Edwin Clark Lais


Edwin Clark Lais

Date of birth July 5 1929

Date of death December 28 2011

Edwin Clark Lais died December 28, 2011 at the age of 82.

Edwin was born in Hutchison, Kansas July 5, 1929 to Ralph and Esther (Roth) Lais. His parents were attending Heston College when he was born. The family returned to Oregon when Ed was 8 years old. From the time he was 13 years old he worked in the logging business for his father who owned logging and mill businesses. At age 19 he started driving log trucks and for the next 45 years he owned and operated log trucks for himself and other trucking companies. Ill health forced him to retire from trucking, and then he worked part time for Troy’s Diesel, Chasing parts until 2006.

In 1948 he married his high school sweetheart he met while attending Molalla High School and her name was Carol Biggins.

Ed and Carol made their home in Molalla, Canby, Sweet Home, and Woodburn Senior Estates.

He is survived by his wife Carol; brother, Jim; daughters, Sharleen Schmidt, Lavonne Harding, Lora Lee Graham; sons, Dan, Darcy, and Ted. He also has 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren; two nephews and 4 nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Esther (Roth) Lais, and a premature baby daughter.

Visitation will be held at the Molalla Funeral Chapel on Thursday, January 5th from 1 to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Brooks Assembly of God Church in Brooks, Oregon. Interment will be private in the Adams Cemetery in Molalla, Oregon.

Arrangements entrusted to Molalla Funeral Chapel.