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Obituaries - Nov. 3, 2011

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; grandchildren, Jamie Lefever Ruzicka, William Lefever, Alexandra Lee Wipf, Emma Lee Sietz, Jessica Lee, Christine Lee and William Lee; and great-granddaughter, Jorgia Ruzicka.

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

A celebration of Mr. Lee's life has been held.

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

M. Elizabeth Fairchild

M. Elizabeth Fairchild died Oct. 25, 2011. She was 93.

Mrs. Fairchild was born Jan. 11, 1918, in Madison, N.J., to Ralph Coleman and May Minerva Irwin Shay.

She was raised in Madison.

She married Harry Russell Fairchild, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Fairchild was a member of Lake Grove Presbyterian Church. She had volunteered with the chaplain's office at Legacy Meridian Park Hospital for 20 years.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, John and Lauraine Fairchild, Chambersburg, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Michael Gold of Sherwood; and daughter, Beth Crosby, Jensen Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego.

Remembrances may be sent to Lake Grove Presbyterian Church.

Holland Cottle

Holland Kay Cottle died of Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS) on Oct. 22, 2011. She was two months old.

She was born Aug. 23, 2011, in Portland to Nick and Lexie Ainge Cottle, formerly of Lake Oswego and now residents of Beaverton.

She loved the voices of her mom, dad and sister and was just beginning to 'talk' and 'sing' regularly. She was a healthy baby with a comforting and strong spirit.

Survivors include her parents and sister, Brizban, all of Beaverton; grandparents, David and Stacy Ainge, Lake Oswego, and Mike and Julie Cottle, South Jordan, Utah; aunts and uncles, Ronell and Briawna Hugh, Rogers, Ark., Paul and McKenna Michels, San Diego, Calif., Landon Ainge, Lake Oswego, Sierra Ainge, Lake Oswego, Seth and Whitney Cottle, Murray, Utah, Brittany Cottle, South Jordan, Utah, and Jaclyn Cottle, Las Vegas, Nev.

Services have been held.

Mae Rouse

Former Lake Oswego resident Germaine 'Mae' (DeRoest) Rouse died Oct. 21, 2011. She was 96.

Mrs. Rouse was born May 7, 1915, in Baker to Bruno and Sybilla DeRoest. She was the second of nine children, and was raised in Baker and educated at St. Francis Academy.

She married Daniel P. Rouse in 1933. He preceded her in death in 1995, as did her son, Michael, in 1996 and grandson, Jeffery, in 1990.

In her younger years Mrs. Rouse painted a number of homes in Baker City and later became a floral designer for Ethan Allen Furniture in Lake Oswego. She was an excellent card player and loved to entertain and could still provide a good meal at 96 years of age.

Survivors include her sons, Robert Rouse, Terrebonne, and Ronald Rouse, Baker City; brothers, Joseph DeRoest, Provo, Utah, and Donald DeRoest, Baker City; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond.

Remembrances may be made to St. Francis de Sales Cathedral or the American Heart Association through Grey's West and Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.