Our Obituaries

Edwin Erik SANDVIG

April 19, 1925 - January 24, 2018

EDWIN ERIK SANDVIGEd passed on January 24, 2018 from Alzheimer's; called home by a loving Lord he served his entire life.Born in Seattle on April 19, 1925, Ed was raised in Ballard. He was baptized, confirmed, married, and ordained at Ballard First Lutheran Church. He graduated from Ballard High in 1943.Ed was preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy (Rasmussen), siblings Jerome (Seattle),...
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Mayola Williams

September 12, 1932 - January 23, 2018


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Patricia Joyce GUMP

October 16, 1954 - January 22, 2018


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Dale Gaylord Britton

July 11, 1942 - January 20, 2018


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Cheryl Lynn Youker

June 12, 1972 - January 20, 2018

Cheryl Lynn Youker died on January 20, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. She was born on June 12, 1972 in Loma Linda, California.Cheryl was a graduate of Portland Adventist Academy. She then earned her Accounting Degree at Walla Walla College. She was an accountant for Nike.Cheryl loved to travel. She also liked to run.Cheryl is survived by her parents, Gerald and Nancy Youker, of Damascus, OR.,...
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Vergilio Alberio Amano

August 23, 1950 - January 17, 2018

Vergilio Alberio AmanoBorn August 23, 1950 Hernani Samar, PhilippinesDied January 17, 2018 Portland, OregonServices pending location, Date: Saturday, February 3rd at 2 pmVergilio came to the United States in 1975. He came from the Philippines to Honolulu HI as a flyweight boxer. He has lived various places over the years and worked many jobs. His last job he had was at Reed College in...
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Grace Estella Cafferky

December 4, 1921 - January 16, 2018


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Rose Marie Stolz

March 23, 1937 - January 14, 2018

Rose Marie Stolz, 80, of Boring, Oregon, passed away on January 14, 2018, with loved ones by her side. Her passing was unexpected, but family surrounded her and sang her into eternity. Rose Marie was born March 23, 1937, in International Falls, Minnesota to Edward and Nellie Simon. Rose Marie was the fifth of 12 children. She attended Falls High School of International Falls Minnesota where she...
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Cindy Ann Gieszler

August 31, 1965 - January 14, 2018

Cindy Ann Gieszler, 52, of Vancouver, Washington, passed away at her home on January 14, 2018 after succumbing to an aggressive form of breast cancer. A graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery on January 24th at 11 am. She was the sixth of seven children to Emil and Shirley Jean (Prickett) Gieszler, born on August 31, 1965 in Portland, Oregon. She was preceded in death by her...
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Shirley A. Mallon

October 28, 1928 - January 14, 2018

Shirley Ann Mallon, 89 of Portland OR, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018. She was born on October 28, 1928 in Washburn, Wisconsin to Fred and Mary (Bourgo) Caspersen. She was raised in Duluth, Minnesota and came to Portland, Oregon in 1946 where she met Joseph Anthony Mallon and they were married in 1947.Shirley is survived by her husband Joseph Mallon of Portland OR; daughters Mary Jo...
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Annie Alexis Dowell

May 22, 2006 - January 13, 2018

Anna Alexis Dowell, 11 of Gresham OR, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018. She was born on May 22, 2006 in Portland, Oregon to Ronald and Kellie (Hanley) Dowell and attended Dexter McCarty Middle School. She enjoyed softball, soccer, crafts and played the clarinet. Annie loved being a big sister and making friends.Annie is survived by her parents Ron and Kellie Dowell of Gresham OR;...
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Doris Higgins

July 2, 1926 - January 13, 2018

Doris Zoe Rogerson HigginsJuly 2, 1926 - January 13, 2018Doris Zoe Rogerson was born in Los Angeles, California on July 2, 1926 to Thomas and Gertrude Rogerson. The family, including Doris, older brother Tom and baby sister Betty, moved from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon when the children were young.From an early age, Doris developed a strong sense of order and duty. The family lived a humble...
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Samuel Carl Paulsen

November 19, 1932 - January 12, 2018

Samuel Carl Paulsen died on January 12, 2018 in Gresham, Oregon at the age of 85. He was born on November 19, 1932 in Portland, Oregon to Carl and Mary Ann (Cunningham) Paulsen.Sam married Beverly June Coffey, his high school sweetheart, in 1952.Sam was a graduate of Gresham High School. He was a bricklayer who was a 53 year member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworker Association Union.Sam...
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Gianna Janae Loville

August 13, 1999 - January 12, 2018

Gianna Janae Loville left us far to early on January 12, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. She was born on August 13, 1999 in Portland, Oregon.Gianna graduated from Centennial High School in 2017. She was currently attending Clark Community College in Vancouver, Washington.Although basketball was her first love, she also enjoyed hiking, babysitting her nephew Mataeo, swimming and listening to loud music...
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Frank Regalado

September 19, 1951 - January 10, 2018

Frank Regalado Jr., 66 of Troutdale OR, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018. He was born on September 19, 1951 in Morenci, Arizona to Frank and Lucy (Gutierrez) Regalado. He graduated from Edgewood High School in West Covina, California and attended Mt. San Antonio College. Frank married Darlene Ann Dumka on February 5, 1972 in West Covina, California. Frank worked as an elevator mechanic...
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Elsie Ann D'Amico

March 8, 1931 - January 10, 2018

Elsie Ann D'Amico, 86 of Portland OR, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. She was born on March 8, 1931 in Portland, Oregon to Martin and Anna (Fetter) Kambeitz and graduated from Parkrose High School in 1949. Elsie married John Wallace D'Amico on April 16, 1955 in Portland, Oregon and he preceded her in death on March 4, 2014. She worked for Montgomery Ward for over 20 years. Elsie...
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Michelle Antoinette Rose

November 3, 1954 - January 9, 2018

Michelle Antoinette Rose (Sanzone), beloved mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt and niece passed peacefully and courageously into the Kingdom of God, January 9th, 2018. She was in the comfort of her home, surrounded by loved ones and beautiful music. She was 63 years old.The first of 7 children, Michelle was born November 3rd, 1954 at St. Bernardine's Catholic Hospital in San Bernardino, Calif....
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Joseph Frederick Wetshtein

September 7, 1919 - January 9, 2018

Joseph Wetshtein, 98, passed away on January 9, 2018, at his home in Sandy, Oregon. He was born on September 7, 1919, in Akron, Ohio, to his parents: Paul and Frances (Stimler) Wetshtein. He attended High School in Akron, and he enlisted in the United States Army on August 11, 1941. Joseph served during WWII, and he worked on the air strips during the war. He was honorably discharged from his...
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James Norman Biornstad

January 31, 1923 - January 8, 2018

James N. Biornstad died on January 8, 2018 in Portland, Oregon at the age of 94. He was born on January 31, 1923 in Portland, Oregon to Thomas and Eva May (Church) Biornstad.James is survived by his loving wife Marquita (Howard) Biornstad, Gresham, OR., three sons, Jim and his wife Tina Biornstad, Gresham, OR., Danial and his wife Vivian Biornstad, Gresham, OR., and Joseph and his wife Beth...
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Gordon Keith Manns

October 10, 1930 - January 7, 2018

Gordon Keith Manns (also known as Keith by friends and family) passed away on January 7, 2018. He was born on April 22, 1932, in Portland, Oregon, to his parents, Claude Cecil and Anna Gladys Manns. He was raised in the Gresham/Centennial area. He moved many times throughout his grade school years because his parents owned small corner grocery stores, and attended many of the schools in the...
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Alvin Earl Ostrom

November 15, 1941 - January 7, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Virginia Theresa Lund

March 2, 1946 - January 5, 2018

Virginia Theresa "Teri" Lund passed away on January 5, 2018, at her home in Milwaukie, Oregon. She was born on March 2, 1946, in Oregon City, to her parents: Glenn and Virginia (Brookshire) McAlary. She attended Clackamas High School, and graduated in 1964.Teri met her future husband, Gerald Lund, while berry picking in Canby. They wed on June 12, 1964, in Canby. Together, they had two children...
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Alfred Wayne Kruckman

July 3, 1919 - January 5, 2018

Alfred "Wayne" Kruckman, 98 of The Dalles OR, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018. He was born on July 3, 1919 in Judith Gap, Montana. He graduated from Corbett High School in 1937 and served in the Army Air Corps from 1941 to 1945 in the South Pacific. Wayne married Virginia Howell on August 28, 1943 at the Army Air Corps Base in Big Springs, Texas and she preceded him in death on March 10...
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Joyce Evelyn Bates

February 5, 1932 - January 5, 2018

Joyce was born in Seattle, Washington to parents Lynn and Vesta Morrell. She attended Renton High School and then worked at Boeing, proud of the fact that she delivered a million dollar check for the Boeing 707 test model. Joyce married John (Jack) A. Bates in 1955 and moved to Portland in 1959, where they raised their kids, Tari and Eric in the Rockwood neighborhood. She became an active...
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Steven Dennis Oxley

November 21, 1946 - January 4, 2018


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Sandra Norene Myers

August 29, 1948 - January 4, 2018

Sandra "Sandy" Norene Myers, 69, passed away on January 4, 2018, in Portland, Oregon. She was born on August 29, 1948, in Roseburg, Oregon, to her parents: James Hawkins and Alma Augusta (Swanson) Myers. She was 1 of 4 children. She attended Roseburg High School and graduated in 1967.Sandy worked as a File Clerk at Wells Fargo Bank for a short time. She was also a member of the Church of Jesus...
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Elsie L. Whittlesey

October 30, 1918 - January 1, 2018

Elsie L. Whittlesey, 99 of Damascus OR, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018. She was born on October 30, 1918 in London, Ontario, Canada to Clayton and Iva (Liscomb) Bickford. She graduated from Gresham High School in 1936 and attended Business College in Portland. Elsie married Eugene Charles Whittlesey on August 29, 1941 in Portland, Oregon and he preceded her in death in 1978. Elsie...
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Joyce Annette Foster

May 30, 1942 - December 29, 2017

Our beautiful and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt; Joyce Annette (Young) Foster, passed away at the young age of 75 in her home in Gresham on December 29th, 2017. Per her wishes, a funeral will not be held. Rather, she will be cremated and her ashes will be spread in the places she loved most, along with being placed next to her best friend and twin sister, Janice Ann...
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Thomas John Lewandowski

December 29, 1943 - December 28, 2017

Tom Lewandowski died on December 28, 2017 in Portland, Oregon at the age of 73. He was born on December 29, 1943 in Buffalo, New York to Victor and Elizabeth (Sell) Lewandowski.Tom graduated from Bennett High School in Buffalo, New York in 1961. He served his country in the United States Marines in the Air Wing and served in Viet Nam.Tom married Vicki Farley on October 1, 1994 in Gresham,...
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Cocophate Paunel

March 25, 1945 - December 26, 2017

Cocphate "John" Paunel Jr. passed away on December 26, 2017, at his home in Fairview, Oregon. He was born on March 25, 1945, in Cebu City, Phillipines, to his parents: Cocophate Paunel Sr. and Lucia Paunel (Belleza). He served in the United States Navy as a Correctional Specialist until his retirement.John married his wife, Mary "Grace" Paunel, on October 24, 2003, in Portland, Oregon. They were...
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Rene Lois Martin

October 13, 1958 - December 24, 2017

Rene Martin passed away at her home in Gladstone on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at the age of 59.Rene is survived by her loving husband Jefferson of 35 years. Rene is lovingly remembered by her husband Jeff; her parents Shirley and James Nettrouer; sisters Barbara and Candi; brother Tom, daughter; Danielle, grandsons: Jeff, Danyl and Sam; her faithful companion; little dog Joey, her Aunt Ruby and...
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Jack Doyle Young

January 4, 1942 - December 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Doris Dietz

May 14, 1936 - December 22, 2017

Doris Janet (Trester) Dietz, 81, passed away on December 22, 2017 at Mt. Hood Legacy in Gresham, OR. She was born on May 14, 1936 in Sentinel Butte, North Dakota to Leonard and Ida Trester.Doris married John Dietz in 1954 in Rapid City, SD. They were happily married for 63 years. Doris is survived by her spouse John of Gresham, OR; her children Larry (Kathy) Dietz of Gresham, OR and Lorri Henry...
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Paul Randall Olson

July 6, 1957 - December 21, 2017

Paul Randall "Randy" Olson passed away on December 21, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. He was born on July 6, 1957, in Portland, to his parents: Floyd and Naomi (Clowdus) Olson. He attended Grant High School, and following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served in the Navy as a CB Repairman from 1975 until his honorable discharge in 1981. Following his service in the Navy, Randy...
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Charles Benefiel King

February 9, 1939 - December 17, 2017

Charles Benefiel "Chuck" King passed away on December 17, 2017, in Boring, Oregon. He was born on February 9, 1939, in Spokane, Washington, to his parents: Charles A. and Dorothy Phyllis (Benefiel) King. He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1957. Following graduation, he served in the Air National Guard for six years.While traveling though Chicago O'Hare Airport, Chuck met his future...
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Misawo Takeuchi

February 18, 1919 - December 16, 2017

Misawo Takeuchi, 98, passed away in Gresham, Oregon on December 16, 2017. She was born on February 18, 1919, in Fresno, California. She attended Fresno High School and following her graduation, she attended business college. On January 15, 1950, she married Shiro Takeuchi in Portland, Oregon. Together they had two children. Misawo and Shiro were in the grocery business for many years, and she...
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Bruce Alvin Young

June 10, 1935 - December 16, 2017

Bruce Alvin Young Sr. died on December 16, 2017 in Gresham, Oregon at the age of 82. He was born on June 10, 1935 in Pratt, Kansas to Merville and Lora (Sloan) Young.Bruce served his country in the United States Navy.Bruce loved his family, was a generous man, had a good sense of humor, loved to cook, was a jack of all trades, and whatever he did he did well.He is survived by his four daughters,...
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Marjorie Ann Owens

July 30, 1943 - December 15, 2017

Marjorie Ann Owens, 74, of Gresham, Oregon, passed away December 15, 2017. She was born to George and Wilma Mook on July 30, 1943 in Yakima, Washington.On October 12, 1958, Marjorie married the love of her life, Charles Owens, and they were married for 49 years. Together they had three children. Marjorie worked at Del Monte Cannery, Larson Fruit Company and Craft Warehouse, but also treasured...
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Mary Ellen Padilla

September 24, 1927 - December 13, 2017

Mary Ellen Padilla passed away peacefully on December 13, 2017, at the age of 90. She was born on September 24, 1927 to Bert and Katie Manley in Hillsboro, Oregon. She graduated from University High School in West Los Angeles and went on to complete her associate degree at Santa Monica City College.She met and married Tomas Padilla while working at Armacost Nursery in 1946. They enjoyed 51...
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Austin Dean Montague

October 3, 1926 - December 13, 2017

Austin Dean Montague passed away on December 13, 2017, in Clackamas, Oregon. He was born on October 3, 1926, the 7th of 13 children. He served in the United States Army from 1945 - 1946, until he was honorably discharged. For his service, he received the Victory Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal (Japan).On September 8, 1947, Austin...
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Janice Marie Hill

March 9, 1938 - December 9, 2017

Janice Marie Hill, age 79, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2017. She is survived by Frank W. Hill, her husband of 58 years, and her two children, Diana and Frank D. Janice is an Oregonian at heart. She was born in Klamath Falls on March 9, 1938 to Orrin and Charlotte Lien, grew up in Brownsville with her three sisters, and lived in Portland for the majority of her married life. She loved...
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Richard Allen Romaine

March 11, 1934 - December 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Priscilla A. LaValla

February 15, 1949 - December 7, 2017

Priscilla A. Wright LaValla died on December 7, 2017 in Gresham, Oregon at the age of 68. She was born on February 15, 1949 in Portland, Oregon.Priscilla graduated from Gresham High School in 1967. She married Gary LaValla in 1991 in Reno, Nevada. Gary passed away in 2005.Priscilla enjoyed golfing, gardening and going to the beach.She is survived by her father George Wright, Boring, OR.,...
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Hershel Valentine Siron

March 15, 1932 - December 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Sharron Lee Iverson

April 16, 1935 - December 6, 2017

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Eldora Constance Langhout

August 21, 1923 - December 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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William Bernard Davis

November 7, 1938 - November 29, 2017

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Margaret Louise Stone

October 14, 1933 - November 29, 2017

Margaret Louise Stone passed away on November 29, 2017, in Gresham, Oregon. She was born on October 14, 1933, in La Grande, Oregon, to her parents: Clayton and Ethel (Riding) Coalwell. She attended La Grande High School, and graduated in 1951.Margaret was an active and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints her whole life. Her faith was important to her and her life...
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Kenneth Ray Barker

December 23, 1943 - November 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Paul Denver Cross

March 1, 1947 - November 28, 2017

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Donna Maria Aguirre

October 31, 1954 - November 25, 2017

Donna Maria Aguirre passed away on November 25, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. She was born on October 31, 1954, in Portland, to her parents: Jacob and Evelyn (Bening) Worster. She attended Fremont High School in the Parkrose District.In 1970, the family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska. Donna worked in a factory and that was where she met her husband, Daniel. They were married on September 14, 1981....
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Helen Mae Lehenbauer

March 2, 1934 - November 25, 2017

HELEN M. LEHENBAUERMarch 2, 1934 - November 25, 2017Helen M. Lehenbauer was born in Granville, ND to Jurgen and Norene Larson in 1934. She graduated from Jamestown College in 1954 earning a teaching degree. Helen taught elementary school students for 7 years in Cando ND and Glendive MT before moving to Fort Peck MT where she met her future husband Philip Lehenbauer. They were married in Coeur...
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Gilbert Leroy Plubell

November 19, 1930 - November 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Patricia Marie Roessel

January 2, 1951 - November 23, 2017

Patricia Marie Roessel passed away on November 23, 2017 in Oregon City, Oregon. She was born on January 2, 1951 in Newport, Oregon.Patricia attended schools in Toledo and Newport, Oregon. She worked as a Registered Nurse. She was a Seventh-day Adventist. Patricia married Robert Roessel on February 23, 1974 in Portland, Oregon. Some of Patricia's interests included hunting, fishing, helping...
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Colin James Winters

September 29, 1952 - November 21, 2017

Colin James Winters died on November 21, 2017 in Troutdale, Oregon at the age of 65.He was born on September 29, 1952 in Portland, Oregon. Colin graduated from Gresham High School in 1970. He then earned his college degree in Heating and air conditioning at Clackamas Community College.Colin served his country as a crew chief in the US Army during Viet Nam. On September 20, 1975 Colin married...
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Henrietta Reyes Saenz

August 17, 1919 - November 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Ronald Roy St. John

December 18, 1939 - November 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Helen Dollowitch Davis

May 13, 1925 - November 15, 2017

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Sylvester Johnson

August 5, 1935 - November 12, 2017

Sylvester Johnson Jr. passed away on November 12, 2017 in Gresham. He was born on August 5, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to his parents Ruth (Heitsman) Johnson and Sylvester Johnson. Sr.Syl graduated from Oregon State University as a Pharmacist. He went on to work at Rexall Drugstore in downtown Gresham for over forty years. Syl married Nancy Lee Johnson on June 21, 1964. They attended...
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Diane Nielsen

January 16, 1948 - November 12, 2017

Diane Nielsen, a beloved mother and grandmother who relished hosting holiday gatherings with her family, died Nov. 12, 2017. She was 69.Born in Baker City, OR., to Vern and Loraine Phillips, Diane was raised in Prairie City, Oregon, where she went on to be her high school's homecoming queen. Diane received her undergraduate degree and MBA from George Fox University. She forged a successful...
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Aurelia Dragos

March 9, 1940 - November 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Phyllis Irene Martin

October 2, 1934 - November 10, 2017

Phyllis I Giusto-Martin ObituaryPhyllis Giusto-Martin, daughter of Giobatta and Frances Giusto, formerly of Gresham, Oregon passed away November 10, 2017 in her home in Vancouver, Washington. Phyllis was born October 2, 1934 in Portland, Oregon and was raised in Gresham. She graduated from Gresham High School and later married Earl Lee Martin in 1960. She and Earl moved to Baker City, Oregon...
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Donna Jean Benfield

December 15, 1956 - November 8, 2017

Donna Jean Benfield, 60 of Gresham OR, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. She was born on December 15, 1956 in Portland, Oregon to Frank and Ruth Hettman. At the request of the family there are no services planned at this time. Arrangements entrusted to Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham, Oregon.
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Opal Janette Kauffman

March 16, 1930 - November 7, 2017

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Marlene Judith Russau

December 31, 1933 - November 7, 2017

Marlene Judith Russau passed away peacefully, with her children by her side on Tuesday November 7, 2017. Her children were there and holding her hands the second she went into the arms of Jesus, whom she loved with all her heart.As a family, we are comforted to know she found our dad, her husband of 54 years, Robert Russau waiting there with arms wide open. Mom is survived by her children Becky ...
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Ryan Lance Demientieff

October 2, 1972 - November 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Kenneth Sibert St. Thomas

January 2, 1943 - November 6, 2017

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Nadine Marie Hillman

August 15, 1930 - November 4, 2017

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James William White

May 26, 1960 - November 2, 2017

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David Vincent

July 30, 1937 - November 1, 2017

David Vincent passed away on November 1, 2017. He was born in Portland, Oregon. He attended Jefferson High School and graduated in 1956.On February 28, 1958, David married the love of his life, Karen Krein. They were married for 59 years, and together they had two children. David is described by his family as a man who loved life and the people he surrounded himself with. He was energetic, funny...
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Donna Carol Smith

December 14, 1930 - October 31, 2017

Donna "Carol" Smith, 86, of Gresham, Oregon, passed away October 31, 2017. She was born in Bellevue, Idaho, on December 14, 1930. Carol graduated from Klamath Union High School. She was married to Maynard Smith on February 4, 1955 (Pearl Harbor, Hawaii).Carol worked in Bookeeping for Crater Lake Dairy in Klamath Falls/Meadowland Dairy - Gresham. She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary for the...
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Doris Ann Miller

December 17, 1924 - October 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Margaret Lucille Splawn

February 10, 1925 - October 29, 2017

Margaret Lucille "Maggie" SplawnFebruary 10, 1925 - October 29, 2017Maggie was born February 10, 1925 seven miles east of Gresham, Oregon to Stephen Baxter Splawn and Willie Logan Rushing Splawn. She was the sixth of the seven Splawn siblings who grew up in the Gresham and Troutdale area. The Splawns were an industrious family who worked in the timber industry, farmed, owned a restaurant in...
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Ronny Ray Gatten

May 29, 1943 - October 23, 2017

Ronald Ray "Ronny" Gatten passed away on October 23rd, 2017 at his home in Portland, Oregon. He was born May 29th, 1943 in Portland, Oregon to his parents: Thomas John and Tula Lucille (Lang) Gatten. He attended Rockwood grade school as a young child then went to Gresham High School for his freshman and sophomore year, he then changed schools due to Centennial High School being opened and was in...
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Fred Henry Butkins

March 30, 1937 - October 19, 2017

Frederick Henry "Fred" Butkins passed away on October 19, 2017, in Gresham, Oregon. He was born on March 30, 1937, in Portland, Oregon, to his parents: Frederick William and Anna (Baker) Butkins. He attended Central Catholic High school and graduated in 1955. Following his graduation, he enlisted in the Oregon National Guard, and he served from 1955 until his honorable discharge in 1964. During...
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Wallace Dale Wesselink

December 12, 1932 - October 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Carol Elizabeth Bunds

January 9, 1925 - October 15, 2017

Carol Elizabeth Bunds passed away on October 15, 2017, in Benton, Illinois. She was born on January 9, 1925, in Hilight, Wyoming, to her parents: Edward and Ina Fischer. In 1942, the family moved to McMinnville, Oregon. She attended Portland Adventist Academy, from which she graduated in 1943. She then attended Walla Walla College for a year, where she studied to be a Nurse.In July of 1944, Carol...
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Galven Irby

September 29, 1921 - October 12, 2017

Galven Irby 9/29/1921 - 10/12/2017Mr Irby was born September 29, 1921 in Laurens South Carolina, a son of Henry D. and Rev Grace Beasley Irby. At the age of 2 months his family moved to Youngstown Ohio. He was a 1939 graduate of Scienceville High School and shortly after went to work in the local steel mill until the outbreak of WWII where he joined four of his brothers in service to his...
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Sherman Albert Timmons

May 1, 1925 - October 7, 2017

Sherman Albert Timmons Jr. went to Heaven peacefully in his home on October 7, 2017.Sherman was born on May 1, 1925 in Perry, Oklahoma to Sherman and Josephine Timmons. He attended high school in Perry, Oklahoma where he met the love of his life, Sybil Harshaw. During World War 2, he moved to Oregon so that he could work in the shipyards. Sherman and Sybil were married on July 27, 1945 in...
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Victor Anthony Mouser

October 1, 1962 - October 7, 2017

Victor Anthony Mouser passed away on October 7, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. He was born on October 1, 1962, in Modesto, California, to his parents: George Mouser and Anne Anderson. He attended Colton High School, and graduated in 1980.On June 2, 1988, Victor married the love of his life, Pamela Monagon. They were married until his passing.Victor worked in the automotive industry for over 40 years....
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William LeRoy Cole

September 19, 1938 - October 7, 2017

William Leroy Cole died on October 7, 2017 in Vancouver, Washington, at the age of 79.William was born on September 19, 1938 in Caldwell, Idaho to Floyd and Ernestine Cole. William loved Fishing, hunting, football, gardening and his family, played football in High School and was very proud of his 95 yard return.William was preceded in death by the love of his life of 56 years, Laura Cole, in Aug...
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Donna Louise Roberts

July 16, 1934 - September 29, 2017

Donna Louise Roberts maiden name of Witter . Born July 16, 1934 and died on September 29, 2017. Great wife and mother. Taught 30 years as elem. School teacher in Parkrose. Survived by her son Kai and family. And her younger brother Terry. Her warm and loving personality will be missed.
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Steffen Douglas Criner

July 4, 1946 - September 29, 2017

Steffen Douglas Criner, age 71, died on Friday, September 29, 2017.Steffen is preceded in death by his parents, Douglas and Dorothy Criner, and sister Rose Ferguson. He is survivedby sister, Dee Kongslie (Ken), brother-in-law Al Ferguson, and 5 nephews.Steffen was born July 4, 1946 in Seattle, WA. His family moved to NE Portland, OR in 1954. He had an active,happy childhood and was always admired...
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Valentina Vladimirovna Marcy

February 5, 1965 - September 21, 2017

Memorial contributions can be made to Hurricane Relief or St. Jude's Children's Hospital in her name. https://www.stjude.org/give.htmlArrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Michael Arthur Fahrner

April 12, 1952 - September 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR. No services will be held. Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.
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Merlyn Merlyn James

February 7, 1928 - September 19, 2017

Merlyn was born in Brownsville, Oregon February 7, 1928 to Lila and Albert James. He had one brother, Bob, who was born 5 years earlier. Merlyn's parents moved to Springfield when he was in the 7th grade where his dad built a house and opened a barber shop. A few years later Merlyn's family moved to Gresham where he attended and graduated from Gresham High School in 1947.He worked for the phone...
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Vickie Elaine Shepherd

October 15, 1948 - September 19, 2017

Vickie Elaine (Jackson) Shepherd died on September 19, 2017 in Portland, Oregon at the age of 68. She was born on October 15, 1948. She was born on October 15, 1948 to Marshall and Sarah (Zilsdorf) Jackson.Vickie graduated from Gresham High School in 1966. She started her working career at Gresham Community Hospital in 1976 and later for Legacy Health Systems.Vickie loved music and clothes...
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Ollie Mae Thrasher

January 6, 1922 - September 19, 2017

Ollie Mae Thrasher, 95 of Gresham OR, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. She was born on January 6, 1922 in Swan, Missouri to Carrol and Louisa (Newberry) Hammond. She married Melvin Thrasher and he preceded her in death 1986. Ollie worked as a supervisor at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Roseburg, Oregon and was a member of Women of the Church of God. She moved to Portland...
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Trevor John Dowdy

March 26, 2001 - September 18, 2017

Trevor John Dowdy died on September 18, 2017. He was born on March 26, 2001 in Portland, Oregon.Trevor attended Gresham High School. Some of Trevor's interests included astronomy, geology, botany, plus many outdoor activities including fishing, crabbing, snowmobiling, hiking and camping.Trevor is survived by mother Susan Robinson and step-father Ryan Robinson, of Gresham, OR., father Austin...
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Wellington Oloan Manullang

December 10, 1932 - September 17, 2017

Wellington Oloan Manullang died on September 17, 2017 in Clackamas, Oregon at the age of 84. He was born on December 10, 1932 in Indonesia.Wellington graduated from Walla Walla College in Washington and then earned his degree as a medical doctor from Loma Linda University in California.Wellington married Darlene Imai on June 8, 1963 in Los Angeles, California. He was a member of Sunnyside...
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Tasha Nichole Contreras

July 6, 1978 - September 15, 2017

Natasha Nichole "Tasha" Contreras, 39 of Troutdale OR, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017. She was born on July 6, 1978 in Portland, Oregon to Dwain and Robyn Munyan. She graduated from Reynolds High School in 1997 and worked for 16 years at US Bank. Tasha loved singing and was a member of the Gresham Community Choir; and enjoyed the outdoors, which included camping and trips to Oregon...
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Jean Catherine Thompson

September 14, 1928 - September 15, 2017

Jean Catherine Thompson passed away on September 15, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. She was born on September 14, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to her parents: Howard and Margaret Prentice.Jean enjoyed sewing, playing dominos and cards, Wii bowling and golf, as well as drawing and other art projects. She also loved animals, especially cats.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband...
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Shelley Lorraine Rouse

September 11, 1952 - September 13, 2017

Shelley Lorraine RouseSept 11, 1952 - Sept 13,2017Shelley passed away in the comfort of her home surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of 40 yrs, David Rouse, sons Eric, Conor, & Cameron, daughters Lindsay & Amanda & six grandchildren. She also leaves two sisters, Debra & Janice, as well as numerous nieces & nephews.Shelley was...
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Constance May Shryock

February 14, 1934 - September 12, 2017

Constance May Shryock passed away on September 12, 2017, in Gresham. She was born on February 14, 1934, in Wooster, Ohio, to her parents: Harry Spenceley and Blanche Naomi (Brink) Hammond. She attended Harding High School, and graduated in 1952. She then attended Cottey College in Missouri, where she earned her Bachelor's in Secondary Education. She then attended Ohio State, where she earned her...
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Teruko Nishikawa

October 31, 1919 - September 11, 2017

Teruko Nishikawa (born October 31, 1919), passed away September 11, 2017, in her Gresham home. Born in Milwaukie to her parents, Kichigoro and Chikuyo Kuroye, she grew up in the Gresham area. She stayed active in the GT JACL Community and was a lifelong member of the Oregon Buddhist Temple.Teruko was preceded in passing by her parents, husband, and two brothers, She is survived by her children,...
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Marlene Kay Haldors

March 26, 1937 - September 11, 2017

Marlene Kay Haldors died on September 11, 2017 in Portland, Oregon at the age of 80. She was born on March 26, 1937 in Portland, Oregon to Otto and Marie (Swerver) Motejl.Marlene graduated from Sandy High School in 1954. She then attended and graduated from Lewis and Clark College in 1958.Marlene married Steve Haldors in 1958. Steve passed away in 2010.Marlene was a member of AAUW, Gresham...
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Roamy Josephine Rice

September 23, 1924 - September 11, 2017

Roamy Josephine RiceSeptember 23, 1924 to September 11, 2017Roamy J. Rice passed away peacefully on September 11, 2017 at Dorina's Adult Foster Care in Gresham, Oregon. She was 92. Roamy J. Rice was born in Hotchkiss, Colorado, the daughter of Lawrence Pitt and Bessie O. Ellsworth. Roamy graduated from Lander Valley High School in 1942. After graduation she married Ray F. Campbell. They...
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Jose Manuel Gomez-Vazquez

January 30, 1976 - September 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.
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Lena Marie LoPiparo

July 16, 1923 - September 1, 2017

Lena Marie Amato LoPiparoJuly 16, 1923 ~ September 1, 2017A beloved mother, an amazing grandmother, and a proud and loving great grandmother; Lena Marie LoPiparo passed away while surrounded by her family on September 1, 2017, at her home in Gresham. Mrs. LoPiparo devoted her life to her family.Mrs. LoPiparo, the daughter of Catherine (Sunseri) Amato and Phillip Amato was born on July 16, 1923....
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Edwin Pete Lindley

December 9, 1948 - August 31, 2017

Edwin Pete Lindley Sr. died on August 31, 2017 in Salem, Oregon. He was born on December 9, 1948 in Portland, Oregon.Pete graduated from Madison High School in 1966. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Viet Nam War.Pete enjoyed outdoor activities including camping, fishing, crabbing, deep sea fishing and gardening. He was a former Assistant Scout Master for...
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