Obituaries for July 27, 2011
- Sandy Post - News
Holly Kristina Davis
Sept. 3, 1975-July 22, 2011
Former Sandy 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, Gresham. 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.
Ronald L. 'Sam' Gray
May 20, 1937-July 19, 2011
Former Sandy resident Ronald L. 'Sam' Gray died Tuesday, July 19, in Gresham, surrounded by family. He was 74.
A funeral service was held Monday, July 25, at Wilhelm's Portland Memorial in Portland.
Sam was born May 20, 1937, in Sandy to Ted and Genevieve Gray. He grew up in Sandy and graduated from Sandy High School, where he was captain of the basketball team his senior year. He enlisted in the Army in 1957.
Sam married Pat Eberhardt. They divorced. In July 1990, he married Kathleen McCollum Johns in the yard of his sister's house in Sandy.
After his military service, Sam worked for Sandy Truck Lines for many years. He also did maintenance work for Wilhelm's Portland Memorial.
Sam loved bowling and playing bingo at the Sandy Grange. He and Kathy traveled and went on cruises and enjoyed life together until her death from cancer in 1999. He had no children of his own, but many of his stepchildren considered him a dad and friend.
His sister, Snookie Pullen, preceded him in death in 2010.
Survivors include his brothers, Richard Gray of Lincoln City and Norman Gray of Sandy; and sister, Darlene Heckel of Boring.
Memorial donations can be made to Sandy Grange, 34705 S.E. Kelso Road, Boring, 97009.
Wilhelm's Portland Memorial is handling arrangements.
Sharleen Ann Hogan
Jan. 20, 1937-July 23, 2011
Sandy resident Sharleen Ann Hogan 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.
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.