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Gallier, Douglas, Van Schoten, Timbrel, Smith, Costa, Kendall

Lillian Frances Gallier

April 11, 1921 - March 10, 2008

Native Oregonian Lillian Frances Gallier, 86, died March 10 at her home in Sherwood.

She was born April 11, 1921, in Donald. She grew up and attended St. Luke School in Woodburn until 1932, when at the age of 11 she moved with her family to Center City, Texas. In 1936 she moved to Maysfield, Texas.

In December 1943 she married Renford C. Gallier at St. Monica's Catholic Church in Cameron, Texas. They resided in Maysfield until 1956 when they moved to Madras and 1985 moved to their present home in Sherwood.

Mr. Gallier preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 2004, just six days short of their 61st wedding anniversary.

They had three children and Mrs. Gallier was a devoted mother and grandmother and enjoyed caring for them. She also enjoyed crocheting and knitting and babysitting.

She was a member of St. Francis Church in Sherwood.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law Renford and Alison of Tacoma, Wash., and Lawrence and Kathleen of Des Moines, Wash.; daughter and son-in-law Loretta and Frank Hoehna of Tigard; sister, Maree Rushlaw of Tigard; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Gallier's brother, Frank Tepera, preceded her in death during WWII.

Father Tom McCarthy officiated at a graveside service March 14 in St. Luke's Cemetery in Woodburn.

Attrell's Sherwood Funeral Chapel was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Keith Blaine Douglas

Jan. 14, 1934 - March 9, 2008

Following an extended illness, Keith Blaine Douglas, 74, died March 9 in his Portland home.

A graveside service with Military Honors took place March 21 at Willamette National Cemetery.

Keith Blaine Douglas was born Jan. 14, 1934, in Midwest, Wyo., and at a young age moved with his family in the early 1940s to the Portland Metro area.

After graduating from Sherwood High School with the class of 1954 he joined the Navy during the Korean war and served aboard the USS Shangri-La as a firefighter.

In 1962 he married Mildred (Millie) Arnold and they moved to Portland in 1963.

He attended Clark College in Vancouver, Wash., where he received an associate's degree in cooking and baking and joined the Oregon National Guard, where he served as a cook for 10 years. He was then employed in maintenance for Fred Meyer in Tigard and also worked at the Portland Golf Club and G.A.F.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

He loved gardening, fishing and bowled in a league at the Tigard Bowl.

Surviving are his wife, Millie of Portland; daughter, Charlene Zurer of St. Helens; son, Blaine of Portland; granddaughters Morgan and Rachael; brothers Kenneth of Culver and Karl of Canby; and sister, Karen Rowe of Aransas Pass, Texas.

Those who wish may send donations in memory of Keith Blaine Douglas to the Providence Hospice and Alternative Burial and Cremation of Oregon, P.O. Box No. 202, Sherwood 97140.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.alternativeburialandcre mationoforegon.com

Francis Henry Van Schoten

May 15, 1927 - March 5, 2008

Francis Henry Van Schoten died March 5 as the result of renal failure. The resident of King City was 80.

He was born May 15, 1927, in Marquette, Mich. He had lived in Newberg for six years, in Lake Oswego for seven years and in Tigard/King City for 27 years.

He had served in the Army and had been a president of the Tetrapolitan Kiwanis for one year.

He had been a bookkeeper before retiring.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Elsie, whom he married in 1951; sister, Flora Simon; brother, Charles Van Schoten; daughters Susan Alton and Janyce Van Schoten; son, Frank Van Schoten; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Donations in memory of Francis Henry Van Schoten may be made to Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp.

A private service has been held and Young's Funeral Home has handled arrangements.

Bernadine Frances Timbrel

July 12, 1931 - March 5, 2008

Bernadine 'Bernie' Frances Timbrel, 76, of Sherwood, died at her home of natural causes on March 5.

Bernie was born in New Ulm, Minn. on July 12, 1931, the daughter of Alfred Henry and Anne Elizabeth (Sperl) Juhnke.

Bernie graduated from Washington High School in Portland. She continued to live in Portland for 15 years, then moved to California. She moved back to Portland in 1954 and worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Sherwood as a carrier and other positions from 1964 until 1983. She then accepted a position as Post Master at the Fairview, Oregon Post Office where she served from 1983 until she retired in 1993.

She was a member of the East County Shroptimist Club. She enjoyed singing in the choirs at her church, bowling, and her children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren.

Bernie is survived by her husband, Boyd W. Timbre; sons David Fowler and Michael Timbrel both of Sherwood, and John Fowler of Pendleton; a step-daughter, Debbie Lawhorn of Wilsonville; sister, Marcia Moore of San Francisco, Calif.; brother, Marvin Juhnke of Portland; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held March 8 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sherwood.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.alternativeburialandcre mationoforegon.com

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Alternative Burial and Cremation

Norma Smith

Feb. 19, 1917 - Feb. 10, 2008

Norma Vernal Smith of King City died Feb. 10 at the age of 90.

The native Oregonian and an Oregon resident her entire life was born Feb. 19, 1917, on an apple farm in West Chehalem Valley, Newberg.

She attended Beach Grade School and after graduation from Jefferson High School went to business school and then worked until her first marriage.

In the late 1940s she married Dave Smith.

She had played piano in her youth and saved money to buy a piano. She became the piano/organist for Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church and served in that position for approximately 10 years. She eventually began teaching piano privately and began studying with a highly respected piano teacher in the area. After many years of lessons and an enormous amount of discipline, dedication, hard work and love of what she was doing, she fulfilled the requirements for admittance into the Oregon Music Teacher's Association membership. She taught for more than 30 years and, for a period of time, had a studio in Multnomah.

Sometime after they moved to King Ciity in the 1970s her husband became ill and she retired in order to care for him. He died in 1984.

Mrs. Smith remained in King City, very proud to be part of the community and admired and loved by many friends and her family.

In 1991 she received a phone call and an opportunity which opened up a new career for her. She put one show together to entertain the King City residents and that show led to the position of coordinator of the King City Monthly Musicals, in which she served as a volunteer for 16 years. She had continued to put these shows together until approximately two months before she died.

She will be enormously missed, having brought so much enjoyment to the community via the shows. She was a person who could always be counted upon to get the job done and in good order.

In her earlier, active years she had been an ardent walker, seamstress, swimmer, gardener, had participated in Lapidary and was a member of the King James Supper Club. In the past few years her entertainment has been talking books, thanks to the Talking Books and Braille System provided by the Oregon State Library for people who are legally blind.

Survivors include her brother, Victor Amoth; daughter, Barbara Ward; stepsons David Smith Jr. and Paul Smith; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Interment was in the family plot at Rose City Cemetery.

In accordance with Mrs. Smith's wishes no service or memorial have taken place. Her family has held a celebration of her life in her home.

The family members of Norma Smith express their thanks and appreciation to Providence St. Vincent Hospice Services and to Talking Books and Braille System.

David F. Costa Jr.

July 27, 1929 - Feb. 19, 2008

After a long illness, David F. Costa Jr. died Feb. 19 in Sherwood. He was 78.

He was born July 27, 1929, in Hayward, Calif. When he was still an infant, he and his parents moved to Seward, Neb.

After he completed high school, the family returned to the San Francisco Bay area. He enrolled at San Jose State College for several terms and then entered the Army during the Korean conflict.

After completing his Army service he enrolled in the College of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and received his bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture. He was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.

While at Berkeley he met Marliene Hamilton and they married in Larkspur, Calif., in December 1954.

In 1958 Mr. Costa opened an architectural office in Oakland, Calif., where he practiced for several years designing schools, churches, low-cost housing and private residences.

In 1968 he and his family relocated to Albany, where he continued to design private residences and commercial and public buildings.

Structures designed by him include the National Guard Armory in Albany, a fire station in Lebanon, the Albany Professional Plaza and the Pacific Power and Light offices in Albany.

He also enjoyed teaching architecture and taught several drafting classes at Linn-Benton Community College.

In addition he spent a year in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, teaching his favorite subject, architecture, at King Saud University. He was especially proud that his students received three of the four wards at the university's annual architectural competition.

Mr. Costa was active in many civic organizations. He was a member and past president of the Albany Chapter of Rosary Club International and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a member of the Woodpeckers, Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and the Albany Elks. He was actively involved in the YMCA, Albany Boys and Girls Clubs and the Linn County Endowment Fund.

Professionally he was a member of the American Institute of Architects and served in many capacities, including as past president of the Salem Chapter.

During his career he earned more than 25 professional awards for excellence in design. He was appointed by the governor to the Oregon Board of Architect Examiners and was serving as chair of that board until illness forced his resignation.

One of his favorite pastimes was travel. He and his wife traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe, and made trips to Egypt and the former USSR.

He loved to play golf, playing at least twice a week. For many years he was a member of Springhill Country Club, where he shot two holes-in-one.

An avid car collector, he exhibited and was a judge at many car shows in Oregon and California. He was especially proud of his Mercedes Benz 300SL roadster which won first in class at the Pebble Beach, Calif. Concours d'Elegance.

Surviving are his wife, Marliene, to whom he has been married for 53 years; son, Richard; daughter and son-in-law Patricia Costa-Hidalgo and Ignacio Hidalgo; and grandchildren Juan, Victoria, Robert and Alejandro.

Private family services have been held.

Donations in memory of David F. Costa Jr. may be made to the American Heart Association, in care of Attrell's Funeral Chapel, 1619 S.W. First St., Sherwood 97140, or to the Rotary Club of Albany, P.O. Box 453, Albany 97321.

Clara Ruth Kendall

Feb. 6, 1911 - Feb. 27, 2008

Clara Ruth Kendall died Feb. 27 in a Portland nursing home. She was 97.

Mrs. Kendall, whose maiden name was Jobe, was born Feb. 6, 1911, in Morland, Kan. At the age of 5 she moved to Briggsdale, Colo., and graduated from Briggsdale High School.

Following graduation she moved to Portland in 1930 and was employed as a childcare provider. She later moved to the Mills City area, where she worked as a cook in a lumber camp.

She moved again to Garibaldi and another lumber camp, where she was also a cook.

In 1942 she moved to Vancouver, Wash., where she worked in the shipyards as a welder and was a member of the Welders Union.

In May 1944, she married Roy Kendall in Vancouver, Wash. In 1946 they moved to Brownsville and lived there for 10 years until moving to D-Lake in the Lincoln City area in 1956, managing a motel there.

In 1959 they moved to Sherwood, where they owned a farm, and in 1976 moved to Wilsonville.

After 46 years of marriage, her husband, Roy, preceded her in death.

In 2000, Mrs. Kendall moved to the Portland area to be with her daughter.

She was a devoted grandmother who enjoyed gardening and flowers, crocheting, knitting and quilt making. An avid cook, she liked to bake.

Surviving are her daughters Carole Anderson of Gresham and Kathy Kendall of Portland; son, David of Tygh Valley; sisters Pearl Hagen of Salem and Mary Reed of Kingman, Ariz.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service has been held in Attrell's Sherwood Funeral Chapel.