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Evelyn Fritz

Evelyn Speice Fritz died March 25, 2008 at her home in Carman Oaks. She was 92.

Mrs. Fritz was born Aug. 13, 1915, in Payne, Ohio. She graduated from Payne High School.

She married Samuel Fritz on Nov. 18, 1933 in Long Beach, Calif., and accompanied her husband to Italy where he was posted in the U.S. Army during World War II. Following the war, the couple traveled the world.

Mrs. Fritz was an artist, and worked primarily in watercolors. She learned to pilot a small airplane and enjoyed opera. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was an active member of Christ Church Episcopal Parish in Lake Oswego.

Survivors include her husband Samuel 'Fritz' Fritz and her sister Helen Lambrose of Rochester, Minn.

A memorial service with Holy Eucharist will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, at Christ Church Episcopal Parish, 1060 Chandler Road.

Remembrances may be made to Christ Church Episcopal Parish or to the Salvation Army.

Martha Meredith

Martha Geraldine Meredith died March 28, 2008, at her home in Tualatin of congestive heart failure following a long illness.

Mrs. Meredith was born Dec. 16, 1916 to Lee and Martha Slusher in Bates City, Mo. The youngest of three children, she spent her childhood in southwestern Iowa.

She attended Tarkio College, Northwest Missouri State College and the University of Kansas City during a teaching career that would span more than 40 years.

She married Norin J. Meredith, a teacher and coach, in 1936. They lived for several years in northern Iowa. Not content to be left behind during World War II, Mrs. Meredith traveled with Mr. Meredith through his several duty stations from Rhode Island to California. Their son Michael was born in 1950 and the family moved to Kansas City, Mo., in 1953.

Mrs. Meredith taught school for the district in Raytown, Mo. for most of her career. Upon her retirement in 1976, the couple lived in a number of communities including Lake Oswego.

Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Norin; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Hannah Meredith and two grandchildren.

At her request, remembrances are to be in the form of trees planted in public parks.