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Adeline May Peltier
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 1999, in Redmond Memorial Cemetery for Adeline May Peltier, who died June 29 of cancer at age 74.
Mrs. Peltier was born Jan. 15, 1925, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and immigrated to Portland in 1941. Her maiden name was Block. She was an order filler for Montgomery Ward & Co., and a proof machine operator for First National Bank and for Portland Trust Co. In 1957, she moved to Redmond, where she was a bookkeeper for Signal Oil and for Peltier-Wakefield Appliance, and then worked in several capacities for the U.S. Bank in Redmond until retiring in 1983. In 1950, she married Leo.
Survivors include her husband; son, Lee L. Wakefield of Clackamas; brother, Willard Block of Shellbrook, Saskatchewan; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggests remembrances to Hospice of Redmond, Sisters & Grant County, P.O. Box 1092, Redmond, OR 97756. Arrangements are by Autumn Funerals & Cremation Service.

Ruth E. Bedford
A service was held for Ruth E. Bedford, who died June 29, 1999, in Cottage Grove at age 95.
Mrs. Bedford was born Nov. 19, 1903, in Belt, Mont. Her maiden name was Light. She moved to Portland in 1914 and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1921. She moved to Pendleton in 1938, to Heppner in 1953, to Portland and Vancouver, Wash., in 1967, and to Cottage Grove in 1993.
During World War II, she was a stenographer for the U.S. Army Air Corps and for the First Presbyterian Church in Pendleton, and then was a homemaker. She was a member of the Heppner Episcopal Church and Pendleton First Presbyterian Church. In 1925, she married Jack H.; he died in 1969.
Survivors include her sons, Bill of Evergreen, Colo., and Larry of Cottage Grove; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Private interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to a memorial fund of the Pendleton First Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove.

Oline M. Zink
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in Willamette National Cemetery for Oline M. Zink, who died July 3 at age 79.
Mrs. Zink was born Aug. 24, 1919, in Portland. Her maiden name was Johnson. She attended Jefferson High School and was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. In 1946, she married Lloyd C.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Tom Zink and Jim Neilsen, both of Portland; daughters, Darlene Hurd of Portland and Connie Goddard of Modesto, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Mt. Scott Funeral Home.

Leona Vetesk
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in Lincoln Memorial Mausoleum for Leona Vetesk, who died June 29 at age 89.
Mrs. Vetesk was born Oct. 3, 1909, in Houston. Her maiden name was McElhannon. She moved to Portland in 1935 and owned Beaverton Business College for more than 20 years until the late 1980s. She also owned several other small businesses, including Beaver Hall Kindergarten, Daycare and Preschool in the 1970s and 1980s.
Survivors include nieces and nephews. Her son, Ben, died in 1994.
Disposition was by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the Feral Cat Coalition. Arrangements are by Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home.

Victoria L. Ransom
A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in St. James Catholic Church in Vancouver, Wash., for Victoria L. Ransom, who died June 28 at age 84. A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Monday, July 5, in Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home in Vancouver.
Mrs. Ransom was born Oct. 25, 1914, in Detroit, Mich. Her maiden name was LeFevre. She served in the U.S. Army, including in the Women's Army Corps in World War II, and the U.S. Army Reserves for a total of 25 years, retiring as a public relations officer in the late 1960s. In 1957, she moved to Vancouver, where she was a member of the church and president of its historical society, chaplain for the Fort Vancouver Power Squadron, a chairwoman of the Fort Vancouver Committee, corporate secretary for 39 years for the Fort Vancouver Historical Society of Clark County, and finalist for the J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award in 1999. In 1949, she married Paul W.; he died in 1981.
Survivors include her nephews, Gary LaFave of Altoona, Fla., and Donald Vines of Des Moines, Iowa; and one grandchild. Her sons James and Lawrence died earlier.
Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to the Fort Vancouver Historical Society, the Clark County Historical Museum, or the St. James Historical Society, 218 W. 12th St. Vancouver, WA 98660.

Donald E. Malakowski
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in First Assembly of God Church in Hillsboro for Donald E. Malakowski, who died July 1 at age 78.
Mr. Malakowski was born March 16, 1921, in Lockhart, Minn., and was raised near Bemidji, Minn. He attended North Central Bible Institute in Minneapolis, and was a minister in Sugar Bush, Minn., before moving to Forest Grove in 1948.
He worked for Stimson Lumber Mill until the late 1940s, then owned Don's Janitorial Service for more than 30 years before retiring in 1987. He was a member of the church. In 1943, he married Grace E. Brooks; she died in 1988. He lived in Cornelius and Hillsboro.
Survivors include his daughter, Cheryl Novak of Scappoose; sons, Dennis of St. Helens and Michael of Hillsboro; brother, Duaine Svenby of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sisters, Myvonne Noble and Elaine Brunette, both of Libbey, Mont.; and 14 grandchildren. His son Dean died in 1981.
Private interment will be in Mt. View Cemetery in Forest Grove. The family suggests remembrances to the Oregon District Assembly of God Missionary Fund or to the Lions Eye Bank of Oregon. Arrangements are by Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove.Albert 'Ted' McKillip~ A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in St. Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul for Albert "Ted" McKillip, who died July 1 of cancer at age 72.
Mr. McKillip was born April 29, 1927, in Portland and lived his whole life in St. Paul. He owned McKillip Bros. Meat Co. for more than 40 years until retiring. He was director of the St. Paul Rodeo Association for 29 years and its president from 1978 to 1980, and was a volunteer fireman for 25 years. He was a member of the church. In 1953, he married Margaret Smith; she died in 1990.
Survivors include his sons, Grant, Sam and Eric, all of St. Paul, Brad of Wilsonville and Kenny of Camas Valley; daughter, Shelly Bernhardt of Wallowa; sister, Marge Petty of Chinook, Wash.; companion, Mona Thompson of St. Paul; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Interment will be in St. Paul Catholic Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to the St. Paul Rodeo Foundation, P.O. Box 175, St. Paul, OR 97137. Arrangements are by Simon-Woodburn Funeral Chapel.

Paul Owen Leonard
A funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in St. Philip Neri Catholic Church for Paul Owen Leonard, who died July 1 at age 27.
Mr. Leonard was born Aug. 4, 1971, in Salem and was raised in Portland. He graduated from Cleveland High School and from Portland State University. He served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his parents, Michael and Margaret, sisters, Mary Teasdale and Theresa, and brother, Patrick, all of Portland; and grandparents, Thomas and Erma Boothby of Medford.
Private interment will be in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to the St. Philip Neri Catholic Church chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Arrangements are by Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes.

Thomas Joseph Langan
Thomas Joseph Langan died June 24, 1999, at age 83. There will be no service.
Mr. Langan was born Sept. 16, 1915, in Detroit, Mich. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II in the Pacific and later in the Korean War. He lived most of his life in San Diego and was a laborer for an aircraft manufacturer. He moved to Forest Grove in 1973. That same year he married Josephine Riley Jones.
Survivors include his wife; stepdaughter, Carolyn Coke of Tillamook; stepson, Dennis Tuck of Livermore, Calif.; sisters, Geraldine Hennley and Delores Wilson, both of San Diego; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Private interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Omega Funeral & Cremation Service.

Alton Eugene Hunter
A private service will be held for Alton Eugene Hunter, who died June 30, 1999, of cancer at age 76.
Mr. Hunter was born Dec. 9, 1922, in Virginia, Minn. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. He attended the University of Minnesota. In 1952, he moved to Vancouver, Wash., where he was a self-employed real estate salesman before retiring in the late 1980s.
Survivors include his daughters, Linda Suzman and Tina West, both of Seattle; sons, Bruce of Woodland, Wash., and John of LaCenter, Wash.; sister, Mercedes Roberts of Tucson, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.
Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home in Vancouver.

Lorraine Beaudry
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in Mt. Scott Funeral Home for Lorraine Beaudry, who died July 3 at age 85.
Mrs. Beaudry was born Jan. 16, 1914, near Lincoln, Neb. Her maiden name was Ritchey. Her family moved to Estacada in 1916, and she was raised there and in St. Johns and Milwaukie. She was a homemaker. In 1947, she married Earl J.; he died in 1967.
Survivors include her daughters, Roberta Inman of Eugene, Coral Schlappi of Portland and Jeannette Bostwick of Hillsboro; sister, Mary Molzan of Estacada; brother, Eugene Ritchey of Portland; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Her daughter Mary Lou Fleischman died in 1959.
Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to a favorite charity.

Lawrence E. Bauman
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in Bateman Carroll Funeral Chapel for Lawrence E. "Larry" Bauman, who died June 30 of heart disease at age 48.
Mr. Bauman was born Oct. 16, 1950, in Portland. He attended Jefferson High School and served in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War. He was a clerk for the U.S. Veterans Administration until about 1974 and then was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service out of the Gresham station until his death. He was a manager for several Centennial Little League teams for more than 10 years. In 1972, he married Susanna Bauer.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Nathan and Nicholas, both of Gresham; brothers, Lynn, Robert and Kevin, all of Portland, and Lee Jones of Vancouver, Wash.; and sister, Lugene Fulton of Sandy.
Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to the Salvation Army or the Oregon Humane Society.

Edith Virginia Andrews
Edith Virginia Andrews died June 30, 1999, at age 88. No service will be held.
Mrs. Andrews was born May 7, 1911, in Walla Walla. Her maiden name was Schultz. She moved to Portland in 1956 and was a waitress in Grand Central Market, Ione Plaza and Kings Koffee House in the Imperial Hotel, and later was a checker for Best Buy Market until retiring in 1972. After retiring, she was a health care provider for the elderly.
Survivors include her son, Gregory L. of Portland, and sister, Alice VanDerfeen of Eugene.
Interment will be in Portland Memorial Mausoleum. The family suggests remembrances to the Alzheimer's Association or to St. Jude Care Center. Arrangements are by Portland Memorial Funeral Home.

Bette L. Ashton
A memorial service will be at noon Wednesday, July 7, 1999, in Caldwell's Colonial Chapel for Bette L. Ashton, who died June 30 at age 79.
Mrs. Ashton was born July 12, 1919, in St. Anthony, Idaho, and was raised in Salt Lake City. Her maiden name was Lewis. She moved to Portland in 1942, and was an organist for Caldwell's Colonial Chapel from 1967 until her death. She also was an organist in many churches and other funeral homes. She was past president of Soroptimist Portland East Chapter. In 1938, she married Richard E.; he died in 1996.
Survivors include her son, E. Michael of Brookings; daughters, Alexandra Hoover of Camas, Wash., and Nancy C. of Gresham; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the Portland East Chapter of Soroptimist International, 600 S.E. 146th Ave., Portland, OR 97233.

Marion Bentley
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 1999, in Lincoln Memorial Park for Marion Bentley, who died July 4 at age 86.
Mrs. Bentley was born Sept. 4, 1912, in Oregon City. Her maiden name was Crawford. A graduate of Oregon City High School, she was a homemaker and continued to live in Oregon City until moving to Canby in 1998. In 1946, she married Earl C.; he died in 1984.
Survivors include her daughter, Louise Barker of Corvallis; son, John of Mulino; brother, Roger Crawford of Oregon City; sisters, Laverne Venator of Rochelle, Ill., and Joan Epperson of Mulino; and eight grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Holman Hankins Bowker & Waud Inc. in Oregon City.

Ronald Dale Bunce
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 1999, in Northside Baptist Church in Vancouver, Wash., for Ronald Dale Bunce, who died July 3 at age 62.
Mr. Bunce was born Nov. 6, 1936, in Los Angeles. He had lived in Portland since retiring from the U.S. Air Force in 1969. That year, he married Robin Anne Nicholson.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Michael D. Woodbury of Seattle, Patrick D. of Vancouver; daughters, Laurie I. Coons of Tampa, Fla., Cheryl M. Harden of Seattle, Christina A. of Portland and Cynthia M. of Vancouver; and six grandchildren.
A marker will be placed at Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to Kaiser Hospice. Arrangements are by Crown Cremation & Funeral Services.

Roy T. Christner
A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 1999, in Canby Funeral Chapel for Roy T. Christner, who died June 30 of prostate cancer at age 87.
Mr. Christner was born Sept. 2, 1911, in Hubbard. He was a farmer and a mill worker for Crown Zellerbach in Molalla for 15 years before his retirement in 1973. In 1937, he married Virginia Landwing.
Survivors include his wife; son, Dick of Hubbard; brothers, Fred and Roscoe, both of Barlow and Arnold of Canby; sisters, Etta Beer of Brooks, Rovena Kallstrom of Canby and Berdina Brown of Oregon City; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Zion Mennonite Cemetery in Hubbard.

Opal Jane Creel
A funeral will be Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in Salt Lake City for Opal Jane Creel, who died July 1 at age 83.
Mrs. Creel was born Nov. 2, 1915, in Silver City, N.M. Her maiden name was Clark. In 1934, she moved to Matehuala, Mexico, and lived in Mexico for 34 years before moving to El Paso, Texas, in 1968, to San Diego in about 1975 and to Forest Grove in 1995. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church and a homemaker. In 1934, she married James H.; he died in 1988.
Survivors include her son, James H. of Forest Grove; daughter, Barbara Hall of Tucson, Ariz.; brother, Claude Clark of Oroville, Calif.; sister, Velma Carrey of Charleston, S.C.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Mortuary.

Willa Jane Merritt Gellatly
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 1999, in Young's Funeral Home in Tigard for Willa Jane Merritt Gellatly, who died July 2 at age 81.
Mrs. Gellatly was born June 26, 1918, in Dayton and was a lifelong resident of the Portland area. Her maiden name was Shipman. She was a member of Capitol Hill United Methodist Church, as well as a past president of its women's society, and she volunteered with Loaves & Fishes. In 1938, she married Harold Merritt; he died in 1986. She married Harold Gellatly in 1989; he died in 1994.
Survivors include her daughters, Gloria Foy of Oregon City and Carol Merritt of Redmond, Wash.; son, Richard of Portland; sister, Bertha Chamberlain of Aloha; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Her son Charles died in 1998.
Interment will be in Crescent Grove Cemetery in Tigard. The family suggests remembrances to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Mary Ellen Gordon
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in the chapel of Maryville Nursing Home for Mary Ellen Gordon, who died June 30 at age 81. Recitation of the rosary will precede the Mass at 9:30 a.m.
Mrs. Gordon was born Dec. 12, 1917, in Westernport, Md. Her maiden name was Mansfield. She received a nursing degree from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Baltimore, Md. During World War II, she served in the U.S. Army Nursing Corps in the Pacific. In 1946, she moved to Portland and in 1953 to Beaverton. She was a homemaker, a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church and a volunteer for St. Vincent Hospital. In 1946, she married Wallace E.; he died in 1996.
Survivors include her sons, Tom of Portland and Eric of Oceanside, Calif.; daughters, Kathleen Hirons of Lexington, Ohio, and Louise Meier of Maple Valley, Wash.; brother, Tom Mansfield of Portland; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation. Arrangements are by Pegg, Paxson & Springer Chapel.

Standish Harold Harrison Jr.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 1999, in Christ Parish Episcopal Church in Lake Oswego for Standish Harold Harrison Jr., who died July 30 at age 64.
Mr. Harrison was born Jan. 8, 1935, in Seattle and was raised in Burlingame, Calif. He graduated from Whitman College and lived in Fresno, Calif., and Eugene before moving to Portland in 1967. He was an employee benefits salesman for Aetna Life Insurance for 20 years, and then an insurance consultant and broker for Sedgwick James of Oregon the past 22 years. He was a scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 110, past president of the Downtown Lions Club, on the board of Willamette View Foundation and current chairman of the Riverdale Fire Board. He was a member of the church. In 1957, he married Phyllis Stoneman.
Survivors include his wife; son, Jeffrey S. of Woodinville, Wash.; brother, Robert L. of Portland; and four grandchildren. His daughter Susan L. Cook died in 1995.
Private interment will be in Riverview Abbey Mausoleum. The family suggests remembrances to the Dougy Center or the health center building fund of Willamette View Foundation. Arrangements are by Riverview Abbey Funeral Home.

Lisa Beth Leach
A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 1999, in Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene for Lisa Beth Leach, who died July 3 of breast cancer at age 38.
Mrs. Leach was born May 28, 1961, in Du Bois, Pa., and was reared in Oak Harbor, Wash. Her maiden name was Fye. She graduated from Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho, and moved to Portland in 1983. She was a credit clerk for Georgia Pacific Corp. and for Centrol Co. and then a credit analyst for Graphic Arts Center until 1993. Later, she was office manager for Herb Pearce Construction for three years until last November. She was a member of the church and a volunteer for the Abused Children's Hotline. In 1983, she married Steve C.
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Stephanie M. and Jacquelyn I., all of Aloha; parents, Chuck and Jacque Fye of Oak Harbor, Wash.; brother, Brian Fye of Parma, Idaho; grandparents, Keith and Betty Bovaird of Brockway, Pa.; and great-grandmother, Annabelle Ward of Brockway, Pa.
Interment will be in Skyline Memorial Gardens. The family suggests remembrances to the American Cancer Society or to Legacy Hospice. Arrangements are by Bronleewe-Bass Funeral Home.

Maude Elsie Means
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, 1999, in Skyline Funeral Home for Maude Elsie Means, who died June 29 at age 95.
Mrs. Means was born July 20, 1903, in Gresham. Her maiden name was Metzger. She graduated from Gresham High School and was a bookkeeper for McDonald Hardware in Multnomah for about 25 years before her retirement. She was a member of West Hills Christian Church. In 1925, she married Howard L.; he died in 1973.
Survivors include her daughter, Doris M. of Portland; brothers, Robert Metzger of Salem, Herbert Metzger of Boring and Thomas Metzger of Gresham.
Private interment will be in Skyline Memorial Gardens. The family suggests remembrances to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society.

Larry Gene Monroy
A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 1999, in Finley's Sunset Hills Mortuary for Larry Gene Monroy, who died July 1 of an infection and pneumonia at age 51. Recitation of the rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, also in the mortuary.
Mr. Monroy was born Aug. 2, 1947, in Pomona, Calif. He served in the U.S. Army and graduated from Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif. In 1991, he moved to Portland, and was a machinist for J & C Engineering in California.
Survivors include his parents, Anthony and Florence Reyes of Pomona, Calif.; sisters, Marie Huscher of Chino, Calif., Barbara Duke of Hardy, Ark., Janet Abila of Portland, Julie Watts of Montclair, Calif., and Stella Torres of Ontario, Calif.; brothers, Kenny of Ontario, Calif., Tony Reyes of Chino, Calif., and Martin Reyes of Upland, Calif.
Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 18th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006.

Anne Marie Nelson
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in Trinity Lutheran Church in Vancouver, Wash., for Anne Marie Nelson, who died July 2 of leukemia at age 16.
Anne was born Dec. 4, 1982, in Portland and lived all her life in Vancouver. She completed her sophomore year at Mountain View High School, where she played on the girls basketball and volleyball teams and was a participant in the Knowledge Bowl. She was a member of the church.
Survivors include her parents, Jim and Kaye, and brother, Eric, all of Vancouver; and grandparents, Marie C. Nelson of Vancouver and Ken and Anne Jensen of Genesee, Idaho.
Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vancouver. The family suggests remembrances to the scholarship fund of her church or to Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Arrangements are by Vancouver Funeral Chapel.

Ellen Sigre Pedersen
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, 1999, in Highland Cemetery near La Center, Wash., for Ellen Sigre Pedersen, who died June 30 at age 92.
Mrs. Pedersen was born Sept. 23, 1906, in Clear Creek, Utah. Her maiden name was Tantori. She lived most of her life in Woodland and La Center, Wash., where she was a homemaker and member of La Center Evangelical Free Church. In 1931, she married Fred T.; he died in 1994.
Survivors include her daughters, Beverly Crane of Portland and Judy Gabel of Tigard; son, Robert of Mill Creek, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The family suggests remembrances to her church. Arrangements are by Vancouver Funeral Chapel.


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