John Stanley Nuffer

April 12, 1929October 8, 2020

On Thursday, October 8, 2020 John Stanley Nuffer, our kind loving husband and father passed away at the age of 91. Stan was born on April 12, 1929 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Louis and Ruby Nuffer. His family moved to Oregon where Stan worked at the family nursery planting, selling and delivering trees and plants. He met and married his sweetheart, Helen Kerlee, on July 9, 1952. They raised 5 children, Jared (Becky) Nuffer, John, (Judy) Nuffer, Melinda (Scott) George, Anna (Gary) Jacobsen, and Perry (Sheri) Nuffer. They have 23 grandchildren and 48 Great Grandchildren.

Stan was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings and his grandson Daniel. Stan served in the Navy, and was a radio operator and was stationed at Whidbey Island. After the Navy, he worked for the city of Troutdale. He then worked for Portland State University in the Language Lab and after 30 years retired as Director of the Audio Visual Department. Stan loved his family and the Lord. He belonged to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served faithfully in church callings all his life. He served as a Scout Master, also in Bishoprics, and was Bishop two separate times. He served in the Gresham Stake as Young Men President, a member of the High Council, and in the Stake Presidency. He also served for many years as a Temple Worker. As a young man he served a mission to the Texas Louisiana Mission. Then served a mission again with his wife in Georgia after he retired. He spent many years helping people with their genealogy.

He enjoyed his family and serving in the church. He loved music, playing in the band in school, camping, photography, developing his own film, and working with electronics. He had a knack for fixing things, organizing and keeping things running well. We will miss his kind gentle presence more than can be expressed. Services will be held for the family at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Troutdale, Oregon on October 17th, 2020; internment at Sunset Hills Memorial Park.


  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


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Larry Linton

October 17, 2020

Stan was always a great stalwart in the church. He was always faithful in everything he did. He was a great stake clerk under President Stevenson. He always gave Good counsel in our meetings. He & Helen raised a wonderful family. He was a righteous man.


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