Edward Ildoe Bae

March 30, 1937May 5, 2018

Edward Ildoe Bae, age 81, of Portland, Oregon passed away on Saturday May 5, 2018. Edward was born March 30, 1937 in Kyeong-Kam, Korea to Sang Soon Bae and Chang Dae Bae. He was the oldest of three children.

Edward studied at Seoul University and graduated with a degree in Pharmacy. He was invited to work in the United States and moved stateside in 1972. He returned to Korea and met Hee Ja through mutual friends. The two were married and eventually made their way back to the United States. Edward has two children, Jennie and Charles. In addition to being a parent he also wanted to further his studies. Edward attended the Oregon School of Chinese Medicine and received his license in Oriental Medicine.

Edward genuinely cared about people and thought it was important to give back to the community. He would offer his services as an acupuncturist to members of his church, Youngnak Presbyterian Church, as well as the homeless community. When Edward wasn't busy being an amazing care provider he was out fishing, reading, or studying English. Despite being proficient in English, Edward was always studying the language and expanding his knowledge.

Edward will be remembered as a true gentleman! He was always kind and always honest. He enjoyed his work and he cared about his family. When Edward got sick he made sure to prepare all of Hee Ja's herbal medicines for her. He thought of everything! If one medicine didn't work, he had a backup ready to go. Edward will truly be missed.

Edward is survived by his spouse, Hee Ja Bae; daughter Jennie Lee; son-in-law Edward Lee; son Charles Bae; and daughter-in-law Tanya Bae; sister Jung Ja Bae; granddaughter Cameron Lee, grandson Ethan Lee, grandson Ryan Bae, grandson Brandon Bae and granddaughter Emma Bae. Edward was preceded in death by; mother Sang Soon Bae and father Chang Dae Bae; brother Donghan Bae.

A funeral service for Edward will be held Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 4101 NW Skyline Blvd., Portland, OR 97229. A burial will occur at Skyline Memorial Gardens, 4101 NW Skyline Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97229.

Serving as pallbearers are Charles Bae, Edward Lee, Benjamin Rarick, David Bae, Ethan Lee, Ryan Bae, Noah Rarick and David Rarick.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Bae family.


  • Hee Ja Bae, Spouse
  • Jennie Lee, Daughter
  • Edward Lee, Son-in-law
  • Charles Bae, Son
  • Tanya Bae, Daughter-in-law
  • Cameron Lee, Granddaughter
  • Ethan Lee, Grandson
  • Ryan Bae, Grandson
  • Brandon Bae, Grandson
  • Emma Bae, Granddaughter
  • Sang Soon Bae, Mother
  • Chang Dae Bae, Father
  • Donghan Bae, Brother
  • Jung Ja Bae, Sister

  • Charles Bae
  • Edward Lee
  • Benjamin Rarick
  • David Bae
  • Ethan Lee
  • Ryan Bae
  • Noah Rarick
  • David Rarick


  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 10, 2018

Edward Ildoe Bae

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