Obituaries for Sept. 28


Ronald Leslie Anderson

July 2, 1936 - Sept. 23, 2006

Ronald Leslie Anderson, 70, of Wilsonville died Saturday.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in New Hope Community Church. Military honors will follow the service at Willamette National Cemetery at 3 p.m.

Mr. Anderson was born July 2, 1936, in Fulton, S.D.

He was employed as a safety officer for Overton Construction Company.

Surviving are his wife Bonnie (Yvonne) Anderson; daughters Kimberly Blanchard and Shannon Schlabach; and son Erin; plus seven grandchildren.

Contributions in memory of Ronald Leslie Anderson may be made to the Coalition for Troop Support.

Lincoln Memorial is in charge of arrangements.

Kansa Rina Kaufman

Nov. 22, 1963 - Sept. 19, 2006

Kansa Rina Kaufman, 42, died Sept. 19 at her home in Tigard.

A gathering of her friends took place Sunday in her home. Her ashes will be scattered at a later date.

Mrs. Kaufman was born Nov. 22, 1963, in Seward, Alaska. She grew up in various communities in southeast Alaska before moving with her family to Anchorage in 1971.

She moved to Oregon in 1998 and married Scott Glazer in 1999. They lived in Lake Oswego for a brief time before settling in Tigard later that year.

Mrs. Kaufman was a shareholder of Calista Corporation.

She was an accomplished artist in many fields, including painting and photography. She was active in the fine arts community of Anchorage for several years and continued painting after her move to Oregon.

Her family wrote: 'Kansa was an amazing woman who always spoke her mind. Her thirst for life, in spite of all obstacles, kept our fires going, and she will be missed deeply.'

Survivors include husband Scott Glazer of Tigard; sons Kento Azegami of Tigard and Brendan Mize of House Springs, Mo.; sisters Vamori Burgheim of Willow, Alaska, and Melissa Blanchard of Sherwood; brothers Sigfrid Kaufman of Kwigillingok, Alaska, and Ethan Kaufman of Tyonek, Alaska; and mother Agnes Kaufman of Anchorage.

The family of Kansa Rina Kaufman requests that donations in her name be made to the Spondylitis Association of America.

Young's Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Laura Eileen Hamel

Feb. 5, 1922 - Sept. 19, 2006

No service has been held for Laura Eileen Hamel of Beaverton who died Sept. 19 at age 84.

Mrs. Hamel, whose maiden name was Rabe, was born Feb. 5, 1922, in St. Charles, S.D.

In 1957 she married Clarence Hamel.

She lived in McMinnville between 1935 and 1939, in Portland from 1939 to 1962 and in Beaverton from 1962 to the present.

Mrs. Hamel had been employed as a legal secretary at the Multnomah County Department of Assessment and Taxation.

She was preceded in death by husband Clarence in 1972.

Surviving are daughters Alison Hamel and Gayle Hamel; son Kris Hamel; and brother Stan Rabe of Renton, Wash.

Donations in memory of Laura Eileen Hamel may be made to the American Heart Association and/or the National Kidney Foundation.

Springer and Son Aloha Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Frances Louella Konschu

Aug. 22, 1916 - Aug. 26, 2006

Frances Louella Konschu died Aug. 26 following a short illness. The resident of King City was 90.

She was born Aug. 22, 1916, in Colfax, Wash., to Conrad and Katie Shierman and was raised on the family farm.

After she married Peter Konschu in 1942 in Spokane, Wash., they began farming in the St. John area in Washington.

In 1983 they retired and moved to King City to be closer to their family. Mr. Konschu died approximately 11 years ago.

Mrs. Konschu loved her family, friends, baking and crocheting blankets.

Surviving are son and daughter-in-law Delbert and Pam Konschu of Gaston; five grandchildren Del Jr., Robbie, Christine, Sara and Katie, a great-granddaughter Stephanie and two yet-to-be-born great-grandbabies, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Services for Frances Louella Konschu are pending until the late spring next year.

Young's Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Frances Milliman

May 4, 1918 - Sept. 19, 2006

Frances Milliman, 88, died Sept 19 of emphysema.

Born Frances Durning May 4, 1918, in Highland Falls, N.Y., she moved to Portland in 1941.

Her husband Roy Milliman, whom she married in 1941, died in 1957.

Daughter Priscilla Dawson and brother, the actor Charles Durning, plus five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren survive her.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday in St. Anthony Catholic Church, to which memorial contributions may be sent.

Young's Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Stephen Boyd Panther

Feb. 13, 1944 - Sept. 24, 2006

Stephen Boyd Panther, 62, of Tualatin died Sept. 24 from Lou Gehrig's disease.

A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Boones Ferry Community Church in Tualatin.

Born Feb. 13, 1944, he lived in Salem until 1991 and then in Tualatin from 1991 until his death.

In 1944 he married Jean Potter.

He was employed in the printing industry and most recently with Lincoln and Allen Company.

Survivors in addition to his wife Jean include daughters Debra Panther and Jammy Panther; sons Stephen (Mark) Panther and Dean Panther; mother Angeline Panther; and sisters Judy Palfry and Anita Hampton; plus eight grandchildren.

Contributions in memory of Stephen Boyd Panther may be made to the Royal Family Kids Camp, c/o Boones Ferry Community Church, 20500 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, Tualatin 97062.

Young's Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Ernest D. Smith

April 24, 1917 - Sept. 21, 2006

Ernest D. Smith, a recent resident of Lake Oswego, died Sept. 21 at age 89. Cause of death was pneumonia.

He was born April 24, 1917, in Willows, Calif.

During World War II he served in the Army in the Pacific theater and was awarded the Bronze Star.

In 1942 he married Jane Wheeler. She died in 1997.

He moved to Portland in 1965, to King City in 1995 and most recently to Lake Oswego.

An optician, he co-owned Master Opticians and later managed both Doctor's Optical and the Portland Eye Group Dispensary.

Survivors include son Dean Smith; daughter Janna Brown; sister Florence Brown; brother Alfred Brown; plus several grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Tuesday in Lake Grove Presbyterian Church.

Donations in memory of Ernest D. Smith may be made to the American Lung Association.

Arrangements have been handled by Riverview Abbey.

Ursula Mary Sprinker

July 5, 1920 - Sept. 26, 2006

Ursula Mary Sprinker, who had moved from Salem to Beaverton in 1980, died Tuesday. She was 86.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday in Maryville Nursing Home Chapel.

Mrs. Sprinker, whose maiden name was Boskovich, was born July 5, 1920, in Tacoma, where she lived until 1947.

She graduated in 1938 from Aquinas Academy in Tacoma.

In 1946 she married Lucas Sprinker. He died in 1978.

Mrs. Sprinker worked for Meier and Frank in Salem and Portland for about 15 years, retiring in 1983 as a department manager.

She also worked as a volunteer in the guild at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Beaverton.

Daughter Karen Sprinker preceded her in death.

Surviving are her sons, Gordon and Michael Sprinker; brother and sister-in-law, George and Yvonne Boskovich; sisters-in-law Mary Boskovich and Cashmere Boskovich; and three grandchildren.

Donations in memory of Ursula Mary Sprinker may be made to the Spear Breast Center, c/o Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

Pegg, Paxson and Springer Chapel is handling arrangements.

Joyce Marie Ward

June 9, 1933 - Sept. 16, 2006

Joyce Marie Ward, 73, of Beaverton died Sept. 16.

She was born Joyce Marie Sindelar on June 9, 1933, in Schuyler, Neb.

In 1955 she married C. E. Chuck Ward.

She had lived in Beaverton since 1974, having moved from Bellevue, Neb., where she worked for the Bellevue School District for approximately eight years. She was employed at the Beaverton School District for 20 years. At one time she had worked as a civilian secretary for the Air Force at SAC headquarters in Omaha, Neb.

Surviving in addition to her husband C. E. Chuck Ward are sons Michael and Mark; sister Phyllis Leigh; and two grandchildren.

Donations in memory of Joyce Marie Ward may be made to the Osteoporosis Foundation.

A memorial service for Mrs. Ward will be held at a later date. Pegg, Paxson and Springer Chapel is handling arrangements.

Donald James Davis

Jan. 16, 1937 - July 20, 2006

Native Oregonian Donald James Davis, 68, died July 20 in Forest Grove.

Born Jan. 16, 1937, in Portland, he lived and went to school in Tigard, graduating with the high school class of 1955.

He became an electrician and worked in the Portland area for 45 years.

He moved to Jewell in 1976, where he resided for the rest of his life.

He was preceded in death by daughter Catherine Davis; sister Helen Griffin; parents Elizabeth and Donald Davis; and nephew Charles Griffin.

Surviving are his wife Jane; sons John and Christopher, daughter Elizabeth; niece Sheri Smith; and grandchildren Melissa, Brian and Sarah Rose.

Margaret S. Waterman

Oct. 22, 1919 - Sept. 18, 2006

Margaret S. Waterman, 86, a resident of Tigard since 1974, died Sept. 18.

She was born Margaret Stevenson on Oct. 22, 1919, in Columbus, Neb. In 1941 she married Robert L. Waterman, who died in 1994.

Survivors include son Robert L. Waterman Jr.; daughter Anne McKee; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Sept. 21 in Calvin Presbyterian Church in Tigard.

Donations in memory of Margaret S. Waterman may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Young's Funeral Home 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. The 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 handled arrangements.