Ronald Brant

Nov. 4, 1943-Oct. 19, 2011

Former Sandy resident Ronald Brant died Wednesday, Oct. 19, with his family at his side at home in Sequim, Wash., after a battle with cancer. He was 67.

A private family service was held at Tahoma National Cemetery.

Ron was born Nov. 4, 1943, in Portland to Louis and Clareta Brant. Ron grew up in Sandy and graduated from Sandy High School. He served in the Navy from 1966 to 1969 as a submariner.

Ron worked at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard as a refrigeration/air-conditioning mechanic and later as department head. He then moved to the Trident Refit Facility in the quality assurance department, where he eventually retired as a branch head. He was divorced.

Ron enjoyed riding and caring for his two horses. His other interests included carpentry, outdoor activities, fixing almost anything and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his daughter, Tracy Miller of Poulsbo, Wash.; son, Michael Brant of Kingston, Wash.; and three grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles, Wash., 98362-6222.

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Rills' Life Tribute Center of Port Orchard, Wash., is handling arrangements.

Vincent William Young

Jan. 22, 1920-Oct. 25, 2011

Vincent William Young, a former resident of Boring, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, at his home in Clackamas. He was 91.

A funeral service was held Monday, Oct. 31, at Sandy Funeral Home, followed by a burial with military honors at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Vincent was born Jan. 22, 1920, in Boring to Clifford and Freida (Steiner) Young. After graduating from Gresham High School, he joined the Marine Corps on Feb. 27, 1941. He was part of the 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Tank Battalion, which served on several islands in the South Pacific including Okinawa, Tarawa and Saipan. He was honorably discharged in September 1945.

On Aug. 10, 1946, he married Glendora Porter in Portland. The family resided in Pleasant Valley before moving to Twickenham in Central Oregon, where they purchased a small sheep ranch. After several years they moved to a small farm in Cottrell.

Vincent did commercial fishing in Alaska and on the Columbia River as well as ranching and carpentry. He eventually started his own pump business, Young's Pump Supplies, off Bluff Road in Boring.

Vincent loved to play pinochle and cribbage with family and friends, especially with his brother-in-law Albion Olson.

Survivors include his wife; son, William Young of Sandy; and granddaughter, Michelle Dobson of Boring.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Ruth Tucker

April 25, 1912-Oct. 18, 2011

Sandy resident Ruth Tucker died Tuesday, Oct. 18, with her grandson Stephen at her side. She was 99.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Orient Drive Baptist Church, 15150 S.E. Orient Drive, Boring, with a luncheon to follow.

Ruth was born April 25, 1912, in Eagle, Idaho, to Joseph and Gertrude (Godfrey) Kincaid. She was raised in the Eagle/Middleton/Caldwell area of Idaho where she received her schooling. She graduated from high school in 1930.

After graduation, Ruth took a job at the telephone company in Caldwell, where her sister worked and they shared an apartment. She met Paul Edgar Tucker, who was attending college in Caldwell, and they married in Vale, Ore., on Oct. 1, 1932. They resided in Caldwell and started their family.

After Paul completed his schooling, the family moved to Kentucky for a short time. They moved to Camas, Wash., at the beginning of World War II and then to Oregon in 1943, when they settled in Gresham. They moved to Sandy in 1974.

Ruth enjoyed being a homemaker and loved cooking and baking, crocheting and flower arranging. She also enjoyed entertaining and was a 'people person.'

She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Paula Mollahan; and grandson, David Schmitt.

Survivors include her son, Walter Tucker of Gresham; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home 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 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.

Duane Ristad

Feb. 2, 1948-Oct. 31, 2011

Sandy resident Duane Ristad, 63, died Monday, Oct. 31, at his home.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

A complete obituary will be in a future edition of the Post.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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