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Ronald Fairchild

Longtime Lake Oswego resident Ronald E. Fairchild died of cancer. He was 69.

Mr. Fairchild was born in Placerville, Calif., to Bud and Mary Ellen Fairchild. He grew up in Sacramento and graduated from high school there.

He started his professional career with Johnson and Johnson and continued with the firm while serving in the Army National Guard and while enrolled at the University of Washington. He was co-owner of Durametal Corporation in Tualatin for 31 years. He was 'joyfully' retired at the time of his death.

Survivors include his wife Jonelle Fairchild, son Brad Fairchild of Lake Oswego, sister Sandy Craig, brother Jerry Fairchild and brother-in-law Morry Arntson.

A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Mountain Park Church, 40 McNary Parkway in Lake Oswego.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Cancer Research Providence Medical Center, 4805 N.E. Glisan, Portland, 97213 or Hopewell House Hospice, 6171 S.W. Capitol Highway, Portland, 97201.

Irene Mallen

Longtime Lake Oswego resident Irene Phyllis (Seely) Mallen died Jan. 13, 2008. She was 79.

Mrs. Mallen was born Dec. 17, 1929, to Nettie and Roy Seely in Farger Lake, Wash. She grew up in Farger Lake and graduated from Battle Ground High School, Battle Ground, Wash.

She moved to Portland and worked as a secretary until she married John 'Jack' Mallen in Portland in 1949. The couple built their home in Lake Oswego in 1954 and settled down to raise family.

Mrs. Mallen was an active member of United Methodist Church. She loved gardening.

Survivors include her daughters Pamela Signer, Kathleen Mallen, Jennifer Mallen, all of Portland; son Joe Mallen of Oregon City; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Lake Oswego.

Roy Dancer

Long-time Beaverton resident Roy E. Dancer died Jan. 7, 2008 of complications related to leukemia. He was 82.

Mr. Dancer was born Oct. 30, 1925, in Corvallisto Jesse and Mary Dancer. He was reared in McMinnville and graduated from McMinnville High School. He attended Linfield College and earned both bachelor and master's degrees.

Mr. Dancer married Betty Maxwell on June 1, 1947, at the First Baptist Church in McMinnville.

Mr. Dancer retired in 1987 as a consultant for the Oregon Education Association. He was involved with many organizations including West Beaverton Neighborhood Association, Beaverton Optimists Club, Beaverton Committee for Citizen Involvement, Beaverton Police Chief's Advisory Board, Beaverton Boys and Girls Club, Beaverton Police Activities League, Beaverton Parade Steering Committee, the Taste of Beaverton Committee, Washington County Civil Service Arbitration Board, the Tobacco-Free Coalition of Washington County, the Beaverton Mayor Prayer Breakfast, and was chairman of the resident council at Hearthstone Retirement Community.

In recognition of his long-term support, Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District named a three-acre site in West Beaverton Roy E. Dancer Park and to recognize his commitment to the city and honor his life, Beaverton City Council has declared January 2008 Roy Dancer Month.

Survivors include his wife Betty of Beaverton, daughters Karen Allen of Mesa, Ariz., Judi Magnuson of Lake Oswego and Dana Vandecoevering of Forest Grove, son Rick Dancer of Springfield; brother Joe Dancer of McMinnville; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. at Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd., in Beaverton.

Remembrances may be sent to Linfield College, Office of College Relations, Unit A476, 900 S.E. Baker St., McMinnville, Ore., 97128 or to Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd.

Wendy Rene McGuire

Wendy Rene McGuire died Dec. 12, 2007 in Manahawkin, N.J. when she was struck by a car while walking across the street in front of her home. She was 37.

She was born Oct. 13, 1970 in Omak, Wash. to parents Ray and Twyla Kelson, and moved with her family to Lake Oswego in l974. She graduated from Lakeridge High School in 1989 and married Joshua McGuire and gave birth to their first son, Mark, the same year.

Mr. McGuire joined the Navy, and the family then moved to Orlando, Fla. (1989-1991), Idaho Falls, Idaho (1991-1994), San Francisco (1994-1997), Bremerton, Wash. (1997-1998) and Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (1998-2001). After leaving the Navy in 2001, the family settled in Manahawkin, N.J.

She loved to roller blade, bicycle, swim and dance. She was an active volunteer at her children's schools.

Survivors include her husband, Joshua McGuire, her sons Mark, 18, and Justin, 12; her parents Ray and Twyla Kelson of Keizer; and her brothers, Rod Kelson of Kaizer, Ray Kelson of Riverside, Calif., and Chuck Kelson of Coeur d'Alene, Id.

Services were held in Manahawkin, N.J. on Dec. 14, 2007. She was brought to Portland for a memorial service at Rolling Hills Community Church on Dec. 19 and was inurned at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

George Russell Wall

George Russell 'Russ' Wall died on Jan. 6, 2008, of Alzheimer's disease at Mary's Woods Retirement Community. He was 90 years old.

Mr. Wall was born Nov. 27, 1981 in Chicago, Ill. to George and Dora Wall. He was raised in Oak Park, Ill., and graduated from Oak Park High School. He enlisted in the army in l942, and spent 25 years in the military. He retired as a colonel of the U.S. Army Transportation Corp. with a Legion of Merit medal in l967.

He married Edith Kathryn 'Kay' Wall on April 29, 1942, and the couple had three daughters. In l968, the family moved to Lake Oswego where Mr. Wall worked for Acacia Insurance and Reliable Transfer. He earned a degree in economics and business from Portland State University in l976.

Mr. Wall was a Mason and a member of the United Methodist Church. He enjoyed working on his hobby-farm where her grew holly and u-pick blueberries.

Survivors include his wife, Kay Wall of Lake Oswego; daughter Diane Worrell and her husband Peter of Cairns Queensland, Australia; daughter Christine Moore and her hus`band Jerry of Bend, Ore.; daughter Robin Woolman and her husband Mark of Lake Oswego; and seven grandchildren. His brother, Kenneth Wall, precedes Mr. Wall in death.