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Obituaries, October 14

Larson, Tighe, Meinig, Zimmerman, Caldwell

Virginia Irma Larson

Sept. 3, 1915-Oct. 9, 2006

Gresham resident Virginia Irma Larson, 91, died Monday, Oct. 9, in Gresham. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Virginia was born Sept. 3, 1915, in Leith, N.D., to Ameal and Haddie (Cowan) Brinkman. She graduated from high school in North Dakota. She attended one year of business college in Portland.

In 1937, she moved to Salem.

Virginia worked in the shipyards during World War II. She married Raymond Larson on March 24, 1946, in Portland. They later moved to Gresham, where she worked as a bookkeeper for Copeland Lumber and on the family farm.

They moved the farm to Estacada in the late 1960s. She then returned to Gresham.

Her husband preceded her in death.

Virginia enjoyed traveling, hiking and fishing, and was an avid rock hound. She was a member of Garfield Community Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Arlene Larson of Vancouver, Wash.; sisters, Enid Treanor of Boring, Margaret Brooten of Gresham, Irene Wentlandt of Bismark, N.D., and Elizabeth Spring of Wilsonville; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Rebecca 'Becky' Tighe

June 7, 1976-Oct. 10, 2006

Gresham resident Rebecca 'Becky' Tighe, 30, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Gresham. A rosary will be said at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Gresham Memorial Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave. A funeral will follow.

Becky was born June 7, 1976, in San Bernardino, Calif., to Tim and Marykate (Lambert) Tighe. She was raised and educated in Omaha, Neb.

She later moved to Graham, Texas, where she married Tony Clem in 1993. They later divorced.

Becky moved to Portland in 2000. She received her general education diploma and earned an associate's degree as a paralegal. She was employed at a district attorney's office.

Becky enjoyed reading, fishing and spending time with her son.

Survivors include her son, Dakota Clem of Gresham; parents, Tim Tighe of Vancouver, Wash., and Marykate Lambert of Gresham; sisters, Shawna Davis of Graham and Charity Hutto of Trinidad, Colo.; and brother, Jonathan Tighe of Vancouver.

Remembrances can be made at any U.S. Bank in care of Marykate Lambert.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Cheryl Faye Meinig

March 28, 1947-Oct. 12, 2006

Cheryl Faye Meinig, 59, a resident of Boring, died Thursday, Oct. 12. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham.

She was born March 28, 1947.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Meinig of Boring; sons, Troy Meinig and Travis Meinig of Boring; brother, Colin Johnson of Gresham; and sister, Brenda Johnson Weber of Portland.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

A full obituary to run at a later date.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Arnold Arthur Zimmerman

Feb. 27, 1924-Oct. 11, 2006

Arnold Arthur Zimmerman, 82, a resident of Boring, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 39901 Pleasant St., Sandy. Private burial will follow at Sandy Ridge Cemetery.

Arnold was born on Feb. 27, 1924, in Royalton, Minn., to William and Ethel (Nelson) Zimmerman. He attended Royalton High School.

He enlisted in the Navy on Feb. 27, 1945, and served on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Sicily. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 16, 1947.

He married Darlene Holz on Sept. 5, 1949, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Dixville, Minn.

Arnold attended Hanson's Auto Body Repair School in Royalton and traveled to North Dakota to work on the Garrison Dam.

Arnold spent the summer of 1955 in Greenland working on the Thule Air Force Runway.

The couple then moved to Boring, where he was employed at Reynolds Metal for more than 30 years. He also grew raspberries from 1958 to 1989. The couple started with a few fruit vines and expanded to seven and a half acres.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He also enjoyed reading and playing cards. Arnold was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene Zimmerman of Boring; daughters, Edie Granum of Rancho Mirage, Calif., Donna Steele of West Linn, LaVerne Hartwick of Portland and Bev Wilson of Boring; sons, Mel Zimmerman of Barnett, Miss., and Sale Zimmerman of Boring; sisters, Bertha Norby of Wynona, Minn., Mable Lebo of Carlisle, Pa., and Martha Masden of College Place, Wash.; brothers, Raymond Zimmerman of Isle, Minn., Carl Zimmerman of Brier, Wash., and Allen Zimmerman of Wasilla, Alaska; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Becky Christine Caldwell

Oct. 2, 1958-Oct. 1, 2006

Troutdale resident Becky Christine Caldwell, 47, died Sunday, Oct. 1, in Portland. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at East Hill Youth Center, 50 N.W. Fifth St., Gresham. Private interment will follow at Willamette National Cemetery.

Becky was born Oct. 2, 1958, in Salmon, Idaho, to Kenneth and Adeline (Perrnoud) Anderson. She graduated from Mackay High School in Mackay, Idaho.

She married Christopher Caldwell on Oct. 10, 1981, in Boise, Idaho.

She received an associate of arts degree from Mt. Hood Community College and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Eastern Oregon University in 2003.

During her career, she worked at Ifeco and at Idaho Power. She worked as an administrative assistant at Oregon State University and was an executive administrator with Sorenson and Associates Marketing Research for 14 years.

Becky moved to Troutdale 14 years ago.

She loved cooking, sewing and traveling to Cannon Beach. She was a member of The Chapel, a Foursquare Church in Troutdale.

Becky was preceded in death by one brother, Ken Anderson.

Survivors include her husband, Chris Caldwell of Troutdale; daughters, Sara Ferguson of Beaverton, Rachel Caldwell of Tucson Ariz., Michelle Caldwell, Jesse Caldwell and Daniele Caldwell of Troutdale; parents, Kenneth Anderson of Mackay and Adeline Anderson of Boise; brothers, Arthur Anderson of Boise and Don Anderson of Hermiston; and one granddaughter.

Remembrances can be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1400, New York, NY 10122.

American Burial and Cremation of Oregon, Gresham is handling arrangements.