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Obituaries, Oct. 25

Obituaries from the Oct. 25 edition of The Post.

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.


David 'Dave' Edward Evans

March 23, 1927-Oct. 16, 2006

David 'Dave' Edward Evans, 79, a resident of Boring, died suddenly Monday, Oct. 16, at his home. A graveside service was held Friday, Oct. 20, at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland.

Dave was born March 23, 1927, in Fayette, Pa., to Otha and Gladys (Spergon) Evans. He was raised and educated in Uniontown, Pa. When he was 17 years old, he moved to Oregon, where he finished his education.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served as a clerk and firefighter with the 614th Air Engineer Squadron in Guam during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1945, having attained the rank of private first class.

After his discharge, Dave continued his education at Multnomah College and graduated as a machine shop technician.

During his career, he worked as a machinist.

On April 3, 1953, Dave married Darlene Craig. They traveled the West Coast for a number of years before settling in Oregon in 1975. Nine years ago, they moved to Boring to live with their sons.

Survivors include his wife of Boring; sons, David Evans and Don Evans of Boring, Whitman 'Bill' Evans of Portland, Gary Evans of Damascus and John Evans of Sellwood; daughter, Deanna Belcher of Hawaii; brothers, Kenneth Evans and Richard Evans of Clackamas, and Whitman Evans of Uniontown; sisters, Mary Lou Owens of Milwaukie and Kay Story of California; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


Ruth Lela Arnberg

Feb. 12, 1914-Oct. 10, 2006

Sandy resident Ruth Lela Arnberg, 92, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Sandy. No formal services will be held. A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Ruth was born Feb. 12, 1914, in San Jose, Calif., to Minna Pearl and Frank Curtis.

In 1935, Ruth married Frederic 'Fred' J. Arnberg in Salinas, Calif. They moved to Yreka, Calif., in 1943. She was a homemaker.

In 1983, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Williams; and granddaughter, Ann Williams.

Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Seright of Sandy; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


Vernon 'Vern' Allen Cunningham

July 16, 1949-Oct. 22, 2006

Sandy resident Vernon 'Vern' Allen Cunningham, 57, died Sunday, Oct. 22, at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center in Gresham.

Vern was born July 16, 1949, in Hemphill, Texas, to Henry and Annie (Trotman) Cunningham. He was raised and educated in Texas, where he graduated from high school.

In 1967, he moved to Oregon, where he enlisted in the Army. He served in the Vietnam War and was discharged in 1971.

After his discharge, Vern returned to Portland, where he worked for Northwest Pipe and Casing for five years. He then worked as a truck driver for Kerslake Farms in Troutdale. He retired in 1999.

On June 26, 1975, Vern married Judy Westcott in Gresham. They made their home in Sandy.

Vern enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

Survivors include his wife of Sandy; daughter, Angela Handsaker of Dallas, Ore.; sister, Frances Birmingham of Beaverton; and four grandchildren.

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


Cyril 'Cy' G. Smith

Nov. 12, 1917-Oct. 15, 2006

Sandy 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 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 chairman, 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 served as the representative Oregon at the national ostomy association from 1985-90 and secretary from 1994-96.

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


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.