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Charles Lee Cooper, Jeremy David Sirokman, Joanne M. Martinson, Jane Elizabeth Walton, Emma Mae 'Marjorie' Zapf, Charles Huston Olson, Chester Elvin Fuller

Charles 'Chuck' Lee Cooper

Jan. 28, 1927-Sept. 27, 2006

Gresham resident Charles 'Chuck' Lee Cooper, 79, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center in Gresham. A private family service will be held at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland.

Chuck was born Jan. 28, 1927, in St. Paul, Ark., to John and Bertha C. (Collins) Cooper.

He joined the Navy in January 1945 and served in China and the Pacific at the end of World War II. He was honorably discharged in December 1947, having attained the rank of electricians mate third class.

Chuck married Mary Lou Harden on April 29, 1950, in Sitka, Alaska, where he served in the Alaska National Guard.

As a union electrician, he worked on projects in several states, including the Hells Canyon Dam and Alaskan Pipeline. He retired in 1989 and moved to Florence. In 2004, he moved to Sandy, in 2006 to Gresham.

Chuck was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 55 years.

Survivors include his wife of Gresham; daughter, Charlene Cooper Woods of Troutdale; son, David Lee Cooper of Danbury, Conn.; and sister, Lucille Brickley of Fairview.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Oregon Humane Society, P.O. Box 11364, Portland, 97211-0364.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Jeremy David Sirokman

Feb. 12, 1976-Sept. 26, 2006

East County resident Jeremy David Sirokman, 30, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Troutdale. A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 29, at Gresham Funeral Chapel.

Jeremy was born Feb. 12, 1976, in Denver to Edward and Connie (Phillips) Sirokman. He was raised and educated in Englewood, Colo.

In November 1999, Jeremy moved to the Portland-metro area, where he worked for various Quiznos franchises. In 2003, he became manager of the Gresham Quiznos.

On March 22, 2003, Jeremy married Charlena Ruybal in Las Vegas.

He coached fifth- and sixth-graders in the Powell Football League and coached a Parkrose Little League team.

Jeremy was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed the Denver Broncos, spending time outdoors and cooking.

Survivors include his wife of Portland; sons, Tyler Sirokman and Jacob Sirokman, both of Portland; parents of Denver; and sisters, Jennifer Waller of Pueblo, Colo., and Melissa Sirokman of Denver.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Powell Football League or Parkrose Little League.

Gresham Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Joanne M. Martinson

May 13, 1931-Sept. 28, 2006

East county resident, Joanne M. Martinson, 75, died Thursday, Sept. 28, in Gresham. A memorial service for will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at Gresham Funeral Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave.

Joanne was born May 13, 1931, in Vader, Wash., to Clifford and Ella (Skinner) Carlsen. The family moved to Portland, where she graduated from Grant High School and briefly attended Oregon State University.

Joanne returned to Portland, where she worked as a phone operator for Pacific Northwest Bell.

She met Kenneth Martinson, who worked as a phone installer and repairman. They married July 17, 1952, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Portland.

The couple settled in East County.

In 1971, Joanne returned to retail sales for Meier and Frank, Frederick and Nelson and Mervyns. She retired in 1988.

Joanne enjoyed cooking, sewing and her dogs. She was a member of East Hill Church and volunteered at St. Aidans.

Her husband preceded her in death last April.

Survivors include her sons, Steven Martinson and Daniel Martinson of Gresham and Michael Martinson and Timothy Martinson of Portland; daughter, Sarah Carpenter of Gresham; sisters, Marjorie Chandler of Bend and Ella Lee Ross of Little Rock, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, Ill., 60601-7633.

Gresham Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Jane Elizabeth Walton

Oct. 26, 1926-Sept. 25, 2006

Former Gresham resident Jane Elizabeth Walton, 79, died Monday, Sept. 25, in Portland. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Chapel of Forest Lawn Mausoleum, 400 S.W. Walters Road, Gresham.

She was born Oct. 26, 1926, in Riverhead, N.Y., to Frederick Benjamin and Edith Powell (Rackett) Wells. She was raised and educated in Riverhead.

She was married and divorced.

Jane was a waitress at Tepper's Restaurant in Riverhead.

She married Harry Walton in Riverhead in 1959. She was a homemaker.

She moved to Gresham in 1990.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1989.

She was a member of the Riverhead Moose Lodge. Jane loved cats, movies and trips to the beach.

She is survived by her son, Frederick Lukasavage of Gresham. Contributions may be made to the Casey Eye Institute, 1121 S.W. Salmon St., Suite 200, Portland, 97205-2021.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Emma Mae 'Marjorie' Zapf

June 6, 1926-Sept. 25, 2006

Gresham resident, Emma Mae 'Marjorie' Zapf, 80, died Monday, Sept. 25, in Portland. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Gresham Vineyard Fellowship, also known as Gresham Seventh-day Adventist Church, 223 S.E. Cleveland Ave. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Marjorie was born June 6, 1926, in New Orleans to Frederick Arthur and Vinvela (Butt) Dencer. When she was a child, the family moved to Buffalo, N.Y., and then to Cincinnati. She graduated from Withrow High School in Cincinnati in 1943.

Marjorie attended Stanford University for two years, the University of Indiana for one year and completed her bachelors in education at the University of Cincinnati.

She married Carl Zapf on June 15, 1951. They divorced in 1965, but remained friends.

Marjorie was a substitute teacher and homemaker to their nine children.

Marjorie moved to Gresham in 1988.

She enjoyed photography, travel and family festivities. She also enjoyed taking aqua aerobics classes at Mt. Hood Community College.

A brother, Frederick Dencer, preceded Marjorie in death.

Survivors include her sons, Jim Zapf of San Diego, Carl Zapf of Eureka, Calif., and Stephen Zapf of Philadelphia; daughters, Bonnie Tesch of Milwaukee, Wis., Sarah Wells of Fargo, N.D., Diane DeFord of Waterville, Wash., Laurie MacMillan of Mason, Wash., Cindy Zapf of Gresham and Holly Zapf of Portland; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to Providence St. Vincent's Hospital Medical Foundation where the Need is Greatest Fund, 9205 S.W. Barnes Road, Portland, 97225.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Charles Huston Olson

Oct. 26, 1908-Sept. 25, 2006

Gresham resident Charles Huston Olson, 97, died Monday, Sept. 25, in Gresham. A viewing will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at the chapel of Forest Lawn Mausoleum, 400 S.W. Walters Road, Gresham. Private interment will follow at Willamette National Cemetery.

He was born on Oct. 26, 1908, in Linwood, Utah, to Charles and Celinda (Twitchell) Olson. He graduated from high school in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Charles received a bachelor in music from the University of Utah in 1936 and a master's in education from the University of Oregon in 1956.

Charles enlisted in the Army on Aug. 15, 1940. He served as an Army captain in the Pacific Theater. He was honorably discharged on April 17, 1946.

He married C. Fae Cottam on June 5, 1938, in Salt Lake City. They moved to Gresham in 1946. He designed and built their home.

Charles was a math teacher and ski coach from 1946 to 1974 at Gresham and Centennial high schools.

He was a member of the East County Orchestra, an instructor for many years at the Mt. Hood Ski School and was affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2004 and daughter, Christine Jones, on Aug. 6, 2006.

Survivors include his sons, Kent Olson of Husum Wash., Eric Olson of Portland, Gregg Olson of Salem and Nils Olson of The Dalles; sister, Mary Almond of Wilton, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the Oregon Symphony, Attn: Development Department, 921 S.W. Washington St., Suite 200, Portland, 97205, or to the Nature Conservancy, Worldwide Office, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA, 22203-1606.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Chester Elvin Fuller

Dec. 30, 1919-Sept. 26, 2006

Chester Elvin Fuller, 86, of Gresham died Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Gresham. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. A funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland.

He was born on Dec. 30, 1919, in Wasco to Chester and Gladys (Little) Fuller. He graduated from Franklin High School and attended Portland Community College.

He enlisted in the Army on Oct. 27, 1942. He served as a medic in World War II. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 13, 1946.

He married Kathryn Hedifant on April 13, 1947, in Portland.

He worked as a post office quality control supervisor. He retired after 40 years in 1989.

He coached Little League teams and was a past president of the Portland Amateur Baseball Association.

He loved golf and was a member of the Gresham Elks. He has lived in Gresham for seven years.

Survivors include his wife of Gresham; son, Jimmy Fuller of Wood Village; daughters, Joanne Johns of Gresham and Dyanne Downing of Alvin, Texas; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to Providence Hospice, Attn: Development Department, 2731 Wetmore, Suite 500, Everett, WA, 98201.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.