John A. "Hawk" Hoffard, III

December 18, 1950 to May 26, 2014

John A. “Hawk” Hoffard, III, 63, a resident of the Newberg community, died Monday afternoon, May 26, 2014 at the Diamond Care Adult Foster Care Home in Hillsboro.

A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mountainside Cemetery in Scholls, Oregon, with friends and family to celebrate Hawk’s life. Full Military Honors will follow under the direction of the American Veterans Honor Guard in Ridgefield, Washington.

John Adam Hoffard, III, was born on December 18, 1950 in Spokane, Washington, the son of the late John Adam Hoffard Jr., and Mary Dorothea Fjelstad. He was raised and received his education in the Spokane community until the age of 16 when he moved with his family to the Missoula, Montana community, where he was raised and received his education, having been a graduate with the Sentinel High School Class of 1968. Upon his graduation he attended the University of Montana.

He was a Veteran of the Vietnam Era, having joined the United States Army on June 7, 1971 in Missoula, Montana. He served for one year until his Honorable Discharge on April 19, 1972 in Oakland, California at the rank of Sergeant.

John was united in marriage to Debbie Charlton on October 6, 1973 in Missoula, Montana. They celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary this past October. Following their marriage they made their home in the communities of Missoula, Montana and Aloha, until 2009 when they moved to Newberg, where they have resided since.

He worked as a Contractor and Owner of Design Build and Hillsboro Electric. John was a raised in the Lutheran Church.

Among his special interests, he was an avid sports fan, he enjoyed golfing, football, basketball, reading and spending time with his family.

John is preceded in death by his parents, John A. “Jack” Jr. and Mary D. Hoffard and his nephew, Corey Walsh.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie Charlton Hoffard, of the family home in Newberg, Oregon; his son, Adam Hoffard, of Newberg, Oregon and his sister and brother-in-law, Karen Hoffard Walsh and Rick Walsh, of Spokane, Washington.

Also surviving is his grandson, Addison C. Hoffard, of Newberg, Oregon and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggests that remembrances may be contributions to American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 424 E. 92nd St., New York, NY 10128-6804, in his memory.

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Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove is in charge of the arrangements, 503-357-2161.