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 lls.org.
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.