Theodore "Ted" Nova

January 29, 1928 - March 4, 2017
Born in Portland, OR
Resided in Albany, OR
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Theodore "Ted" Nova, 89, of Albany passed away on Saturday. Ted was born in Portland to Theodore and Beatriz Nova. As a child he lived on a small farm in Gresham, and later moved to Valsetz, Oregon where he attended high school and started working in the woods. Ted lied about his age to enlist in the Navy for the end of WWII. After being honorably discharged, he worked in the shipyards in Portland. Later he returned to Valsetz to work in the woods.

Ted married Delores Wallace in Valsetz and they had three children. They later divorced. Ted drove log trucks and eventually owned and operated his own log truck. In the late 1950's he started Nova's Marina in Albany, which he operated for several years. After closing the marina he owned and operated a long-haul truck. Ted sold his truck and went into truck sales, which he did for over 20 years. He worked and retired from Far-West Trucking in the mid 1990's.

Ted raced boats, go-carts, and motorcycles. He also owned and flew airplanes. He owned and moored boats on the Oregon coast for salmon fishing. Ted was an avid fisherman, and especially liked to fish for big trout with his wife Janet on Klamath Lake, and fishing for salmon on the Yaquina River with his fishing partner Don.

In 1990, Ted married Janet Doe. They enjoyed snow-birding, motorcycle riding and fishing.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Jeff Nova.

He is survived by his wife Janet; sons Greg and his wife Donna, and Tony and his wife Laura of Albany; daughter Karen Nova of Frederick, Colorado; step son Jim and his wife Stephanie Crain of Rexburg, Idaho; step daughter Lynn and her husband Mark Anderson of Gresham; 10 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday April 9th at 2pm at the Albany Golf and Event Center, 155 NW Country Club Lane.

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Albany Golf and Event Center
155 NW Country Club Lane
Albany, OR US 97321
Sunday, April 9, 2017
2:00 PM