Obituaries for Dec. 21


Nicholas Blair Schofield

May 21, 1990-Dec. 13, 2011

Gresham resident Nicholas Blair Schofield died Tuesday, Dec. 13, while awaiting his second double-lung transplant at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 21.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at St. Henry Catholic Church, 346 N.W. First St.

Nicholas was born May 21, 1990, in Chandler, Ariz., to Thomas Jr. and Sally (Blair) Schofield. Nicholas was raised in Gresham. He attended public grade schools and graduated from Gresham High School. He attended Mt. Hood Community College for a short time.

Nicholas worked at Burgerville in Gresham for five years.

Survivors include his mother of Gresham; father of Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers, Joshua Schofield of Fort Wayne, Ind., Benjamen Schofield of Gresham and Christopher Schofield of Gresham; sister, Amber Bowman of Fort Wayne; grandfather, Thomas Schofield Sr. of Long Beach, Calif.; and one niece and one nephew.

Memorial donations can be made to the Nicholas Schofield Family Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank; and to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2701 N.W. Vaughn St., Suite 457, Portland, 97210.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Louis Kratochvil

Sept. 25, 1916-Dec. 9, 2011

Gresham resident Louis Kratochvil died Friday, Dec. 9. He was 95.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Fairlawn Good Samaritan Retirement Village in the Lodge, 1280 N.E. Kane Drive.

Louis was born Sept. 25, 1916, in Omaha, Neb., to Frank and Julia (Pasdera) Kratochvil. Louis was raised and educated in Omaha.

On Sept. 2, 1940, he married Maxine Harris in Cedar Rapids, Neb.

Louis joined the Army in 1944 and served at Fort Lewis near Tacoma, Wash. Maxine took the train to Fort Lewis with their 4-year-old girl and 2-year-old boy.

After the war, Louis worked in civil service for the federal government in Tacoma, Tooele, Utah, and Lathrop, Calif. After retiring, they resided in the Stockton, Calif., area. After 25 years in California, they moved to Springfield to be closer to family. They moved to Gresham four years ago.

Louis enjoyed fishing, hunting and hooking rugs. He loved to make homemade pies with his wife; he would make the crust and she would make the filling. The couple also made many quilts together.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Ruth Kratochvil of Portland and Maureen Delahanty of Papillion, Neb.; son, John Kratochvil of Portland; four grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Charles 'Chuck' Bernard Holmes III

March 21, 1959-Dec. 18, 2011

Charles 'Chuck' Bernard Holmes III, a former resident of Gresham and Corbett, died Sunday, Dec. 18, in Sandy. He was 52.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Sandy Funeral Home, 39551 Pleasant St., Sandy.

Chuck was born March 21, 1959, in Portland to Charles Jr. and Barbara (Bowers) Holmes. Chuck began his elementary education in Portland and finished his schooling in Corbett. He graduated from Corbett High School as valedictorian. Shortly after graduating, he entered the Army and served for eight years.

On Feb. 5, 1989, he married Maude Roberta Everett in Killeen, Texas. Later that year, they moved to Oregon and made their home in Gresham.

For the last several years, Chuck worked at the Fred Meyer Distribution Center in Clackamas. Chuck and Roberta moved to Sandy seven years ago.

Chuck had a great interest in radio-controlled cars. He enjoyed photography and taking pictures of his family.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Nathan Holmes of Gresham and Justin Holmes of Idaho; daughters, Annastasia Hester of Troutdale and Tonya Shollenbarger of Clackamas; mother, Barbara Brown of Portland; father of Idaho; brother, Larry Holmes of Portland; sister, Vickey Walsborn of Gresham; grandmother, Doris Bowers of Portland; and five grandchildren with one expected in August.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Stanley Richard Thompson

Oct. 8, 1927-Dec. 18, 2011

Gresham resident Stanley Richard Thompson, 84, died Sunday, Dec. 18.

Visitation hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Salem followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at Bateman Carroll.

Stanley was born Oct. 8, 1927, in Detroit, Mich., to Iver and Gena (Hugdahl) Thompson. He graduated from high school in Glenwood City, Wis., and enlisted in the Merchant Marine. In 1946, Stanley enlisted in the Marine Corps and served during the Korean War. He retired from the Reserve in 1968 at the rank of gunnery sergeant.

In 1948, Stanley moved to Salem, where he married Lois Elaine Boldt on Aug. 28, 1948. He completed his machinist training in 1949 at Salem Equipment and went on to work as a machinist for many years. In 1969, he moved to Portland and then to Gresham in 1972. He owned and operated Parkrose Machine in Portland. He retired in 2002.

Stanley was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Gresham Elks Lodge and Al Kader Shriners, where he served as the president in Gresham for two separate terms. He was also a member of the Lutheran Church. Stanley enjoyed working, golf and dancing with his wife.

His daughter, Karen Thompson, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife; children, Sandra Owens of Boring, Sherrie Hawkes of Gresham, Ricky Thompson of Estacada and Tricia Hegge of Alaska; eight brothers; three sisters; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.