Obituaries

LeRoy W Layton

03/06/1930 - 01/04/2018

Obituary for LeRoy W Layton

Longtime Estacada resident, LeRoy Layton, died at his home on Thursday, January 4, 2018. He was 87.

A visitation will be on Friday, January 12, 2018, from 2PM - 6PM at Estacada Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Eagle Creek Four Square Church. Private Burial will be at Viola Cemetery.

LeRoy Warren Layton was born March 6, 1930, in Alturas, California to Warren and Norma (Randolph) Layton. At age five, his father died and his family moved to the Viola area in Estacada. He attended Viola Grade School and Graduated from Estacada Union High School. After high school he entered the US Coast Guard he was honorably discharged 3 years later in New Orleans. He moved to Kansas where he worked for a bakery then later for Sherwin Williams Paint Store. On January 15, 1954, he married Mary Ann Ficken in Bison, Kansas. They made their home in Hutchenson, Kansas. He transferred his job at Sherwin Williams to the Portland area where they made their home in the Viola area. He later worked for the US Forest Service and retired in 1985.
LeRoy enjoyed working with wood making hope chests for friends and family and making furniture. He was a founding member of the Eagle Creek Four Square Church.

LeRoy is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Layton; daughters, Catherine Babbitt-Smith, Cynthia Cessnun; sons, Randy Layton and Joseph Layton; 6 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Services

13
Jan

Funeral Service

11:00 AM
Eagle Creek Foursquare Church
31121 SE Eagle Cliff Lane
Eagle Creek, OR 97022
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Dennis Koci January 06, 2018 Best wishes to your family and rest in peace.
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Dale E. Smith of Vancouver Washington January 06, 2018 He was a Wonderful man and has a wonderful family to be proud of; When I met him I was dating (now my wife) his daughter Cathy and he welcomed me into the family with open arms. He had a good since of humor. After my wedding I asked him if he would take back and he said no. We shared a lot of stories him Coast Guard and me Navy I think that is why got along. Leroy may you have Fair Winds and Following Seas.
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Cathy Babbitt-Smith of vancouver washington January 07, 2018 What a wonderful person my dad was, I have such great memories. Lots of laughter and love.
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Esther Akers-Nichols of Beaverton January 07, 2018 I'm so sorry for your loss. He was such a wonderful person. I remember him teaching Sunday School to the youth group at the old Viola School. He always made sure to start the heating/boiler so we would all be comfortable. He was a very kind person!!!
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Randy Potter of Badem Germany January 07, 2018 What a great man , father .glad to be friends with Joe and Randy so I was able to know LeRoy 🙂 sorry for your loss Layton family
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Shellie Bennett of Estacada January 07, 2018 On behalf of the Bob Bennett family, we are sorry for your loss. I personally remember Mr Layton from the Four Square church. He was a kind man. I pray that you, his family, find peace and comfort knowing he is with our Lord.
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David Ellen of Nine Mile Falls, Wa January 07, 2018 I worked with LeRoy professionally on the Estacada Ranger District. He was a first-class timber sale administrator, and I could always count on him to consult me when he thought there was a problem developing on one of his sales. Spending time with a man going to the woods in a pickup is a kind of Acid Test, so when I recite this poem by Paul Croy, a man whom I'm sure LeRoy would have been friends, I will always think of LeRoy: THE ACID TEST By Paul Croy Take a man if you would know him well To a lean-to of bark and poles. Sleep on the ground and eat plain grub And cook on a bed of coals. You'll come to know what he really is, Not just what he seems to be. You'll plumb the depths that are camouflaged By his personality. If the weather's foul and the bedding is damp And the grub tastes of kerosene And he doesn't kick, and he wants to stay -- But wait! Is your own slate clean?
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Eve Browne of Portland, Oregon January 07, 2018 I am so sorry for the loss of LeRoy. He was a dear, precious man who gave so much of his heart to many people. My deep, sincere, heart-felt condolences to all who knew him.
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Richard Weltz of Anthem January 07, 2018 Will miss the many email chats we have had over the years.
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Francis Charriere & daughter Connie Iman of Oregon City, OR January 13, 2018 We will be at the funeral service. Our condolences to the family. Dad has been a long-time friend of Leroy.
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Donna Saling Bledsoe of Newhall, California January 17, 2018 Will miss my good friend.
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Gregory Smith of Oregon City February 13, 2018 Dear Layton family, My dad, Edwin Smith, always spoke very highly of Leroy during and after the U.S. Forest Service days. I know you will miss Leroy. I only have good memories of my interactions with him. Randy, if you see this I was around one year behind you in school. Greg
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cliff gavic of Sandy, oregon February 22, 2018 I'm sorry for your loss. I didn't hear of the passing. His son and I were in the same graduation class of Estacada High school in 1978. My condolences.
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