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For the week of July 20, 2006

Patricia Ann Baker

Aug. 22, 1938 - July 8, 2006

Patricia Ann Baker, 67, died July 8 at her home in Sherwood.

She was born Patricia Ann Ulrich on Monday, Aug. 22, 1938, in Randolph, Neb., to Clifford Cyrus and Loretta Rose (Sauser) Ulrich.

She attended a one-room country school in Nebraska before moving to Oregon in 1947 at the age of 8 and attended Sherwood schools.

In 1955 she married Delbert H. Baker, and they had five children whom they raised on the family farm.

She worked for Frontier Leather until 1972 and then for Deluxe Checking Printing for many years.

She enjoyed the simple things in life, baking, gardening and the outdoors. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all.

She is survived by son Dan Baker of Sumpter; daughters, Gerri Parry of Seattle, Ginger Jones of Boise, Idaho, and Tracy Baker and Jody Davis both of Sherwood; brother Darrell Ulrich of Dundee; sister Carolyn Wack of Long Beach, Calif.; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews; plus those who have come to know and appreciate her where she has lived and worked.

Fr. Tom McCarthy, SJ, officiated at a Rosary service followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Francis Catholic Church in Sherwood on Friday, July 14. A committal service followed at Pleasant View Cemetery in Sherwood.

Attrell's Sherwood Funeral Chapel handled arrangements.

Contributions in memory of Patricia Ann Baker may be made to the Legacy Hospice, c/o Attrell's Sherwood Funeral Chapel, 16195 S.W. First St., Sherwood 97140.

Charles A. Bieker Jr.

Aug. 13, 1920 - July 16, 2006

Lifetime resident of the local area Charles A. Bieker Jr., of Beaverton, died Sunday at age 85.

A funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at Skyline Funeral Home, 4101 N.W. Skyline Blvd.

Visitation hours will be Friday between noon and 5 p.m.

Mr. Bieker was born Aug. 13, 1920, in Portland.

In 1941 he married Eleanor Rowley.

He was a machinist with Union Pacific Railroad.

He was preceded in death by his wife Eleanor in 1999 and by son Robert Bieker in 2005.

Surviving are son Charles A. Bieker III; daughters Kathie Holland, Patricia Bieker and Elaine Strean; plus eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Donations in memory of Charles A. Bieker Jr. may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

C.G. Courtney

Dec. 24, 1942 - June 26, 2006

Native Oregonian C.G. (Nick) Courtney, 63, died June 26 in Newberg as the result of complications related to lung cancer.

He was born Dec. 24, 1942, in Tillamook, attended Tillamook Grade School through eighth grade and graduated from Beaverton High School.

He served in the Air Force between 1960 and 1963 and in February 1964 married Donna Tracy.

They lived in the Sherwood area for more than 40 years.

Mr. Courtney was president of Courtney and Son Inc., a trucking and excavation company.

He was a member of the Sherwood Elks Lodge, the Tigard Eagles and the Aloha American Legion.

He coached Little League baseball and basketball in the Sherwood area for more than 10 years.

He was an assistant Boy Scout leader and parent volunteer for the Sherwood ski program.

He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.

Survivors in addition to his wife Donna of Sherwood include sons Shane Courtney of Newberg and Pat Courtney of Dallas; mother Edna Courtney of Beaverton; sister Sue Klepak of Wilsonville; two nieces and four grandchildren.

A service was held June 29 at Skyline Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.

Donations in memory of C.G. Courtney may be made to the American Lung Association.

Donna Marie Hanson

June 8, 1931 - July 14, 2006

Donna Marie Hanson, 75, of Sherwood died July 14 as the result of complications due to surgery. She had been a resident of the Portland area for 50 years and of the Sherwood area for nine years.

A Catholic Mass is scheduled this evening at 7 p.m. in St. Luke's Catholic Church in Woodburn followed by private burial at Willamette National Cemetery.

Mrs. Hanson, whose maiden name was Reiniger, was born June 8, 1931, in Wenatchee, Wash.

She was a graduate of Immaculatta Academy in 1949 and of Western Oregon University in Monmouth in 1955.

She was a Navy reservist.

Mrs. Hanson began her teaching career at age 20 and taught in schools in the local school district from 1950 to 1961.

In 1954 she married Harold Hanson, who survives her.

She is also survived by daughters Paula Alice Hofftadt, Bridget Anne Hogard and Laura Wyman Flynn; plus five grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross Blood Bank.

Young's Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Elva Jane Harnett

July 28, 1916 - July 15, 2006

Native Oregonian Elva Jane Harnett died June 15. The resident of Tigard since 1970 was 89.

'Jane' Harnett, whose maiden name was Buffam, was born July 28, 1916, in Hood River. She was the youngest of five children of Peter Edwin Buffam and Laura Jane Hargreaves Buffam.

When she was approximately 6 years old she moved with her family to Portland and attended Multnomah Grade School and Lincoln High School.

On June 12, 1935, she married Timothy Lawrence Harnett. They lived in Southwest Portland until moving to Tigard. She worked at Tektronix for 22 years.

Survivors in addition to her husband include daughters and sons-in-law Betty Lou and Jim Cobain and Kathleen ('Cookie') and Norris Olson; plus four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.

At Mrs. Harnett's request no services have been held.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association and Washington County Humane Society.

Young's Funeral Home has handled arrangements.

Catherine Hayes

Aug. 11, 1930 - July 11, 2006

Catherine Hayes, a Forest Grove resident, died July 11. She was 75.

She was born Catherine Hart on Aug. 11, 1930, in Chippewa Falls, Wis.

A retired registered nurse and social worker, she had worked in various hospitals in Wisconsin until her children were grown and then in California, Texas, Arizona and other states until settling in Oregon in 2001.

Surviving are son and daughter-in-law Jim and Chris Swingle of California; daughters and spouses Carol and Mike Conway of Wisconsin, Jean and Joe Huerenã of Texas, Nancy and Dave Dubberke in Oregon, Mary and Linda Harrison in Texas, Sherry and Elmer Bilyeu in Illinois, Diane and Jerrie Coffman in Oregon; sister Joan Frederick of Wisconsin; brother Henry Hart of California; sister-in-law Iris Ohman of Minnesota; plus 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

A memorial service will be held at a time and place to be determined.

Donations in memory of Catherine Hayes may be made to the Portland Rescue Mission, 111 W. Burnside, or 6350 N.E, Halsey, or 34 N.W. 1st Ave., all in Portland.

Springer and Son Aloha Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Carl William Schefsky

Jan. 2, 1919 - July 12, 2006

Tigard resident Carl William Schefsky died July 12 at age 87.

He was born Jan. 2, 1919, in Sheboygan, Wis.

In 1940 he married Dolores L. Scott.

He had retired from the Coast Guard and moved to Portland from Tillamook in 1971. An instructor at the University of Portland for more than 20 years, he was the founder of the Instructional Media Center at that university.

His interests included electronics, computer, golf and vacationing at Black Butte.

His memberships included the Masonic Lodge, Shriners, Eastern Star, Oregon Eastern Star, Al Kadar Shrine and past patron of Silver Wave Chapter 18.

Survivors in addition to his wife Delores of Tigard include daughters and sons-in-law Sharon and Henry Plumeau and Judy and Paul Richter, all of Wilsonville; brother Fred of Wisconsin; plus three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A private service has been held at Cornwell Colonial Chapel in Wilsonville.

Donations in memory of Carl William Schefsky may be made to the Shriners Hospital For Children, 3191 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland 97239.

Michael O. Warhurst

Feb. 24, 1945 - July 14, 2006

Michael O. Warhurst, 61, a longtime Tualatin resident, died July 14 as the result of a traffic accident in Canada.

Funeral services will be held next week.

Macy and Son Funeral Directors are handling arrangements.

Barbara Lynne Clark

Dec. 17, 1948 - July 10, 2006

Barbara Lynne Clark, 57, of Hillsboro died July 10.

She was born Dec. 17, 1948, in Tacoma, Wash.

Between 1961 and 1976 she lived in Aloha, where her children were born. She then lived in Yakima, Wash., from 1976 to 1988 and in Hillsboro to the present.

She had been employed as a paralegal and court clerk and then as a legal assistant.

Survivors include her father John Whitehead Sr.; brothers Jack Whitehead and Jim Whitehead; daughters Katherine Burke and Elizabeth Van Dyke-Bernabei; plus 6 grandchildren.

A memorial service will take place Saturday. Aug. 12, at 2 p.m., at Our Place Christian Church, 1400 N.E. 48th Ave., Hillsboro.

Funeral arrangements are by

Springer and Son Aloha Funeral Home and Crematory.