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Melvin Luther Ostrander
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 27, 1999, in Willamette National Cemetery for Melvin Luther Ostrander, who died May 24 at age 64.
Mr. Ostrander was born July 25, 1934, in Jeffers, Minn., and moved to Oregon City as an infant. From 1952 to 1960, he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was an auto-body repairman and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Beaverton First Ward. In 1964, he married Anna Phelps.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Patricia Pritchard of Salem, Cathy Paden of Idaho, Yvonne Bell of Redding, Calif., and Connie Lance of Vancouver, Wash.; sons, William Paden and Leroy Ostrander, both of Portland; sisters, Darlene Jensen of Portland and Barbara Puckett of Oregon City; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Arrangements are by Wilhelm Funeral Home.

Dorothy Mae 'Tutu' Ober
A celebration of life was held for Dorothy Mae "Tutu" Ober, who died May 11, 1999, at age 82.
Mrs. Ober was born Jan. 29, 1917, in Portland. Her maiden name was Zenz. She graduated from Jefferson High School and was a ballet dancer with Ivan Novakov in Portland and then was a homemaker. She taught telephone technique at Mt. Hood Community College in the 1970s and received an associate's degree in horticulture from Mt. Hood Community College at age 65. In 1935, she married Wesley A. "Mike"; he died in 1990.
Survivors include her daughter, Nicolee Ober and Tauney Torrey, both of Portland; son, Wesley A. "Buck" of Carson, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Interment is in Rose City Cemetery Mausoleum. Arrangements were by Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes.

Charles J. Nickels
A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 28, 1999, in Ridgefield Community United Methodist Church in Ridgefield, Wash., for Charles J. Nickels, who died May 24 at age 93.
Mr. Nickels was born Nov. 6, 1905, in Friend and was raised in Ridgefield, where he lived most of his life. He owned the Sara Store, a grocery in Sara, Wash., for more than 13 years until 1962, and then was a toll bridge collector in Seattle on the Evergreen Point Bridge and retired from the Hood Canal float bridge in 1970. In 1934, he married Josephine Coleman.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Joanne Hildman of Ridgefield and Joyce of Seattle; sister, Kathryn Davis of Vancouver, Wash.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Interment will be in Northwood Park Cemetery near Ridgefield. The family suggests remembrances to the American Heart Association. Arrangements are by Vancouver Funeral Chapel.

Joan Perkins Harris
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 28, 1999, in Vermont Hills Methodist Church for Joan Perkins Harris, who died May 25 at age 78.
Mrs. Harris was born July 14, 1920, in New Ulm, Minn. Her maiden name was Perkins. She lived in several places as a child, including Portland and Roseburg. She attended the University of Idaho, Weber State University and Eastern Oregon College. She returned to Portland in 1978. She had volunteered with the American Red Cross, as a reading tutor for the Portland Public Schools and as a Laubach literacy tutor for Czechoslovakian refugees in the 1960s. She was a homemaker and a member of the church. In 1941, she married Robert W.
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Kathleen Stone of Kennewick, Wash., Marguerite Fitzpatrick of Milwaukie; brother, Dr. John R. Perkins of Middletown, Ohio; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Finley's Sunset Hills Mausoleum. The family suggests remembrances to her church. Arrangements are by Finley's Sunset Hills Mortuary.

Thomas R. Grady
A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 28, 1999, in Portland Memorial Funeral Home for Thomas R. Grady, who died May 24 at age 53.
Mr. Grady was born Feb. 4, 1946, in Portland. He attended Jefferson and Grant high schools. From 1963 to 1967, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He owned a taxi cab and drove for Radial Cab Co. for 29 years. He had been a Cub Scout and Boy Scout master, and he was a Girl Scout leader for the past 27 years. In 1963, he married Sharon Hultgren.
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Patricia Hanna, and son, Patrick, both of Portland; sister, Kathy Gordon of Sherwood; and three grandchildren.
Private interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Harbor Light or a favorite charity. Arrangements are by Portland Funeral Alternatives.

George Gardiner
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 1999, in Newberg Church of Christ for George Gardiner, who died May 22 at age 83.
Mr. Gardiner was born Oct. 8, 1915, in Spokane and was raised in Rio Vista, Calif. He worked on oil rigs and dredges and with heavy machinery in California. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy Seabees in the Pacific. He moved to Dundee in 1946 and was a parts manager for Bob's Auto in Newberg, then was Yamhill County representative for the Accident Prevention Division of the Oregon Workman's Compensation Board from 1965 until his retirement in 1977. He was a member of the church.
Survivors include his son, Gary G. of Vancouver, Wash.; brother, Tom Mottershead of Dundee; and three grandchildren.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the church or to Evergreen Doe Humane Society, P.O. Box 8, McMinnville, OR 97128. Arrangements are by Attrell's Newberg Funeral Chapel.

Jesse B. Forquer
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 28, 1999, in St. Helens Elks Lodge for Jesse B. Forquer, who died May 22 at age 86.
Mr. Forquer was born Jan. 6, 1913, in Carrington, N.D. He moved to California in 1929 and to Forest Grove in 1934. He was a mill worker for Pope & Talbot and Crown Zellerbach until his retirement in 1975. In 1934, he married Ava Marie Hudson; she died in 1998.
Survivors include his daughters, Ava May Warner of St. Helens, Mary Alice Nein and Janet Williamson, both of Scappoose, and Gloria Stokes of Milwaukie; sons, Harry of Homer, Alaska, and Dan of Milwaukie; sister, Evelyn Haskew of Cornelius; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Private interment will be in Yankton Hillcrest Cemetery in St. Helens. The family suggests remembrances to Legacy Visiting Nurse Association Hospice. Arrangements are by Columbia Funeral Home.

Marion W. Faverty Jr.
A celebration of life will be at noon Friday, May 28, 1999, in the Estacada International Order of Odd Fellows Hall for Marion W. Faverty Jr., who died May 24 at age 72.
Mr. Faverty was born Jan. 29, 1927, in Gary, Ind. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Atlantic and Pacific. He was national sales manager for Royal Typewriter based in Hartford, Conn., for about 18 years before his retirement in 1987, when he moved to Estacada. In 1948, he married Margaret Bailey.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Patrick W. of Vallejo, Calif., Fredric M. of Estacada and Brian S. of Longwood, Fla.; daughters, Alice A. Linhart of Iowa City, Iowa, and Ellen J. Williamson of Mead, Colo.; brothers, Charles R. of Burlington, Vt., Rudolph J. of Golden Valley, Ariz., and Richard W. of Imperial Beach, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the American Heart Association. Arrangements are by Estacada Funeral Chapel.

Carmela Demarinis
A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 27, 1999, in St. Philip Neri Catholic Church for Carmela Demarinis, who died May 24 at age 92.
Mrs. Demarinis was born March 22, 1907, in Sannicandro di Bari, Italy. Her maiden name was Mattia. In 1926, she married Frank. She immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island and settled in Portland. From 1941 to 1957, she and her husband owned the Rome Cafe. She was a member of the church. Her husband died in 1973.
Survivors include her sons, Pasquale "Pat" V. of Portland and Vincent F. of Beaverton; sisters, Rita Lavorato of Vancouver, Wash., Antoinette Kanas of Tigard and Elizabeth Williamson of Portland; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Her son Joe died in 1994.
Interment will be in Riverview Abbey Mausoleum. The family suggests remembrances to the American Heart Association. Arrangements are by Holman's Funeral Service.

Melvin Wesley Bresaw
A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 28, 1999, in Skyline Funeral Home for Melvin Wesley Bresaw, who died May 22 while drag racing at Southern Oregon Raceway at age 50.
Mr. Bresaw was born Dec. 27, 1948, in Roseburg and moved to Portland as a child. Since graduating from David Douglas High School, he was a professional drag racer. He was a parts manager for Damerow Ford for the past six years. In 1970, he married Janet Schwab.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Charma Kenfield of Beaverton and Riannon of Gresham; son, Nick of Beaverton; brother, Richard of Milwaukie; and five grandchildren.
Interment will be in Skyline Memorial Gardens. The family suggests remembrances to Special Olympics or to Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

Jack Woodrow Armstrong
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 1999, in Damascus Community Church for Jack Woodrow Armstrong, who died May 23 at age 75.
Mr. Armstrong was born Feb. 21, 1924, in Portland. He attended Commerce High School. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. A real estate broker, he co-founded Mayfair Realty in 1959 and was president of the company until his retirement in about 1994. He was a past president of the Oregon Escrow Council and Oregon Multiple Listing Service, of which he was a founder. In 1941, he married Marian Dolores Avalos.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Lee Heine and Nancy J. Kenworthy, and son, Terry C., all of Portland; sister, Mary Hepler of Gresham; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. His son Steven died in 1990.
Private interment will be in Portland Memorial Mausoleum. The family suggests remembrances to the Southeast Portland Optimist Club. Arrangements are by Wilhelm Funeral Home.

Delores Katherine Young
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 1999, in Valley View Cemetery in Silverton for Delores Katherine Young, who died May 25 of cancer at age 65.
Mrs. Young was born Feb. 3, 1934, in Silverton. Her maiden name was Johnson. She was a homemaker and a certified nursing assistant, working mostly in home health care for the past 15 years. She lived in Tillamook from 1963 to 1971, then in Woodburn before moving to Salem. She married Jack "Vern" in 1953; he died in 1994.
Survivors include her sons, Michael J. of Eugene and Johann F. of Veneta; daughter, Kimberly J. Pofahl of Salem; brothers, Gary Johnson of Waipahu, Hawaii, George Johnson Jr. of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Danny L. Johnson of Silverton; and seven grandchildren. Her daughter Marie died in 1974.
The family suggests remembrances to Willamette Valley Hospice, 2700 Market St. N.E., Salem, OR 97301. Arrangements are by Unger Funeral Chapel in Silverton.

Arthur F.W. Johnston
At his request, no service will be held for Arthur F.W. Johnston, who died May 23 at age 80.
Mr. Johnston was born May 21, 1919, in Walla Walla. After high school, he served briefly in the U.S. Army, then in the Navy, including duty during World War II in the Atlantic and Pacific and in the Korean War. He retired from the military in Portland in 1957. He was a maintenance engineer for Tektronix Inc. for 16 years, then for Intel Corp. until retiring in 1986, when he moved to Hebo. In 1960, he married Sylvia Chielens.
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Arlita A. of Portland; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Waud's Funeral Home in Tillamook.

Sandy Chrisan
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 29, 1999, in Kalama Baptist Church in Kalama, Wash., for Sandy Chrisan, who died May 25 in Seattle at age 57.
Mrs. Chrisan was born Aug. 4, 1941, in Kelso, Wash. Her maiden name was Prewett. As a youth she moved to Portland, where she lived on and off until moving to Kalama 20 years ago. She had been a school-bus driver for the Kelso School District for about 10 years. In 1968, she married Ted R. Sr.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Billy M. Armstrong, Doug Armstrong and Ted Chrisan, all of Portland, and Mark Armstrong of Longview, Wash.; daughters, Christy Troiano and Nancy Freden, both of Portland, Sharon Henderson of Southbeach and Sherry Mitchell of Tigard; parents, Arlene and Sandford Clement of Kelso, Wash.; brothers, Bud Steele, Jim Steele and Jerry Clement, all of the Longview area; sisters, Barbara Huntley of Reno, Nev., and Dianne Hansen, Marcie Gwyenne and Carolyn Johnsen, all of the Longview area; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the OHSU Kidney Foundation. Arrangements were by Green Funeral Home Sunset Chapel in Bellevue, Wash.

Arthur Wellington
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 28, 1999, in Donelson, Sewell & Mathews Mortuary in Hillsboro for Arthur Wellington, who died May 22 at age 79.
Mr. Wellington was born Sept. 28, 1919, in Taylor, Neb. He moved to Portland after serving in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. A truck driver and heavy equipment operator, he worked for Bob's Excavating for 20 years before retiring in the mid-1980s. In 1969, he married Verna Teeters and moved to Hillsboro.
Survivors include his wife; brother, Robert of Portland; and sisters, Marjorie Wilke of Staplehurst, Neb., and Fay Copper of Arlington, Neb.
Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery.

Robert L. Rein
A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 28, 1999, in St. Anne Catholic Church for Robert L. Rein, who died May 24 of cancer at age 67. Recitation of the rosary will precede the Mass at 10:30 a.m.
Mr. Rein was born Jan. 15, 1932, in Portland. He graduated from Jefferson High School and served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a saw filer for Simond's Saw and Steel Company from 1959 until his retirement in 1984. In 1977, he moved to Troutdale. He married Dorothy Korang in 1953.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Cindy Marfell of Portland, Cathy Kincek of Beaverton, Cristy Rein of Salem and Carrie Johnson of Forest Grove; son, Michael of Fairview; sisters, Sandi Rein of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., and Billie Anderson of Lomita, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to a favorite charity. Arrangements are by Gresham Funeral Chapel.

Frances G. Plante
A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 1999, in St. John's Catholic Church in Vancouver, Wash., for Frances G. Plante, who died May 24 at age 84.
Mrs. Plante was born Sept. 21, 1914, in Berkeley, Calif. Her maiden name was Zokelt. She moved to Portland in the early 1950s. She was an accounting clerk for the Bonneville Power Administration for 42 years before retiring in the late 1970s. She moved to Vancouver in 1984 and was a member of the church. In 1956, she married Odearl "Bud."
Survivors include her husband; nephew, Terry Prince of Canby; and cousin, Martha Mae Nordin of Arroyo Grande, Calif.
Disposition was by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to her church. Arrangements are by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.

Melba Gladys Netzel
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 29, 1999, in St. Aidan's Episcopal Church for Melba Gladys Netzel, who died May 23 of cancer at age 80.
Mrs. Netzel was born Nov. 20, 1918, in Riddle. Her maiden name was Wilson. She moved in 1943 to Roseburg and lived briefly in White Salmon, Wash., before moving in 1960 to Gresham. She was a homemaker and a member of the church. In 1943, she married Ray J.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Kenn of Vancouver, Wash., Brian of Umatilla and Bruce of Battle Ground, Wash.; and four grandchildren.
Disposition was by cremation. Private interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to the American Cancer Society or her church. Arrangements are by Omega Funeral & Cremation Service.

Jerald Mose McBride
No service was held for Jerald Mose McBride, who died May 14, 1999, of lung cancer at age 57.
Mr. McBride was born Dec. 1, 1941, in Salem. He was an X-ray technician at Desert Hospital in Palm Springs, Calif., in the late 1960s and early 1970s, then for OHSU until retiring last year as the manager of radiology. He then lived in Lake Chapala, Mexico, until returning to the Portland area in April.
Survivors include his mother, Chloe of Silverton; and sisters, Sue Tegland of Silverton, Rachel Bailey of Stayton and Judith Moody, his twin, of Eugene; and life partner, Corey Baker of Portland.
Disposition was by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to Hopewell House. Arrangements were by Omega Funeral & Cremation Service.

Walter E. Heider
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 28, 1999, in Mt. Scott Funeral Home for Walter E. Heider, who died May 24 at age 90.
Mr. Heider was born Feb. 22, 1909, in Black Brook Township, Wis., and moved to Oregon City at age 16. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific. He was a greens superintendent for Royal Oaks Country Club in Vancouver, Wash., for 25 years, retiring in 1971. He was a member of Waverly Heights United Church of Christ. In 1945, he married Clara November; she died in 1980.
Survivors include his daughter, Joyce Morgan of Portland.
Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to Doernbecher Children's Hospital or Palestine Masonic Lodge 141.

Eacle Myrle Harris
A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 28, 1999, in Valley View Memorial Park in Newberg for Eacle Myrle Harris, who died May 26 at age 89.
Mr. Harris was born April 22, 1910, in Cleburne County, Ark., and was raised in the Stockton, Calif., area. He had lived in the Portland area since 1937 and was an electronics troubleshooter for Zenith for several years before retiring. He had lived in Newberg for about 20 years. In 1935, he married Genevieve "Jean" Churchill.
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Barbara Doede of Newberg; brother, Clarence of Los Altos, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Attrell's Newberg Funeral Chapel.

Ken Harold Crown Sr.
A funeral will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 28, 1999, in Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Stevenson, Wash., for Ken Harold Crown Sr., who died May 25 of Alzheimer's disease at age 67.
Mr. Crown was born March 12, 1932, in Thief River Falls, Minn. He graduated from Milwaukie High School in 1950, then served in the U.S. Air Force. He was an electrician for John Tast Electric for about 40 years and lived in Ventura, Calif., until retiring and moving to North Bonneville, Wash., in 1993. He was a member of the church. In 1952, he married Mary Jane Riley.
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Cynthia A. Bowers of Ventura; sons, Ken H. Jr. of Vancouver, Wash., and Wade R. of North Bonneville; sisters, Sharon Flues of Gladstone and Carole Davis of Milwaukie; and eight grandchildren.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the Alzheimer's Support System, P.O. Box 5064, Vancouver, WA 98668. Arrangements are by Gardner Funeral Home in White Salmon, Wash.

Hila Ladene Cornett
A private graveside service was held for Hila Ladene Cornett, who died May 19, 1999, at age 88.
Mrs. Cornett was born Dec. 16, 1910, in Corvallis and was raised in Portland, where she lived all her life. Her maiden name was Butler. She attended Washington High School and was a homemaker. In 1929, she married John K.; he died in 1982.
Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Parkinson of Gresham; son, Rob of Aloha; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Interment is in Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to any hospice program. Arrangements are by Lincoln Willamette Funeral Directors.

Russell H. Conger
A graveside service will be at noon Friday, May 28, 1999, in Willamette National Cemetery for Russell H. Conger, who died May 24 at age 50.
Mr. Conger was born March 27, 1949, in Portland. He graduated from David Douglas High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a yard safety inspector for Union Pacific Railroad from 1971 until his death. In 1976, he married Sherry Bodey; they later divorced.
Survivors include his son, Russell Jr. of Gresham; sister, Ann Doyle of Beaverton; and brother, Richard D. of Alma, Ark.
Arrangements are by Pegg, Paxson, & Springer Chapel.

Phyllis Howard Buchwald
No service will be held for Phyllis Howard Buchwald, who died May 19, 1999, of lung disease at age 73.
Mrs. Buchwald was born Oct. 20, 1925, in Portland. Her maiden name was Fitzmaurice. She attended St. Helens Hall and graduated from Lincoln High School. She had been a medical assistant for a surgeon in Salem and had held various other medical positions. She married Earl in 1986 and moved to Vancouver, Wash.
Survivors include her husband; daughter, Barbara Quick of Portland; son, Alan Shannon of Salem; sister, Nancy Morrison of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Her son Bruce VanQuick died in 1993.
Disposition was by cremation. Arrangements are by Evergreen Staples Funeral Chapel in Vancouver.

Carey Jon Cardon
Tena Hughes Cardon
A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 28, 1999, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lake Oswego, for Carey Jon Cardon and Tena Hughes Cardon, who both died May 23 while climbing Mount Hood. Mr. Cardon was 31 and Mrs. Cardon was 29.
Mr. Cardon was born Aug. 19, 1967, in Springfield and graduated from Sheldon High School in Eugene in 1985. He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and physics from Portland State University in 1998 and for the past three months worked in purchasing and inventory for Intel's customer support department in Hillsboro.
Mrs. Cardon was born May 4, 1970, in Eugene, where she graduated from Willamette High School in 1988. An insurance agent, she had worked for J.D. Fulwiler & Co. Insurance in Portland since 1996. Her maiden name was Hughes.
The couple married in 1990 and lived in Hillsboro for the past three years.
Mr. Cardon's survivors include his mother, Margaret of Bend; sister, Karen Cardon Gray of Leesburg, Va.; and brothers, Keith of Sumner, Wash., Craig of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Colin of Bend.
Mrs. Cardon is survived by her parents, Sandra and Monroe Hughes of Eugene; and brother, Monte Hughes of Mountain Home, Idaho.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to a memorial fund that will be donated to Portland Mountain Rescue and the Hood River Crag Rats. Contributions may be made at any U.S. Bank branch. Arrangements are by Anderson Funeral Home in Hood River.

Helen Arnsberg
A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday, May 28, 1999, in Shaarie Torah Memorial Cemetery Chapel for Helen Arnsberg, who died May 27 at age 83.
Mrs. Arnsberg was born July 27, 1915, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her maiden name was Rome. She moved to Portland in 1941 and was a member of Congregation Shaarie Torah. She was a homemaker and had volunteered with Hadassah, City of Hope, the Jewish Federation and the Multnomah County juvenile detention center. In 1941, she married Harry C.; he died in 1994.
Survivors include her sons, John and Stephen, and daughter, Jeanie Osberg, all of Portland; sister, Lucille Belkin of Los Angeles; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggests remembrances to Robison Jewish Health Center. Arrangements are by Holman's Funeral Service.


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