Jan. 18, 1930 - Feb. 28, 2013
The celebration of the life of Frank Hoffman, 83, of Milwaukie will be held Saturday, March 9, at Gladstone First Baptist Church in Gladstone.
Frank was born Jan. 18,1930, in Myrtle Point, to George W. and Edna A. (Southmayd) Hoffman. He attended the Spruce Street Elementary school and then Myrtle Point High School. Frank played the tuba in MPHS Bobcat marching band when he wasn’t playing football. He was a Boy Scout and attended the Methodist church. He graduated high school in 1948 and went on to college at Oregon State University where he graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor in Business and minored in forestry.
At MPHS he met Ruth Lorraine Davis. Frank proposed to Ruth March 17, 1951, while on a date to Cape Arago. He gave her his Acacia Frat pin. They were married at the Methodist Church in Myrtle Point Aug. 12, 1951.
Frank’s career with Georgia-Pacific spanned 42 years, starting at Toledo’s GP paper plant, then in Springfield, and on to Portland as an executive purchasing manager. Ruth and Frank moved to Atlanta, Ga., in 1982. He was then the assistant director of purchasing when GP’s headquarters relocated. They lived in Atlanta for 12 years before moving back to Milwaukie, Ore., and retiring.
They were active members of Gladstone First Baptist Church, where Frank served as a financial administrator and consultant. Ruth and Frank celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary August 2001 with a party. He enjoyed national and international travels with Ruth, a missionary trip together to Germany, carpentry, oil painting, golf, and being with his family. In 2012 he received his 60-year membership pin from the Masonic Lodge.
Frank died Feb. 28, 2013, in Milwaukie after 14 years of living with Parkinson’s disease. Ruth preceded him in death April 7, 2009.
Frank is survived by his three children, Lori Hoffman of Milwaukie, Bruce and wife, Erma Hoffman of Salem, and Doug and wife, Sue Hoffman of Newport; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.