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John Edward Hoffman, 82, of Forest Grove, a former Baker County resident, died Oct. 8, 2002, at Forest Grove.

His graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. The Rev. Gordon Bond will officiate.

Mr. Hoffman was born on June 14, 1920, at Council, Idaho, to George and Jasmine Garrett Hoffman. He was raised at Sparta.

He entered the U.S. Army in 1944 and served in World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

He married Edna Nale on June 25, 1939, at Creswell. They were divorced in 1966.

He married Thelma Shipton on April 17, 1969, at Walla Walla, Wash. Thelma died on April 23, 1997.

Mr. Hoffman lived in various places in Oregon. He lived at Pendleton from 1969 to 1998. During that time he drove logging truck. He also drove produce truck. In 1998, he moved to Halfway. He retired in about 1977.

He moved to Osprey Pointe at McMinnville in 2001 to be near his daughter and then moved to Forest Grove in June of this year.

He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Aber Hoffman, in 1954.

Survivors include sons, Charles Hoffman of Pendleton and Johnny Hoffman of Alaska; daughters, Linda Taylor of Yamhill and Sharon Chase and Frances Harkness, both of Baker City; sisters, Eula Grissom of Baker City and Peggy Haynes of Hermiston; a brother, William Hoffman of Washington; a stepdaughter, Karen Kidder of Portland; stepsons, Bill Shipton of Pendleton, Mike Shipton of Salem, Steve Shipton of Florida and Tim Shipton of Pendleton; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital or the Shriner’s Hospital for Children through Macy & Son Funeral Directors, 135 N. Evans St., McMinnville, OR 97128.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 25, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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