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Milton Howard Easton

July 16, 1920 - April 9, 2014
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Milton Howard Easton passed away in Portland, Oregon on April 9, 2014 at the age of 93. Milton was born in Saticoy, California on July 16, 1920 to Milton and Bertha (Woodside) Easton, and attended high school and junior college in Saticoy and Santa Paula. He joined the USMC and traveled to Pensacola, Florida to be trained as a Marine Pilot, but chose not to complete his training. Back home in California, he worked putting propellers on airplanes for Lockheed before being inducted into the Army Air Corps and serving honorably in a support position in England during World War II. He served exactly two years – he came home on the Queen...
Milton Howard Easton passed away in Portland, Oregon on April 9, 2014 at the age of 93.

Milton was born in Saticoy, California on July 16, 1920 to Milton and Bertha (Woodside) Easton, and attended high school and junior college in Saticoy and Santa Paula. He joined the USMC and traveled to Pensacola, Florida to be trained as a Marine Pilot, but chose not to complete his training. Back home in California, he worked putting propellers on airplanes for Lockheed before being inducted into the Army Air Corps and serving honorably in a support position in England during World War II. He served exactly two years – he came home on the Queen Mary two years to the day that he went over on the same ship.

Returning home after his military service in 1945, Milton began studying Forestry at Oregon State College. While studying at OSC he met Marjorie Johnson and married her June 15th in Medford, Oregon. After graduation in 1948, Milt worked as a State Forester for a few years before gaining employment with Publishers Paper Company. The couple then moved to the Oregon coast in 1951 with Milton working at Publishers while they lived in Twin Rocks, and Rockaway Beach before moving to Tillamook in 1954. In 1960 he went to work at State Farm Insurance, and it was there he worked for 28 years as an insurance agent, retiring in 1988. Milt and Marge moved to Hillsboro from Tillamook in 1998.

In retirement, Milton and Marjorie indulged their love of travel, seeing most U.S. states during driving tours, spending parts of the winters in Palm Springs, and visiting many European countries, among them England, Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. He was a past member of the Elks (with over 50 years' service) and the Masons, and enjoyed hunting deer and playing golf.

Milton was preceded in death by a daughter, Janine Diaz and her children Lydia and Anna, and by his sister Bertha.

He will be remembered and missed by his wife Marjorie Easton of Portland;
two sons, John Easton and wife Barbara of Beaverton and Jeff Easton and wife Margaret of Portland;
grandchildren Erin Wachira and husband Jacob, Jeremy Easton, Jaida Kieffer and husband Justin, Casey Easton and wife Arlene, and Shayna Barry and husband Mike;
and great-grandchildren Isadora Vasquez, Moses Wachira, Lovelynn Kieffer, Liam Kieffer, and Joseph Barry.

Mr. Easton will be laid to rest with military honors at Crescent Grove Cemetery, Tigard, Oregon.

"Mr. Easton was my first insurance agent! I was 16 years old and he treated me with respect and dignity! I went to school and Sunday School with his son..." Bob Miles (Bay City, OR)

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