Michale “Micki” Collins Holmes

June 12, 1948-Sept. 9, 2012

East County resident Michale “Micki” Collins Holmes, 64, died Sunday, Sept. 9.

A private memorial service will be held.

Micki was born June 12, 1948, in Spokane, Wash., to William and Kathryn (Bjornson) Collins.

Micki was a musician and real estate agent. She was divorced.

Survivors include her companion, Robert Warrick; son, Dennis Holmes of Portland; daughter, Brianne Holmes of Portland; brother, Jerry Collins of Tacoma, Wash.; sister, Nancy Mills of St. Cloud, Minn.; and three grandchildren.

Cornerstone Funeral Services is handling arrangements.

Harold “Hal” Lee Zurcher

Oct. 10, 1925-Sept. 13, 2012

Former East Portland resident Harold “Hal” Lee Zurcher, 86, died Thursday, Sept. 13.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at noon Friday, Sept. 21, at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland.

Hal was born Oct. 10, 1925, in Portland. He attended Jefferson High School and graduated in 1943. He played two years of American Legion baseball for the Jefferson district team. He played in the state semi-pro tournament and represented Oregon in the national semi-pro tournament, and was named to the all-star team as an outfielder.

Hal served in the Navy from January 1944 to June 1946, and was stationed at a transmitter base in Manila, Philippines. He then attended the University of Oregon and received his bachelor’s degree in 1950. He played three years of varsity baseball and coached the Oregon baseball freshman team. He played two years with the Salem Senators in the class-B Western International League.

In June 1954, Hal married Donna J. Bushey. They moved to Portland where Hal continued teaching and then sold insurance with Prudential Insurance. He returned to teaching and retired from teaching at David Douglas High School in 1983. Hal coached baseball and basketball, refereed football and basketball, and umpired baseball.

Hal’s love of sports was passed on to everyone in the family. He loved golf and played at many different courses throughout the world. He enjoyed watching the Ducks and traveled to many bowl games, including the Rose Bowl and the Bowl Championship Series in 2011. He moved to Richland, Wash., for the remaining two months of his life to be close to his family.

His wife preceded him in death in 1999.

Survivors include his daughter, Jan Taylor of Richland; son, Don Zurcher of Richland; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the University of Oregon Athletic Fund, 2727 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene, 97401.

For more information, visit Hal’s page at

Mitchell Scott Arthurs

March 20, 1960-Sept. 5, 2012

Former Gresham resident Mitchell Scott Arthurs, 52, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, in Portland.

A celebration of his life was held at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham.

Mitchell was born on March 20, 1960 in Portland to Maurice and Margaret (Burns) Arthurs. He attended Parkrose High School and completed his General Educational Development diploma at Mt. Hood Community College.

In 1986, he married Susan Dawson in Woodburn. They were later divorced.

Mitchell resided in Gresham for many years and later returned to Portland. He was a mechanic.

Mitchell was very social and enjoyed the beach, riding all-terrain vehicles, camping and fishing.

His brother David preceded him in death in 1978.

Survivors include his sons, Michael Arthurs and Simon Quigley, both of Woodburn; his mother of Portland; his father of Vancouver, Wash.; and brother, Jeff Arthurs of Gresham.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Doris Lucille Boyington

June 14, 1916-Sept. 15, 2012

Former Gresham resident Doris Lucille Boyington died Saturday, Sept. 15, at her home in Eagle Creek. She was 96.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at The Village Seventh-day Adventist Retirement Center, 4501 W. Powell Blvd. Burial will follow at Firhill Cemetery in Sandy.

Doris was born June 14, 1916 in Gary, Ind., to Paul and Anna (Hoeg) Luedtke. She was raised in the Gary area.

On April 17, 1949, Doris married Clifford Boyington in Madison, S.D. They moved to Minnesota in 1949. Clifford died April 1, 1970.

In 1983, Doris moved to Oregon to be near her children. She lived in the Powell Vista Manor in Gresham for 22 years. In 2005, she moved to her daughter’s property in Eagle Creek.

Doris’ favorite pastimes were reading religious books and going for car rides. She was a member of the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Survivors include her son, Dale Boyington of Vancouver, Wash.; daughter, Ruby Fleming of Eagle Creek; brothers, Leslie Luedtke and Charles Luedtke, both of Hobart, Ind.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to 3ABN, P.O. Box 220, West Frankfort, Ill., 62896.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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