young family moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota
and he completed his undergraduate degree at Augustana University, class of
‘73. The family then moved to Portland, Oregon where he
completed his law degree at Lewis and Clark College School
of Law in 1976.
Daryl began a successful law practice, serving Portland
for over 30 years. He was active in the Portland community,
volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, representing
Portland as a Royal Rosarian, serving as club president of the
Roseway Lions Club, and celebrating his life-long passion to
explore the world with the American Volkssport Association.
Sharing his adventures with those he loved was Daryl’s
passion—right up until the day he passed. He never met a
stranger, so he touched the lives of so many people while he
was out walking, eating and exploring the world. Daryl’s family
and friends could rely on him whenever his help was needed.
Daryl’s irrepressible spirt and zest for life will be sorely
missed by his children (Kenneth and Elizabeth Pulley of
Phoenix, Arizona; Kristin Pulley of Portland, Oregon; Keith and
Heather Pulley of Portland, Oregon; and Tyler and Susan Gross
of Hamilton, Massachusetts); his eight grandchildren and one
great grandchild; and his siblings (Claire Pickens, Dale Pulley,
Carol Chester and Candy Matsukado.) He was preceded in
death by his sister Cleo Sharp.
On Sunday, July 23rd at 1pm, a celebration of life will be
held at McMenamin’s Edgefield. All are welcome to attend
and celebrate Daryl’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for
donations to a park bench to be dedicated in Daryl’s memory