Finley-Sunset Hills Mortuary and Sunset Hills Memorial Park

Finley-Sunset Hills Mortuary and Sunset Hills Memorial Park offer Portland-area families the finest in funeral and cemetery services from one convenient location. Founded in 1892 by J.P. Finley, the funeral home has long been known as one of the foremost funeral homes in Oregon. We feel that serving you is a privilege, and understand that the loss of a loved one is a very personal experience. The members of our staff pride themselves in providing a wide variety of choices including personalized services, cremation memorials and traditional funerals. Whether you need immediate assistance or have questions about one of our affordable prearrangement plans, our knowledgeable and helpful staff members are here to help. At Finley-Sunset Hills Mortuary and Sunset Hills Memorial Park, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be, too. We celebrate life. And for those who wish to plan their arrangements in advance, we offer The Simplicity Plan prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility.

Finley Mortuary, originally located in downtown Portland was founded in 1892, The Finley family built a second mortuary on the grounds of Sunset Hills Memorial Park in 1965 after having purchase the cemetery in 1962. In 1979, the Finley family closed the downtown Portland facility and Finley-Sunset Hills became the sole Finley mortuary. Finley-Sunset Hills Mortuary is a large 21,150-square-foot facility with a chapel, reception facility and administrative offices.

Sunset Hills Memorial Park was founded in 1936 and is one of the most recognized landmarks on the Sunset Highway. The Fountain of Remembrance provides beauty and solace for generations to come. Mausoleum entombment and cremation niches are available in the Sunset Hills Mausoleum. Other burial options include traditional ground burial and lawn crypts.

Our Obituaries

Eleanor K. Barbour

November 4, 1915 - April 18, 2014

Eleanor Barbour passed away peacefully while holding her granddaughter's hand on April 18, 2014. She lived an active and full life, devoted to her Christian faith, cooking, investing in the stock market and caring for family and friends. Born in Davenport, Iowa in 1915, she was 10 years old when her parents and siblings moved to the Hawthorne district of Portland. She resided in Raleigh Hills in...
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James Sung Lee

March 2, 1948 - April 16, 2014

James Sung Lee passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his loved ones. Mr. Lee was born March 2, 1948 in Incheon, South Korea to parents Chang Bong Lee and Kim Min Ja. Mr. Lee served in the Korean Air Force from 1969 to 1972. He immigrated to America in 1976 and began work as a welding trainee for the Peerless Royal Corporation. He then attended Portland Community...
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James Darwin "Patt" Patterson

August 29, 1938 - April 15, 2014

James Darwin "Patt" Patterson, 75, of Portland, Oregon, passed away april 15,2014 after losing his battle with cancer. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas on August 29, 1938 to Raymond and Marguerite Patterson. He married Patty Piazza in 1987 in Fort Worth, and they moved to Portland in 1988. Patt joined the Army in 1956 where he became a combat engineer, then transferred to the Air Force in 1957...
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Roger Anderson

May 4, 1943 - April 10, 2014

Roger T. Anderson entered into rest on April 10, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 10th at 1:00 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 13401 Benish St, Tigard, Oregon, 97223. A gathering for family and friends will follow at 12414 SW 134th Ave, Tigard. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to the Parkinson's Resources of Oregon at
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Marjorie Helland Dana

March 5, 1914 - April 3, 2014

Marjorie Dana passed away peacefully on April 3, 2014 in Portland, Oregon, at the age of 100. Marjorie was born to Nels "Lou" and Cora (Sandvig) Nelson on March 5, 1914 in Plentywood, Montana. She graduated from high school in Great Falls, and attended the University of Montana at Missoula, graduating with a degree in journalism. Following college she worked as a journalist in New York, and...
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Darrel Lee Pfeifer

February 5, 1943 - March 30, 2014

Darrel Lee Pfeifer passed away in Portland on Sunday, March 30, 2014. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 7th at 11:00 a.m. at Finley-Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary. A graveside service will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemtery, Portland.
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David "Bud" Frazier

November 9, 1924 - March 19, 2014

David Samuel Frazier was born in Plainville, Kansas on November 9th 1924 to Claude (Roy) and Cora Luella Roberts Frazier. He was the 2nd child in their family of 8 together which would eventually number 22 – his, hers and theirs with 19 surviving to adulthood! Apparently due to so many children already named, he didn't receive a given name until age2 so therefore the nickname "Bud". He didn't...
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Theron Derwood (Ted) Hiatt

February 21, 1921 - March 17, 2014

Theron was born in Payette, Idaho to John W. and Sylvia F. Hiatt. He had one older brother Roland, an older sister Elaine, and a younger sister Flora. He left eastern Oregon after high school graduation to join the Navy. He met the love of his life through a letter which was written on a dare from a buddy. After 18 months he met the young lady Reta I. Krohn in Bemidji, Minnesota where she...
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JoAnn "Jody" Proppe

December 3, 1925 - March 11, 2014

After a rich and fulfilling life, JoAnn (Jody) Proppe, longtime Portland resident, died March 11, 2014 of Alzheimer's disease. She was 88. Jody was born December 3, 1925 to Goodwin and Irene Humphrey of Medford, Oregon. She was their only child. Jody met Bill Proppe while attending Oregon State. She worked at the Memorial Union and was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. They were...
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Burel Bankston

April 10, 1929 - March 11, 2014

Born April 10, 1929. Died March 11, 2014 At the age of 84, Burel went to be with his Lord on March 11th. He is resting in peace after suffering from myleodysplastic syndrome (leukemia). Burel was born on April 10, 1929, in Richardson Township, Minn. He was the fifth of six children born to William H. and Albertha Mary Miers Bankston. The family lived in Minnesota, Colorado and...
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Lauren Louise Fergison

January 13, 1929 - March 10, 2014

Lauren "Louise" Fergison passed away peacefully at home in Portland, with family by her side, on March 10, 2014. Born Lauren Louise Boardway, in Blaine, Washington, on January 13, 1929, her early years were spent in Bellingham, WA and Klamath Falls, and she was a long-time resident of southwest Portland. Following graduation from Grant High School in 1947, she worked as a drafter for the...
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Betty Lou Thornton

August 18, 1924 - March 6, 2014

Betty Lou Thornton (Wilson) was born in a farmhouse on August 18, 1924 in Riverside, California. Betty attended UCLA where she joined Delta Gamma Sorority, and she stayed involved throughout her life. In 1943 at March Air Field, she met and later married Charles Thornton. As Charlie pursued his career with Zales Jewelers, he and Betty lived in St. Louis, Houston, and Oklahoma City until...
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Dorene Joyce Luiten

October 28, 1922 - March 2, 2014

Dorene Joyce Luiten was born in Sherman, South Dakota on October 28th, 1922. At 91, she peacefully passed away with family at her side on Sunday, March 2, 2014 in Lake Oswego, Oregon. She was born Dorene Bucher to Rufus L. and Joyce Mae Bucher, and had two brothers, Wylie and Wylis. She was a Rose Festival Princess representing Commerce H.S (Cleveland H.S.) in 1942. On June 18th, 1946, she...
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Ted Caufield

June 12, 1951 - February 26, 2014

Ted Vincent Caufield Ted Caufield was born in Portland, Oregon on June 12, 1951 at St Vincent's Hospital and died in Gresham, Oregon on February 26, 2014 at Grace Adult Care Center from complications due to multiple myeloma. Education Ted lived his whole life in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1969 and went to Portland State for several years. He was a member of the...
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Henry Bahrs

February 18, 1923 - February 25, 2014

Henry A. Bahrs passed away of natural causes at the age of 91 on 25 February, 2014. Henry was born in Portland in 1923 to Elizabeth and Henry Bahrs. He graduated Franklin High School and answered Uncle Sam's call to serve in an Anti-Tank unit in the European Theater in WWII. He received the Purple Heart after being wounded in Germany near the end of the war. He attended Oregon State College...
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Heinz Guenther Krannich

January 21, 1926 - February 24, 2014

Heinz was born in Ilmenau, Germany and came with his family to the U.S. in 1957. He worked as a Master Electrician and was a proud Union member. Heinz worked at the Port of Portland and retired in 1986. He loved to fly Sail Planes and was a founding member of the Willamette Valley Soaring Club. During his retirement years he enjoyed gardening and working around the house. Heinz is survived by...
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Paul Friedrich Hermann Rauschning

August 2, 1962 - February 23, 2014

Paul Friedrich Hermann Rauschning was born on August 2, 1962, to Friedrich Wilhelm and Mary (Midwood) Rauschning in Portland. He died February 23, 2014 after a thirty year battle with Multiple Sclerosis, which he fought with courage, patience and his zest for life. Prior to graduating from Sunset High School in Beaverton, Paul had joined, in 1976, the Police Explorers. At age 21 he became a...
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Janet Faust Bennett

January 27, 1921 - February 21, 2014

Mrs. Bennett was born in Moffit, North Dakota, on January 27, 1921, a daughter of Charles F. Faust and Florence Lucia Hosford. She graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1939. She attended North Dakota State College studying Home Economics and then, after marrying, attended business college before working at Empire Supply in Fargo during WWII. She met Leon Bennett at North Dakota state and...
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Kermit Lee

August 12, 1963 - February 15, 2014

Remembering and celebrating his wonderful life!
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Frances Freda Liebengood

November 24, 1917 - February 14, 2014

Loved by all and a mother to many, Frances Freda Liebengood, 96, of Beaverton, Oregon and previously McComb, OH, died peacefully in her sleep on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2014. She was born on November 24, 1917 in Meadville, PA., a daughter of James and Patricia Forness. She married Champ C. Leibengood on December 26, 1941. He predeceased her on May 5, 1994. Mrs. Liebengood was retired,...
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Theodore Peterson

January 1, 1930 - February 12, 2014

Theodore "Teddy" Samuel Peterson was born in Portland Jan. 1, 1930 to Samuel Ruben Peterson and Elva Florence Peterson and passed away peacefully Feb. 12, 2014 at his sister's home. He leaves one sister Virginia Dean and one brother, Dwain Peterson and several nieces and nephews. Teddy never married but stayed with his mother thirty eight years after his father passed to care for her. ...
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M. Wesley Almandinger

July 29, 1924 - February 4, 2014

Wesley Almandinger, 89, passed away 2/4/14 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Vancouver. A native of the Northwest, Wes is remembered by his ready smile, inquiring mind, love of math and science, his interest in people and his unwavering faith in God kept his attitude positive no matter what life dealt him.
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Erma Matilda Curry

June 26, 1926 - January 20, 2014

Erma Curry was born in Flora, Oregon in July 1926 to Franklin D. and Gertrude E. (Frazier) Renfrow. Erma attended Wallowa High School. In 1947, she married Wilber "Shorty" Curry. They were married until his death in 1992. Erma is survived by her daughter Nona S. Wasson (Curry) and her granddaughter Shannon E. Wasson. Erma and Shorty moved from Pendleton, OR., to Beaverton, OR., in 1969. She...
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Gretchen Spear

July 17, 1935 - January 16, 2014

Spear, Gretchen Ann (Krieger) was born in Grand Island, Nebraska on July 17, 1935 to John Krieger Jr. and Mae Rose Hanchett. She passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2014 in her Beaverton home with family. Gretchen spent much of her life in Oregon living in Portland, Eugene and Beaverton. She was married to Robert Spear from 1964 until he passed away in 1991. They had two sons; Kyle Dean and...
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Beatrice Helen Proefrock

June 11, 1922 - January 15, 2014

Bea was born in Portland on June 11, 1922 to Edwin and Ruth (Peck) Mazurosky. She attended Buckman Elementary. She was married George Brill in 1941, until his death in 1959. To this union was born 2 sons; George and Richard. Bea married Robert Proefrock in 1959. They were married for 53 years until his death in 2012. Bea owned a restaurant "Top of the Range" and a record shop "23rd Avenue...
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Hoa Vo

November 12, 1946 - January 14, 2014

Hoa Vo, former 1st Lieutenant of the Republic of South Vietnam Armed Forces, passed away January 14, 2014 in Beaverton, OR. She is survived by her devoted husband, Nguyen Tran; son, Hien Tran; daughters, Kathy Tran, Janifer Tran and her loving grandchildren Per Hoa Vo's wishes all donations to benefit Disabled Veterans of the RVNAF.
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William Conrad Schrage

December 2, 1958 - January 14, 2014

William Conrad Schrage passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at his Portland home surrounded by his loving family. William was born December 2, 1958 in Bend, Oregon to Robert Edward and Kathleen Mary Josephine (Lee) Schrage. He is survived by his wife Sue and daughters Courtney and Katie. A Celebration of his remarkable Life will take place at the Multnomah Athletic Club on Sunday, January 26,...
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Steven Phillip Wills

March 2, 1954 - January 13, 2014

Steven Phillip Wills passed away at his home on January 13, 2014. Steve was born in Portland, Oregon on March 2, 1954. He attended Charles F. Tigard Elementary, Twality Junior High and Tigard High Schools. Steve worked at Dayton Meat Company from 1980-1988, then for Knez Building Materials from 1988-2012. Steve took pride in his car club, the GM Classy Chassis, loved fast cars and building...
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Robert Rezeau Plotts

January 24, 1940 - January 5, 2014

A Celebration of Life for Bob Plotts, 73, a Portland Public School District industrial arts teacher for more than 32 years and sports car enthusiast, have been scheduled for Sunday, March 9, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in the Beaverton Elks Lodge, 3500 SW 104th Avenue (off Canyon Road). Interment will be at Finley-Sunset Cemetery in Portland. Bob passed away Jan. 5, 2014 at The Hospice House in Spokane...
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Bonnie Jean Holt

August 17, 1936 - January 2, 2014

Bonnie Jean Holt was born in Haysprings, Nebraska on August 17, 1936 to Charles W. Brown and Lillian Dale (Scott) Brown. She passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2014 in Portland. Bonnie worked most of her carrer in Restaurant Hospitality and was a dedicated volunteer with the Hollywood Senior Center, Providence Hospital and Loaves and Fishes. Bonnie enjoyed old movies, camping, dancing and loved...
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Kaye Morton

January 4, 1929 - December 31, 2013

Kaye Morton passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Young at Heart Care Home, at the age of 84. She was born in Taylor, Utah on January 4, 1929, the youngest of 7 children born to Jesse Lee Mower and Emily Evelyn Farr Mower. Kaye married Donald H. Morton on October 20, 1947 in Ogden, Utah. Donald passed away November 4, 2004. Kaye lived in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, South Dakota, Colorado and...
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Yvonne Lynn Baker

November 16, 1953 - December 26, 2013

Yvonne Baker passed away at home surrounded by her loved ones on Thursday, December 26, 2013. She was born November 16, 1953 in Rockingham, North Carolina. She is survived by her husband, Steve; her children, Kristina Paris and her husband Sam, Jason Baker and his wife Judy; 5 grandchildren; her father Gary Harrison and her brothers Charles and Mark Harrison. Yvonne was predeceased by her mother...
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Thomas Emmett

March 16, 1912 - December 21, 2013

Thomas Young Emmett, a resident of Portland since the age of 12, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. TYE (a term of endearment used by his closest friends and family) was born March 16, 1912, in Ogden, Utah, to Nell Young Emmett and Irving Clarence Emmett. At age 12, Tom and his family rode the train to Portland, OR, never thinking it would become his home for the...
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Russell Laughlin

February 1, 1966 - December 20, 2013

Russell James Laughlin, age 47, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013 at his parent's home. He was born on February 1, 1966 in Portland, Oregon to Ben and Angie Laughlin. Russell was the first born of three children. He was a graduate of Hudson's Bay High School and The Evergreen State College. He was a longtime resident of Vancouver. Russell was known for his love of music,...
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Jan Dysart

April 1, 1926 - December 15, 2013

J an Dysart died quietly on Sunday morning, December 15, 2013 in her home in Portland Oregon. She was 87 years old. Born in Corvallis Oregon, Jan was the daughter of Lee and Opal Bennett. She graduated Corvallis High School in 1944. She also attended Oregon State College and was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She married George Dunbar Dysart of Centralia Washington on June 24, 1951 and settled in...
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Sharon J. Sargeant

August 18, 1943 - December 13, 2013

Sharon Sargeant of Portland, OR., passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital on Friday, December 13, 2013, of breast cancer. Sharon was born August 18, 1943, to Emil and Dorothy Hirning. She lived in Portland since the age of 2. Sharon attended Gregory Heights Elementary, Madison High School and graduated from Wilson High School in 1961. She married Gary Sargeant in 1962. Sharon became the mother of...
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Carol Low

July 6, 1947 - December 4, 2013

Carol was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on July 1947. She attended Isaac Brock Grade School, Silver Heights Collegiate (junior high) School 9th and 10th grades, where she met her lifelong friends Mona and Georgina. She graduated from St. James Collegiate High School in 1965. Here she met her other lifelong friends, Marilyn and Noreen. They all received certifications for bookkeeping. The...
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Jeff Wood

August 22, 1945 - December 1, 2013

No one packed more gusto, energy, joy and life into his years on earth than Jeff did. He was born in Freeport, New York on August 22, 1945 – the second of eight children to parents Sue and Frank Wood. The family moved around quite a bit before settling down in Hillsboro where he met and married Ruth Ramona Buchholz in 1964. Ruthie was Jeff's rock, his friend, his passion. Throughout all...
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Lola Jane Spencer

August 6, 1925 - November 28, 2013

Lola Jane Spencer, 88, left this mortal existence on November 28, 2013, to return to her Heavenly Father and deceased loved ones. She died at home surrounded by her children, after a year-long struggle with cancer. Lola was born on August 6, 1925, near Rexburg, Idaho. She was raised on a farm in Southeastern Idaho, where she learned about hard work and Christian service. Her parents were from...
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Elma Irene Helzer

July 31, 1919 - November 25, 2013

Elma was born to Gottfred & Katarina Schimpf on July 31, 1919 in Burstall, Saskatchewan, Canada and entered the gates of Heaven on November 25, 2013 in Portland, Oregon. One of twelve children, and the last to survive, Elma was raised in a very loving Christian family. She graduated from Girls Polytechnic High School and grew up attending Portland Foursquare Church where she met and married the...
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Harry B. Rice, Jr.

March 24, 1926 - November 24, 2013

Harry B. Rice Jr. was born on March 24, 1926 to Henrietta and Harry Sr. in Seattle, Washington and passed away on November 24, 2013 in Beaverton, Oregon. He grew up in various west coast towns. Harry was in the Army during WWII. He worked at a number of jobs, including produce manager for Safeway gorcery stores, truck driver and ended up as a grain trader for Lees-Carney & Co. in Portland, Oregon...
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Delores Mae Waller

October 23, 1928 - November 19, 2013

Obituary pending
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Grayce M. Pattillo

September 27, 1924 - November 18, 2013

Grayce Marion Steller was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 27, 1924 to Dr. William R. Steller and Emmy O. Schmidt. Grayce's father was an Optometrist. Additionaly he was part owner of Steller's Jewelers, Inc., with his brothers and sister. The store was founded by Grayce's grandfather, Rudolph Steller in 1893. Grayce M. Pattillo died on November 18, 2013, in Portland. She was 89 years...
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Charlotte Elaine Alterman

May 27, 1930 - November 18, 2013

Charlotte Elaine Horner was born on May 27, 1930 on a farm near Seiling, Oklahoma, the fifth child of Frank James Horner and Bertha Gay Friend Horner. In 1936 the family relocated to Malheur County in search of mineral hot springs for her mother's health. Her parents farmed near Ontario, and she attended Lincoln and Pioneer Elementary Schools and Ontario High School, graduating in 1948. A good...
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Raymond Rowley

March 24, 1927 - November 10, 2013

Raymond G. Rowley age 86, of Beaverton, OR passed away on November 10, 2013 at his home. He was born on March 24, 1927 in Potlatch, Idaho to Maude (Miller) and Edwin Rowley. He grew up in the Farmington/Oakesdale area in the Palouse. He served in the Navy for four years and in 1947 he met his wife Verna Anstrom of Garrison, North Dakota. They lived and worked in the Spokane area at which time Ray...
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Anne E. Sorensen

March 11, 1924 - November 9, 2013

My mom, our family matriarch, has passed with her family and wonderful caregivers by her side. The youngest of eight children, she was born in Georgetown, Indiana, to John and Lula Sharp. She moved to Portland at age 12. Anne was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Sorensen; son, Donald Gallagher; and two grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Deanna and her husband, Walt Linder;...
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Marjorie "Margie" E. DeFehr

September 25, 1918 - November 4, 2013

Margie left us after a remarkable 95 years of life. She loved her family and was a dear friend to many. She was born Marjorie Elizabeth Vick on September 25, 1918 in Charleston, Washington to parents Robert J. and Hildur (Ostrom) Vick. She grew up in Portland and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1936. In 1941 she married Ray Stanton. As a young woman, she worked for many years at the B.P....
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Jesus Arellano , Jr.

April 1, 1961 - November 2, 2013

Obituary Pending
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Norman Paul Doughty

March 8, 1944 - October 27, 2013

Norman Paul Dought, 69, of Beaverton, passed away on October 27, 2013, in Lakewood, Washington. Norman was born on March 8, 1944 in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Sunset High School. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy from 1963 - 1967 and served as a medic. Norman loved the outdoors and was a trained outdoor survivalist in the military. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved CB radio,...
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Kay Ludene "Katie" Herbert

March 18, 1952 - October 27, 2013

Kay Ludene "Katie" Herbert age 61 of Beaverton, Oregon passed away in Hillsboro, Oregon on Sunday October 27, 2013. Katie was born March 18, 1952 in Portland, Oregon and was the first born child of Deane Wilcox and Lyla (Swails) Wilcox. She attended Gresham High School where she was heavily involved in the choir program and played many sports such as softball and track and field. After she...
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Becky Jo Crawford

August 29, 1951 - October 26, 2013

Becky Jo Crawford, 62, of Portland, Oregon, died peacfully at 3:02 PM on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at home and surrounded by loved ones. Born in Yakima, Washington, on August 29, 1951, to James Earl Griffith and Patricia Hutchins Griffith, she and her family moved to Seattle in 1953 where they lived until moving to Portland in 1966. Becky and her sister Robbin attended Lake Oswego public...
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Elizabeth (Betty) Helen Chown Kammann

November 18, 1918 - October 22, 2013

ELIZABETH (BETTY) HELEN CHOWN KAMMANN Elizabeth (Betty) Helen Chown Kammann passed away in Portland on October 22, 2013 as the result of complications from a fall. A native Oregonian, Betty was born in Portland on November 18, 1918 to Walter Elliott Chown and Loduska (Loie) Carey Chown. The family lived in Mosier, Oregon where Walter owned a hardware store, returning to Portland when Betty...
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Katharine Becker Boquist

February 17, 1927 - October 21, 2013

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, October 25th at 11:00 AM at Valley Community Presbyterian Church for Katharine Becker Boquist who passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013. She was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 17, 1927 to parents Paul and Elizabeth (Sims) Becker, moving at an early age to Oregon. Kay was a graduate of Grant High School and the University of Oregon where she...
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Dorothy Lagler

June 1, 1923 - October 15, 2013

Our beloved mother was born in Spokane, WA to Henry and Juanita Hupe. She grew up in Tacoma and graduated from Stadium High School. She was married to Charles Lagler on Nov. 17, 1951. During her marriage, Anne managed The Irvington Tennis Club before she began her career as a Legal Secretary. European travel was a great passion as was spending time outdoors. Anne is survived by her son, Chuck...
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Henry Schwartzkoph

August 20, 1925 - October 6, 2013

Henry Schwartzkoph, age 88, of Portland, OR., passed away Sunday at Adventist Medical Center. He was born in McGrew, Nebraska to parents Jacob and Alice Schwartzkoph. Henry was the youngest son of 12 children. He married Marion Irene Benzel in Torrington, Wyoming and to this union was born 3 children; Larry, Karen and Terry. Henry was predeceased by his parents, 10 of his siblings and 3...
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Paul Christian Zehner

April 28, 1925 - October 5, 2013

Paul Christian Zehner, age 88, of Tualatin, OR, passed away in the presence of his loving daughter and son-in-law at 2:00 PM on Saturday, 10/5/2013 in Tualatin, OR. He was born on 4/28/1925 in Vineland, NJ USA to Mr. Zehner and Mrs. Mabel Brown Workman. Only two pounds at birth, he grew to become strong, handsome young man full of energy and fun. Paul was the eldest of three sons. He was...
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Mavis Fay Fulton

July 18, 1925 - October 3, 2013

Mavis Fulton passed away peacefully in Lacey, Washington on Thursday, October 3, 2013. She was born 88 years ago in Old Hickory, Tennessee to Cecil and Laura (Ott) Maxey. Her younger school years were spent in a number of different locations due to her father's work. She attended and graduated from Central Washington College with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. While in college she met J. Bruce...
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Audrey Vesser

January 5, 1926 - October 2, 2013

Audrey Kemp Vesser, age 87, of Beaverton, Oregon, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 in Beaverton, Oregon. She was born January 5, 1926 in Hector, Minnesota to her parents Percy and Edna Kemp. Audrey was the first child of four, including Addie, Mahala and Bill. They grew up in Grove City, Minnesota under their mother, Edna, in a loving family and community. She graduated from Grove...
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James William Britt III

January 8, 1963 - October 1, 2013

James William Britt , III age 50, of Portland, Oregon, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Emanuel Hospital from complications due to a blood clot in his chest. His fiancé and beloved partner of 11 years, Mary Roney, was by his side when he died. He was born on January 8, 1963 in Portland, Oregon to his parents, Mr. James Britt, Jr. and Sandra Ford. "Somewhere right now, there is an...
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Gay Rosealea Murdock

July 24, 1941 - September 23, 2013

Gay Rosealea Murdock came into the world on July 24th, 1941. The year she was born Franklin Roosevelt was president of the US....the attack on Pearl Harbor took us into WWII.....the movies Dumbo and Citizen Kane were released...and a gallon of gas cost 12 cents. Gay was born to parents Arthur Leo and Rose Ethyl (Byers) McIntire, in the hospital in Lewiston, Idaho. She was the youngest of six...
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Minna Yamamoto Custer

December 10, 1928 - September 2, 2013

Minna Yamamoto Custer went to sleep on Labor Day, 2013. Minna was born in Tokyo, Japan to parents Kiyashi and Michi (Sato) Yamamoto. She is survived by her daughter Lisa and son Andy, and her grandchildren Jennifer and Kyle. Minna was married to Larry Custer for 37 years, they later divorced. She was employed at the Ikenohana restaurant as a waitress where she made several friends. Mom was also...
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Eugene Beatty

March 5, 1931 - August 20, 2013

Eugene M. Beatty passed away August 20th,Tuesday morning in his home. Military Service will be held in honor of Gene, October 5, 2013 at 2:00pm. Gene was born March 5, 1931,Tillamook, Oregon, enlisted in US. Navy 1948 and served 4 years on the USS Mansfield. Betrothed to Marilyn Louise and left behind two sons Terry and Timothy Beatty. Gene worked for BNSF Railroad Service for 43 years. Gene...
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Jesse "Pete" Gard

April 24, 1928 - August 13, 2013

Jesse Gard passed away August 13, 2013 in Portland, at age 85. Born April 24, 1928 at Emanual Hospital in Portland, he was the son of Jess Jewell Gard, Sr. and Margaret U'Ren Gard, and was a third generation Oregonian. Jesse attended Ockley Green grade school and Jefferson High School where he met the love of his life, Ramona Malm Gard. The first time Jesse kissed Ramona, he told her he was...
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Brian Hurley

February 10, 1954 - August 11, 2013

"Brian Hurley was born February 10, 1954 to the late John and Geneva Hurley of Tewksbury, Massachusetts. He shared a lively household with his three younger siblings, Pamela, John and Kathleen. After graduating from Lowell Tech (University of Massachusetts Lowell) with a degree in Plastics Engineering, Brian began his career at Occidental Petroleum. He soon found a home at General Electric, and...
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Gwendolyn Jane Harrison

July 8, 1916 - July 31, 2013

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Robert M. Bunch

October 31, 1947 - July 30, 2013

Robert M. Bunch, born October 31, 1947, went to be with the Lord after a tragic accident on July 30, 2013. A celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 4th at 3:30 p.m. at Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 SW Allen Blvd., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005. For additional guest book messages, please visit
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Van Tanovan

March 15, 1912 - July 29, 2013

Obituary Pending
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Tamara L. Hayes

August 2, 1959 - July 28, 2013

It is with great sadness and overwhelming love, that the family of Tamara Legh Hayes notes her passing on July 28 2013. Tamara's remarkable strength and character shone through to the end, as she battled a rare form of sarcoma for the last 2.5 years of her life. She will be deeply missed. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday Aug 24 2013 at 1pm, at the Finley-Sunset Hills chapel in...
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Athlyn Petey Hansen

August 17, 1911 - July 26, 2013

Athlyn Petey Hansen, 101, of Beaverton, Oregon, died July 26, 2013 at Maryville Nursing Home. She was born August 17, 1911 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin to Louis F. Petey and Emma (Weinfurther) Petey. She graduated from Rhinelander High School and Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. In her junior year, she was honored as Prom Queen. After college graduation...
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Donna Wright

June 29, 1971 - July 24, 2013

Donna Kay Wright (a/k/a Pumpkin) was born June 29th, 1971 in Portland, OR to Darnell and Maggie Wright. She grew up in Portland, OR, attended and graduated from Madison High School in 1989. Shortly thereafter attended Portland Community College where she earned an Associates of Arts degree in Business. In 1992 Donna had an encounter that inspired her to totally surrender her life to Christ....
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Barbara Bowers

December 2, 1927 - July 22, 2013

Barbara Jean Bowers, age 85, of San Diego, CA passed away on July 22, 2013 in Portland. She was born on December 2, 1927 in San Diego, CA to her parents Carlos Jackson Bowers and Beatrice Ethel Dalrymple. Barbara was the first of two children. She married Curtis E. Williams in 1948. She graduated from San Diego State University in 1961. Barbara will be remembered as a loving mother,...
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Gloria Gertrude Hibbitt Thorpe

June 16, 1930 - July 22, 2013

Our beautiful, loving mother left us all too early on July 22nd. She is survived by her six children: Melissa Isfeld (Dean), Juliet Moran (Jim), Adrianne Kuzmaak (Ken), Helena Swerzbin (Mike), Diana Jones (Hunter) and Tom Thorpe (Suzy), as well as her adored 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren: Alicia, Ariadne, Adam, Aric, Joey, Jeffrey, Dominique, Angelique, Alex, Erin, Mickey, Katie,...
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Leroy Skibsted Caspersen

May 9, 1928 - July 20, 2013

Caspersen, Dr. L.S. 'Cap' 85 May 09, 1928 July 20, 2013 Dr. L.S. "Cap" Caspersen of Portland passed away on July 20 at Good Samaritan Hospital with family by his side. He was 85. He was born in Havre, Mont. where he lived through his high school years and where he met his wife and our mother, Coralee (Corky) Stump. Dad served in the Navy, and upon completion, he and mom settled in Portland. He...
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Marie L. Brase

June 3, 1923 - July 13, 2013

Marie L. Brase. of Portland, Oregon, passed away in her sleep on July 13, 2013 at the age of 90. She was born in Wenatchee, Washington on June 3, 1923. She grew up in Malaga, Washington where she went to grade school and later attended school in Wenatchee. Marie married Raymond E. Slater on June 6, 1941. Thay had four children together; Ray, Pat, Clem and Jan. After her husband Raymond's death...
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Leone "Jude" Nicoletti

September 30, 1923 - July 9, 2013

Nicoletti, Leone 'Jude' 89 Sept. 30, 1923 July 09, 2013 Jude and Nick, together again. Leone "Jude" Nicoletti passed away peacefully on July 9, 2013, after a lengthy illness. Jude began her life in Pawnee, Neb. in 1923. On Aug. 19, 1944, she married the love of her life Vincent P. "Nick" Nicoletti during the war. They eventually made their way to the west coast. They were married for 64 years....
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Elizabeth Steigerwald

September 3, 1925 - July 8, 2013

Elizabeth Anne Steigerwald was born Sept. 3rd, 1925 in Fitchburg MA to Joseph and Bessie Franklin. She passed away on Monday, July 8th, 2013 from a stroke. Betty, as she preferred to be called, was a homemaker. She grew up in Cleveland, OH. She was married to James Steigerwald on Feb. 10th, 1945. Her early marriage years were lived in Rock Creek, Ohio for 11 years, moving to California in 1957....
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Catherine McCarthy

August 21, 1946 - July 8, 2013

Catherine Irene McCarthy was born in Missoula, MT on August 21st 1946 to Justin and Ruth McCarthy. She attended Scio High School and graduated in 1964. She was a beloved sister to Nina Schrada of Murrieta, California and Denny McCarthy of Castle Rock, Washington. Her brother Judd McCarthy passed away 1977. Catherine was a devoted mother to her four children, Anthony Steinebach of Phoenix,...
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Leslie Robinson Sharp

November 9, 1951 - July 3, 2013

Leslie Robinson Sharp Leslie Read Robinson Sharp, 61, of Cedar Mill, Portland, Oregon, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Born in Southampton Hospital, Mrs. Sharp attended local schools and graduated from the Northfield School in Massachusetts. She attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, and was a well-known singer...
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Maynor O. Reed

September 18, 1929 - June 27, 2013

Maynor Reed Sept. 18, 1929- June 27, 2013 The Rev. Maynor Reed was born in Everett, Wash., on Sept. 18, 1929, to Lewis and Bertha Reed, who had immigrated from Norway along with his two older sisters, Erna and Lilly. The Reeds were members of the Scandinavian Salvation Army, and it was there that as a 10-year-old boy, Maynor committed his life to Christ. On June 27, 2013, he was promoted...
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Charlotte Awe

December 16, 1934 - June 22, 2013

The children and family of Charlotte A. Awe invite you to a memorial service to honor her life and her positive impact on everyone she encountered. The service will be held at Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary at 11am, Sunday, June 30th. Charlotte was born on December 16th, 1934, in Macomb, Illinois. As a young girl, she was passionate about dressmaking and design, and won a national competition...
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William John Barren

February 23, 1944 - June 7, 2013

William John Barren, 69, of Beaverton, OR passed away unexpectedly at home on June 7, 2013. He was born in Cleveland, OH to Henry and Jean Barren. His family moved to Steubenville, OH when he was 4. Bill graduated from Steubenville High School (Big Red) in 1962 and in Aug. 1962 he joined the Marine Corps. He served a tour in Vietnam; released from active duty in Nov. 1966 and the Marine Reserve...
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Richard Arthur Champion

May 28, 1937 - June 5, 2013

Richard Arthur Champion, age 76, succumbed to a fatal heart attack on June 5th, 2013 at the Adventist Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. Richard was born on May 28th, 1937 in Portland, OR. to parents Wilfred LaThorpe and Ella Mae (Hagen) Champion. He graduated with the class of 1955 from Jefferson High School in Portland. After high school, Mr. Champion joined the Oregon Air National Guard where...
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Isabella Dion Jordan

May 18, 2013 - May 18, 2013

Isabella Dion Jordan passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013 at St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. She is survived by her parents Christina Frazell and Jeffrey Jordan. Graveside services are scheduled for Noon on Friday, May 31, 2013 at Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens.
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Dorothy Jean Walther

December 9, 1921 - May 17, 2013

Dorothy Walther of Portland, Oregon, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 17, with family by her side. She was 91 years old. Dorothy was born in Walla Walla, WA. and was raised in Portland, graduating from Grant High School. She married Hans Carl Walther in 1942 and raised two children. She was a homemaker and active in her community in both Broadmoor Women's Club and the Assistance League of...
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Dory Maddoux

August 8, 1940 - May 17, 2013

Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday May 22nd, from 10am until 7pm at Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary. A Funeral Service is scheduled for May 23rd, at 1pm, Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary Chapel. Dory Maddoux was called home by the Lord on Friday, May 17th, 2013. Dory was 72 and lived with his wife Joanne and their dog, Gracie, in Portland, Oregon. Dory was born in Gorman, Texas on August 8, 1940...
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William Rick Miner

October 17, 1945 - May 11, 2013

William Richard "Rick" Miner died quietly at home on May 11 after a brief battle with melanoma. Rick was born in Santa Barbara to Glenn E. and Vinetta M. Miner on October 17, 1945. He married the love of his life, Susan Richardson Miner, on September 18, 1967. Besides his wife, Rick is survived by his two daughters and their families: Jennifer and Richard Kollmer and their children Olivia and...
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Dorothy Jeanne Clark

April 26, 1930 - May 2, 2013

Dorothy Jeanne Clark passed away peacefully in a Portland, Ore. assisted care facility due to complications from Cancer. Her family had just celebrated Dorothy's 83rd birthday. Dorothy was born in Portland on April 26th, 1930 to Agusta C. Johnson and Gustaf A. Johnson of Sweden. She was a caring and loving person, the rock who provided unconditional love and friendship to her husband,...
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Robert Neal Angus

October 26, 1927 - April 30, 2013

Robert Neal Angus of Portland, passed away at his home on Tuesday April 30, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Jean Angus, his 3 children, Judith Rasmusson, Michael Angus, Susan Angus and his 5 grandchildren. He was born in Portland, Oregon to parents Ethel (Pascal) and Eldredge Angus on October 26, 1927. He attended and graduated from Roosevelt High School. In 1945 he entered the Navy,...
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Darren Allen Holloway

May 19, 1969 - April 20, 2013

Darren was born in Clarkston, WA on May 19, 1969. He graduated from Tigard High School and continued on to receive a Bachelor of Science from Portland State University. He was married to Eloise Tanada on August 27, 1994; they were married 18 years. Darren is survived by his wife; daughter, Tatiana; son, Mitchell; mother, Theresa, of Beaverton; father, Dean, of LaGrande; brother, Russell (Molly)...
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Dorothy Hickenlooper

May 18, 1918 - March 19, 2013

A Viewing will be held for Dorothy on March 28, 2013 starting at 12:00 pm with Funeral Services to follow at 2:00 pm Dorothy Mae Hickenlooper, 94, was born Dorothy Mae Miller to Arthur Gaston Miller and Bessie Mae Stubbs Miller on May 18, 1918 in Des Moines, Iowa. She was the 6th child of 11 children born in 8 different cities over a period of 21 years. She is survived by a sister, Charlotte...
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Shirean Marie Moini

April 11, 1978 - March 18, 2013

Shirean Marie Moini was born on April 11, 1978 in Portland, Oregon to parents Debi Baker and Max Moini. She worked as a Realtor in the Portland area. Funeral services and burial wil be held at Finley Sunset Hills.
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Mika Sasha Farrington

June 19, 1976 - March 5, 2013

Mika Sasha Farrington was born on June 19, 1976, in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, and died March 5, 2013 at her home in Portland. She was first diagnosed with melanoma in 2005 and met the challenges of her disease and treatment with great courage in the following years. Mika grew up on Maui. She attended Kihei School and Seabury Hall where she played soccer and basketball and received the school's...
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George Cleveland Timmons

August 16, 1920 - March 4, 2013

George Cleveland Timmons, age 92, died peacefully at home in Portland, Oregon on March 4, 2013. He was born on August 16, 1920, in Duluth, Minnesota to parents George Cleveland Timmons, Sr. and Frances Garske Timmons. When he was 12, George moved with his family from Minnesota, eventually settling in Portland. He graduated from Benson High School, attended the University of Portland, and in 1937...
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Howard Weeks

January 6, 1924 - March 4, 2013

Howard Benjamin Weeks, born January 6,1924 in Tempe, Arizona passed away in Beaverton, Oregon on March 4, 2013. Services have been entrusted to Finley-Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary.
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Yeuan-Jen Liau

June 17, 1956 - March 3, 2013

Yeuan-Jen Liau, born June 17, 1956 in Taipei, Taiwan passed away in Portland, Oregon on March 3, 2013. A graveside inurnment will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Finley-Sunset Hills Memorial Park.
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Donna R. Groat

May 20, 1929 - February 24, 2013

Donna Groat of Oregon City died on February 24, 2013. She was 83. Donna went to be with her Lord and Savior. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers and one granddaughter. She is survived by her daughters: Ruth (David) McKay of Klamath Falls, OR,Dot (Daniel) McQuade of Frohna, MO, Valerie (Howard) Lortz of Vancouver, WA, and Sandra (Chris) Neel of Hartford City, IN.
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Arlene Frederickson

February 24, 2013

Arlene Frederickson 91, passed away on February 24, 2013, was born in Clackamas, Oregon. During World War II she worked for Kaiser Company Maritime Commission as a driver in a seven passenger Buick for all of the launching parties and drove Eleanor Rosevelt for the christening of a liberty ship, then had lunch with Eleanor and party. After the war years, she worked for Jantzen as a swimsuit...
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Eunice Ruth Franzen

April 4, 1934 - February 20, 2013

Beloved wife and mother, these are our memories of her. Eunice was born on April 4, 1934 in Appleton, Minnesota. She and her family moved to Sherwood, where she went to grade school, then to Hillsboro where she graduated from Hilhi in 1952. After graduation she worked for a furniture company and then Etna Insurance group for approximately four years. In 1955 she met George Franzen, "The Swede",...
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Gilbert Jimenez

October 17, 1940 - February 19, 2013

Gilbert Jimenez, 72, of Forest Grove, passed away on February 19, 2013 of respiratory failure due to complications from a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born October 17, 1940, in Florence, Arizona to Benicio and Clara JImenez, he was the fourth of five brothers and one sister. He graduated from Florence High School in Florence, Arizona and received his Batchelor of Science degree in...
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Jimmy Craig Walters

December 5, 1925 - February 12, 2013

Jimmy Craig Walters passed away peacefully at home on February 12, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy C. Walters and Mary A. (Isbell) Walters; two sisters, Ercyl (bongard) and Ruth (Barr); and one daughter, Barbara. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Norma; daughters Kerry and Kim; son Kevin; daughter in law Jackie; and grandchildren, Jacob and Hannah Walters and Jeff Etlin. ...
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