|Harold D. Bone
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, in Immanuel Lutheran
Church for Harold D. Bone, who died Sept. 12, apparently of a heart attack,
at age 66.
Mr. Bone was born March 10, 1933, in Huntington and was raised in Riverside
and Portland. He graduated from Grant High School. In the early 1950s,
he served in the Oregon Army National Guard. He was a scale technician
for Toledo Scale Co., where he was a district manager from 1958 to 1970,
and then for Fairbanks Morse. He later owned gas stations at Southeast
28th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard and at Southeast 17th Avenue and Ellis
Street. He was a restaurant equipment salesman for Holly Sales before retiring
in 1997. He was a member of the church. In 1950, he married Dolores Craver;
they later divorced. He married Arlene Myrick in 1967; they later divorced.
He married Shirley J. McDougal in 1976; she died in 1990.
Survivors include his sons, Robert J. and William A., both of Portland,
and Keith W. of Milwaukie; stepsons, Scott Myrick of Battle Ground, Wash.,
and Michael Myrick of Portland; brothers, Lee Garner of Fallon, Nev., Ronald
of St. Helens and Sid of Forest Grove; sister, Beverly Jones of Hillsboro;
companion, Myrna Cinnamon of Beaverton; and six grandchildren.
Entombment will be in Portland Memorial Mausoleum. The family suggests
remembrances to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Fuiten,
Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home.
Robert Otis Brandeberry
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, in Caldwell's
Colonial Chapel for Robert Otis Brandeberry, who died Sept. 13 of cancer
at age 82.
Mr. Brandeberry was born July 16, 1917, in Albany and was raised in
Portland. He attended Franklin High School. He was a communications technician
in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, which included duty during World War II.
After his discharge in 1959, he was a warehouseman for the Bonneville Power
Administration until his retirement at age 55. In 1939, he married Florence
M. Hansen; she died in 1985.
Survivors, all of Portland, include his daughter, Margaret L. Smith;
sons, Robert J. and David M.; sister, Mary Gerke; seven grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
Private interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. The family
suggests remembrances to the American Diabetes Association.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17,
1999, in St. Pius X Catholic Church in Cedar Mill for Christine Connolly,
who died Sept. 10 of cancer at age 56.
Mrs. Connolly was born Nov. 27, 1942, in Kinvarra, Ireland. Her maiden
name was Forde. She immigrated to New York City at age 17 and attended
nursing school at Hospital for Joint Diseases. She lived in New York City
and Monroe, N.Y., before moving to Portland in 1980. She was a licensed
practical nurse for Tuality Community Hospital for 18 years. She was a
member of the church. In 1967, she married Lawrence P. Connolly.
Survivors include her husband; daughter, Deirdre A. of Portland; sons,
Kieran of Portland and Michael L. of Lake Oswego; brothers, Patrick Forde
of San Leandro, Calif., Michael Forde of San Bruno, Calif., John J. Forde
of Kilcolgan, Ireland, and Brendan Forde of Galway, Ireland, and Peter
Forde of Dublin, Ireland; sisters, Maureen Brennan of Wall Township, N.J.,
Bridie Forde of Staten Island, N.Y., Ann Robinson of Point Pleasant, N.J.,
and Bernadette Crowe of El Granada, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to Washington
County Hospice or to the American Lung Association. Arrangements are by
Pegg, Paxson & Springer Chapel.
Curtis H. Endicott
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, in Columbia
Funeral Home for Curtis H. Endicott, who died Sept. 11 of lung disease
at age 51.
Mr. Endicott was born Jan. 8, 1948, in Portland and was raised in Redmond.
He attended the University of Oregon and served in the U.S. Navy during
the Vietnam War. He was a truck driver for Shell Oil Co. in Redmond before
moving to St. Helens in 1992, where he managed St. Helens Computer Center
and was a computer consultant, repairer and builder. He was a national
spokesman for Measure 58, which allows Oregon-born adoptees age 21 and
older to see their original birth certificates. In 1997, he married Barbara
Survivors include his wife; sons, Eugene of Riverdale, Utah, and Curtis
J. of Redmond; parents, Eugene and Gloria of Redmond; brother, Duane of
Redmond; and five grandchildren.
Interment will be in Redmond Memorial Cemetery. The family suggests
remembrances to the Curtis Endicott Memorial Fund to defend Measure 58,
P.O. Box 693, St. Helens, OR 97051. Arrangements are by Redmond Memorial
Perry Edward 'Pete' George
Perry Edward "Pete" George died Aug. 17, 1999, of cancer at age 72.
No service will be held.
Mr. George was born Nov. 18, 1926, in Oildale, Calif. An auto mechanic,
he had lived in Portland since the mid-1950s. He also was a scuba instructor
and owned Hollywood Sea & Ski for several years.
Survivors include his daughters, Teresa Clark of Vancouver, Wash.,
and Melody George of Portland; sister, Margaret Gates of Portland; and
companion, Ellie Hudson of Portland; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Interment was in Sunnyside Chimes Memorial Gardens. The family suggests
remembrances to Adventist Medical Center. Arrangements were by Oregon Cremation
Loretta L. Gilsdorf
A memorial Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, in
St. Ignatius Catholic Church for Loretta L. Gilsdorf, who died Sept. 11
at age 84.
Mrs. Gilsdorf was born Nov. 8, 1914, in Creston, Mont., and was raised
in Portland. Her maiden name was Brown. She graduated from Franklin High
School and after earning teaching certification at Marylhurst College taught
in the Upper Logan School District. She later taught in St. Paul and in
Portland at All Saints, St. Francis, Assumption, St. Ignatius and Ascension
Catholic schools, and then in a special-education program for Multnomah
County Educational Service District for about six years before retiring
in 1977. She was a lifelong member of the church. In 1938, she married
Martin Gilsdorf; he died in 1983.
Survivors include her daughters, Patricia Brost of Portland and Kathleen
Walsh of King City; sons, Jim and Mike, both of Portland; sister, Charlotte
Orr of Libby, Mont.; brother, Francis Brown of Beaverton; nine grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren. Her son Robert died March 9.
Interment will be in Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery. The family suggests
remembrances to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Mt. Scott
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, in Donelson
Sewell & Mathews Mortuary for Opal Hand, who died Sept. 13 at age 71.
Mrs. Hand was born Oct. 8, 1927, in Taloga, Okla. Her maiden name was
Merck. She lived in several places, including Oklahoma, Texas, South Dakota,
Nevada, Iran, Florida and Alaska, before settling in Aloha in 1983. She
was a homemaker and a member of the Christian Church in Seiling, Okla.
In 1943, she married Donald D. Hand.
Survivors include her husband; son, Dee E. of Port Townsend, Wash.;
daughter, Gayle A. of San Mateo, Calif.; mother, Mildred Moilanen of Forest
Grove; sisters, Willa Fay Chavez of Tillamook, Maxine Tibbetts of Derby,
Kan., and Muriel Uhlenhake of Kansas City, Mo.; and one grandchild.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the
American Cancer Society.
John William Harrow
John William Harrow died Aug. 31, 1999, at age 55. A gathering will
be held later.
Mr. Harrow was born Aug. 1, 1944, in Portland. He graduated from Wilson
High School and was a self-employed landscaper, gardener, craftsman and
carpenter. He also worked on his family filbert orchard in Dundee and in
various capacities for several music clubs.
He is survived by his daughter, Justin Marzineck of Astoria; father,
William J. of Dundee; brothers, James of Tualatin and David of Corvallis;
sister, Mary Ball of Bozeman, Mont.; and a grandchild.
Disposition is by cremation. Arrangements are Attrell's Newburg Funeral
Francis J. Issler
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, in
Willamette National Cemetery for Francis J. Issler, who died Sept. 11 at
Mr. Issler was born Dec. 17, 1919, in Columbia, S.D., and was raised
in Vancouver, Wash. He graduated from Vancouver High School. During World
War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines. He was a machinist
for 41 years, first for Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railroad and retired
from Burlington Northern Railroad in 1979. In 1942, he married Ruth M.
Survivors include his wife; son, Francis "Jack" Jr. of Ridgefield,
Wash.; daughter, Annette Roppo of Vancouver; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home in Vancouver.
Marjorie Marie Kerbs
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, in
St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Cornelius for Marjorie Marie Kerbs, who
died Sept. 11 at age 91.
Mrs. Kerbs was born July 9, 1908, in Center, N.D. Her maiden name was
Matteson. After completing nurse's training in Minneapolis, she was a nurse
for a country doctor around Beulah, N.D. She moved to The Dalles in 1945
and later to Newport and North Bend. She worked for various doctors and
hospitals and, while in North Bend in the 1950s, she was president of the
Oregon State Board of Nursing and worked with the Red Cross blood bank.
She lived in Cleveland in the 1960s, then returned to Oregon, living in
Sherman County and Banks before moving to Forest Grove in 1984. She was
a member of the church. In 1934, she married Samuel F. Kerbs; he died in
Survivors include her daughter, Vicki Balk of Beaverton; and two grandchildren.
Her son, Samuel W., died as an infant.
Private interment will be in St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery. The family
suggests remembrances to Dakota Boys Ranch Foundation, P.O. Box 5007, Minot,
N.D. 58702-5007. Arrangements are by Forest Grove Memorial Chapel.
Harold L. Miller
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, in
Meridian Cemetery in Wilsonville for Harold L. Miller, who died Sept. 12
at age 86.
Mr. Miller was born May 5, 1913, in Crabtree, where he was raised.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy in Europe and Japan. He
was a landscaper and nurseryman and owned Miller Landscaping in Portland
and Wilsonville. A member of the Oregon Agriculture Board, he was named
into the Oregon Nurseryman's Hall of Fame in 1996. He moved to Portland
during the early 1950s, to Wilsonville in the late 1970s and this year
to Woodburn. He helped establish the Wilsonville Senior Citizens Center,
where he was a volunteer. He was a member of the Meridian United Church
of Christ. In 1955, he married Joy B. Mason Miller.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Marilyn of Tigard, Sharon Stutzman
of Clackamas and Judy Gallaway of Vancouver, Wash.; son, Lindsey of Milwaukie;
brother, Willard of Portland; sisters, Alta Kaegler of Portland and Bernice
Bernardi of St. Helens; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests remembrances to the Oregon Gardens in Silverton
or the Wilsonville Senior Center. Arrangements are by Cornwell Colonial
Chapel in Wilsonville.
Lynn L. Moe
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, in Hustad Funeral
Home for Lynn L. Moe, who died Sept. 11 of pneumonia at age 73.
Mr. Moe was born April 11, 1926, in New England, N.D., and moved to
Portland as a youth. During World War II, he served in U.S. Army in central
Europe and received a Bronze Star. He was a forklift operator for Multnomah
Plywood, retiring in 1991. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.
In 1949, he married Erma Lundin; she died in 1990.
Survivors include his daughters, Shirley Lane and Judy Moe, both of
Portland, and Linda Tribe of Amboy, Wash.; son, Ronald of Portland; brother,
John of Portland; sisters, Hazel Smith of Las Vegas and Ann Wood of Portland;
four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Private interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery.
Weltha E. Wilson
A funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, in Bateman
Carroll Funeral Chapel in Gresham for Weltha E. Wilson, who died Sept.
11 at age 106.
Mrs. Wilson was born Jan. 1, 1893, in Springdale. Her maiden name was
Lasley. She graduated from Washington High School. She homesteaded in Shaniko
for three years, then moved to a dairy farm in Corbett, which she and her
husband later converted to the Wilson Bulb Gardens. She became a painter
while in her 80s, and she and her sister held art shows on the farm in
Corbett. Until she was 102, she made dried flower wreaths that were sold
at the Vista House in the Columbia River Gorge. She wintered in Redlands,
Calif., for many years and had been a Gresham resident since 1993. In 1913,
she married Edward C. Wilson; he died in 1968.
Survivors include her daughter, Kathleen Kramer of Redlands, Calif.;
brother, Edwin Lasley of Banks; sister, Clara Salzman of Aloha; nine grandchildren;
20 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Her son Charles
F. died in 1984, and her son James E. died in 1998.
Private interment will be in Lincoln Memorial Park. The family suggests
remembrances to the Columbian Garden Club or a favorite charity.
Betty Jean Youngblood
Betty Jean Youngblood died Sept. 7, 1999, of cancer at age 71. There
will be no service.
Mrs. Youngblood was born June 15, 1928, in Artesia, N.M. Her maiden
name was Duncan. In 1948, she moved to Portland. During the 1960s, she
worked for View-Master. After retirement, she moved to the Canby area,
where she worked on her son's farm and for her daughter's business. She
married James Youngblood in 1948.
Survivors include her husband; son, Chris of Canby; and daughter, Barbara
Vassler of Hillsboro.
Disposition was by cremation. Arrangements are by Oregon Cremation
Gertrude M. Baker
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, in Metzger
United Methodist Church for Gertrude M. Baker, who died Sept. 21 at age
Mrs. Baker was born Jan. 29, 1904, in Curlew, Iowa. Her maiden name
was Thompson. She moved to Newberg in 1937 and later lived in Stanwood,
Wash., for about 10 years until moving to Beaverton 13 years ago. Mrs.
Baker was a homemaker and a letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office. She
also helped run her family's farm. She was a member of the church. She
married Alvin L. Link in 1927; he died in 1937. She married Lawrence W.
Baker in 1938; he died in 1986.
Survivors include her daughters, Nelda King of Organ, N.M., and Ann
Phillips of Beaverton; son, LeRoy of Troy, Idaho; seven grandchildren;
13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Private interment will be in Valley View Memorial Park in Newberg.
The family suggests remembrances to a memorial fund at the church or a
favorite charity. Arrangements are by Autumn Funerals & Cremations.
Martha Okamoto Cobb
A funeral will be held Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, in Lawrence, Kan., for
Martha Okamoto Cobb, who died Sept. 17 at age 83.
Mrs. Cobb was born Jan. 18, 1916, in Santa Ana, Calif. Her maiden name
was Kadowaki. In 1940, she married Ed Okamoto. The couple moved to Lawrence
in 1944, after being sent to an internment camp in Poston, Ariz., during
World War II. She and her husband owned a plumbing business until his death
in 1964. She then worked in the office of the School of Education at the
University of Kansas until retiring in 1983. She was a member of the First
Baptist Church in Lawrence before moving to Beaverton in 1998. In 1975,
she married Everett Cobb; he died in 1987.
Survivors include her daughter, Joanne Munger of Anchorage, Alaska;
son, Dr. Paul Okamoto of Portland; two brothers; three sisters; five grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Lawrence Memorial Park in Lawrence. The family
suggests remembrances to the church or the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation,
333 N. Broadway, Jericho, N.Y. Arrangements are by Pegg, Paxson & Springer
Thelma Valborg Dahle
A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, in Cornwell Colonial
Chapel in Wilsonville for Thelma Valborg Dahle, who died Sept. 23 at age
Mrs. Dahle was born Sept. 5, 1929, in Alamo, N.D. Her maiden name was
Finnesgard. She lived in Cherry Valley, Calif., from 1979 to 1989 and in
Windsor, Calif., from 1989 to 1998, when she moved to Tualatin. She was
a homemaker and a member of the Community of Hope Lutheran Church in Wilsonville.
In 1950, she married Trygve F. Dahle.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Dan of Wilsonville and Trygve
III of Bozeman, Mont.; daughters, Helen Armstrong of Redmond and Sharon
Crowson of Vancouver, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Private interment will be in Skyline Memorial Gardens. The family suggests
remembrances to the church building fund, the American Cancer Society or
the Kaiser-Permanente Hospice.
Ruby 'Rue' Douglas
Ruby "Rue" Douglas died Sept. 17, 1999, at age 85. A private service
will be held.
Mrs. Douglas was born April 4, 1914, in Ridgeway, Iowa. Her maiden
name was Gullickson. She graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa,
and earned a master's degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter,
Minn. She lived in Iowa and Pennsylvania before moving to Salem in 1954.
A classroom teacher, she also was a remedial reading teacher for 25 years
in Englewood and Bush Elementary schools, retiring in 1979. She moved to
Portland in 1980,where she was a member of Resurrection and Bethlehem Lutheran
Churches. In 1939, she married James S. Douglas; he died in 1972.
Survivors include her sons, James T. of Portland and Bruce T. of Lake
Oswego; daughter, Randi of Troy, Mich.; sister, Olive Sime of Ridgeway;
and five grandchildren.
Interment will be in Rest Lawn Cemetery in Salem. The family suggests
remembrances to the building fund of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Arrangements
are by Heritage Memorial.
Victoria A. Gabel
Victoria A. Gabel died Sept. 16, 1999, at age 91. No service will be
Mrs. Gabel was born July 25, 1908, in Republican City, Neb. Her maiden
name was Rebman. A homemaker, she lived in Salem, Newberg and Newport before
moving to Forest Grove in the mid-1960s. In 1943, she married Raymond F.
Gabel; he died in 1988.
Survivors include her sons, Raymond L. and Roy A., both of Aloha; daughters,
Carolyn Martin of Hillsboro and Jackie Morris of Texas City, Texas; brother,
Pete Rebman of Alma, Neb.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were by Westside Cremation Service.
Vera Louise Gifford
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, in Mt.
View Cemetery in Oregon City for Vera Louise Gifford, who died Sept. 23
at age 65.
Mrs. Gifford was born Nov. 24, 1933, in Grants Pass. Her maiden name
was Nutt. She lived in the West Linn area since the 1950s. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her sons, Robert P. of Grants Pass and Edward of
South Congaree, S.C.; daughter, Cindy S. Martin of Newberg; brothers, James
Nutt of Gladstone and Henry H. Nutt of Beavercreek; sister, Thelma G. Josi
of Vancouver, Wash.; and six grandchildren.
The family suggests remembrances to Willamette Falls Hospice. Arrangements
are by Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud Funeral Home.
Billy E. Gilbert
Billy E. Gilbert died Sept. 18, 1999, at age 77. A private service
will be held.
Mr. Gilbert was born March 11, 1922, in Leavenworth, Kan. He graduated
from Sherwood High School. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Marine
Corps. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and retired in 1984. He
lived most of his adult life in Portland before moving to Pacific City
in 1992. In 1944, he married Virginia Puckett; she died in 1976. In 1978,
he married Beatrice Whitcomb-Stanton.
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Kathy Cooper of Seattle; sons,
Jim and Scott, both of Portland, and Larry of Eugene; stepdaughter, Janis
Stanton of Stayton; stepson, Mark Stanton of Vancouver, Wash.; and seven
Disposition was by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to Home
Health and Hospice of Lincoln City. Arrangements are by Omega Funeral &
Evelyn L. "Lou" Green
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, in Princess
Ann Memorial Park in Virginia Beach, Va., for Evelyn L. "Lou" Green, who
died Sept. 22 at age 75.
Mrs. Green was born June 21, 1924, in Washington, D.C. Her maiden name
was Hill. She was raised and schooled in Chicago. She lived in Norfolk,
Va., and Virginia Beach, Va., for many years until moving to Gresham in
1979. She was a homemaker and attended the First Baptist Church in Gresham.
Survivors include her sons, James of Holly Springs, Miss., John of
Hattiesburg, Miss., Robert of Canton, Miss., Dewey of Memphis, Tenn., and
Thomas of Chicago; daughters, Beverly Ward of Petal, Miss., Jean Kary of
Portland and Bonnie Green of Dallas, Texas; 19 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Her son, Richard, died in 1963.
The family suggests remembrances to the Disabled American Veterans.
Arrangements are by Bateman Carroll Funeral Home.
Donnie Lee Hall
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, in Ainsworth
United Church of Christ for Donnie Lee Hall, who died Sept. 21 of lung
disease at age 49.
Mr. Hall was born Sept. 27, 1949, in Brackettville, Texas, and was
raised in Portland. He graduated from Jefferson High School. He served
in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a maintenance specialist
and welder for the Veterans Affairs in Vancouver for about nine years before
his retirement in 1993. He was a member of the church.
Survivors include his sisters, Rosie D. Lovings and Bonnie J. Chinn,
both of Portland; and brothers, David of Portland and Paul of Mesa, Ariz.
Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests
remembrances to the American Lung Association. Arrangements are by Killingsworth
Little Chapel of the Chimes.
Lane L. Homstad
Lane L. Homstad died Sept. 17, 1999, of burns at age 58. A private
service was held.
Mr. Homstad was born April 18, 1941, in Centralia, Wash., and moved
to Battle Ground, Wash., at age 15. He graduated from Battle Ground High
School and was a general contractor in Vancouver, Wash.
Survivors include his daughter, Susan Hart, and son, Andrew, both of
Vancouver; sisters, Sharon Frasier of The Dalles and Sonya Nadeau of Sandy;
and companion, Sharon Galloway of Brush Prairie, Wash.
Disposition was by cremation. Arrangements were by Davies Cremation
& Burial Service.
Edwin A. Jacks
Edwin A. Jacks died Sept. 16, 1999, at age 86. A private family service
Mr. Jacks was born Aug. 22, 1913, in Pincher Creek, Alberta. In 1924,
he moved to Carlton and worked for the L.H. & L. Lumber Co., for 23
years. He was a past member of the Carlton Fire Department. In 1959, he
moved to Dayton where he owned and operated Palmer Lumber Supply until
retiring in 1974, when he moved to Hebo. In 1991, he moved to McMinnville.
He married Josie Rogers in 1935; she died in 1938. In 1939, he married
Survivors include his wife; son, Forrest of Dayton; daughters, Cathy
Bellwood of McMinnville, Sandra Mason of Newberg and Jean Staebler of Carlton;
brother, Wilfred Jack of Myrtle Creek; 11 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Private internment was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Arrangements were
by Macy & Son Funeral Home in McMinnville.