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for Sept. 19, 2012


Viva Nell Taylor

Oct. 12, 1926-Sept. 11, 2012

Former Sandy resident Viva Nell Taylor, 85, died Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Services were held Monday, Sept. 17, at Hood River Church of Christ in Hood River.

Nell was born Oct. 12, 1926, in Mangum, Okla., to Lancaster and Winnie Walters. When she was 2 years old, Nell and her family moved from Oklahoma to Los Angeles because of the Dust Bowl and to find work.

Nell attended grade school in Los Angeles as well as two years of college at Pepperdine College before marrying Ed Taylor on Jan. 7, 1947. After her children were in school, she continued her education and received a degree in education from Portland State University.

Nell spent many years working for General Telephone and then later GTE in California, Oregon and Washington. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, quilting and singing. Blessed with a soprano voice, Nell loved to sing and teach Bible classes at every church she attended.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Taylor, in 2011 and by her siblings Lois Pope and Carl Walters.

Survivors include her children, Wayne Taylor of Sandy, Nancy Hinds of Scappoose, Ellen Brockman of Monroe, Wash., and Diane Lord of Liberty, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Visit Nell’s page at AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave condolences for the family or to read her complete obituary.

Anderson’s Tribute Center of Hood River is handling arrangements.

Robert Haselwander

June 2, 1927-Aug. 29, 2012

Former Sandy resident Robert Haselwander died Wednesday, Aug. 29, in Carson City, Nev. He was 85.

No service will be held. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Firhill Cemetery in Sandy.

He was preceded in death by his wife Lois, and daughter, Julie Ann Hayden.

Survivors include his daughter, Ruby Arlene Gavigan; son, Robert Royce Haselwander; two sisters; one brother; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Ernest “Ernie” Daniel Russell

Aug. 3, 1948-Aug. 20, 2012

Sandy resident Ernest “Ernie” Daniel Russell died Monday, Aug. 20, at his home. He was 64.

A celebration of his life will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Sandy Senior Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd.

Ernie was born Aug. 3, 1948, in Hamtramck, Mich., to Samuel and Leona (Zoch) Russell. Ernie was raised and educated in Detroit. He began his career in Detroit and worked as a pressman at the Detroit Free Press newspaper.

Ernie moved to Oregon in 1974 and resided in Portland, where he worked as a pressman for various companies. For a short time he owned and operated a radio cab. Ernie moved to Sandy in 1980 and made his permanent home.

In 1983, Ernie met Maggie MacDonald in Sandy. They married June 21, 1986. They made their home in Sandy, and Ernie pursued his career as a pressman with Block Business Forms and most recently with Wrights Graphics, both in Portland. He retired two years ago because of failing health.

Ernie loved bowling, skiing and riding motorcycles in his earlier years. He raised Doberman pinschers and livestock birds, and he boarded horses for actress Lindsay Wagner. When his children were young, Ernie was involved in FFA with them.

Survivors include his wife; children, Aurora MacDonald of Gladstone and Justin MacDonald of Salem; sisters, Yvonne Ambrose of Surprise, Ariz., and Sandy Rutledge of Coral Reef, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Joyce Marie Bales

March 10, 1930-Sept. 16, 2012

Sandy resident Joyce Marie Bales died Sunday, Sept. 16, at Avamere in Sandy. She was 82.

A celebration of her life will be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Best Western, 37465 Highway 26, Sandy.

Joyce was born March 10, 1930, in Roswell, N.M., to Arnold and Ida (May) Amerson. Joyce was raised in California but spent a majority of her life in Gresham, where she resided for more than 30 years.

Joyce married Welcy Bond in 1947 and divorced in 1969. She married Al Bales in 1972 and was widowed in 1990.

Joyce loved playing cards, slot machines, fishing and, most of all, her family.

Her sister, Diane, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her son, John Bond of Eagle Creek; daughters, Joan Flynn of Sandy, Diana Bond of Bellingham, Wash., and Kathy Smith of Lolo, Mont.; siblings, Leon, Donald, Louise and Sue of California; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Doris Lucille Boyington

June 14, 1916-Sept. 15, 2012

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

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Sept. 18, at The Village Seventh-day Adventist Retirement Center in Gresham. Burial was to 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 at 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 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.

Marguerite Luella Tribby

Oct. 14, 1924-Sept. 12, 2012

Former Sandy resident Marguerite Luella Tribby, 87, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Golden Years Senior Care Center in Portland after a long battle with lymphoma.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Cliffside Cemetery in Sandy. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Information regarding that service will be available from Dennis at 541-576-2442.

Marguerite was born Oct. 14, 1924, in La Cygne, Kan., to Harry and Bertha Smith. She was raised and received her schooling in La Cygne.

On July 11, 1942, she married Ben Tribby Jr. in Harrisonville, Mo. They moved from Missouri to Wapato, Wash., in 1947 and then to Portland. In 1957 the family moved to Sandy. Marguerite’s home in Sandy became her favorite and held her fondest memories.

Marguerite loved gardening and family gatherings where she enjoyed preparing large meals for everyone. She was a strong believer in Christ and was always concerned about the well-being of her family before her own. She was always there to help in any way she could.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years; her brothers, Howard, Roy, Richard and Bud; and her sisters, Betty, Marjorie and Genevieve.

Survivors include her daughter, Joyce Lavon Takeuchi of Portland; son, Dennis Dewayne Tribby of Madras; sisters, Margret Ann Goddard and Mildred Fannon, both of Harrisonville; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.