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Obituaries - April 9

Patricia Van Hee

Oct. 16, 1928-April 6, 2008

Former Corbett resident Patricia Van Hee, 79, died Sunday, April 6, in McMinnville.

No services were scheduled.

Patricia was born Oct. 16, 1928, in Wallace, Idaho, to Thomas and Esther Patterson. She graduated from high school in Wallace and moved to Oregon in 1944.

In 1947, she married Theophil Van Hee, and they settled in Corbett. They were later divorced.

Patricia worked for the S and H Green Stamps store in Gresham for 21 years, and then for Wagner Mining Co. She retired in 1994.

Survivors include her sons, Thomas Van Hee of Hood River, Toby Van Hee of Yamhill, Tad Van Hee of Portland, Tracey Van Hee of Corbett, and Terry Van Hee of Corbett; daughter, Betty Weatherford of Boulder, Colo.; brothers, Thomas Cook of Hoquiam, Wash., and Gary Patterson of Moreno Valley, Calif.; and sisters, Priscilla Furrow of Salem, Phyllis Hanson of Spokane, Wash., Trudy Starr of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Marlene Skjeie of Forest Grove, and Lois Brown of Post Falls, Idaho; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Affordable Funeral Alternatives is handling arrangements.

Patricia Lucille Rice

Jan. 4, 1937-April 2, 2008

Former Gresham resident Patricia Lucille Rice, 71, died Wednesday, April 2, in Vancouver, Wash.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Vancouver Health and Rehab Center, 400 E. 33rd St., Vancouver.

Pat was born Jan. 4, 1937, in Anderson County, Kan., to Burness and Lucille Murphy. She moved to Bellflower, Calif., as a child and to Pleasant Home in 1945, where she attended Lusted School. She graduated from Orient Elementary School in 1950, from Gresham Union High School in 1954, and from Prairie Bible Institute in Alberta, Canada, in 1959.

On July 23, 1960, she married Robert W. Rice at Pleasant Home Baptist Church, Gresham.

Pat held several jobs. She worked as a cook at a conference center in Bellevue, Wash., as a teacher's aide in several schools, as an office manager for Best Lock Co. in Seattle, and in accounting and payroll for a Christian bookstore in Kent, Wash.

She loved doing crafts of all kinds, especially with cones and seashells.

Survivors include her husband of Vancouver; and twin sons, James H. Rice of Auburn, Wash., and Timothy G. Rice of Los Angeles.

Memorial contributions can be made to Prairie Bible Institute, P.O. Box 718, Shelby, Mont., 59474.

Ronald Allen Smith

March 30, 1938-April 6, 2008

Ronald Allen Smith 70, a resident of Boring, died Sunday, April 6, at his home.

A private cremation was held at Ron's request.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

The Rev. Joseph Dunets

Jan. 2, 1916-April 1, 2008

Gresham resident The Rev. Joseph Dunets, 92, died Tuesday, April 1, at his home of heart failure.

A public memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at Family Worship Center, 5001 W. Powell Blvd. Interment will be held at a private location.

Joseph was born Jan. 2, 1916, in Bethlehem, Pa., to William and Zmija Dunets. He was raised in the Bronx, N.Y., and graduated from Central Bible Institute in 1937. He served as a chaplain and lieutenant colonel in the Civil Air Patrol.

In 1937, he married Helen Edwards; they were married until her death. On May 10, 2003, he married Alice Carlson.

Joseph moved to Portland in 1953 to become the pastor of Evangel Temple on Southeast Foster Road and Southeast 75th Avenue. The congregation built a new church in Gresham in 1980, and it became Family Worship Center. He was the pastor there until his retirement in 1985. After his retirement, he enjoyed vacationing in Hawaii for about a month each year.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen, in 2002.

Survivors include his wife; daughter, Judith Guion of Bothell, Wash.; son, Frederick Dunets of Crestone, Colo.; stepdaughters, Sharon Corse of Boring and Pamela Hatton of Portland; stepson, Douglas Birchmier of Oregon City; sisters, Jessie Koyi of Ocala, Fla., and Stephanie Pickard of Phil Campbell, Ala.; brother, Robert Dunets of Staten Island, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Lincoln Memorial Park and Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Burton 'Burt' Emerson Carnegie Jr.

Feb. 9, 1953-April 3, 2008

Gresham resident Burton 'Burt' Emerson Carnegie Jr., 55, died Thursday, April 3.

A celebration of life will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12, followed by a wake from 7 to 11 p.m. at the home of Randy Carnegie, 1315 N.W. Fourth St.

Burt was born Feb. 9, 1953, in Portland to Burton and Cherie (Smith) Carnegie. He graduated from Cleveland High School in 1971. He received his bachelor's degree in education and a business administration degree from Portland State University.

In 1977, he married Lori Austin in Portland. They divorced in 1994.

Burt worked in the retail grocery industry until 1976, when he joined Local 296 of the Laborers' International Union of North America. He worked for Hoffman Construction for 20 years.

Burt collected coins and guns, and he enjoyed watching football and visiting with friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Roger Carnegie, on Dec. 19, 1997.

Survivors include his sons, Robert Carnegie of Gresham and Erick Carnegie of Gresham; mother, Cherie Carnegie of Gresham; brothers, Allen Carnegie of Gresham and Randy Carnegie of Gresham; sisters, Linda MacIntyre of Salem and Susan Thomas of Salem; and girlfriend, Laura Judge of Gresham.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Goldie A. Flisram

April 28, 1924-April 6, 2008

Gresham resident Goldie A. Flisram, 83, died Sunday, April 6, in Portland.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 10, and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, April 11, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Bateman Carroll. Private interment will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Goldie was born April 28, 1924, in Gregory, S.D., to Claude and Esther (Slack) Patton. She graduated from Gregory High School.

On April 28, 1943, she married Gordon Leo Flisram in Valentine, Neb. They moved to Oregon in 1943. She lived in Pleasant Home for 32 years and then moved to Sandy in 1981. She moved to Gresham in 1999.

Goldie worked at Playcraft of Gresham for 13 years, and then at Electronic Specialties for 17 years as a production assembler. She retired in 1983.

Goldie's interests included doing crossword puzzles and weaving.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Survivors include her sons, Don Flisram of West Linn and Wayne Flisram of Damascus; daughter, Carol Hardesty of Jefferson; brothers, Lyle Patton of Gresham and Gene Patton of Portland; sisters, Marjorie Johnson of Portland and Marion Hughes of Washington; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.