DAVID STANLEY HAROLDSON
March 16, 1943 ˜ May 6, 2020
David Stanley Haroldson died Wednesday, May 6th, 2020, in Portland, Oregon. He was born March 16, 1943 in North Island, California to Stanley Haroldson and Margaret Thorington.
Dave was a humble, gentle, compassionate and kind man who loved animals, the outdoors, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his friends and family. He was a great planner, provider, and meticulous record keeper. Dave hated spontaneity and television commercials, the only exceptions being ASPCA and GEICO. He had a natural curiosity about life and the people he met, and the most expressive and gentle eyes. Most of all, Dave loved his wife.
Dave is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jan Haroldson; five children; six grandchildren; and countless friends and family. Life won’t ever be the same without him.
Dave’s family would like to send special thanks to his care team at Providence Cancer Institute Franz Clinic and his Palliative Care team for their compassionate and loving care over the past five months.
Dave was an avid fly fisherman and looked forward to every opportunity to spend time on the river with his friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Nature Conservancy (nature.org).
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Published in The Columbian on May 10, 2020.