Fremont Edward Straughan

Born: Fri., Jan. 11, 1918
Died: Thu., Dec. 5, 2013

Graveside Service

3:00 PM Fri., Jan. 10, 2014
Location: Olney Cemetery

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Fremont Edward “Ed” Straughan

January 11, 1918 – December 5, 2013


Fremont Edward “Ed” Straughan died December 5, 2013, at his home in Pendleton, Ore., at the age of 95. Graveside services will be held at OIney Cemetery on January 10 at 3:00 p.m.

Ed was born January 11, 1918, in Pendleton, Ore., to parents Cleo and Gladys Straughan and lived his entire life in Pendleton. He graduated from Pendleton High School in 1935 and was a charter member of the Pendleton FFA. He farmed in the Birch Creek and Spring Creek areas raising grain, hay and cattle.

Ed married Sarah Draper on November 25, 1945. They had three children.

He was an active member of the First Christian Church, serving as teacher, deacon, elder and board chairman. He was a member of White Eagle Grange and served on the PGG Board of Directors and the Southern Umatilla County Soil and Water Conservation District. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling. After harvest each year, the family took vacations, visiting most of Oregon and Washington.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Sarah; sisters Marjorie Keller and Doris Hoeft; and an infant daughter.

Ed is survived by his children and their families: Tom and Lanny Straughan of Pendleton and Cathy and John Sams of Wilsonville, Ore.; grandchildren: RaeAnn Straughan of Fairbanks, Alaska, Robert Straughan of Portland, Ore., Robin Straughan (David Condon) of Wilsonville, Ore., Marie (Sean) Ottum of Wilsonville, Ore., and Marci Sams of Portland. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 215 N. Main St., Pendleton.

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Clinton and Karen Reeder
   Posted Sun January 05, 2014
Dear Tom and Lanny and Cathy and John:

We were sorry to read of your dad's death. We think back on fun times that we shared when we were newly married at get togethers that included your parents. They were both special people. We know how hard it is to lose parents. Wishing your comfort and strength.

I am recovering from a total knee replacement and will not be able to attend the service but our thoughts will be with you.

Christy Piercey, Executive Assistant PGG
   Posted Thu January 30, 2014
Dear Straughan Family,

On behalf of The Board of Directors and Employees of Pendleton Grain Growers, I wish to express our sincere sympathy to hear about the passing of Ed. Ed was a devoted Board Member of PGG and we sincerely appreciate his service and commitment to the cooperative.

Please accept our sincere and heartfelt sympathies to the Straughan family.

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