Richard “Dick” Lloyd Eastman, 84, passed away on March 26, 2010, at the Portland Veterans Hospital with family by his side. Dick was born May 15, 1925, in Casper, Wyo., and moved to The Dalles, Ore., in 1948.
He served valiantly in World War II and was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star while in the 84th Infantry Recon Division. After the war, he worked as a policeman in Washington.
He married his sweetheart, Dorothy Walker, in 1952. They had one daughter, Jaqueline, who preceded Dick in death.
While living in The Dalles, he owned Eastman’s Furniture Store & Upholstery, and volunteered as a policeman. Dick was active in both the Toastmasters and the Lions, and served as District Governor in both organizations.
He enjoyed hunting and traveling, and piloted his own small plane. Dick and Dorothy moved to Hood River in 1980.
Dick will be missed by Dorothy, his wife of 58 years; son-in-law, Marc Sorensen; three grandsons of whom he was extremely proud: Jason, Nikolas and Erik Sorensen; and his sisters Myrna Carroll (Don), Glenda Bolick (Larry), and Rosita Ferguson (Ralph).
A service and military honors for Dick will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 1, at the Hood River Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A time of fellowship will follow at the church and then at 2:30 p.m. interment at the Goldendale Cemetery. Viewing is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday at Anderson’s.
The family suggests donations to the Lions Club, an organization dear to his heart.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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