OBITUARY

Richard James Wagner

September 12, 1933August 4, 2019

Early Sunday morning, August 4, 2019, Lieutenant Colonel Richard James Wagner, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 85. Richard, known as Dick to his friends, was born on September 12, 1933 in Long Beach, California to Lieutenant Commander Clifton James and Mollie Masters Wagner. Dick grew up in the Pacific Northwest, Virginia and Falmouth Foreside, Maine. After graduating from Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a degree in engineering he was commissioned in the US Army. His twenty-two years of service included three assignments to West Germany and one to Thailand. Dick completed two tours to Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster. After retiring from the Army, Dick earned a degree in Computer Science at the University of Oregon. He went on to work as a software engineer for Floating Point Systems and Cray Research. On March 26, 1955, Dick married Barbara Anne Wood whom he loved passionately for sixty-four years. Together they raised six children. While he loved model railroading, hiking, camping, painting, drawing, photography, genealogy, travel and history, his real passion was the unconditional love he had for his children and grandchildren. Dick was preceded in death by his son, Frederick. He is survived by his wife Barbara, five children, Karen, Suzanne, Robert, Sheryl and Michael, and seven grandchildren, Andrew, Kathy, Benjamin, Amy, Alyssa, Richard and Caivs.

Services

23 August

Visitation

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary

6801 SW SUNSET HWY
PORTLAND, OR 97225

23 August

Funeral Service

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary

6801 SW SUNSET HWY
PORTLAND, OR 97225

23 August

Graveside Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary

6801 SW SUNSET HWY
PORTLAND, OR 97225

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