Dennis Conner Obituary

Dennis Leonard Conner
Dennis Leonard Conner

December 24, 1928 - April 6, 2019
Born in Washougal, Washington
Resided in Vancouver, Washington
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Dennis L. Conner, 90, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on April 6, 2019. He was born and raised in the Camas/Washougal area, graduating from Camas High School. He remained a Papermaker fan his entire life.

Dennis enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1947, and married Betty Lou Jones the following year. They had four sons: Dennis F., Gary, Mike, and Pat. The family lived in Germany, Wichita Falls and Laredo, Texas, before moving back to Camas. Dennis was also stationed in Greenland, and the Phillipines for several years.

He retired from the military after 22 years of service. He then worked for Nickolai Door in Portland, OR. He and Betty retired to Ocean Park, WA, and later traveled full time, taking trips to Alaska and Arizona.
After Betty’s death in 2006, Dennis lived in Vancouver, WA to be near family.

Dennis enjoyed playing softball and bowling. He played on a bowling team until recently, and really enjoyed his friends and team mates at Hazel Dell Lanes. Being an avid Camas fan, he also enjoyed attending Camas football games.

Dennis is survived by sons, Mike (& Ruth) and Pat (& Chris) Conner; daughter-in-law, Cindy Conner; sister-in-law, Arlene Conner; grandchildren, Gavin, Layne, Leila, Breeze, Devon, Heather and Derek; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by wife, Betty; brother, George; and sons, Dennis and Gary.

Military honors will take place at Willamette National Cemetery, in Portland, OR, on Monday, May 20th, at 12:30pm. A Celebration of Life will follow at 2:00pm at the home of Mike Conner (for more info:




Graveside Service
Willamette National Cemetery
11800 SE Mt. Scott Blvd.
Portland, OR US
Monday, May 20, 2019
12:30 PM