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Obituaries - Oct. 6, 2011

Doug Gifford

Doug Gifford died Sept. 22, 2011. He was 59.

Mr. Gifford was born Sept. 13, 1952 in Clarksburg, West Va., to Gene and Marge Gifford. He graduated from Lake Oswego High School in 1970.

He attended Oregon State University before joining the U.S. Navy as a nuclear submariner during the Vietnam War. He served on the USS Vallejo as an electrician's mate and received many meritorious awards and service medals.

Mr. Gifford made his career in electrical engineering at Coe Manufacturing and spent free time hunting and fishing along with building and riding motorcycles.

He married Kristeen Teague in 2000 and the couple built a life of adventure, traveling, diving, camping and learning to fly. In 2007, the family moved to the Florida Keys where they enjoyed a relaxed life living on a sailboat.

The Giffords returned to Oregon last spring.

Survivors include his wife, Kristeen, and her children, Edan and Kyrissa.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to fund PSA tests, mammograms or other cancer pre-screening tests for those who cannot afford them, or donate to Serenity Hospice of Oregon.

Claire Donne

Claire Margarite Donne died Sept. 3, 2011. She was 87.

Mrs. Donne was born June 8, 1924, in Boston, Mass., to Edward Maloney and Clara Susan Schultz. She graduated from the Madaline High School in 1944.

She married Clay Webster Donne in 1945. Mr. Donne died in 2006.

Mrs. Donne earned a registered nurse degree and worked at Oregon Health and Sciences University from 1975 to 1992.

She was a school bus driver for Lake Oswego School District.

Mrs. Donne sang soprano in Our Lady of the Lake Church's choir for 12 years. She volunteered with Cat Adoption and loved animals and birds. She also enjoyed travel, photography, hiking, swimming and gardening.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Clay D. and Carolyn Donne, daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Bill Boyk, Sally Kennedy, Peggy Benson, Laure and Jack Davis, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Mrs. Donne's life will be held Oct. 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Oswego Heritage House, 398 Tenth St., Lake Oswego.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Oregon Humane Society.