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Obituaries

Henry Zivney

Lake Oswego-born Henry Zivney died on March 17, 2008. He was 100 years old.

He was born on his family's farm in Lake Oswego on Feb. 6, 1908. His parents, James and Mary Zivney, came to Lake Oswego from Minnesota to run a homestead farm (at the present intersection of Stafford and Childs roads) growing grapes, strawberries and grains.

He attended Linn City High School (now West Linn High School), but did not graduate, as he was needed on the farm. He met Zelda Stevens in Lake Oswego and the two were married in l932.

From 1933 to l942, he worked as the ranch foreman at the Marylhurst Convent of the Holy Names, and then he and his wife moved to Boardman in l942 to start a potato and melon farm.

When the John Day Dam was constructed in 1962, the Columbia River flooded the Zivney's farm, and they moved back to Lake Oswego.

Mr. Zivney opened a Richfield Gas Station on Boones Ferry Road in Lake Grove which he operated until he retired in l973.

The Zivney's built their home on a parcel of the original Zivney farm off Stafford Road. In l963, Clackamas County named their street Zivney Lane.

Mr. Zivney loved to fish, hunt, camp and RV. When he retired, he and his wife traveled the U.S. in their RV, visiting virtually every state and Mexico and Canada.

Survivors include his daughter, Dolores Rash of Bend; his son Ted Zivney and wife Dale of Pinole, Calif.; his son, Roger Zivney and wife Gail who live on Zivney Lane in Lake Oswego; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Zelda, who died in 1988.

A memorial service for immediate family only is being held at the Oswego Pioneer Cemetery on Saturday, March 29.

George Otis Tolman

George Otis Tolman of Lake Oswego died of natural causes six days after his 79th birthday on March 18, 2008.

He was born in Norwood, Mass. on March 12, 1929.

He was a graduate of Syracuse University and a member of the U.S. Coast Guard.

In 1954, he married Mary Babiarz and the couple moved to Portland, where he was self-employed as a Forest Products consultant.

From 1965 to 1970, the Tolmans lived in Kirkland, Wash., and then moved to West Linn/Lake Oswego from 1971 to the present.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Mary, and his sons George, Chris, John, Andy, Howard and Warren; his daughters, Betty Orwick and Kasha Halvorson; and 11 grandchildren.

His daughter, Mary Tolman, died in l940.

A memorial service has been held at Mary's Wood Chapel. Donations in memory of George Otis Tolman may be made to a Hospice of the donor's choice.

Louise Sullivan Smith

Lake Oswego resident Louise Sullivan Smith died March 23, 2008. She was 93.

She was born in Ro-chester, N.Y., on Oct. 1, 1915, the daughter of Jer-emiah Sullivan and Mary Louise Keiffer.

She earned a degree in pre-med from the University of Rochester, and then went on to complete her graduate degree in nursing.

On April 4, 1940, she married Harry Fisher Smith, M.D., and moved to Hillsborough, Calif.

She was an active volunteer in the Hillsborough Circle at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and at the Peninsula Hospital. She served as the western representative of the University of Rochester School of Nursing, and as a docent at the San Mateo Historical Museum.

In 2001, she moved to Lake Oswego and was a Pioneer resident at Mary's Woods Retirement Community.

She is survived by her daughter Sara Mason and son-in-law Larry Mason of Lake Oswego, and three nieces and two nephews.

Her son, Steven Smith, died in 1982, and her husband, Harry Smith, died in l984.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, at Mary's Woods Chapel in Lake Oswego.

Remembrances in her honor may be made to the Louise S. Smith Scholarship Fund at University of Rochester, Office of Advancement, 247 Wallis Hall, P.O. Box 270042, Rochester, N.Y. 14627-0042.

Lucy White

Lucy Lillian Dorothy Hubbard White of Lake Oswego died on March 22, 2008. She was 87.

She was born on April 17, 1921, in Auburn, Calif.

In 1936 she married Donald Hubbard and the couple moved to Bend, then on to their dairy farm outside of Boring. She worked as a clerk for the U.S. government for 15 years, and had a small nursery business on the side.

She and her husband divorced in l975, and she moved to Canby (1976-1988), then to Mulino (1991-2001), Woodburn (2001-2004) and lastly, to Lake Oswego (2004-2008).

She married for the second time in l985 to Hartwell White, and was widowed in l999.

She was a Master Gardener, and a member of the Lake Oswego Christian Center.

Survivors include her daughters Georgia Luree Prichard of Corvallis, Desiree Celie Davis of Richmond, Va., Jane Ellen Sesser of Tualatin, Debra Fae Hubbard of Portland, Rose Lucille Hubbard of Lake Oswego, Heather June Clayton of Oregon City; her son, Donnel Jerome Hubbard of Culpepper, Va.; her sisters Vessie Bingham of Rio Linda, Calif., and Marie Hubbard of Auburn, Calif.; her brothers Edgar Campbell of Dover, Del., and Paul Campbell of Klamath Falls; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

The service will be held today, March 27, at 10 a.m. at the Lake Oswego Christian Center, 17555 Bryant Road, Lake Oswego, Ore., 97034, and remembrances may also be sent to the same address.