Howard Clarence Ferris Obituary

July 18, 1953 – July 24, 2015

Howard FerrisHoward Clarence Ferris was born in Portland, Oregon to Marion “Zeke” and Eileen (Taylor) Ferris. He graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology where he majored in engineering. After graduating in 1975, he married Leslie Dodge and was employed for almost 40 years by PacifiCorp as a civil engineer. In 2005, Howard and Leslie founded Eternal Life International because they had a great desire to preach the gospel to people who have never heard of Jesus Christ. Howard was an active member of Victory Faith Church in Oregon City, OR.

Howard is survived by his wife Leslie, two children David Ferris and Christine (Jesse) Tricola; two grandchildren Aliyah and Isaac Tricola; his mother Eileen (Scott) Cunningham; and his three sisters Ann (Bruce) Tatlock, Sue & Lisa Ferris all residing in the greater Portland, Oregon area. Memorial Service will be held August 8th, at 12:00pm at Faith Center Church – 10702 NE 117th Ave. Vancouver, WA 98622. Live stream available online on

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