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Obituaries for Aug. 3

Aaron C. Winegar III

Aug. 7, 1970-July 29, 2011

Fairview resident Aaron C. Winegar III, 40, died Friday, July 29, at his home.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the East Portland Moose Lodge, 16411 N.E. Halsey St.

Aaron was born Aug. 7, 1970, in Gresham to Aaron Jr. and Dianna (Salathe) Winegar. Aaron was raised and educated in Troutdale, where he played soccer and baseball.

Aaron worked as a cook for many years at Heidi's of Gresham and at other restaurants.

Aaron enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews and his family. He liked to meet with his friends at the Hangout to play pool, darts and sports. He was a Ducks and Trail Blazers fan, never missing a game on television.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, Cathy, of Gresham; mother of Portland; sisters, Melissa Hernandez of Gresham and Lacy Catabay of Portland; and brothers, Randy Winegar of Fairview and Bryan Winegar of Gresham.

Omega Funeral Home and Cremation is handling arrangements.

Marjorie Ann Johnston

March 14, 1928-July 25, 2011

Gresham resident Marjorie Ann Johnston died Monday, July 25, at Marquis Care at Centennial, surrounded by family. She was 83.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at St. Therese Catholic Church, 1260 N.E. 132nd Ave., Portland.

Marjorie was born March 14, 1928, in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Peter and Magdalena Checkwick. The family moved to the Portland area in the 1930s and Marjorie graduated from Jefferson High School in 1946.

On June 14, 1952, she married Harrold Glenn Johnston. After the birth of their son, Marjorie and Harrold, along with her parents, moved to Southern California.

Marjorie, Harrold, their children and her parents moved back to the Portland area in 1962. The family attended St. Therese Catholic Church for almost 30 years. It was always Marjorie and Harrold's dream to retire to the Oregon Coast, so in 1991 they moved to Pacific City, where Harrold built a home. They attended St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Marjorie and Harrold moved back to Portland in 2004 to be closer to family. Harrold preceded her in death in February 2007. Marjorie moved to Powell Valley Assisted Living in Gresham.

Marjorie loved crafts, playing cards and working with ceramics as well as mosaic tile work. She was a member of Take Off Pounds Sensibly in California and Oregon for about 40 years. She loved cooking and baking, especially German recipes handed down in her family. In later years, her love for roses, rhododendrons and daphne grew. One of her many true delights was sugar snap peas and cherry tomatoes fresh from the garden. She loved being with her family most of all.

Survivors include her son, Randal Johnston of Hood River; daughters, Kimberlie Peil of Gresham and Lauren Fox of Gresham; brother, Donald Checkwick of Leesburg, Fla.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

William H. Peacock Jr.

June 6, 1948-July 30, 2011

Gresham resident William H. Peacock Jr. died Saturday, July 30, in Portland. He was 63.

At his request, no services will be held.

Bill was born June 6, 1948, in Biloxi, Miss., to William Sr. and Myrtle (Crosby) Peacock. He served in the Army from 1967 to 1970, serving in the Vietnam War.

Bill was a journeyman union electrician. He married Marleen Vogel.

Survivors include his wife; sons, William, John and Jeff; daughter, Megan; and two grandchildren.

Aftercare Cremation and Burial Service is handling arrangements.

Dorothy Wilma Kempf

Nov. 12, 1933-July 29, 2011

Gresham resident Dorothy Wilma Kempf, 77, died Friday, July 29.

No services will be held.

Dorothy was born Nov. 12, 1933, in Central City, S.D., to John and Minnie (Van Gueest) Brest. Dorothy attended Girls Polytechnic High School in Portland.

On Oct. 4, 1971, she married Thomas Kempf in Bend.

Dorothy was a grocery checker at Albertsons in Portland. She was a Methodist. Her interests included gardening and cooking. She loved pets and wildlife, including the squirrels and raccoons in her yard.

Survivors include her husband; sons, Michael Pardue of Estacada, Steven Pardue of Welches and Martin Pardue of Portland; many grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4380 S.W. Macadam Ave., Suite 210, Portland, 97239.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Kathleen J. Mozena

Dec. 18, 1946-July 25, 2011

Troutdale resident Kathleen J. Mozena died Monday, July 25, of pulmonary fibrosis at her home with her husband by her side. She was 64.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Corbett Community Church, 34309 N.E. Mershon Road, Corbett. A memorial tour of her Lost Acres garden will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at 30815 E. Woodard Road, Troutdale.

Kathy was born Dec. 18, 1946, in Nevada City, Calif., to Ellsworth and Jeanne Sherman. She graduated from Nevada Union High School and received a degree from Sierra College in 1966. Kathy moved to Gresham in 1970.

On Oct. 22, 1983, she married Jim Mozena at Menucha Retreat in Corbett. They moved to Springdale/Corbett in 1988.

Kathy was a health care business office manager. She also started and owned Wildflowers at Lost Acres, a flower design business.

Kathy was a state officer for California Rainbow Girls from 1962 to 1965. She was a master gardener and did garden and home design. She specialized in holding large family gatherings and meals. She volunteered with the children's ministry at Corbett Community Church.

Her daughter, Kara McKinney, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband; son, Ryan Epperson of Wheatland, Calif.; stepsons, Bryan Mozena of Gresham and Kevin Mozena of Happy Valley; stepdaughter, Vicki Campbell of Tigard; brother, Earl Sherman of Astoria; 11 grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Kathy's Nigeria Water Well, Project 827, East Hill Church Sahel Development Fund, P.O. Box 650, Gresham, 97030.

Omega Funeral Home and Cremation Service is handling arrangements.

Dianne Marie Nelson

March 26, 1954-July 28, 2011

Former East County resident Dianne Marie Nelson, 57, died Thursday, July 28, in Happy Valley.

Viewing hours will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at St. James Catholic Church, 218 W. 12th St., Vancouver, Wash. A concluding committal service will be at Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland.

Dianne was born March 26, 1954, in Newport to Robert and Marjorie (Johns) Madaris. Dianne graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Portland.

On July 5, 1986, she married Patrick H. Nelson in Portland. Dianne worked for the Portland Police Bureau for many years as a police clerical specialist.

Dianne's interests included knitting, crocheting, making blankets, collecting rocks, gardening, baking cookies, decorating cakes, scrapbooking, making cards, genealogy, photography, craft projects and tole painting.

Survivors include her husband; sons, Darrell Nelson of Happy Valley and Grady Nelson of Wilsonville; mother of Vancouver; brother, Robert Madaris of Honolulu, Hawaii; and three grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kaiser Hospice, 2701 N.W. Vaughn St., Portland, 97210; or to the American Cancer Society, 0330 S.W. Curry St., Portland, 97239.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.