Death and obituary notices

Elwyn Lee Dykstra

Jan. 22, 1925 - April 10, 2008

Business owner Elwyn (Bud) Lee Dykstra died April 10. The Portland area resident for approximately 50 years was 83.

He was born Jan. 22, 1925, in Condon.

In 1943 he married Helen Hug.

During World War II he was an Air Force pilot.

Mr. Dykstra was the owner of a home appliance business in LaGrande

Survivors in addition to his wife Helen are son Larry Dykstra; daughters Janice Blakeslee and Barbara Dejager; and sisters Hilda Ledgerwood and Iris Christensen; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by daughter Patricia Salo.

No service has been held for Mr. Dykstra.

Donations in his name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Gene D. Kennedy

Aug. 21, 1948 - April 8, 2008

Gene D. Kennedy, 59, died April 8 in his Sherwood home.

The son of Paul D. and Rachel Addie (Sommers) Kennedy was born in Winner, S. D. Aug. 21, 1948. He was raised and educated in Newberg, graduating with the class of 1966.

Following high school he attended Portland State University and Syracuse University in New York.

Mr. Kennedy then joined the Air Force and served from 1974 to 1980. He was a staff sergeant and earned the Meritorious Service Medal and three Aid Medals.

Before moving to Sherwood Mr. Kennedy lived in Newberg, Beaverton and Tigard. He had also lived in Ainsworth Neb., Okinawa, Japan, Monterey Calif., and Stayton.

He was an environmental law attorney and civil class action administrator for Epic Class Action and Claims Solutions.

He was a member of the Southwest Church of Christ in Tigard and of the Oregon Bar Association.

Mr. Kennedy's hobbies included hiking, rafting and family geneology. He enjoyed spending time with his family and spoiling his wife and grandchildren.

In April 2006 he married Priscilla Nickell, who survives him, in Newport.

He is also survived by three sons and daughters-in-law Kipp and Rhonda Kennedy, and Bryce and Jennifer Kennedy, all of Vancouver, Wash., and Gabriel and Brenda Kennedy of Ft. Riley, Kan.; parents Paul and Rachel Kennedy of Newberg; and brothers Raymond Kennedy in Arizona and Paul Guy in Bend.; brother and sister-in-law Glen and Fran Kennedy of Bend and sister and brother-in-law Peggy and Gale Hughes also of Bend. He is also survived by eight grandchildren.

A memorial service was held April 15 in the Southwest Church of Christ in Tigard.

Interment with military honors took place at Willamette National Cemetery April 14.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Robert V. Kuhle

Feb. 6, 1950 - April 12, 2008

Robert (Bob) V. Kuhle of Beaverton died Saturday at age 58.

He was born Feb. 6, 1950, in Dubuque, Iowa.

He had worked as a mechanical engineer for 16 years, as a sales representative in the paper industry for nine years, a real estate broker and property manager, and his own general contractor for 12 years.

A member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church for 31 years, he was an active member of the church's men's club.

Surviving are his wife Janet; son Brian Kuhle; daughter and son-on-law Jennifer and Deri Bash; father Harvey Kuhle; brothers Leonard, Jim, Tom, Steve and Greg; sisters Joyce Mays, Joan Hardy, Sue Huseman and Nancy Tschiggfrie; and grandchildren Erin and Nora.

Recitation of the Rosary was followed by the Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday in St. Cecilia Catholic Church.

Donations in memory of Robert V. Kuhle may be made to St. Cecilia Catholic Church Men's Club or to St. Peter The Fisherman Catholic Church Maintenance Fund in Arch Cape.

Pegg, Paxson and Springer Funeral Chapel has handled arrangements.

Herman Lows

Feb. 15, 1925 - April 13, 2008

Herman Lows of Tigard died Sunday. Cause of death was Parkinson's Disease. The resident of the Portland area for 35 years was 83.

A memorial service will be held Monday, April 21, at 4 p.m., at Cedar Mill Bible Church, 12208 N.W. Cornell Road.

Mr. Lows was born Feb. 15, 1925, in Lynden, Wash.

During World War II he served in the Navy.

In 1947 he married Marian Bierlink.

Survivors in addition to his wife Marian are daughters Kathleen Lows Comer and Margery Lows; sons Douglas and Michael; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A son, Steven, preceded him in death.

Donations in memory of Herman Lows may be made to Parkinson's of Oregon.

Thalia E.B. Reddicks

Nov. 20, 1924 - April 8, 2008

Thalia E.B. Reddicks, 83, died April 8 in Corona, Calif.

Thalia Emeline Bonelli was born Nov. 20, 1924, in Tooele, Utah, the daughter of Edwin and Mary Bonelli. She was reared in Tooele, where she graduated from high school.

In 1944 she married Jay E. Reddicks.

Mrs. Reddicks lived in several locations in Southern California, including San Diego, Redondo Beach and Fullerton, where she raised her family.

She was a homemaker and active volunteer with the American Red Cross and St. Jude's Hospital Guild.

She moved to Tigard in 1994 and to Corona in 2002.

Survivors include son Jeffery; daughter Joellen Keyes; brother Jack Bonelli; sister Deleen Pasco; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jay, who died in 1986, and by eldest son Greg, who died in 2006.

A service will be held in Corona, and burial will take place in Tooele.

Donations in memory of Thalia E.B. Reddicks may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Diabetes Foundation.

Mary Elizabeth Sacks

Nov. 29, 1922 - April 6, 2008

Mary Elizabeth Sacks, 85, died April 6 in Hillsboro. The cause of death was cancer.

She was born Nov. 29, 1922, in Haddam, Kan.

In Aug. 1942 she married John Francis Sacks and, as a war bride, traveled the country in the military. After World War II she lived in Newberg and settled in Southwest Portland in 1950. Mr. Sacks died in December 1984.

Surviving are sons Richard of Forest Grove, John of Hillsboro and Douglas of Portland; brother Peter Champagne of Newberg; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service was held Saturday at Young's Funeral Home.

Donations in memory of Mary Elizabeth Sacks may be made to local breast cancer associations.

Evelyn June Stein

April 2, 1925 - March 31, 2008

Native Oregonian Evelyn June Stein died March 31, two days before her 83rd birthday.

The oldest of five children, she was born April 2, 1925, in Bend.

The family moved to Emmett, Idaho, when she was a child, she graduated from Emmett High School and obtained her nursing degree from St. Luke's School of Nursing in Boise, Idaho.

She joined the Navy, where she served as a nurse from 1951 to 1953. After her military service she continued her nursing career at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, and she held several positions, including head nurse, at Devers Eye Clinic

After retirement she continued to enjoy many hobbies, includung sewing, reading, needlework, rubber stamping, card-making and the daily newspaper crossword puzzles. A gifted and giving woman, her friends and family were the recipients of her beautiful handiwork.

She and her friend Marge Fulkerson enjoyed many good times at the Slate family cabin in Bend and on their trips to visit family in Idaho.

Surviving are sister Pat Snow, sisters-in-law Bonnie Stein and Ruth Klinginsmith, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Esther Stein, infant twin sister, brothers Bob and John, and her dear friend Marge Fulkerson.

A service will be held in Idaho at a later date.

Donations in memory of Evelyn June Stein may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Pegg, Paxson, and Springer Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Terry T. Williams

Jan. 20, 1954 - April 8, 2008

Terry T. Williams died April 8 at the age of 54.

He was born Jan. 20, 1954, in San Diego.

Growing up, he always loved and promoted education. He received a bachelor's degree in math and engineering from Northridge University in 1993. This spring he was about to receive a master's degree in mathematics.

Between 1977 and 1989, he worked for Litton Guidance and Control System in Woodland Hills, Calif.

At Litton in 1984 Mr. Williams met Marlene Longoria, who was living in Oregon at the time. In 1987 they moved in together and lived in California.

In 1990 he opened his own business as a consultant. When the couple moved to Oregon in 2003 he continued to run his business from home.

In Terry Williams' eyes, if you could smile, that was love. Joy was simply his middle name.

In addition to Marlene, survivors include daughters Shekinah and husband Jeffrey, Ieshia Williams who is serving in the Air Force in Florida, and Ayana Williams who is serving in the Army; stepdaughter Denise Longoria; stepsons Todd Rich and Jesse Longoria; brothers David, Edgar, Ricky, Martin and Marmet Williams; and parents Doris and Horace Williams.

The family of Terry T. Williams will be hold a private service.

Charitable donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were handled by Crown Memorial Center in Tualatin.