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-SUNSET HILLS MORTUARY
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
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

Russel Falotico

September 13, 1957 - July 27, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary, PORTLAND, OR.
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Robert William O'Brien

September 15, 1926 - July 27, 2014

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Cheryl Kay Krochmal

April 21, 1950 - July 26, 2014

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Manh Thit Manivanh

December 25, 1915 - July 26, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary, PORTLAND, OR.
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Helen Chieh Koo

December 20, 1940 - July 25, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary, PORTLAND, OR.
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Richard A. O'Heren

February 24, 1934 - July 25, 2014

Richard Anthony O’Heren, 80, recently of Sherwood OR, passed away Friday, July 25th, 2014 at home, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was born February 24, 1934 in Detroit MI but grew up in Cleveland OH. He attended Lakewood High School, John Caroll University, and graduated from Ohio State School of Optometry in 1957. Following graduation he served in the United States...
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Daniel Wayne Marks

November 17, 1948 - July 24, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary, PORTLAND, OR.
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Kashibhai Patel

December 16, 1925 - July 24, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary, PORTLAND, OR.
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Nancy E. Tash

November 2, 1940 - July 23, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary, PORTLAND, OR.
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Jeanne Walczyk

April 14, 1936 - July 23, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary, PORTLAND, OR.
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LaVern Eddy Davis

March 12, 1936 - July 22, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary, PORTLAND, OR.
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Marie Walker Robinson

January 30, 1911 - July 19, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary, PORTLAND, OR.
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Robert Leon Larrance

October 4, 1942 - July 17, 2014

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Mary Ann David

June 10, 1947 - July 16, 2014

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Chester W. Timmer

March 15, 1926 - July 16, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary, PORTLAND, OR.
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Lorrie Rowley

May 13, 1932 - July 14, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary, PORTLAND, OR.
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Nancy Beamer

September 10, 1942 - July 14, 2014

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Yevonne Johnson Hoskin

September 12, 1928 - July 13, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary, PORTLAND, OR.
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Elenie Huszagh

July 11, 2014

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Michael Stanley Mason

October 30, 1928 - July 3, 2014

Michael S. Mason, M.D., died peacefully in his sleep on the night of July 3rd, 2014. Michael Stanley Mason was born October 30th, 1928 in Spokane, Washington, the second child of Croatian immigrants, Steve and Ana Murgic Masan. After his mother’s death, Michael spent most of his youth in a Catholic orphanage in Spokane. He remained a proud Catholic and Democrat throughout his life. While a...
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Peggy Hilliard

December 17, 1926 - July 2, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary, PORTLAND, OR.
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Jean Li Zhen Lin

October 4, 1954 - June 25, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary, PORTLAND, OR.
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David Edward Culver

March 3, 1931 - June 23, 2014

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Jack Lester Warrington

May 22, 1957 - June 19, 2014

Jack was gifted to Jack E. and (Arden) Lynn Warrington and our world by his friend in Jesus on May 22, 1957, and he learned as a boy his destiny in religious belief. He graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in 1975, then enlisted in the US Marine Corps to further his education. He then earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from Oregon State University in...
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Madelon Adler Petroff

January 8, 1931 - June 17, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary, PORTLAND, OR.
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Edith Frances Shervey

June 15, 1924 - June 10, 2014

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Brownie Mitlow Ristick

April 10, 1941 - June 4, 2014

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Eugene Lemar Bergquist

August 27, 1935 - May 31, 2014

Eugene Bergquist transitioned peacefully to his heavenly home on May 31, 2014. He was surrounded by loved ones at his home in Donald, Oregon. He died of kidney failure at the age of 78.Gene was born on August 27th, 1935, in Fargo, North Dakota. He grew up in McGregor, North Dakota, working with his family on local farms.He served in the US Army from 1954-1956, where he was trained as a plumber....
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Dorothy DeBruyn Moore

February 11, 1916 - May 26, 2014

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Adrienne Fisher Stenger

July 30, 1917 - May 25, 2014

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Sung Thi Dinh

August 12, 1918 - May 21, 2014

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Sushilaben Shah

August 20, 1927 - May 21, 2014

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Sharon Ann Headrick

July 6, 1944 - May 18, 2014

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Anneliese Scheurich

April 28, 1921 - May 15, 2014

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Nam Thi Tran

May 5, 1920 - May 14, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of JP Finlely & Sons Mortuary, PORTLAND, OR.
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Irving Alten

July 18, 1918 - May 11, 2014

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Violet Oulbegian

August 21, 1921 - May 10, 2014

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Richard William Schmidt

April 13, 1919 - May 8, 2014

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Heid Lian Middelhoven-Dopson

June 24, 1967 - May 7, 2014

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Jeffrey MacDonald

August 1, 1955 - April 23, 2014

Jeffrey was born the oldest of five children to Jim and Penny MacDonald on August 1st, 1955 in Portland, OR. Jeffrey was a special person who enriched the lives of all who knew him. He was born prematurely, which resulted in blindness and severe mental limitations. These limitations made us all appreciate his smile and the joy it brought to our lives- so sweet and pure. Jeff loved to listen to...
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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 parkinsonresources.org.
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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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Matsumi Mori

November 18, 1940 - April 1, 2014

Matsumi Mori (73yo) was born November 18, 1940 in Los Angeles and passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on April 1, 2014 in Beaverton, Oregon after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in LA, her family moved back to Japan after WWII. She grew up in Wakayama, Japan and returned to the US after finishing high school. She received an accounting degree and worked for Nikko Shoken...
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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

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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

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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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