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Obituaries for March 19, 2011

Bernadine 'Bernie' Shore Holt

Oct. 13, 1918-March 13, 2011

East County resident Bernadine 'Bernie' Shore Holt died Sunday, March 13. She was 92.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 24, at Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda St., Portland.

Bernie was born Oct. 13, 1918, in Spokane, Wash., to Walter and Vida Hazel (Belshaw) Shore. Bernie graduated from West High School in Minneapolis, Minn. She attended Washington State College, where she was a member of the SPURS honorary, the Fish Fans synchronized swim team and the Pi Beta Phi sorority.

She met Richard 'Dick' Holt while they were both working for United Airlines in Portland. They were married in Seattle in 1941.

Bernie was a homemaker while her children were in school. She later returned to the professional world and became involved in the founding of Mt. Hood Community College. She worked as the administrative assistant to its first president, Earl Klapstein.

Bernie and her family shared a deep love for skiing and the outdoors. In the early 1960s, Dick built a cabin in Government Camp that was called 'Holt's Hut.' The whole family loved spending time on the mountain. Bernie was proud of her advanced lifesaving and water safety certification and the time she spent as an adapted aquatics instructor for children with disabilities.

In retirement, Bernie joined the 'Over the Hill Gang,' a seniors ski club with which she traveled to many ski areas in the west. Bernie continued skiing into her early 80s. She also was part of the 'Gang of Four,' a group of four close women friends, all about the same age. They did everything together including trips to Europe, Africa, China and Australia. Bernie was the last surviving member of that group. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She always faced sadness and tragedy in her life with a positive 'can do' attitude.

Bernie was preceded in death by her husband; her daughter, Mary; and her brother, Marshall.

Survivors include her sons, Rob Holt of Damascus and Tom Holt of Salem; and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Special Olympics, Attn: Development Department, 5901 S.W. Macadam Ave., Suite 200, Portland, 97239; and to the Mt. Hood Community College Foundation, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham, 97030.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Rodger Allen Green

Aug. 12, 1972-March 17, 2011

Former Gresham resident Rodger Allen Green died Thursday, March 17, at his home in Dewy Rose, Ga. He was 38.

A funeral service will be held Sunday, March 20, at Hicks Funeral Home in Elberton, Ga. Interment will be at Elmhurst Cemetery in Elberton.

Rodger was born Aug. 12, 1972, in Gresham to Roger and Sharrell (Haggstrom) Green.

Rodger was a forklift driver and was employed at Nutra Manufacturing.

Survivors include his wife, Tanna (Bowman) Green; children, Corey Price, Breanna Green and Develyn Chase Green, all of Dewy Rose; mother of Elberton; sister, Kelly Driver of Elberton; and brothers, Cory Kinser of Elberton and Jeff Green of Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Hicks Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Marjorie Louise Raehsler

Dec. 21, 1930-March 15, 2011

Gresham resident Marjorie Louise Raehsler died Tuesday, March 15. She was 80.

Private services were held.

Marjorie was born Dec. 21, 1930, in White Bear Lake, Minn., to Charles and Agnes (Ouimet) Brunet. She graduated from White Bear Lake High School.

On June 30, 1951, she married James Edward Raehsler in Little Canada, Minn.

Marjorie resided in Yelm, Wash., where she attended St. Columban Catholic Church and worked as a secretary at Wilcox Farms for 30 years before retiring in 1995. She moved to Portland in 1996 and to Gresham in 2010.

Marjorie enjoyed Scrabble, knitting, crocheting, canning and using her computer.

Survivors include her husband; daughters, Jean Byers of Tacoma, Wash., Gloria Marti of Beavercreek, Beverly Wright of Battle Ground, Wash., and Renee Gibson of Portland; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, 4380 S.W. Macadam Ave., Suite 210, Portland, 97239.

Visit Marjorie's page at batemancarrollfunerals.com to sign her guestbook.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Donna Lee Coppock

June 17, 1932-March 15, 2011

Gresham resident Donna Lee Coppock, 78, died Tuesday, March 15, in Clackamas.

No services will be held.

Donna was born June 17, 1932, in The Dalles to Lawrence and Eula Deardorff. She graduated from Milwaukie High School.

In November 1966, she married Richard Coppock in Vancouver, Wash.

Donna resided in Ogden, Utah, before moving to Gresham 34 years ago. She was a baker at Ruth Ashbrook Bakery in Milwaukie.

Donna enjoyed reading, knitting, crocheting and traveling, mostly in the Pacific Northwest.

Survivors include her husband; sons, Randy and Marshall Wolfe, both of Boise, Idaho; and five grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Gary Keith Dahl

April 4, 1950-March 15, 2011

Gresham resident Gary Keith Dahl, 60, died Tuesday, March 15, in Portland.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Gresham Memorial Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave.

Gary was born April 4, 1950, in Portland to Oscar and Agnes (Sonsteng) Dahl. The family moved to Baldwin Park, Calif., where Gary attended grade school and middle school. In 1963, the family moved back to Portland and Gary graduated from Parkrose High School in 1968.

On Sept. 6, 1975, he married Patricia Hughes in Portland.

Gary worked for more than 30 years as a produce manager. He spent most of those years with Fred Meyer, working at the Glisan, Mill Plain and Wood Village stores. He retired in 2005.

When Gary was younger, he enjoyed golf and taking his kids fishing. He was an avid car and motorcycle enthusiast. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren's dance and sports activities.

His sister, Lola Mae Johnson, preceded him in death in 2007.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Debbie Sprando of Gresham, Jennifer Dahl of Sandy and Nicole Banta of Portland; brother, Darrell Dahl of Gresham; and five grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 811 W. Evergreen Ave., Suite 303, Chicago, Ill., 60642.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

James E. Lundervold

April 5, 1939-March 16, 2011

Gresham resident James E. Lungervold, 71, died Wednesday, March 16.

A service of remembrance will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at First Baptist Church, 224 W. Powell Blvd.

Jim was born April 5, 1939, in Barronett, Wis., to Edwin and Helen (Wuethrich) Lundervold. He graduated from Gresham High School in 1957 and served in the Air Force from 1961-66. He received his bachelor of science degree from Portland State University in 1969.

On Nov. 20, 1971, he married Deborah Marie Brown in Gresham.

Jim was a past president of the Structural Engineers Association of Oregon (1987-88) and E.C.C.O. (1988-89). He attended First Baptist Church and was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He loved driving his tractor and spending time at his beach house.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Chad Lundervold of Seattle, Mark Lundervold of Oregon City, Mike Lundervold of Vancouver, Wash., Tony Lundervold of Mulino, Scott Lundervold of Beavercreek, Gary Lundervold of Portland and Dean Wells of Converse, La.; daughter, Donna Pearson of Beaverton; brothers, Ben Lundervold of Sandy, Larry Lundervold of Alameda, Calif., and Dan Lundervold of Boring; sister, Pat Cota of Ridgefield, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visit Jim's page at batemancarrollfunerals.com to sign his guestbook.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.