Donald Don J Frame

December 28, 1926December 30, 2012

Donald J. Frame was born in Hoquiam, WA to parents William and Doris Frame on December 28th, 1926. (William & Doris shared 50 plus years of marriage together.)

Don attended grade school in The Dalles, OR and he graduated from Tigard High School with the class of `44.

Right out of High School, Don enlisted in the US Navy to support the WWII war effort. He had the potentially hazardous task of serving on a munitions supply ship (LSS 522) in the Pacific. Shortly after enlistment, the war concluded and Don served the remainder of his enlistment with the Navy and was honorably discharged.

Don married Jacquelynn Friedrick on August 28th, 1954, in Vancouver, WA. They went on to celebrate 58 wonderful years together. They settled in the Garden Home area moving in 1963 to what would become the family home for generations.

Don loved working on cars and was known as quite a skilled mechanic. Not only did Don enjoy working on cars, he loved to "tinker" with just about anything. His career was in the automotive field where he co-owned Oregon Auto Springs for 20 years before retiring in 1991. Don was an actively involved member of the Model A Ford Club of America, Beaver Chapter. His pride and joy was his beautiful ‘31 Ford Model A pickup. Don was a lifelong member of the NRA.

In his younger years, Don enjoyed family camping, boating, and square-dancing. He loved tending to his vegetable garden as did his father William before him. Don eventually accepted technology (after Jackie purchased him a computer) and he enjoyed "surfing the web" looking things up online. Don helped with the organization of the class of `44 reunions. Don loved peanut butter and Best Foods mayonnaise. It's been said that "he was held together with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, with mayonnaise on nearly everything else". He also had a sweet tooth, especially for semi-sweet or bitter-sweet chocolate. Don was not a drinker, but he always had a cup of coffee in his hand in need of re-heating. He raised a family of dog lovers - everyone in his family has a love of dogs thanks to Don.

Don was an excellent provider. He will be remembered as a good man, practical, frugal, trustworthy, kind, loving and sometimes a bit stubborn but devoted to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving family: wife Jacquelynn "Jackie"; son Doug and daughter Kim Floistad (husband Raymond) of Portland, OR; brother Alan Frame (wife Barbara) of Wamic, OR and sisters Margie Tipton and Muriel Feole, both of Portland; grandchildren: Shawna Floistad (husband Larry Euchi), Jenny Frame (husband Travis Strong) and Melissa Frame-Blackburne (husband Jeremy); great-grandchildren: Skylene and Kiley Frame, Preston Blackburne, and Kaleb and Pawlos Euchi; many nieces and nephews, and treasured family friend Sally Evertz. He is also survived by his heartbroken Sheltie companion, Willow.

Public viewing will be offered in the Chapel at Skyline Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, 4101 NW Skyline Blvd., Portland, Oregon, on Sunday, January 13th, 2013 at 10am. A celebration of Don's life will begin at 11am and will include lunch at the same location.

*Don was passionate about the Ford Model A - as a tribute to Don those attending the service on Sunday are encouraged to bring their Ford Model A or antique vehicle to display at Skyline Chapel during the ceremony. Model A display parking is available along front of office.

Remembrances may be made to Oregon Humane Society or to the charitable orgaination of your choice.

Please visit Don's Internet memorial and online guestbook by visiting


  • Celebration of Don's Life

    Sunday, January 13, 2013


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Doug Frame

December 29, 2018

Thinking of you on your birthday and every day.
Love , Your Family


December 31, 2015

Gone, but not forgotten.
Some days more than others.
Love, Doug

Kim Floistad

January 2, 2015

Dad, The two year mark of your passing has just come and gone, and while it does not seem possible, I think of you ever so often and miss you so deeply. Nothing seems right nor has it been since you've been gone. There many things amiss these days and many things I wish I could fix, but feel so completely helpless. I still expect to see you sitting on the back porch when I come over. Mom continues to slip ever farther. It is hard to see her and know that she isn't really the same. I love you so much and wish you were here. You will forever be in our hearts. Please be happy and at peace. Love, Kim

Donald Frame

January 20, 2014

Sally Evertz

January 2, 2014

It took me this last year to figure out why I was so effected by Don. He was so nice to me. No matter what I made for him for dinner, he would smile and be so kind that I had done this. I had a dead battery one day leaving work. I called him and he was there instantly. He was the dad I never had. He was so good to me. My dad was not around much. Although he did the best he could. Don was the father I always dreamed of having and I am so greatful to have a little bit of him in my life. Always treasured and never forgotten. Thank you Don for all your caring and love. Forever in my heart, Sally

December 30, 2013

One year has gone by.
The pain has lessened but will always remain. You are still helping many, more than you will ever know. Miss You
Love Doug

Kim Floistrad

January 25, 2013

I miss you. We are all so in need of your guidance and wisdom I wish you were as real here as you are in my heart. I love you.

Laura Frame Churchill

January 18, 2013

Ever since I was a young child I remember uncle Don as a kind and helpful man. Like Don, I have always loved dogs,cars, peanut butter, and Best Foods. Don, I will miss you until we meet again.

The Skolnik family

January 13, 2013

We have been neighbors of Don's for over 30 years in Garden Home. Don set the standard for when to plant our garden's in the spring, was always willing to lend a tool, and made sure that our children were safe when they got off the school bus at the end of the street. We will miss the delicious tomatoes that he enjoyed sharing with all the neighbors and his stories about the history of our community.

We will think of him often and remember his kind and neighborly ways.

January 13, 2013

You were the big brother that was always there for me. I will miss you greatly. Your youngest sister,Muriel


Donald J. Frame