Obituaries for Dec. 10


Caroll Ann Markovich

Nov. 16, 1947-Dec. 5, 2011

Caroll Ann Markovich, a resident of Boring, died Monday, Dec. 5, at her home. She was 64.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Sandy Funeral Home, 39551 Pleasant St., Sandy. A private cremation was held.

Caroll was born Nov. 16, 1947, in Havelock, N.C., to Lewis and Rose (Glanz) Kasch.

On May 18, 1968, she married Dennis Markovich in Portland.

Survivors include her husband; sons, Mark and Tom Markovich, both of Bend; and brother, Greg Kasch from the Oregon Coast.

The family would like to express its thanks and great appreciation to Kaiser Hospice.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Arlie Quincy Davis

May 4, 1921-Dec. 5, 2011

Corbett resident Arlie Quincy Davis died Monday, Dec. 5, in Gresham. He was 90.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Sandy Baptist Church, 34435 S.E. Jarl Road, Boring.

Arlie was born May 4, 1921, in Burlington to Earl and Dora Davis. Arlie was raised in Gresham and attended Orient Grade School.

On July 2, 1944, he married Betty Jean Jackson in Orient.

Arlie was an optician. He resided in Boring before moving to Corbett for retirement. He attended Haley Baptist Church (now Sandy Baptist Church). He enjoyed growing rhododendrons, camping with his family, rock hunting and collecting coins.

Survivors include his wife; son, Dan Davis of Lebanon; daughters, Diana Brooks of Boring and Debra Makin of Corbett; sisters, Dorothy Klettke of Portland and Donna Parsons of California; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Donna J. Bleakmore

April 26, 1928-Dec. 6, 2011

Gresham resident Donna J. Bleakmore, 83, died Tuesday, Dec. 6.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Omega Funeral Home, 223 S.E. 122nd Ave., Portland. Interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Donna was born April 26, 1928, in Tacoma, Wash., to George and Kate Sharp.

Donna married John C. Bleakmore.

Donna worked as a dental clerk at Kaiser Permanente clinics in East Portland/Rockwood. She volunteered with Meals-On-Wheels and at Leach Botanical Garden. She loved working in her garden or tending to her houseplants. She was happiest when keeping busy with her family and work and when helping others.

Her sisters, Kathryn and Fran, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband; son, Tony Bleakmore of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; daughter, Mary Bleakmore of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; and five grandchildren.

Omega Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

William Edward Jabus

April 11, 1933-Dec. 4, 2011

East County resident William Edward Jabus died Sunday, Dec. 4, at his home. He was 78.

A private gathering of family and friends will be held at a late date. Private inurnment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

William was born April 11, 1933, in LaSalle, Ill., to William and Mae (Nadolski) Dziabus. He grew up in Davenport, Iowa, where he completed high school and enlisted in the Army. He received an honorable discharge in 1961 at the rank of sergeant. He completed his master's degree at night and on weekends in California.

On Feb. 11, 1961, William married Marilyn Joyce Hubler in Las Vegas. For a while they resided in Los Angeles, where William worked for the city of Los Angeles in the parks department. In 1979, they moved to Portland, and William worked for the city of Portland in public works. He later owned and operated American Innovative Maintenance and also Jitters for Coffee in both Beaverton and Portland.

In 2002, William and Marilyn moved to Vancouver, Wash. Following Marilyn's death in 2004, William moved back to Davenport, where he owned another coffee shop. He retired in 2010 and returned to Portland to be closer to his son.

William's many hobbies and interests included golf and traveling to Mexico. He also enjoyed spending time at the Oregon Coast. He was a hard worker and dedicated husband.

Survivors include his son, Scott Jabus of Portland; daughter, Laure Jabus of Nashville, Tenn.; sister, Lorraine Deeton of Davenport; and two grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Lawrence Fred Hardtke

Dec. 31, 1930-Dec. 4, 2011

East County resident Lawrence Fred Hardtke, 80, died Sunday, Dec. 4.

A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., followed by a graveside service at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham.

Lawrence was born Dec. 31, 1930, in Grandview, N.D., to Ewald and Emma Hardtke. He moved to Oregon in 1954 and resided in East County since 1965.

Lawrence worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier. He had the same route for nearly 25 years.

In 1951, Lawrence married Lois Arends.

Lawrence loved the river, often spending time with his family there. He also loved to travel, spending his recent years traveling in a motorhome with his girlfriend, Barbara. He was an honest, hardworking man who always provided well for his family and had a good sense of humor.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife in 1999 and by his daughter, Gail Barnett.

Survivors include his daughters, Pat Lucas and Kathie Pacheco, both of Portland; girlfriend, Barbara Darling of Portland; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Dr. Walter Phillip Ernst Vockert

Feb. 11, 1931-Dec. 5, 2011

Dr. Walter Phillip Ernst Vockert, a Gresham resident, died Monday, Dec. 5, in Clackamas following a stroke. He was 80.

Services will be held at noon Monday, Dec. 12, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., with private interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Corbett.

Walt was born Feb. 11, 1931, in Portland to German immigrants Walter and Marie Vockert, who worked at Fairview Farms until April 1942 when they opened their Guernsey dairy farm at Corbett. Walt attended Fairview Elementary School and Corbett Grade School. He graduated from Corbett High School in 1949 and won a scholarship to Oregon State University, graduating in 1953 with a degree in agriculture. He was in ROTC and entered the Air Force as a lieutenant during the Korean War, serving in intelligence for two years in North Africa.

Walt returned to Oregon State for the final year of pre-veterinary study. He graduated from Washington State University in 1961 with a degree in veterinary medicine.

On Aug. 24, 1957, he married Janet Ireland at Zion Lutheran Church. Janet and Walt worked at Dr. Percy Powers' Gresham Animal Clinic in 1961 until opening Halsey East Animal Clinic in East Portland in 1968. Janet died Dec. 23, 1996. Walter married Penelope 'Penny' Hannigan in August 2000.

Walt was a member of Portland and veterinary medicine associations. He was a fan of the Oregon State Beavers and loved sports (including his son's high school games). He was an avid jogger and bicyclist. He also enjoyed golf, gardening, caring for animals on his farm near Gresham, classical music and photography.

Survivors include his wife; son, Stephen Vockert of Portland; daughter, Susan Burke of Lake Oswego; brother, Karl Vockert of Corbett; stepchildren, Adam Hannigan of Beaverton and My Le of Gresham; and three grandchildren.

Remembrances can be made to DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, 1945 N.W. Pettygrove St., Portland, 97209; or Salem Friends of Felines, P.O. Box 12453, Salem, 97302.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Arcacia M. Aranda

Jan. 22, 1925-Dec. 7, 2011

Troutdale resident Arcacia M. Aranda died Wednesday, Dec. 7, at home. She was 86.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at St. Henry Catholic Church, 346 N.W. First St. Private interment will follow at Willamette National Cemetery.

Arcacia was born Jan. 22, 1925, in Wilmington, Calif. She graduated from Banning High School.

She married Eugene Aranda on March 16, 1947, in San Pedro, Calif., where they raised their children. After Eugene's retirement, they moved to Estacada.

Arcacia enjoyed walking, sewing, crocheting, collecting rocks and making dolls. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her husband preceded her in death.

Survivors include her son, Michael Aranda of Milwaukie; daughters, Jean Figman of Gresham and Lori Christiansen of Gresham; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Estacada Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.