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Robert A.J. Westlake
There will be no service for Robert A.J. "Bob" Westlake, who died May 17, 1999, at age 90.
Mr. Westlake was born Dec. 22, 1908, in Bideford, England. He immigrated to North Dakota when he was 6 and moved to Portland in 1918. He attended Benson High School. He was a mail and baggage agent for Union Pacific Railroad for about 35 years until retiring in 1974, when he moved to Rockaway Beach. He was a member of Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church. In 1933, he married Alice Cowing.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Beatrice Wilson of Spokane, Betty Huddleston of Wilsonville and Roberta Wanless of Aurora; sisters, Mary Hawkins of Portland and Gwen Woodhouse of Portland; brother, C.W. "Bus" of West Linn ; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Interment is in Riverview Abbey Mausoleum. The family suggests remembrances to Tillamook County Hospice, 1000 Third St., Tillamook, OR 19141; or to his church, P.O. Box 156, Nehalem, OR 97131. Arrangements are by Waud's Funeral Home in Tillamook.

Stephen M. Jewett
A memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 1999, in the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple in Seattle for Stephen M. Jewett, who died May 15 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident at age 56.
Mr. Jewett was born Feb. 3, 1943, in Visalia, Calif. He attended Shoreline Community College in Seattle and graduated from Portland State University in the mid-1970s. He was owner and founder of Cascade Products Inc. in Seattle, a distributor of heating and air conditioning components. At the time of his accident, he was attempting to complete the "four corners" motorcycle route, which begins and ends in Blaine, Wash., and touches each corner of the United States. In 1989, he married Marni Webb.
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Victoria M. of Seattle; stepson, Steven Gelinas; mother, Barbara Pearcy of Beaverton; and brothers, Tim of Portland and Dan of Monterey, Calif.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the United Cerebral Palsy Association or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Brian Anthony DePaolo
A memorial gathering will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 29, 1999, in Milwaukie Elks Lodge for Brian Anthony DePaolo, who died May 10 at age 46.
Mr. DePaolo was born July 10, 1952, in Vancouver, Wash. He graduated from Milwaukie High School. For the past six years, he was a remodeling contractor and cabinetmaker. He lived in West Linn until moving to Harbor several months ago.
Survivors include his sons, Nickelaus of Milwaukie and Matthew of Bandon; parents, Joe and Erna of Gladstone; brother, Michael of Gladstone.
Disposition is by cremation. Arrangements are by Scantlin's Brookings Mortuary and Chapel.

Joan Mary Denoe
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 22, 1999, in St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Cornelius for Joan Mary Denoe, who died May 17 of pancreatic cancer at age 65.
Mrs. Denoe was born May 3, 1934, in Brush, Colo., and was raised in Hillsboro. Her maiden name was Furby. She graduated from Hillsboro High School and from Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in 1955. She was a registered nurse in Tuality Hospital and other hospitals, including in Alaska, periodically for more than 30 years before her retirement in 1991, when she moved to Savannah, Ga. She was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hillsboro and a current member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Savannah. In 1953, she married Jack.
Survivors include her husband; son, Jeffrey of Chicago; daughters, Julie Denoe and Jennifer Evans, both of Chicago; brother, James Furby of La Jolla, Calif.; sisters, Alice Voges of Tillamook, Elaine Baltes of Lake Oswego, and her twin, Jean Jesse of Portland; and three grandchildren.
Interment will be in Blooming Cemetery near Cornelius. The family suggests remembrances to the building fund of Trinity Lutheran Church 12391 Mercy Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419, or Forest Hills Lutheran School in Cornelius. Arrangements are by Bronleewe-Bass Funeral Home.

Nancy A. VanDerBoom
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 1999, in Mountain Park Church in Lake Oswego for Nancy A. VanDerBoom, who died May 13 of cancer at age 57.
Mrs. VanDerBoom was born May 23, 1941, in Salem. Her maiden name was Kenagy. After graduating from Linfield College in 1963, she was an extension service home economist for Oregon State College and then for South Dakota State University, living in Belle Fourche. She later owned fabric shops in Belle Fourche and Spearfish, S.D., and she served on the board of directors of Western 4-H Home Economics in Rapid City, S.D., for more than 25 years. She moved to the Portland area about 12 years ago and graduated from Columbia College of Business in 1990. In 1966, she married V. Craigg; they later divorced.
Survivors include her daughters, Tami Foley of Dallas Center, Iowa, and Vicki Jauregui of Scappoose; sons, Troy of Newell, S.D., and Trent of Belle Fouche; mother, Violet Kenagy of Salem; brothers, Kenneth Kenagy of Pasadena, Texas, and Ronald Kenagy of Salem; sister, Shirley Hess of Portland; and three grandchildren.
Mrs. VanDerBoom requested that her body be donated to Oregon Health Sciences University. The family suggests remembrances to South Dakota 4-H Foundation, 2207E, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007. Arrangements are by Omega Funeral & Cremation Service.

Hazel Evelyn Tester
A private graveside service was held in Mountain View Pioneer Cemetery in Corbett for Hazel Evelyn Tester, who died May 17, 1999, in Portland at age 89.
Mrs. Tester was born Oct. 9, 1909, in Roseburg. Her maiden name was Marks. After moving to Portland in 1947, she completed nursing school at Good Samaritan Hospital and was a registered nurse there until retiring in 1972. She was a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church. Her husband, George R. "Red" Sr., died in 1988.
Survivors include her son, George R. Jr. of Portland, and two grandchildren.
Disposition was by cremation. Arrangements were by Wilhelm Funeral Home.

Elizabeth E. Soderlind
A funeral will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 1999, in Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel in Vancouver, Wash., for Elizabeth E. Soderlind, who died May 18 at age 84.
Mrs. Soderlind was born Sept. 19, 1914, in Trinidad, Wash. Her maiden name was Roethemeyer. She graduated from Washington State Normal School in 1937 and taught elementary school in Harrah, Wash., and Salmon Creek, Wash., until 1944. From 1965 to 1975, she was a teacher for Washington School for the Blind in Vancouver, where she had lived since 1940. In 1943, she married Reynold.
Survivors include her husband; sons, James of Tacoma, Kenneth of Portland, Donald of Los Angeles and Larry of Boise; daughter, Sharon Ryan of Vancouver; and four grandchildren.
Vault interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vancouver. The family suggests remembrances to the American Diabetes Association, Washington Affiliate, 3434 Martin Way N.E., Olympia, WA 98506.

Farquhar Gibson 'Babe' Stewart
A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 1999, in Rose City Park United Methodist Church for Farquhar Gibson "Babe" Stewart, who died May 17 at age 84.
Mr. Stewart was born Aug. 18, 1914, in Portland. He graduated from Commerce High School. He was a mail and baggage handler for Portland Terminal Railroad for 34 years, retiring in 1973. In 1944, he married Ruth Barber; she died in 1988.
Survivors include his son, Michael of Springdale; daughters, Catherine Bailey and Judith Manos, both of Portland; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Private interment will be in Skyline Memorial Gardens. The family suggests remembrances to Kaiser Hospice. Arrangements are by Skyline Funeral Home.

Lisa Michelle Prado
A private funeral has been held for Lisa Michelle Prado, who died May 12, 1999, from injuries sustained in an auto accident at age 26.
Mrs. Prado was born June 3, 1972, in Portland. Her maiden name was Jones. She graduated from Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie in 1990 and was a nursing student at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Wash. She was to graduate in June. She married Albert "Al" in 1993.
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Miranda and Randi of Milwaukie; parents, Wesley and Mary Jones of Milwaukie; brothers, Perry Jones of Portland and Wesley Jones of Milwaukie; sister, Lela Walcher of Las Vegas; and grandparents, John and Reba Matherly of Vancouver, Wash.
Private interment was in Lincoln Memorial Park. Arrangements were by Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes. The family suggests remembrances to a nursing scholarship fund in her name at Columbia Basin College.

Arvid Ostrom
At his request, no service will be held for Arvid Ostrom, who died May 17, 1999, at age 84.
Mr. Ostrom was born Oct. 1, 1914, in Douglas, N.D. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, then moved to the Woodburn area. He was a barber in Woodburn until retiring in 1975. In 1942, he married Madge Robinson.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Todd of Warrenton and Bill of Hubbard; brothers, Orrin and Tommy, both of Woodburn, and Clinton of Sacramento, Calif.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Disposition was by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Arrangements are by Simon-Woodburn Funeral Chapel.

Fritz Aage Musaeus
A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 1999, in Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lake Oswego for Fritz Aage Musaeus, who died May 14 at age 79.
Mr. Musaeus was born Nov. 2, 1919, in Calundborg, Denmark. During World War II, he served in the Danish underground. He immigrated to Portland in 1949 and had lived in Lake Oswego since 1973. He owned Gillispie-Peterson Food Brokerage from 1969 until his retirement in 1981. In 1947, he married Aase Mackenhauer-Knudsen.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Karsten of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Steven T. of Portland; daughter, Linda J. of Portland; brother, Henry of Copenhagen, Denmark; and four grandchildren.
Private interment will be in River View Cemetery. Arrangements are by Riverview Abbey Funeral Home.

William E. Larson
A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 1999, in Parklane Christian Church for William E. Larson, who died May 17 of cancer at age 61.
Mr. Larson was born Aug. 21, 1937, in Portland, where he lived most of his life. He was a salesman for Transmission Exchange for more than 15 years until April. In 1979, he married Sandra Hoffert.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Julie Parrish of Boring, Marla Bustamante of Gresham, Penny Laprebendere of Houston, and Kristy Cervantes of Mission, Texas; brother, Bob of Hillsboro; sisters, Erma Kjosness of Portland, Dorothy Asberry of Medford, and Shirley Gibbard of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Rose City Funeral Home.

Mynola Dell Kellogg
A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 1999, in Cherry Blossom Cottage for Mynola Dell Kellogg, who died May 11 at age 88.
Mrs. Kellogg was born Sept. 29, 1910, in Darlington, Ind. Her maiden name was Gossnell. She was raised in Idaho, Amity and Ashland. She was a sales clerk in McNair Bros. Drug Store in Ashland for 10 years, then a telephone operator for the University of Oregon for 26 years before her retirement in about 1975. She was a member of University Street Christian Church and taught in several Sunday schools for 50 years. She moved to Portland in 1994. In the 1930s, she married George G. Young; they were later divorced. She married Lyle Kellogg in 1952; he died in 1992.
Survivors include her sons, Leroy C. Kellogg of Redding, Calif., Jack Young of Portland and Vernon Kellogg of Eugene; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to a favorite charity. Arrangements are by Gable & Parkrose Funeral Chapels.

Ruth L. Jensen
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 21, 1999, in Bateman Carroll Funeral Chapel for Ruth L. Jensen, who died May 17 at age 81.
Miss Jensen was born July 9, 1917, in Milwaukee, Wis. She received a teaching degree from Wisconsin State Teachers College and taught in deaf schools in Marshfield, Wis., and North Platte, Neb. In 1954, she moved to Portland and taught in deaf programs in Portland Public Schools, including in Hosford Elementary School, for 30 years before her retirement in 1981.
Survivors include her sister, Gladys Breitzman of Pine Island, Fla.; and a niece and nephews.
Interment will be in Sunnyside Memorial Gardens in Clackamas. The family suggests remembrances to a favorite charity. Arrangements are by Bateman Carroll Funeral Chapel.

Ray Barnett
No service will be held for Ray Barnett, who died May 15, 1999, at age 83.
Mr. Barnett was born Dec. 16, 1915, in Baker City. He moved to California in the 1930s, to Moses Lake, Wash., in 1950 and to Tigard in 1980. He was a truck driver before his retirement in the late 1970s.
Survivors include his daughters, Patricia Ray Kuhfield of Lynnwood, Wash., and Lori Barnett of Wenatchee, Wash.; son, Jay of Port Angeles, Wash.; stepson, Tom Jarman of Moses Lake, Wash.; sister, Edna Allen of Cherry Valley, Calif.; companion, Mabel Amos of Tigard; and two grandchildren.
Disposition was by cremation. Arrangements were by Young's Funeral Home.

Anna Mary Pavelich
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 1999, in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery for Anna Mary Pavelich, who died May 19 at age 85.
Mrs. Pavelich was born Nov. 13, 1913, in Sopris, Colo. Her maiden name was Burnelli. She moved to Portland in 1940 and was a maid until her retirement in 1976. She was a member of the Catholic Church. Her husband, Joso, died in 1978.
Survivors include her son, Jack Moore of Seattle; daughter, Charlene Alfred of Alert Bay, British Columbia; sisters, Norma Pareja and Alice, both of Westminster, Colo.
Arrangements are by Hennessey, Goetsch & McGee.

William Vito Pavia
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 22, 1999, in River View Cemetery for William Vito Pavia, who died May 17 of cancer at age 85.
Mr. Pavia was born Oct. 28, 1913, in Portland. He attended Commerce High School and taught electronics and math at Multnomah College in the 1950s, and then was an electrical engineer for Tektronix for almost 20 years before his retirement in 1975. He was also a professional clarinetist and saxophonist, playing professionally from age 18, with, among other groups, the Castle Jazz Band and was a soloist with the Jerry Van Hoomisen Orchestra in McElroy's Ballroom for 11 years. After his retirement, he moved to Manzanita and played in jazz festivals along the coast. In 1938, he married Dorothy Pederson.
Survivors include his wife; son, Don L. of Bellingham, Wash.; daughter, Sharilyn D. Bantel of Sykesville, Md.; brother, Dan of Portland; and six grandchildren.
The family suggests remembrances to Washington County Hospice. Arrangements are by Autumn Funerals & Cremations.

Betty Jane Stadden
A private service will be held for Betty Jane Stadden, who died May 19, 1999, at age 76.
Mrs. Stadden was born Jan. 9, 1923, in Boise. Her maiden name was Jones. She moved to Portland in 1944 and was a clerk for Bekins Moving & Storage and then for Portland Wire and Iron for about seven years before retiring in about 1988. In 1945, she married Orin C.
Survivors include her husband; son, Kirk of Clackamas; daughter, Carol Musgraves of Portland; and five grandchildren.
Private interment will be in Portland Memorial Mausoleum. The family suggests remembrances to the Friends of Milwaukie Center. Arrangements are by Portland Memorial Funeral Home.

Gail Marie Stowell
A private memorial service will be held for Gail Marie Stowell, who died May 15, 1999, of lung disease at age 58.
Mrs. Stowell was born Aug. 13, 1940, in Lignite, N.D. Her maiden name was Ulven. She was a homemaker and had lived in Portland for many years. In 1981, she married Russel.
Survivors include her husband; daughter, Crystal Eastwood of Portland; stepfather, Arthur Shilo of Cascade Locks; sisters, Jewel Shilo of Hawaii and Star Campbell of Glenwood; and three grandchildren.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the American Lung Association. Arrangements are by Oregon Cremation Co.

Frank Michael Verlander Sr.
No service will be held for Frank Michael Verlander Sr., who died May 17, 1999, in Portland at age 83.
Mr. Verlander was born Aug. 22, 1915, in New Orleans. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After discharge he moved to Portland and, in the 1950s, founded Verlander Insurance, which he owned until retiring in 1997.
Survivors include his son, Michael of Lafayette, Calif.; daughter, Marilyn Bailey-Miller of Nashville, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.
Disposition is by cremation. Arrangements were by Omega Funeral & Cremation Service. The family suggests remembrances to the American Heart Association.

Zaree Carlson
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 24, 1999, in Ocean View Cemetery Chapel in Warrenton for Zaree Carlson, who died May 17 at age 81.
Mrs. Carlson was born May 24, 1917, in Searcy County, Ark. Her maiden name was King. She moved to Portland in 1941, and worked in food service for Tektronix for more than 20 years until 1985. In 1960, she married Harold Carlson; he died in 1985. The couple renovated homes together. She married Malcolm Brown in 1996.
Survivors include her husband; son, Bruce Cutts of Estacada; and sister, Maebelle Morris of Clinton, Ark.
The family suggests remembrances to Belmont Center Loaves & Fishes. Arrangements are by Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary in Astoria.

LaVerne Elizabeth Goss
At her request, no service was held for LaVerne Elizabeth Goss, who died May 18, 1999, at age 94.
Mrs. Goss was born May 18, 1905, in Roseburg. Her maiden name was Fenton. She had lived in the Portland area since 1911 and was a homemaker. Her husband, Earle, died earlier.
Survivors include her grandsons, Robert Goss of Seattle and Rodney Goss of Raleigh, N.C.; and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggests remembrances to any hospice. Arrangements were by Portland Memorial Funeral Home.

Howard W. Finch
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 24, 1999, in St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Beaverton for Howard W. Finch, who died April 17 of congestive heart disease at age 78.
Mr. Finch was born May 24, 1920, in Sheldon, Iowa. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in Europe and was held as a prisoner of war for 18 months. He received a Purple Heart and Silver Star. In 1947, he moved to Portland. He was a manager for home construction, owned and managed Howard Finch's Hamburger Stand and then was bar manager for Portland Meadows Race Track before retiring in 1982.
Survivors include his son, Howard S. of Portland; and one grandchild.
Interment is in East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon, Iowa. The family suggests remembrances to the Sheldon Public Museum. Arrangements are by Vander Phloeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

Susan Elizabeth Bader
A funeral Mass will be at 7 p.m. Monday, May 24, 1999, in St. James Catholic Church in Vancouver, Wash., for Susan Elizabeth Bader, who died May 16 of breast cancer at age 55.
Mrs. Bader was born Nov. 12, 1943, in Winner, S.D. Her maiden name was Newsam. She graduated from St. Catherine School of Nursing in Omaha, Neb., and received a bachelor's degree from Concordia College. She had lived in Vancouver since 1971. A registered nurse, she worked for the Vancouver Clinic for several years and for the past four years for the Multnomah Education Service District. In 1967, she married Dr. Gerald F.
Survivors include her husband; daughter, Jennifer L. Miller of Mill Creek, Wash.; sons, Matthew J. and Jeremy R., both of Seattle; and sister, Sara Newsam of Vail, Colo.
Private interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vancouver. The family suggests remembrances to Southwest Washington Medical Center Foundation for the new breast cancer center or to Hospice Southwest. Arrangements are by Vancouver Funeral Chapel.

Kenneth Earl Ashman
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 1999, in Riverview Abbey Funeral Home for Kenneth Earl Ashman, who died May 18 in Martinez, Ga., at age 84.
Mr. Ashman was born Sept. 28, 1914, in La Grande. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army and received three Purple Hearts. He was a civil engineer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and lived in the Portland area until moving to Georgia in March. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His wife, Amalia Amato, died earlier.
Survivors include his son, Kenneth E. of Martinez; sister, Elinor Opdycke of Bellevue, Wash.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Private inurnment will be in Riverview Abbey Mausoleum.


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