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From: "Earline Wasser" <>
Subject: [ORWASCO] Mark Vannuys Puddy Obituary
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 11:52:06 -0800
Surnames: Puddy, Vannuys, Bradshaw, Pinehurst, Randrup, Roman, Whitmore,
Mark Vannuys Puddy, 76, a resident of The Dalles, died at his home on
Thursday, March 6, 2003.
He was born September 23, 1926, in Hood River (Oregon), the second of three
children to Jess and Mildred (Vannuys) Puddy. He grew up and graduated high
school in Hood River.
He served three years in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea during
WWII. He then attended and graduated college with a degree in Biology from
Oregon State College, in Corvallis.
He returned to Hood River, working for the Hood River City Police Department
and then for the Oregon State Police. While working for the state police, he
was a game officer in Hood River and Wasco Counties for 12 years.
He worked for the Hood River County Sheriff's Department and then retired in
1981 from the Wasco County Sheriffs' Department. After his retirement from
the county, he worked on a farm in central Oregon. In 1983 he began working
for the Mt. Hood National Forest as a Law Enforcement Officer and retired in
He was a member of the Eagles, Moose and American Legion and enjoyed the
outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting and horses.
He is survived by his wife Maurine, whom he married in The Dalles on
February 24, 1966; two sons, Mark Puddy, Missoula, Montana, and Bill Puddy
of Winnemucca, Nevada; two daughter Kathleen Bradshaw and Annette, Pinehurst
(Oregon); four stepchildren, Beckie Randrup, Mosier (Oregon); Bobbi Roman,
Central Valley, California; Sharon Whitmore, Astoria (Oregon), and Dennis
Johnston, Lynnwood, California; numerous grandchildren and
great-grandchildren; and cousin, Pastor Don Puddy of Carson, Washington.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Hal and Ed.
Private services will be held at a later date. Private cremation was held at
The Dalles Win-quatt Crematory with Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home in
care of arrangements.
Memorials can be made to charity of choice.
The Dalles Chronicle March 11, 2003.
Written permission to reprint given by The Dalles Chronicle, The Dalles,
Copied and submitted by Earline Wasser
Member of Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society
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