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Harold Sidney 'Bud' Rovang

Feb. 13, 1936-May 8, 2012

Harold Sidney 'Bud' Rovang, a former resident of Boring, died Tuesday, May 8, in Portland. He was 76.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, at St. Henry Catholic Church, 346 N.W. First St., Gresham.

Bud was born Feb. 13, 1936, in Portland to Sidney and Margaret Rovang. The family moved to Boring, where Bud attended grade school. He attended Gresham High School his freshman year and then moved back to Portland, where he graduated from Jefferson High School in 1953.

In 1956, he married Annette 'Ellen' Peterson.

Bud worked for WG Rovang and Associates for 34 years. After his retirement, he spent his time working with wood and making furniture.

Bud loved to work with his hands and did all his own repairs at home and on cars. He enjoyed traveling in motor homes and riding dirt bikes by the Trask River with friends and family. He was a member of the Columbia River Yacht Club.

Bud had Alzheimer's disease. He had resided at Mt. Hood Adult Day Care and then at Clare Bridge since October 2011.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Randi, Laurie and Janet, all of Gresham; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Madelin Francine Wheeler

Dec. 14, 1928-May 15, 2012

Madelin Francine Wheeler, a resident of Boring, died Tuesday, May 15. She was 83.

A celebration of life was held Monday, May 21, at Sandy Funeral Home. A private burial followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham.

Madelin was born Dec. 14, 1928, in Molalla to Milton and Mary (Colebank) Strean. Madelin was raised and educated in Molalla and graduated from Molalla High School.

On June 12, 1948, Madelin married Ellis Wheeler in Colton. They moved to Boring where they lived on the family farm and began their family.

Madelin was a homemaker, worked on the family farm and later for the Barlow School District as a baker and cook. She loved caring for her grandchildren, baking, gardening and bowling.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1988.

Survivors include her son, Darold Wheeler of Boring; daughter, Maureen Torres of Klamath Falls; brother Darold Strean; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Laura M. Schaefer

June 23, 1935-May 14, 2012

Eagle Creek resident Laura M. Schaefer, 76, died Monday, May 14, in Damascus.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Hoodview Seventh-day Adventist Church, 26775 S.E. Kelso Road, Boring. Private burial was held at Springwater Cemetery.

Laura was born June 23, 1935, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Antonio and Olinda (De Barros) Furtado. She was raised and educated there and obtained her nursing license. In the early 1950s, Laura moved from Brazil to Canada, where she worked as a nurse.

During her time in Canada, Laura met and married Paul Schaefer. They moved to Walla Walla, Wash., and then to Portland in the late 1950s. Laura worked as certified nursing assistant in local hospitals. She began her more than 35-year nursing career with Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center.

On Jan. 19, 1978, Laura became a naturalized citizen, holding dual citizenship from Brazil and the United States.

Laura enjoyed the arts and began oil painting. She loved spending time outdoors; she liked to go hiking and camping and also enjoyed time at the beach. Her visits back to Brazil to see family and friends were a highlight in her travels and she was always anticipating the next visit back to her homeland. Laura's biggest love was the time spent with her four grandchildren.

Survivors include her son, Robert Schaefer of Eagle Creek; sister, Maria Rosa Rodrigues of Brazil; and four grandchildren.

Contributions in Laura's name be made to a charity of choice.

Estacada Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Marlene 'Molly' Dodson

Dec. 6, 1942-May 16, 2012

Sandy resident Marlene 'Molly' Dodson died Wednesday,May 16, at home surrounded by family. She was 69.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Sandy Funeral Home, 39551 Pleasant St. A private burial will follow at Cliffside Cemetery.

Molly was born Dec. 6, 1942, in Klamath Falls to Eldon and Madge Kooken. When she was 10, her family moved to Portland where Molly graduated from Franklin High School.

She married Dean Dodson in 1964 and resided in Portland before they purchased a farm in Sandy.

Molly was a keypunch operator for NW Hardware and Implement Association in Portland. She then worked at Oregon Bank and Insurance as a claims adjuster until her retirement.

Molly's favorite pastimes were tole painting, oil painting, flower gardening, card making, bird watching, gathering with friends and family and especially being an involved grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, brother, Lloyd, and sister, Johnita.

Survivors include her daughter, Sherrie Rogers of Portland; son, Jay Dodson of Vancouver, Wash.; sister, Vickie Duncan of Vancouver; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to the Feral Cat Coalition, P.O. Box 82734, Portland, 97282.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Zadie Marie Skogan

Aug. 6, 1925-May 16, 2012

Former Sandy resident Zadie Marie Skogan died Wednesday, May 16, in Portland. She was 86.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, May 22, at Sandy Funeral Home. Burial was at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Zadie was born Aug. 6, 1925, in Kelso, Wash., to William and Versie (Puett) Haley. Zadie was raised in Southwest Washington and graduated in 1945 from Fort Vancouver High School. Zadie then went to work in the shipyards in Vancouver.

On March 2, 1946, she married Art Skogan in Vancouver. They made their home in Sandy on the family homestead. In 1949, they moved to Arizona where Art furthered his education and attended Arizona Bible Institute. They returned to Sandy where Art began his pastoring career at Sandy Baptist Chapel. In 1961, the family moved to Adrian in Malheur County, where they lived for eight years until moving to Boring. In 1976, they returned to Sandy and made their permanent home. Zadie was a homemaker and worked at the Oregon Bulb Farm. She retired after 20 years.

After her retirement, Zadie volunteered her time at Kelso Elementary School in the kindergarten class every Tuesday morning for 15 years. In 2006, when her health began to decline, she moved to Portland where she lived with her daughter and son-in-law.

Zadie loved spending time at the beach and with her grandchildren. She was an avid Mariners and Trail Blazers fan. She enjoyed flowers, especially lilies and ladybugs. Zadie also enjoyed doing word search puzzles and listening to country gospel music. Zadie was a Christian and attended Lighthouse Community Church for many years.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1977.

Survivors include her sons, Richard Skogan of Estacada, Bill Skogan of Sandy, John Skogan of Sandy and Randy Skogan of Portland; daughters, Nancy Jones of Sandy and Becky Haney of Portland; 22 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.