Edward M. Wolf, JR.
Born March 5, 1924 in Dover, Oregon to Edward M. Wolf, Sr. and Katie S. Kehres Wolf.
He was the sixth of nine children, having 3 brothers and 5 sisters. Ed's family moved from Dover to Sandy, Oregon when he was five years old. His grandfather and his father logged land and grew Christmas trees. Ed played quarterback (#33) for Sandy High School football team, and entered the Navy in March 1941 at the age of 17. He served as a motor machinist for six years. After basic training his ship the "USS Oglethorpc" deployed to the South Pacific. On 12-6-1941 the ship was headed to San Francisco, and ordered back on 12- 7-1941 to return to Pearl Harbor. Settling in Sandy, Oregon he married Elizabeth (Betty) Outlaw in 1948. He became an instant father to 3 children he adopted, Marie, Jim and Carol loving them as his own. Rhonda was born from this union.
Ed grew strawberries on his land while working for Reynolds. Many Wolf family members still reside in Sandy. He retired from Reynolds Metal after 30 years as a machine operator. After Betty's death in 1980 he married Shirley Harding in 1982. He added four step children to the family: Glenn Harding, Ken Harding (Nancy), Shirlene Buckmiller (Ron) and Jillene Short (Dan). His passion was Golf.
Always wanted to be better every game and could
quote bible verses chapter after chapter. He knew
the Bible well and treated everyone with Love. He
leaves behind 4 children Carol Williams (Dwayne),
Rhonda Wilcox (Tom), Ken Harding (Nancy)
and Jillene Short (Dan). Ed is survived by his
sister, Ada Rich (100 years old) and his loving 12
grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and many
great-great grandchildren. When people would
comment on what a good Dad he was, Ed would
say its because of Jesus, if you center everything
on Jesus you can do it all.
Graveside service will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 N.E. 112th Ave., Vancouver, Washington on Thursday, October 22 at 11am in the Garden of Love.