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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.

Christine Connolly
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 "Bobbie" Cochran. 
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 Chapel.

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 Co. 

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 Funeral Home. 

Opal Hand
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 Home. 

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 age 79. 
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. Maurer. 
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 1984. 
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 Co. 

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 95. 
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 Chapel. 

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 70. 
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 held. 
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 grandchildren. 
Disposition was by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to Home Health and Hospice of Lincoln City. Arrangements are by Omega Funeral & Cremation Service. 

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 was held. 
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 Cathryn Cox. 
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.


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