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Obituaries - Oct. 27, 2011

Judy Dana

Longtime Lake Oswego resident Judy Dana died Oct. 22, 2011. She was 72.

Mrs. Dana was born Dec. 11, 1938 in Seattle, Wash., to Edward Ward and Janet Cattron Ward. During her youth she was a frequent visitor of her sister Sally and aunt Helen in Lake Oswego.

She attended the University of Washington and afterward lived in San Francisco where she enjoyed city life and exploring the Bay Area. She returned to Lake Oswego to marry Richard 'Dick' Dana and raise their three sons, Martin, Mike and Scott.

When her sons entered high school, Mrs. Dana went to work for the city of Lake Oswego's maintenance department. She was honored with the Distinguished Service Award in 2002. Her spontaneity and zest for life were contagious and all who knew her were touched by her love and affection.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Martin and Jamie Dana, Lake Oswego, Scott and Liesl Dana of Roswell, Ga., and son, Mike Dana, and his partner, Scott Keller, of Portland, sister, Sally Miller, Lake Oswego, brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Sandra Ward of Beaverton, and four grandchildren.

Her husband, Dick, preceded her in death.

A celebration of Mrs. Dana's life will be held Nov. 6 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Oswego Lake Country Club.

Dee Morrell

Longtime Lake Oswego resident Dorothy 'Dee' Jean Morrell died Oct. 6, 2011. She was 74.

Mrs. Morrell was born June 15, 1937, to Mary and Bernard May. She was raised in Lincoln, Ill., but moved to Oregon in 1959.

She married Virg Morrell on Oct. 30, 1965, at the Lake Oswego Methodist Church.

During her professional life, Mrs. Morrell supported several businesses. She was a contract negotiator for Nero and Associates Research Firm, office manager for Cole and Webber Advertising, and an administrator for Portland Public Schools.

She was active in bowling leagues and tournaments, and enjoyed tennis and camping. She enjoyed music, both singing and attending symphony and theater productions. She was an avid fan of the Portland Trail Blazers and St. Louis Cardinals. She belonged to many clubs and organizations, including the March of Dimes, Girl Scouts and the International Federation for Animal Welfare and Oregon Humane Society.

Survivors include her husband, Virg, of Lake Oswego, daughter and son-in-law, Anji and Marty Preslar of Portland, brothers and sisters-in-law, Deane and Jane May, Atlanta, Ill., Richard and Lois May, Toledo, Ohio, Robert and Carol May, Mt. Pulaski, Ill., sisters, Mary Wilson, Lincoln, Ill., and Barbara and brother-in-law, Norman Fink of Belleville, Ill.

Brothers, James May and George 'Bill' May, and sister, Helen Haseley, preceded her in death.

A celebration of Mrs. Morrell's life will be held Nov. 6 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Rose Garden Arena in the Preferred Dining area.

Remembrances may be sent to the Oregon Humane Society or the IFAW.

Jenny Wood

Jenny Elaine Wood died Oct. 24, 2011. She was 94.

Mrs. Wood was born Aug. 31, 1919 in Tulsa, Okla., to Lillie and Charlie Gould. She was raised on a small farm outside Tulsa and graduated from Tulsa High School.

She married Roger Wood, who preceded her in death in 1989.

Mrs. Wood came to Lake Oswego in the mid-1990s. Prior to that she lived in California, Indiana and in White Salmon, Wash.

She volunteered at hospitals in Oakland, Los Angeles and the Portland area. She was a member of the CY Chapter of PEO in Lake Oswego and strove to make everyone she met feel valued.

Survivors include her sister Vera Lee McGovern, West Linn; her stepdaughter, Chelta May and her family of Petaluma, Calif.; daughter-in-law Maria Landau Henkle; and grandchildren Peter, Geoff and Katy Henkle, all of Lake Oswego.

Her son, Ron W. Henkle, preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal Parish, 1060 Chandler Road, Lake Oswego.

Howell Lee

Longtime Lake Oswego resident Howell Eugene Lee died Oct. 24, 2011. He was 81.

Mr. Lee was born Sept. 5, 1930 in Plainview, Texas to Arthur Edgar and Abby Dolly Jane Lee. When he was 13, the family moved to Portland where Mr. Lee attended Jefferson High School. At Jefferson, Mr. Lee played football and was selected to play in the 1949 Shrine Game. He graduated in 1949.

Mr. Lee married his high school sweetheart, Leta Estelle Hall, on Dec. 31, 1949.

He enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1951 and was discharged in 1959.

The Lees moved to Lake Oswego in 1956, raising their children Tammy, Timothy and William there.

Following a longstanding career as a delivery truck driver for Franz Bread and Wonder Bread, Mr. Lee founded Tri-Lee Homes, Inc., in 1978 with his sons. He also worked as a real estate agent during his early retirement years.

Mr. Lee enjoyed fishing, golfing, watching football and spending time with his family and friends. He had a sense of adventure that led him and his wife around the world.

Survivors include his wife, Leta, daughter and son-in-law Tammy and George Lefever, Tigard, son and daughter-in-law William 'Bill' and Kimberley Lee, Lake Oswego, seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

His son, Timothy H. Lee, preceded him in death.

A celebration of Mr. Lee's life will be held Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. at his home in Lake Oswego. Those wishing to attend are asked to call 503-636-7469 for more information.

Remembrances may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation by calling 1-888-733-6741.