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Young's Funeral Home

11831 SW Pacific Highway, Tigard, OR

OBITUARY

Arthur Norbert Ragan

July 21, 1927July 24, 2020

Arthur Norbert RAGAN, age 93, of Portland, Oregon passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020. Arthur was born July 21, 1927.

A rosary service for Arthur will be held Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM and A funeral service will occur Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at St. John Fisher Church, 4567 S Nevada St, Portland, OR 97219. A cremation will occur.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.youngsfuneralhome.org for the RAGAN family.

Services

11 August

Rosary Service

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

St. Johns Fisher Church

4567 S Nevada St
portland, OR 97219

11 August

Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

St. John Fisher Church

4567 S Nevada St,
Portland, OR 97219

Memories

Arthur Norbert Ragan

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Kathleen Roberts

August 11, 2020

Well.. he gave me my nickname, French Bread..
I loved competing with him in the Ragan football pool.
Also, I loved listening to my mom’s stories of competing with him in the pool.
I will too miss his smile and his laugh.
The way he took care of Gloria and he was always a gentleman..
You are missed Old Pro!

Trish Ragan-Bohnert

August 11, 2020

My list of memories is long, 59 years long...

Daddy’s little girl

How I would sit on his lap when I was young and he would let me configure his face in all these funny ways, our favorite was the monkey face 🥰
We would dance, randomly... he taught me the “old fashioned” way of dancing.

He was there for me to help, support, teach and guide me. When I got divorced, my Dad and Mom supported me in a HUGE way, Cody and Brittany were very lucky to have that love. I will be forever grateful.

Or joking around, the endless laughs.

Our love for gardening, he would suggest plants for me and walk around my garden and give “pointers”. I would go to his and do the same thing.

Going grocery shopping for him and how you could only get specific things and NO substitutes.

Even into our early teens, he would scoop up Don, John and I and head to a river for a swim in the Summer, he LOVED to swim in a cold river.

Our beach trips.

RAVIOLI SUNDAY with the family at my house, he would get so excited when I called and would say, “it’s ravioli Sunday time”!! I will continue to have ravioli Sunday’s, I loved them too.

His favorite chair strategically placed at me house where he had the perfect view of my front yard, T.V, and pretty much the whole house. He loved to watch my elderly neighbors across the street work in their yard .

HUMMINGBIRDS!! He loved to watch and feed his hummingbirds. This Summer he got me hooked on hummingbird feeders lol.

Talking on the phone or texting every morning to see how each other is doing and what our plans are for the day, going to miss those calls

I could go on forever.....he was the love of my life...sleep tight Daddy, don’t let the bed bugs bite💕

“ see ya kid”

Keith Eide

August 10, 2020

Mr. Ragan is what we respectively called him. My twin Kevin and I were lucky to be best friends with John and got the opportunity to spend time with his awesome parents. Mr. Ragan never took us to seriously but he always treated us with respect. In fact, we were the lucky recipients of the family Plymouth Fury that had been parked in their garage in exchange for painting the end of their house. We were stoked!! Starsky & Hutch eat our dust! Well, it didn't run, but we FIXED that. It consumed gas like a Sherman tank. It leaked exhaust so you drove with windows down. The carburetor would catch fire. But it ran...and when you're a poor sophomore at Oregon, you don't care. Thank you Mr. Ragan for the funny memories and teaching us a lesson about business. Rest in Peace. Keith & Kevin Eide

Donald Ragan

August 10, 2020

I’ll always remember the family camping trips like to the Metolius River, Detroit Lake, Kah-Nee-Tah Hot-springs and Crater Lake , the trips to San Francisco and how he never liked to stop to go to the bathroom. His stories and jokes, like how he ended WW II, how when they were kids you never washed your jeans , you could stand them up on their own in the corner of the room. The separated thumb trick, the cork out of the bottle with a handkerchief and the disappearing handkerchief when you sneeze trick. His jokes like “ eat every bean and pee on your plate “ and “ you know why God made farts to smell, so that deaf people could enjoy them too! Like Honey, he was very meticulous, everything has a place and every place has a thing! And like Papa he truly loved his chocolates and sweets!

Gregg and Jan Floren

August 10, 2020

We will fondly remember our times with Art particularly his love for all sports and his stories of his days in San Francisco. He will be truly missed at all family gatherings.

Cody Bohnert

August 10, 2020


When Papa started taking us to school he taught us a song that he learned when he was young. All I really remember is the part that goes "reading and writing and arithmetic; all to the tune of the hickory stick." That went on from grade school all the way through high school when we needed the occasional ride

No matter what the game was he was always willing to put a $1 bet on it if we picked opposite teams for big games

Somehow the older he got the better his texting and emoji usage got

Ever since I joined the navy he became very invested in all the activities, duties, and responsibilities I did and make comparison to his time serving in the military with his favorite time, potato peeling.

I am going to miss how he never missed an opportunity for a corny joke or to get a little rise out of grandma just to turn to me and wink once he got an earful

Michael Maher

August 9, 2020

Coach....I always referred to Art as coach since he was exactly that from my early years at St. Clare. He coached our basketball team with a group of kids that loved the game and he brought all of his enthusiasm and wit to the gym.
Then for the next 40 years he was always the 'coach'. Anytime we would have a chance to catch up he would be positive, interested and love to hear how the family, job and life was progressing.
I think he was one of the great guys in my life and I hope he is enjoying his reward for a life well lived. Sending thoughts and prayers to your whole family.

Delaney Ragan

August 8, 2020

Papa's ability to make anyone laugh was one of my favorite things about him. I could be in the worst mood after not playing so hot in one of my basketball games, and as soon as he saw me he would hug me and tell me how good I played. Although, he would never hesitate to also tell me what I could've improved on too. He was the best coach. Just like my brother, I would always get those pre-game or post-game texts from Papa whether he could make it to the actual game or not.

"Go Go Cats!! Good luck today I figured out you have averaged 8.5 shots a game if you take 16 shots today you will score 20 or better go get them!!! Wish I could be there!!"

I wasn't lying when I said he was the best coach. Always wanting me to be the best player I possibly could.

Those texts always made my day and I will always play every game I have left in my career for him, and will always "pop it" for him.

He will be forever missed. Best grandpa a girl could ask for.

Riley Ragan

August 8, 2020

One of my best memories of Papa will just be getting the texts and calls after every basketball game asking me how it went and how many points I scored. No matter how many times I shot he always told me to shoot more and was always one of my biggest fans. I loved talking sports with him especially about the blazers or even giants even thought baseball has never been my favorite. The last night I got to spend with him, my dad and I got to watch one last giants game on tv and I’ll always be thankful that he got to do one of his favorite things one more time.

Cynthia Ward

August 8, 2020

I'm going to miss joking around with you at the family gatherings. I always enjoyed the good natured banter we had. You were definitely a Portland Trail Blazers fan among one of the many sports you enjoyed. Rest Peace Art. You will be dearly missed. 🙏❤⚾️🏀🏈⚽️

FROM THE FAMILY

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