1922 — 2013
David A. Duff of Monroe, 90, formerly of Eugene and The Dalles, died Jan. 31, 2013, of esophageal cancer.
No service is planned at this time.
David was born June 25, 1922, to Moler and Bessie (Fenner) Duff in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from high school and joined the U.S. Navy during World War II. He saw combat in the Pacific Theater and served in the Aleutians. He married Helenmae Meyers on May 15, 1945. They moved to Seattle, where David worked as a boilermaker for Great Northern Railroad.
They later moved to Cascade Locks, where David trained at Bonneville Dam and worked as a control room operator at McNary and The Dalles dams. He retired as chief of operations of The Dalles and John Day dams.
David enjoyed fishing, camping, tying flies, golf, playing cards and good food, but most of all he enjoyed people, especially family.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years; daughter Jackie (Duff) and son-in-law Randy Crowson of Monroe; daughter Alice (Duff) and son-in-law David Houghtaling of
Schenectady, N.Y.; four grandsons, Damian Crowson of Grants Pass, Jason Crowson of Sacramento, Bradley Crowson of Cheshire and Paul Houghtaling of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by infant daughter Janet Elaine.
Memorial contributions can be made to Cascade Health and Hospice Solutions.
Arrangements are by Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City. Condolences can be made online at www.musgroves.com.