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Comelle Blossom Windham
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 1999, in Finley's Sunset Hills Mortuary for Comelle Blossom Windham, who died May 12 at age 78.
Mrs. Windham was born Sept. 2, 1920, in Hamby, Texas. Her maiden name was Sanders. She moved to Portland during World War II. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. For about 10 years, she had a cottage industry, making and selling uniforms for volunteer organizations. In 1938, she married Thomas; he died in 1979.
Survivors include her daughter, Helen Brackney, and son, David, both of Portland; stepsons, Troy of Richmond, Va., and Buddy of San Antonio, Texas; stepdaughter, Shirley Trapp of Houston; sister, Betty Tankersley of Portland; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Finley's Sunset Hills Memorial Park. The family suggests remembrances to Legacy VNA Hospice.

Constance T. Williams
A memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, 1999, in St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Forest Grove for Constance T. Williams, who died May 15 of cancer at age 66.
Mrs. Williams was born Feb. 23, 1933, in New York City. Her maiden name was Kushack. In 1964, she moved to Bellflower, Calif., where she was a homemaker, and in 1991 to Forest Grove. She was a member of the church. She married William T. McTiernan in 1952; they were later divorced. In 1981, she married Marvin Williams; he died in 1994.
Survivors include her daughters, Mary V. English and Kathleen Schuster, both of Forest Grove, and Karen Atwood of Whittier, Calif.; sons, Kevin McTiernan and Joseph McTiernan, both of Lucerne Valley, Calif., and Patrick McTiernan of Denver; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Her son William T. McTiernan Jr. died earlier.
Private interment will be in Victorville, Calif. The family suggests remembrances to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Westside Cremation Service.

Gertrude Pearson Wicklund
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, 1999, in Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home in Vancouver, Wash., for Gertrude Pearson Wicklund, who died May 15 at age 88.
Mrs. Wicklund was born May 16, 1910, in Alamogordo, N.M., and moved to Portland as an infant. Her maiden name was Pearson. She attended Jefferson High School. She was a homemaker and had lived in Vancouver since 1981. She sang with the Marshallaires for about 20 years. In 1928, she married William; he died in 1980.
Survivors include her son, Norman of Tacoma; daughter, Joyce Nielsen of Beaverton; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Private interment will be in Rose City Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to a favorite charity.

Mary Ann Snider
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 1999, in Ross Hollywood Chapel for Mary Ann Snider, who died May 14 at age 92.
Mrs. Snider was born Sept. 19, 1906, in Ashtabula, Ohio, and lived in Helena, Mont., before moving to Tacoma as a youth. Her maiden name was Scott. She was a homemaker and had lived in Portland since the late 1940s. She was a member of Madeleine Parish. In 1926, she married Joseph F.; he died in 1953.
Survivors include her daughters, Helen Gates and Suella Snider, both of Portland; sons, Joseph of Memphis, Tenn., and Michael of New York City; brother, Paul Scott, and sisters, Grace Antush and Helen Verlo, all of Tacoma; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to the American Heart Association.

Sarah Scheirman
A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 1999, in Vancouver Funeral Chapel in Vancouver, Wash., for Sarah Scheirman, who died May 15 at age 84.
Mrs. Scheirman was born Jan. 3, 1915, in Montrose, Colo. Her maiden name was Reiber. She was a homemaker in Colorado and moved in 1993 to Vancouver, where she was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church. In 1938, she married Art; he died in 1985.
Survivors include her daughters, Bette Graeb and Mervena Krening, both of Phoenix, Ariz., Irene Thomas and Shirley Van Epps, both of Indian Springs, Nev., Sara L. Weimer of Fort Morgan, Colo., and Marelyn Curtis of Vancouver; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Fort Morgan Cemetery in Fort Morgan. The family suggests remembrances to the Oregon Brain Bank at Oregon Health Sciences University or her church.

Roe Adams Sayler
No service will be held for Roe Adams Sayler, who died May 11, 1999, at age 92.
Mr. Sayler was born Aug. 20, 1906, in Mitchell, S.D. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in Europe. He was a clerk for Boeing Co. in Seattle for 20 years before retiring in 1971. He moved to Vancouver, Wash., in 1979.
Survivors include his brother, Ralph J. of Bellevue, Wash.; and nieces and nephews.
Interment is in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vancouver. The family suggests remembrances to Hospice Southwest in Vancouver. Arrangements are by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.

Kimberly Dawn Rush-Herstrom
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, 1999, in Pegg, Paxson & Springer Chapel in Beaverton for Kimberly Dawn Rush-Herstrom, who died May 13 at age 36.
Mrs. Rush-Herstrom was born Jan. 28, 1963, in Baker. Her maiden name was Rush. She lived in Eugene, where she was a psychiatric aide at Sacred Heart Hospital for seven years, then moved to Salem and was psychiatric aide for Hillcrest School and the Oregon State Mental Hospital. In about 1994, she moved to Beaverton and was a clerk for the DMV's Beaverton Mall Express. She married John H. Herstrom on April 18.
Survivors include her husband; daughter, Rayna Lee of Beaverton; parents, Richard and Irene Trible of Albany; sister, Candy Rush of Salem; brother, Randy Rush of Seward, Alaska; and grandmother, Fae Shurtz of Yuma, Ariz.
Interment will be in Skyline Memorial Gardens in Portland. The family suggests remembrances to any group helping abused children.

David F. Riley
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 1999, in Mt. Scott Funeral Home for David F. Riley, who died May 14 at age 74.
Mr. Riley was born April 8, 1925, in Belle Plaine, Iowa. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years until retiring as a gunner's mate. He then was a janitor for the Tigard School District for 15 years. He lived in the Portland area since the 1960s. He married Linda Torpling in 1982.
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Juanita May of Phoenix, Ariz.; son, Tim of Vancouver, Wash.; stepson, Frank Graeff of Tulsa, Okla.; stepdaughters, Lindy Davis of Dallas, Ore., and Billie Jo Graeff of San Francisco; sisters, Letha Sibert of Abingdon, Ill., and Lillian Branchfield of Fairview, Ill.; brothers, Oscar of London Mill, Ill., Wayne of Canton, Ill., Ronald of Bushnell, Ill., Richard of Fiatt, Ill., Larry of Dexter, Mo., Walter of Washington, Ill., and Chuck of Sacramento, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery.

Donald Svend Nelsen
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 1999, in Columbia Funeral Home in St. Helens for Donald Svend Nelsen, who died May 15 of pneumonia at age 82.
Mr. Nelsen was born Nov. 19, 1916, in Iowa. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Australia. He had lived in Deer Island since 1951 and owned Don Nelsen Contracting (excavation) until retiring. In 1941, he married Isabelle Lawrence.
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Cheryl Warner of Deer Island; son, Bob of Scappoose; and four grandchildren.
Interment will be in Columbia Memorial Gardens. The family suggests remembrances to any hospice program.

Robert L. Neild
There will be no service for Robert L. Neild, who died May 10, 1999, of cancer at age 63.
Mr. Neild was born June 4, 1935, in Camden, N.J. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard. In 1972, he moved to Beaverton, where he was a marine safety supervisor for Lasco Shipping Co. for 18 years years before his retirement in 1994. He was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church and a volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels, the Oregon Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity and the Cedar Mill Community Library. In 1956, he married Evelyn Mills.
Survivors include his wife; son, David of Beaverton; daughter, Sandy Ames of Apache Junction, Ariz.; mother, Edna and sister, June Baylie, both of Monroeville, Pa.; and four grandchildren.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to his church, to Cedar Mill Community Library or to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Autumn Funerals & Cremations.

James Richard Meade
A private graveside service will be held in Willamette National Cemetery for James "Jim" Richard Meade, who died April 24, 1999, of pneumonia at age 61.
Mr. Meade was born July 26, 1937, in Bellingham, Wash., and attended school in Spokane, Walla Walla, Gaston and Portland. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked as an auto mechanic in Milton-Freewater and Umatilla. He was subsequently employed in the logging industry in Sandy and in Petersberg, Alaska. For the last 10 years, he was worked for Emmons General Construction Co. in Hillsboro as a master mechanic. In 1974, he married Donna C. Enge.
Survivors include his wife; sons, David Simonsen of Hillsboro, Wade Simonsen of Beaverton, Robert Enge of Portland and Chris Simonsen of Riggins, Idaho; daughter, Deborah L. Summerville of Anchorage, Alaska, Lisa Turley of Milwaukie and Shannon Enge of Portland; sisters, Cynthia L. Fogerty of Aims and Constance Hartman of Gresham; 15 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Arrangements were by Donelson, Sewell & Mathews Mortuary in Hillsboro.

Elsie E. May
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 1999, in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vancouver, Wash., for Elsie E. May, who died May 16 at age 89.
Mrs. May was born March 23, 1910, in Pleasant Grove, Ark. Her maiden name was Jenkins. She moved to The Dalles in 1942 and Vancouver, Wash., in 1952 and was a presser for a dry cleaners for 20 years before her retirement in 1975. In 1992, she moved to Oregon City. In 1942, she married Clifford F.; he died in 1993.
Survivors include her son, Charles Younger of Oregon City; sister, Judy Patterson of Florence; brother, Robert C. Jenkins of Florence; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Her son Dale Younger died in 1994.
Arrangements are by Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel in Vancouver.

Emi Simon Marks
There will be no service for Emi Simon Marks, who died May 11, 1999, of Alzheimer's disease at age 84.
Mrs. Marks was born June 10, 1914, in Spokane. Her maiden name was Seligman. She attended the University of Washington and then moved to Portland in 1938. During World War II, she worked for the War Housing Administration. In the mid-1950s, she was public relations director for Reed College and later an assistant director of public relations for Portland State University until her retirement in the mid-1970s. She co-founded the Portland branch of Community Concerts and served on the board of the Portland YWCA. In 1938, she married S. Fred Simon; they later divorced. She married Arnold Marks in 1983; he died in 1997.
Survivors include her son, William F. Simon of Portland; sister, Jean Weinstock of St. Louis, Mo.; and two grandchildren.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the Alzheimer's Association or Raphael House. Arrangements are by Hennessey, Goetsch & McGee.

Dorothy J. Lehan
An open house will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 1999, in her Wilsonville home for Dorothy J. Lehan, who died May 12 at age 81.
Mrs. Lehan was born April 24, 1918, in Wilsonville. Her maiden name was Young. She graduated from West Linn High School and Oregon State College. She worked for Dammasch State Hospital for 23 years, serving as director of volunteer services and then coordinator of activity therapies until retiring in 1984. She married James B. in 1944; he died in 1988.
Survivors include her daughters, Adele and Charlotte, both of Wilsonville, and Susan Harrison of Portland; sister, Ruth Quigley of Oakland, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Disposition was by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the Dorothy J. Lehan Leadership Scholarship Fund in care of the Wilsonville branch of U.S. Bank or to the Wilsonville Senior Center. Arrangements are by Young's Funeral Home.

Dr. Edward Karl Kloos
A memorial service is pending in June for Dr. Edward Karl Kloos, who died May 11, 1999, at age 85.
Dr. Kloos was born June 26, 1913, in Alliance, Ohio. He graduated from Western Reserve University and earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester and a master's degree in neurosurgery from the University of Minnesota. He served as a medical officer in the Navy during World War II. He worked at the Mayo Clinic for several years before moving to Portland in the early 1950s. He operated a private practice for about 30 years until retiring in the early 1980s and served as staff president of Providence St. Vincent Medical Center during the mid-1970s. He was past president of the Oregon Neuropsychiatric Society; the North Pacific Society of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Psychiatry; and the Western Neuro-surgical Society. He married Gertrude Meeh in 1940.
Survivors include his wife; son, Thomas of Portland; and one grandchild.
Interment was in Sunset Hills Memorial Park. The family suggests remembrances to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center hospice. Arrangements are by Finley's Sunset Hills Mortuary.

Halley Maud Jones
A private graveside service will be held for Halley Maud Jones, who died May 11, 1999, at age 89.
Mrs. Jones was born May 11, 1910, in Pawnee, Okla. Her maiden name was Simmons. She graduated from high school in Live Oak, Calif. She was a homemaker and had worked as a bakery manager for Safeway stores during the 1930s. She lived most of her life in Oakland, Calif., before moving to Beaverton in 1992. She married William H. in 1940; he died in 1992.
Survivors include her son, Russell B. of Portland; sister, Gladys Cox of Live Oak; and two grandchildren.
Private interment will be in Live Oak Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to the Christie School. Arrangements are by Pegg, Paxson & Springer Chapel.

Donald Allen Jones
A graveside service was held in Willamette National Cemetery for Donald Allen Jones, who died May 9, 1999, of a heart attack at age 66.
Mr. Jones was born May 23, 1932, in Portland. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Korean War and then was a metal worker for Metro Metals for more than 20 years.
Survivors include his companion, Dorothy McGuire of Portland; sisters, Florence Kurtti and Alberta Vicente, both of Oregon City, and Anita Beard of Eagle Creek.
The family suggests remembrances to the American Heart Association. Arrangements were by Killingsworth Little Chapel of the Chimes.

Donald Albert Jensen
Private services will be held in Prosser, Wash., for Donald Albert Jensen, who died in Portland May 12 at age 82.
Mr. Jensen was born Aug. 19, 1916, in Walla Walla. He farmed in Paterson, Wash., for many years, then was a commercial a fisherman out of Newport Bay before moving to Portland around 1970.
Survivors include his sister, Mary J. Sharples of Portland, several nieces and one nephew.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to The Wistar Institute for medical research, 3601 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104. Arrangements are by Riverview Abbey Funeral Home.

Max F. Hedges
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 1999, in Cornwell Colonial Chapel in Woodburn for Max F. Hedges, who died May 16 at age 86.
Mr. Hedges was born Sept. 5, 1912, in Arlington, S.D. He moved to Beaverton in 1958 and to Woodburn in 1992. He was a floral supply salesman and owned M. & M. Floral Supply in Beaverton for 25 years before his retirement in 1977. In 1961, he married Mary Van Den Haak.
Survivors include his wife; son, Max E. of Gresham; sisters, Rachel Schroeder of Las Vegas, and Betty Snider of Portland; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Belle Passi Cemetery in Woodburn. The family suggests remembrances to the Woodburn Church of the Nazarene.

Alma Rae Finlay
A memorial service was held for Alma Rae Finlay, who died May 12 at age 88.
Mrs. Finlay was born April 13, 1911, in Madisonville, Tenn. Her maiden name was Tallent. As a young woman, she moved to Corvallis to attend Oregon State College and earned teaching certification from Eastern Oregon State College in La Grande. She was an elementary school teacher in La Grande before moving to Portland in the early 1940s. She was a substitute for the Portland Public Schools. She was a longtime member of Evangel Baptist and recently of Englewood Christian churches. In 1936, she married Leland G.; he died in 1994.
Survivors include her brother, Otto Tallent of Sacramento, Calif.; and two grandchildren. Her son, Kenneth, died in 1997.
Interment was in Lincoln Memorial Park. The family suggests remembrances to the American Cancer Society or a favorite charity. Arrangements are by Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes.

June F. Espeland
A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 1999, in Lincoln Memorial Park for June F. Espeland, who died May 14 at age 65.
Mrs. Espeland, was born June 26, 1933, in Minot, N.D. Her maiden name was Scribner. She was a homemaker and had lived in the Portland area since the mid-1950s. In 1950, she married Danny.
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Joanne Harrier, Jannette Phillips, Violet Ricker, Jerrilyn Phillips and Crystal Espeland, all of Portland; sons, Danny, Gary, Robert and Jonathan, all of Portland, and Allen of Oregon City; brother, Floyd Scribner of Salem; 34 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Lincoln Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Marie E. Bojan
A private service was held for Marie E. Bojan, who died May 11, 1999, at age 102.
Mrs. Bojan was born Oct. 23, 1896, in Chicago. Her maiden name was Kurt. She was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church. She moved to Vancouver, Wash., in 1989. Her husband, Ben, died in 1983.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Catherine Ramsey, of Vancouver. Her son, Rodger, died earlier.
Interment is in Park Hill Cemetery in Vancouver. Arrangements are by Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home in Vancouver.

Paul W. Arter
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 1999, in Gateway Baptist Church for Paul W. Arter, who died May 14 at age 84.
Mr. Arter was born Jan. 5, 1915, in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and was raised in Los Angeles. During World War II, he taught vocational subjects at San Bernardino (Calif.) High School and then was a civilian manager for a U.S. Air Force base in Belfast, Ireland. In 1950, he moved to Portland. He owned eight Dairy Queen restaurants in the Portland area for more than 30 years and was a member of the corporation's Pacific Northwest board of directors for about eight years. He retired in 1989. He was a member of the church; he also had been a member of Grant Park Baptist Church for more than 40 years. In 1942, he married Theodora "Teddy" Bouffleur.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Gail Walton of Beaverton and Bonnie Zogby of Los Angeles; son, Philip of Los Angeles; and five grandchildren.
Private interment will be in Lincoln Memorial Park. The family suggests remembrances to Gateway Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home.

Aletha 'Lee' Wilkerson
A private memorial service will be held later this summer for Aletha "Lee" Wilkerson, who died May 3, 1999, of injuries when her home was destroyed by a tornado at age 69.
Mrs. Wilkerson was born Oct. 20, 1929, in North Bend. Her maiden name was Langdon. She graduated from Yoncalla High School in North Bend. She worked as the accountant and business manager for Wilkerson Construction Co. She lived in Oregon for 25 years and most recently lived in Oklahoma City. She married Jim in 1948.
Survivors include her husband; daughter, Linda, of Oklahoma City; son, Jimmy, of Oklahoma City; brother, Bob Langdon of Portland; sisters, Helen Frazier and Dorothy McGary, both of Woodburn, and Carol Dobbs and May Rondeau, both of Glide; and one grandson. 
Interment was in Oklahoma City. The family suggests remembrances to the Yoncalla Library Fund at Yoncalla High School, Yoncalla, OR 97499. Arrangements are by Cornwell Colonial Chapel.

Herbert Gustav Pekrul
A funeral was held for Herbert Gustav Pekrul, who died May 3, 1999, from a stroke at age 84.
Mr. Pekrul was born June 29, 1914, in Southey, Saskatchewan. During World War II he served in the Canadian Army, and he moved to Portland around 1950. He had been a home builder and was a real estate broker for 40 years, owning Pekrul Homes until retiring in 1985. He was a past president of Montavilla Kiwanis Club. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Portland and of Bellevue Heights Church in Sun City, Ariz., where he had wintered since 1973. In 1940, he married Melba Derkson.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Gordon of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jerry of Portland; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
Disposition was by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements are by Best Funeral Services & Chapel in Peoria, Ariz.

Dorothy Pennock Nile
A memorial service will be held later for Dorothy Pennock Nile, who died April 24, 1999, in Bozeman, Mont., at age 92. 
Mrs. Nile was born Dec. 17, 1906, in Cascade Locks and moved to Portland as a child. Her maiden name was Pennock. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1923 and Reed College in 1927. She received a master's degree from the University of Washington and pursued a doctorate, completing all but her dissertation, at Columbia University in New York City. She was a free-lance photographer and managed a bookstore in Butte, Mont., until retiring in the late 1960s, then moved to the 320 Ranch south of Bozeman on the Gallatin River. In 1929, she married Stephen W.; he died in 1981. 
Survivors include her cousins, Helen Sherrill of Portland and Katherine Laine of Lees Summit, Mo. 
Interment was in Soldiers Chapel cemetery in Gallatin Gateway, Mont. The family suggests remembrances to the Reed College Alumni Fund or the Museum of the Rockies, 600 W. Kagy Blvd., Bozeman, MT 59717. Arrangements were by Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service in Bozeman.

Jennie Mae Moses
At her request, no service was held for Jennie Mae Moses, who died April 19, 1999, in Roseville, Minn., at age 84. 
Mrs. Moses was born Oct. 29, 1914, in North Dakota. Her maiden name was Kline. A homemaker and member of the Christian Science Church, she moved to Portland in 1954 and lived in Tigard for many years before moving to Roseville in 1994. Her husband, Joe, died in 1987.
Survivors include her daughters, Lois Rheaume of Vero Beach, Fla., Kathryn Furch of Roseville; son, Jon of Newberg; sister, Eleanor Jacoby of Barto, Pa., seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Disposition is by cremation. The family suggests remembrances to the Christian Science Church. Arrangements by Holcomb-Henry-Boom Funeral Home, Shoreview (Minn.) Chapel.


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