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Paul Joseph Anctil

July 9, 1935-March 23, 2011

Paul Joseph Anctil died peacefully at home on March 23 after a final bout with cancer. He was 75.

Born July 9, 1935, in Lynnwood, Calif., to Homer and Rosella Anctil, he was the fifth child of eight in a Roman Catholic family that was a part of the St. Columbkilles parish and school in Los Angeles.

Just before his death Mr. Anctil wrote, 'At age 20, I married my 18-year-old sweetheart, Mary Catherine Brett. That was Jan. 7, 1956.' He gave her an engagement ring as a high school graduation present.

After his younger brother Bill (who later established Anctil Plumbing in Beaverton) moved his family to Portland in August 1966, Paul and Mary Anctil moved their family to Oregon in June 1967. His brothers Richard and Edgar followed with their families in 1970. Paul quickly found work and settled his family in Tigard, where he and his wife became involved in St. Anthony Catholic Church and school. Their children attended St. Anthony, St. Mary's of the Valley (now Valley Catholic), Jesuit High School and Central Catholic High School.

A skilled metal worker taught by his father, Paul Anctil established a career in sign-making and worked for Columbia Neon, designing and building most recognizable neon signs. This was followed by a time working with Ted Nelson Co. (now Helzer Steel). On Oct. 1, 1976, he bought the 56-year-old Lahodny Sheet Metal, establishing Anctil Sheet Metal on Glisan. He moved the company to North Williams Avenue in 1978, where it operates today, led by his son Tom.

In 1979, as part of the Rotary, Paul played a key role in establishing, funding and building the St. Andrew Legal Clinic, asking attorney friends to spend one day per month providing free legal services. He was general contractor on the building's construction. Today, the clinic is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides quality legal services in the area of family law to low-income individuals and families.

Paul and Mary Anctil also gave their personal time and energy to Birth Right (now Mother and Child Education Center). He was particularly proud of spearheading the Baby Bottle Campaign, which doled out bottles to parishioners on Mother's Day and asked them to be returned with change on Father's Day. The campaign raised about $40,000 per year during its height.

He was past commodore of the Hayden Island Yacht Club; was active in Catholic education at St. Anthony, St. Cecilia, St. Mary of the Valley, Holy Trinity, Jesuit High School, Central Catholic High School and St. Pius X; and was deeply committed to the mission of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

His and Mary's commitment to volunteerism increased upon his retirement in 1993 at age 58 and only increased upon Mary's death from a rare disease on May 12, 1999.

About this new time in his life, Paul wrote, 'I began working very closely with our church under the direction of my good friend, Fr. Ron Millican. That's where I met and fell in love with my present wife, Barbara Ann Garrova. We were married on March 10, 2005. I was then the stepfather of her wonderful daughters, Megan Ropella and Katey Kane. We now have 28 grandchildren and they are Mariana, Shauna, Brian, Katie, Veronica, Brandon, Allan, Courtney, Paige, Jordan, Cassandra, Rachel, Jade, Gabriela, Mitchell, Zachary, Sydney, Cole, Carter, Travis, Samuel, Cavan, Britten, Caden, Andrea, Vivian, Theodore and Phillipa. Two great-grandchildren, Preston and Parker, were added.'

With Barbara Ann, he continued to give much of his time to their church, and they founded Tilly's Gelato in 2006. It grew to become part of the fabric of Cedar Mill and continues today as Libertine Del.

During the last year of his life, Paul was devoted to Beaverton's St. Mary's Home for Boys, for at-risk boys age 10 to 17. After learning that some of them had never had a birthday party, he and his brethren in the St. Pius X Knights of Columbus hosted a party for the boys once a month. He spent much of his adult life serving with the Knights of Columbus and in March this year was named Knight of Knights for Assembly 3239, its first such honoree.

Preceding him in death was his first wife Mary on May 12, 1999; brothers Richard and Ed; and sisters Marlene Jawoski, Loretta Bokemeier and Sylvia Brett.

Surviving are his wife Barbara Ann; sons Michael, Thomas, David and Donald Anctil; daughters Victoria Quinn, Catherine Robeson, Valerie Anctil and Lori Bell; stepdaughters Megan Ropella and Katey Kane; brother Bill Anctil; sister June Maitoza; 28 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren;

A Mass was celebrated on Tuesday in St. Pius X Catholic Church, followed by private interment at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

It was Paul's request that donations be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society, c/o St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1280 N.W. Saltzman Road, Portland 97229.

Terry Family Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Phyllis Joan Campbell

Jan. 28, 1936-March 26, 2011

Phyllis Joan Campbell died Saturday at age 75.

The daughter of a traveling carpenter, she was born in Ontario on Jan. 28, 1936. In her early years, her family lived in a travel trailer that was pulled behind her father's car. They went wherever the work was, throughout the western states, finally setting down roots in Vista, Calif., when she was in first grade. A graduate of Vista High School in 1954, she attended UC-Riverside until her marriage in 1955.

After living in Princeton, New Jersey, Arcadia, Calif., and Cleveland, Ohio, for brief periods, Mrs. Campbell and her growing family moved to Richardson, Texas, in 1963, where she raised her four children.

They enjoyed organic gardening, raising chickens and traveling the western states while Mr. Campbell did geological research with his students.

After they went their separate ways, she spent some time in Austin, Texas, then returned to the Dallas area prior to relocating to Portland to live near her daughter Susan in 1989.

She lived in the Portland area for the last 22 years, enjoying watching her grandchildren grow and frequent visits to her other children and their children in Wisconsin, Texas and Hawaii.

Mrs. Campbell was always ready to lend a helping hand, and her help has been appreciated by friends and family alike. She always had a ready smile and a wry sense of humor when life dealt her a difficult situation.

During her last year, her doctors were always amazed by her good spirits in the face of adversity.

Surviving are children Anne Helsley-Marchbanks of Madison, Wis., Susan McDonnell of Portland, Kenneth Helsley of Ewa, Hawaii, and Brenda Buck of Trinity, Texas; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; her sister Lucille Kocks; and her dear friend Sandy Madsen.

Preceding her in death were her parents and two sisters.

Graveside services were held Monday, March 28, at Hayward Cemetery in Banks.

Services were provided by Duyck and VanDeHey Funeral Home.

Online guestbook is at dvfuneralhome.com.

Pamela Joyce Hallmeyer

Oct. 20, 1953-March 16, 2011

Pamela Joyce Hallmeyer died March 16 in Portland at the age of 57.

She was born Oct. 20, 1953, in Riverside, Calif. Her family moved to Oregon in the early 1960s, and she was raised primarily in the Grants Pass area.

She received an associate degree from Rogue Community College and went to work in public education as a secretary at Edwards Elementary School in Newberg.

On Nov. 9, 1996, she married Kurt Hallmeyer in Minden, Nev.

Mrs. Hallmeyer was blessed with the gift of creativity. Her love for photography was a gift that she shared with everyone around her. She combined photography and traditional media to create innovative works of art. Her greatest joy was sharing her unique creations that preserved memories for friends and family alike. Sharing techniques and teaching others were her passion that was truly appreciated by all.

She loved her position as secretary at Edwards Elementary School in Newberg. She cared for the staff and children as if they were her own family. It was more than just a job to her; she always looked forward to going to work, and she would make them a priority in her life. Students who needed routine medical assistance would look forward to seeing her for their care. She developed close relationships with these children and was always supportive and comforting to them.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who always put her family's needs before her own. She was an inspiration to her many friends who loved her positive outlook on life. She will be remembered for her honesty, integrity, faithfulness and her ability to always stand up for what she believed in. All miss her dearly.

Surviving are her husband Kurt of Tualatin; daughters Christine O'Brien of Grants Pass and Farrah O'Brien of Merlin; son Ronnie Duke II of Beaverton; parents David and Angie Ward of Merlin; brothers Mark and Adam Ward, both of Grants Pass; and four grandchildren.

A celebration of life was held at Edwards Elementary School in Newberg.

Donations in memory of Pamela Joyce Hallmeyer may be made to Hopewell House Hospice in Portland. Arrangements were by Crown Memorial Center - Tualatin.