In memory of
Eldon Arthur Bolstad
In memory of
Eldon Arthur Bolstad
Eldon Arthur Bolstad Sept. 8, 1931 - March 18, 2020 Eldon Bolstad passed away peacefully March 18, 2020 in Portland; he was 88 years old. Eldon was born in Ellendale, N.D., to John and Mildred Bolstad; he was the youngest of eight children. His family moved to Portland in 1945, where he graduated from Washington High School, Class of 1949. After serving in the Air National Guard for two years, Eldon married Gail Louise Tomlinson June 5, 1955. The couple moved to Lake Oswego where they enjoyed being members of the Lake Oswego Jaycees, owned and operated the 'Short Stop' restaurant and welcomed Kristin Louise, Ted Lawrence and Megan Eleanor to the family. In 1973, they moved to St. Paul, Ore., where he continued his custom cabinet/remodeling business with his long-time friend, Sam Egli, while also farming 130 acres. In 1978, Eldon and Gail moved to Sherwood, Ore., to a smaller farm where they built their dream home and lived for over 40 years. When Eldon retired in 1994 and they began 'snow birding' to Palm Springs each winter and enjoyed this annual trek for over 16 years. Eldon was a huge fan of the Trail Blazers and Oregon State Beavers. He supported the Democratic party in Clackamas County for many years and enjoyed planning and hosting annual Washington High School class reunion picnics for over 20 years. In the last year, Eldon and Gail moved to Spring Ridge at Charbonneau when they sold their beloved farm. Eldon was loved for his hearty laugh, huge bear hugs, big smile and incredible work ethic; he was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, friend and grandfather. Eldon is survived by his wife of 65 years, Gail; his son, Ted; daughter, Megan; son-in-law, Pat; and grandchildren, Taylor and Jacob Cole. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, a Celebration of Life will be held later this summer. A donation to Providence Child Center in his honor would be a lovely tribute to the organization that cared for his first-born daughter, Kristin. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Eldon Arthur Bolstad
Eldon Arthur Bolstad Sept. 8, 1931 - March 18, 2020 Eldon Bolstad passed away peacefully March 18, 2020 in Portland; he was 88 years old. Eldon was born in Ellendale, N.D., to John and Mildred Bolstad; he was the youngest of eight children. His family moved to Portland in 1945, where he graduated from Washington High School, Class of 1949. After serving in the Air National Guard for two years, Eldon married Gail Louise Tomlinson June 5, 1955. The couple moved to Lake Oswego where they enjoyed being members of the Lake Oswego Jaycees, owned and operated the 'Short Stop' restaurant and welcomed Kristin Louise, Ted Lawrence and Megan Eleanor to the family. In 1973, they moved to St. Paul, Ore., where he continued his custom cabinet/remodeling business with his long-time friend, Sam Egli, while also farming 130 acres. In 1978, Eldon and Gail moved to Sherwood, Ore., to a smaller farm where they built their dream home and lived for over 40 years. When Eldon retired in 1994 and they began 'snow birding' to Palm Springs each winter and enjoyed this annual trek for over 16 years. Eldon was a huge fan of the Trail Blazers and Oregon State Beavers. He supported the Democratic party in Clackamas County for many years and enjoyed planning and hosting annual Washington High School class reunion picnics for over 20 years. In the last year, Eldon and Gail moved to Spring Ridge at Charbonneau when they sold their beloved farm. Eldon was loved for his hearty laugh, huge bear hugs, big smile and incredible work ethic; he was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, friend and grandfather. Eldon is survived by his wife of 65 years, Gail; his son, Ted; daughter, Megan; son-in-law, Pat; and grandchildren, Taylor and Jacob Cole. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, a Celebration of Life will be held later this summer. A donation to Providence Child Center in his honor would be a lovely tribute to the organization that cared for his first-born daughter, Kristin. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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