Rodney Perry Colton, 80, of Portland, and a former Baker City resident, died June 15, 2003.
The Rosary will be said Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 375 N.E. Clackamas in Portland. A Funeral mass will follow.
Arrangements are under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.
Rodney was born April 9, 1923, at Baker City.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Force from February 1944 to November 1945, flying P-38 Lightning fighter planes. He owned Rancho Flowers until 1999, when he retired. He lived in the Portland area for 57 years.
Rodney is survived by his sons, Rodney Colton Jr., of Richmond, Va., Jim Colton of Portland, and Bill Colton of Beaverton; daughters, Linda Colton Harris, Cathy Wetzel of Canby, Peggy Sherwood of Silverton, Tessie Hartill of Oregon City, and Amy Colton of Euliss, Texas; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Tessie Kelleher, who died in 1997.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 20, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor