Rufus Bragg

07/23/1957 - 06/05/2018

Obituary for Rufus Bragg

It is with great sadness that the loved ones of Rufus Bragg announce his passing on June 5, 2018, at the age of 60 years. Rufus was born on July 23, 1957, in Alexandria, Virginia. He spent most of his childhood in the Washington D.C. area, until 1969, when he went to Boys Town in Nebraska, where he stayed until 1977. From 1977-1979, he attended Chadron State College in Nebraska. During this time he also joined the National Guard on October 13, 1977, in which he served until October 12, 1983.

After his college experience in Nebraska, Rufus moved to Oregon in 1979 and began working for Timber Lake Job Corps, where he worked until he retired in 2010. Many people in the Estacada community also know Rufus from his many years of coaching both Middle School Wrestling and High School Football, between 1986 and 2018. The work Rufus did with athletes in the Estacada area has touched countless lives and ensures he will live on through the spirit of service to others that he has modeled for them.
There will be Catholic Services held on Friday, June 22nd at 11:00 AM, at Saint Aloysius Catholic Church, and A Celebration of Rufus’s life will be held at 2:00PM, on Saturday, June 23, at the Estacada High School Commons.



Funeral Service

02:00 AM
Estacada High School Commons

Estacada,, OR 97023
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Jim and Denise Carey and family of Estacada June 18, 2018 Rufus, you have been one of the best friends of my life. We have been through many adventures, escapades, and battles together over the last 30 plus years. Rufus, you have meant so much to so many over the years. Our community will never be the same. I will always love you and I will never forget you.
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Sandy Pense of Estacada June 18, 2018 I was so saddened to hear of Rufus' passing, but know he is not in pain anymore. Rufus was involved in so many community events during his time with us. I worked with him on several parades. He organized the way the parades would go and always had them balanced just right. He was always so humble and courteous to those he knew. He will truly be missed.
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Tim of Boring June 18, 2018 Thanks Rufus for all you have done for us! Rest in Peace Dear Friend
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David Showerman of Oregon City June 20, 2018 Rufus, it was my good fortune to have known you . The world needs more devoted men like yourself .May you rest in peace and never be forgotten.
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Jim and Gayle King of Welches, OR June 24, 2018 Our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of Rufus. He was my husband's best friend, and also mine in the 1980's at Timberlake. He was like a son to us. We just found out about his death, and are heartbroken. May he now rest in Peace feeling our love for him.
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Helenia Bragg of Alexandria,Va. 22304 July 07, 2018 I will forever love you our closeness can not be separated by death
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