Opal Loraine Bang
On Sunday, February 2, 2020, Opal Bang, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt passed away at age 66.
Born Opal Loraine Bryant on February 2, 1954 in Eugene, Oregon to Anton and Ruth Bryant. She went to elementary and high school in Milwaukie and Sandy, Oregon graduating from Sandy Union High in 1972
and studied at Mt. Hood Community College after high school. On November 12, 1977, she married William E. (Bill) Bang. Bill and Opal made homes in Portland, Oregon, and Kennewick and Ocean Park, Washington. Her work life included time as a Document Control Supervisor on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation where she retired in 2000.
Opal had a passion for handworks including knitting
and crocheting and loved sharing her work with
others. She also enjoyed bowling and the game of golf.
She was women's club champion for several years at
her home course in Ocean Park. Her family and friends
were the staple of her life and she enjoyed the holidays
and gatherings when everyone could get together. She
loved to cook and to make folks feel welcomed and
loved. She and Bill also liked to travel and took many
great trips. Opal was known for her love of family and
friends, her beautiful smile, and her kind and giving
Opal was preceded in death by her father, Anton Sr.,
and her mother, Ruth. She is survived by her husband
Bill, their daughter, Toni, son in law Jimmy, brothers
George, Anton Jr., and Randall, and several cousins,
nieces, nephew, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 7,
2020 at the Sandy Funeral Home 39551 Pleasant Street
Sandy, Oregon at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow the
service at the Sandy Historical Society 39345 Pioneer
Blvd, Sandy, OR 97055, Oregon at 12:30 p.m. Flowers
may be sent to the funeral home and/or donations to
the Ruth Bryant Memorial Scholarship Fund located
at Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon, the Tony
Bryant Endowed Scholarship at Northern Montana
University, Havre, Montana, or the American Cancer