Rufus Rudolph Bragg
It is with great sadness that the loved ones
of Rufus Bragg announce his passing
on June 5, 2018, at the age of 60 years.
Rufus was born on July 23, 1957 in Alexandria,
Virginia. He spent most of his childhood in the
Washington D.C. area, until 1969, when he went
to Boys Town in Nebraska, where he stayed until
1977. From 1977-1979, he attended Chadron
State College in Nebraska. During this time he
also joined the National Guard on October 13,
1977, in which he served until October 12, 1983.
After his college experience in Nebraska,
Rufus moved to Oregon in 1979, and began
working for Timber Lake Job Corps, where he
worked until he retired in 2010. Many people in
the Estacada community also know Rufus from
his many years of coaching both Middle School
Wrestling and High School Football, between
1986 and 2018. The work Rufus did with athletes
in the Estacada area has touched countless lives,
and ensures he will live on through the spirit of
service to others that he has modeled for them.
There will be Catholic Services held on
Friday, June 22nd at 11:00 AM, at Saint Aloysius
Catholic Church, and a celebration of Rufus's
life will be held at 2:00PM, on Saturday, June
23, at the Estacada High School Commons.
Sandy Funeral Home is handling