Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JULY 2002

In Memoriam

Retired Portland lawyer Frank W. Mowry died March 25, 2002 at the age of 75.

He was born July 20, 1926 in Longmont, Colo., and served in the Navy during World War II. He was a graduate of the Northwestern School of Law and practiced in Portland from 1962 until retiring in 1983. He moved to Woodburn in 1991. During his life, he enjoyed a reputation as a championship golfer.
Survivors include his wife, Ardis, and five children.

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Retired Portland lawyer D. Stanley Boggs died April 16, 2002 at age 92.

Boggs was born Dec. 19, 1909 in Medford and moved to Portland in the late 1930s. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific. He earned a law degree from Willamette University and had a private practice in Portland for 40 years. He later became a self-employed home designer and builder.
Survivors include his wife, Edith, and a son.

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Maurice Ostrow 'Ossie' Georges died May 5, 2002 at age 80.

Georges was born Nov. 6, 1921 in Portland, where he lived most of his life. He graduated from Lincoln High School, Reed College and Columbia University School of Law. During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe. He married his wife, Evelyn, in 1948 and taught at Boalt Hall Law School at the University of California before returning to Portland, where he joined Miller Nash in 1951.

He was a former trustee of Reed College and served on the boards of the Oregon Council for the Humanities, Portland Opera, Contemporary Crafts Association, Community Music Center and the Oregon Jewish Museum.
Georges became Miller Nash's first specialized tax partner and headed up the firm's tax department. His 41-year career with Miller Nash ended with his retirement in 1992.

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Portland attorney Les Darby died May 19, 2002 at age 43.

Darby was born in Champaign, Ill. on May 27, 1958. He graduated from Suffolk University Law School in Boston in 1985 and worked as an associate at the Boston law firm of Cornell & Golub. In 1993 Darby and his wife, Gail, moved to the Pacific Northwest and settled in Portland. He joined Lindsay, Hart, Neil & Weigler in 1993 and became a partner in 1995. He was an accomplished products liability attorney and was a member of the ABA, the Massachusetts and Oregon state bars, the Boston Bar Association and the Multnomah Bar Association. He loved athletics and in recent years was an active supporter of youth athletic programs in Lake Oswego and was a member of the Lake Oswego High School football coaching staff.

He is survived by his wife and their two daughters.

Retired Portland business lawyer Paul O'Hollaren, one of the founders of the OSB Professional Liability Fund and a respected leader in the Moose International fraternal organization, died May 30, 2002 from complications of a stroke suffered earlier. He was 74.

O'Hollaren was born Dec. 24, 1927 in Portland and was raised there. After service in the Army, he graduated from the University of Santa Clara in California and then in 1954 from the Northwestern School of Law.

During the 1970s, O'Hollaren was serving on the OSB's insurance committee. He and others recognized that malpractice insurance was then increasingly hard to find and getting expensive. As chair of the committee, he advanced the idea for the self-insurance program that is today's PLF, which the Oregon Legislature created in 1978. For his efforts, the OSB honored O'Hollaren with its Award of Merit, the bar's highest honor.

Beside practicing law, O'Hollaren was active and influential in the Moose, and in 1984, he moved to Illinois to serve as director general and chief executive officer of the 1.5-million member organization. During his 10 years in the post, he updated Moose facilities, helped create one anti-drug program and chaired another. In course of this work, he met with President Reagan and the first President Bush.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia, and their five sons.

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