Death and funeral notices for the Tigard-Tualatin and Beaverton areas
Janet Feuerborn Berri
Jan. 22, 1927-Nov. 29, 2011
Janet Feuerborn Berri died Nov. 29 in Cedar Hills. She was 84 years old.
She was born Jan. 22, 1927, in St. Louis, Mo.
She graduated from Washington University.
On Oct. 16, 1948, she married Ansel (Bud) Berri.
An elementary school guidance counselor in Iowa, Oregon, Illinois and Ohio, she and her husband returned to Oregon for retirement.
She loved gardening, reading and regular rips to Ashland for live Shakespeare performances and always enjoyed the company of her family.
Preceding her in death was eldest daughter Denise, who died of cancer in 2001.
Surviving are her adoring husband Ansel (Bud) of 64 years; children Cap, Dulcy and Cindy in Webster Groves, Mo.; grandchildren Kristin, Lauren, Julie, Sam, Jessy and Josh; and great-grandchild Ben.
The family of Janet Feuerborn Berri held a private celebration of her life.
Mary Ann Diehl
Dec. 9, 1930 - Nov. 6, 2011
Mary Ann Diehl, a longtime resident of Tigard and Sherwood, died peacefully on Nov. 6 in Bend, surrounded by family and caregivers. She was 80 years old.
She was born on Dec. 9, 1930, to John and Marie Sattler of Tigard, a descendant of the Sattler family who were among the earliest residents of the Tigard area.
Growing up in Tigard, she attended St. Anthony Grade School and Tigard High School, graduating in 1949.
She married her high school sweetheart, Ralph E. Diehl, and moved just down the road from her childhood home.
Mrs. Diehl loved to volunteer at Durham Grade School when her children were young. She also volunteered at St. Anthony and St. Frances Catholic Church and was very active at the Sherwood Elks Lodge.
She loved gardening, crocheting and all kinds of crafts. In years past she loved to go camping and take along friends to the Oregon Coast and the Metolius River in Camp Sherman.
Surviving are her six children, Mark Diehl, Jeff Diehl, Jennifer Richardson, Ann Beasley, Betty Schell and Ron Diehl; 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, with one more expected; brothers Richard and Bill Sattler; and many relatives and friends.
Mrs. Diehl's family said they will all miss her smiling face and her loving heart. They express their sincere appreciation to the caregivers at Home Instead In Home Care, the staff at Ashley Manor and Partners in Care of Bend.
Recitation of the Rosary and a Memorial Mass were followed by a life celebration on Dec. 9 in St Peter's Catholic Church, 2315 N. Main St., in Newberg.
The family of Mary Ann Diehl will depart St. Peter's at 1:30 p.m. to attend the graveside services at St Anthony's Cemetery in Tigard.
Donations in her name may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, 1650 N.W. Naito Parkway, Suite No.190, Portland 97209.
Autumn Funerals is entrusted with arrangements.
Lula Ida Garcia
Dec. 14, 1936-Dec. 9, 2011
Lula Ida (Strange) Garcia died Friday at Avamere in Sherwood of complications related to Alzheimer's disease. She was 74 years old.
She was born Dec. 14, 1936, in Eugene to William and Charlotte May Strange, grew up in the Mapleton area and attended Triangle Lake School and Elmira High School.
On July 4, 1953, she married Ernest Garcia in Eugene. They later moved to Roseburg, where they raised their three children.
After moving to Roseburg in 1975, Mrs. Garcia became a manager at Fast Shop Market until she retired.
She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and especially gardening. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Survivors include daughter Suzette Curran of Sherwood; son Dennis Garcia of Trenton, Tenn.; grandchildren Angela Hastin and Steve Curran, both of Sherwood, and Blake Garcia, Kristen Garcia and Amberly Runge, all of Trenton; great-grandchildren Breanna, Tyler and Ryan Hastin, all of Sherwood; sister Eva Richardson of Springfield; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; son Albert in 1994; brothers William, Francis and Charles; and sisters Mary and Viola.
Cremation took place at Peake Memorial Chapel in Milwaukie.
A private memorial service will be held next spring.
Donations in memory of Lula Ida Garcia may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
June 20, 1931-Dec. 8, 2011
Doris Malena died Dec. 8 at the age of 80.
Survivors include daughter Ann Phillips and son Dave Marshall; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest in 2007 and daughter Anita Plush.
A memorial service was held at Portland Christian Center on Tuesday.
Arrangements were in the care of Crown Memorial Center - Tualatin.
Richard T. Rogers
May 8, 1921-Dec. 1. 2011
Richard (Dick) T. Rogers died of natural causes on Dec. 1 at the age of 90.
Mr. Rogers, the youngest of 15 children, was born May 8, 1921, to Ellamanda and Jacob Rogers, in the small town of Coplay, Pa. He attended Coplay High School, graduating in 1939.
He was employed by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the Harrisburg Telegraph Newspaper prior to his military service.
In 1939 he enlisted in the Pennsylvania National Guard, 104th Horse Cavalry. In February 1941 the unit was federalized and became the 104th Mechanized Cavalry. In 1943 he was assigned to 3325 SIAM Company, served in the European theater and was discharged from service in 1945.
He was employed by the Oregon State Treasury, Portland General Electric and also was an independent hop broker for three years.
In 1955 he went to work for Stimson Lumber Co., where he was employed until his retirement in 1982.
Survivors include children Gregory Rogers of Tigard, Markie Trimble of Hillsboro, Laurie Collins of Hillsboro, Nikki Whittiker of Denair, Calif., Toni Crummett of Hillsboro and Doug Collins of King City; grandchildren Sarah Campos, Roger Thompson, David Thompson, Dina Birmingham, Cindy Macintosh, Richard Pereira, Kris Crummett, Kandace Collins, Krystal Bauer, Kenny Collins and Tommy Collins; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Jennifer Yocum, pastor of the Forest Grove United Church of Christ church, officiated at a celebration of life service on Dec. 13.
The family of Richard (Dick) T. Rogers suggests that donations in his memory be contributions to the Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp, 10725 S.W. Barbur Blvd., No. 50, Portland 97219.
Tualatin Valley Funeral Alternatives in Hillsboro handled arrangements.
Dec. 19, 1966-Nov. 30, 2011
Mark Taylor died of cancer on Nov. 30 in his Aloha home. He was 44 years old.
He was born to John Raymond Taylor and Roberta Lea Taylor Dec. 19, 1966, in Loup City, Neb., and raised in Idaho Falls, where he graduated from Bonneville High School.
On July 24, 1993, he married Patricia Ellen Schwarzenberger in Idaho Falls.
He was a senior human resources representative at Graphic Products, Beaverton.
He did volunteer work in the children's ministries at his church, and his enjoyments included spending time with his children and working in his yard.
Survivors, in addition to his wife Patricia, are daughters Katherine Anne and Ella Marie of Aloha; and his father and mother John Raymond and Roberta Lea Taylor, brother John Dean Taylor, sister Barb Jean Taylor and grandmother Jessie Iola DeWald, all of Idaho Falls.
Preceding him in death was his sister, Teresa Lea Taylor.
A memorial service for Mark Taylor will be held Saturday in Westside Community Church, where he was a member, 18390 S.W. Farmington Road in Beaverton.
Donations in his memory may be made to Mark Taylor Memorial Fund, c/o any Wells Fargo Bank branch.
Arrangements were in the care of Springer and Son, Aloha.