Clifford E. Fandrey, 82, born Oct. 16, 1934, in Multnomah County, Ore., passed away March 10, 2017.
Cliff passed away at home with his wife by his side. They have been together for almost 29 years. With many illnesses, he will be joining his father Ernest Fandrey; mother Adina Fandrey; younger brother Irv Fandrey; son-in-law Jim Bell; and brother-in-law Fred Relling.
Cliff is survived by his wife Deanna; daughter Val Bell; son Ric Fandrey; and two stepsons, Larry and Bobby Pray; six grandsons, Travis Fandrey, Marco Drader, Josh Pray, Aaron Pray, Robert Pray and Andrew Pray; and two step-grandchildren, Ella and Jack Morgan. He also has six great-grandchildren with two more on the way; many nieces and nephews brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws.
He started his electrical career in Portland, Ore., for Local #48. Meanwhile he was in the Air Force Guard for seven years, working electrical on planes. Following in his father’s footsteps, he went to work for Bonneville Power Administration, where he was a Journeyman, then a Foreman I at Midway, Wash., before heading on to Redmond, Ore., where he was a Foreman II. In 1967, he was promoted to The Dalles, Ore., location where he became a Foreman III, running the Big Eddy sub-maintenance substation. He retired in 1992 from BPA after 32 years of service. He then went to work for PGE (Portland General Electric Co.) from 1993 to 1997 and retired again. In 1998 he went to work for his stepson at Leaco Electric in The Dalles until 2002.
He traveled all over the world as much as he could. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating and golfing with friends, grandsons and stepsons. These were his passions in life.
Cliff and Deanna moved to Parker, Ariz. in 2004 and built their dream home. He worked at Emerald Canyon Golf Course and donated 150 games to underprivileged children.
The Lord took him from us March 10 at 5:10 a.m.
Services will be Saturday, May 27, at noon at the park next to the Yacht Club in, The Dalles on the Columbia River, which he loved, as per his wishes.
May God Bless and many thanks, especially to Beacon of Hope Hospice and also Dr. Ronald Parker.
Donations may be made in Cliff’s memory to an Alzheimer’s organization of your choice.
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