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Obituaries - Jan. 19

Lois Marie Krebs

Jan. 29, 1931-Jan. 11, 2008

Troutdale resident Lois Marie Krebs, 76, died Friday, Jan. 11, at her home.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Lois was born Jan. 29, 1931, in Gresham, Neb., to Charles and Grace Kennedy. She was educated in Nebraska. She moved to Oregon in 1949.

On June 20, 1947, Lois married Donald Francis Krebs in Alliance, Neb. She was a homemaker and lived in Rockwood from 1957 to 1967 and in Troutdale since 1967.

Her interests included sewing, gardening and helping other people.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Kennedy, in 1996.

Survivors include her husband; sister, Ila Kay Lane of Gresham; brother, Charles Kennedy of Tigh Valley; sons, Donald of Portland, Dale of Hermiston, and David of Troutdale; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Roberta 'Bobbie' Fitzmaurice

Feb. 8, 1934-Jan. 15, 2008

East County resident Roberta 'Bobbie' Fitzmaurice, 73, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Portland.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 400 S.W. Walters Road.

Bobbie was born Feb. 8, 1934, in Greeley, Colo., to Elmer Arthur and an unknown mother.

Bobbie was a dedicated secretary at A1 Overhead Door Company.

She started living with her companion, Max Brown, around 1980.

Her interests included being a seamstress, solving crossword puzzles, gardening and camping. She was also a big Portland Trail Blazers fan.

She was preceded in death by her companion.

Survivors include her son, David Hanset; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

James F. Lincoln

Oct. 13, 1924-Jan. 11, 2008

Former Gresham resident James F. Lincoln, 83, died Friday, Jan. 11, in Minot, N.D. in a local hospital.

A funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 18, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Minot. An internment followed at Rosehill Memorial Park.

James was born Oct. 13, 1924, in Toledo, Ohio, to James and Pearl (Pool) Lincoln. He was raised and educated in the Toledo area.

He joined the U.S. Army in 1943 and trained at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. He served in World War II at Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland in Germany. He was attached to the 3rd Armored Division under Gen. George S. Patton. He earned the American Theater Ribbon, the Bronze Star Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

James returned to Portland after the war and operated several gas stations in the area. He later worked for Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery for more than 30 years.

On Aug. 31, 1979, he married Helen (Roerick) Grad in Vancouver, Wash. They lived in Gresham until they moved to Minot in 2006. He was formerly married to Betty Pollex.

James was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post of Portland.

He was preceded in death by his second wife; two brothers; and six sisters.

Survivors include his first wife; son, James Jr. of Mount View, Calif.; daughters, Pamela Lynch of Milwaukie and Debbie Shuell of Oregon City; one stepson, Richard Grad of Portland; two step- grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.

An online memorial register is available at www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Thomas Family Funeral Home of Minot is handling arrangements.

Loretta Brown Wallner

Dec. 30, 1933-Jan. 16, 2008

Gresham resident Loretta Brown Wallner, 74, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, at her home.

A public memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1440 S.E. 182nd Ave., Portland.

Loretta was born Dec. 30, 1933, in Dickinson, N.D., to Elmer and Nina (Christianson) Wallner. Her family moved to Oregon in 1943, and she graduated from Grant High School in Portland in 1951.

In 1952, she married Laurence Rice in Portland. After his death, she married Robert Brown in 1985 in Oakland, Calif.

Loretta worked as a secretary at numerous businesses. Her hobbies included reading, gardening, travel and crafts.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands and her two daughters, Linda and Terri.

Survivors include her sisters, Janice Moody of Gresham, Audrey Bauch of Troutdale and Dianne Lohan of Costa Mesa, Calif.; and one grandson.

Remembrances can be made to Ascension Lutheran Church.

Neptune Society Cremation is handling arrangements.