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Obituaries, April 9

The following obituaries appeared in the April 9 edition of The Sandy Post:


Kenneth M. Roberts

Jan. 9, 1920-March 31, 2008

Former Sandy resident Kenneth M. Roberts, 88, died Monday, March 31, in Poulsbo, Wash.

A private memorial service will be held at Willamette National Cemetery, followed by interment.

Kenneth was born Jan. 9, 1920, in Sandy to John and Grace (France) Roberts, as a descendant of a Sandy pioneer family. In 1938 he graduated from Sandy High School, where he was a member of the varsity basketball team that participated in the 19th annual state basketball tournament.

Kenneth received a degree in civil engineering in 1942 from Oregon State College. He then enlisted in the Army and served in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II, earning the rank of captain. He served in the Philippines and in Alaska, where he supervised the extension and relocation of part of the Alaskan Railroad. After the war, he remained in the reserves until his honorable discharge in 1954.

On July 30, 1944, he married Mary Hope Smith of Milwaukie. After her death, he married Vivian Nelson in Kent, Wash., in 1984.

Kenneth held managerial positions with Mobil Oil Corp. in Portland, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle. He retired in 1983 after 38 years of service. He was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf. He once achieved a hole-in-one in 1974 at Oak Hills Park Golf Course in Norwalk, Conn.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary, in 1982; and brother, Cyril Roberts.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Anne Weatherill of Corpus Christi, Texas, Catherine Giovinco of Florence and Janice Rankin of Damascus; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Oregon Trout, 65 S.W. Yamhill St., Suite 300, Portland, 97204.


Joseph Lee Wayne Smith

Oct. 27, 1992-April 7, 2008

Brightwood resident Joseph Lee Wayne Smith, 15, died Monday, April 7, at his home from a sudden asthma attack.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 10, at Sandy Funeral Home, 39551 Pleasant St. Burial will follow at Cliffside Cemetery, 15635 Ten Eyck Road.

Joe was born Oct. 27, 1992, in Portland to Don and Tina Smith. He attended Welches Elementary School and was a freshman at Sandy High School.

Joe enjoyed listening to music, watching movies, playing Xbox and PlayStation, and he was an avid snowboarder. He will be remembered as being very happy, very generous, and always wanting to please other people and to make them laugh, especially when they were sad. He was also known to play pranks on his family and friends.

Survivors include his mother, Tina Smith of Brightwood; father, Don Smith of Texas; brother, Sam Smith of Brightwood; and grandparents, June and Bob Baldock of Arizona, Sue Sidebottom of Sandy and Joyce Griffin of New Mexico.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to any Clackamas County Bank branch.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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.


Goldie A. Flisram

April 28, 1924-April 6, 2008

Former Sandy 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.