A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Forest Grove, with Mr. Ed Willer, conducting. Family and friends were invited to attend a reception immediately following the ceremony. Private Interment Rites were held on Friday March 20, 2015, at the Union Point Cemetery, 41500 N.W. Banks Road in Banks, Oregon.
VERNON EDWARD “VERN” CALDWELL was born March 9, 1938 in Hillsboro, Oregon, the son of the late Earl Joseph Caldwell and Lily May (Luke) Caldwell. He was raised and received his education in the Banks community, having been a graduate of the Banks High School Class of 1956.
He was united in marriage to Sharon L. Stoller on May 29, 1959 in Aloha, Oregon. They celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary this past May. Following their marriage they lived in El Paso, Texas for six months, while Vern was serving in the military. Following his discharge, they moved to the Banks community, where they have resided since.
Vern has worked as a truck driver most of his life. He began by hauling meat for Kummer Meat Company in Hillsboro, drove truck for Shell Oil Company and later Shadybrook Lumber. He also bought his own truck and spent some time driving across the western United States. In October of 1985, he bought his first self-loading log truck and established V & S Log Express Company in Banks. He and his son Jerry have owned and operated for the business for the past thirty years.
He was an active member of the North Cornelius Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Forest Grove. Read More