J.-Popma-Obituary

J. Eugene Popma

Portland, Oregon

1922 - 2020

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J. Eugene PopmaDec. 14, 1922 - June 11, 2020 J. Eugene Popma passed away June 11, 2020, at the age of 97 years. He was born in Port Jervis, N.Y., Dec. 14, 1922.He grew up during the Great Depression which had a lasting impact on his life and inspired him to dream big. He later achieved both...

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I enjoyed my association with both your parents and convey my condolences at Eugenes passing. May you be blessed with the warmth of wonderful memories.

Gene was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church during the years I was pastor. His devotion to Lorraine was an inspiration to me. He visited her faithfully every day, in spite of the fact that she often didn't seem to recognize him. Gene also generously supported the rebuilding of our School and Parish Center. His gift earned the privilege of memorializing one of the rooms. He could have chosen a classroom or a conference room. Gene chose the St. Vincent de Paul Pantry where...

First I was Gene's banker, then his constant tennis opponent, then with my late wife Kathy we were close friends with Gene and Lorraine. Those were great years!

Your family and my family skied together decades ago at Mt Bachelor. Your dad and my dad were friends and I have many fond memories of sitting on the tailgate of our cars eating lunch as the "Portland crowd" of friends laughed in the Mt Bachelor parking lot. I am so sorry for your loss.