Edward R. Hefty

November 21, 1931-January 25, 2014

Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Edward R. Hefty journeyed home to the Lord, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, after a short battle with cancer. His wife

Marilyn, “Myrnie,” and family were by his side.

by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Edward R. HeftyEd was born Nov. 21, 1931 in Portland, Ore. to Edward Hefty and Cornelia Doolin Hefty. At the age of 10, he moved to the Seattle, Wash. area and graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1949. He received a BA in Accounting from the University of Washington and proudly served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot. Ed met Myrnie at UW and they were later married in Seattle in 1956. After starting their family, they moved to Portland in 1968.

Ed was a self-employed CPA and, due to his childhood years living aboard a sailboat, a sailing enthusiast. Many family vacations were spent sailing in Puget Sound and abroad. After retirement, he enjoyed travelling, golfing, and genealogy.

Ed leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Myrnie; son, Chris and Lisa Hefty of Spokane, Wash.; daughter, Colleen and Gary Fettig of Monmouth, Ore.; and four grandchildren, Blain, Kjrsten, Erin and Caitlin. He was an encouragement to many, and will be deeply missed by all.

Donations may be made in his memory to Community of Faith Scholarship Fund, West Linn, or OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at Community Of Hope Lutheran Church, 27817 SW Stafford Road, Wilsonville, Ore.