Obituaries for July 27


Jonathan Dalton Schneibel

July 6, 1983-July 20, 2011

Gresham resident Jonathan Dalton Schneibel, 28, died Wednesday, July 20.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 26, at Greater Portland Baptist Church, 17800 S.E. Main St.

Jon was born July 6, 1983, in Portland to Ed and Sue Schneibel. Jon grew up in the Rockwood area. He graduated from Reynolds High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society and a three-sport scholar athlete all four years, and from the University of Oregon in 2009 with his bachelor's degree and a minor in English.

Jon was a server and bartender at Outback Steakhouse and a full-time student at Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing.

Jon enjoyed a bodybuilding lifestyle and high-intensity weight training. He was a 13-year member of Olympic Gym and Aerobic Center. He was an avid reader of many topics and genres and an Oregon Duck fan. He loved life, his family and friends.

Survivors include his parents of Gresham; brother, Luke Schneibel of Portland; fiancee, Heather Mell of Beaverton; and grandmothers, Lois Schneibel of Portland and Irma Wade of Gresham.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Thomas Allen Sawyer

Sept. 9, 1938-July 21, 2011

Gresham resident Thomas Allen Sawyer, 72, died Thursday, July 21.

A service with military honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland.

Tom was born Sept. 9, 1938, in Litchfield, Ill., to Roy and Virginia (Spencer) Sawyer. He grew up in Illinois, California and Alaska, where he attended high school.

On Feb. 3, 1956, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps in Kodiak, Alaska. He received an honorable discharge April 29, 1959, at the rank of lance corporal. He later served as a first lieutenant in the Army, receiving an honorable discharge 1970 after service in Vietnam.

After the Marine Corps, Tom moved to Oregon with a friend. On April 30, 1960, he married Janice Newman in Portland. They resided in Gresham. Tom worked as a deputy sheriff for Multnomah County, retiring in 1977.

Tom was a member of the Gateway Elks Lodge, the Gateway Masonic Lodge, the Shriners and the Scottish Rite. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles and traveling. He also loved being 'Grandpa.'

Survivors include his wife; sons, Thomas Sawyer Jr. of California and James Sawyer of Washington; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Operation Homefront, 1879 14th Ave. S.E., Albany, 97322.

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Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Lawrence Edward Fournier

July 8, 1955-July 20, 2011

Gresham resident Lawrence Edward Fournier died Wednesday, July 20, in Portland of liver cancer. He was 56.

No services will be held at his request.

Larry was born July 8, 1955, in Portland to Larry and Frances Fournier. He was raised in Portland and graduated from Reynolds High School.

Larry was a site assessment supervisor in the heating oil tank industry. He retired from Alpha Environmental Services on Dec. 31, 2009, because of ill health. He was divorced.

Larry was an avid fisherman and spent many hours on the Deschutes River, his favorite place to be. He was also an accomplished disc golf player and taught the sport to his nephew, Jeff, some 29 years ago. Larry also had a passion for old glassware, collecting many different pieces over the years.

His sister, Claudette, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his daughter, Amanda of Hermiston; stepson, Jeremy Tower of Sandy; sisters, Connie Brock of Oakdale, Calif., Claudeen Cox of Portland, Cecile Pratt of Hillsboro, Camille Fournier of Vancouver, Wash., and Cindy Whiteman of Portland; and two grandchildren.

Oregon Cremation is handling arrangements.

Joy Elaine Gwinnutt

June 2, 1959-July 23, 2011

Longtime East County resident Joy Elaine Gwinnutt died Saturday, July 23, in Portland. She was 52.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at City Bible Church, 9200 N.E. Fremont St., Portland. Private burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Joy was born June 2, 1959, in Eugene to George and Ethel (Holm) Gwinnutt.

Joy attended Eastco Diversified Services for 32 years. She attended City Bible Church.

Survivors include her mother of Portland; sisters, Cheryl Vogel and Jan Hernandez, both of Gresham; 10 nieces and nephews; and five grandnieces and grandnephews.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Holly Kristina Davis

Sept. 3, 1975-July 22, 2011

Former Gresham resident Holly Kristina Davis, 35, died Friday, July 22, in Redmond.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Butler Creek Elementary School, 2789 S.W. Butler Road. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham.

Holly was born Sept. 3, 1975, in Portland. She graduated from Sandy High School in 1993.

Following high school, Holly worked at Joyful Noise Daycare and Willamette Industries in Portland. She moved to Redmond in 2005 and began substituting at Terrebonne Community, Tom McCall Elementary and Tumalo Community schools. She was employed at Tumalo Community School at the time of her death.

Holly became a Christian at a very early age. She was involved in home-schooling organizations and the Cub Scouts. She was an avid scrap booker and card maker. She enjoyed gardening, singing and playing the piano, as well as spending time with friends. She was a caregiver for Jonathan and Christopher Perry of Redmond.

Survivors include her father, Steve Davis of Sandy; mother, Kris Scharfenberg of Gresham; brother, Phil Davis of Estacada; grandmother, Rosalie Davis of Gresham; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorial donations can be made to the Holly Davis Memorial Fund at any US Bank for a memorial at Tumalo Community School.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Elsie Caroline Porter

Sept. 7, 1925-July 22, 2011

Gresham resident Elsie Caroline Porter died Friday, July 22. She was 85.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 28, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd.

Elsie was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Portland to Jacob and Carrie (Miller) Pauli. She attended Kennedy Grade School and graduated from Girl's Polytechnic High School.

Elsie married Hebert Porter in Portland. They resided in Los Angeles for many years where Elsie worked as a bank clerk. They returned to Portland and Elsie worked for US Bank in downtown Portland. She retired in the early 1990s and moved to Gresham in 2007.

Elsie was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. She enjoyed the beach, traveling and spending time in Hawaii and at Disneyland. She was also a people person and loved to socialize with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her daughter, Sharon Porter; and by her brothers and sisters Helen Snalvey, Henry Pauli, Margaret Tyler and John Pauli.

Survivors include her nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1650 N.W. Naito Parkway, Suite 190, Portland, 97209.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Sharleen Ann Hogan

Jan. 20, 1937-July 23, 2011

Sharleen Ann Hogan, a former resident of Boring, died Saturday, July 23, in Gresham after a long battle with a terminal illness. She was 74.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 28, at Sandy Funeral Home, 39551 Pleasant St., Sandy.

Ann was born Jan. 20, 1937, in Lansing, Mich., to Paris Elmer McSweeney and Bernadine English. When she was 3 years old, Ann and her father moved to Boring, where Ann was raised and educated. She graduated from Gresham High School in 1955.

A few months later in September, Ann married James Robert Hogan Jr. in Vancouver, Wash. They made their home in Southeast Portland and raised their family. In 1983, the family moved to Sandy. In 1998 when James retired, he and Ann moved to Las Vegas. Ann moved back to Sandy in 2009 to be closer to her family.

Ann was an active member of the Iota Delta sorority. She enjoyed horses, reading, gardening and shopping, but most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband; sons, James Hogan III of Sandy, Mark Hogan of Bozeman, Mont., and Casey Hogan of Portland; daughter, Tamara Lucky of Portland; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Legacy Hopewell House Hospice, 6171 S.W. Capitol Highway, Portland, 97239-2649.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Marcos Antonio Ibarra Romero

June 24, 1991-July 23, 2011

East County resident Marcos Antonio Ibarra Romero died Saturday, July 23. He was 20.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1015 S.E. 182nd Ave.

Marcos was born June 24, 1991, in Portland to Francisco Ibarra and Zelsa Romero. Marcos was raised in Portland and attended Reynolds High School. He received his high school diploma and continued his education at Camp Florence, where he took classes to be a nursing assistant. Marcos also worked as a laborer for farms in the metro area.

Marcos enjoyed weight lifting and exercising.

Survivors include his parents of Portland; brothers, Jose Ibarra of Mexico and Miguel Ibarra of Portland; sisters, Maria Ibarra, Alexandra Ibarra and Brenda Ibarra, all of Portland; and grandparents, Miguel and Zelestina Romero of Portland and Pedro and Alejandra Ibarra of Walla Walla, Wash.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.