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Obituaries Oct. 25

McNally, Zimmerman, Pigg, Smith and DeCamp

Marjorie Jean McNally

Aug. 11, 1928-Oct. 19, 2006

Gresham resident Marjorie Jean McNally, 78, died Thursday, Oct. 19, at her home. At her request, no formal services will he held.

Marjorie was born Aug. 11, 1928, in Portland to Edward and Garnet (Murrell) McLees. She was raised and educated in the Parkrose area, and graduated from Parkrose High School in 1946.

In 1949, Marjorie married Warren G. Smith in Portland. He preceded her in death in 1973. In 1978, she married Charles H. McNally in Reno.

Marjorie lived in Gresham and Zig Zag. She was a homemaker, but held various secretarial jobs over the years.

Marjorie was a member of the Mt. Hood Golf Club in Welches. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed sewing and cooking.

In April 2001, Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband. She was also preceded in death by her stepson, Charles McNally.

Survivors include by her daughters, Linda Kramer of Gresham and Julie Franz of Portland; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Providence Hospice or All Saints Catholic School.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Katherine Lena Zimmerman

June 9, 1920-Oct. 18, 2006

Longtime Gresham resident Katherine Lena Zimmerman, 86, died Wednesday, Oct. 18.

No formal services will be held. Private interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery, Aberdeen, S.D.

Katherine was born June 9, 1920, in Chicago to Andrew and Katie (Lump) Schmidt. She was raised and educated in Chicago, where she graduated from Lucy Flower High School in the late 1930s.

Shortly after graduation, she worked as a restaurant hostess with Harding and Williams.

On Jan. 4, 1941, Katherine married Robert Zimmerman in Chicago. She was a homemaker, but in the 1960s she worked as a keypunch operator for United Airlines.

Katherine has lived in Gresham for 30 years.

On March 10, 2004, Katherine was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Chubb of Boston; and sister, Norma Post of San Antonio.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Alma Pigg

April 12, 1914-Oct. 18, 2006

Former Gresham resident Alma Pigg, 92, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, in San Jose, Calif.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, also at Bateman Carroll. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 400 S.W. Walters Drive, Gresham.

Alma was born April 12, 1914, in Streeter, N.D., to Jacob and Magdalena (Fisher) Remmick. She attended elementary school in Streeter.

In 1932, Alma married John Stickel. He died in 1946.

On April 5, 1947, she married George Pigg in Vancouver, Wash. They moved to the Parkrose area in 1948, and to Gresham in 1961. In 2000, Alma moved to Sandy. Then, in 2003, she moved to San Jose to be near her son.

Alma was a homemaker, but held various jobs throughout the years. She was a longtime member of Orient Drive Baptist Church.

On Nov. 14, 1999, Alma was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include her sons, Orville Stickel of Cupertino, Calif., and Jim Pigg of Crossett, Ark.; brothers, Les Remmick of Sandy and Ervin Remmick of Chaska, Minn.; sisters, Jean Wolfe of Sandy, Orlean Timmen of Ilwaco, Wash., and Irene Weston of Hartland, Wis.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Cyril 'Cy' G. Smith

Nov. 12, 1917-

Oct. 15, 2006

Former East County resident Cyril 'Cy' G. Smith, 88, died Sunday, Oct. 15, at his home. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham.

Cy was born Nov. 12, 1917, in Portis, Kan., to Guy and Laura Mae (Booz) Smith. He graduated from Osborne High School in Osborne, Kan., in 1935. He continued his education at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Mo., and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy in 1943.

In February 1943, Cy enlisted in the Army Air Corps Medical Division and served during World War II. He was discharged in February 1946.

In 1948, Cy moved to East County, where he worked as a sales representative for the North Carolina-based Burroughs Wellcome Company from 1946 until he retired in 1981.

Cy married Dorothy Hammond on Sept. 22, 1976, in Tigard. They moved to Sandy in 1980.

In 1979, Cy joined the Oregon Ostomy Association and served as program chair, vice president and president of the association. He also served on the board of directors, and was a director of the association from 1987-91.

He was chairman of the Oregon Ostomy Association's publications committee in 1989 and chairman of the Medical Community Contact Program from 1988-92.

Cy also represented Oregon at the national ostomy association from 1985-90 and was secretary from 1994-96.

He received numerous awards from the Oregon Ostomy Association, including Rookie of the Year, 1987-88; the Sam Dubin Award, 1996; and the Presidents Award.

He enjoyed traveling with the ostomy association.

Survivors include his wife of Sandy; son, Thomas Smith of Marcola; stepson, Mike Hammond of Tigard; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of one's choice. Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Dee DeCamp

Nov. 10, 1922-Oct. 18, 2006

Fairview resident Dee DeCamp, 83, died Wednesday, Oct. 18. A funeral was held Monday, Oct. 23, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, Portland.

Dee was born Nov. 10, 1922, in Maupin. When he was 7 years old, he moved to East County.

He served in the Navy during World War II.

On June 29, 1946, Dee married Eunice B. Ogilvie. He was self-employed as a nurseryman.

Dee was a member of the Mariners church organization. He enjoyed fishing, working with stained glass, woodworking and gardening.

Survivors include his wife of Fairview; daughters, Leta Walker and Dea Stevens; son, Raymond DeCamp; sister, Dorothy Laughmiller; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home in Portland is handling arrangements.