Obituaries for Oct. 8
Wilfred E. Dempsey
April 13, 1925-Sept. 22, 2011
Gresham resident Wilfred E. Dempsey, 86, died Thursday, Sept. 22.
Private interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Wilfred was born April 13, 1925, in Oswego, Mont., to Walter and Carrie Dempsey. He was raised in Brockton and Wolf Point, Mont., areas and graduated from Brockton High School. He served in the Navy during World War II and received the Victory Medal. Wilfred received his degrees from the University of Portland, Portland State University and Stanford University's Graduate School of Financial Management.
Wilfred married Pauline Napoli.
Wilfred worked for Schmidt Steel and then Western Power Products. He held positions as a credit manager, general manager and vice president. He was also president of the National Association of Credit Management. He resided in Gresham since 1952.
Wilfred enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He attended St. Anne and St. Henry Catholic churches and was a member of the Optimists.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 2003; sister, Helen Tamal; and brothers Gene Dempsey, Paul Dempsey and Tom Dempsey.
Survivors include his son, Gary Dempsey of Troutdale; daughter, Ardyce Duquette of Eugene; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Oregon Cremation Co. is handling arrangements.
Dorothy June Davis
Feb. 12, 1938-Oct. 4, 2011
Former Gresham resident Dorothy June Davis died Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Hillsboro. She was 73.
A celebration of her life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Cornell Estates, 1005 N.E. 17th Ave., Hillsboro.
Dorothy was born Feb. 12, 1938, in Greeley, Colo., to James and Viola (McGee) Hunt.
On March 25, 1961, she married Richard Davis.
Dorothy was a kindergarten teacher and piano teacher.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 2009; sister, Iola; and brother, Jack.
Survivors include her daughter, Jacki Robbins of Cornelius; sons, Richard Davis of Atwater, Calif., and Roger Davis of Beaverton; sister, Hazel Walker of Farmington, N.M.; and seven grandchildren.
Sprenger and Son Cremation Services is handling arrangements.
Viola 'Vi' F. Brinser
March 21, 1927-Oct. 3, 2011
Fairview resident Viola 'Vi' F. Brinser died Monday, Oct. 3, in Troutdale. She was 84.
A celebration of life gathering will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at the East Portland Moose Lodge, 16411 N.E. Halsey St.
Vi was born March 21, 1927, in DeKalb County, Mo., to Walter and Lulu (Shutts) Stufflebean.
Vi married John Henry Brinser on Jan. 21, 1943, in DeKalb. They resided in Fairview since 1951.
Vi worked at Gresham Berry Growers and S and H Green Stamps, and she sold Avon products for many years.
Vi was a member of the East Portland Moose Lodge chapter 1487, where she served as the senior deputy grand regent. She belonged to a camping club, was a CB Radio Club member and loved animals.
Her husband preceded her in death in 1998.
Survivors include her sons, O. John Brinser of La Pine and Kenneth Brinser of Fairview; six grandchildren; and 14 great-
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the East Portland Moose Lodge 1891, 16411 N.E. Halsey St., Portland, 97230.
Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Jack Ramon Kalinoski
Sept. 14, 1927-Sept. 30, 2011
Gresham resident Jack Ramon Kalinoski died Friday, Sept. 30, in Portland. He was 84.
A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd. Inurnment with military honors will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. A life celebration open house will be hosted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Kalinoski family home.
Jack was born Sept. 14, 1927, in Spokane, Wash., to Frank and Mable (Johnson) Kalinoski. He graduated from Shelton High School in Washington and enlisted in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He was honorably discharged on Aug. 15, 1945.
Jack received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering at the University of Washington. His first job was city planner in The Dalles. He later worked as a city planner in Prineville and Klamath Falls. He then worked for the Multnomah County Road Department, resigning that position to accept a position at the Oregon-Columbia chapter of the Association of General Contractors. He was the executive director and lobbyist until his retirement in 1991.
On Jan. 14, 1997, Jack married Marva Jean Frier in Madras. They resided in Gresham.
Jack was a member of the Salem Golf Club. He enjoyed traveling, playing golf in Ireland, train and road trips around Central Europe and many visits to multiple locations in the United States.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Wendee Roberts of Pueblo West, Colo., and Julie Miklethun of Shelton, Wash.; son, David Kalinoski of Gresham; stepsons, Richard Glassow of Amargosa Valley, Nev., Mark Glassow of Eugene and David Glassow of Vancouver, Wash.; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Gertrude 'Trudy' Lambert Wood
March 10, 1920-Oct. 5, 2011
Gresham resident Gertrude 'Trudy' Lambert Wood died Wednesday, Oct. 5. She was 91.
An open house reception will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Gresham Memorial Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave. Inurnment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Trudy was born March 10, 1920, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Fred and Florence (Coveau) Lambert. She was raised and educated in Wisconsin.
During World War II, Trudy moved to Texas, where she married John A. Basham. After his death, Trudy moved to Oregon in 1947. In 1953, she married Meredith 'Red' Wood. They settled in Gresham.
Trudy was a member of the Gresham Historical Society and the Country Cut-Ups Square Dance Club. She loved crafts, square dancing, gardening and her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 2006 and by her brother, Art, in 2009.
Survivors include her son, John Wood of Bend; brothers, Gerald Lambert of Troutdale, Jim Lambert of Portland and Bud Lambert of Sumner, Wash.; sisters, Donna Parsley of Boring and Dora Calhoun of Sandy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations can be made to the Gresham Historical Society, P.O. Box 65, Gresham, 97030; or the Country Cut-Ups Square Dance Club, P.O. Box 241, Boring, 97009.
Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.
Jan. 21, 1959-Sept. 28, 2011
Former Gresham resident Jerry Woodford, 52, died Wednesday, Sept. 28.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring.
Jerry was born Jan. 21, 1959, in Portland to Harvey and Judy Woodford. He was raised in Gresham and graduated from Gresham High School in 1977.
Jerry married Susan Brewster in May 1979. They were later divorced. On Sept. 20, 1985, he married Joy Lampert in Vancouver, Wash.
Jerry received his journeyman's certificate from Local 247 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America on May 17, 1986. He worked as a journeyman carpenter and owned Jerry Woodford Construction. He retired in 1996 because of his rheumatoid arthritis.
Jerry enjoyed scuba diving, skiing, hunting, shooting and spending time with his family. He resided in Gresham until December 1997, when he moved to Sandy.
Survivors include his sons, Zachary Woodford of Santa Cruz, Calif., Sam Woodford of Sandy and Peter Woodford of Sandy; daughter, Grace Woodford of Sandy; father, of Garfield, Wash.; brothers, Jeff Woodford of Vancouver and Rob Woodford of Ryder, N.D.; and sister, Wendy Delzer of Pullman, Wash.
Omega Funeral Home and Cremation Service is handling arrangements.