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John Patrick Craven Jr.

John Patrick “Pat” Craven Jr. died March 1. He was 82.

Mr. Craven was born Jan. 18, 1931, in Williston, N.D. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in political science, attended Georgetown Law School, and graduated from University of North Dakota Law School. He joined the U.S. Army in 1953 and was stationed in Augusta, Ga. He married Nancy Bratton in 1958 and they lived together in Grand Forks, N.D. before relocating to Portland in 1959. He was a trust officer at the U.S. National Bank for 27 years until he retired in 1986.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert; and sister, Janice. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; and his children, Susan McDonald (Kevin), Sandra Akerill, Sharon Kraushaar (Richard), John Craven III (Aimee), Sheila Hammon (Jim), Kathleen O'Donnell (Joe), Marianne Eichler (Fred); and 16 grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m., Friday, March 8 at Holy Family Church in Portland, preceded by rosary at noon. Memorial contributions can be made to Holy Family Church.

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