In Memoriam –– Dean Hollomon
PORTLAND, Oregon––Dean Hollomon, 81, former president of the Oregon-Idaho Conference of UM Men and former president of the Western Jurisdiction of UM Men, died August 7.
“I’ve had a great life,” said Dean after the physicians told him cancer had spread to his pancreas, lungs and liver. “I am lucky that I have some time to get my life straightened out and say goodbye to old friends.”
Dean held his own “Dean is Dying Party” in June where more than 100 friends and family came by to tell him how much they loved him.
A former secretary/treasurer of Portland-based Local 305 of the Teamster’s Union, followed by a career with the Oregon School Association and the Oregon Medical Foundation, Dean said he first became active in UM Men in 1993 and he became active at the national level following the 2001 National Gathering of UM Men at Purdue University in Indiana. “I’ve been active in UM Men for 18 years,” he said.