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Jan. 16, 2008

Norman Earl Burke

July 28, 1933-

January 7, 2008

Longtime Estacada resident, Norman Earl Burke died at his home on Jan. 7, 2008. He was 74.

A celebration of his life was held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Estacada Funeral Chapel.

Norman Earl Burke was born July 28, 1933 in Kinsley, Kansas to Everett and Beula (Juker) Burke. As a young child, he moved with his family to Estacada where he attended school. On Feb. 19, 1953, he married Beverly Chamberlain in Portland. They lived in Estacada and worked at Acme timber Company. Later he sold cars and Farmers Insurance. In 1978 they bought Promontory Park Store. They retired in 1991 and sold the business.

He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and hunting. He was the Past Master of the Masonic Lodge, a member of the Elks Lodge, Lions Club and Jaycee's. For a time, he was on City Council.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly; sons, Norman Burke, Jr. of LaGrande, , Ronald J. Burke of Estacada, three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Joseph R. Cook

July 23, 1935-

January 6, 2008

Eagle Creek resident, Joseph Cook, died at his home suddenly on Sunday Jan. 6, 2008. He was 72.

A graveside service will be held at Willamette National Cemetery at Noon on Friday, January 11, 2008.

Joseph Ronald Cook was born July 23, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan to Robert and Maude Cook. He was raised there and after high school, he entered into the US Army. After his discharge in 1966, he began his career with the US Post Office. He worked his way up to maintenance manager. In1979 he moved to Eagle Creek and continued working for the US Post Office until his retirement.

Joe enjoyed the outdoors and had many interests and hobbies throughout his life. Some of his most favorite were jewelry making, blacksmithing, Leather working, gunsmithing, bow and arrow, competition shooting and reading.

He read everything and anything and especially enjoyed history. He had a wealth of knowledge and loved to share it with others.

He is survived by his son, Mark, of Portland. He was preceded in death by his parents an his brother Robert.

He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends left behind.

Estacada Funeral Chapel is in care of the arrangements.

Goldie Ann Chaney

January 24, 1906-January 5, 2008

Goldie Ann Chaney, 101, a former longtime Estacada resident passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008 at her home in Baker City.

At her request, there will be no services. Cremation by Eastern Oregon Pioneer Crematory.

Goldie Ann was born Jan. 24, 1906 to Samuel and Gertie (Quimby) Hunt in a small cabin on Moscow Mt. in Moscow, Idaho. On the day she was born, the wind was blowing the snow into the cabin onto the bed where Goldie was born. She grew-up on the mountain and went to Hunts School through 8th grade. Her family moved from Idaho to Montana and then to California. In California, Goldie met her husband, Julious H. Chaney. The couple had four children: three boys and a daughter. Goldie was primarily a homemaker and mother but occasionally took agricultural jobs to help supplement the family's income.

In 1954, Goldie and Julious moved to Estacada, Oregon along with two of their children. After Julious' death, Goldie began relying on her daughter for help with chores and care. Her daughter eventually moved in with her, where she stayed for 20 years. In 2005, the family moved to Baker City, Oregon.

Goldie was very active in the LDS Church when she was younger and in good health. She also enjoyed spending time with her family on camping trips. She went everywhere with her family, even later in life she would travel across the state with her children.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sons: Ronald and Dawn Chaney; grandchildren: Tamara Allen and Edward Horn; brother: Gerald Hunt; sister Ruby Hess; and half brother Orlee Hunt.

Goldie is survived by her son John Chaney and his wife Carol of Baker City, OR; daughter Utahna Weiland and her husband Gerald of Baker City, OR; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren: half -brothers: Byran Hunt and Verlan Hunt; sister Lila May Way; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions can be made to the LDS Church Humanitarian fund in care of Gray's West and Company Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.

Jerry Lee Boerste

March 28, 1939-January 11, 2008

Eagle Creek resident, Jerry Boerste died at a Portland hospital, Friday, Jan. 11, 2008. He was 68.

A funeral service will be held at Sandy Funeral Home 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Burial will follow at Forrester Cemetery.

Jerry Boerste was born March 28, 1939 in Centralia, Wash. He was raised around Oregon and Washington and after high school he entered into the U.S. Army. After his discharge, Jerry met JoAnn Anderson. They were together for 45 years. For the last 20 years of his working life, he worked in maintenance at Lloyd Center. He retired in 2001.

Jerry enjoyed working on computers and cars. He loved hunting and being in the outdoors.

He is survived by his companion, JoAnn Anderson of Eagle Creek.

Sandy Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

John Loren Deets

March 4, 1925-

January 11, 2008

Longtime Estacada resident, John Deets, died at his home Friday, Jan. 11, 2008. He was 82.

A funeral service was held on Monday, Jan. 14, at Estacada Seventh-day Adventist Church followed by burial at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

John Loren Deets was born March 4, 1925 in Carroll County, Ill. to John and Klea (Spencer) Deets. He was raised in Illinois and on May 28, 1950, he married Juanita Huber. They moved to the Portland area for a time before moving to Estacada on December 31, 1950. John drove long haul truck for over 22 years and then worked for the forest service for 11 years before retiring in 1992.

He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, golfing and anything to do with the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita; daughter, Loretta M. Felix of Sandy; sons, John Deets of Clackamas, Spencer Deets of Estacada, William Deets of Tucson, Ariz., Lawrence Deets of Hoquiam, Wash.; sister, Ruth Darnell of Spokane, Wash.; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. One great-grandchild preceded him in death.

Contributions may be made to Portland Adventist Hospice.

Estacada Funeral Chapel is in care of the arrangements.

Al Price

July 2, 1957-

January 8, 2008

Longtime Estacada resident, Al Price was promoted to glory on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008. He was 50.

A celebration of life was held on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Estacada First Baptist Church.

Allen Charles Price was born July 2, 1957 in Oak Park, Ill. to Claude and Nellie (Weck) Price. He was raised there for a time until his father's death when Al was 11. His mother moved the family to Pendleton, Ore. at that time and later moved to Troutdale. He graduated from Gresham High School in 1975. After high school he worked as a roadie for a rock band for a time, and, in 1977, he began his career as an iron worker. He had a great passion for his career for over 30 years and was a member of Local 29. On May 5, 1979, Al married Peggy Hall. They made their home in Troutdale. They started their family and on Nov. 3, 1980, when they had their first son Ian Hall Price. Eric Allen Price was born on Feb. 11, 1982 and then came Adam Tyler Price on July 27, 1983. On Dec. 22, 1992, they moved to Estacada from Portland and lived here since. They opened their home to anyone who needed it. They considered themselves parents to all.

Al was a great lover of fishing. He enjoyed teaching others about fishing and enjoyed taking others along with him. Other past times included boating and being in the outdoors. He liked music, playing his guitar and singing. Al was a great cook and loved retelling fishing stories. Most of all, he loved his family and God.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy; sons, Ian and his girlfriend Jessica Woltring, Eric and his fiancé Julia Stafford, Adam and his girlfriend Leah Perry, all of Estacada; brothers, Claude Price and his wife Shelly of Pendleton, Marc Price and his wife Diana of Idaho, Curt Price and his wife Jackie of Canby; sister, Sondra Craig and her husband Donnie of Salem; twin-sister, Donna and her husband Gary Patton of Canby; and several nieces and nephews.

Estacada Funeral Chapel is in care of his arrangements.