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Obituary: Marlene Ruth Friend

April 30, 1934-Aug. 8, 2006

Gresham resident Marlene Ruth Friend, 72, died Tuesday, Aug. 8. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Highland Community Church, 4100 S.E. 182nd Ave., Gresham. Private interment will be at Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland.

She was born April 30, 1934, in Portland to Gwyn and Ruth (Gifford) Lodwig. She graduated from Gresham High School in 1952.

Marlene was a homemaker. She was married and divorced.

She lived in Roseville, Calif., from 1980 until 2001, when she returned to Gresham.

Marlene was a member of First Baptist Church in Roseville.

Survivors include her sons, Jeff Friend of Auburn, Wash., and Mark Friend of Ellicott City, Md.; daughter, Leslie Metropol of Woodstock, Ga.; brothers, Jim Lodwig of Gresham and Dan Lodwig of Yelm, Wash.; sister, Nancy Bloom of Dayton; and six grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Vincent de Paul.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.