Obituaries for Aug. 3, 2011


Dorothy Lucille Mills

June 16, 1918-Aug. 1, 2011

Sandy resident Dorothy Lucille Mills died Monday, Aug. 1, at Avamere at Sandy. She was 93.

A private graveside service will be held at Cliffside Cemetery in Sandy.

Dorothy was born June 16, 1918, to Carl and Elizabeth Aschoff, who resided in a cabin on the same property as the Aschoff Hotel in Marmot. The hotel was built and operated by Dorothy's grandfather, Adolph Aschoff. Shortly after her birth, Dorothy's parents moved to a residence on Pleasant Avenue in Sandy, and that remained her residence for most of the next 80 years.

Dorothy attended the old Sandy Grade School on the property near where Avamere is now located. She attended Sandy High School and graduated in 1936.

Dorothy married Jerome Edison Mills on April 3, 1937, and they made their home in Sandy, where she remained until 1999, when she moved to an assisted living residence.

The town and community of Sandy was Dorothy's love in addition to caring for her own family. She watched with interest the growth and changes in the neighborhood and often wished for a return to the close-knit community she remembered when the town was small. She was a lifetime member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Sandy.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1993.

Survivors include her son, Judd Mills of Sandy; daughter, Judy Swygart of Pendleton; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Hood Hospice, P.O. Box 1269, Sandy, 97055.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

William H. Peacock Jr.

June 6, 1948-July 30, 2011

Sandy area 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. He served 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.

Valerie Patricia Bartlow

Feb. 21, 1927-July 30, 2011

Sandy resident Valerie Patricia Bartlow died Saturday, July 30, at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center after a month-long fight with pneumonia and congestive heart failure. She was 84.

A private family service will be held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Valerie was born Feb. 21, 1927, in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, to Thomas and Annie (Sherlock) Dawson. She was raised in Ipswich and graduated from St. Mary's High School at the age of 16.

Upon graduation she received a scholarship to a teachers college, but World War II put her career on hold. While working as a secretary at the Australian Department of Aircraft Production, Valerie met Edward G. Bartlow, a U.S. Navy Seabee stationed in Brisbane, Australia. They married April 24, 1944, in Brisbane.

Valerie worked as a stenographer and bookkeeper for Kaiser/Willys in Portland in the early 1950s. She later became a homemaker and raised four children. She was involved in their activities, helping out as a den mother and as a Brownie and Campfire Girl leader.

She went back to college at age 46 and received two associate degrees from Portland Community College while making the dean's list.

Valerie resided in Pomona, Calif., for a brief time but spent almost 60 years in Beaverton before moving to Sandy in 2005.

Valerie was an avid golfer and served as the first and second president of the Meriwether Women's Golf Club.

She was a Publinks member as well as a member of the National 13-and-under Club. She was an expert at crossword puzzles, played the piano and organ, and loved reading.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1989.

Survivors include her daughters, Diane Grudem of Cerrillos, N.M., Janice Smith of Bend and Lorelie Young of Hillsboro; son, David Bartlow of Sandy; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Otha Nancy 'Susie' Weatherred

July 24, 1919-July 26, 2011

Otha Nancy 'Susie' Weatherred, a former resident of Sandy and Eagle Creek, died Tuesday, July 26, at her daughter's home in Coburg. She was 92.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Sandy Funeral Home. Burial was at the Scandinavian Cemetery in Sandy.

Susie was born July 24, 1919, in Hooker, Okla., to Martin and Easter (Willis) Worley. She was raised and educated in Colorado and later moved to Texas.

On July 30, 1938, she married Thomas Houston Weatherred in Clovis, N.M. They resided in various states, and Susie devoted her time as a homemaker. In 1954, the family settled in California. In 1975, they moved to Oregon and settled in Eagle Creek.

After her husband's death in 1987, Susie moved to Sandy, where she resided until 2010 when she moved to Coburg.

Susie enjoyed traveling in the recreational vehicle, visiting family in Texas and spending time with her grandchildren.

Her grandson, Jimmy Carpenter, preceded her in death in 1973.

Survivors include her daughters, Margaret Carpenter and Linda Senn, both of Sandy, and Nancy Mackey of Coburg; son, Thomas Weatherred of California; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.