Wallis H. “Wally” Link
March 30, 1930-Nov. 14, 2012
Wally fought a long battle and died peacefully in his home Nov. 14, 2012.
He was raised on a ranch in Laramie Wyo. which gave him a love for the outdoors and horses. He spent a large part of his life with horses and roping – it was quite a passion of his.
He served in the U.S Navy as a member of the Underwater Demolition Team during the Korean War. Later he moved to Redding, Calif. and had a small ranch and logging trucks. He was a self-made man and owned a lot of businesses during his lifetime.
He then moved to Burney, Calif. and entered a partnership in a logging business, and owned a fleet of logging trucks. He soon met his wife-to-be Rosemary Rentle. They were married Dec. 16, 1971. He joined into partnership with her at a local dinner house, The Rex Club.
They were married almost 40 years.
Upon retiring in 1981, Wally and Rosemary moved to Brookings. Wally became restless and started a commercial fishing business on the boat he bought called the “Refuge.”
Wally is survived by his wife Rosemary of Harbor; Rosemary’s children: Laura Novoa, David Teasley, and Pamela McBroome; Wally’s children: Roseanna Smith, and David Link. He left behind many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Wally finally climbed on the big roan mare, threw his last loop, and rode into the beautiful mountains one last time.
At Wally’s request there will be no service.
by the family.