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Obituaries for April 23

Marjorie 'Margie' Jane Sherris

Nov. 9, 1937-April 15, 2008

Gresham resident Marjorie 'Margie' Jane Sherris, 70, died Tuesday, April 15, after a long struggle with Huntington's disease.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at Wood Village Baptist Church, 23601 W. Arata Road.

Margie was born Nov. 9, 1937, in Portland to Robert and Agatha (Zollner) Beamer. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1955.

She was married to Richard Sherris. She lived most of her life in the Portland area, except between 1967 and 1977 when she lived in Halfway.

Margie worked as a court clerk for the U.S. District Court at the Mark O. Hatfield federal building in Portland for more than 15 years until her retirement in 1999.

Margie enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, camping, fishing, cross-country skiing and motorcycling with her husband.

She spent the last four years of her life at Alterra Wynwood in Gresham and the last six months at Sylvia and John's Residential Care.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1998 and her daughter, Yvonne Haugen, in 2001.

Survivors include her daughters, Lori Hughes of Camas, Wash., and Mary Ashford of Corbett; brother, Robert Beamer of Silver Lake, Wash; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Remembrances can be made to Huntington's Center of Oregon in care of OHSU Foundation, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, 97239.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Woodson V. Duncan

Oct. 25, 1917-April 12, 2008

Gresham resident Woodson V. Duncan, 90, died Saturday, April 12, at him home after a stroke.

A public memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Farnstrom-Gable Funeral Chapel, 225 N.E. 80th Ave., Portland. Interment will be held at a later date in Roseburg.

Woodson was born Oct. 25, 1917, in Lewiston, Idaho, to Arthur and Blossom (Henley) Duncan. He was educated in Lewiston. He served in the Army during World War II as a technical sergeant and earned an American Defense Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, a Good Conduct Medal, four overseas service bars and one service stripe.

In September 1968, he married Kathryn G. Parsons in Stevenson, Wash. They lived in Roseburg, Tualatin, Wilsonville, Kent, Wash., and Beaverton before moving to Gresham in 2002.

Woodson owned a clothing store in Roseburg. He later managed several apartment buildings in the Portland area.

Woodson was a member of the Lions Club of Roseburg. He enjoyed socializing with his neighbors, walking his dog, Benji, and spending time with his family, often taking his grandchildren to Dunkin' Donuts and his great-grandchildren to Chuck E. Cheese. He was also an avid coin and stamp collector.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Jan Wiley and Deana McIntyre, both of Atlanta, and Rorie Lee Stolfo; stepdaughters, Judy Zeigler of Seattle and Kathy Zeigler of Lake Oswego; stepson, Michael Zeigler of Ontario, Ore.; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Hood Hospice, P.O. Box 1269, Sandy, 97055.

Farnstrom-Gable Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Travis Quinn Byrd

May 23, 1969-April 18, 2008

Troutdale resident Travis Quinn Byrd, 38, died Friday, April 18, in Portland.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 11801 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland.

Travis was born May 23, 1969, in Portland to Donald and Dianne (Kautz) Byrd. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1987.

On Oct. 9, 1993, he married Krystal Frank in Vancouver, Wash. They moved to Troutdale in 1996.

Travis worked as a concrete layer for various construction companies in the Portland and Gresham areas. He spent the last six months working for Faison Construction.

Survivors include his wife; daughter, Hannah Byrd of Troutdale; mother, Dianne Warren of Portland; stepfather, Gary Warren of Hillsboro; brother, Ronald Byrd of Portland; and sister, Mishelle Radke of Hillsboro.

Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Fern B. Rich

Sept. 18, 1915-April 20, 2008

Portland resident Fern B. Rich, 92, died Sunday, April 20.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5730 N.E. Alameda St., Portland.

Fern was born Sept. 18, 1915, in Albion, Ill., to Jesse and Emma (Elliot) Chalcraft. She graduated from nursing school at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.

In 1944, she married Kent Adams. They divorced in 1967. In 1969, she married James Rich.

Fern worked as a registered nurse with the Hood River County Health Department. She resided in Portland from 1939 to 1950, in Seattle from 1951 to 1955, in Ypsilanti, Mich., from 1955 to 1960, and had been back in Portland since 1960.

She was preceded in death by her first husband in 1992, and her second husband in 1977.

Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Stanek of Portland; brother, Elmer Chalcraft of Albion, Ill.; and 17 nieces and nephews.

Donations may be given to the Heart Fund, care of the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, 9045 S.W. Barbur Blvd., Suite 122, Portland, 97219.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.