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Obituaries for Nov. 2

Betty Lou Janway

June 10, 1931-Oct. 29, 2011

Gresham resident Betty Lou Janway, 80, died Saturday, Oct. 29, in Portland.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Gresham Memorial Chapel, followed by interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Betty was born June 10, 1931, in Fargo, N.D., to Robert and Thelma May (Gilmore) Johnson. She moved to Portland and married Merle Janway in August 1949. They were married for 52 years before his death.

Betty worked as a bookkeeper for Fairley's Pharmacy for 50 years. Her love of life was second to her family. She was loved and admired for her sense of humor, zest for life and courage.

Survivors include her children, Cheri Sutton of Valley View, Texas, Robert Janway of Gresham and Debbie Schwanz of Gresham; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Robert Allen Weismandel

June 30, 1921-Oct. 28, 2011

Gresham resident Robert Allen Weismandel, 90, died Friday, Oct. 28, at Providence Medical Center.

A viewing will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, followed by a recitation of the rosary at Gresham Memorial Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave. A funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at St. Henry Catholic Church, 346 N.W. First St.

Bob was born June 30, 1921, in Portland to Lewis and Lillian Weismandel. Bob was raised on the family farm in Donald. He attended the University of Oregon with the ROTC program and went into officer training at the University of Notre Dame. He served four years as a navigator in the Navy during World War II.

He married Kathleen Garrett on Aug. 17, 1973.

After his Navy service, Bob received his master's degree at the University of Portland and worked as an advanced algebra and trigonometry teacher. He then ventured into the field of banking for a short time. He opened Capital Motors Inc. as a car dealer.

Bob was known for his keen sense of humor, strong communication skills, perseverance and his skills as a handyman; he never left projects unfinished. He enjoyed vacationing in Southern California.

Survivors include his wife; children, Theresa Weismandel of Damascus, Shelly Wambach of Charlotte, N.C., Charlene Sharp of Malibu, Calif., Lori Schleicher of San Diego, Robert Weismandel Jr. of Kilauea, Hawaii, and David Weismandel of Gresham; and five grandchildren.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Robert Harvey Crawford

Dec. 29, 1914-Oct. 28, 2011

Gresham resident Robert Harvey Crawford died Friday, Oct. 28, at his home. He was 97.

A memorial service will be held at noon Friday, Nov. 4, at Gresham Memorial Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave.

Bob was born Dec. 29, 1914, in Decker, Ind., to Lloyd and Mayme (Mayall) Crawford. He and his older sister, Martha, were the first members of the family to graduate high school. Bob did farm work and an array of other jobs during the Great Depression. In 1941, he drove his Model A Ford from Indiana to Chelan, Wash., where he had lined up a job working in an orchard and apple-packing operation.

Bob was drafted and spent much of World War II stationed in Alaska. Near the end of the war he was stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground near Washington, D.C., where he met Ruth Christianson. They were married in Ruth's hometown of Luck, Wis., on Feb. 4, 1945.

Bob learned baking from Ruth's father and from a certificate program at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis. In 1950, he and Ruth moved west and settled in Gresham. Bob resided in the same house he purchased in 1950 up until the time of his death.

Bob took a job at Marckx Bakery. He worked for Marckx for 12 years, and then for the in-store bakeries at Albertsons grocery stores for another 15 years.

After retiring, Bob spent much of his time in Gresham gardening; he enjoyed sharing the bounties of his garden and orchard with friends, neighbors and food programs such as SnowCap and Zarephath Kitchen. Bob and Ruth attended Gresham United Methodist Church. Bob and Ruth enjoyed traveling and took extensive driving trips across the United States and Canada, with an occasional jaunt into Mexico. During the 1980s and until 1996, he and Ruth spent winters in Niland, Calif., at a spa called the Fountain of Youth. Bob also cared for Ruth during her years with Alzheimer's disease.

Ruth preceded him in death in 2001.

Survivors include his children, Donna Crawford of Richmond, Va., Chris Crawford of Gresham and Lyle Crawford of Gresham; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Contributions can be made to Legacy Hospice Services, P.O. Box 4484, and #8232;Portland, 97208.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Eva Yolanda Rolph

Aug. 7, 1921-Oct. 29, 2011

Eva Yolanda Rolph, a resident of Boring, died Saturday, Oct. 29. She was 90.

No public service is scheduled.

Eva was born Aug. 7, 1921, in Portland to Carmelo and Palma (Comouiti) Mastroieni. She was raised and educated in Portland. Eva attended beauty school in Portland in the fall of 1959, and eventually opened her own beauty salon.

Eva married Stanley Colvin on Sept. 26, 1942. In 1946, he preceded her in death. On Oct. 5, 1948, Eva married Herbert Daniel Rolph Jr. Herbert died in July 1992.

Eva worked as an insurance clerk and bookkeeper. She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church.

Survivors include her son, Myron Rolph of Boring; daughters, Dolly Cook of Gresham, Janet Neibauer of Gresham and Kathie Colvin Ramberg of Boring; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Affordable Funeral Alternatives is handling arrangements.

Donald Feigner

Feb. 2, 1927-Oct. 16, 2011

East County resident Donald Feigner, 84, died Sunday, Oct. 16.

Internment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at Milton Cemetery in Milton-Freewater.

Don was born Feb. 2, 1927, in Fruitvale to Fred and Rachel Feigner. Don grew up in the Milton-Freewater area. He attended local schools, but because of his hearing disability, he went to the Oregon State School for the Deaf in Salem at age 12. After completing his education, he began working at Harris Pine Mills in Pendleton.

Don was previously married to Verna May Hare. In 1966, he married Shirley Tiffany.

After retirement, Don enjoyed playing Santa Claus at Portland-area shopping malls. Since he could sign and read lips, he was effective in communicating with deaf children.

Survivors include his wife; children, Steven and Deborah; brother, Fred Feigner; sister, Betty Lou Coe; three grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

Memorial donations can be made to Dogs for the Deaf, 10175 Wheeler Road, Central Point, 97502.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.