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Obituaries - Jan. 30

Gracie Shaver

Jan. 19, 1925-Jan. 17, 2008

Damascus resident Gracie Shaver, 82, died Thursday, Jan. 17, in Gresham.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Sunnyside Community Church, 16444 S.E. Highway 212, Clackamas.

Gracie was born Jan. 19, 1925, to Clarence and Dewey Georgia (Ball) Allison in Portland. She graduated in 1943 from Milwaukie High School.

She married Clyde Earl Shaver in Stevenson, Wash. She lived in the Mount Hood area, in Sandy and in Damascus for the last 37 years.

Gracie worked as a shipyard worker at Willamette Iron and Steel during World War II. She later worked at Dorfile Manufacturing Company and at Carlton Chain Company in Milwaukie until her retirement in 1984.

She loved bowling and belonged to the Women's Bowling Association. She also belonged to several senior groups in the Boring and Damascus areas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde, in 1984.

Survivors include her sons, Clyde Shaver of Sandy and Duane Shaver of Gresham; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Sunnyside Community Church.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Alfred Baker

June 25, 1919-Jan. 25, 2008

Former Sandy resident Alfred Baker, 88, died Friday, Jan. 25, at a foster care home in Boring.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 18090 S.E. Langensand Road, Sandy.

Al was born June 25, 1919, in Cayuga, N.D. to Richard and Theresa (Engelhardt) Baker. His family moved to Oregon, and he graduated from Monmouth High School in 1937. He graduated from Capital Business College in Salem. He served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II, the Korean War and in the reserves, retiring with the rank of major.

In 1941, Al married Shirley Keen. They began a family while living in Portland but moved to Sandy in 1956, where they lived on a 30-acre ranch, known as the 'Stump Ranch,' raising cattle and growing berries. He moved to Nelson Foster Home in Boring 10 years ago.

Al worked for 30 years for Union Pacific Railroad, retiring in 1977. He also sold real estate while running his ranch.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1997.

Survivors include his son, Al Baker of British Columbia, Canada; daughters, Janice Asbahr of Portland, Mary Howland of Gresham and Cheryl Brummel of Yucca Valley, Calif.; sister, Rose Moran of Vancouver, Wash.; brother, Bill Baker of Nicaragua; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Roger B. McClelland

Jan. 30, 1922-Jan. 28, 2008

Gresham resident Roger B. McClelland, 85, died Monday, Jan. 28, in Portland.

A service of remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd. Private internment will be at Lincoln Memorial Park.

Roger was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Tacoma, Wash., to George and Ruth Mae (Carr) McClelland. He graduated from St. Helens High School in 1939. He served in the Army during World War II from May 22, 1944 to Oct. 18, 1945.

On May 19, 1940, he married Wylma Winifred Wynkoop in Vancouver, Wash.

Roger worked for American Telephone and Telegraph Company from 1947 until his retirement in February 1982.

He belonged to the 60-Something Golf Club at Gresham Golf Course and played every week except during the winter. He loved to fish and camp, enjoyed spending winters in Arizona, and he was known as a Jack of all trades. He also loved to play cards, and he enjoyed playing pool with his children and grandchildren, winning most of the time.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2004.

Survivors include his sons, Larry McClelland of Orlando, Fla., Bill McClelland of Vancouver and Alan McClelland of Bothel, Wash.; daughters, Sharon Freeman of Redmond and Pat Ostman of Gresham; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

William V. Cook

April 4, 1931-Jan. 27, 2008

Gresham resident William V. Cook, 76, died Sunday, Jan. 27.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at St. Henry Catholic Church, 346 N.W. First St. There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd.

Bill was born April 4, 1931, in Portland to Virgil and Minnie (Borrelli) Cook. He graduated from Washington High School in 1949 and then received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Oregon State University.

On June 16, 1962, he married Donna Showalter in Portland.

Bill worked as a science teacher at Centennial High School and then worked as a Centennial School District administrator until his retirement in 1989.

He was a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and the Centennial Lion's Club and a secretary of the State Games of Oregon. He was also the organizer and announcer for the Oregon School Activities Association. He initiated the Metro Dance and the Centennial Invitational Track Meet.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1999.

Survivors include his daughter, Denise Teeter of Medford; sons, Christopher Cook of Camas, Wash., and Patrick Cook of Gresham; his companion, Joan Enright of Beaverton; and two grandchildren.

Contributions can be made to the Centennial Lions Club Scholarship Fund.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Bettylu Kellogg Snyder

Feb. 25, 1937-Jan. 28, 2008

Gresham resident Bettylu Kellogg Snyder, 70, died Monday, Jan. 28.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd.

Bettylu was born Feb. 25, 1937, in Portland to Arlo and Emma (Marnock) Kellogg. She graduated from Franklin High School in 1955 and from a California university with her bachelor's degree in accounting.

In 1967, she married Harry Snyder in Las Vegas.

Bettylu worked as a schedule planner for Portland Public Schools for 27 years until her retirement in 2002.

She was a member of the Covered Bridge Society. She was a seamstress, and she enjoyed cross-stitching, shopping, doing volunteer work and helping others.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1999.

Survivors include her daughters, Traci Hartley of Redmond, Whitney Whitman of Portland, and Debbie Shill of Portland; and two grandchildren.

Remembrances can be made to The Grotto, 8840 N.E. Skidmore St., Portland, 97220.

Mary Clark

Sept. 16, 1917-Jan. 23, 2008

Boring resident Mary Clark, 90, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, at her home.

A public memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Open Door Baptist Church, 27710 S.E. Strebin Road, Troutdale. A private burial will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Mary was born Sept. 16, 1917, in El Paso, Texas, to Murlin and Annabelle Gregg. They moved to Oklahoma during the Great Depression.

On July 3, 1933, she married Earl Clark in Maud, Okla. They moved to California in 1937, where he worked at the Douglas Aircraft Company, and she raised a family at home. They moved to Boring in 1941.

Mary worked at the Boring Grade School as a cook and in seasonal cannery work during the summers in the 1960s and 1970s. She left her job in the 1980s to care for her husband.

She was an active member of her church and the Rebecca Lodge. She enjoyed canning beans and jam and crocheting for her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1985 and her brother, Earl Gregg.

Survivors include her sons, Don Clark of Sandy and Dale Clark of Boring; daughter, Barbara Hill of Boring; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Remembrances can be made to Mt. Hood Hospice, 39641 Scenic St., Sandy.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.