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La Grande, Oregon
David Joseph Troutman, 72, of Hillsboro and formerly of La Grande, died peacefully April 18 at Tuality Community Hospital. A private celebration of life is planned for May 10. Tualatin Valley Funeral Alternatives at 237 W. Main St. in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.
David was born Jan. 10, 1936, to William and Ethel Troutman in Hillsboro. He attended North Plains Elementary School and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1954. He was active in sports and held the state broad jump track record for more than 20 years. He attended Pacific University in Forest Grove for two years.
He worked with the Oregon State Highway Department for two years. He then went to work for Coast Pack, Kummers Meat and Safeway before starting his own business, AA Quality Meats. In this business, he maintained a partnership for more than 15 years. He later owned a video rental store and a meat market on Scholl’s Ferry Road.
He was the manager of Eastern Oregon Rental Co. in Baker City for two years and worked as a shipping clerk at Polycast for six years before retiring.
He married Cynthia Lee Braseth on Sept. 11, 1971, in La Grande. They would have celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary in September.
David enjoyed sports, reading, gardening, hiking, traveling and spending time with family. His favorite place on Earth was the Wallowa Lake mountains where he had a second home.
Survivors include his wife, Cyndi; sons, Michael Troutman and his wife, Stacey, Kirk Troutman and his wife, Denise and Jeff Troutman and his wife, Lena; daughters, Vicki Naylor and Jennifer Philabaum and her husband, Todd; sister, JaneAnn LaMordden and her husband, Lloyd; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Gerry Braseth Palmer of La Grande; and brothers-in-law, Craig and Cory Braseth of La Grande.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William “Willie” and Ethel (Cornelius) Troutman; and brothers, Albert “Bill” Troutman, Edmond “Ed” Troutman and Danny Troutman.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Volunteer Wallowa Lake Rural Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 922, Joseph 97846.
La Grande Observer, Obituaries for the week ending April 26, 2008