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obituaries - Aug. 11, 2011

Steven Adams

Steven Eugene Adams died Aug. 3, 2011, in Portland. He fought kidney disease all his life and succumbed to cancer at the age of 41.

He was born April 12, 1970, in Torrance, Calif. He graduated from Milwaukie High School and continued studies at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Ore., where he earned a degree in equine management.

Mr. Adams worked on a sheep ranch near Boise, Idaho, where he honed his equine skills and was a horseback riding instructor for years in Gresham. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a big fan of Star Trek. He also was an active member of an online gaming community and relished Thursday night contests with friends.

Survivors include his mother Maren Montgomery Kilian of Lake Oswego, his father and stepmother Ron and Joan Adams of Happy Valley, his brother Brian Adams of Happy Valley, his sister Charity Adams of Portland, his grandmother Christine Adams of Portland, his stepsister Mary Jo Kessinger of Gresham, nephews and a niece.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at Milwaukie Presbyterian Church, 2416 S. E. Lake Road.

Contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Oregon.

Lynne Odell-Schmeck

Lynne Odell-Schmeck of Mesa, Ariz., died July 25, 2011, after a 10-year battle with breast cancer. She was 67.

She was born May 17, 1944, in Eugene, the daughter of Lenn and Elaine Davis.

She attended South Eugene High School and Oregon State University.

Mrs. Schmeck lived in Lake Oswego for 25 years. She was branch manager at Lincoln Savings and Loan in Lake Grove and retired in 2001 as financial manager at Breslin Pontiac Buick in Portland.

Survivors include her husband Albert Schmeck of Mesa, her son Brian Odell of West Linn and her sister Deanna Edge of Eugene.

A memorial service has not yet been scheduled.

Al Watkins

Al Watkins, a longtime resident of Lake Oswego and West Linn, died Aug. 2, 2011, after a long battle with stomach cancer. He was 65.

He was born July 31, 1946, in Port Jefferson, N.Y. After serving in the military, Mr. Watkins worked in the food industry for 35 years, first with FMC Corp. and later retiring from Urschel Laboratories.

He is survived by his wife Jean, his son Greg, his daughter and son-in-law Amanda and Jonathan Graham, a grandson, his mother, sister and brother.

Services have been held.

Robert Kristan

Robert Kristan of West Linn died Aug. 8, 2011, at Tanner Springs Assisted Living Center. He was 89.

He was born in Oregon City March 14, 1922, to Jacob and Lucy Kristan.

He was raised in Brush Prairie and Camas, Wash., and attended Camas High School. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army.

On Sept. 8, 1951, he and Betty were married at Blessed Sacrament Church in Portland. They moved to West Linn in 1952.

Mr. Kristan was a machinist for 42 years with Crown Zellerbach before retiring in 2004. He attended Our Lady of the Lake Church in Lake Oswego and was a member of Knights of Columbus and Oaky Doaks Square Dance Club. He enjoyed coffee with his retirement buddies several mornings a week.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law Kathy and Scott Buttles of Lake Oswego and Carol and Ken VanDomelen of Portland, his son and daughter-in-law Ken and Michelle Kristan of Milwaukie, his sister Vera Watson of Oregon City, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his sister Eva.

Visitation is at Holman Hankins, Bowker and Waud Funeral Home, 715 7th St., Oregon City. A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 650 A Ave., in Lake Oswego. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery on Stafford Road in Lake Oswego.

Alice Hallberg

Alice R. Hallberg of Lake Oswego died July 29, 2011. She was 88.

She was born Oct 16, 1922, in Worden, Mont., the daughter of Anna and Fredrick Dierenfield and the youngest of their eight children.

She attended Huntley Project High School in Worden. She graduated from the Sisters of Charity School of Nursing at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Mont., in 1944. She became a second lieutenant in the Army Nurses Corps during World War II and was discharged in 1946.

While stationed in Hawaii during the war, she met Army Capt. Ray Hallberg. They were wed on June 30, 1946.

The Hallbergs raised their three children in the Hillsdale area of Portland. In addition to fishing, camping, water skiing and other family activities, Mrs. Hallberg was a member of the PTA at Robert Gray School, played bridge and volunteered at Meridian Park Hospital. She was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Portland and a board member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Portland Home Builders Association.

In 1973 they moved to Lake Oswego and lived on Lakeview Boulevard until they moved to Mary's Woods in 2009.

In addition to her husband Ray, survivors include her son Richard Hallberg of Tualatin, her daughters Dianne Cassidy of Lake Oswego and Beverly Hallberg of Portland, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A service was held Aug. 10 at Mary's Woods.