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Patsy Hatsumi Yoneyama Abe

Feb. 5, 1935 - Aug. 30, 2006

Native Oregonian Patsy Hatsumi Yoneyama Abe, 71, died Aug. 30 of natural causes.

The oldest of six daughters born to John and Yoneko Yoneyama, she was born Feb. 5, 1935, in Portland.

In World War II the Yoneyama family was taken from Gresham and interned at the Japanese American internment camp in Minidoka, Idaho, from 1942 to 1945.

After the war the family settled in Nyssa, where Patsy Yoneyama graduated from Nyssa High School in 1952. She then attended Eastern Oregon College, where she completed her bachelor¹s degree in education.

In 1957 she married Albert Abe in Portland, where they settled. She later earned a master¹s degree in education from the University of Oregon.

She taught for two years at Redmond Elementary School before moving to the Tigard School District in 1965, where she first taught at Charles F. Tigard Elementary School and then at Phil Lewis Elementary School. She retired in 1993.

A vibrant, active, fun-loving woman, a Marathon runner, she enjoyed gardening, Japanese dancing, bonsai flower arranging, volunteering, community activities, shopping, and going to free movie screenings with her husband and their friends. She combined her love of children and Japanese culture by teaching in the Seattle Betsuin Kids Summer Program.

She was a longtime member of the Oregon Buddhist Temple, Japanese American Citizens League, Nikkei Fujinkai, Japan America Society of Oregon, Fujinami Kai, Tomodachi Kai, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Valeda, Japanese Ancestral Society of Portland, the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Columbia Parliamentarian Organization, Oregon Nisei Senior Swingers Golf Club, plus several other groups.

In 2005 The Asian Reporter presented Mrs. Abe and her husband with a Community Most Honored Elder Award. Earlier she had received the JACL Portland Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award and was a founding member of the Ikoi-So Terrace retirement home.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Survivors in addition to husband Albert include children John Abe of Fontana, Calif.; daughter Debby Abe of Tacoma, Wash.; sisters Dorothy Akiyama of Seattle, Ruth Schargus of Shasta Lake, Calif., Molly Yoneyama of Renton, Wash., Meiko Furukawa of Portland and Ida Price of Keno; plus four grandchildren.

Family services were held Sept. 6 at the Oregon Buddhist Temple and burial was Sept. 7 in Willamette National Cemetery.

The family of Patsy Hatsumi Yoneyama Abe suggests that contributions in her memory may be made to Oregon Buddhist Temple.

Arrangements were made by Riverview Abbey Funeral Home.

Kenneth Leland Fogo

Dec. 1, 1918 - Aug. 26, 2006

Kenneth Leland Fogo, 87, of Tigard died Aug. 26. Cause of death was lung cancer.

He was born Dec. 1, 1918, in Burr Oak, Kan.

In 1940 he moved to Tigard, where he married Mary Ann Amack.

Mr. Fogo was an auto mechanic for Millers Automotive.

Survivors in addition to his wife Mary Ann include sons James and Michael; four grandchildren, seven grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Contributions in memory of Kenneth Leland Fogo may be made to Providence Hospice.

Young's Funeral Home has handled arrangements.

Dr. Jane Egger

May 19, 1956 - Aug. 30, 2006

Dr. Jane Egger, 50, of Petersburg, Alaska, and a former resident of Tigard died Aug. 30 in Portland. Cause of death was cancer.

Born May 19, 1956, in Cleveland, Ohio, she moved to Oregon in 1960, lived in Tigard for 23 years, and moved to Alaska in 1984. She graduated in OSU's first class of veterinary medicine and practiced in her own clinic in Alaska. In 1983 she married Dick Longworth, who survives her.

She is also survived by son Cam Longworth, parents Jake and Marcie Egger; and sisters Chris Heilman and Kathy Sherwood.

A memorial service was held Sept. 7 in Tigard United Methodist Church.

Donations in memory of Dr. Jane Egger may be made to Friends Involved in Dog Outreach, 910 S.E. Sunnybrook Blvd., Clackamas 97015.

Julia Anna Shirley

Dec. 4, 1913 - Aug. 18, 2006

Julia Anna Shirley died Aug. 18 at age 92.

She was born Julia Anna Richards on Dec. 4, 1913, in Spokane, Wash., and raised in Baker City. She moved to Tigard in 1956 and was a legal secretary for J.O. Johnson. In 1936 she married Curtis B. Shirley, who died in 1974. She was a member of Tigard Methodist Church, where she taught in its Sunday school. She had moved to King City in 2004 and returned to Baker in August last year.

Survivors include daughters Anne M. Melmon and Carol L. Mann; son Richard C. Shirley; plus five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Donations in memory of Julia Anna Shirley may be made to the Salvation Army.

Gray's West in Baker has handled arrangements.

Carl J. Strutz

Oct. 6, 1908 - Aug. 29, 2006

Carl J. Strutz died of lung cancer Aug. 29 at age 87.

He was born Oct. 6, 1908, in Colfax, Wash. He was president and general manager of Fowler Manufacturing. He lived in Tigard for 23 years, then in Castle Rock, Wash., before returning to the Portland area. In 1945 he married Nettie Meyer, who survives him.

He is also survived by sons Larry and Doug; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements have been made by Heritage Memorial.

Alfred Joseph Hammes

Oct. 31, 1917 - Aug. 12, 2006

Alfred Joseph Hammes, 88, of Tigard died Aug. 12 as the result of an accidental drowning.

He was born Oct. 31, 1917, in St. Benedict, Kan.

Although Alfred Hammes did not go past school's eighth grade due to having to work on a farm, he was able to achieve the rank of Chief Master Sergeant in the Air Force. During World War II he served in the Army Air Force, which later became the Air Force, and also served during the Korean conflict and in Vietnam. During his service in the Air Force he was named Air Force Best of the Year in 1972. In 1947 he married Helen Bossler, whom he met when she was serving as an officer nurse in the Army during World War II. After retiring from the Air Force after 30 years' service Mr. Hammes then worked for the Port of Portland for 20 years. He enjoyed working with his hands and tinkering with wood, making beautiful furniture, loved old cars, especially his 1948 Dodge, liked to travel, was an excellent cook and an avid gardener. He worked until the day he died. He was active in St. Anthony Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Surviving in addition to his wife Helen are son and daughter-in-law David and Vicke Hammes, daughter Ramona Hammes of Wilmington, N.C., grandson Joshua Hammes, sisters Edna Edgerley, LaVerne Edgerley and Luella Brinker.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 18 in St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Young's Funeral Home has handled arrangements.

Myrtle Boshears Ceglie

Aug. 3, 1910 - Sept. 3, 2006

Myrtle Boshears Ceglie, 96, of Tualatin died Sept. 3. Cause of death was Alzheimer's disease.

Born Myrtle Beelby Aug. 3, 1910, in Toronto, she immigrated to Selah, Wash., as a child and then moved to Medford. In 1976 she moved to Tigard and most recently to Tualatin. She was a homemaker and a cashier for JJ Newberry in Medford. In 1931 she married Miner Boshears, who died in 1970. In 1989 she married Joe Ceglie. He died in 1998.

Survivors include sons Kenneth Boshears, Gary Boshears and Dennis Boshears, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Donations in memory of Myrtle Boshears Ceglie may be made to the Albertina Kerr Centers.

Young's Funeral Home has handled arrangements.

Florence Nible

May 11, 1928 - Sept. 5, 2006

Florence Nible, 78, died Sept. 5 of lung cancer.

She was born Florence Balance on May 11, 1928, in Antler, N.D. A homemaker, she lived in San Fernando, Calif., before moving to Ashland. She relocated to King City in 1994 and most recently lived in Wilsonville. In 1981 she married Ray Nible, who survives her. Also surviving are sons Pat Lealos, John Lealos, Gary Lealos and Terry Lealos; daughters Debra Hrisoulas, Shelly Yates and Diana Hodges; sisters Marvel Paschal and Marcella Papa; plus 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Sept. 9 in Wilsonville.

Mabel R. Rudderham

May 2, 1920 - Sept. 6, 2006

Mabel R. Rudderham, 86, of Beaverton died Sept. 6. She had lived in the metro area for 52 years.

She was born May 2, 1920, in Gastonia, N.C. Her maiden name was Robinson, and she spent one year in college in North Carolina. In 1942 she married Francis F. Rudderham, who died in 1996. A homemaker, Mrs. Rudderham also worked as a teller at the US National Bank. Surviving are brothers Ben and Edwin Robinson and several nieces and nephews.

A service was held Sept. 14 in Tigard Church of God, where Mrs. Rudderham was a member.

Donations in memory of Mabel R. Rudderham may be sent to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Young's Funeral Home has handled arrangements.

Sylvia Irene Palm

Feb. 24, 1941 - Sept. 13, 2006

Native Oregonian Sylvia Irene Palm, 65, died Sept. 13.

Born Sylvia Irene Noles on Feb. 24, 1941, in Salem, she moved to Portland as a child and graduated from Jefferson High School. In 1960 she married Francis A. Loughney, and they were later divorced. She married David Palm in 1983 and they were later divorced. Survivors include daughters Lori Loughney, Jeannie DePinto, Deborah Stanton, Cynthia Bonsant and Angela Reese; sister Janet Carney; brother William Noles; plus nine grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 20 in St. Anthony Catholic Church in Tigard.

Donations in memory of Sylvia Irene Palm may be made to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

Evelyn Bessie Karr

Oct. 9, 1918 - Sept. 13, 2006

No service has been held for Evelyn Bessie Karr, who died Sept. 13. The resident of Tigard for 49 years was 87.

She was born Evelyn Bessie Egge on Oct. 9, 1918, in Nyack, N.Y. She was a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia. She was married to George R. Karr, who died in 1997. She worked as a volunteer for many local charitable organizations, including Northwest Medical Teams International, the March of Dimes and Loaves and Fishes. She was a longtime member of Tigard Garden Club and noted for her love of dahlias. She attended Tigard Methodist Church, where she was a member of Polygon's Women's Group.

Survivors include daughter Elisabeth Husseini; sons Jon, Christopher, David and Stephen (Tiger); Peregrine, Cleod and Tory; plus six grandchildren.

In the words of her survivors she was the greatest mother and grandmother that ever was and ever will be.

Donations in memory of Evelyn Bessie Karr may be made to the Washington County Humane Society-Bonnie L. Hayes Center.

Young's Funeral Home has handled arrangements.

Bernard Charles Torrey

Nov. 6, 1916 - Sept. 15, 2006

Native Oregonian Bernard Charles Torrey, 89, who had resided in Portland and King City, died Sept. 15. Cause of death was cancer.

He was born Nov. 6, 1916, in Roseburg. In 1939 he married Alvina Metzler, who died in 1994. During World War II he served in the Army in the Aleutian Islands. He was employed as a maintenance supervisor for Western Kraft.

Survivors include daughter Sheryl Lautenschlager; sister Berniece Wilson; brother Lawrence; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Sept. 22 in Capitol Hill United Methodist Church.

Donations in memory of Bernard Charles Torrey may be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Program.

Young's Funeral Home has handled arrangements.