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Paulita Ann Buckley

April 6, 1931 - February 22, 2020

Paulita was born on April 6, 1931 in Ann Arbor, Michigan and passed away on on February 22, 2020 in Gladstone, Oregon. Her mother was from El Salvador, her father was American and she spent time in both countries during her youth. Paulita held a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from University of Michigan. She was a professional conference interpreter for the United Nations, based...
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Brian Thanh Quach

January 18, 1993 - February 18, 2020


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Anita Moore

January 15, 1931 - February 16, 2020

Anita Marie Moore, age 89, passed away peacefully February 16, 2020, in Richland, Washington. Anita was born January 15, 1931 in Enterprise, Oregon. She was the daughter of Howard and Dorothy Justice. Her family moved to Portland, Oregon and Anita attended Lincoln High School. August 1948, just months after graduating, she married Daniel Moore . She gave birth to her son Richard on June, 26...
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Renae Miller Cramer

January 12, 1938 - February 13, 2020

Renee (Cramer) Miller – 1938–2020 Renee (Cramer) Miller – Beloved Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Friend, and a wonderful soul passed away peacefully on February 13, 2020 in Clackamas, Oregon. A Funeral will be held in her honor on Thursday February 20th at 1:00 pm @Mt. Calvary Gethsemani Funeral Home. Renee was born in Ogden Utah on January 12, 1938 to parents Charles Edward and Elva LaVon...
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Gary L. Jacobson

January 8, 1932 - February 11, 2020


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Hans "John" von Eynern

July 23, 1946 - February 9, 2020


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Tanh Ngoc Pham

August 15, 1936 - January 31, 2020


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Rowena Bramlette

September 30, 1966 - January 23, 2020


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Chi Van Tran

September 14, 1959 - January 22, 2020


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Lam Thi Pham

June 13, 1929 - January 20, 2020


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Moises Brambila Gonzalez

July 1, 1969 - January 7, 2020


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Que V Nguyen

January 18, 1950 - December 31, 2019


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Marcella Jubitz Murphy

June 26, 1938 - December 19, 2019

The passing of Marcella, 81, leaves a void in the lives of her loved ones, who know that her kind and compliant nature flourished on a fundamental strength of character. Born and raised in Portland, Ore., Marcella was the oldest of Guy and Ruth (Berry) Jubitz's three children. A popular brunette who thrived under strict parents, Marcella was a cheerleader, homecoming queen, member of Lincoln...
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Tu Thanh Nguyen

March 2, 1974 - December 19, 2019


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David Lawrence Gregory

November 17, 1951 - December 16, 2019


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David Hulscher

April 23, 1963 - December 15, 2019


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Nu Thi Nguyen

October 4, 1966 - December 13, 2019


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Anton William Kuntz

May 15, 1934 - December 11, 2019


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Robert L. Freeman

October 16, 1922 - December 4, 2019

Robert Laverne "Bob" Freeman passed away peacefully at his home in Henderson Nevada on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Bob was 97. He is survived by his second wife Waneta, two sons Thomas and William, and his daughter Nancy Smith. Bob was a talented athlete, World War II Navy veteran, career high school teacher and coach, and locksmith. Bob was born and grew up in Alton, Illinois. He played many...
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Clara Anne Carlson

December 19, 1923 - December 2, 2019

Clara Anne Carlson passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at Russellville Park in Portland. Clara led an active life her entire 95 years, always positive, kind and encouraging to all she met along the way. She was born in their family home in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Portland, to Andrew and Anna Reznick. Clara found work she truly loved, caring for children as an au pair, during her...
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Jadwiga Kanczula

May 31, 1945 - November 26, 2019


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Sandra Sue Reinebach

September 12, 1941 - November 22, 2019

Sandra Sue Strathmeyer was born in Quincy Illinois in 1941. She graduated from Quincy College in 1963 and married Ronald Reinebach in 1964. They moved to Eugene Oregon, where he went to law school and Sandy taught grade school. She had twin girls Amy and Catherine in 1968. They moved to Corvallis in 1968 living there 11 years. In 1975 their third child Kurt was born. Sandy was a homemaker during...
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Helen Mary McChrystal

September 1, 1929 - November 20, 2019


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John "Jack" Dale Medak

June 30, 1943 - November 20, 2019


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Joseph Anthony "Joe" Halloran

November 18, 2019

Joe Halloran of Portland, died peacefully at Good Samaritan Hospital Nov. 18, 2019, after a long and hard-fought battle with illness. He was 69 years old.Joe was born in Chicago to Jane and Joseph Halloran. The oldest of six, Joe graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science. After completing his military obligation, he spent the majority of his career in Chemical...
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Hung Ky Do

March 8, 1938 - November 14, 2019

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Bonnie Lorraine Snell

August 6, 1965 - November 11, 2019

Bonnie Lorraine Snell was born August 6, 1965 in Portland, OR at Providence St Vincent Medical Center She was the daughter of Robert and Sandra Prazeau and sister to Susie Prazeau, Randy Prazeau, Hugh Prazeau, and Nicole Springer. She graduated from Madison High School in 1983, and married John Snell in 1984. Bonnie and John had three children- Stephanie Sohler, Cameron Snell, and Alexa...
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Thoa Thi Tran

May 15, 1944 - November 11, 2019


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Mohab Mehanna

November 26, 1959 - November 5, 2019


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James Gerard Madura

May 5, 1954 - October 29, 2019


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Tu Thi Nguyen

January 1, 1926 - October 28, 2019


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Bennett Hoang Vu

October 15, 2019 - October 16, 2019


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Thomas William Butler

September 20, 1941 - October 14, 2019

From the time he was born until his passing, Tom was a guy who always had time for fun. He loved people, life and making sure everyone around him was having a good time. When Tom and Frankie married, he inherited 8 sister-in-laws and started to call each one of them "his favorite sister-in-law" (on the q.t.). He never disclosed who the actual favorite was, so that will remain forever a...
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Thanh Thi Nguyen

February 16, 1940 - October 13, 2019


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Du Danh Nguyen

October 12, 2019 - October 13, 2019


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Edward Osterholm

September 9, 1931 - October 10, 2019

Edward was born on September 9, 1931 and passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Edward was a resident of Gresham, Oregon. He is survived by his two sons, Gary Osterholm and Larry Osterholm, six grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
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Antoni Kajewski

June 13, 1941 - October 5, 2019


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Hoa Huy Nguyen

September 2, 1940 - October 2, 2019


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Hoang Minh Tran

May 4, 1966 - October 1, 2019


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Dien Cong Ta

August 4, 1951 - September 28, 2019


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Elizabeth Theresia Lottie Sacco

June 14, 1935 - September 22, 2019

Lottie was the youngest of three daughters born to Margaret and Leonard Ziolkowski in Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1935. She attended Weyburn Collegiate High School, from which she graduated in 1953. After receiving a BA in Medical Technology from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon in 1956, she worked for one year at Calgary General Hospital. Feeling adventuresome, with...
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Thanh Thi Ho

April 2, 1929 - September 21, 2019


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Emily Lynn Boullet

May 18, 1983 - September 19, 2019

Emily Lynn (Gross) Boullet, 36, of Milwaukie, OR passed away on September 19 at the Meridian Park Hospital, Tualatin, OR after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Emily attended Linwood grade school, Rowe Middle School, Milwaukie High School and graduated from Marylhurst University. She was a stay-home mom and volunteer. She is survived by her husband, Joey, her two daughters Ella, age...
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Barbara Aline Somers

February 4, 1942 - September 17, 2019

Barbara Somers, 77, died peacefully with her children close at hand on September 17, 2019, in her apartment at The Springs in Milwaukie, Oregon, after living with ovarian cancer for three years. Barbara was born on February 4, 1942 in Dallas, Texas to the late Elizabeth Murray and Samuel Lewin. She was their only child. Although she had no siblings, she was surrounded by family, and Barbara...
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Huong Thi Nguyen

June 16, 1951 - September 5, 2019


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Faith Lorraine DeRoia

November 10, 1940 - September 5, 2019


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Randy Bruce Rhode

August 21, 1948 - August 27, 2019


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Joyce Darlene Bastasch

March 6, 1935 - August 22, 2019

Joyce died in West Linn, Oregon, August 22 2019 at 84 years old. Joyce was born in Newberg, Oregon March 6, 1935 to Leslie Louis and Bernice Angela (Beauchemin) Sprogis. Joyce was first and Foremost a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, dedicated to The Catholic Church. She had a lifelong passion of tracing her genealogy and was a member of the Oregon historical society, the...
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Roger William Van Dyke

September 29, 1949 - August 17, 2019

Roger was born in Hillsboro, Oregon on September 29, 1949 to Cyril Anthony Van Dyke and Gertrude (Vandehey) Van Dyke. He grew up on a farm in Verboort, Oregon and attended Visitation School and Jesuit High School. While studying engineering at University of Portland he met the love of his life, Anne Marie Neilson. They married in September 1970 and made their home in Portland. Roger served in...
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Dau Thi Tran

November 28, 1946 - August 15, 2019


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David Arch Blythe

February 2, 1942 - August 13, 2019

David Arch Blythe of Eastern Band Cherokee and Catawba Indian at the age of 77 sailed away to Our Lord's home on August 13, 2019. He was born in Pawhuska, OK survived by his wife, Shinta; sons, David Clinton and Garrett Arch both of Texas and their families and all of his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and sister Marilyn Klahr of Broken Arrow, OK and her family. He was preceded in his...
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Julie Marie Bunker

June 10, 1960 - August 10, 2019

Julie M. Bunker, age 59, passed away August 10th, 2019, after a brief battle with cancer. She graduated from Centennial High School, worked in insurance, was a home health care aid, ran a pet care business, was an entrepreneur and had many creative business ideas. She loved spending time with family and friends. She had a gift when it came to dealing with animals and was referred to as a ...
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Virginia Mary Schmidt

April 23, 1922 - August 7, 2019

Virginia Mary Schmidt was born to John and Monica Schmidt in Richardton, ND on April 23, 1922. She had four brothers: Harold, Donald, Zeno and Alfred, all of whom are now deceased. The family eventually moved to Dickinson, ND, where they lived close to extended family and friends in their German, Catholic community. Virginia graduated from St. Mary's High School where she was Valedictorian of...
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Hanh Thi Nguyen

November 20, 1943 - July 22, 2019


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Phu Hong Nguyen

November 4, 1963 - July 9, 2019


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Leo Joseph Zach

February 12, 1933 - July 3, 2019

Leo Joseph Zach was born in Nebraska on February 12, 1933. Leo was the son of Martin and Mary Zach (Polt). As the youngest of nine children, Leo's siblings were Andrew, Sr. Martinia, Veronica, Ignatz, Theodore, Aloysious, Sr. Juliann and Francis. At an early age, Leo demonstrated an interest in carpentry. Leo's father would take him along to town on business and, while there, Leo would gather...
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Joan Renee Arnold

June 22, 1941 - June 29, 2019

When lilacs bloom again I will not be here to smell their delicate fragrant blooms although their scent remains with my loved ones. Joan Renee Mitchell-Arnold was born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota June 22, 1941. Joan joined our heavenly Father to go home on June 29, 2019 in Portland, Oregon after a long battle with multiple illnesses and cancer. Personal information: Joan moved to San Fernando...
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Linh Quang Nguyen

June 17, 1959 - June 24, 2019


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Abrahim Khal

October 10, 1936 - June 24, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Abrahim Khal announces his passing to the Lord on Monday, June 24 at the age of 82. Abrahim was born in Amar, Syria on October 10, 1936 to Abdullah and Nafie Khal. From birth until the very end he nourished all of those around him with his love, laughter, advice, and generous giving of himself. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and most of all just...
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Paul Stangarone

April 22, 1934 - June 23, 2019

Paul Stangarone died peacefully Sunday, June 23, 2019, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Church and family were Paul's priorities, while fishing and wood carving were his hobbies. Preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Prudy Stringer and Dena Maffei. Surviving him are his wife, Gloria; daughters, Cathy Withoff and Cari Zoebelle; and granddaughters, Janelle and Rissa Ochs. ...
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Clifton E. Hegstad

April 17, 1931 - June 18, 2019


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Khan Thi Vu

December 31, 1924 - June 15, 2019


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Erma Frances Hanset

October 7, 1930 - June 13, 2019

Erma Hanset passed away on June 13, 2019 in Happy Valley Oregon. Erma was born in Portland Oregon to Mark and Nina Pauletich who had emigrated from Austria. She grew up in NE Portland and attended Jefferson High School. Erma married David Allen Hanset on August 23rd, 1953. David and Erma had seven children, Diane, Linda, Donald, Ronald, Janet, Allen and Mark, all of which still live in the...
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Maria Elena Casillas Guerrero

April 15, 1943 - June 8, 2019


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Michelle Frances Casey

December 24, 1997 - May 19, 2019

Michelle Casey was born in joy on Christmas Eve, 1997. From that moment, she was a gift to her family. She adored her family, her cats and dogs...in fact all living creatures. She loved being outdoors and was at the beach—her favorite place—on Sunday. Michelle always brought people together with her bubbly personality and loving, giving heart. Always active, she held a second-degree black...
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Alina Janina Szczepkowski

January 4, 1937 - May 19, 2019

In Loving Memory of Alina Janina Szczepkowski January 4, 1937 - May 19, 2019 Alina Janina Szczepkowski, née Zygadło was born in Władysławów, Poland on January 4, 1937 to the late Jan Zygadło and Weronika Zygadło, née Łagowska. Alina was the eldest of four children and grew up with her younger sister, Anna, and twin brothers, Paweł and Piotr Zygadło. Alina attended school in Poland...
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Phu Gia Hoang

November 26, 1964 - May 18, 2019


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Patricia Ruth McNulty

November 23, 1949 - May 16, 2019

PATRICIA RUTH MCNULTY ("Pattie") November 23, 1949 – May 16, 2019 Devoted wife and mother Pattie McNulty passed away on May 16, 2019, after a nearly 4-year battle with cancer. Pattie was born in Seattle, Washington, daughter of Harold McNulty and Ruth Donahue. She attended St. Luke Grade School, Blanchet High School, and the University of Washington, attaining a B.S. in Nursing in...
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Richard Joseph Pedro

January 24, 1943 - May 15, 2019

On May 15th 2019, surrounded by family and good friends, Richard "Dick" Joseph Pedro, 76, passed away. Dick was born on January 24, 1943 in Palo Alto, California to Mary Jeanette (née Bresman) and John Pedro. His wife Susan Pedro, children David Pedro, Alan Pedro and Jennifer Pedro and stepdaughters Vicki Lee Saephan and Erica Pella survive him. Other surviving family members include daughter in...
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Glenna Burnadeen Jones

October 7, 1931 - May 14, 2019

On Tuesday May 14th, 2019 Glenna Burnadeen Jones, loving mother of seven children, went home to be with The Lord Jesus Christ at the age of 87, due to her battle with cancer. Her children were beside her, singing, praying, holding her hands and just loving on her, as she ran towards the arms of Jesus. She leaves behind a beautiful legacy of Christs love toward all that knew her and a very large...
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Mary Jean Ludwick

September 7, 1925 - April 24, 2019

Mary Ludwick passed away April 24, 2019 surrounded by her family. She is remembered with great love. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday May 1, 2019 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Portland, Oregon followed by interment at Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery in Happy Valley, Oregon. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Lester and eldest daughter Beverly. She is survived by her...
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Carol R. Riggs

February 25, 1940 - April 10, 2019


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Crista Marie Haagensen

November 23, 1970 - April 7, 2019


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Thuyen Dac Pham

October 15, 1957 - April 3, 2019


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Roberta J Stevenson

December 10, 1937 - March 26, 2019


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Celestina G Ildefonso

June 8, 1930 - March 21, 2019


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Dolores I. Dinneen

August 7, 1937 - March 21, 2019


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Nabil Gabriel-Awadalah

April 1, 1942 - March 18, 2019


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Catherine Marie Nibler

September 20, 1956 - March 15, 2019


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Robert Joel Dunn

March 30, 1973 - March 7, 2019


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June Carol Jackson

February 16, 1931 - March 7, 2019


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Andrew Stephen Holuka

September 21, 1959 - February 28, 2019

Andrew Stephan Holuka, 59, passed away on February 28, 2019 in his home in Milwaukie, Oregon. Born on September 21, 1959 in Manhattan, New York, and raised in Brooklyn, he was the son of Alexander Vladimir Holuka and Bohdanna Oksana Holuka. He attended Rex Putnam High School and was an outstanding athlete, playing primarily football and baseball. He dedicated his career to Freightliner and...
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Sandra D. DePaepe

May 31, 1956 - February 24, 2019

Sandra Denise DePaepe was born May 31, 1956 at Corvallis, Oregon and entered into eternal rest on February 24, 2019 at Happy Valley, OR. Sandi was a loving mother who cared for everyone, not just her immediate family. She grew up on a 750 acre farm in Corvallis Oregon with her parents Fred Allen and Betty Davis, and her two elder siblings, Linda Allen and Stephen Allen. She went to Corvallis...
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Malcolm Ray Sloan

January 8, 1960 - February 13, 2019


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Rino Victor Carbonari

July 16, 1926 - February 12, 2019

Rino Carbonari, resident of Portland Oregon, formerly of Spokane Washington, passed away recently at the age of 92. Rino was born in Somers Montana to Henry and Domenica. Rino was preceded in death by his parents, brother Anthony, brother Mario, and sister Edith. Rino joined the Navy at 17 and graduated from basic training at Farragut Idaho. Rino went on to serve in the South Pacific seeing...
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Russell Broeren

February 2, 1939 - February 10, 2019

Russell Broeren was born on Feb. 2, 1939 in Tiskilwa, Illinois to Matilda Cesafsky and Elmer Broeren. He was the 4th child of 8 children including Teddy Gallentine, Don Broeren, Marge Schmidt, Pat Broeren, Kay Pingle, Mary Ellen Gruber, and Jim Broeren. He grew up in Voyd, Wisconsin and graduated from Stanley High School in 1957, where he played tuba in the band. In 1960, he joined the US...
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Ronald Millican

October 27, 1953 - February 6, 2019


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Stephen Mayer Gasper

December 9, 1945 - February 4, 2019

Stephen Mayer Gasper Sr., 73, Left this world for heaven on Feb 4, 2019 at 3:03 PM PST. He was sleeping peacefully in his home in Portland, Oregon. He was awake and alert the day before surrounded by loved ones and receiving lots of attention from his family, Priest, medical team, and his favorite visitor Carly, a Belgian Shepherd to keep him comfortable and happy. He was eager to pass from...
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John Guillory III

July 18, 1957 - January 31, 2019


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Kathleen Marie Tomassi

January 25, 1934 - January 20, 2019


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Susan M Felix

December 7, 1952 - January 18, 2019


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June Schwarz

October 1, 1927 - January 16, 2019


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George Edward Heffner

February 18, 1925 - January 8, 2019


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Lewis Benville

March 14, 1930 - January 7, 2019

Lewis Benville died peacefully on Jan. 7th at Providence Portland due to aortic stenosis and heart failure. Lewis is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nancy, children; Luanne (Roger) Nilsen and Jim (Denise) Benville, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and brother, Peter . Services will be held on Jan. 14, 12:30 PM, at Gethsemani Catholic Funeral Home 11666 SE Stevens Rd. Happy...
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Nguyen Phan Le

July 9, 1966 - December 29, 2018


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Mary McGovern

February 19, 1935 - December 29, 2018

Mary Nora McGovern, nee Cregan, 83, died peacefully on December 29th 2018 after a short illness. She was surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her son Carl in 1984 and her husband Peter in 2010. Mary was born in Newcastle West, Limerick, Ireland to Carl and Maureen Cregan. She was one of eight children. As a young woman, she earned her nursing credentials...
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Jerrold Jensen

November 25, 1947 - December 29, 2018

Jerrold Lynn Jensen peacefully passed away at home on 12-29-18 after a 5 year struggle with vascular dementia. Jerry was born to Ruth and Jake Jensen on November 25, 1947. Jerry married his wife Marjorie in 1974 and they were married for 44 years, raised a beautiful daughter Tina and in time had a granddaughter Lucille whom Jerry adored and bonded with immediately. Jerry worked for...
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Larry D. Woodward

February 11, 1948 - December 26, 2018

Larry was born to Darrell and Emma Woodward in 1948 and was raised in Salem, Oregon with his five siblings. In 1968, he married the love of his life, Carol, and they started their family with the birth of their daughter, Laura, while he served our country at Travis Air Force Base. Following his completion of service, they returned to Oregon where he completed college and began his career at CH2M...
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So Cong Nguyen

December 12, 1936 - December 20, 2018


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Phong Mai

October 20, 1981 - December 17, 2018


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