Oroville Transit, Inc. has new owners


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La Mar and Lorraine Wolley (left) have sold their interestin Oroville Transit Mix Inc. to their son Gordon and his wife Sheila. Thecompany started as a concrete business, but now is primarily a

OROVILLE – As of this past summer, Gordon and Sheila Wolley are the sole owners of Oroville Transit Mix, Inc. that they purchased from La Mar and Lorraine Wolley.

The transaction included the purchase of the company stock held by Gordon’s parents who originally purchased the business from the Verbeck brothers and Bill Petry in 1967. At that time it was a concrete business, but through the years has evolved into a trucking company doing flatbed hauling of lumber and other products in British Columbia and the Western United States.

The new owners bring to the business their trucking company, Gordon Wolley Trucking, Inc., and the shop building they built in 2007.

“This has been a family business and will continue to stay in the family,” said the Wolleys in announcing the transfer of the title from one generation to the next.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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