Gene Scofield

July 25, 1925 to November 13, 2013 -

Gene ScofieldEugene “Gene” Charles Scofield passed peacefully after a lengthy illness. A wonderful man with a great sense of humor, he lived a full life and enjoyed his 88 years. Despite his illness, Gene enjoyed many memorable times with family and friends during the past two years. Family and friends were paramount to Gene – known as “Poppop” to his family - and he was an exceptional and loving person.

Gene was born and raised in Norwalk, Connecticut and was extremely proud of being a “New England Yankee.” He and his wife Helen Hauser Scofield were high school sweethearts and were married 69 years. In 2001, they moved to King City, Oregon to be closer to family.

In addition to his wife Helen, he is survived by their two daughters; Helen Mary Scofield and Sandy Marron; son-in-law Buzz Marron; their two grandchildren, Jenn Marron and Greg Marron; Greg’s three children, Jackson, Kate and Spencer; and Greg’s wife Sarah and her daughter Adahra. His son Eugene “Genie” C. Scofield, Jr. died in 1952 at the age of 3 from leukemia. Gene will be deeply missed by his family.

Gene was extremely proud of his service in World War II as a weatherman aboard the USS Wasp – CV - 18, a United States Navy aircraft carrier that served several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations from 1943-1945. He was a member of the VFW in Norwalk and the American Legion in Tigard, Post 158. His civilian career included positions with the U.S. Postal Service, several utility companies, Vanderbilt Laboratories and Bank of America. Gene truly exemplified the best of the “Greatest Generation.” In Connecticut, he was a member of Christ Episcopal Church for nearly 75 years, where he and Helen loved working on church fundraisers and community events. After moving to Tigard, he and Helen were dedicated members of St. James Episcopal Church in Tigard and made many new and dear friends.

Gene’s ashes will be interred in Willamette National Cemetery after a military service for family. All are welcome to attend a celebration of his life on December 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. at St. James Church in Tigard, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to St. James Church, 11511 SW Bull Mt. Road, Tigard, OR, 97224 (503-639-3003) or Legacy Hospice of McMinnville, 2275 NE McDaniel Lane, McMinnville, OR, 97128 (503-472-9685).

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