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Leona F. Carson
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, in Grace Presbyterian Church for Leona F. Carson, who died April 30 at age 95.
Mrs. Carson was born Nov. 30, 1903, in La Center, Wash. Her maiden name was Green. She lived most of her life in Clark County and the Portland area. She was a pricer for the Fred Meyer warehouse for many years until retiring in the late 1960s. She was a member of the church. Her husband, Robert C., died in 1943.
Survivors include her sons, William and Robert, both of Portland; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Private interment will be in Park Hill Cemetery in Vancouver, Wash. The family suggests remembrances to the church. Arrangements are by Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home.

Freda Marie Cooper
A funeral will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, in Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel in Vancouver, Wash., for Freda Marie Cooper, who died May 2 of congestive heart failure at age 46.
Mrs. Cooper was born Feb. 21, 1953, in Wasco, Calif. Her maiden name was Harp. She was a homemaker and had lived in Vancouver for the past 24 years. In 1970, she married Fred.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Noel E. and Nathan M., both of Vancouver; brothers, Johnny Graham of Orange County, Calif., Paul Graham of Longview, Wash., and Jimmy Harp of Vancouver; and sisters, Franny Lane of Battle Ground, Wash., and Debbie Parks of Vancouver.
Entombment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vancouver. The family suggests remembrances to Mercy Corps International for Kosovo relief.

Russell Alan Gibson
A funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, in Estacada Funeral Chapel for Russell Alan Gibson, who was killed May 3 in an automobile collision at age 30.
Mr. Gibson was born June 20, 1968, in Portland. He lived most of his life in Eagle Creek and graduated from Estacada High School. He was a fisherman in Alaska and worked as a self-employed mechanic in Reno, Nev., and Eagle Creek.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Linda and Tom Classen of Eagle Creek; father and stepmother, Ken and Kathy of Portland; brothers, Tom and Nick Classen, both of Eagle Creek; and grandparents, Russ and Jean Jones of Eagle Creek, Mary Classen of Milwaukie and Audrey of Vancouver, Wash.
Interment will be in Forrester Cemetery in Eagle Creek. The family suggests remembrances to a favorite charity.

Herman Pablo Hayes
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, in Rose City Funeral Home for Herman Pablo Hayes, who died April 30 at age 96.
Mr. Hayes was born May 11, 1902, in The Dalles and moved to Portland as a young man. In the 1930s and 1940s, he was a merchant seaman and a cook for the Union Pacific Railroad. He had been a bellhop for the Mallory Hotel and the Portland Hotel and was a house painter before retiring. He was a foster grandparent at Waverly Children's Home for more than 10 years in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1985, he married Lucille Larson.
Survivors include his wife, nephew, Jack Henderson, and niece, Irene Henderson, all of Portland.
Interment will be in Rose City Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to the library fund at the Waverly Children's Home.

Orman Vincent 'Ornie' Neiss
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, in Mt. Calvary Cemetery for Orman Vincent "Ornie" Neiss, who died April 29 at age 86.
Mr. Neiss was born April 3, 1913, in Spokane. He lived most of his life in the Portland area and attended Columbia Preparatory School and the University of Portland. He served in the U.S. National Guard from 1927 until 1933. He was a police officer for the Portland Police Bureau from 1941 until retiring in 1966. He married Ruth Herrington in 1974; she died in 1987.
Survivors, all of Portland, include his daughters, Merry L. Holmes and Darla J., and former wife, Ann W.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in the cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to the Police Bureau's Sunshine Division. Arrangements are by Oregon Cremation Co.

Walter Gustaf Nelson
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, in Rose City Cemetery for Walter Gustaf Nelson, who died April 27 at age 90.
Mr. Nelson was born Dec. 20, 1908, in Portland. He graduated from Jefferson High School. A truck mechanic, he worked at the naval shipyards during World War II. He then worked for Roberts Motor Co. and later for International Harvester, now known as Navistar, for 32 years, retiring as a shop foreman in the early 1970s. He lived in Missoula, Mont., for the past three years. He married Lydia Miller in 1934.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Janet Wilker of Los Angeles and Nancy McCormick of Missoula; and five grandchildren.

Everett O. North
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, in Oregon City Baptist Church for Everett O. North, who died May 5 at age 76.
Mr. North was born May 14, 1922, in Quanah, Texas. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. He attended Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and was a Southern Baptist minister. He had lived in Lebanon, Wenatchee, Wash., and Yakima, where he owned the Wright Donut Shop, retiring in 1986. He moved to Oregon City in March. In 1941, he married Jean Evans.
Survivors include his wife; son, Leon of Manteca, Calif.; daughter, Jeannie Goyne of Portland; sisters, Vera Johnson and Verna McDonald, both of Portalis, N.M., and Leta Finch of St. Helens; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. His son Dale died in 1988.
Private interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to Northwest Baptist Foundation.

Dorothy Marie Ueland
A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 1999, in St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church for Dorothy Marie Ueland, who died May 1 at age 77.
Mrs. Ueland was born Oct. 7, 1921, in San Francisco and moved to Milwaukie in 1935. Her maiden name was Grizzell. She graduated from Milwaukie High School. During World War II, she served in the U.S. Navy Waves. She worked for Marsh & McLennan Insurance, retiring in 1987.
Survivors include her daughter, Joni Marie Johnson of Portland; brother, James V. Grizzell of Wasilla, Alaska; and two grandchildren.
Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to the church. Arrangements are by Omega Funeral & Cremation Service.

Kenny Bufton
A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, in Estacada Funeral Chapel for Kenny Bufton, who died May 3 in an auto accident at age 25.
Mr. Bufton was born Aug. 1, 1973, in Portland and lived in Molalla before moving to Estacada at age 5. After high school, he moved to Eagle Creek, where he had been a firefighter for Triple T Contractors, a welder and most recently worked for McCall Heating and Air Conditioning.
Survivors include his parents, Dennis and Sherry Kishpaugh of Estacada; sisters, Tammy L. Hiersche of Lompoc, Calif., and Lauri M. Skoien of Portland; brothers, Dennis D. Kishpaugh Jr. of Boring and Jeremy J. Kishpaugh of Estacada; grandparents, Helen Yoder of La Pine and Edith and Calvin Kishpaugh of Estacada.
Disposition is by cremation.

Harry T. Burke
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, in Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes for Harry T. Burke, who died May 3 at age 90.
Mr. Burke was born May 2, 1909, in Portland. From 1926 to 1932, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a warehouse manager for United Grocers for 23 years, retiring in 1971. In 1943, he married Dorothea Matthes.
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Suzanne Whelan of Las Vegas; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Private interment will be in Lincoln Memorial Park. The family suggests remembrances to the Oregon State Sheriffs Association.Arrangements are by Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes.

William G. Chambers
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, in Mt. Scott Funeral Home for William G. Chambers, who died May 2 at age 74.
Mr. Chambers was born Jan. 1, 1925, in Keokuk, Iowa. During World War II, he moved to Portland to work in the shipyards, then served in the U.S. Army. He was a chef for various Portland restaurants until retiring in 1984. In 1963, he married Emma E. Griffith; she died in 1987.
Survivors include his sons, Billie J. of Portland and Ernest J. and Roy L., both of San Angelo, Texas; mother, Cora E. Smith of Portland; sister, Wanda S. Roth of Mill Plain, Wash.; brother, Danny L. of Portland; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Private interment will be in Lincoln Memorial Park. The family suggests remembrances to the St. Vincent dePaul Society.

Allien Newton Duncan
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 1999, in First Presbyterian Church of Portland for Allien Newton Duncan, who died May 4 at age 83.
Mrs. Duncan was born Aug. 7, 1915, in Gainesville, Texas. Her maiden name was Newton. She lived in the Portland area since she was a teen-ager and graduated from Lincoln High School. She was a past Oregon state president for P.E.O. Sisterhood and a member of the church. She married E. Vernon in 1936; he died in 1983.
Survivors include her son, Daryl of Beaverton; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Disposition was by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the church or the P.E.O. scholarship fund. Arrangements are by Autumn Funerals & Cremations.

Kermit L. Estby
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, in St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Beaverton for Kermit L. Estby, who died May 2 at age 78.
Mr. Estby was born Oct. 25, 1920, in Battle View, N.D. He farmed and ranched in Battle View and later was a lab technician in Tioga, N.D., for 17 years. He had lived in Portland since 1980 and was a member of the church. He had been a computer operator and auditor for Dwight Estby Enterprises in Hillsboro for the past 18 years. He married Berget G. Olson in 1941.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Dwight of Newberg and David of Beaverton; daughter, Lana Sagaser of Aliso Viejo, Calif.; sisters, Harriet Judd of San Andreas, Calif., Bernice Shae of Williston, N.D., and Kaye Schnock of Diamond Bar, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Skyline Memorial Gardens. The family suggests remembrances to the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association. Arrangements are by Skyline Funeral Home.

William Harold Gent
A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8, 1999, at Simon-Woodburn Funeral Chapel for William Harold Gent, who died May 1 of leukemia in Salem at age 79.
Mr. Gent was born Sept. 1, 1919, in Elgin. He attended Oregon State College, then served in the U.S. Army military police in the Philippines during World War II. He worked for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for more than 32 years and retired as the superintendent of the McKenzie River fish hatchery near Eugene. He lived in Woodburn for the past several years and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1996, he married Theona Hahn Palma.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Buddy J. of Bremerton, Wash., and Robert R. of Beaver, Utah; daughter, Linda L. Goodman of Tucson, Ariz.; stepson, David Howell of Seattle; stepdaughter, Donna Howell of Kennewick, Wash.; sister, Evelyn Playfair of Portland; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery.

Robert Clark Hagerman
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, at Tigard Covenant Church for Robert Clark Hagerman, who died May 4 of cancer at age 78.
Mr. Hagerman was born June 16, 1920, in Pocatello, Idaho, and moved to Portland as a child. He graduated from Benson Polytechnic High School. He owned Multnomah Building Supply, retiring in 1981. In 1988, he married Dorothy Stewart.
Survivors include his wife; son, Richard of Portland; stepsons, Jerry Stewart of Plano, Texas, and James Stewart of Troutdale; stepdaughters, Linda Stradley of Newberg and Carol Arroyo of Tigard; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to Hopewell House or Providence St. Vincent Hospice. Arrangements are by Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes.

Evelyn B. Horlacher
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 1999, in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Roy for Evelyn B. Horlacher, who died May 5 at age 80. Recitation of the rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, in the church.
Mrs. Horlacher was born July 15, 1918, in St. Paul, Neb., and moved to Hillsboro in 1934. Her maiden name was Puncochar. She graduated from St. Mary of the Valley High School in Beaverton. She was a secretary for the Civil Service Department in Washington, D.C., for several years, then returned to Hillsboro, where she worked for Dr. Pittman. She had lived in Roy since the mid-1950s and was a member of the church. In 1946, she married Frank J.; he died March 30, 1999.
Survivors include her daughters, Joeyann Korsmo and Karen Schnoor, both of Hillsboro, and Cathy Corbit of Cornelius; sons, Gary of Scholls, Louis of Hillsboro, Richard of Forest Grove, William of North Bend and James of Banks; brothers, Edward Puncochar and Robert Puncochar, both of Hillsboro, and Louis "Junior" Puncochar of Suisun City, Calif.; 20 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery in Roy. The family suggests remembrances to Washington County Hospice or her church. Arrangements are by Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove.

Stephanie Lynn Howard
A funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 1999, in New Song Community Church for Stephanie Lynn Howard, who died April 28 of liver failure at age 30.
Mrs. Howard was born April 2, 1969, in Portland. Her maiden name was Cusson. She was raised in Gresham and graduated from Gresham High School in 1987. For the past two years, she was the accounting manager for Moore Excavation. In 1995, she married Chris M.
Survivors include her husband; parents, James and Mary Cusson, and brother, Joel Cusson, all of Corbett; and sister, Rhonda Williams of Vancouver, Wash.
Interment will be in Lincoln Memorial Park. The family suggests remembrances to Oregon Health Sciences University for liver disease research. Arrangements are by Lincoln Willamette Funeral Directors.

Harriet S. Johnston
A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, in Skyline Memorial Gardens for Harriet S. Johnston, who died May 2 at age 88.
Mrs. Johnston was born Nov. 10, 1910, in Rosalia, Wash. Her maiden name was Stimmel. She lived in St. Helens from 1939 until moving to Tigard in 1984. She had lived in Denver for about 10 years. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Husten, died in 1969.
Survivors include her daughters, Janet of Tualatin and Carol Reed and Candace, both of Denver; and eight grandchildren.
Interment will be in Skyline Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Skyline Funeral Home.

Kay Evelyn Mayers
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, at Young's Funeral Home in Tigard for Kay Evelyn Mayers, who died May 4 at age 80.
Mrs. Mayers was born March 14, 1919, in Rossville, Ill., and was raised in Clinton, Ill. Her maiden name was Harshbarger. In 1979, she moved from Santa Rosa, Calif., to Tualatin, where she was a member of Living Savior Lutheran Church. She was a homemaker. In 1942, she married Herbert.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Lee of Denver and John W. Glenn of Bremerton, Wash.; daughter, Mary Prihoda of Wichita, Kan.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to the Alzheimer's Association.

Iva Melvina Nichols
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, in Hillside Cemetery in Forest Grove for Iva Melvina Nichols, who died May 4 at age 96.
Mrs. Nichols was born Nov. 24, 1902, in Ottertail, Minn., and moved to Klamath Falls from Idaho in a covered wagon in 1916. Her maiden name was Coller. In 1921, she married Roland, and they farmed in Manning, Wash., and Verboort, where she lived from 1971 until moving to Forest Grove in 1995. Mr. Nichols died in 1981.
Survivors include her sons, John of Nampa, Idaho; daughter, Kathryn Hawkins of Hillsboro; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren.
The family suggests remembrances to chaplain services at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro. Arrangements are by Forest Grove Memorial Chapel.

Mary Jane Ochs
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, in Young's Funeral Home in Tigard for Mary Jane Ochs, who died May 3 at age 81.
Mrs. Ochs was born Jan. 6, 1918, in Portland. Her maiden name was Ryan. She attended Tigard High School. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Tigard. Her husband, Lewis, died in 1991.
Survivors include her daughters, Jean Johnson and Ida Hollingsworth, both of Portland, and Georgia Magarrell of Allen, Texas; son, Mickey of North Plains; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Private vault interment will be in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Tigard. The family suggests remembrances to the American Lung Association of Oregon.

Thelma M. Ray
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, in Portland Memorial Funeral Home for Thelma M. Ray, who died April 30 at age 87.
Mrs. Ray was born March 14, 1912, in Portland. Her maiden name was Marlow. She attended Girls Polytechnic High School. In 1930, she married Lester J. She was a homemaker and had worked for a women's clothing store in Lloyd Center after her husband died in 1965.
Survivors include her son, Lester B. of Gresham; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Portland Memorial Mausoleum. The family suggests remembrances to the American Cancer Society in memory of her grandson Gary Ray, who died of cancer in 1982.

Betty C. Record
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, in Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes for Betty C. Record, who died May 2 of pancreatic cancer at age 85.
Mrs. Record was born Aug. 24, 1913, in Woodland, Wash. Her maiden name was Fisher. After a cancer-removing laryngectomy in 1953, she became an expert in esophageal speech and taught the method to many others who had undergone the procedure. She had spoken to more than 75,000 Oregon children in classrooms and school assemblies, explaining the risks of smoking. She was a founder of the New Voice Club of Oregon -- a support group for people who had undergone a laryngectomy -- in which she held leadership positions for more than 40 years, and she had served on the board of directors of the International Association of Laryngectomees.
For her volunteer work, she received the Lifesaver Hall of Fame Award in 1987 from the American Cancer Society, Oregon Division, as well as an honorary life membership to its board of directors in 1989 and a St. George Medal from the national organization in 1991. She also received KOIN-TV's Jefferson Award in 1991.
Mrs. Record worked for the Portland Police Bureau for 20 years, retiring in 1977 as the office manager for the detective division.
In 1977, she married LeRoy E.
Survivors include her husband; and brothers, Ben Julian of Medford and Rene Julian of Vancouver, Wash.
Private interment was in the IOOF Cemetery in Woodland, Wash.

Patricia Margaret Renken
A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 1999, in First Congregational Church for Patricia Margaret Renken, who died April 21 at age 75.
Mrs. Renken was born June 22, 1923, in Seattle. Her maiden name was Patterson. She performed with Seattle's Repertory Theatre after high school, then worked for the American Red Cross and sang at USO events. during World War II. She graduated from the University of Washington in 1948 and pursued graduate studies in social work. She had lived in Portland since 1952 and had been a social worker for Volunteers of America. She had performed as a soloist at the church as well as with various community groups. In 1950, she married Willard; he died in 1993.
Survivors include her daughters, Norah and Mary, both of Portland, and Aisha Barnes of Normal, Ill.; son, Bruce of St. Paul, Minn.; brother, Robert Patterson of Carnation, Wash.; and nine grandchildren.
Disposition was by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the Library Foundation for the purchase of fiction, 522 S.W. Fifth Ave., Suite 1103, Portland, OR 97204. Arrangements are by Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes.

Patrick W. Rust
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 7, 1999, in Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church for Patrick W. Rust, who died May 4 at age 35.
Mr. Rust was born March 8, 1964, in Portland. He graduated from Marshall High School and was a dry waller.
Survivors include his daughter, Angel P. A. of Portland; mother, Patricia of Portland; sisters, Helen Doolittle and Karen Rendon, both of Portland, and Donna Canady of Sedro Woolley, Wash.; brothers, Robert, Mike, Randy and Jeff, all of Portland; and former companion, Sheila Bull of Portland.
Private interment will be in Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to a trust fund for his daughter at any U.S. Bank branch. Arrangements are by Mt. Scott Funeral Home.

Dorotha "Dorothy" June Combs
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 1999, in Goldendale (Wash.) Kingdom Hall for Dorotha "Dorothy" June Combs, who died April 30, 1999, at age 80.
Mrs. Combs was born May 2, 1918, in Cokeville, Wyo., and was raised in Kemmerer, Wyo. Her maiden name was Barnum. She lived in Tulelake, Calif., before moving to Portland in the early 1940s and had lived in Goldendale since 1957. She was a homemaker and had been a Jehovah's Witness for the past 50 years. In 1936, she married Marcus "Ernie" E.
Survivors include her husband; son, Hiram T. of Brooklyn, N.Y.; daughter, Ernetta D. Knutson of Goldendale; sisters, Esther Tappero of Clearfield, Utah, and Jean Corpon of Portland; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the Jehovah's Witnesses. Arrangements are by Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home in The Dalles.


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