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Death and funeral notices for the Tigard-Tualatin and Beaverton areas

Michael Delmer Ackerman

Feb. 12, 1956-Oct. 6, 2011

Michael Delmer Ackerman died unexpectedly on Oct. 6 from heart complications.

Born in Portland on Feb. 12, 1956, he attended Hillsboro High School and went on to Portland Community College to study machine technology.

He was hired by Tektronix and then Maxium, where he worked for a total of 36 years in facilities.

He was a scuba diver with an advanced rating. He was also a lifetime member of the NRA and enjoyed shooting all types of firearms.

An avid gardener, he grew up on his parents' blueberry farm (Sara's Blueberries).

Mr. Ackerman was a member of Train Mountain Railroad Museum and enjoyed working on engines, both full-sized and 1/8 scale miniatures.

He could be found almost every Tuesday and Friday mornings having breakfast at the Hillsboro Senior Center with a group of friends.

Surviving are his parents Sara and Ed Ackerman; sister Barbari Bailey-Gallagher; children Anastasia, Natasha and Joseph; and much loved special nieces Jessica, Felicia and Samantha.

A funeral and memorial service will be held Monday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. at Scholls Community Church, 24050 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road in Hillsboro.

Springer And Son Aloha Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Kathleen Faye Brandenburg

Feb. 22, 1935-Sept. 29, 2011

Mother and homemaker Kathleen Faye Brandenburg died Sept. 29 in her West Linn home. She was 76 years old.

Mrs. Brandenburg, whose maiden name was Pixley, was born Feb. 22, 1935, in Minneapolis, where she was raised and attended St. Mary's School.

On Sept. 6, 1958, she married Ken Brandenburg in California. He died in 1995.

Her memberships included the Altar Society, the PTA, Girl Scouts, Elks and the Youth Exchange Program.

Her interests included bowling, fishing and sewing.

She was a mother, a friend and confidant to many young people.

Surviving are Heidi Halpern of Oregon City, Sheri McVoy of Milwaukie, Theresa Cranford of West Linn and Marie Merten of Yamhill Carlton; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death was grandson Sean.

A funeral service was held on Friday.

Holman Hankins Waud handled arrangements.

Jacqueline Glenn

March 23, 1927-Sept. 6, 2011

Jacqueline Glenn died Sept. 6 in Grass Valley, Calif.

She was born March 23, 1927, in Paris, France, to Roch and Maria (Elias) Bargues.

Following the death of her young mother, she was sent to Spain, where she spent her childhood years, living with an aunt and uncle. The family lived in the Catalonia district and was not untouched by the Spanish Civil War. She remembered hearing explosions and seeing nighttime fires during those impressionable years.

At age 15, she returned to Paris and was there during the German occupation of Paris and more hard times. After the war ended, she took secretarial classes and became a teletypist at TWA Airlines, where she met her future husband.

In 1955, she immigrated to the United States with her husband and young daughter. The family grew and soon settled in Torrance, Calif., where they lived for 35 years.

In 1990 she moved to the Portland area to be near her son and his family and lived in Tigard for 20 years.

Mrs. Glenn was fluent in French and Spanish and never lost her accent. This bothered her, as she loved America passionately. She became an American citizen in 1966.

Her life's dream was to go to college, and in her mid-60s she finally entered college and almost completed her AA degree when she became ill and had to leave. The oldest student in her classes, she made mostly A grades.

She also loved gardening and voluntarily planted an entire circle island on North Dakota Street in Tigard. She took care of her huge corner garden at that location also, carrying buckets of water to each plant during the summers.

Her other interests were reading and crossword puzzles. She was also very interested in the business and financial markets.

Surviving are daughter Anita Hurst of Penn Valley, Calif.; daughter-in-law Marci Glenn of Cornelius; grandchildren Jennifer Hurst-Crabb and Jason Hurst, both of Grass Valley, Matthew, Holly and Jeffrey Glenn of Cornelius; and seven great-grandchildren, all of Grass Valley.

Preceding her in death were her brother Manuel Bargues of France and son Phillip Glenn of Cornelius.

The family of Jacqueline Glenn wishes to thank the staff of Jennings McCall Retirement Center in Forest Grove, where she lived for five years before moving to California. She was very happy living there.

Arrangements were conducted by Chapel of the Angels in Grass Valley.

Darrell L. Henry

June 2, 1939-Oct. 7, 2011

Darrell L. Henry of Beaverton died Friday at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, Wash. He was 72 years old.

Funeral arrangements are pending through Tualatin Valley Funeral Alternatives in Beaverton.

Phyllis Kolman

March 18, 1943-Oct. 2, 2011

Phyllis Kolman died at her home in Beaverton on Oct. 2. She was 68 years old.

She was born March 18, 1943, in Fort Morgan, Colo., to Victor and Rachel Meininger, and graduated from Fort Morgan High School.

She worked at banks in Fort Morgan, Fort Collins and Beaverton. She also worked for Beaverton Florist.

In 1964, she married Jerry L. Kolman in Fort Morgan.

She loved being a 'soccer mom' for her sons Jerry and Kevin, never missing a game, as they played soccer, basketball and baseball. She also loved watching the Portland Timbers and any other soccer game on TV.

Surviving are her husband Jerry; sons Jerry Kolman Jr., and Kevin Kolman, both of Beaverton; and brothers Don and Alin Meininger, both of Fort Morgan.

Preceding her in death were her father and mother and sister Mary Ann.

Lorraine Marie Mumby

Oct. 13, 1928-Oct. 3, 2011

Lorraine Marie Mumby of Beaverton died Oct. 3 at Marysville Nursing Home. She was 82 years old.

Born Oct. 13, 1928, in Canandaigua, N.Y. to Miles Carney and Hellen (Sennett) Carney, she was raised and received her education in Shortsville, N.Y., and graduated with the Shortsville High School class of 1946.

In 1946 she married Ernest F. Mumby in St. Dominic's Catholic Church in Shortsville.

Mrs. Mumby was preceded in death by her husband Ernest in 1990 in Florence, Ariz., after celebrating more than 44 years of marriage; and her parents Miles and Hellen Carney.

In 2005 she moved to Oregon, settling in Forest Grove to be closer to her family.

In July 2011 she moved to Marysville Nursing Home.

Survivors include daughter Peggy Gardner of Mesa, Ariz.; son Richard Mumby of Loveland, Colo.; sister Dolores (Sissy) Carney of Loveland, Colo.; grandchildren Melanie Harris of Cornelius and Kristin Leonard of Loveland, Colo., and great-grandchildren Quentin, Tyler, Alexandria, Justin and Brianna.

To sign the online guest book or to send a condolence to the family, go to fuitenrosehoyt.com.

Private cremation rites were held at Hoyt Crematory in Forest Grove.

Fuiten, Rose and Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove was in charge of the arrangements

Robert Daniel Sullivan

May 14, 1922-Oct. 5, 2011

Robert Daniel Sullivan died on Oct. 5 at age 89.

He was born May 14, 1922, in Mansfield, Mass., to Patrick and Helen (Leonard) Sullivan of County Cork, Ireland.

Mr. Sullivan's education was completed in Massachusetts, when he graduated from Boston College in 1947 with a bachelor of science degree,

During World War II, he served in the Army from 1942 through 1946.

From 1948 to 1955, Mr. Sullivan was an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in San Francisco.

On Aug. 5, 1950, he married the love of his life, Katherine (Kay) Russell, in San Francisco.

With his family growing and different opportunities in Montana, the Sullivans moved to Miles City, Mont., where Mr. Sullivan owned a car dealership from 1956 through 1966. He and his wife operated and owned Sullivan's Furniture in Miles City from 1975 through 1987. During this time Mr. Sullivan served as city judge.

In 1988 the Sullivans retired to Portland to be near family.

Mr. Sullivan was an avid sports fan; among his favorites were Boston College, the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.

Preceding him in death were his parents and sisters Deborah and Eleanor and his wife Katherine in September 2009.

Survivors include sons Brian and Kevin; daughter Kathy McDonald; and grandchildren Brittany Sullivan, Tara Pemberton, Logan Sullivan, Kelly, Casey and Corey McDonald and Sean and Kyla Sullivan.

Mr. Sullivan's final resting place will be at St. Anthony Cemetery in Tigard.

Donations in memory of Robert Daniel Sullivan may be sent to St. Vincent De Paul, St. Anthony Church in Tigard or the American Heart Association.