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Wilbur G. Snyder
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 1999, in the Church of the Nazarene in Bend for Wilbur G. Snyder, who died April 26 at age 73.
Mr. Snyder was born April 21, 1926, in Coalinga, Calif. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He lived in Portland for 45 years. He was a casket salesman for Oregon Wilbert Vault & Casket Co. in Clackamas until retiring and moving to Bend in 1994. He was a member of the church. He married Lois Walsh in 1947.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Randy of Newberg and Raymond of Forest Grove; daughter, Linda Muter of Portland; and six grandchildren.
Private interment will be in Skyline Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Autumn Funerals, Cremation & Burial Service in Bend.

Caroline Marie Zumstein
A funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 1999, in Woodland Christian Church in Woodland, Wash., for Caroline Marie "Carrie" Zumstein, who died April 27 at age 91.
Mrs. Zumstein was born Oct. 21, 1907, in Helvetia. Her maiden name was Ritter. She was a homemaker and a member of the church. She was a resident of Woodland for most of her life. In 1925, she married Joseph J. Sr.; he died in 1986.
Survivors include her sons, Donald Sr. of Ridgefield, Wash., Joseph Jr. and Robert Sr., both of Woodland; daughters, Carol J. Hogan of Vancouver, Wash., Mickie Scott of Longview, Wash., and LaVerne Fredrickson of Woodland; brothers, Lew Merz of Parkdale and William Merz of Castle Rock, Wash.; sisters, Virginia Welch of Kalama, Wash., and Jessie Clift of Huntington Beach, Calif.; 25 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Her daughter Pearl L. Meek died in 1967.
Interment will be in Frank Able Cemetery in Woodland. The family suggests remembrances to Washington School for the Blind, 1701 Broadway, Suite 269, Vancouver, WA 98663. Arrangements are by Woodland Funeral Home.

Mabel G. Wagner
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 1999, in Redeemer Lutheran Church in Gresham for Mabel G. Wagner, who died April 27 at age 81.
Mrs. Wagner was born May 13, 1917, in Richland Center, Wis. Her maiden name was Herlitz, but she used the last name Schoen. She moved to the Portland area as a child and graduated from Sandy High School. She was a cook for Fairlawn Care Center for several years and later worked for Village Retirement Center for several years, retiring as a dietary supervisor in the early 1980s. She transcribed Braille materials for Lutheran Braille Workers and was a charter member of the church. She married Karl W. Hafner in 1936; he died in 1940. She married Harold E. in 1941; he died in 1997.
Survivors include her son, the Rev. Carl Hafner of Paso Robles, Calif.; daughters, Judy Foland of Boring and Sharon Baley of Seal Rock; brothers, John Herlitz of Seattle, Phillip McBain of Ringling, Okla., and Dean McBain of California; sisters, Shirley Cline and Sharon Edin, both of Wisconsin; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Private interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to Good Shepherd Home of the West or Lutheran Braille Workers. Arrangements are by Bateman Carroll Funeral Chapel.

Robert A. Utter
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 3, 1999, in Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes for Robert A. Utter, who died April 29 at age 75.
Mr. Utter was born Oct. 21, 1923, in Caldwell, Idaho, and moved to Portland as a child. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a machinist, retiring from Boeing Co. in 1986. In 1947, he married Patricia Rose Jones.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Pattie Shields of Gresham, Cindy Utter of Clackamas and Joanie Green of Tigard; sons, Gary and Mike, both of Tucson, Ariz., and Darwin of Clackamas; sister, Betty Monfils of Portland; and eight grandchildren.
Private interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to a favorite charity.

Edna 'Shirley' Thompson
A celebration of life has been held for Edna "Shirley" Thompson, who died April 23, 1999, of cancer at age 63.
Mrs. Thompson was born April 11, 1936, in Denver. Her maiden name was Grimshaw. She had been a legal secretary, living in Grand Junction, Colo., and Las Vegas before moving to Portland in 1970. She was a real estate agent and broker in the Portland area, most recently with ReMax, and she was a certified long-term care ombudsman. In 1955, she married Tom.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Tommy Jr. of Eugene, Gordon of Quincy, Calif., and Bruce of Portland; daughter, Kim of Bend; and four grandchildren.
Disposition was by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the Alzheimer's Research Alliance of Oregon or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements were by Bateman Carroll Funeral Chapel of Gresham.

Edward J. Streff
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 3, 1999, in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton for Edward J. Streff, who died April 26 at age 87.
Mr. Streff was born Aug. 31, 1911, in Stayton. He owned Sunrise Grocery in Albany for 15 years and later owned 88-cent stores in The Dalles, Hood River and La Grande, retiring in 1970. From 1976 to 1994, he lived in Portland, where he volunteered for the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Meals-On-Wheels, then lived in Sublimity until moving to St. Helens in February 1999. In 1936, he married Margaret Keidel; she died in 1982. He married Annie Mae Platt in 1988.
Survivors include his wife of Albany; daughter, Roberta Wood of St. Helens; son, Dr. Donald of Littleton, Mass.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Stayton. The family suggests remembrances to Legacy VNA Hospice. Arrangements are by Weddle's Funeral Home in Stayton.

Deane Carlton Sluyter
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2, 1999, in Pegg, Paxson & Springer Chapel in Beaverton for Deane Carlton Sluyter, who died April 27 at age 74.
Mr. Sluyter was born Oct. 16, 1924, in Hornick, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and had lived in Beaverton since 1945. He owned Deane's Auto Repair & Welding in Beaverton for about 20 years until retiring in 1979 and was a past commander of Beaverton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4617. His wife, Lillian, died in 1994.
Survivors include his daughters, Norma Westwell of Medford, Diana Pingle of Butte Falls, Laura Owens of Portland and Susan Johansen of Sherwood; sisters, Velma Griffith of Denver, and Carol Weber and Donna Easton, both of Beaverton; companion, Jean Simpkins of Beaverton; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Disposition was by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to Oregon Health Sciences University's Parkinson's Foundation.

George William Schwartz
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2, 1999, in Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary for George William Schwartz, who died April 29 at age 87.
Mr. Schwartz was born Aug. 11, 1911, in Aberdeen, Wash. He moved to Portland as a child and graduated from Roosevelt High School. After attending Reed College for two years, he graduated from Stanford University and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He owned an accounting firm in Portland for many years until retiring in 1968. He married Irene Ferretti in 1940.
Survivors include his wife; son, Bill of Beaverton; sister, Mildred Stringfield of Milwaukie; and two grandchildren. His daughter, Sandy Schwartz Tymer, died in 1994.
Disposition was by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to Reed College.

Virginia Helen Russell
A celebration of life has been held for Virginia Helen Russell, who died April 20, 1999, at age 70.
Mrs. Russell was born Sept. 15, 1928, in Astoria. Her maiden name was Bartholomew. She attended Cedar Home Grade School in Stanwood, Wash., and graduated from Auburn Academy in Auburn, Wash. In 1949, she moved to College Place, Wash., and in 1950 to Portland, where she was a dietitian at Portland Adventist Hospital, now Adventist Medical Center. After marrying John "Jack" in 1955, she operated a day-care business in her home. She also taught cake decorating for Wilton Co. She was an elder and lay pastor in Gresham Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Survivors include her husband; daughter, Gail Ortner of Macungie, Pa.; son, Dale of Portland; sister, Patricia Fulton of Dayton, Ore.; brothers, Donald Bartholomew of Brush Prairie, Wash., Douglas Bartholomew of Sandy, Dr. Gary Bartholomew of Burlson, Texas, and Dr. Ken Bartholomew of Hendersonville, Tenn.; stepmother, Rose Bartholomew of Burlson; and two grandchildren.
Disposition was by cremation with private interment. Arrangements were by Bateman Carroll Funeral Chapel & Crematory. The family suggests remembrances to her church.

Roger J. Robinson
A private memorial service was held for Roger J. Robinson, who died April 23, 1999, at age 57.
Mr. Robinson was born Aug. 5, 1941, in Eau Claire, Wis. He had lived in the Portland area for 45 years. He graduated from Cleveland High School in 1959 and attended Portland State University. He was an investor. He married Sandra Wells in 1989.
Survivors include his wife and son, Samuel P. of Portland.
Interment was in Canby Zion Memorial Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to the Salvation Army. Arrangements were by Holman's Funeral Service.

Margaret Piacentini
A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 1999, in St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church for Margaret Piacentini, who died April 29 at age 95.
Mrs. Piacentini was born March 5, 1904, in Trail, British Columbia. Her maiden name was Colistro. She had lived in Portland since 1919. She was a homemaker and worked part time as a bookkeeper for Plaid Pantry Corp., which was owned by her son John B., until he sold the business in 1987. She was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church and served as secretary for the 100 Club, a social organization, and the Happy Time Club, a dance organization. She married Carlo in 1926; he died in 1976.
Survivors include her son, Dr. Franklin of Portland; sisters, Irma Flora, Elynor Gatto, Gloria Catalan and Lorraine Livesay, all of Portland, and Joan Schmitt of Dallas, Ore.; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Her son, John B., died in 1988; another son, Carl J., died in 1989.
Private interment will be in Portland Memorial Mausoleum. The family suggests remembrances to the Carl Piacentini Scholarship Fund in care of the Portland School District. Arrangements are by Hennessey, Goetsch & McGee Mortuary.

John Levering Palmer Jr.
A military service has been held in Willamette National Cemetery for John Levering Palmer Jr., who died April 20, 1999, at age 61.
Mr. Palmer was born Dec. 12, 1937, in Portland. He graduated from Grant High School. He twice served in the U.S. Army, the first time in the 1950s when he was a light-weapons infantryman in West Germany. He was in the Army Reserves for several years and, in 1967, re-enlisted and served in Vietnam as a unit organization-supply specialist.
Survivors include his father, John L. Sr. of Portland; brother, Craig of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and sisters, Cydni Lewis of Beaverton, Susan Palmer of Vancouver, Wash., and Lisa Ingle of Portland.
The family suggests remembrances to the Veterans Hospital. Arrangements were by Finley's Sunset Hills Mortuary.

Janet Johnson Murray
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 1999, in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery for Janet Johnson Murray, who died April 29 at age 85.
Mrs. Murray was born Nov. 12, 1913, in Minneapolis. Her maiden name was Johnson. She lived in Vancouver, Wash., for more than 30 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Glenwood Community Church. She married Walter B. in 1933.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Brian of Hickory, N.C., and Jon of Placerville, Calif.; brother, Stephen Johnson of Cottonwood, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family suggests remembrances to the church. Arrangements are by Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel in Vancouver.

William H. Howard
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 3, 1999, in Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes for William H. Howard, who died April 28 at age 83.
Mr. Howard was born May 22, 1915, in Baker City. He lived in Portland since 1919 and graduated from Benson Polytechnic High School. He was a marine machinist for Albina Engine and Machine for about 35 years until retiring about 1980. He married Bernice Bump in 1937.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Christine Twedt of Tigard, Collette York of Bend and Loralee Pears of Newport; son, David of Damascus; brothers, Fred of Tigard and Otis of John Day; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Disposition was by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the American Cancer Society.

Earl Massier Herman
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 1999, in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Vancouver, Wash., for Earl Massier Herman, who died April 27 of pneumonia at age 86.
Mr. Herman was born Sept. 24, 1912, in Portland and moved to Vancouver at age 5. He graduated from Vancouver High School and attended University of Oregon extension courses. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 38 years, finally as a delivery services officer for the Seattle region from 1960 to 1974, when he returned to Vancouver. Afterward, he was an accountant for Brown Seed Co. for six years. He was a member of the church. In 1934, he married Lauretta Peterson.
Survivors include his wife; son, Robert K. of St. Paul, Minn.; daughter, Janice Baker of Baltimore, Md.; sister, Carolyn Officer of Vancouver; and three grandchildren.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the St. Paul Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 585, Vancouver, WA. 98666, or to a favorite charity. Arrangements are by Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home in Vancouver.

Ethel Gillitzer
A private service has been held for Ethel Gillitzer, who died April 20, 1999, at age 87.
Mrs. Gillitzer was born Jan. 2, 1912, in Lancashire, England. Her maiden name was Christopher. She was a retired registered nurse and lived in Canada; Detroit, Mich.; San Diego and Albany before moving to Canby in 1991. She was a Baptist. In 1939 she married Edward; he died in 1992.
Survivors include her daughter, Carol Harrison of Lakeside, Calif.; son, Robert E. of Goose Creek, S.C.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Disposition was by cremation with private interment. The family suggests remembrances to the American Heart Association. Arrangements were by Canby Funeral Chapel.

Jack E. Frost
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 1999, in New Hope Community Church in Clackamas for Jack E. Frost, who died April 23 of cancer at age 56.
Mr. Frost was born Jan. 8, 1943, in Portland. He graduated from Scappoose High School in 1961. He had been a truck driver for Alpenrose Dairy for 14 years, and he worked for Deluxe Ice Cream of Salem for 29 years, beginning as a truck driver and for the past several years as a sales supervisor. In 1961, he married Eva Tarbell.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Cindy L. Gorman of Bend and Kim Kuiper of Tigard; mother, Margaret of Tigard; sisters, JoAnn Griffin of Keizer and Jullie Mikkalo of Mikkalo and Jean Carlton of Roseburg; and five grandchildren.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Wilhelm Funeral Home.

M. Doris Farenhurst
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 1999, in St. Cecilia Catholic Church for M. Doris Farenhurst, who died April 28 at age 86.
Mrs. Farenhurst was born April 5, 1913, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Her maiden name was MacDonald. She lived in Medford and Ashland for many years, moving to the Portland area in 1996. She and her husband managed the Park Terrace apartments in Medford for many years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Medford. She married Fred in 1934; he died in 1986.
Survivors include her daughters, Carole Christensen of Lake Oswego and Joy Cunningham of Anchorage, Alaska; sister, Norma Decker of Tarzana, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Private interment will be in Siskiyou Memorial Park in Medford. The family suggests remembrances to a favorite charity. Arrangements are by Pegg, Paxson & Springer Chapel.

Anne Oliva K. Evans
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 1999, in Lents Seventh-day Adventist Church for Anne Oliva K. "Liva" Evans, who died April 28 at age 89.
Mrs. Evans was born Dec. 3, 1909, in Scott, Kan. Her maiden name was Kenyon. She had lived in Portland since 1935. She was a homemaker and a member of the church. She married Bernard C. in 1931; he died in 1995.
Survivors include her sons, William K. of Anchorage, Alaska, and Gary of Gaston; daughter, Sybil Nehler of Malo, Wash.; 21 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Private interment will be in Lincoln Memorial Park. The family suggests remembrances to the Lents Adventist Community Services Center. Arrangements are by Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home.

Josephine A. Condon
A funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Monday, May 3, 1999, in St. John's Catholic Church in Vancouver, Wash., for Josephine A. "Jo" Condon, who died April 28 at age 78.
Mrs. Condon was born June 13, 1920, in Fitchburg, Mass. Her maiden name was Pandiscio. She was a graduate of Lincoln Chiropractic College and practiced in Portland, Maine, before moving to Vancouver after marrying Elmer "Al" in 1945. She had a chiropractic office in Vancouver in the 1950s.
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Linda Haines of Vancouver and Ellie Nye of Spokane; sister, Tina Curtis of Fitchburg; brother, Jack Pandiscio of Leominster, Mass.; and two grandchildren. Her son, Anthony "Jack," died in 1979.
Vault interment will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Vancouver. The family suggests remembrances to St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. John's Conference, 8701 N.E. 119th St., Vancouver, WA 98662. Arrangements are by Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home in Vancouver.

James E. Bowlan
A service was held for James E. Bowlan, who died April 21, 1999, at age 83.
Mr. Bowlan was born June 2, 1915, in Guin, Ala. He lived in California until moving to the Clackamas area in 1977. He was a truck driver for about 20 years. He later was a heavy equipment specialist for Howard Cooper Co. until retiring in 1980, then he continued to work for the company part time for about five years. He was a Baptist. He married Mary E. Douglas in 1935.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Jim Jr. of Seattle, John D. of Fairfield, Calif., William J. of Port Orchard, Wash., and David of Lafayette, Calif.; daughter, Martha Jo of Clackamas; brother, Sizemore of Oklahoma City; sister, Edna Young of Fresno, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Interment was in Clackamas Pioneer Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to stroke research or assistance programs. Arrangements were by Peake Memorial Chapel.

Helen Bohlouli
A funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 1999, in St. Nicolas Russian Orthodox Church for Helen Bohlouli, who died April 23 at age 70.
Mrs. Bohlouli was born June 3, 1928, in Tehran, Iran. Her maiden name was Lazaroff. She was a sportswear designer for Catalina Sportswear in Los Angeles until moving to Portland in 1971. She continued to work as a seamstress and was a member of the church. She married Joseph in 1952; he died in 1962.
Survivors include her sons, Jim of Los Angeles, Ronald of Washougal, Wash., and Bobby McKinney and Oleg A., both of Vancouver, Wash.; daughters, Irina "Kim" Bender of Aloha and Nadia Kostrikin of Montavilla, Calif.; sisters, Anna Chernashov of Montavilla and Galina Bushman of Portland; brother, Nicolai Lazaroff of Los Angeles; and four grandchildren.
Interment will be in Rose City Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to the church's fresco fund. Arrangements are by Rose City Cemetery & Funeral Home.

Howard R. Baranyk
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 2, 1999, in Grace Lutheran Church for Howard R. Baranyk, who died April 25 at age 83.
Mr. Baranyk was born Dec. 13, 1915, in Bay City, Mich. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a concrete block salesman for Economy and later Falls Block in Wisconsin until retiring and moving to the Portland area in 1976. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. He had lived in Seaside since 1998. He married Stella Muller in 1937.
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Carol E. Widmann of Seaside; son, Daniel of West Bend, Wis.; sister, Frances Strickler of Naples, Fla.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Valley View Memorial Park in Newberg. The family suggests remembrances to the church. Arrangements are by Attrell's Funeral Chapel in Newberg.

Katharine W. Ascherfeld
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 2, 1999, in St. David's Episcopal Church for Katharine W. Ascherfeld, who died April 16 at age 94.
Mrs. Ascherfeld was born Aug. 21, 1904, in Jarrettsville, Md. Her maiden name was Ward. She was a receptionist for the Harford County Courthouse in Harford, Md., for 15 years until retiring in the late 1970s. She had lived in Portland for six years and attended the church. Her husband, Karl, died in 1963.
Survivors include her daughter, Ellen Nesbitt of Portland; stepson, Karl Jr. of Riverside, Calif.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Interment will be in Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Madonna, Md. The family suggests remembrances to Glisan Adult Day Services. Arrangements are by Holman's Funeral Service.

Doris Paula Andrus
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 1999, in Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud Funeral Home in Oregon City for Doris Paula Andrus, who died April 28 at age 86.
Mrs. Andrus was born May 22, 1912, in Philomath. Her maiden name was Hart. She lived in the West Linn area for many years. She was a secretary for the registrar's office at Oregon State University and later for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, retiring in 1973. She married Leonard in 1954; he died in 1991.
Survivors include her sons, Jerald A. Shroyer of Canby, James Shroyer of Philomath and Jack Shroyer of West Linn; daughter, Louise Marstall of Reno, Nev.; sisters, Alice Adams and Margaret Kruger, both of Corvallis, and Betty Pliska of Gresham; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Canby Zion Cemetery.

John Dale Schmidt
A private memorial service will be held for John Dale Schmidt, who died April 21, 1999, at age 48.
Mr. Schmidt was born March 8, 1951, in Cincinnati. He was raised in Myrtle Creek and lived in Salem for 30 years and most recently lived in Hopewell House.
Survivors include his parents, Dr. J. Robert and Emily of King City; sister, Barbara Hampson of Portland; and brother, Paul of Damascus.
Private interment will be in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. The family suggests remembrances to Hopewell House. Arrangements are by Young's Funeral Home.

Vernon F. Richey
At his request, no service was held for Vernon F. Richey, who died April 24, 1999, at age 74.
Mr. Richey was born July 23, 1924, in Milwaukie. He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. He retired as a shipping manager at Feenaughty Machinery Co. after 39 years with the company. He had lived in Eugene since 1991. In 1947, he married Beatrice Rogers; she died in 1989.
Survivors include his son, Marc of Portland; daughters, Brenda Copeland and Cindy Jones, both of Portland; sister, Edna Minard of Eugene; brother, John of Florence; companion, Marie Kant of Eugene; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Interment was in Lincoln Memorial Park. The family suggests remembrances to Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Arrangements were by Mt. Scott Funeral Home.


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