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Obituaries for Sept. 21

Ellen L. Stewart

July 8, 1924-Sept. 15, 2011

Sandy resident Ellen L. Stewart, 87, died Thursday, Sept 15.

A funeral service was held Monday, Sept. 19, at Sandy Funeral Home, 39551 Pleasant St. A private burial will be held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Ellen was born July 8, 1924, in Harrison, Ark., to James and Sarah (Kent) Fagan. As a young child, the family moved to Kansas, where she was raised and educated. As a teenager, she worked for Wilson Packing House.

In 1946, Ellen moved to Oregon and settled in Gresham. She worked at Zim's 12-Mile Corner as a clerk. In 1962, Ellen moved to Sandy, where she began working at Sandy High School as the head cook. She retired in 1979.

Ellen was previously married. In 1969, she married James D. Stewart. They made their home in Sandy.

Ellen enjoyed spending time with her family and always looked forward to all the 'get-togethers.' She also enjoyed camping, fishing and gardening. She was a life member of the Sandy Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post 4273. She volunteered at the Sandy Senior Center and the VFW Auxiliary. She had a great love for both people and pets.

Survivors include her sons, Dan Gannon of Milwaukie and Owen Gannon of Gresham; daughters, Janet Morrow of Portland and Shirley Moffet of Gresham; two sisters; one brother; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 25, 1974; her daughter, Judy Walker; and her great-granddaughter, Kaelyn Coday.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Sandy Senior Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy, 97055; or the Sandy VFW Ladies Auxiliary, 38452 Proctor Blvd., Sandy, 97055.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Emeline Jennie Chatelain

Jan. 28, 1916-Sept. 9, 2011

Sandy resident Emeline Jennie Chatelain died Friday, Sept. 9, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was 95.

A private family service was held. Private interment was at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham.

Emeline was born Jan. 28, 1916, in Los Animas, Colo., to Forest and Lottoie (Coffelt) Brown. As a child, Emeline resided in Colorado and Missouri. She attended school in Halls Summit, Kan.

On Aug. 27, 1933, she married Elmer Chatelain in Halls Summit. They moved to Gresham in 1936 and to Sandy in 1987.

Emeline was a homemaker and volunteered with her church, Haley Baptist Church and later Sandy Baptist Church. She served as president for the Women's Mission Circle and helped as the treasurer.

Emeline enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing and embroidery. She was known for being an amazing cook and always put her family first.

She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Betty; sisters, Ruby Douthit and Hazel Chatelain; and her granddaughter, Lisa Norell Lake.

Survivors include her daughter, Joan Albers of Sandy; sisters, Florence Chatelain of Sandy and Mary Bates of Eagle Creek; and two grandsons.

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

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Terrell 'Terry' Everett Clift

Aug. 27, 1942-Sept. 16, 2011

Terrell 'Terry' Everett Clift, a resident of Boring, died Friday, Sept. 16, at home. He was 69.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Sandy Funeral Home, 39551 Pleasant St., followed by a private family entombment at Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland.

Terry was born Aug. 27, 1942, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Perry and Sevena (Eustice) Clift. The family moved to California, where Terry was raised and received his elementary and high school education.

On Sept. 12, 1963, Terry married Karen Sue Berninger. In 1967, he graduated from the National Hardwood Lumber Association's Inspector Grading School in Memphis, Tenn. The family then moved to Gresham in 1968 and settled in the Boring area in 1971, where they raised their four daughters and made their permanent home. Terry retired from Parr Lumber Co. in 2003 after 32 years.

Terry was involved in 4-H Horse Club with his oldest daughter Susan for many years and attended 4-H Dog Club shows with his daughter Rebecca for nine years. He was a fast-pitch softball coach and taught many girls, including his daughters Katherine and Diana, how to pitch. He was a member of the Estacada Gun Club and a fan of the Washington Redskins. He also enjoyed watching old western movies.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Susan Steffey of Sandy, Rebecca Clift-French of Boise, Idaho, Katherine Adams of Jacksonville, Fla., and Diana Giuzio of Boring; and nine grandchildren.

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

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Richard 'Dick' Alfred Hane

Feb. 28, 1936-Sept. 15, 2011

Longtime Sandy resident Richard 'Dick' Alfred Hane died Thursday, Sept. 15, at his home. He was 75.

At his request, no service will be held.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.