Charles Bruce Dymond

April 24, 1939 to Sept. 24, 2013


Bruce Dymond, adoring husband,

father of five daughters, baseball fan and

lover of the Hawaiian Islands, died Tuesday,

Sept. 24, 2013 at age 74.

Bruce was born in Denver, Colo. to Charles and

Maxine Dymond. During his youth they moved to

Seaside, Ore. where he attended Seaside High School

graduating in 1957. In 1958, Bruce married Pauline

Major and welcomed their three girls into the world,

raising them together over the next 15 years.

Bruce was always active in the Seaside community

while in high school, as a sergeant in the National Guard

during the Seaside Riots and later as a school board

member and chairman from 1970 to 1974.

Additionally, Bruce spent time in Astoria working in

the parts department for Lovell Auto and as a business

owner of the Major Motel in Tolovana Park, Ore.

After moving to Portland in January 1974, Bruce soon

met Lis Charles Foidel and married her Sept. 20 of that

year, gladly gaining two more glorious daughters into

his life for a total of five. Bruce enjoyed a life-long love

affair of 39 years with his bride Lis.

Over the years, he served in the Oregon City Elks

Lodge, enjoyed watching West Linn High School

football games and excelled in his career as an auto

parts manager in Portland/Vancouver area dealerships.

His outstanding performance awards were numerous

through his time with Kuni Cadillac, Ron Tonkin Acura

and Hannah Honda/Volkswagen, retiring in 2005.

Some of his favorite things to do after retiring

included working alongside Lis in her business,

Dymond Graphics, walking with friends from the local

walking club, spending more time with their daughters,

grandchildren and great granddaughter. Additionally,

Bruce was an avid reader, frequent Starbucks patron,

vacation addict, and history buff.

Bruce will be greatly missed by his wife Lis; mother

Maxine Dymond; sister Sharon Wolf; daughter Cindy

Corum; daughter Sue Cross and son-in-law Wes;

daughter Susan Gilbert and son-in-law Mike; daughter

Stephanie Schutzler and son-in-law Brian; and daughter

Christina Hogan and son-in-law Dean. Additionally,

the joys of his life, grandchildren Zach and wife Bri,

Nick, Kayla, Brandon, Morgan, Brian and wife Jaclyn,

Elly, Sean, Andrew, Ben, Jordan, Evan and great

granddaughter Emy. Plus, many more loving extended

family. He was preceded in death by his father Charles


Services have been held.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks you make a donation

to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 9320 SW Barbur

Blvd., Portland, Ore., 97219 or online at

The family would also like to thank the doctors, nurses

and staff at Providence Portland Medical Center for their

tremendous care during the past three years.