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Obituaries for Sept. 28

Earl Marion Crist Jr.

Jan. 3, 1927-Sept. 22, 2011

Sandy resident Earl Marion Crist Jr. died Thursday, Sept. 22, at his home. He was 84.

A viewing was held at Sandy Funeral Home, and private burial followed at Firhill Memorial Cemetery.

Earl was born Jan. 3, 1927, in Kansas City, Kan., to Earl and Elizabeth (Nibauer) Crist. When Earl was a child, the family moved to Oregon. They resided in Portland for a short time and then moved to Sandy, where Earl received his schooling.

Earl served in both the Army and the Merchant Marines, from which he retired. He resided in Seattle until just a few years ago, when he returned to Sandy to be near his family.

Earl enjoyed watching television and doing carpentry work.

Survivors include his sister, Jo Lundeen of Sandy, and his nieces and nephews.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Kenneth Robert William Flath

March 24, 1922-Sept. 15, 2011

Sandy resident Kenneth Robert William Flath died Thursday, Sept. 15, at Cascadia Village Retirement. He was 89.

A funeral service was held Thursday, Sept. 22, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sandy. A private burial followed at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Kenneth was born March 24, 1922, in Sebeka, Minn., to Emil and Hulda (Lucklow) Flath. He was raised in Sebeka and began his schooling in a one-room schoolhouse. When he was 14, his family moved to Oregon and made their home in Sandy. After graduating from Sandy High School, Kenneth joined the Army on Oct. 14, 1942. After his honorable discharge on Jan. 5, 1946, he moved to Seattle and worked for Boeing.

In 1948, Kenneth returned to Sandy and married Shirley Olson on Jan. 23, 1948. They made their home in Sandy.

Kenneth worked with his father and brothers at Koch's Mill. Kenneth later became a carpenter and worked with his father-in-law at Olson Construction, building many Sandy businesses. He later worked for various construction companies in the Portland area until retiring at age 67.

Kenneth was passionate about hunting and fishing and enjoyed spending time outdoors. He enjoyed playing pinochle and was a very competitive player. He was a longtime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and helped build the sanctuary.

His wife preceded him in death in 2008.

Survivors include his daughters, Vicki Ulmen and Rebecca Hanning, both of Sandy; son, Robert Flath of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests contributions be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 686, Sandy, 97055.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Janet 'Jan' Beth Johnson

July 21, 1933-Sept. 23, 2011

Longtime Sandy resident Janet 'Jan' Beth Johnson died Friday, Sept. 23, at her home. She was 78.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Sandy Funeral Home, 39551 Pleasant St. Private inurnment will be at Willamette National Cemetery.

Jan was born July 21, 1933, in Portland to Lyle and Wilda (Mattox) Seely. Jan was raised in Portland and graduated from Franklin High School. After finishing her schooling, Jan got married and became a homemaker, residing in various areas of Oregon and California. She was later divorced.

On Jan. 9, 1971, she married Leo Johnson. They made their home in Sandy, where Jan was active in the Sandy Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She loved her dog, Maggie, gardening and growing orchids.

Survivors include her husband; daughters, Vickie Whedon of Portland, Debbie Rockwell of Sandy and Diana Lewis of Jewett City, Conn.; sister, Carol Woody of Gresham; brother, Bill Carpenter of Seaside; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Sandy VFW, 38452 Proctor Blvd., Sandy, 97055; or Mt. Hood Hospice, P.O. Box 1269, Sandy, 97055.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Adelia Mae Hassett

Oct. 29, 1925-Sept. 25, 2011

Sandy resident Adelia Mae Hassett died Sunday, Sept. 25, at Marquis Care at Centennial in Gresham. She was 85.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Dover Community Church, 42180 S.E. Kitzmiller Road. A private cremation will be held.

Adelia was born Oct. 29, 1925, in Saline, Mich., to Harvey and Lucille (Robison) Ellis. She moved to Brookings with her family in 1942.

On May 20, 1945, Adelia married George Raymond Hassett at the First Baptist Church in Brookings after a five-month courtship. They made their home in Brookings and raised their children.

Adelia and George became Christians on Jan. 1, 1957. In addition to being a homemaker, Adelia worked as a bookkeeper for many years at Multnomah School of The Bible. In 1996, Adelia and George moved to Sandy to be near their family.

Adelia was a member of Dover Community Church. She enjoyed fishing, knitting and doing puzzles. She loved cats and was a competitive boardgame player.

Her sister, Eleanor Vaughn, and brother, Willard 'Bill' Ellis, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband; daughter, Nancy Thiessen of Sandy; sons, Ronald of Albuquerque, N.M., Dan of Crocker, Mo., Glenn of Tillamook and Wayne of Wallowa; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to Dover Community Church, 42180 S.E. Kitzmiller Road, Sandy, 97055.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Don Neve Kamerath

Sept. 18, 1930-Sept. 26, 2011

Welches resident Don Neve Kamerath died Monday, Sept. 26, after a hard-fought battle with Lewy Body disease. He was 81.

A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Sandy River Church, 16317 S.E. Bluff Road, where family and friends may visit one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Morgan City Cemetery in Morgan, Utah.

Don was born Sept. 18, 1930, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Herman and Katie Kamerath. Don grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from East High School, where he excelled in sports. He was drafted by the New York Yankees farm team at age 17 but chose instead to enlist in the Army. He served from 1948 to 1951 and fought in the Korean War.

Don owned his own carpet business for several years before going to work for Browning Firearms in sales, representing the southwestern region of the United States. He was promoted to national sales manager for the United States and Canada. After 25 years, Don retired from Browning and moved to Oregon to become the sales manager for Bag Boy Golf Carts. He later went to work for SKB Shotguns.

Don married Darlene 'Pat' Parkin in 1950, and together they had three children. They later divorced. He later married Sandra 'Sandy' Wray. They were divorced.

On June 22, 1994, he married Carolyn Gailey Gren in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.

Don loved Oregon and resided here for 23 years, enjoying golf, tennis, hiking, cross-country skiing, fishing and hunting. Don loved taking his family on golfing, camping, skiing, hunting, river and deep-sea fishing expeditions. Just a few years ago, he was dubbed the oldest bungee-jumping zip liner at Mount Hood Adventure Zone. One of his favorite hangouts was the gun club, where he frequently taught hunting and gun safety.

Don also did temple work and served in various roles in the LDS church including teacher, Sunday school superintendent, High Priest group leader and bishop's counselor.

Don was preceded in death by his sister, Lillian; brother, Ray; an infant twin brother; and one step-grandson.

Survivors include his wife; children, Craig Kamerath of Salt Lake City, Connie Cox of Merit, Texas, and Danny Kamerath of Dallas, Texas; stepchildren, Lisa Gren of Mesa, Ariz., Troy Gren of Clearfield, Utah, Teisha Zanone of Roy, Utah, Suzanne Gren of Muskegon, Mich., and Ember Gren of Welches; brother, Bob Kamerath of Salt Lake City; two grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Susan C. Kent

Jan. 16, 1948-Sept. 21, 2011

Sandy resident Susan C. Kent, 63, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Portland.

A memorial gathering will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Fireside Room at Rose Villa, 13505 S.E. River Road, Portland.

Susan was born Jan. 16, 1948, in Portland to Roy and Vicki (Auman) Kent. She was raised in Tigard and received her bachelor's degree from Portland State University.

Susan worked as a teacher's aide in the Oregon Trail School District. She enjoyed being with and helping kids in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Susan loved animals and plants, caring about almost everything else that lived or existed in the world.

Survivors include her husband, Ted Ladd, and brothers, Roy Kent of Denver and Kenny Kent of Aloha.

Wilhelm's Portland Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.