The Beaverton Valley Times
April 15, 2010
OBITUARY ~ EDWARD SHAY CONWELL
September 11, 1921 ~ April 10, 2010
Edward Shay CONWELL, a longtime resident of Beaverton, died Saturday in St. Vincent Medical Center. He was
A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home. 2308
Pacific Ave., in Forest Grove. A reception will follow at the funeral home followed by a graveside service in
Forest View Cemetery.
The son of Edward and Callista (SHAY) CONWELL, Edward Shay CONWELL was born Sept. 11, 1921, in Red Lodge,
Mont., where he grew up and received his education, graduating from Red Lodge Union High School.
He attended Montana State Normal College for two years before entering the Army, in which he served until
November 1945 in the Aleutian Islands as an aircraft equipment repairman and inspector.
After his honorable discharge from the Army, he returned to college in Greeley, Colo., and the University of
Montana in Missoula, where he earned a bachelor's degree.
He worked as a school superintendant and principal in Roberts, Mont., before moving to Portland in 1960. While
living in Portland, he taught building construction at Benson High School for 26 years before retiring in 1986.
On July 14, 1975, he married Emelie Mae (WILLIS) AITKEN in Portland, where they made their home until moving to
Beaverton in 1988.
Mr. CONWELL enjoyed spending his free time fishing, hunting, woodworking, gardening and reading the newspaper
Survivors include his wife Emelie Mae CONWELL of Beaverton; step-daughter Carol STEWART of Portland; one
brother and two sisters. He also is survived by grandchildren Brandi STEWART-WOOD, Todd STEWART, Timothy
SMITHER and Holly GRAHAM; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorial donations in his name to the American Cancer Society, in care of St. Vincent
Medical Center, 9205 S.W. Barnes Road, Portland 97225.
To sign the online guest book or to send a condolence to the family, go to www.fuitenrosehoyt.com. Fuiten,
Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home handled arrangements.
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