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Mary Jane Baker

Mary Jane Baker died Dec. 26, 2007. She was 86 years old.

Mrs. Baker was born Nov. 5, 1921 in Portland. She grew up in the Oregon cities of Portland, Valsetz and Port Orford. She married Robert Baker in l943. The couple moved to Lake Oswego in l977.

Mrs. Baker worked for more than 25 years as an export specialist at Tektronix. Active in her church community, she served the congregation of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lake Oswego as a council member and teacher for more than 35 years. She was one of the founding members of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Beaverton.

Survivors include her daughter Laurie, and sons, Bob and Jon; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Robert in 2003, and her son, Mark in l989, preceded her in death.

A celebration of her life will be held at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. Funeral arrangements were made by National Cremation.

Rosalie Knudson

Rosalie Barney Graydon Knudson died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Tucson, Ariz. She was 95.

She was born in Laddonia, Mo., on March 7, 1912. Her family moved to Arizona in 1914, settling first in the Sonoita area and later in Nogales. She graduated from Nogales High School, Ariz., Teachers College (now Northern Arizona University) and the University of Colorado.

Mrs. Knudson taught physical education at Nogales High School for several years, prior to her marriage to Truman Graydon. She then became a fulltime wife and mother. The family moved to Huntington Park, Calif., Sacramento, Calif., and finally settled in Lake Oswego. Mr. Graydon preceded her in death.

She married for a second time to Gene Knudson, who also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Knudson was a longtime member of Oswego Lake Country Club and Christ Episcopal Church.

Survivors include son Michael Graydon of Tucson, Ariz., daughter and son-in-law Linda and Tom Goldsmith of Lake Oswego, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 1060 Chandler Road in Lake Oswego.

Remembrances may be sent to Tucson Medical Center Hospice, 5301 Grant Road, Tucson, Ariz., 85712.

Anne B. Gubanc

Longtime Lake Oswego resident Anne B. (Chopka) Gubanc died Dec. 25, 1907, of complications related to cancer. She was 88.

She was born April 18, 1919, in Clymer, Pa.

She married Anthony Gubanc in 1943. The couple lived for 26 years in Butte, Mont., before moving to Lake Oswego in 1974. Mrs. Gubanc was a registered nurse at Meridian Park Hospital from 1974 to 1978 and co-owned with her husband Gubanc's Pub in Lake Oswego since 1976.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years Anthony Gubanc, daughter and son-in-law Janet and Michael Buck of Lake Oswego, and three grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass was held Dec. 28 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Oswego.

Remembrances may be sent to Our Lady of the Lake School Foundation, 650 A Ave., Lake Oswego, Ore., 97034.

Josephine Mary Van Kleek

Josephine Mary Van Kleek died Dec. 20, 2007. She was 79.

She was born May 1, 1928, in Chehalis, Wash., to Frank and Zora Moberg. Following her mother's death in 1939, her aunt Tyndle Duncan Lipke raised her and her sister. They lived in the Chehalis area until 1944, when they moved to Seldovia, Alaska.

Mrs. Van Kleek attended the University of Washington and graduated from the School of Nursing in 1951.

She married Cecil Van Kleek in 1952 and the couple moved to Portland in 1953.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Susan and Jeffrey Walter of Dunthorpe, her sister Genevieve McDonell of Anchorage, Alaska and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. at the Unity Church of Portland; 4525 S.W. Stark St. Inurnment will be in the Claquato Cemetery in Chehalis, Wash.

Remembrances may be sent to Hopewell House or Loaves and Fishes, in care of Riverview Abbey Funeral Home, 503-244-7577.