Obituary of Jake C. Colhouer

Newspaper: The Oregonian (OR)
Published Date: 21 Apr 1998

Jake C. Colhouer


At his request, no service will be held for Jake C. Colhouer, who died April 14, 1998, of complications from lung cancer at age 76.


Mr. Colhouer was born Jan. 15, 1922, in Altus, Okla. He earned a degree in engineering from Oklahoma State University. He played football for the Chicago Cardinals in 1947, when they won the world chamionship, and in 1948. He played for the New York Giants in 1949. In 1956, he moved to Lake Oswego, where he owned and operated Colhouer Demolition Co. He was a co-founder of Community Bank in Lake Oswego, as well as Lake Oswego Montessori School. He retired in 1983 and donated his business to the Oregon Association of Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities. His first wife, Nan Mishler, died. He married Eileen Tarbell in 1968.


Survivors include his wife; daughters, Eve E. of Corvallis and Ellen C. Henderson of Pittsburgh; son, Tim J. of Lake Oswego; stepdaughter, Colleen D. Willis of Sherwood; stepson, Patrick F. Tarbell of Klamath Falls; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


Disposition was by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to Lake Oswego Montessori School. Arrangements are by Riverview Abbey Crematorium.



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