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Obituaries August 3, 2006

Elda Holst Senn

April 12, 1915- July 28, 2006

Elda Holst Senn died July 28 in the home of her daughter in Vancouver, Wash. She was 91.

Pastor Howard Davis will conduct a service Monday in the Chapel of Macy and Son Funeral Home, with interment in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in McMinnville.

Mrs. Senn was born April 12, 1915, to Gustav and Maria Holst in Sedan, Neb.

She moved to Lafayette in 1921 and graduated from Lafayette High School.

In 1937 she married Ernest Senn, and they moved to the Portland area and in 1952 to Tigard, where Mrs. Senn became a real estate broker.

She was a member of Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodge.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1989 and by a sister, June Ranes.

Surviving are sons Walter of Marysville, Wash., Raymond of Tigard; daughters Connie Coleman of Portland and Karen Schuster of Vancouver, Wash.; brothers Bud Holst of McMinnville, Herb Holst of McMinnville, Mel Holst of Gresham, and Elmer Holst of Pilot Mountain, N.C.; plus eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Matilde Aldrete-Garcia

Jan. 26, 1967 - July 23, 2006

Matilde Aldrete-Garcia, 39, of Beaverton died July 23 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 26, 1967, in Colima, Mexico. One of 10 children born to Florentino and Maria J. (Garcia) Aldrete, she was raised and educated in Colima. She came to the United States in 1991 and lived in the Los Angeles area.

She moved to Beaverton in 2000 and there met her companion, Jorge Esparaza.

She had worked as a seamstress and was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, socializing, and collecting candles and angels. Always looking for a bargain, she enjoyed garage sales and the Goodwill stores. She was a very strong, brave and determined woman who was loved by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her father Florentino.

In addition to her companion Jorge, survivors include children; Ramon, Checy and Debbie, all of Mexico; mother Maria J. Garcia of Mexico; plus nine siblings.

A memorial Mass was celebrated July 26 in St. Cecilia Catholic Church.

The family of Matilde Aldrete-Garcia wishes donations in her name be placed to St. Cecilia Catholic Church; 5120 S.W. Franklin St., Beaverton 97005.

Cremation service has been provided by Duyck and VanDeHey Funeral Home.

Edwin V. Booth

Sept. 28, 1919 - April 26, 2006

Edwin V. Booth suffered a stroke and died April 26. The resident of Beaverton since 1961 was 86.

A memorial service will be held Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Youth Building at Beaverton Foursquare Church, 13565 S.W. Walker Road.

Mr. Booth was born Sept. 28, 1919, in Pensacola, Fla.

During World War II he was a hero, fighting in Leyte and Okinawa, and was awarded the Silver Star and the Bronze Star for bravery and the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained.

He was a retired accountant.

Survivors include his wife Nyla, whom he married in 1945; son David Booth, daughter Cathy Booth; and grandchildren Sarah, Ben and Sam.

Claudia Alyne Anderson

Dec. 15, 1923 - July 26, 2006

Claudia Alyne Anderson died peacefully in her sleep at her daughter's home on July 26. The resident of King City for 16 years was 82.

A memorial gathering of family and friends to celebrate her life will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Crown Center in King City, 16880 S.W. 126th Ave.

Mrs. Anderson was born Claudia Alyne McAllester on Dec. 15, 1923, in Little Rock, Ark.

In 1946 she married Leonard Anderson and the couple moved to Oregon in 1950. They were later divorced.

Mrs. Anderson had worked as a private secretary at the Gates Rubber Company. She had been on the board of the American Business Women's Association and served on the King City board. She also volunteered with the American Cancer Society and the Tualatin Senior Center.

She loved spending time with her family and friends, enjoyed the Oregon coast, gardening and writing poems. She was very patriotic.

She was a woman of great heart and spirit, touching many lives. She was loved and will be missed greatly.

Survivors include her daughter K. Darlene Paulsrude, and grandchildren Dawn DeLand and David Paulsrude.

Donations in memory of Claudia Alyne Anderson may be sent to the Oregon Humane Society, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd., Portland 97211.

Alice B. Bishoff

March 31, 1925 - July 28, 2006

Native Oregonian Alice B. Bishoff of King City died July 28 at age 81.

A funeral took place Wednesday in Christ the King Lutheran Church in Tigard.

Mrs. Bishoff, whose maiden name was Bosse, was born March 31, 1925, in Brampton, N.D. She lived in Portland most of her life and most recently in King City.

In 1947 she married Charles Friesen. He died in 1978. In 1983 she married Dennis Bishoff, who died in 1995.

Survivors include sons Doug Friesen and Dennis Friesen; daughter Judy Olszewski; stepsons Dana Bishoff, Tim Bishoff and Randy Bishoff; stepdaughters Diana Andreski and Bonnie Faller; sisters Norma Perry and Lorraine Nickerson; plus four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Donations in memory of Alice B. Bishoff may be made to Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

Arrangements have been handled by Young's Funeral Home.

Willie James Brown

Dec. 18, 1933 - July 23, 2006

Willie James Brown, a three-year resident of Beaverton, died July 23 at age 72.

He was born Dec. 18, 1933, in Jackson, Miss.

After high school he spent three years in the Army.

In 1983 he married Maxine Prince, who survives him.

A forklift operator, he had been employed at BDP, a division of Carrier Air Conditioners.

Survivors in addition to his wife Maxine include daughter Edna Mae Robinson; sons Lennie Brown. Willie Brown Jr., and Dedeaux Maurice Brown; stepsons Cedric Williams, Reginald Johnson and Marvin Johnson; stepdaughter Demetria Howard; plus 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service was held July 23 at Springer and Son Aloha Funeral Home and Crematory.

Albert L. De Francisco

Dec. 6, 1922 - July 19, 2006

Native Oregonian Albert L. De Francisco, 83, died July 19 of congestive heart failure.

He was born Dec. 6, 1922, in Portland and graduated from Washington High School.

During World War II he served in the Army in Europe.

In 1947 he married Anita Crucchiola.

He was a grocery and produce salesman and then owner of Magee's Supply, a grocery distributor, and J and A Produce.

He moved to Newport in 1972 and to King City in 1985. He was a pro shop manager for the King City Golf Course. He also organized golf tournaments and helped to raise funds for the King City Lions.

He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Tigard.

Survivors include his wife Anita; daughter Cheryl; son John; and three grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was celebrated July 28 in St. Anthony Catholic Church in Tigard, where Mr. Francisco had been a member.

Janet Linell Linnerooth

Dec. 5, 1928 - July 26, 2006

Janet Linell Linnerooth of Portland died July 26 at age 77.

She was born Janet Linell on Dec. 5, 1928, in St. Paul, Minn., where she attended grade school and received a BA degree from the University of Minnesota.

In 1951 she married Robert Linnerooth.

After teaching school in St. Paul and Duluth, Minn., she and her husband moved to Portland, where she taught elementary schools, first at Rigler, then at Humbolt, and finally at Clarendon Elementary School. She retired after 42 years of teaching.

Surviving in addition to her husband Robert are daughter Julie Luttrell and son Chris Linnerooth; plus four grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Tuesday at Finley-Sunset Hills Mortuary Chapel.

Donations in memory of Janet Linell Linnerooth may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Joan F. Taylor

May 16, 1926 - July 26, 2006

At her request, no service has been held for Joan F. Taylor, 80, who died peacefully at her home in Tigard July 26. Causes of death were lung cancer and congestive heart failure.

A native Oregonian, she was born Doris Joan Farmer on May 16, 1926, in Portland.

She was a graduate of Washington High School and in 1948 graduated from the University of Oregon.

She resided in Welches and Gladstone before moving to Tigard in 1992.

Mrs. Taylor worked as a legal assistant and a real estate agent.

She was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church and Delta Gamma Alumni Association and was involved with The Highlands Homeowners Association.

She was preceded in death by husband Robert William Taylor.

Survivors include nieces and nephews Joan D. Cline, David S. Dietz, and Nancy I. Dietz; and great-nieces Cortney Lynne Cline, Kelsey Anne Cline and Alexa Lee Dietz.

The family of Joan F. Taylor suggests donations in her memory to St. Vincent's Hospice, 3601 S.W. Murray Blvd., Suite 40, Beaverton 97005, or to Calvin Presbyterian Church - Building Fund - 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane, Tigard 97224.

Helen V. Paasch

Feb. 23, 1922 - July 24, 2006

Native Oregonian Helen V. Paasch, a recent resident of Tigard, died July 24 at age 84.

She was born Helen Howell on Feb. 23, 1922, in Hood River.

In 1938 she married William Paasch.

She and her husband co-owned Bill's Dental Lab in Portland and later in McMinnville.

Survivors include her husband; son Philip; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service was held July 28 in Calvin Presbyterian Church in Tigard.

Donations in memory of Helen V. Paasch may be made to Providence St. Vincent Hospice.

Arrangements have been handled by Autumn.

Severin F. Posch

May 10, 1933 - July 28, 2006

Severin F. Posch of West Linn died July 28. The resident of the greater Portland area and West Linn since 1949 was 73.

A graveside service was held Tuesday at Resurrection Catholic Parish in Tualatin, and burial was at Willamette National Cemetery.

Mr. Posch was born May 10, 1933, in Holdingford, Minn.

During the Korean conflict he served in the Army.

In 1953 he married Sally Gordon.

He worked as a material handler for Freightliner.

Survivors in addition to his wife Sally include daughters Patti Lou Youngblood and Wendy Kroeplin; brother Conrad; five grandchildren and on great grandchild.

Son Gary Jerome Posch preceded him in death.

Donations in memory of Severin F. Posch may be made to the American Heart Association.

Homer, Hawkins, Bowker and Waud have handled arrangements.

David John Schlabach

Feb. 6, 1956 - July 24, 2006

Native Oregonian and longtime resident of Oregon City David John Schlabach, 50, died July 24 in a motor vehicle accident near his home.

He was born Feb. 6, 1956, in Oregon City, the second of four sons born to Raymond and Florence Schlabach. Raised in West Linn, he graduated from West Linn High School in 1974.

In 1976 he joined the Oregon National Guard and after completing obligations was hired as an employee until 1986.

In 1984 he married Shannon Anderson at Champoeg State Park in Newberg, and they made their home in the Beavercreek and Oregon City communities.

A custom fabricator, he was a private contractor for more than 20 years until he began working for DeBoard Construction Co. in 2003. He designed and built different exhibits throughout the Northwest and West coasts, including exhibits for Nike, G. Loomis, Converse, Adidas, ESPN, Monster.Com, Clackamas County Historical Society, OMSI, Opolis Design and the World Forestry Center.

Among his special interests, Mr. Schlabach enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He enjoyed his children and all the time he could spend with his family. He played guitar and loved singing around campfires and at church, where he was a member of the worship team, and at all the family gatherings.

He was a member of the Viola Ridge Christian Center.

He was preceded in death by his father Raymond and brother Steve.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years Shannon and children Nick, Adam, Kylie and Kristen, all of the family home in Oregon City; mother Florence Schlabach of West Linn; brother Michael of West Linn, and brother and sister Tim and Carolyn Schlabach of Tigard.

A memorial service was held July 31 at McIver State Park.

The family of David John Schlabach suggests donations in his name to the Viola Ridge Christian Center, 20926 S. Ridge Road, Oregon City, 97045.