death and funeral notices for the Tigard-Tualatin and Beaverton areas

Linda Lee Allen

June 9, 1941-March 10, 2011

Linda Lee Allen of Tigard died March 10 in Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She was 69.

She was born on June 9, 1941, in Portland to Roy Goedeck and Helen (Scherrer) Goedeck.

She graduated from Franklin High School in 1959.

On Sept. 9, 1960, she married Robert E. Allen in Waverly Heights Congregational Church in Portland.

Her husband built a house for them in Tigard, in which she lived for 44 years. Her husband died June 29, 1976.

She was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are daughter Laura White and sons Mark and Matthew Allen; grandchildren Lindsey, Mitchell and Kate Allen; and brother Larry Goedeck.

Preceding her in death in addition to her husband were her father and mother.

A viewing will be today (Thursday) between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Young's Funeral Home, 11831 S.W. Pacific Highway in Tigard.

A celebration of life service will follow at 2 p.m. in Calvin Presbyterian Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane, in Tigard.

Private interment will be at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial donations in the name of Linda Lee Allen may be made to Friends of Beaverton Baseball, 17195 S.W. Arbutus Drive, Beaverton 97007.

Ann Lizabeth Barnaby

April 7, 1962-March 2, 2011

Ann Lizabeth Barnaby of Sherwood died March 2 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Cause of death was ambloydosis which caused heart failure. She was 48 years old.

She was born April 7, 1962, in Orange County, Calif., to Edith and Mark Bradshaw.

She attended Newberg High School.

She lived in Newberg from 1979 to 1986, in Amity from 1986 to 1989 and in Sherwood from 1989 to the present.

On July 17, 1982, she married James Barnaby in Newberg.

Mrs. Barnaby's volunteer activities and interests included cat rescuing, volunteering at the school, reading, writing, playing Scrabble, puzzles, camping, walking and gardening. She loved learning and took lessons from everyday life.

Surviving are her husband James; sons Paul, John and Nik Barnaby, all of Portland and adopted son Eric Duncan of McMinnville; sister Ellen Johnson of Yuba City, Calif.; brothers John Bradshaw of McMinnville, Mike Senay of Salem and Danny Senay of Willamina.

Preceding her in death were her mother, Edie Newton, and her father, Mark Bradshaw.

A private memorial service will take place Saturday at Gibbs Community Center, followed by interment at noon.

Robert Brewster

Aug. 7, 1949-March 3, 2011

Robert (Bobby) B. Brewster of Sellwood died in Portland on March 3 following an extended illness. He was 61.

Born Aug. 7, 1949, in Portland to Homer and Blanche Brewster, he attended Benson Polytechnic and graduated from Cleveland High School.

He was a Navy veteran.

He enjoyed fishing, barbecuing and gathering with friends.

Surviving are his sister Carol Martin of Sherwood; nephew Michael Cummings of Milwaukie and special family friends Jannie, Atri and Max Lillien.

Memorial donations in the name of Robert Brewster may be made to Legacy Hopewell House or to the Amercan Cancer Society.

Richard G. Dicker

Sept. 18, 1927-March 7, 2011

Sherwood resident Richard G. Dicker died at his home March 7. He was 83.

Born Sept. 18, 1927, in Oakland, Calif., to Amandine and George Dicker, he was raised in San Leandro, Calif., and attended St. Cyril's School.

During World War II he served in the Navy on the USS Harwood.

On Sept. 28, 1950, he married Juanita Dicker in San Leandro.

Mr. Dicker was a terminal manager and worked for ICX Trucking. He also owned a furniture store, Dicker Furniture.

In addition to his work, he loved fishing and was an amateur gold miner.

He was a member of St. Francis Parish.

Surviving are Juanita, his wife for 60 years; sons Steve and John Dicker; daughters Karen Marin and Grace Pamidi; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Preceding him in death were his parents and brothers Brian and Paul.

A private funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis Parish.

Arrangements were by Crown Memorial Center - Tualatin.

Donald Bruce Hepburn

Feb. 5, 1921-March 6, 2011

Donald Bruce Hepburn of Beaverton died March 6 at age 90.

He was born Feb. 5, 1921, to Henry and Myrtle Hepburn in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and raised in Portland, where he graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1941.

During World War II he served in the Army from 1941 to 1946.

On Oct. 16, 1946, he married Ruby Garner Wallander at First Presbyterian Church in Portland. They lived in La Grande between 1954 and 1967. Mrs. Hepburn died in 2006.

Mr. Hepburn was employed as a train dispatcher with Union Pacific Railroad, retiring in 1981.

He was a member of the Portland chapter of the Morse Telegraph Club, United Methodist Church and Beaverton Kiwanis. He volunteered at Cedar Mill Community Library.

His hobbies included woodworking, fishing and music, having played the piano and organ.

He is suvived by son Bruce Hepburn and daughter Mary Prescott, both of Beaverton; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death in addition to his wife were son Donald Erik in 1949, his father in 1957 and mother in 1963 and brother Eldon Edward in 1997.

Donations in memory of Donald Bruce Hepburn may be made to Hearthstone of Beaverton, Employee Appreciation Fund, 12520 S.W. Hart Road, Beaverton 97008.

A private family service will be held later this spring.

Mary Ada Johnson

Jan. 15, 1931-March 8, 2011

Mary Ada Johnson, whose maiden name was Davidson, of Aloha died March 8 in Newberg. The homemaker was 80 years old.

She was born Jan. 15, 1931, in Pawtucket, R.I.

On Jan. 27, 1951, she married Carl Gustaf Johnson in Chicago. He died in August 1985.

Mrs. Johnson had lived in many places, including Rhode Island, Chicago, Oklahoma, California and Oregon.

Survivors include sons Joe Johnson of Toledo, John Johnson of Longview, Wash., and Genn Johnson of Palmdale, Calif.; daughters Linnea Kokinos of Aloha, Della Archambo of Lancaster, Calif., and Beverly Johnson of Aloha; brother William Davidson of Eau Claire, Wis.; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by son George Peter Johnson; and brothers John John Davidson, Harry Davidson and George Davidson.

A funeral service was held on Monday (March 14) at Springer and Son Funeral Home.

Interment was at Cooper Mountain Cemetery.

Allan Land

Dec. 9, 1949-March 7, 2011

Allan Land died in Scappoose March 7. Cause of death was cancer. He was 61 years old.

He was born Dec. 9, 1949, in Eugene to James Edgar and Agnes Mae (Park) Land and graduated from Marshfield High School in Coos Bay,

He served in the Army.

On Aug. 19, 1999, he married Charlotte Chamberlain in Aloha. They lived for many years in Washington County before moving to Scappoose in October last year.

Mr. Land worked as a shelving installer before retiring in 2006.

He was a jack-of-all-trades, willing to help many a friend or family member. He was active in Narcotics Anonymous, had a home group in Forest Grove and celebrated his 21st year of sobriety in August last year.

The Lands have voluntarily worked with Clean and Sober Living and Celebrate Recovery in the Greater Willamette area for many years.

Surviving in addition to his wife Charlotte were son Dean Allan Land of Rexburg, Idaho; stepdaughter Beth Campbell of Scappoose; stepson Dorral Lukas of Battle Ground, Wash.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service was held Sunday at True Life Fellowship in Beaverton.

Columbia Funeral Home handled arrangements.

John Thomas Schmidlin

Oct. 11, 1928-March 12, 2011

John Thomas Schmidlin died Saturday at his home in Cornelius. He was 82.

He was born Oct. 11, 1928, to Frank Joseph Schmidlin and Pauline Willamina (Smejkal) Schmidlin in Vernonia, where he was raised and received his education, attending Pleasant Hill Elementary School, Vernonia Junior High School and Vernonia High School.

He joined the Army on April 3, 1951, in Fort Lewis, Wash., and served two years until receiving his discharge in January 1953 at Fort Lewis as an E-3.

On June 29, 1996, he married Hulda Elvira White in St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Beaverton, and they made their home in Aloha until 2005, when they moved to their present home in the Forest Hills mobile estate community in Cornelius.

Mr. Schmidlin worked as a dairy farmer for several years. He also worked as a sawmill operator for Long Bell Saw Mill for several years and later for Stimson Lumber Co. in Gaston for 11 years until retiring at age 65.

He was a lifelong member of the Roman Catholic church.

While living in Beaverton he was a member of the St. Cecilia Parish and since moving to Cornelius was a member of the Visitation Parish in Verboort.

He enjoyed caring for his dog, Bear.

Preceding him in death Nov. 28, 2006, was his wife Hulda, after celebrating 10 years of marriage; and his parents.

Survivors include his son Timothy John Schmidlin of Cornelius; sisters Theresa Marie Seal of Beaverton and Francis Keagbine of Portland; grandson Michael John Campbell of Salem; and several nieces and nephews.

Father Scott Vandehey will be the celebrant at a funeral Mass today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. in the Visitation Catholic Church, 4285 N.W. Visitation Road in Verboort.

Immediately following the Mass, family and friends are invited to attend a reception in the parish center.

Private interment will be at the Buxton Cemetery.

The family of John Thomas Schmidlin suggests that contributions in his memory be made to the Visitation Catholic Church, 4285 N.W. Visitation Road, Forest Grove 97116.

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Fuiten, Rose and Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove is in charge of arrangements.

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