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Donald Maurice Pettiford Jan. 29, 1952 - April 1, 2018

Donald Maurice Pettiford, 66, fell asleep in death Sunday, April 1, 2018 at his home in Tigard Oregon, after a second battle, with cancer. He was born in Marion on Jan. 29, 1952 to Donald Leroy Pettiford and Nedra Belle (Stewart) Pettiford.

Donnie loved growing up in Marion where he made many life long friends. He was a 1970 graduate of Marion High School and was an avid lover of sports whether he was a player or fan. During his school days, from McCullough to his years at Marion College (now IWU), he was an intrical part of many championship teams whether football, basketball or track. He was a teammate on the 1969 Marion Giants football team that was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame.

In addition to Linda, his wife of 29 years, he is survived by their son Taylor & step son Bryan (Michelle) Edgerton, both of Oregon; sisters: Andrea (Victor) Casey, Sr. Mesquite Nevada, Jill Pettiford Indianapolis, M. Faith (Stefan) Jones Portland, Oregon & Nedra Pettiford Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Steven and in-laws Bill & Betty Fry.

Among those special to him were his grand daughters, Ellie and Emma Edgerton; step daughters from a previous marriage, Jennifer Ulrich and Kari Petermann; best friend Dennis Roberts; sister-in-law, Carol Linn Pettiford and like a daughter to him, Cynthia Maciel-Garibay.

A memorial to celebrate his life will take place Sunday, April 22, 2018, 2 p.m., at Hayden’s Lakefront Grill 8187 SW Tualatin Sherwood Rd., Tualatin, Oregon.