Neil Ellsworth Hagen
Neil entered heaven peacefully at his son's home
on July 4th at the age of 87. The last song we sang
to him was God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood.
Neil was born on November 7, 1932 to Kenneth &
Evelyn Hagen. He was born in Salem and raised
in Canby Oregon where he graduated from Canby
Neil served his country in the Army from
February 1953 until February 1955 - 2 years active
duty and 6 years of Army Reserve.
Neil married Audrey on August 9, 1953 in
Stevenson Washington. Following their marriage,
they lived in Milwaukie, Oregon for 15 years. In
1967, they moved to Gresham and remained in East
County. They were blessed with 50 years together.
During his life Neil owned Neil's Printing
Service. He worked hard and provided for his family.
He later sold the business to his son Michael. He
bowled for the Elks Lodge for a number of years. He
coached his son's baseball teams. He also enjoyed
attending sporting events with his daughter Denise.
He enjoyed traveling with Audrey and attending
his grandchildren's school and sporting events. He
attended Lighthouse Community Church into his
eighties. Neil accepted Jesus as his Savior later in life
and enjoyed studying the Bible. He enjoyed fishing
with his sons and that legacy has lived on with
his grandchildren. He loved listening or watching
the Blazers – he was upset when their season was
Preceded in death by Jeffrey (son), Audrey (wife),
and Matthew (grandson).
Neil is survived by his children: Michael (Val)
of Portland OR, Denise Denton of Dixon IL, Dan
of Vancouver WA, Wayne (Elizabeth) of Troutdale
OR, Marty (Esther) of Milwaukie OR, brother
Kenneth of Canby OR, 12 grandchildren and 13
A private family graveside service will be held at
Willamette National Cemetery.
Gresham Memorial Chapel assisted with