Carl Portzline

Carl Portzline, born January 15th, 1938 passed away peacefully at home in Snoqualmie, Wash. on March 25, 2014 with his family by his side.

Web-Obit-Veteran-FlagCarl was a 1956 graduate from Oroville High School. After graduation, he joined the Navy where he received his education as a civil engineer. He made that his career, working for the Corps of Engineers. He joined the Army Reserve after his time in the Navy.

Carl loved to travel, golf, cook, paint and spend time with family and friends. He also was a faithful volunteer for the Sea Scouts, teaching young men and women the ways of the ocean. Although he was gone from Oroville, he kept in touch with classmates and was in town for his 50th Class Reunion.

His schoolmates remember Carl as funny, kind and a solid friend.

He is survived by his wife Sandy of 51 years, his daughter Teresa, two sons, Troy and Todd and his sister and brother, Betty and Vance.

A graveside service will be held in Oroville at the Riverview Cemetery at 2 p.m. on May 10th.


About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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