Rulon Judd Quanstrom
Long-time Gresham resident Rulon Judd Quanstrom passed from this life peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Rulon was born in Rupert, Idaho to George Leo and Mary Emma Judd Quanstrom on September 20, 1930 and was the fifth of nine children. He grew up in the small logging towns of Cougar Flats, Vader
and Ryderwood, Washington.
Rulon served in the Air Force in Japan and Korea
during the Korean War. In 1952 he was stationed near
Sherman, Texas where he met and married Bernice
Dixon. While attending school, Rulon began working
for Iron Fireman Co. in Portland which eventually
became part of Boeing. He retired in 1992 after 38
years of service there. In 1964 Rulon and Bernice
moved their family to Gresham where he has resided
ever since. Rulon was a widower over eleven years
and missed Bernice dearly. He was also preceded in
death by an infant daughter, Mary, his parents and
seven siblings. He is survived by three children, Cindy
Hansen (Richard) of Gresham, David Quanstrom
(Crystal) of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, and
Nancy Bulloch (Curt) of Alamo, California, and a
brother, Patrick Quanstrom of Portland. He was the
proud grandfather of ten grandchildren and sixteen
great grandchildren. Rulon was a lifelong member of
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and he
led a life of generous service wherever he saw a need.
He was truly a gentle, kind, honest and loving man
with a quiet, quick sense of humor who will be missed
by all who knew and loved him.
A family memorial will be held at a later date.