Obituaries for Dec. 3
Kenon Aaron Everts
Dec. 12, 1991-Nov. 20, 2011
Gresham resident Kenon Aaron Everts died Sunday, Nov. 20, after a long, hard battle from injuries he received in a car accident Oct. 14. He was 19.
A memorial service will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring.
Kenon was born Dec. 12, 1991, in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to Helen Everts. He moved to the Gresham area when he was 6 months old with his mother and brother. He attended various grade and middle schools. He graduated from North Star Christian Academy in 2011.
Upon graduation, Kenon went to work as a cashier at 7-11 on Kane Drive and Division Street for Steven and Judy Bertelson, where he met and befriended many customers and delivery drivers. There was never a stranger to Kenon, only friends.
Kenon loved spending time at Crown Point with friends, listening to music, wheeling with his cousins, camping at Big Cedars and going on trips to the beach. It was rare to see Kenon without his latest Dutch Bros. drink or on his way to Killer Burger.
Survivors include his mother of Gresham; her partner, Bill Ingram of Gresham; brother, Michael Wagner of Salem; grandparents, Floyd Wagner of White Salmon, Wash., Nancy and Buzz Wells of Tacoma, Wash., and Donald Everts of Tennessee; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Marajanuth 'Jan' Tweed
Sept. 15, 1938-Nov. 27, 2011
Gresham resident Marajanuth 'Jan' Tweed died Sunday, Nov. 27. She was 73.
A memorial service will be held next spring.
Jan was born Sept. 15, 1938, in Trenton, Mo., to James and Margaret (Thompson) Grimes. Jan attended Gresham High School, graduating in 1956. She became a hairstylist and owned her own shop in the basement of Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland.
Jan married Benjamin Tweed in Portland, and they resided in The Dalles. Jan was very active in The Dalles Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. She moved back to Gresham in early 2011 because of health issues.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 2002 and by her sister, Frances Rosemary Sayers.
Survivors include her sister, Sandra Brinckerhoff of Troutdale; nieces, La Ronda Atchinson of Fallon, Nev., Laura Sayers of Missouri and Brandance Benefiel of Gresham; nephew, Robert Brinckerhoff of Wood Village; and five great-nephews.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Dalles VFW, 317 W. 10th St., The Dalles, 97058; and DAV, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45250-0301.
Affordable Funeral Alternatives is handling arrangements.
James Paul Culver
Sept. 16, 1945-Nov. 26, 2011
Former Gresham resident James Paul Culver died Saturday, Nov. 26, at his home in Seaside. He was 66.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Seaside United Methodist Church, 241 N. Holladay Drive, Seaside, followed by a reception.
Jim was born Sept. 16, 1945, in Astoria to Paul and Virginia (Hardie) Culver. He graduated from Seaside High School in 1964 and served in the Navy. He then received his bachelor's degree from the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Calif.
On Dec. 12, 1966, he married Kristi Wallace in Lewiston, Idaho.
Jim was a photographer for Media West in Beaverton for 16 years. He resided in Gresham for about 25 years before moving to Seaside. Jim was a member of the U.S. Navy Retiree Association and Seaside United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Patrick Culver of Las Vegas and Benjamin Culver of Hillsboro; sister, Janet Kaul of Seaside; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial contributions can be made to Camp Kiwanilong in Warrenton, care of Hughes-Ransom Cremation and Mortuaries, 220 N. Holladay Drive, Seaside, 97138.
Hughes-Ransom Cremation and Mortuaries is handling arrangements.
Georgia Pearl McDonald
Oct. 17, 1926-Nov. 30, 2011
Gresham resident Georgia Pearl McDonald, 85, died Wednesday, Nov. 30.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Lynnwood Friends Church, 835 S.E. 162nd Ave., Portland. Interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Georgia was born Oct. 17, 1926, in Arkansas City, Kan., to Weller and Josephine Howe. She moved to Oregon as a teenager.
On May 26, 1946, she married Herb McDonald. They raised their children in the Pleasant Valley area of Gresham.
Georgia was a homemaker. She was an avid quilter and belonged to the Northwest Quilters. She was an active member of Lynnwood Friends Church.
Her husband preceded her in death in 1984.
Survivors include her daughter, Sandra McDonald-Huisman of Troutdale; son, Herb McDonald III of Camas, Wash.; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Lynnwood Friends Youth Camp Scholarship Fund, 835 S.E. 162nd Ave., Portland, 97233.