Eddie Lee “Ed” Now, 69, died at his home on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
He was born to Myron and Marjorie (Woerl) Now in Dayton, Ohio on March 30, 1945.
Since Ed’s father was a career Army Air Corps pilot, they transferred to Europe when Ed was six years old. When he was ten they went to Champagne, Ill. and later to Johnson Air Force Base in Japan, where Ed received his high school education, graduating in 1963. Shortly thereafter he moved to Klamath Falls, where his father was stationed at Kingsley Field.
While in Klamath Falls, Ed enrolled in college at Southern Oregon College and graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in education.
He and Gloria Vigil were married in Reno, Nev. on May 12, 1978.
Ed was employed by A.A.F.E.S. under the Department of Defense until starting his career with the Oregon State Police in 1983 at Astoria. He transferred to Lakeview in June 1995 where he finished his career in the game division, retiring in 2004 as a Senior Trooper.
Ed was a multi-talented man, being an excellent teacher, great story teller and an expert linguist. His true passion in life was faithfully fulfilling the role of husband and father.
He was a true outdoorsman, an accomplished photographer, an animal lover and avid reader. His most enjoyable hobby was raising and racing his pigeons.
Ed is survived by wife Gloria of Lakeview; mother Marjorie Now of Klamath Falls; son, Martin Now of Lakeview; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Anne Marie Now of Seattle; daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanette and David Schwind and Natalie and Nathan Betts of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother and sister-in-law, Garry and Janet Now of Spokane, Wash. and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass was held at St. Patrick Catholic Church on Monday, June 2, 2014 followed by a reception in the Church Parish Hall.
Contributions in Ed’s memory may be made to OSP Fallen Trooper Fund, 4676 SE Commercial St., PMB 516, Salem 97302 or Oregon Outback Humane Society, PO Box 206, Lakeview 97630 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.