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April 9

Harriet E. Kennemer

Feb.11, 1919- March 25, 2008

Harriet E. Kennemer died on March 25, 2008, at the age of 89.

She was born on Feb. 11, 1919, in Forgan, Okla., the fifth of seven children.

Prior to high school graduation, she moved to Sacramento, Calif., where she met and later married Will Kennemer. They were married 45 years when he passed away in 1984.

She was a devoted wife and mother. She worked very hard during those early years on the farm and was known for her wonderful family meals, especially hot cinnamon rolls. She was a devout Christian, most recently involved with the 'Young at Heart' program at Tri-City Baptist Temple in Gladstone. She was fond of excursions, gardening, flowers, reading and visiting with her friends and family. Earlier she was known for her quilting, leaving heirloom blankets for her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by: daughters, Patti Scantlin and husband Wes, of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Rev. Kathi Sellers and her husband Wayne, of Anderson, Ind.; son Bill and his wife Cherie Kennemer, of Oregon City; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Her parents and siblings preceded her in death.

She will be buried next to her beloved husband in Morton, Wash., and a memorial service was held on Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Homewoods on the Willamette in Milwaukie. The family suggests contributions to Homewoods or Tri-City Baptist Temple in her name in lieu of flowers. For the last five years, Homewoods has been her special family.

Ray Walter LeDoux

June 26, 1942-March 22, 2008

Ray Walter LeDoux died on March 22, 2008, at age 65.

He was born on June 26, 1942, in Portland, where he was raised. He graduated from Cleveland High School and Portland Community College, and had lived in Oregon City for the last 20 years.

He was a member of the 82nd Airborne in the Army and belonged to the Oregon Road Runners Club, Portland Wheelman's Club and the Happy Rock'rs Square Dance Club.

He had been employed as an estimator for NW Thermal Systems.

Survivors include: wife, Diane LeDoux; sons, Michael LeDoux; daughter, Christine LeDoux; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service was held on April 1, 2008, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Oregon City.

Remembrances may be sent to the Association for Frontotemporal Dementias, 1616 Walnut St., Suite 1100, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Arrangements: Crown-Milwaukie.

Leon 'Bud' Smith

Nov. 10, 1930-March 27, 2008

Leon 'Bud' Smith died on March 27, 2008, at age 77. The cause of death was complications related to a stroke.

He was born on Nov. 10, 1930, in Portland, and is a direct descendent of Lot Whitcomb who founded the city of Milwaukie.

He graduated from Benson Polytechnic High School and went on to serve in the Navy as air/overhaul and repair support during the Korean War.

He belonged to the American Motorcycle Association and the UMC Motorcycle Club and he and his wife traveled all over on the motorcycle with their friends.

He was the owner of NW Tackle and Romara Marble and was also the club manager for the Lake Oswego Elks Club.

He is survived by: wife, Kathy Smith; daughters, Judy Rieder and Terri Waite; brother, Tom Smith; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A Celebration of Life will be held on April 19, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the Oaks Pioneer Church in Sellwood, located at 455 SE Spokane St.

Remembrances may be sent to Hospice Care Northwest.

Arrangements: Crown-Milwaukie.

Robert 'Bob' Stiegler

May 4, 1925-March 30, 2008

Robert 'Bob' Stiegler died on March 30, 2008, after a year-long battle with esophageal cancer. He was 82.

He was born on May 4, 1925, in Ft. Wayne, Ind., to Hugo and Aurelia Stiegler.

After serving in the Navy in World War II, he met and married the love of his life, Ida Mae Fish. They were married for 62 years, and raised four children and were mom and dad to several foster kids that became part of the family.

Survivors include: wife, Ida; sons, Rick Stiegler of Milwaukie and Robert Stiegler Jr. of Bend; daughters, Linda Murray of Oregon City, Lorri Karsetter of Crooked River Ranch, Carol Hohman of Oregon City and Carol Boehmer of Prosser, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and golfing buddies.

His parents and two sisters preceded him in death.

There will be no service, but a party to celebrate his life will be held on April 26, 2008, at the home of Linda and Ida, 20011 Quinalt Drive, Oregon City. Friends and family are invited to attend.

Arrangements: Crown-Milwaukie.

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