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Obituaries - Sept. 21 edition


Danny J. Boom

Danny Joseph Boom of Scappoose passed away Sept. 17, 2011, at home surrounded by his loving and caring family. He was 60.

Mr. Boom was born April 2, 1951, in Sioux Falls, S.D., to Lyle Gene and Rosemary (Jarding) Boom, and was the second of three children.

The family moved to Portland in 1952 where he was raised and attended Columbia Grade School and Adams High School.

At the age of 16 he joined the U.S. Army and served honorably overseas in Vietnam from May 1968 until February 1971.

After the service he returned to Oregon where he resided in Portland and Winchester Bay.

He met the love of his life, Bonnie, in Eagle Point. On April 23, 1984, they were married in Myrtle Creek. From their union they had a son, Chad.

He was a volunteer firefighter for Winchester Bay Fire Department before moving to the Scappoose area in 1986.

As a hobby he bartered to do tractor work and cut firewood. He was known as the fire tender on all the family outings and hunting trips. He loved farming and his Kubota tractor.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Bonnie, and son, Chad, both of Scappoose; father, Lyle Boom of Portland; brother, Dave Boom of Portland; sister, Donna Hasler and her husband John of Westminster, Colo.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and other extended family. He was preceded in death by his mother.

Visitation will be held from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Columbia Funeral Home in St. Helens.

A funeral service will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Columbia Funeral Home. Committal service with military honors will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. After the committal service a reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the family home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.columbiafh.com.

Alice A. Cave

Alice Ann Cave of Bellingham, Wash., formerly St. Helens, died Sept. 12, 2011. She was 89.

Alice was born Jan. 4, 1922.

When she was 17, she met and fell in love with a young Texan who attended the Missionary Baptist Church in Salinas, Calif. A year later she married the love of her life, Bonnie, and became Alice Cave. The couple was blessed with five children, Trent, Laura, David, Linda, and Alan.

Their first home was in Salinas, but they quickly moved to the St. Helens area, living in Yankton, Bachelor Flat, and St. Helens proper.

After her husband's death in 2005, she moved to Bellingham to live with her daughter, Linda and her husband, Jim Paulsen.

Her life was devoted to her family and her churches, the First Missionary Baptist Church of St. Helens and Bellingham Baptist church.

After losing her beloved husband of 62 years, she continued to be a loving foundation for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Three of her children, Laura, David, and Alan, were called to heaven before their mother so they could greet her with open arms when she arrived. We know she is rejoicing to be joined with her children again, and with her one and only, Bonnie.

Her extended family of nephews, nieces, and assimilated grandkids will profoundly miss her.

A memorial service was held in her honor on Sept. 17 at the First Missionary Baptist Church of St. Helens.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.westfordfuneralhome.com.

William 'Bill' Clemo

William 'Bill' Clemo of Scappoose died Sept. 13, 2011, in Portland. He was 84.

Mr. Clemo was born Nov. 21, 1926, in Bisbee, Ariz.

In the 1940s he relocated with his family to Portland, where he graduated from Central Catholic.

Upon graduation, he moved to Ventura, Calif., to work as a nursing assistant at Ventura Hospital for approximately five years.

Following he returned to Portland, where he worked for the Multnomah Kennel Club until his retirement.

In 1995 he moved to Scappoose and became a beloved special uncle to his family, especially his great-nephew, Colton Hafeman.

He loved to garden and cook, was an avid reader, and also had a special love for classical music.

He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his sisters, Pauline Atchison (Steve), and Maria Elena Polzon; brothers, Frank Mapula and Henry Clemo; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, who loved him beyond measure. He was preceded in death by his mother, Connie (Garcia) Clemo; father, William Clemo; and brothers, Jimmy and Joseph Clemo, and Carl Fisher.

Services were held Sept. 16 at the Columbia Funeral Home in St. Helens.

Crypt entombment was at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Portland.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Mt. Carmel Youth Ranch, 528 Road 1AF, Powell, WY 82435-8103.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.columbiafh.com.

William E. McAtee

William Earl McAtee of St. Helens passed away Sept. 13, 2011, at his home with his wife and daughter at his side, following a brief illness.

Mr. McAtee was born April 19, 1926, in Rosston, Okla., the fourth of five children born to Smith and Lucy McAtee.

He grew up on the plains of western Wyoming and Colorado.

In March of 1944, he entered the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Hammondsport in the Asiatic Pacific campaign of World War II.

Following his military discharge, he met Mary Jean Wright and they were married on April 5, 1947.

Employed throughout the western states as a heavy construction carpenter, he worked on many dams, bridges and buildings, including Portland's light rail and Performing Arts Center.

He and his wife came to St. Helens in 1969, where he and his children built their family home.

In 1988 he retired and continued his love of carpentry; the projects he was most proud of were custom built roll top desks built for his six grandchildren.

He continued his dedication to his Christian faith as a member of the Warren Baptist Church.

He had a love for good conversation and a good argument.

His legacy includes his family who will continue to love and remember him

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Jean McAtee; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Calvin Downey; son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Janet McAtee; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Donna McAtee; grandchildren, Reverend Brent McAtee and his wife Michelle, Nathan McAtee and his wife Sarah, Malina Downey, Major Kyle McAtee and his wife Melissa, Captain Kelly McAtee, and Kendra Vrieze and her husband Joel; great-grandchildren Lauren, Tyler, Samuel, Paige, Jacob, Jonathan, Jaxon and Keely; siblings, Isabel Keller of Fort Collins, Colo., Leila Brock of Bakersfield, Calif., Norman McAtee of Burns, and Floyd McAtee of Hayden, Idaho; and his Australian Sheppard, Buddy.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Warren Baptist Church.

Private interment was at Yankton Hillcrest Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family recommends memorial gifts be made to Longview Community Hospice and Homecare in his memory.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.columbiafh.com.

Norman R. Owens

Norman Richard Owens of St. Helens passed away Sept. 15, 2011, at a hospital in Portland. He was 55.

Mr. Owens was born June 5, 1956, in Grants Pass to William Jennings and Gladys (Burke) Owens, and was the youngest of eight children.

Raised in Coos Bay, he moved to St. Helens 13 years ago, and worked for Dennis Harding Painting all that time as a painter.

He enjoyed any kind of fishing and this area of Oregon provided much enjoyment for him.

He rode street motorcycles and four wheelers, and was an avid garage sale shopper.

He is survived by his brothers, William Warren Owens and his wife Judy of Tenino, Wash., and Bobbie Doyle Owens and his wife Sybbi of St. Helens; sisters, Nancy Rebecca Rice of St. Helens, Nadine Owens Goodrich and her husband Virgil of North Bend, and Martha Gayle White of Coquille; special friend, Devona Jones; eight nephews and five nieces; and numerous great-nephews and great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Donald Levy Owens and James Brady Owens.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Yankton Community Fellowship, 33579 Pittsburg Rd., St. Helens.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.columbiafh.com.

Roburta E. Winnen

Roburta Elizabeth Winnen of Scappoose died Sept. 11, 2011. She was 89.

Roburta Elizabeth Pasma was born Sept. 28, 1921, in Chinook, Mont., to Burt and Jessie (Werk) Pasma.

In 1940 she graduated from Havre, Montana High School.

On Sept. 18, 1943, she married Stanley Joseph Winnen in Calumet, Mich.

They moved to Portland in 1948 and then to Scappoose in 1967.

A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Scappoose ward, she also served as a board member of the Scappoose Senior Citizens, helped to establish the Senior Center Thrift Store, and was involved with the Colco transportation program.

Additionally, she was a member of the Scappoose Garden Club.

She enjoyed riding horses and was proud of a horse riding trip she made with her son from Clatskanie to Scappoose.

Liking to travel with her motor home, she belonged to an RV travel club, and also traveled to several different countries.

She is survived by her son, Arthur Winnen and daughter-in-law, Linda, of Utah; grandchildren, Mary Ann Cannon (Eric), Amber Thomas (Jordan), David and Joseph Winnen; five great-grandchildren; nephew, Dick Todd and great-niece, Christine Todd of Montana; 'adopted' son, David Jones of Warren; and 'adopted' daughter, Beverly Farrar of Scappoose. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stan in 1987; daughter, Laura Ann in 2004; sister, Vivian in 2002; and 'adopted' son, Tom Farrar in 2003.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, which would have been her 90th birthday, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2755 Sykes Rd., St. Helens.

Memorial gifts may be made to the charity of one's choice.