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Leslie Earl Smith

Sept. 19, 1923 - Sept. 19, 2006

Leslie Earl Smith of South West Portland died Sept. 19, the same day as his birth date in 1923. The Portland resident for most of his life was 83.

Mr. Smith was born Sept. 19, 1923, in Lonepine, Mont., and moved to Portland as a child.

He graduated from Tigard High School in 1941.

Joining the Armed Forces in 1942, he achieved the rank of Master Sergeant and served in the Army in New Guinea. He was a manager for Greyhound Bus Lines, where he had been employed for 43 years. Survivors include his wife Margaret Irene (Weise) Smith, whom he married in 1946; daughters Leslie Joan Peterson, Lori Jane Thornton, Laura Jean Mattingly and Lisa June Harding; son Guy Markus Smith; plus eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Sept. 22 at Young's Funeral Home in Tigard.

Donations in memory of Leslie Earl Smith may be made to Providence St.

Vincent Medical Center.

Young's Funeral Home has handled arrangements.

Margaret S. Waterman

Oct. 22, 1919 - Sept. 18, 2006

Margaret S. Waterman, 86, a resident of Tigard since 1974, died Sept. 18.

She was born Margaret Stevenson on Oct. 22, 1919 in Columbus, Neb. In 1941 she married Robert L. Waterman, who died in 1994.

Survivors include son Robert L. Waterman Jr.; daughter Anne McKee; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Sept. 21 in Calvin Presbyterian Church in Tigard.

Donations in memory of Margaret S. Waterman may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Young's Funeral Home has handled arrangements.

Frances Louella Konschu

Aug. 22, 1916 - Aug. 26, 2006

Frances Louella Konschu died Aug. 26 following a short illness. The resident of King City was 90.

She was born Aug. 22, 1916, in Colfax, Wash., to Conrad and Katie Shierman and was raised on the family farm. After she married Peter Konschu in 1942 in Spokane, Wash., they began farming in the St. John area in Washington.

In 1983 they retired and moved to King City to be closer to their family. Mr. Konschu died approximately 11 years ago. Mrs. Konschu loved her family, friends, baking and crocheting blankets.

Surviving are son and daughter-in-law Delbert and Pam Konschu of Gaston; five grandchildren Del Jr., Robbie, Christine, Sara and Katie, a great-granddaughter Stephanie and two yet-to-be-born great-grandbabies, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Services for Frances Louella Konschu are pending until the late spring next

year.

Young's Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Frances Milliman

May 4, 1918 - Sept. 19, 2006

Frances Milliman, 88, died Sept 19 of emphysema.

Born Frances Durning May 4, 1918, in Highland Falls, N.Y., she moved to Portland in 1941.

Her husband Roy Milliman, whom she married in 1941, died in 1957.

Daughter Priscilla Dawson and brother, the actor Charles Durning, plus five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren survive her.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 26 in St. Anthony Catholic Church, to which memorial contributions may be sent.

Young's Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Ernest D. Smith

April 24, 1917 - Sept. 21, 2006

Ernest D. Smith, a recent resident of Lake Oswego, died Sept. 21 at age 89.

Cause of death was pneumonia.

He was born April 24, 1917, in Willows, Calif. During World War II he served in the Army in the Pacific theater of war and was awarded the Bronze Star. In 1942 he married Jane Wheeler. She died in 1997.

He moved to Portland in 1965, to King City in 1995 and most recently to Lake Oswego. An optician, he co-owned Master Opticians and later managed both Doctor's Optical and the Portland Eye Group Dispensary.

Survivors include son Dean Smith; daughter Janna Brown; sister Florence Brown; brother Alfred Brown; plus several grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Sept. 26 in Lake Grove Presbyterian Church.

Donations in memory of Ernest D. Smith may be made to the American Lung Association.

Arrangements have been handled by Riverview Abbey.

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.

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 Oct. 3 at Christ The King Lutheran Church in Tigard.

Donations in memory of Avis Brustuen may be made to the Leukemia 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.

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.

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.

A memorial service was held Oct. 7 in Shelter A in Washington Park.

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

Arrangements are being handled by Autumn Funerals and Cremations.

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 Oct. 3 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.

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 Oct. 2 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 www.alternativeburialandcremationfororegon.com.

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.

Maurice S. Iverson

Feb. 16, 1923 - Sept. 22, 2006

Maurice S. Iverson, 83, died Sept. 22.

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

He graduated from the University of Minnesota. During World War II he served in the Navy. He moved to Lake Oswego in 1976 and to Tigard in the 1990s. He was a mechanical engineer at Tektronix.

Surviving are niece Karen I. Bartlett and cousin LaDonna I. Laney.

A memorial service was held Oct. 5 at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Tigard.

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

Young's Funeral Home has handled arrangements.

Helen Adrienne Penland

Jan. 14, 1913 - Sept. 26, 2006

Helen Adrienne Penland of King City died Sept. 26 at age 93.

Mrs. Penland, whose maiden name was Kalmbach, was born Jan. 14, 1913, in Castle Rock, Wash.

In 1936 she married John Penland, who died in 1983. She lived in Portland and Pendleton before moving to King City in 1990.

Survivors include daughters Dinah J. Granning and Melinda P. Ash, and two grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Oct. 12 at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton.

Donations in memory of Helen Adrienne Penland may be made to the Umatilla County Historical Society Heritage Station in Pendleton.

Arrangements have been made by Pegg, Paxson, and Springer Funeral Chapel.

Lawrence Larson

Oct. 5, 1934 - Oct. 4, 2006

Lawrence Larson, a resident of Tigard since 1992, died Oct. 4, one day before his 72nd birthday.

He was born Oct. 5, 1934, in Chicago, where he lived until 1992.

He was an Army veteran. A union plumber in Chicago, he was a member of Plumber Local No. 130/No. 290.

He is survived by his wife Arleen, whom he married in 1957; sons Jeff and Pat Larson; daughter Andrea Larson; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 11 in St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Donations in memory of Lawrence Larson may be made to the Bonnie L. Hayes Small Animal Shelter.

Young's Funeral Home has handled arrangements.

LeRoy L. Southard

July 20, 1921 - Sept. 29, 2006

He was born July 20, 1921, in the Lents area of Portland.

Native Oregonian LeRoy L. Southard, who went by the name Roy, died peacefully in his sleep Sept. 29. He was 85. He had moved to a foster care home in Beaverton since breaking his hip in 2005. He had previously lived in the King City area since 1987. During World War II he served in the Marine Corps at the Pacific Rim, including service on Okinawa and the Ryukyu islands. In 1941 he married Jeannette E. Pixley. She died in 1998. After the war Mr. Southard worked for Schnitzer Steel in Portland for 40 years, including as a steel salesman and warehouse manager. His hobbies were crossword puzzles and reading.

Surviving are daughters J.J. Allen of Vancouver, Wash., and daughter and son-in-law Jackie and Craig Dirksen of Tigard; son and daughter-in-law Lon Southard and Margaret Drummond of Beaverton and Priest Lake, Idaho; grandchildren Andrea Sten and Darcy Southard of Portland, Melissa Birchen of Vancouver, Wash., Chris Dirksen of Tigard and Eric Dirksen of Beaverton; plus four great-grandchildren.

Mr. Southard was the last survivor of 12 children born to his parents Albert and Rose Southard.

No service has been held for Mr. Southard, whose interment was at Willamette National Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Roy Southard may be sent to Oregon Hospice Association.

Young's Funeral Home has organized arrangements.

AnnaLu Rannells

Aug. 7, 1923 - Oct. 3, 2006

Native Oregonian AnnaLu Rannells, 83, died Oct. 3.

She was born AnnaLu Ramsower on Aug. 7, 1923, in Redmond and lived in Aurora and King City before moving to Sherwood in 1979. She was a homemaker and a volunteer office worker for the Sherwood Police Department. In 1945 she married Gerald D. Rannells. He died in 1993.

Survivors include daughter Cheri and son Gerald.

A memorial service was held Oct. 9 in Sherwood Presbyterian Church.

Donations in memory of AnnaLu Rannells may be made to Legacy VNA Hospice.

Young's Funeral Home has conducted arrangements.

Inez Bonita Richardson

Aug. 10, 1910 - Sept. 30, 2006

Inez Bonita Richardson, 96, died Sept. 30.

Born Inez Bonita Trefry on Aug. 10, 1910, in Bridgeport, Wash., she attended high school in Hazelton, Idaho. She was a cosmetologist in Twin Falls, Idaho, before moving to Tigard in 1992 and to Lake Oswego in 2003. 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, 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 has handled arrangements.

Pauline Ellen Schwerdt

Feb. 20, 1927 - Oct. 3, 2006

Native Oregonian Pauline Ellen Schwerdt, 79, died Oct. 3 in her daughter's Beaverton home, where a memorial gathering took place on Sunday, Oct. 22.

Mrs. Schwerdt, whose maiden name was Pearson, was born Feb. 20, 1927, in Portland and graduated from Jefferson High School. The homemaker and seamstress had lived in Tigard since 1983.

Survivors include her husband Paul, whom she had married in 1948; daughter Beth Sprouse; son David; and three grandchildren.

Donations in memory of Pauline Ellen Schwerdt may be made to Legacy VNA Hospice in McMinnville.

Young's Funeral Home has been in charge of arrangements.

Carmalita Lamoreaux

April 29, 1929 - Oct. 9, 2006

Carmalita Lamoreaux, 77, a lifelong Portland area resident, died Oct. 9.

Cause of death was pulmonary fibrosis. Mrs. Lamoreaux, whose maiden name was Napier, was born April 29, 1929, in Kenova, W.Va., and brought to Oregon shortly after birth. In 1951 she married Robert E. Lamoreaux. He died in 1992. Mrs. Lamoreaux was an elementary schoolteacher with the Tigard/Tualatin School District. Memberships included Tigard Methodist Church choir, the Tigard Pops choir, the Lutheran Chorale, Oregon Retired Educators Association, and Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary Society.

She is survived by son Jon, daughter the Rev. Dr. Frodo Okulam and one grandchild.

A funeral service was held Oct. 13 in Tigard Methodist Church.

Donations in memory of Carmalita Lamoreaux may be sent to Young Musicians and

Artists, P.O. Box 13277, Portland 97213.

Young's Funeral Home has handled arrangements.

Doris Grace Quinn

Feb. 19, 1915 - Sept. 15, 2006

Doris Grace Quinn, 91, a recent resident of Tigard, died Sept. 15 of congestive heart failure.

She was born Doris Grace Maxwell on Feb. 19, 1915, in Los Angeles.

She had worked in accounting at Thrifty Drug.

Survivors include sons Richard Quinn Jr. and Ronald Quinn; daughter Judith Nutter; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Donations in memory of Doris Grace Quinn may be made to the American Heart Association.

Young's Funeral Home has conducted arrangements.