WOODSIDE, Loren Elmer
Passed away on September 29, 2012 as a result of an auto accident following a day of hunting.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. and will be held at Memories at Sunset Event Center, 915 Bypass Highway, Richland, WA 99352. Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton handled arrangements.
Loren was born in Spokane, Washington, August 19, 1930 to Lyda and Frank Woodside. Frank managed a crew of lineman for the Washington Water Power Co., and they moved several times. As a result, Loren attended Grade School in Lind, Middle School in Davenport, and High School in Ritzville. He graduated from Ritzville High School in 1949.
He was in the Seabees branch of the Navy during the Korean Conflict from 1950 to 1954, as part of the supply chain. He was stationed at Subic Bay in the Philippines.
While in the Navy, he received electrical training, and after being discharged worked for the REA in Othello. In 1954 he married Pat Cline. In 1957 he realized his life long dream to become a farmer, and began farming in the Lind area, where he and Pat raised their family. They were married for 23 years.
Loren married Sherron Bunch in 1978. They retired from the farm and moved to Lexington, Oregon in the early 1980s. Their marriage ended in 2004.
His true passions in life were hunting and trapshooting. He took part in trapshoots all across the Northwest, and hunting expeditions as far away as Alaska and Canada. His grandchildren knew him as Grandpa Grizz due to his bear hunting interests and stories.
He is survived by his three children: Kathryn Woodside, Scott Woodside, and Lori Woodside; and the love of his life Sherry Sager. He is also survived by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His parents, and his sister, Barbara Teske, preceded him in death.
Loren was a member of the Masonic Lodge all his adult years. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that donations be sent to the Shriners Hospital for Children or the charity of your choice.