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Obituaries for March 29

Matthew Cole Hagen

Nov. 11, 1982-March 24, 2008

Former East County resident Matthew Cole Hagen, 25, died Monday, March 24, in Eugene.

A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Gresham Memorial Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave., followed by a reception. Private interment will be at a local cemetery.

Matthew was born Nov. 11, 1982, in Portland to Mike and Julie Hagen. He attended Floyd Light Middle School and graduated in 2001 from David Douglas High School.

Matthew was enrolled at the University of Oregon. He was scheduled to graduate in June with a degree in human physiology with a minor in business. He worked for the Olive Garden in Portland and Eugene.

Survivors include his father of East County; mother of Las Vegas; grandfathers, Neil Hagen of Troutdale and Frank Richards of Portland; uncles, Dan Hagen of Vancouver, Wash., Wayne Hagen of Roseburg, Marty Hagen of Milwaukie, Jeff Richards of Boring, Craig Richards of Mulino, and Charles Richards of Portland; aunts, Denise Denton of Metolius, Wendy Hatton of Gresham, Vicky Frederickson of Hillsboro, Leslie Conachan of Happy Valley, and Jenae Richards of Portland; and numerous cousins.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 380 S.E. Spokane St., No. 110, Portland, 97202.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Ruth Martha Lueders

Dec. 30, 1916-March 19, 2008

Portland resident Ruth Martha Lueders, 91, died Wednesday, March 19.

A service of remembrance will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 14500 S.E. Powell Blvd., Portland. Private interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Ruth was born Dec. 30, 1916, in Beloit, Wis., to Carl and Anna (Erickson) Holte. She graduated from Hononegah High School in Rockton, Ill., and from St. Anthony School of Nursing in Rockford.

On Dec. 30, 1939, she married William Henry Lueders.

Ruth worked as a registered nurse from 1938 in Colorado, New Mexico, Wisconsin and Maryland until her retirement in 1980.

She moved to Portland in 1968 and was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church. She was an avid reader, and she enjoyed crossword puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her husband on April 24, 1980.

Survivors include her son, Bill Lueders of Gresham; daughter, Diane Verdier of Portland; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Contributions can be made to St. Anthony Lutheran Church New Hymnal Fund, 14500 S.E. Powell Blvd., Portland, 97236.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Frederick 'Wayne' Schumacher

Sept. 17, 1935-March 14, 2008

East County resident Frederick 'Wayne' Schumacher, 72, died Friday, March 14.

Interment was held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Wayne was born Sept. 17, 1935, in Yoakum, Texas, to Frederick and Elizabeth (French) Schumacher. He graduated from Waco High School in Waco, Texas, in 1953 and did his undergraduate work at the University of Texas. He received his master's degree in engineering from Texas Tech.

He married Marjorie Ostrom in 1977.

Wayne served in the Air Force, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1979. He then worked for Lockheed-Marrietta as an engineer until his retirement in 1992.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2001.

Survivors include his daughters, Sharon Phipps of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Annette Schumacher of Portland.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Karl John Stotik

March 18, 1925-March 22, 2008

East County resident Karl John Stotik, 83, died Saturday, March 22.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 5415 S.E. Powell Blvd.

Karl was born March 18, 1925, in Woburn, Mass., to Alexander and Mary (Borofsky) Stotik. He graduated in 1943 from Boston English High School. He received his master's degree from Loyola University in 1989.

In 1960, he married Esther Kreimyer.

Karl worked as a Lutheran missionary in Papua New Guinea from 1951 to 1982, where he met his wife. They moved to New Orleans and then to Portland in 1990.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Eric Stotik of Portland, Jeffrey Stotik of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Mark Stotik of Portland; daughter, Karla Yuss of Ventura, Calif.; and one grandchild.

Contributions can be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Food Pantry, 5415 S.E. Powell Blvd., Portland, 97206.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Collette Janine McDowell

Oct. 7, 1951-March 23, 2008

Gresham resident Collette Janine McDowell, 56, died Sunday, March 23, at Oregon Health and Science University.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd. Private interment will be held at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Collette was born Oct. 7, 1951, in Portland to Ervin and Frankie (Matt) Dann. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1969. She attended Portland State University.

She lived with her companion, Bill Stuart, for more than 20 years.

Collette worked at Pacific Northwest Credit Union as a call center team leader. She also worked at Safeway Credit Union, Cotter Co., Teamsters Credit Union, Public Timbers Purchasers Association and at First Interstate Bank.

Her special interests included bunco, animals, shopping, thrift stores and cosmetics. She was known for being a generous person who helped the less fortunate.

Survivors include her companion; sister, Tamara Lewis of Portland; and nephews, Ryan Kelly and Devon Kelly of Portland.

Contributions can be made to the Oregon Humane Society, P.O. Box 11364, Portland, 97211-0364, or to Shepherd's Door, Portland Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 3713, Portland, 97208.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Dannis 'Dan' Ralph Golden

Feb. 20, 1945-March 13, 2008

Gresham resident Dannis Ralph Golden, 63, died Thursday, March 13, in Portland.

A memorial service will be held at noon Sunday, March 30, at Gresham Christian Center, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave.

Dan was born Feb. 20, 1945, in Philadelphia to Ralph and Eldene (Bunch) Golden.

He was previously married.

Dan worked in produce at Fred Meyer and Safeway in California and Oregon. He moved to Gresham from Sacramento, Calif., in 1986. He started driving a cab in the late 1980s, eventually purchasing his own cab in 2003.

He loved his job and traveling as well as his children.

Survivors include his sons, Richard Golden of Gresham and Dan Golden of Lynwood, Wash.; daughter, Kathryn Houseman of Parker, Colo.; mother of Reno, Nev.; brother, Jason Mann of Reno, Nev.; sisters, Diane Quinlan of Springfield, Teresa Stewart of Redmond, and Sondra Golden of San Diego; and seven grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Barbara Ann Bottcher

June 30, 1939-March 27, 2008

Gresham resident Barbara Ann Bottcher, 68, died Thursday, March 27.

A service of remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at Mountain View Christian Church, 1890 N.E. Cleveland Ave.

Barbara was born June 30, 1939, in Portland to Leonard and Jeanette Irene (Lovely) Coyle. She graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1957.

She was previously married.

Barbara worked as a bookkeeper for Lumberman's Building Supply in Clackamas until her retirement in 2005. She enjoyed and loved her family and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Jeanne Allen, in 1973.

Survivors include her mother, Jeanette Wigant of Canby; sons, Keith Bottcher of Gresham, Craig Bottcher of Gresham, and Kris Bottcher of Portland; daughters, Debbie Anderson of Gresham, Susan Shaw of Gresham, and Jeanne Sharpe of Troutdale; brothers, Edward Coyle of Silverton, Richard Coyle of Portland, Thomas Coyle of Portland and David Coyle of Oregon City; sisters, Mary Lee Veenker of Wamic and twin Patricia Vogt of Portland; and 12 grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1200 N.W. Naito Parkway, Suite 220, Portland, 97209.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Bobby Edward Willits Jr.

Jan. 9, 1966-Jan. 24, 2008

Gresham resident Bobby Edward Willits Jr., 42, died Thursday, Jan. 24, after a long illness.

A public memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, in the Sam Cox Building at Glenn Otto Park, 1106 E. Historic Columbia River Highway. A potluck will follow.

Bobby was born Jan. 9, 1966, in Portland to Bobby and Kathy Willits. He was raised in Gresham and attended Alpha High School. He formerly resided in Portland, Troutdale and Estacada.

He had children with his companion, Dorothy Dillon.

Bobby worked as an industrial painter, in the shipyards and with structural steel. His last job before he became disabled was with Canron Construction. He enjoyed video games, movies, surfing the Internet and hanging out with friends and family.

Survivors include his former companion Dorothy Dillon of Portland; sons, Christopher Willits of Japan and Joshua Willits of Portland; father of Portland; mother and stepfather, Kathy and Butch Harris of Oregon City; sisters, Barbara Wallace of Troutdale, Teresa Polley of Portland, Candie O'Connor of Gresham, Kricket Townsend of Roseburg, and Joni Eberhardt of Illinois; and stepmother, Kathrine Steele of Roseburg.

Affordable Funeral Alternatives is handling arrangements.