2 public memorials planned for Mark Hatfield



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The family of Mark O. Hatfield says two public memorial services are planned for the former two-term Republican governor of Oregon and long-time U.S. senator who died Sunday.

The senator’s son Mark O. Hatfield Jr. says the first memorial is planned at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Village Baptist Church in suburban Beaverton.

The second will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the State Capitol in Salem.

A private funeral service took place Wednesday in Portland, with burial at Willamette National Cemetery.

Mark Hatfield Jr. told The Oregonian (http://bit.ly/ozwIsA) that the first event will focus more on his father’s strong Christian faith and the second will focus on his public career.

Hatfield died in Portland at age 89.


Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com