Jack Clifford Odell
1924 - 2020
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Jack Clifford Odell
Nov. 3, 1924 - Sept. 4, 2020
Jack Odell, 95, passed peacefully Sept. 4, 2020 at his daughter's home in Fairview, Ore.
Born in Spokane, Wash., to Bertha and William Odell, he joined an older sister, Arlene. He was a graduate of Grant High School, and the University of Oregon. He proudly served in WWII as a USN Seabee, and played trumpet in several USN dance bands and the Navy marching band. Sharing a love of big band music, he met and married Helen Izett in 1947. They raised three daughters. Jack had a varied career that included Georgia Pacific in Toledo, Ore., and ended with retirement from the Portland Fire Bureau in 1999.
Jack and Helen enjoyed extensive travel and the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.
Jack is survived by his wife of 73 years, Helen; daughters, Karen Breese, Cheryl Prihar and Julie Knoles; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
No service at Jack's request.
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Published in The Oregonian from Sep. 11 to Sep. 13, 2020.
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September 15, 2020
Jack was a great conscientious worker who served Portland Fire well. He had good rapport with the crews and always there when needed. Rest In Peace Jack, condolences to all family members.
Brian Karpstein
September 14, 2020
Our short friendship with Jack and Helen will always bring sweet memories of our very interesting conversations with them. Playing cards and Bingo were also more fun when they were there. Wally& Sharon Hoblit Condo #6
Sharon Hoblit
September 13, 2020
Many wonderful memories of our close knit family. I thank you for being a great Uncle to the three of us kids. I will always miss you but take comfort knowing you have joined the many family members that have gone before you. Love you Uncle Jack

Janet Langos
September 13, 2020
Jack, farewell, hope to see you in Heaven. It was a privilege to serve with you (and to pick on you).

Helen, you and your family are in my prayers.
Stewart White
September 13, 2020
I worked in Logistics for the Portland Fire Bureau in the early 1980's, and had a office close to Jacks office. He was always a pleasant person to work around, and took pride in the job he performed, serving the members of the Fire Bureau.
Allan Corah
September 13, 2020
I enjoyed working with Jack at Portland Fire and Rescue.
Dan Riddell
September 13, 2020
Rest well Jack. My condolences to his family.
Gordon McDonald
September 13, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dave Gallucci
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