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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