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Leon Smith

Leon Smith of Lake Oswego died Feb. 23, 2008. He was 81.

He was born on April 17, 1926, in Jasper, Ala. to Moford and Fannie Smith.

He was raised in Sequim, Wash., and worked there as a dairy farmer. He then moved to Camas, Wash., to own and operate Smitty's Drive-In.

In 1949, he married his first wife, Doris Smith, and they had two children. The family moved to Lake Oswego in l975. She died in March of l982.

On March 6, 1983, at the age of 57, Mr. Smith married Marilyn Spong Montgomery.

Throughout his life he enjoyed gardening, travel, classic car restoration and cooking. He spent many years as the chaplain at his church.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Smith; daughter Karen Henthorn of Gilbert, Ariz.; son Greg Smith of Tualatin; stepson Ty Montgomery and his wife Nancy of Portland; brother Asa Smith of Sequim, Wash.; sister Tallah Johnson of Grass Valley, Calif.; sister Eunice Peterson of Bellevue, Wash.; sister Leola Simmons and her husband Dan of Tigard; sister Nancy Yowell and husband Don of Poulsbo, Wash.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

His first wife, Doris Smith, and his brothers Neil, Arvie and McCoy Smith precede him in death.

A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at the Mountain Park Church, 40 McNary Parkway in Lake Oswego. Remembrances can be sent to Love Your Neighbor Ministries, P.O. Box 1886, Gresham, Ore., 97030. No flowers please.

Clifford Powers

Long-time Lake Oswego resident Clifford W. Powers died of natural causes on March 2, 2008. He was 102.

Mr. Powers was born June 21, 1905, in Milwaukee, Wis. His family moved to Portland in 1910, where he attended Eliot Grade School and Jefferson High School. He attended the University of Oregon and was a member of Phi Delta Theta.

He graduated from the University of Oregon Law School in 1930, and began his law practice, Powers, McCulloch and Benne in Portland. He retired from the firm in 2003 at the age of 98.

Mr. Powers married Katherine 'Kay' Graef in 1931. The couple bought the Graef family summer home in Lake Grove in 1943. Mrs. Powers died in 1997.

Mr. Powers was active in early community affairs of Lake Grove, now incorporated in Lake Oswego. He participated in the enactment of Rural Zoning Enabling Act and the formation of Lake Grove Zoning District, the first such district under the new zoning law in Oregon.

He served two terms as director and president of Lake Oswego Corporation and was an original member of the corporation.

Mr. Powers was the attorney for Lake Grove School District, Union High School District No. 47 and Lake Oswego School District. Later he served as a member and chairman of the Lake Oswego School District Board.

Survivors include daughter Sally Powers Rogers and son David Powers, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A private family inurnment will be held.

Remembrances may be sent to the charity of one's choice or Lake Oswego Adult Community Center or Lake Grove Presbyterian Church.

Katherine Garner

Lake Oswego resident Katherine Arlene Garner died Feb. 26, 2008. She was 77.

She was born Dec. 9, 1930, in Pawtucket, R.I.

She married Jess B. Garner in 1949, and the couple moved to Ohio in the late 1950s. The family moved to the Washington, D.C., area in 1968, where she lived before moving to Oregon in early 1985.

Surviving her is her son Lance Garner of Lake Oswego.

A funeral service was held March 4 at Holman Hankins Bowler and Waud Chapel in Oregon City.

Remembrances may be sent to the Association of Miraculous Medal in Perryville, Mo.