Hallmark, William Lewis – Obituary

Cove, Oregon

William Lewis Hallmark, 86, of Portland and formerly of Cove died June 14.

Mr. Hallmark was born July 29, 1919, in Cove. He graduated from Cove High School and helped run the family store. On Dec. 24, 1937, he married Winifred Mae Slauson, and attended Oregon State University and Eastern Oregon Normal School. He studied engineering and put himself through school by working for the Forest Service. He celebrated his 21st birthday while fighting a forest fire.

In 1942 he began working for Willamette Iron and Steel as a draftsman in the shipyard. After the war he became first a plant manager and then a vice president. He supervised the construction of components of the Columbia River dams, nuclear power plants and the naval nuclear program. He retired in 1983.

His hobby was architecture. He designed a bank building and a hardware store in St. Helens and a medical office in Scappoose.

Survivors include his wife; childen and their spouses, Bill and Elaine Hallmark, and Anne and Ed Newbegin, all of Portland; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A brother, Arnold Hallmark, and a sister, Dottie Jean Stitzel, both died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the Lewis Hallmark Engineering Scholarship at the Oregon State University Foundation, 850 S.W. 35th St., Corvallis 97333.

The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending July 1, 2006, Published, July 3, 2006



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