Avis Brustuen

Jan. 16, 1918 - Sept. 19, 2006

Avis Brustuen, 88, a Tigard resident since 1995, died Sept. 19 of leukemia.

She was born Avis Nordquist on Jan. 16, 1918, in Millbank. S.D. She graduated from Winona State Teachers College and

taught in Minnesota.

In 1942 she married Reuben Brustuen. He died in 1975.

Surviving are daughters Barbara Gens and Kari Paulson; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Tuesday at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Tigard.

Donations in memory of Avis Brustuen may be made to the Laukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Cremation Services in Winston-Salem, N.C., has handled arrangements.

Hazel Jean Dayton

Nov. 18, 1915 - Sept. 18, 2006

Hazel Jean Dayton died Sept. 18 at age 90.

She was born Hazel Jean Mortimer on Nov. 18, 1915, in Longheed, Alberta, Canada.

Immigrating to Medford in 1949, she moved to Portland that same year. She later lived in Junction City, Eugene, Tigard and King City before returning to Portland in July.

A homemaker, she had been a volunteer substitute teacher in Eugene.

In 1949 she married Frank B. Dayton, who died in 1985.

Sons Stuart and Thad, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren survive her.

Donations in memory of Hazel Jean Dayton may be made to Providence Medical Center Hospice.

Rose City Cemetery and Funeral Home has handled arrangements.

Emma Graves

July 25, 1908 - Sept. 16, 2006

Emma Graves died Sept. 16 at age 98.

She was born Emma Schellenberger on July 25, 1908, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, immigrated to Portland in 1920, and later lived in Sherwood and King City.

In 1935 she married Donald A. Graves.

Mrs. Graves was preceded in death by daughter Janice Morgan, who died in 1999, and by husband Donald, who died in 2005.

Son Dick Graves, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren survive her.

Donations in memory of Emma Graves may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Riverview Abbey has been in charge of arrangements.

Frank Gayle Hausmann

Feb. 15, 1926 - Sept. 23, 2006

Frank Gayle Hausmann, who moved from Anchorage to Tigard in 1986, died Sept. 23 at age 80.

He was born Feb. 15, 1926, in St. Louis, Mo.

During World War II he served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific and was called again to serve during the Korean conflict.

In 1951 he married Rita Poole.

He was a graduate of Washington University.

He was a mechanical engineer and manager for Standard Oil of Ohio, later British Petroleum Oil, where he worked for 33 years.

Survivors include his wife Rita; daughters Alice Fay and Anne McGreevy; son Frank Hausmann Jr.; sister Jane Skogstad; and seven grandchildren.

A funeral service took place Sept. 28 in Finley-Sunset Hills Mortuary.

Maurice S. Iverson

Feb. 16, 1923 - Sept. 22, 2006

Maurice S. Iverson of Tualatin died Sept. 22 at age 83. He has lived in the metro area since 1976.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Portland.

Mr. Iverson was born Feb. 16. 1923, in Valley City, N.D.

He was employed as a mechanical engineer at Tektronix.

Niece Karen Iverson survives him.

Donations in the name of Maurice S. Iverson may be made to the Valley City State University Foundation.

Young's Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Janet C. Jarrett

July 24, 1920 - Sept. 28, 2006

Janet C. Jarrett, 86, died Sept. 28 of lung cancer.

Born Janet C. Linstrum on July 24, 1920, in Fresno, Calif., she lived most of her life in California before moving to Portland in 1992 and to King City in 2001. She owned restaurants, was a caterer and sold real estate in California.

In 1941 she married Paul J. Jarrett, who died in 1977.

She is survived by daughters Kirsten List, Karen Jarrett and Susan Alvarez; brother Clarence Linstrum; sister Greta Crow; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service was held Tuesday in Calvin Presbyterian Church in Tigard.

Donations in memory of Janet C. Jarrett may be made to any food bank.

Autumn Funeral and Cremation has handled arrangements.

Robert L. Kent

July 31, 1928 - Sept. 4, 2006

Robert L. (Bob) Kent, 78, a resident of Tigard for the past 30 years, died Sept. 4, 2006. Cause of death was pancreatic cancer.

He was born July 31, 1928, in Portland. He graduated from West Linn High School and Lewis and Clark College.

He was vice president of Western Equipment Co. of Portland, a heavy equipment company.

Survivors include his wife Judith, whom he had married in 1968; daughter Tara Lematta; sons Gary, Greg and Robert; brother Fred; and six grandchildren.

Contributions in memory of Robert L. Kent may be made to the Humane Education Department of the Oregon Humane Society.

Arrangements are being handled by Crown Memorial Center.

Juanita F. Mohr

Sept. 27, 1918 - Sept. 30, 2006

Juanita F. Mohr died Sept. 30, three days after her 88th birthday. She had lived in Beaverton since 1946.

A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. today at Crescent Grove Cemetery in Tigard.

Mrs. Mohr, whose maiden name was Pierce, was born Sept. 27, 1918, in Vancouver, Wash.

In 1939 she married Sigmund Mohr. He died in 2001.

Surviving are sons Gary and Gregory; sister Opal Funke; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Donations in memory of Juanita F. Mohr may be made to Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd., where she was a member.

Pegg, Paxson, and Springer Chapel is handling arrangements.

Sandra Jane Olson

Aug. 29, 1944-Sept. 27, 2006

Sandra Jane Olson, 62, died Sept. 27 in her Tigard home, following an eight-year battle with breast cancer.

Mrs. Olson, whose maiden name was Dickenson, was born Aug. 29, 1944, in Bremerton, Wash.

As a small child she moved with her family to Talent, where she was raised and educated. Following high school she attended the Good Samaritan School of Nursing, graduating in 1969. She worked at Good Samaritan Hospital as a registered nurse for four years.

In 1972 she married John Olson in Portland.

The family moved to Tigard in 1973. She was a dedicated homemaker and very active in her church. She had a great heart for both the poor and the black community.

Survivors include her husband John, to whom she was married for 35 years; daughter Kimberly Otterlei; son Kirk; father John Dickinson; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Monday in Lake Oswego.

Donations in memory of Sandra Jane Olson may be sent to The Good Samaritan Ministries, Senegal Satellite either directly or through Alternative Burial and Cremation Funeral Home, 14889 S.W. Tualatin-Sherwood Road, No. 404, Sherwood, OR 97140.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Evelyn Marie Smeed

Jan. 10, 1916 - Sept. 28, 2006

Native Oregonian Evelyn Marie Smeed, a recent resident of Tualatin and Tigard, died Sept. 28 at age 90.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Shelter A, south of the tennis courts, in Washington Park.

Mrs. Smeed, whose maiden name was Cameron, was born Jan. 10, 1916, in Portland.

She graduated from Lincoln High School and the University of Oregon.

In 1941 she married John K. Smeed and they were later divorced.

Surviving are daughter Shelby Crecraft; son James; sisters Gloria Herder and Aileen Molthu; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Donations in the name of Evelyn Marie Smeed may be made to the Nature Conservancy.

Arrangements are being handled by Autumn Funerals and Cremations.

Beverly Jean Towne

July 25, 1927 - Sept. 24, 2006

Beverly Jean Towne, 79, a Tigard resident since 1996, died Sept. 24.

Born Beverly Hoeflein on July 25, 1927, in Fort Worth, Texas, she graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and moved to Colorado in 1960. She was an office administrator for the Phelps-Dodge Corporation.

She was divorced from husband Arthur H. Towne.

Sons Bradford and Trent and brother Jack Steele survive her.

Autumn Funeral and Cremation has handled arrangements.

Marilyn Lorene Wetzell

March 13, 1930-Sept. 24, 2006

Marilyn Lorene Wetzell, a Tigard resident since 1996, died Sept. 24 at age 76.

Born Marilyn Lorene Bucklin on March 13, 1930, in Cathlamet, Wash., she moved to Springfield as a teenager.

A homemaker, she lived in Vancouver, Wash., then in Coos Bay for 26 years before moving to Tigard.

In 1956 she married Robert J. Wetzell, who survives her.

She is also survived by sons Scott and Mark; daughters Deanna Wetzell and Dawna Cantrell; brother Russell Bucklin; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A funeral service was held Sept. 29 in Attrell's Sherwood Funeral Chapel.

Inez Bonita Richardson

Aug. 10, 1910 - Sept. 30, 2006

Inez Bonita Richardson, 96, of Lake Oswego died Sept. 30.

Mrs. Richardson, whose maiden name was Trefry, attended high school in Hazelton, Idaho.

She worked as a cosmetologist for many years.

In 1928 she married Victor Kelley and they owned and operated the Texaco Service Station in Hazelton until 1953. Mr. Kelley died in 1959.

In 1965 she married Earl A. Richardson in Twin Falls, Idaho, where they lived for many years. Mr. Richardson died in 1991.

Mrs. Richardson moved from Twin Falls to the Portland area in 1993.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her hobbies were crocheting and reading.

Surviving are son Eldon (Jack) Kelley of Helena, Mont., and daughter Norma Jean Worley of Zapata, Texas; plus four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Cornwell Colonial Chapel at Wilsonville is handling arrangements.

Jim Lee Hookie

Sept. 9, 1943 - Sept. 30, 2006

Jim Lee Hookie, 63, of Tigard suffered an apparent heart attack and died Saturday.

A graveside service with military honors will be conducted today at 1 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery.

Mr. Hookie was born Sept. 3, 1943, in Lake Preston, S.D., and as a young child moved with his parents to Portland, where he was raised and educated in the metro area.

During the Vietnam war he served in the Navy for seven years.

He played for the 49ers farm team and on several basketball and softball teams.

He held various management-level positions while employed at Tektronix, retiring from that company in 1999.

He was an avid golfer.

Survivors include his wife Ann; sons Joe Hookie, Larry Turner, Jeff Turner and Greg Turner; daughter Kim Potratz; sisters DeVonna McClain and Marcine Danz; brothers Dean, Jerry and Jack Hookie; plus nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Contributions in memory of Jim Lee Hookie may be sent to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences for the family may be left at

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