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Obituaries for Aug. 10, 2011

Dorothy Lucile Kanable

Sept. 15, 1922-Aug. 3, 2011

Dorothy Lucile Kanable, a resident of Boring, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, in the presence of her family. She was 88.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at Community Presbyterian Church of Sandy, 39290 Scenic St.

Dorothy was born Sept. 15, 1922, in Calumet, Okla., to Harold and Dorothy (Denny) Buck. She was descended from the Denny pioneer family, which is credited for the founding of Seattle. Dorothy and her family moved to Seattle in 1929 and later to The Dalles. The family then moved to Hood River, where Dorothy graduated from Hood River High School.

On July 4, 1942, she married Harold 'Stubby' Kanable. They resided in Hood River before moving to Boring in 1998.

Dorothy was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting and knitting and making handcrafted gifts for her family. She volunteered with many organizations.

Dorothy and Harold enjoyed 20 winters in Arizona, where they both shared their wood-crafting hobbies.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her brother, Richard.

Survivors include her children, Judy of Milwaukie, Robert of Redmond, Linda of Minneapolis, Minn., William of Beaverton and Edward of Boring; brothers, Harold of Seattle and George of Troutdale; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Community Presbyterian Church of Sandy, P.O. Box 395, Sandy, 97055; the Happy Scrappers at Community Presbyterian Church; or to Mt. Hood Hospice, P.O. Box 1269, Sandy, 97055.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Loretta F. 'Susie' Billings

July 26, 1933-Aug. 3, 2011

Loretta F. 'Susie' Billings, a former resident of Gresham and Boring, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, in Sunnyside. She was 88.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Estacada Community Center, 200 S.W. Club House Drive, Estacada.

Susie was born July 26, 1933, in Boise, Idaho, to Jesse and Lucille Leach. As a child, Susie lived in Boise, Spokane, Wash., and Tacoma, Wash. At age 14, she moved with her family to Sandy.

On Dec. 4, 1950, Susie married Leonard R. Billings. They resided in Sandy, Boring and Gresham and in Estacada for the last 32 years.

Susie was a homemaker, but occasionally worked part-time positions. At one time, she worked at Sparkles Cleaners in Portland. From the late 1970s to the early 1980s she worked as a relief cook and custodian for the Gresham-Barlow School District.

Susie loved life, and enjoyed seeing and talking with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed watching the deer and elk that walked through her property.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her brothers, Jesse, Robert, Marvin Leach and Harley James.

Survivors include her son, Len Billings of Estacada; daughter, Yvonne Dirksen of Kennewick, Wash.; sisters, Bonnie Henneman of Clackamas and Betty Webber of Portland; and two grandsons.

Memorial contributions can be made to Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, P.O. Box 4484, Portland, 97208; the American Heart Association, 1200 N.W. Naito Parkway, Suite 220, Portland, 97209; or to a charity of your choice.

Maxine Irene 'Mackie' Wolf

Dec. 8, 1927-Aug. 7, 2011

Sandy resident Maxine Irene 'Mackie' Wolf died Sunday, Aug. 7, at her home. She was 83.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Firhill Memorial Cemetery in Sandy.

Mackie was born Dec. 8, 1927, in Sandpoint, Idaho, to Floyd and Valerie (Wilkenson) Burdick, the third of four children. She spent her early years in Idaho before the family moved to Oregon.

On July 3, 1946, Mackie married George Wolf in Vancouver, Wash. They built their home in Sandy and started their family.

Mackie worked at the Oregon Bulb Farm for more than 45 years. After retiring from the bulb farm, she worked at Prime Time Video in Welches for 10 years.

Mackie loved taking care of her yard and took great pride in maintaining a beautiful landscape. She also enjoyed going to the beach and getting out to as many yard sales as she could. Her motto was 'Shop till you drop,' especially at Christmas time.

Her husband preceded her in death.

Survivors include her sons, Dennis Wolf and Steven Wolf of Sandy; daughter, Darlene Clark of Milwaukie; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.