Roy Lewis Pleasant, 65, of Portland died Nov. 2.
Mr. Pleasant was born in Yakima. He worked for the University of Washington, as a diversity recruitment coordinator for the department of Minority Affairs. He later worked with the Washington State Employement Security Department, serving all regions for 20 years, before retiring.
Survivors include his wife, Rosa Washington of Portland; three children, Derrick Pleasant Sr. and Jasmine Bolong-Pleasant, both of Tacoma, Sionisha Bolong-Pleasant of Las Vegas; a step-daughter, Lakeyshua Washington of Los Angeles; 13 siblings, Edith Brown of Altadena, Calif., Edward Pleasant Sr. of Los Angeles, Phillip Pleasant of Yakima, Patricia Carriger and Gerald Pleasant, both of Seattle, Barbara Pleasant of Kent, Kenneth Pleasant of Briar, Ronald Pleasant of Phoenix, Ariz., Donald Pleasant and Sharon Bass, both of Kansas City. Mo., Wanda Pleasant and Vivian Pleasant, both of Marrietta, Ga. and Nathaniel Pleasant of Douglasville, Ga.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Two memorial services will be held: 1 p.m. Dec. 14 at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall; 1 p.m. April 19, 2014 at the Southeast Yakima Community Center. Arrangements are by Crown Memorial Service, Portland.