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Obituaries for Dec. 14

Marie Evelyn Klingensmith

Oct. 11, 1929-Dec. 8, 2011

Gresham resident Marie Evelyn Klingensmith, 82, died Thursday, Dec. 8.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Holgate Baptist Church, 11242 S.E. Holgate Blvd., Portland.

Marie was born Oct. 11, 1929, in Everett, Wash., to Ernest Grierson and Dorothy Holmes.

She married Theodore Klingensmith.

Marie was a restaurant cook. She resided in Gresham for the last 10 years.

Marie attended and volunteered at Holgate Baptist Church. Marie was also a senior companion and volunteered with the SMART program as a 'reading grandma.' She and Theodore hosted a number of Japanese foreign exchange students and were members of the Lions Club.

Her husband preceded her in death.

Survivors include her children, Ted Klingensmith of Tacoma, Wash., Cecelia Patterson of Stockton, Calif., Alan Ramsey of Portland, Harold Klingensmith of Bend, Nina Griggs of Portland and Dorri Fairbanks of Bonney Lake, Wash.; 30 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Aftercare Cremation and Burial Service is handling arrangements.

Harold Jett

June 11, 1923-Dec. 10, 2011

Gresham resident Harold Jett, 88, died Saturday, Dec. 10, in Portland.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Gresham Elks Lodge, 3330 N.E. Division St.

Harold was born June 11, 1923, in Washington, Ind., to Calvin Jett and Marie Hunter, the middle child of four sisters and two brothers. During the Great Depression, the family moved to Wyoming and homesteaded on 1,280 acres near Thermopolis. Harold attended one-room schoolhouses in Indiana and Wyoming.

Harold joined the Marine Corps in 1943 and served in the South Pacific. He served in the battle of Tarawa, where he sustained a severe head wound, loosing the sight in one eye. He received the Purple Heart.

Harold was discharged in 1944 and moved to Portland, where his parents had relocated. Harold worked as an electrician in the shipyards. While working in the shipyards, Harold met Irene Gross, and they married on May 23, 1944, in Vancouver, Wash.

After the war, Harold went to work for the Portland Water Bureau on the service labor crew. He retired in 1978 as supervisor of construction.

Harold was a member of the Gresham Elks, the Masonic order, Scottish Rite, Eastern Star, Amaranth and a past master of Alberta Lodge.

Survivors include his wife; children, David Jett of Mountain Home, Idaho, Sandy Brown of Milwaukie and Ronald Jett of Gresham; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Gresham Elks Lodge's Scholarship Fund, 3330 N.E. Division St., Gresham, 97030.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Margaret June Gullion

June 30, 1930-Nov. 17, 2011

East County resident Margaret June Gullion, 81, died Thursday, Nov. 17, in Portland.

No services are planned.

Marge was born June 30, 1930, in Portland to Robert and Frances (Kearney) Strange. Marge grew up in the Lents neighborhood of Portland and graduated from Franklin High School. While working at the phone company in Portland, she met John Gullion, and they were married in March 1949.

Family and home life were very important to them; together, they raised six children. Marge loved drafting plans for and implementing, along with John's help and expertise, many home remodels and landscape designs over the years. Marge was also an artist.

Her sisters Luise, Roberta and Kathleen preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband; children, Claudia Drynan of Prescott, Ariz., Michael Gullion of Manzanita, Robert Gullion of Portland, Patrick Gullion of Manzanita, Carrie Miller of Boring and Cynthia Henderson of Gresham; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Memorial donations can be made to the Oregon Food Bank Tillamook County Services, P.O. Box 1344, Tillamook, 97141-1344.

Affordable Funeral Alternatives is handling arrangements.

Eileen Joanne Hurley

Dec. 20, 1944-Dec. 9, 2011

Gresham resident Eileen Joanne Hurley, 66, died Friday, Dec. 9.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at St. Henry Catholic Church, 346 N.W. First St.

Eileen was born Dec. 20, 1944, in Portland to Chester and Katherine (Ruscheinsky) Riegle. She was raised in Portland and graduated from Marycrest Catholic High School. She attended Mt. Hood Community College and received her associate degree as a medical assistant; she was also on the president's honor society.

On Nov. 8, 1969, she married Arthur Hurley in Portland.

Eileen worked in the pharmacy for Fred Meyer for 18 years. She enjoyed traveling, reading, gardening and volunteering for SnowCap Community Charities. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband; daughters, Dawn Hurley Robinson of Gresham and Kris Hurley of Canby; sister, Fern Steiner of Gresham; and three grandsons.

Memorial donations can be made to Kaiser Hospice, 2701 N.W. Vaughn St., Suite 140, Portland, 97210.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Steven Kenneth Bailey

July 7, 1954-Dec. 12, 2011

Former Gresham resident Steven Kenneth Bailey, 57, died Monday, Dec. 12, in Portland.

No service will be held.

Steve was born July 7, 1954, in Portland to Merle and Beverly (Payne) Bailey. He was raised in Gresham and graduated from Gresham High School in 1972.

On Sept. 15, 1979, he married Debbie Pollard in Portland. They later divorced.

Steve drove trucks for Myers Container, Cascade Petroleum and most recently for McCall Oil.

Steve was a huge NASCAR fan and liked anything related to automobiles. He enjoyed spending time with friends and grandchildren; he also loved having dogs.

Survivors include his daughters, Nikki Greene of Portland and Jenny Bailey of Gresham; sister, Joan Hendrix of Gresham; stepmother, Ellen Bailey of Portland; and three grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to Providence Hospice, 6410 N.E. Halsey St., Portland, 97213.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Jane Raymond Sansregret

May 31, 1918-Dec. 10, 2011

Former Gresham resident Jane Raymond Sansregret died Saturday, Dec. 10, in Corvallis. She was 93.

A recitation of the rosary will be at 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 501 N.W. 25th St., Corvallis. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery in Portland.

Jane was born May 31, 1918, in Atlanta to Lewis and Josephine Brine. After the death of her father, the family moved to Champaign, Ill., where she graduated from University High School in 1936. Jane attended the University of Illinois-Urbana and graduated with a degree in floriculture in 1940.

In 1944, Jane met Leo Sansregret at a USO mixer. They were married May 27, 1944, and moved to Medford. They resided in Portland and then in Seattle before settling in Portland. Jane and Leo made their home in the Portland-Gresham area for 43 years. During that time she was active in both the St. Rita and St. Henry parishes.

Jane volunteered for her church and her children's schools. She led many 4-H groups, teaching sewing and cooking to her daughters and their friends. 

Jane wrote freelance articles for several national magazines and The Oregonian's Northwest section for 15 years. Jane wrote about Portland's hidden botanical treasures and about little known vegetables and flowers, using her garden as her research laboratory. Jane also wrote an unpublished novel, 'The Shaman Tree,' about early life among the Tillamook Indians. Jane volunteered many hours as a Master Gardener in Multnomah County with her husband.

In their retirement years, Jane and Leo belonged to the Empty Nesters group at St. Henry's Parish. They also enjoyed spending time with their fellow swimmers from Mt. Hood Community College. They traveled with the Elderhostel program, taking tours of Alaska and St. Louis, Mo.

In 1999, Jane and Leo moved to Stoneybrook Lodge in Corvallis. They enjoyed attending local plays, concerts and other community events, and were members of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Jane's son, Joseph, and her husband, Leo, preceded her in death. 

Survivors include her daughters, Kathy Beutler of Salem, Mary Hewitt of Loveland, Ohio, and Anne Loewen of Corvallis; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Remembrances can be made to Dial-A-Bus of Benton County, 605 N.W. 27th St., Corvallis, 97330.

McHenry Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Samuel Merle Clark

July 10, 1950-Dec. 12, 2011

Troutdale resident Samuel Merle Clark, 61, died Monday, Dec. 12.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Cherry Park Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1515 S.W. Cherry Park Road, Troutdale. A committal with military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland.

A complete obituary will run in a future edition of The Outlook.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.