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Obituaries, March 26

Dorothy (Dodie) Schmidt Cholbi Floyd

March 5, 1924 - March 14, 2008

Dorothy (Dodie) Schmidt Cholbi Floyd died on March 14, 2008.

She was born on March 5, 1924, and resided in the Portland area all of her life. She married Michael Cholbi in 1946 and was a dedicated and loving mother to three daughters.

She belonged to the 'Woodmen of the World' and was a member of the drill team where she made many lasting friendships. She was employed in retail sales for 20 years.

Her favorites were travel, golf, the beach, playing cards and good restaurants. However, the love of her life was her family. She loved family gatherings and holidays; having all of her family together.

She is survived by: daughters, Carol Mascaron, Jann Cholbi and Christine Noreen; grandchildren, Jordon Cameron, Andrea Boes, Troy Henderson, Cortnee Garland and Reagan LaChapelle; five great-grandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren.

A funeral and memorial were held on Monday, March 24, 2008, at St. Clare Parish in Portland.

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center - Milwaukie.

Charles Henry Williams

Oct. 10, 1918-March 16, 2008

Charles Henry Williams died on March 16, 2008, at age 89.

He was born on Oct. 10, 1918, in Philomath, and had lived in the Metro area since 1956.

He graduated from Oregon State University in 1950 and served as a pilot in the Air Force, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was employed as a civil engineer by the U. S. government.

Survivors include: wife, Mabel Williams; sons, David, Keith and Ronald Williams; daughter, Katheryn Dostert; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held on March 20, 2008.

Remembrances may be sent to the national Nature Conservancy. Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker and Waud.

Shirley Marie Jennings-Lundsten

Aug. 14, 1934-March 14, 2008

Shirley Marie Jennings-Lundsten died on March 14, 2008, at age 73.

She was born Shirley Marie Wentzel on Aug. 14, 1934, in Oregon City, and lived and worked all her adult life in Clackamas County. For the past 33 years she had made her home in Canby.

She had been employed in custodial and food services in various places, and actively participated in her church's organizations and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include: daughters, Susan Ashford, Cynthia Cardona and Nancy Meyers; son, Vance Jennings; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: first husband, Edward F. Jennings; second husband, Wayne Lundsten; and sons, Shane and Lance Jennings.

A funeral service was held on March 18, 2008, at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Remembrances may be sent to the Dorcus Society of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker and Waud.

Beverly May Marvel

March 18, 1934- March 13, 2008

Beverly May Marvel died on March 13, 2008, at the age of 73.

She was born to parents, Gilbert and Bertha on March 18, 1934, in Portland.

She was a longtime resident of Milwaukie and Oregon City, and was a resident at McLoughlin Place for many years.

She was always outgoing and wherever life took her she brought laughter, love and joy to those around her. Beverly's motto was to live life to the fullest. She was a daredevil, always testing her limits. She was creative and enjoyed taking recycled items to come up with crafts. She was an advocate who believed in getting involved and speaking her mind, especially when she was looking out for the needs of others.

Her biggest liability was putting the needs of other's before her own, and saying 'no,' which she found particularly difficult to do even when it was out of her own best interest.

In her early 20s, Beverly served in the Air Force. She then continued on as a waitress for many years. She also ran her own business with her late husband, Bob, out of Medford.

Along the way, Beverly stayed very close to her sisters and brothers, and made numerous close friendships. In spite of many of the setbacks she had in her life, she managed to keep a positive outlook. When life brought grief and disappointment, she had the ability to help others see a brighter picture and to find hope. When she sat in the midst of her own pain and sorrow, she still found something to be grateful for. She was truly an inspiration and loved by many.

Her survivors include: sons, Rick Barnes, Mark Barnes and James Groat; sister, Arlene Alderman; brother, Larry Chapman; nieces, Sandra Dutko and husband Larry, Gloria Gorman and husband Tom; nephew, Bill Dodak and wife Joan; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service was held on March 16; remembrances may be sent to the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center, Tualatin.

Shalene Ann McKoon

July 4, 1975 - February 23, 2008

Shalene Ann McKoon died on Feb. 23, 2008.

She was born Shalene Ann Sturdevant in Portland on July 4, 1975, to Leslie Sturdevant and Darlene Manire Sturdevant.

She lived in Portland her entire short life.

She is survived by: son, Tarion Craig Tune; her mother and father; brother, Randy Sturdevant; and her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who miss her more than you can possibly know.

A celebration of her life has been held.

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center in Milwaukie.

Jo Ann Plass

May 25, 1932-March 17, 2008

Jo Ann Plass died on March 17, 2008, at age 75.

She was born on May 25, 1932, in Wallowa, and had lived in the Metro area for 30 years. She had been employed as an electrical technician for Tektronix.

Survivors include: sons, Eric, Michael, Kurt and Gary Hollingsworth; daughter, Teresa Gorton; brother, Ed Plass; sister, Betty Lou Hughes; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements: Crown-Milwaukie.

Gerhard Scholz

Nov. 18, 1932-March 17, 2008

Gerhard Scholz died on March 17, 2008, at age 75.

He was born on Nov. 18, 1932, in Gollschau, Germany, and had lived in Oregon City since 1955.

He had been employed as a boilermaker for Harris Thermal Transfer Products.

He is survived by: sons, Bernd and Ralph Scholz; daughter, Heidi Johansen; sisters, Elsa Scholz and Hilda Steiner; brother, Reinhard Scholz; and four grandchildren.

His wife, Elvira Sterner Scholz, preceded him in death in 1996.

A funeral service was held on March 19, 2008.

Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker and Waud.

Robert Edgar Getschman

March 11, 1922-March 17, 2008

Robert Edgar Getschman died on March 17, 2008, at age 86.

He was born on March 11, 1922, in Sequamish, Wash., and had lived in the Portland area since 1946.

He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and had been employed as a buyer for United Grocers.

He is survived by sons, Brad and Greg Getschman. His wife, Margaret Fitterer Getschman, preceded him in death in 2005.

A funeral service was held on March 25, 2008.

Remembrances may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association.

Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker and Waud.