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Jenneva M. Briggs-Bess
Jenneva M. Briggs-Bess, formerly of Lake Oswego, died April 6, 2008 in Laguna Woods, Calif. She was 93.
She was born Jan. 6, 1915, in La Plata, Mo., the daughter of Eugene and Laura May Moine. She grew up in Torrington, Wyo., and attended the University of Wyo-ming and then the Oregon College of Education. She received her master's degree in elementary education from the University of Oregon.
In l942, she married Ralph H. Briggs. During World War II, she worked in accounting for Army finance.
At the end of the war, in l945, she and her husband moved to Portland. She moved to Lake Oswego in l953, where she taught elementary school for 34 years.
She worked with the Lake Oswego Education Association on district curriculum. She helped originate a sixth-grade exchange program with students in Mexico City.
Her hobbies included gardening, traveling and dancing. She was an active member of the Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, where she was a deacon and the wedding coordinator for 30 years. She was a member of the League of Women Voters, the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Forest Hills Garden Club, and the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.
Mrs. Briggs-Bess is survived by her sister, Juanita Pettit of Laguna Woods, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Cynthia Anne Torche of Elma, Wash., and Sherry Bess Arnhart of Seattle; four granddaughters; and three great-granddaughters.
Her first husband, Ralph Briggs died in l963. In l987 she married a longtime family friend, Floyd A. Bess who died in 2006.
Services were held April 17, 2008 at the Colyer Funeral Home Chapel and the burial followed at the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington, Wyo.
Remembrances may be sent to the Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego, Ore. 97035; or the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego, Ore. 97034.
Jerry Bronner died of cancer on April 12, 2008 in his home in Lake Oswego. He was 55 years old.
He was born in Israel on April 29, l952 to Simon Bronner and Martha Golz. He moved to the United States when he was 7, and spent his childhood in California
He graduated from UCLA in l974, and then earned his master's in business and administration from the University of Utah in l979. He received his juris doctor from the University of Utah College of Law in l980, and his master's of law from the University of Florida College of Law in l984.
He married Peggy Woodward in l984, and the couple moved to Lake Oswego where he was a practicing attorney.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy; his son, Ben Bronner of Oberlin, Ohio; his daughter, Sarah Bronner of Los Angeles, Calif.; his brother Ken Bronner of Portland; and his mother, Martha Bronner of Portland.
His father, Simon Bronner, preceded him in death.
Memorial services will be held at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 6835 S.W. 46th Ave., in Portland on April 19 at 1 p.m. Remembrances may be sent to the OHSU Cancer Institute, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, CR145, Portland, 97239-3098.