PORTLAND, Ore. -- Walter S. "Walt" Aman, 78, died Monday (June 27, 2005), following a minor surgical procedure exacerbated by Alzheimer's disease.
He was born April 17, 1927, at McCook, to Walter E. and Twildi (Carpenter) Aman.
On March 22, 1945, he married Ruby M. Thurston of McCook in Oberlin.
Following his service in the U.S. Navy, he was a timekeeper for Wunderlich-James & Phelps on the Enders Dam project in Enders. He was promoted to office manager on the first stage of the Oahe Dam on the Missouri River in Pierre, S.D. In 1952 he was transferred to the Tiber Dam project in Chester, Mont. The family settled in Beaverton, Ore., in 1955. He worked with Carl M. Halvorson on the construction of various dams. He was president of Act III Theaters based in Portland.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby; and three sons, Robert, Stephen and Walter L. Aman, all of the Portland area.
A celebration of life service will be Saturday, 11 a.m., in the Emerald Room at the Tiffany Center.
Memorials may be made to any organization supporting Alzheimer's research.