Richard Grant Tombleson
Richard Grant Tombleson, born August 6, 1949, passed away, unexpectedly of natural causes, on March 30, 2021.
Richard was born in Portland, Oregon to Geraldine and Clinton Tombleson. He attended Woodrow Wilson High School and Portland State University. He lived several years in Bend, Oregon, and spent his later years living in Aloha, Oregon. Most of his working years were in the banking and finance industries.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1969 into the 864th Engineer Battalion and did a one-year tour in Phan-Thiet, Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1971. His main passion later in life was catch and release warm water fishing. He was an avid member of the Oregon Bass & Panfish Club since 1994. He held several positions in the club including president, vicepresident, and treasurer. He was actively involved in the CAST for Kids (Catch A Special Thrill) program where club members take mentally and physically challenged kids fishing. He also took part in Take a Soldier Fishing events. Richard did what he could to give back to the community through the club and in many other ways.
Richard was predeceased by his eldest sibling, Douglas; and leaves behind his beloved daughter, Tanner; his three siblings; and inlaws, Barbara, Bruce (Danice), and Peggy (Phil); and numerous extended family members and friends.
A veteran interment will take place at the Willamette National Cemetery, attendance by invitation, and a memorial will be held at a yet to be determined place in late April. Check Richard's Facebook page for more information about the upcoming arrangements.