Pegg, Paxson & Springer Funeral Chapel

4675 Sw Watson Avenue, Beaverton, OR


John Howard Easton

June 7, 1948August 6, 2019

John Howard Easton, 71, of Beaverton, passed away August 6, 2019 of pancreatic cancer.

He was born in Medford, Oregon on June 7, 1948. John graduated from Tillamook High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Oregon.

He was married to Barbara (Wright) Easton on September 28, 1984.

John had a career in HAZMAT for Leupold & Stevens for just short of 35 years. He had a passion for family and friends, camping, and traveling.

He is survived by wife Barbara Easton; children Erin Easton and Jeremy Easton; grandchildren Isadora, Moses, Serah & Logan; mother Marjorie Easton; and brother Jeff Easton.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm, August 11, 2019, at Pegg, Paxson & Springer Funeral Chapel.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, August 11, 2019


John Howard Easton

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Elena Easton

August 12, 2019

Hearing all these wonderful stories about my father-in-law makes me feel cheated that Logan and I weren’t able to get to spend more time and make more memories with him. He welcomed me with open arms into the Easton family and I am honored to be able to call him my father-in-law. He was always easy going, kind, and thoughtful. He drove from Oregon all the way to Virginia to drop off a car just so Jeremy and I could have separate cars to take to work. He’d go above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of and for that I will forever be grateful.

Nina Banday

August 11, 2019

Will miss my dear Uncle John greatly. I am thankful for all the memories growing up. We went on many camping trips including the beach, the lake from Tillamook to Bend. Will always remember him in nature and around family, which was his joy. Sending love from San Francisco.

Sly Villela

August 11, 2019

I will be eternally grateful to John for being a second father to my son Brian. Jeremy and Brian have been friends since Junior High.
For being there for my family when I was deployed to Afghanistan and again to Iraq.
But more importantly for being a great friend to all my family. He truly was a gentle giant with a great big heart.
To Barbara, Jeremy, Erin, and all his family, and friends my condolences for your loss.
May God welcome John to heaven in his arms.
We mourn because we miss him, and we cry because we loved him. Just like he loved everyone.
The Villela Family.

Mark Terry

August 11, 2019

Great man, father, husband, friend. We will miss John deeply.
Very sorry for your loss.
Mark and Stella

William Terry

August 11, 2019

I’m so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Growing up in Portland, John, Dad, Jeremy and I went on so many adventures....scouting, camping, 4th of July parties, RV’ing, family barbecues, little league, everything! The Easton’s were my second family and I was all the more blessed for it. What stands out most in my memory was John’s soft voice, his gentle spirit, and the love he held for his family.

My sincerest condolences to Barb, Jeremy and the rest of the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

William Terry

Teresa Gallagher-Hill

August 11, 2019

So often as I would be talking on the phone with my baby sis, Meg, she would share that John was over once again and he & Jeff & Casey would be brewing another unique batch of homemade brew...never too stout! Such a gentle man, friendly and compassionate man, and a wonderful person in every way. he has left his mark on the Easton family...especially on his bro Jeff and nephew Casey. May God bless all of Johns family and shine His peace and comfort to you all, especially Barb, during this heartbreaking time. .

Doug and Sandi Marts

August 9, 2019

Forty years ago we took our newborn son to a pizza parlor. He screamed the whole time we ate and we were mortified. A really nice guy named John that worked there, spoke up as we were leaving and said: "don't worry about it....it must have been the pizza". He made us feel so much better and we later realized he lived around the corner from us. John was such a kind neighbor. We didn't see him often over the years, but his smile and friendliness were always appreciated.