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Jess Raymond Fogarty

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 27th, 2010

Jess Raymond Fogarty, 79, of Rainier, Ore., died of complications from Alzheimer’s on Jan. 21, 2010 at the Hospice Care Center in Longview, Wash.

He was born Nov. 5, 1930 to Captain Frank and Stella Sijota Fogarty in Newport.

He attended grade school and high school in Newport. In his senior year, 1949, at Newport High School, he was chosen to play in the second Shriner’s All-Star Football Game at the Multnomah Stadium in Portland. He was awarded a football scholarship at the University of Oregon. He played two years under the coaching of Jim Aiken and Bill Bowerman.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951 and was stationed in Okinawa during his two years and was honorably discharged Feb. 6, 1953. On Sept. 2, 1966, he married Marie Culter in Vancouver, Wash. He was a longshoreman for 45 years. He worked in Newport for 12 years and then transferred to Portland Local #8, where he worked for 33 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Stella Fogarty; sister, Barbara Grogan; and brothers, Frank Fogarty, Joseph Fogarty, Robert Fogarty and George Fogarty.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Fogarty; daughters, Arlynn (Greg) Kelleher of Houston, Texas and Kelly Fogarty of Los Angeles; son, Michael (Monica) Fogarty of Woodland, Wash.; sister-in-laws, Kathleen Fogarty, Donna Fogarty and Frances Fogarty; grandchildren, Chelsea and Max Kelleher of Houston and Danielle and Sean Fogarty of Woodland, Wash.

A graveside service was held Monday at Eureka Cemetery in Newport. Memorial donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Hospice Care Center, P.O. Box 2067, Longview, WA 98632.

Affordable Burial and Cremation is handling arrangements.

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