Vancouver Funeral Chapel

110 East 12th Street, Vancouver, WA


Cecil Grant Fleshman

December 7, 1927January 23, 2020

Cecil Grant Fleshman was born December 7, 1927 in Leland, Idaho to Virgil and Clara (Daughtery) Fleshman. Cecil graduated from Washington State College and soon after went to work for Camas High School teaching Spanish, French and German from 1950 to 1989, with a two year gap to serve in the U.S. Army.

Cecil spent his entire teaching career with Camas High School and retired in 1989. After retirement, Cecil pursued his 2nd love: traveling and exploring the world, extensively.

Survivors include his sister Alvira Erickson and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother Gladys (Woody) Fleshman, brothers Laurel, Elwin, Elgin and Melvin, and sister Juanita Craig.

No memorials or services as requested by Cecil.


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Cecil Grant Fleshman

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John Neubauer

February 13, 2020

I was fortunate to have Mr. Fleshman as my German teacher for three years at Camas High School in the early '60's. He was always a positive teacher, and a kind and sincere person. He may not have known how much he connected with the people who he touched in his life, but he did it very well. Those of us who were lucky enough to have him as an instructor know full well that we are better off for the experience.

Peter Wigand

January 29, 2020

I was one of Mr Fleshman's students in Camas High School in the early 1960s. I was also in the Chess Club which he advised. But also knew him even from the late 1950s, because he would often come to see my mom and dad for advise on the German language (my mother was German). He was always good humoured, even though he had a reputation for being tough...that was mainly a front. I continued to keep in touch with him until my parents died. Then just about a year and a half ago, I linked with him on Facebook and we began to track each others travels around the globe. I am so glad that he was able to go to so many of the places that he always wanted to, especially during the last year. I can imagine him traveling the spaces between the planets now...and maybe he is teaching Martians the intricacies of the German language. Adieu