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Bob Hoffman

Robert 'Bob' Chesebro Hoffman died Oct. 29, 2008. He was 85.

Mr. Hoffman was born Sept. 2, 1923, in Oakland, Calif. He lived in Los Angeles until the family moved to South Bend, Ind., in 1925. He graduated from Governor Dummer Academy in Massachusetts and attended Kenyon College in Ohio. He received a degree in electrical engineering from UCLA in 1950.

He served four years in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and also served a year in the Korean War.

Mr. Hoffman married Jean Cline on Jan. 31, 1953, in Pasadena, Calif.

During his professional life he worked for 20 years at Consolidated Electrodynamics Corp. in Pasadena before starting his own company, R.C. Hoffman, Inc. He retired in 1988, and in January 2005, he and his wife moved to Mary's Woods in Lake Oswego.

Survivors include his wife Jean, daughters and sons-in-law Carol and Bob Goss, Diana Hoffman and Mike McGee of Lake Oswego and daughter Joanne Hoffman of Beaverton, his brother and sister-in-law Lathrop and Dorothy Anne Hoffman of Sierra Madre, Calif., and sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Dick Henry of Pasadena, sister Kiriki Metzo of New York City and two grandchildren.

A memorial services will be held Nov. 14 at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel at Mary's Woods.

Remembrances may be sent to the Mary's Woods Resident Fund, P.O. Box 411, Marylhurst, Ore., 97036.

David 'Bud' Brandon

David 'Bud' Bruce Brandon, DMD, died Oct. 24, 2008. He was 91.

Dr. Brandon was born Oct. 24, 1926, in Portland to Robert and Olive Brandon. He attended Washington High School, the University of Oregon and North Pacific College of Dentistry.

He married June Carolyn Proehl on June 24, 1942, and shortly after their wedding he enlisted in the 91st Air Corps as a dentist in the medical division. He served as a major in World War II and was deployed to the European Theatre where he served in England and on Eisenhower's staff in France after D-Day.

Dr. Brandon and his wife settled in Lake Oswego, where they raised their three children.

He was an avid outdoorsman, sportsman and athlete, enjoying water and snow skiing, hunting, mountain climbing and golf.

Dr. Brandon was a dentist by profession and practiced in Portland for 35 years. After he retired, he and Mrs. Brandon moved to Sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, June, daughter and son-in-law Judy and Greg Hathaway, son and daughter-in-law John and Mitsuru Brandon and three grandchildren. Son David Brandon, Jr. died in 1966 in the Viet Nam War.

A memorial service was held Oct. 27 at Dr. Brandon's home.

Remembrances can be made to the Hospice of Central Oregon, 1245 Fourth Street, Redmond, Ore., 97756.

Velma Gilchrist

Velma Gilchrist of Lake Oswego died of old age on Nov. 5, 2008. She was 90.

She was born on June 25, 1918, in Laurel County, Ky. to parents E.J. and Gertrude House. She was one of 10 children that included three sets of twins.

Mrs. Gilchrist moved to Prineville, Ore. in l940, and on Dec. 21, 1941 she married Howard Gilchrist.

She spent her life as a homemaker and avid gardener, tending to her home in Prineville for more than 50 years before moving to Lake Oswego to live with her daughter after her husband's death in l999.

Survivors include her daughter, Bonnie Gilchrist of Lake Oswego; her brother, Don House of Corbin, Ky.; her sister Bicky Kerth of London, Ky.; and her sister Louise Parman of Melbourne, Fla.

No service will be held, but remembrances may be sent to the Portland Memory Garden, a place of respite for those suffering from Alzheimer's Disease and their caregivers, at 9027 N.W. Bartholomew, Portland, Ore., 97229.