Our Obituaries

Gillis Arnold ESTEP

May 2, 1930 - December 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Joan Louise Scott

March 25, 1937 - December 8, 2016

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Dorine A. Baird

August 15, 1926 - December 6, 2016

Dorine A. Baird died on December 6, 2016 at the age of 90. She was born on August 15, 1926 in Wamego, Kansas to Isadore and Marie (Eichman) Gieber.Dorine married John Baird on March 20, 1988. John died in 2013. Dorine was an artist, who enjoyed painting, liked to travel, loved shopping and socializing with her family and friends.Dorine is survived by her daughter Denise and her husband Dale...
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Nolan Gale Tucker

July 24, 1930 - December 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Lawrence John Hillebrecht

April 5, 1938 - November 30, 2016

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Ronda L. Corum

September 12, 1957 - November 29, 2016

Ronda Lee Corum passed away on November 29th, 2016, in Gresham, Oregon. She was born in Portland, Oregon, on September 12th, 1957, to her parents: Clifford DuPont Dawson and Dorothy Marilyn Carter. Ronda was a lifelong Oregonian, and she was very involved in her community, and she had a generous and giving spirit. She gave gifts of furniture, clothing, and food to local organizations that...
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Pamela Jean Chappel

November 5, 1957 - November 26, 2016

Pamela Chappel was born on November 5, 1957 in Jerome, Idaho to Gordon and Marjorie Hagler. She passed away on November 26, 2016 in Clackamas, Oregon.Pam married Rob Chappel on September 23, 1989 in Brightwood, Oregon. She enjoyed gardening and fishing. She loved birds.Pam is survived by her husband Rob Chappel, Boring, OR., mother Marge Hagler, Jerome, Idaho, brother Steve Hagler, Jerome,...
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Marion Fischer Jacobs

October 7, 1936 - November 26, 2016

Marion F. Jacobs, 80, of Portland passed on Nov. 26, 2016, in Gresham. Marion was born in St. Louis, Missouri the only child of Paul and Marguerite (Dandridge) Fischer. Upon completing high school, she pursued a bachelor's degree in Business. Marion was married to, John M. Jacobs, III, for 36 years and together they raised three daughters, Jackie, Christine and Jennifer. She is preceded in...
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Richard Lee Quisenberry

November 16, 1928 - November 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Brad Eldon McLean

July 20, 1960 - November 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Frances Roach

November 20, 1934 - November 23, 2016

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Hazel Jane Gregus

November 25, 1921 - November 21, 2016

Hazel Jane Gregus passed away on November 21st, 2016, at her home in Portland, with her loving family at her side. She was born on November 25th, 1921, in Boring, Oregon, to her parents: William Henry and Margaret (Stout) Breen. She attended Sandy High School. Following graduation, Hazel took business classes, while living in downtown Portland.On November 25th, 1942, in Vancouver, Washington,...
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Lance R. Feller

August 17, 1945 - November 21, 2016

Lance R. Feller, 71 of Vancouver WA, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016. He was born on August 17, 1945 in Pasadena, California to Wayne and Wilma (Drum) Feller. He was a 1963 graduate of Hilltop High School in Chula Vista, California and was a veteran of the US Marine Corps from 1965 to 1969 serving on the USS Constellation. Lance married Sharon Linda Weitzel on May 25, 1968 in...
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Mary Kathryn Charlson

February 21, 1924 - November 21, 2016

Mary Charlson was born on a farm near Williams, Iowa, to Gerhard Millang and Myrtle Millang (Thompson) on February 21, 1924. When Mary was 3 years old the family moved to Story City, Iowa. She was a member of Bethel Church, graduated from high school in Story City and then attended business college in Des Moines. She served in the Women's Auxiliary Service (Navy WAVES) during World War II. After...
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Phyllis Ann Baltz

March 28, 1928 - November 21, 2016

Phyllis Ann Dissmore-Baltz was born March 28th, 1928 to Harold & Alta Dissmore in Portland, OR. She grew up in East Portland with her two sisters Barbara Morris (92) & Bette Becker (94). She graduated from Gresham High in 1945. Her parents owned a grocery store on SE 162nd and Division in SE Portland, where as a child she helped stock shelves and ran around the store while her parents...
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Russell Joe Roberts

February 9, 1926 - November 19, 2016

Born February 9, 1926 in El Derado, AR and was the oldest of nine children of Luther & Pearl Roberts of Moro, AR. Russell married Mary in Santa Cruz, CA after a 3 week courtship, then he shipped out to the South Pacific, during WWII, he was a US Navy Veteran. Together Russell and Mary raised two sons. Russell enjoyed reading, golfing, bowling, and the outdoors. Russell is survived by his...
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Ardean Mavis COOK

October 20, 1936 - November 17, 2016

Gift of gab, negotiator, direct and generous; these were just a few words used to describe Ardean Cook of Corbett. Ardean Mavis Cook, was born in Rapid City, South Dakota on October 20, 1936 to Michael and Amelia (Gravney) Odell, and she was raised with five siblings. Ardean graduated from Girls Poly High School, in Portland. She was married to Albert Cook on April 25, 1953, and together they...
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Mary June ROBERTS

June 13, 1926 - November 17, 2016

Born June 13, 1926 in Canon City, CO and was the fifth of six children of Frank and Savannah Bunch. Mary graduated from Eugene High School and attended Western Union School in Santa Cruz, CA. She married Russell Roberts in Santa Cruz, CA, and together they raised two sons. Mary was a house wife, she enjoyed reading and cross word puzzles. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Russell; sons,...
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Larry Richard Rose

March 30, 1946 - November 17, 2016

Gresham resident Larry Richard Rose died Thursday, November 17. He was 70 years old.A rosary will be said on Friday, December 2, at 7:00 pm at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham. A Celebration of Life Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 3, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Gresham. Larry was born on March 30, 1946 in Selma, California. He grew up in San Diego, California....
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David Gordon Baker

February 12, 1941 - November 16, 2016

David Gordon Baker passed away on November 16th, 2016, in Portland, Oregon. He was born on February 12th, 1941, in Pueblo, Colorado, to his parents: John Gordon and Marion Elizabeth Baker. David was the second born of three children. His older sister Edie preceded him in death in 2013.In 1942, the Baker family moved to Vancouver Washington so his dad and mom could work in the shipyards during...
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Barbara E. Crawford

March 29, 1947 - November 15, 2016

Former Gresham resident Barbara Ellen Crawford, 69 of Portland OR, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. She was born on March 29, 1947 in Weiser, Idaho to Robert and Darlene Cross and was a 1966 graduate of Gresham High School. Barbara married Randy Crawford on October 12, 1996 in Gladstone, Oregon. Barbara had a lifelong passion for the caring and training of horses that extended to...
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Helen Leszcynski

August 22, 1918 - November 14, 2016

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Vivian Frances Wirtanen

March 15, 1914 - November 12, 2016

Vivian Frances WirtanenMarch 15, 1914 - November 12, 2016. Vivian went Home to be with Jesus at 102 ½ years old.She was ready.Vivian was born in Iowa and grew up in Wisconsin and Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Elmer and Martha Lowell Gray and three siblings, Lowell, Dorothy and Geraldine.She was the beloved mother of David Gray Wirtanen, daughter-in-law, Dee ...
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Helen Marie Johnson

January 1, 1921 - November 11, 2016

Helen was born in Afton, Oklahoma, on January 1st, 1921, to her parents: Manuel and Sular Brown. She had eight sisters and a half-brother. The family moved to Southern Washington, where Helen attended school, and graduated from R.A. Long High School in Longview in 1939. She met Eugene "Gene" Johnson, and they were later married in 1942. They made their home in Portland. Helen and Gene had two...
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Glenn William Klinger

April 25, 1946 - November 7, 2016

Glenn William Klinger was born on April 25, 1946 and died November 7, 2016. Glenn was born in Kelso, WA to Lewis and Clara Klinger (Harris) and grew up on his parent's farm in Troutdale, OR. He was the youngest of three boys. He joined the US Army in 1965 and spent almost three years in Germany. He attended Mount Hood Community College and graduated in 1974 from Oregon Institute of Technology...
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Trevor Scott Long

May 11, 1968 - November 5, 2016

Trevor Scott LongIt's not often that the combination of extraordinary character, intellect, wit, honesty, vulnerability and genuine kindness is seen in one man. For those fortunate to know and love Trevor Scott Long, we found these attributes in him and so much more. This is why he had an army of support rallying behind him in the past 18-1/2 months as he so valiantly battled cholangiocarcinoma ...
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Hayden Michael Coghill

March 21, 2016 - October 26, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Roger Alan McGath

March 30, 1945 - October 22, 2016

Roger Alan McGath passed away on October 22nd, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. He was born on March 30th, 1945, in Aurora, Illinois, to his parents: Lloyd and Vanetta (Spoonamore) McGath. On April 11th, 1966, Roger enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served as an Air Traffic Controller in the Air Force until his honorable discharge on December 3rd, 1969. For his service, he...
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Dorothy M. Weir

January 5, 1925 - October 21, 2016

Dorothy M. Weir died on October 21, 2016 in Portland, Oregon at the age of 91. She was born on January 5, 1925 in Carthage, South Dakota to Fred and Neva (Briggs) Brace.Dorothy grew up in Orange, California and moved to Oregon in the mid 1940's. She was a long time church member at Grace Baptist Church in Portland where she was actively involved as a deaconess and other church activities...
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Vera Mae Robbins

March 23, 1928 - October 20, 2016

Vera May Robbins passed away October 20th, 2016, at Mt. Hood Medical Center at the age of 88. She was born on March 23rd, 1928, to Roy Henry Feltman and Erma M. Adolphson. She was predeceased by her husband, William Gerald Robbins. Vera is survived by her four children, Greg Olson, Sharon Holman, Kathie Rust, and William J. Robbins; as well as 14 grandchildren.Interment will take place at...
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Inez Hunt

January 24, 1919 - October 18, 2016

Inez Hunt, 97 of Portland OR, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. She was born on January 24, 1919 in Milburn, Oklahoma to Harvey and Jewel (Stockton) Bean. Inez married Leonard Glenn Hunt on December 25, 1937 in Amarillo, Texas and he preceded her in death on January 21, 1999. She moved to Portland in 1953 and was a member of Parkrose First Baptist Church for 36 years and is a charter...
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Edna Jean Russell

May 26, 1920 - October 18, 2016

Edna Jean Pauline Russell died on Tuesday, October 18, after 96 years of extraordinary life. She was born in Spokane Washington on May 26, 1920 to Myra and Edward Appleberry and outlived her three siblings. She married her soul mate, Gordon Russell, June 8, 1940 and was his best friend and love of his life for almost 60 years. They had one child, Ronald Alvin Russell, on September 18, 1942. Jean...
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Richard Palmer Wood

February 6, 1929 - October 18, 2016

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Vivian Vivian Wrede

April 4, 1929 - October 17, 2016

Vivian Wrede died on October 17, 2016 in Portland, Oregon at the age of 87. She was born on April 4, 1929 in Brocksberg, Nebraska to Earl and Nellie (Doyle) Bauld.Vivian was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church where she participated in the altar society. She enjoyed traveling, pinochle and bunco. Her family meant the world to her. Vivian married George Donald Wrede on June 14, 1949 in...
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Betty Jean Meacham

January 10, 1925 - October 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Eleanore Delores Ray

August 18, 1921 - October 15, 2016

Eleanore Delores Ray died on October 15, 2016 in Gresham, Oregon at the age of 95. She was born on August 18, 1921 in Seattle, Washington.Eleanore married Donald Arthur Ray in Fairbanks, Alaska. He died in 1987.Eleanore enjoyed crosstitch, pinochle, cribbage, dominoes and bunco.Eleanore is survived by her son John Dale and his wife Lori Ray, of Sandy, OR., daughter Laurie and her husband Billy...
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Vickie Lee Van Natta

December 15, 1947 - October 13, 2016

Vickie Lee Van Natta passed away on October 13th, 2016, in Gresham, Oregon. She was born on February15th, 1947, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to her father and mother, Mickey and Bertha (Armstrong) Van Natta. She attended North Torrence High School, from which she graduated in 1963. She then attended El Camino College in Torrence, California, and graduated in 1967 with an Associates of Arts...
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Donald Jason Sorvisto

May 21, 1966 - October 8, 2016

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Carol Anne Lee

October 18, 1942 - October 7, 2016

After a short illness, Carol Anne Benson Lee, age 73, born October 18, 1943, died peacefully surrounded by her husband and children as she went home to be with her Lord and Savior on, October 7, 2016. Carol was born in Marquette, Michigan to Willard Benson and Matilda Golden Benson. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Chester Lee; son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Heather Lee of...
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Jorge Luis Mesa

August 9, 1964 - October 5, 2016

Jorge "George" Luis Mesa passed away on October 5th, 2016, in Gresham, Oregon. He was born on August 9th, 1964, in Havana, Cuba, to his parents: Jose and Dalia (Caridad) Mesa. He attended Madison High School, from which he graduated in 1983.On June 25th, 1994, George married his wife, Karen Reed, Together, they had two children.George was a member of the Teamster Union #206. He was an avid sports...
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Maria Helen Wolfe

June 13, 1936 - October 4, 2016

Maria Helen Wolfe died on October 4, 2016 in Gresham, Oregon at the age of 80. She was born on June 13, 1936 in Los Angeles, Calilfornia.Maria belonged to the Roman Catholic Faith. She was a great cook. She loved her children and grandchildren. Maria is survived by her husband Albert J. Wolfe, son Chuck Castillo, son Michael Wolfe, daughter Darline Williamson, son Albert Wolfe, Jr.,...
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Lois Lee Metzger

October 10, 1930 - September 30, 2016

Lois Lee Metzger, 85 of Gresham OR, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016. She was born on October 10, 1930 in Portland, Oregon to Roy and Lettie (Pulfer) Crabtree. She married Thomas Allen Metzger on October 29, 1949 in Portland, Oregon and he preceded her in death on September 30, 2012. Her husband was the last of eleven kids and Lois was the last remaining spouse of the family. The...
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Dorothy Philippy Whittier

February 15, 1932 - September 30, 2016

Dorothy Whittier died on September 30, 2016 in Portland, Oregon at the age of 84. She was born on February 15, 1932 in Manchester, New Hampshire.Dorothy was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Gresham, Oregon. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, visiting people in need, and was an animal lover. She loved her dogs.Dorothy participated in the following three organizations, where memorial...
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Judith Ellen Morgan DeCourcy

May 27, 1937 - September 29, 2016

Judith Ellen Morgan DeCourcy passed away on September 29th, 2016, in Gresham, Oregon. She was born on May 27th, 1937, in Providence, Rhode Island, to her parents: Russell and Lucile Morgan. She attended Shawnee Mission High School. She then attended Grinell College in Iowa, from which she graduated in 1959 with her Bachelor's Degree in English. In 1964, Judith married her husband, Peter DeCourcy....
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Anne Marie BUROKER

July 22, 1916 - September 28, 2016

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Janette Shaffer ALPAUGH

March 5, 1918 - September 26, 2016

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Lloyd Adelbert Mattox

September 28, 1958 - September 25, 2016

Lloyd Adelbert Mattox the 3rd, also known as Butch to most, passed away Sunday, September 25th 2016. Butch was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He made his way into the world on September 29th, 1958. Butch was the jack of all trades. He could paint, build, and fix anything you asked of him. He graduated Centennial high school in 1976. He spent his earlier years as a dump truck driver, and...
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Donald Hofford

May 15, 1937 - September 25, 2016

Donald "Don" Hofford passed away on September 25th, 2016, in Camas, Washington. He was born on May 15th, 1937, in Two Harbors, Minnesota, to his parents: Nicholas Hofford and Josephine Weigel. He attended Gresham High School, and graduated in 1955.Following graduation, Don enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served from 1955 until his honorable discharge in 1959. In June of 1961, Don...
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Robert Joseph Esparza

October 28, 1994 - September 24, 2016

Robert Joseph Esparza died on September 24, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. He was born on October 28, 1994 in Portland.Robert graduated from Gresham High School in 2013. He was a welder at CAPSA Solutions. He was a big gamer. He enjoyed Anime. Robert was an organ donor.Robert is survived by his father Simon Esparza, mother Christine (Belcher) Esparza, sister Janelle (Florencio) Angel-Ramirez and...
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Qiu Ai Huang

July 16, 1938 - September 24, 2016

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Donald Robert Henderson

September 18, 1953 - September 22, 2016

Donald Robert Henderson died September 22nd, 2016. He was born on September 18th, 1953 in Weiser, Idaho to Clema Korup Henderson and Donald Henderson, both of whom preceded him in death. Don married Carrie Robbins Henderson on July 6th, 1974 in Cambridge, Idaho. Don had a long career in radio broadcasting and radio engineering. He is survived by his sisters Donna (Norm) Davis and Carla (Richard)...
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Robert Andre Martin

December 7, 1932 - September 19, 2016

Reverend Robert A. Martin, departed this world for heaven on Monday, September 19, 2016 at home in Portland, Oregon. He was 83 years old. He was born December 7, 1932 in Minot, North Dakota to Allen and Bertha (Jensen) Martin. They moved to Gresham, Oregon when he was a young child and then to Oak Grove, Oregon, where he grew up. He attended Milwaukie High School, graduating in 1951. He...
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Hitesh Babubhai Patel

September 19, 1968 - September 19, 2016

Hitesh Patel was born on September 19, 1968. He passed away on September 19, 2016. His birth was in Gujarat, India. He moved to Canada with his family in his youth and America thereafter. He entered the hospitality industry upon his arrival to the United States. He had a love of people and his most enjoyable moments were when he was with people. He always reached out to his friends and...
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Joshua Nicholas White

November 29, 1990 - September 18, 2016

Our beautiful son, Joshua "Josh" Nicholas White, of Gresham, Oregon took his own life on Sunday, September 18, 2016. He was 25 years old. He was born in Portland, Oregon to Nick and Kelly White. Josh enjoyed being outdoors, working on electronics, as well as working on family vehicles with his father and sister. He was especially loving and kind to his mother. He had an adventurous spirit with...
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Robert Duncan Moffitt

March 17, 1921 - September 17, 2016

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Robert B. Boring

April 13, 1933 - September 14, 2016

Robert Burton Boring, 83 of Beaver OR, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. He was born on April 13, 1933 in Oil City, Pennsylvania to Harry and Mary (Clark) Boring. He graduated from Oil City High School, received his college education from Slippery Rock University and received his Masters of Divinity from Eastern Theological Seminary in Philadelphia PA. Bob's ministry extended over...
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Donald Lee ROBERTSON

September 24, 1934 - September 13, 2016

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Laura Lee Young

July 12, 1970 - September 13, 2016

Laura Lee (Williams) Young was born on July 12th, 1970 to Carol (Blanchar) Williams and Larry Williams in Portland, Oregon. Laura entered heaven on September 13th, 2016, surrounded by loved ones; she was 46 years old at the time of her heavenly entry. Laura is survived by her husband Tony Young, daughter Abby Young, son Nick Young and their two dogs, Frankie and Lloyd, mother Carol (Blanchar)...
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George Anthony Young

November 18, 1939 - September 12, 2016

George Anthony Young died on September 12, 2016 in Vancouver, Washington at the age of 76. He was born on November 18, 1939 in Portland, Oregon.George graduated from Parkrose High School in 1958 and remained active with his classmates on a regular basis.George married Joyce Rosebrook in 1966 in Welches, Oregon.George a longtime Portland resident before moving to Battleground, WA 9 years ago. ...
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Lyle Duane Sumner

September 14, 1921 - September 9, 2016

Lyle D. Sumner was born on September 14, 1921 in Hanks, North Dakota. He passed away on September 9, 2016 in Clackamas, Oregon.Lyle married Meryl-Ann Reed on January 22, 1946 in Petaluma, CA. Lyle served his country in the United States Army during World War II.Lyle was a member of the Rehoboth Messianic Congregation in Vancouver, WA. He was a volunteer Fireman in Happy Valley, Oregon...
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Arlene Caroline REINDERS

April 23, 1925 - September 9, 2016

Arlene Reinders passed away peacefully on September 9, 2016 at the Hospice Care Center in Longview. She was born in Palmer, IA to parents Nels and Amy Madsen. She had 3 siblings. In 1949 she married Glenn Reinders and together they raised four children. The family lived a number of years in Nebraska and Colorado and then moved to Oregon in the late 70's. Four years ago she relocated to Longview,...
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Somchith Singharaj

March 8, 1943 - September 8, 2016

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Nobuko Uyetake

July 27, 1921 - September 5, 2016

Nobuko Uyetake, 95 of Corbett OR, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016. She was born on July 27, 1921 in Fresno, California to Shintaro and Mura (Nakano) Mukai and graduated from Clovis High School. Nobuko married Shio Uyetake on September 17, 1950 in Portland, Oregon and moved to Corbett, Oregon. She worked in farming for many years both in California and in Oregon. Her memberships...
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Mary Ada Rose

March 17, 1930 - September 3, 2016

Mary Ada "Pat" (McCulloch, Hanks) Rose died of Cancer on September 3rd, 2016 at Farmington Square Assisted Living Facility, Gresham, OR. She was 86 years old. Born in Medford, OR, to Wayne McCulloch and Glade (Guyton) McCulloch on March 17th, 1930. She attended grade school in Shaniko, OR, having her own mother as a teacher at times, then she went to school in Moro, OR, finally graduating from...
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Carrie Lucille Sturdy

April 9, 1925 - September 3, 2016

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Jean Francis MacFarquhar

March 14, 1933 - September 3, 2016

Jean MacFarquhar died on September 3, 2016 in Portland, Oregon at the age of 83. Jean was born on March 14, 1933 in Portland, Oregon.Some of Jean's interests included taking trips to the beach, walking dogs, bike riding, feeding ducks and bird watching/feeding. Jean belonged to the Elks Club.Jean is survived by her two sons, Rick Bailey, Portland, OR., and Robin Bailey, Portland, OR., and her...
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Columbus Horrace Smith

March 2, 1931 - September 3, 2016

Columbus H Smith was born in the town of Canalou, Missouri on March 2, 1931. The last of 13 children born to Mary Jane Thomas. Columbus spent his early life in Sikeston, Missouri. He worked alongside his mother in the cotton fields and later moved North to Elkhart Indiana, where he took a job at Whitehall Pharmaceutical. A time later he moved to Waukegan, Illinois working at a leather tannery...
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Roy J. Popejoy

May 27, 1942 - August 31, 2016

Roy Joseph Popejoy Jr, 74 of Portland OR, passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. He was born on May 27, 1942 in St. Helens, Oregon to Roy Sr. and Evelyn Anna (Gortler) Popejoy. He graduated from St. Helens High School in 1961 and served in the Army National Guard of Oregon from 1963 to 1969. Roy worked for Blitz Weinhard for over 30 years before his retirement and continued working at Toby...
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Owen Lucas Aidan Mitchell

September 15, 1995 - August 30, 2016

Owen Lucas Aidan Mitchell left us on August 30th, 2016. Owen was born on September 15th, 1995, in Portland, Oregon, to his parents: Scott Jason Baker and Natalie Mitchell-Fuller. He attended Barlow High School in Gresham. Following High School, Owen worked at a variety of retail establishments such as FedEx, Walmart, Zumiez, and All Stop Pipe and Tobacco. He was also granted an internship at...
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Vivette Lee Green

May 3, 1935 - August 30, 2016

Vivette Lee Green passed away on August 30th, 2016, in Clackamas, Oregon. Vivette was born on May 3rd, 1935, in The Dalles, Oregon, to her parents: Clarence and Thora Ruth (Christianson) Sparling. She initially attended high school at Gresham High where she met her future husband, James Green, in 1950. She later transferred to Sherman County High School. She graduated from Sherman County High...
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David Surridge

October 4, 1961 - August 29, 2016

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Christina Mae Brentano

August 5, 1935 - August 28, 2016

Our beloved mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend passed away on August 28th. Christina loved animals, gardening, music, and dancing. She loved spending time with her family, entertaining, and cooking. She leaves behind two children with her first husband, Frank Ciaffoni: Kimberly and Stephen. She also leaves behind two children with her husband Daniel Brentano: Deanna and...
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Tracy Robert Grieson

September 1, 1961 - August 27, 2016

Warm, gentle and wanted everyone to be happy are just a few of the many words used to describe Tracy Grieson of Portland. Tracy was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 01, 1961 to Robert and Janet (O'Malley) Grieson and he was raised with three siblings. His family moved around often because of his father's service in the military and they settled in Oregon in 1971 and has lived in Gresham and...
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Norman Kenneth Graves

August 7, 1927 - August 26, 2016

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Robert Edward Anderson

March 5, 1946 - August 22, 2016

Robert Edward Anderson passed away on August 22nd, 2016, in Gresham, Oregon. He was born on March 5th, 1946, in Portland, Oregon, to his parents: Lloyd Elwood and Dolly "Violet" (Berg) Anderson. He attended Oregon State University, from which he graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Industrial Engineering. On November 5th, 1971, Robert married the...
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Shelley Eileen Kessler

October 1, 1946 - August 21, 2016

Shelly Eileen Kessler, 69, of Gresham, passed away on August 21, 2016. She was born in Great Falls, Montana and was raised by Emil and Violet (Everest) Tauscher with one brother, Bruce. Shelley graduated from Wilson High School and earned an Associate's Degree in business. Shelley worked as an operations manager for U-Haul, office manager for a trucking company and retired as a school bus driver...
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Myrtle Ruth Hill

February 4, 1934 - August 20, 2016

Myrtle Hill was born on February 4th, 1934, in Middlesborough, Kentucky, to Leslie and Florence Wilson. She married Millus Hill in 1960, and they settled in Estacada, Oregon in 1976, with their children: Bobby Thornhill, Jack Thornhill, Kelly Hill, Rocky Hill, Teressa Hill, and Elessa Hill. Millus worked construction and security until his death in 1998. Myrtle was a housewife and homemaker, and...
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Jewelle Miner

March 25, 1923 - August 20, 2016

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Randy Kent Hughs

March 24, 1971 - August 19, 2016

Randy Kent Hughs passed away on August 19 2016 in Vancouver Washington. He was born in Portland, Oregon on March 24, 1971. After attending high school in Gresham, Oregon he earned his GED and graduated from beauty school as a cosmetologist. He loved traveling and spent some time living in both Sweden and Guatemala. He loved landscaping and working in the flower beds around the homes he lived in....
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George Thomas Steele

May 3, 1943 - August 17, 2016

George Thomas Steele died on August 17, 2016 at the age of 73. He was born on May 3, 1943 in Portland, Oregon.Mr. Steele graduated from Gresham High School in 1961. He then earned his degree in Machine Tool Technology at Mount Hood Community College.He served his country in the United States Army where he was stationed in Thailand.He married Delona Jean Tucker on May 21, 1969 in Reno, Nevada.Mr...
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Clarence Gene Reuter

February 1, 1930 - August 16, 2016

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Edmund Cushing Quigg

May 17, 1925 - August 13, 2016

Edmund Cushing Quigg, known as " Eddie" was born May 17, 1925 in Gordon Nebraska to Frank and Mabel Quigg. The youngest of 6 children he grew up on the family farm. In 1945 he enlisted in the Army, attended West Point as a Medical Technician. After his discharge he moved to Portland, Oregon. He worked for ESCO as a Sand lab Technician and retired after 40 years. He also worked for Fred Meyer...
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John Charles Dady

October 5, 1968 - August 12, 2016

John Dady, known to many as the man behind Blowsion and the creator and owner of a high-end, world-renowned watercraft custom paint and parts supplier, died on Friday, August 12, of a previously undetected congenital heart condition. He was 47 years old.Probably the best word to describe John: icon. Personally or professionally, his personality took up the room and his spirit never failed to make...
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Bertha May Hill

February 16, 1928 - August 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Maudeline Nettie Dencer

January 3, 1924 - August 9, 2016

Maudeline Nettie Dencer passed away on August 9th, 2016, at her home in Gresham, Oregon. She was born on January 3rd, 1924, in Green Castle, Pennsylvania, to her parents: Herbert and Leona Wilson. She attended school in Green Castle along with her 3 sisters and brother. She was raised Presbyterian. On November 25th, 1953, Maudeline married Kenneth Dencer in Stevenson, Washington. Together, they...
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Lucy D. Losinger

November 3, 1928 - August 4, 2016

Lucy D. Losinger, 87, of Gresham, passed on August 4, 2016. Mrs. Losinger was born in Aberdeen, Washington on November 03, 1928 to John and Fanny Harris. She was the youngest of seven children. Lucy married Lyle F. Losinger and together they raised four children Lyle, John, Linda and Cindy. Mrs. Losinger was a devoted wife, mother and follower of Christ. Spirit filled, woman of deep faith, and...
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Raymond Visher Pomeroy

January 13, 1924 - August 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Judy L. Choate

May 11, 1944 - August 1, 2016

Devoted mother and grandmother, selfless, caring and hardworking are just a few of the many words used to describe Judy Choate of Gresham. Judy was born in Seattle, Washington on May 11, 1944 to Ray Ward and Cecile Martin. She was the eldest of four siblings, Kathy, Debbie, Leslie and Mary and they were raised in Washington. Judy was very close to her grandmother Nellie & after high school...
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Betty B. MacLean

February 19, 1925 - July 30, 2016

Betty B Maclean was born February 19, 1925 and passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Betty was in the Coast Guard, stationed in Seattle, Wa. when she met the love of her life, Bill MacLean, also in the Coast Guard. Betty and Bill married and started their life together in Lebanon, Or. They had two boys, Terry and Randy.Betty, very spunky little lady, decided to open her own beauty shop after...
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Phillip Michael Hockman

April 30, 1948 - July 30, 2016

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Robert Jerome Kurth

June 5, 1930 - July 25, 2016

Robert Jerome Kurth passed away on July 25th, 2016, at his home in Portland, Oregon. He was born on June 5th, 1930, in Albion, Nebraska, to his parents: Edwin and Mary (Clancy) Kurth. He attended Columbia Prep School, and graduated in 1948. Following graduation, Robert began his studies at U of P, from which he graduated in 1952 with a Bachelors in Psychology.In September of 1952, Robert enlisted...
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Erna Albert Sauer

August 11, 1925 - July 25, 2016

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Mary Ann Schmitt

November 23, 1938 - July 24, 2016

Mary Ann Schmitt, 77, of Portland, passed away on July 24, 2016. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 23, 1938 to Theodore and Beatrice (Osbourne) Giroux; Mary was the youngest of four children, Beatrice, Louis and Ted. Mary was married to Arthur Schmitt on April 27, 1957. They raised their four children, Roberta, Candias, Arthur, and William.Mary enjoyed archery, knitting,...
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June M. Kramer

May 16, 1930 - July 21, 2016

June M. Kramer died on July 21, 2016 in Portland, Oregon at the age of 86. June was born on May 16, 1930 in Portland, Oregon. June was a graduate of Jefferson High School. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she participated in the Esther Circle of WELCA.June was a musician, playing violin, Piano and Organ. She loved to knit. She was a stenographer.A memorial service will be on...
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Marjorie Cox

October 28, 1929 - July 21, 2016

Marjorie Cox, 86 of Gresham OR, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016. She was born on October 28, 1929 in Bellingham, Washington to Marvin and Esther (Estaunsne) Allyn. Graveside services will be held on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 2:30pm at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham, Oregon. Arrangements entrusted to Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham, Oregon.
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Gary Eugene Bundy

February 25, 1941 - July 20, 2016

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Ernest Harold Whitcomb

November 4, 1923 - July 20, 2016

Ernest "Ernie" Harold Whitcomb passed away in Gresham, Oregon on July 20th, 2016. He was 92 years of age.Ernie was born on November 4th, 1923 in Denver, Colorado to his parents; Harold James and Ada (Danford) Whitcomb. He attended Richmond High School in California. Shortly after graduating in 1942, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces. He served in WWII as a navigator until the war...
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Maxine Jean Balfour

February 24, 1927 - July 20, 2016

Maxine Jean Balfour passed away on July 20th, 2016, in Portland, Oregon. She was born on February 24th, 1927 in Oregon City, to Burton and Bertha Schambron. When she was a child, her parents moved the family to Longview, Washington. After school, she could be found working in her parent's restaurant. During World War II, Maxine worked in the ammunition factory making boxes.On November 3rd, 1946,...
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Carol Margaret Carlson

November 7, 1935 - July 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Ruth Carney

April 16, 1932 - July 18, 2016

Frank Sinatra sang a song that fit Ruth's life to a T. It's called My Way. Funny thing is, Ruth didn't much care for ole' blue eyes - she said he couldn't carry a tune! But she certainly lived her life her way!Ruth Renfro made her presence known in this world on April 16, 1932 in Fallon, Nevada. Little did her parents, Donald and Anolia, or her big brother, Donald, suspect what a fun loving,...
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