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Michael James Krasovec

Feb. 27, 1943 - April 18, 2008

Michael (Mike) James Krasovec, a resident of Hemet, Calif., for 33 years, died April 18 at age 65.

He was born Feb. 27, 1943, in Portland.

He was a licensed marriage, family and child counselor, and retired from Riverside County Health Department in 2005.

Surviving are his wife Vera Krasovec, daughter Metka Krasovec and stepdaughter Brenda Chavez, all of Hemet; stepson Tony Chavez; brothers Peter Krasovec of Pasadena, John Krasovec of Burlingame and Steve Krasovec of Hemet; sisters, Dorothy Claire Willemsen of Florida, Kathleen Krasovec, Mary Krasovec and Kristina Krasovec, all of Hemet; and one granddaughter.

Services were held April 28 in California.

Arlington Mortuary of Riverside handled arrangements.

Thomas Rodrigues

Jan. 13, 1921 - April 26, 2008

Thomas Rodrigues died April 26 at the age of 87.

He was born Jan. 13, 1921, in Hawaii.

As a teenager he met his sweetheart Maria Isabel Revera, and they were married in Hawaii in 1941. As newlyweds, they lived through the attack on Pearl Harbor, where at that time Mr. Rodrigues was working in Pearl Harbor delivering cargo from trucks to Honolulu.

In 1949 the couple moved to Oakland, Calif., with their three children, and Mrs. Rodriguez was expecting another child.

Mr. Rodrigues worked in the shipyard industry doing electrical work.

In the late 1970s he retired to spend more time with his wife, family and his horse, 'Tippy.'

After living in California for about 40 years, the couple moved to Tualatin in 1990.

Mr. Rodrigues spent a lot of his free time raising birds and koi fish.

He was preceded in death in 2002 by his wife Maria Isabel, to whom he had been married for 60 years; son and daughter-in-law Thomas and Jan Rodrigues of Alameda, Calif.; daughters and sons-in-law Barbara and Michael Mayernik of Lake Oswego and Gwen and Mark Ferro of Alameda, and son Phil Rodrigues of Hillsboro; brother Pat Rodrigues; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife he was also preceded in death by daughter Shirley Ann Pena in 2001.

The family of Mr. Rodrigues will hold a memorial service near most of his family in California, at a date and time to be announced at a later date.

Memorial donations in the name of Thomas Rodrigues may be sent to the International Bird Rescue Research Center.

Arrangements are in care of Crown Memorial Center in Tualatin.

James Warren Hodges

May 27, 1928 - April 17, 2008

Native Oregonian James Warren Hodges of Aloha died April 17 at the age of 79. He had lived in California, then in Portland and the surrounding cities.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 2, at 11 a.m. at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mt. Scott Blvd., in Portland.

Mr. Hodges was born May 27, 1928, in Forest Grove.

He served in the Army from Oct. 22, 1947, to July 23, 1952.

In 1974 he married Janet Saunders.

He was property manager for LA Peters and Associates.

He is survived by his wife Janet; daughters Cathy Allen and Cheri Rodriguez; son Keith Hodges; sisters Anne May Jimez and Janice Dedrick; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Donations in memory of James Warren Hodges may be made to Serenity Hospice.

Farnstrom-Gable Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Vera A. Johnson

Oct. 29, 1952 - April 25, 2008

Vera A. Johnson died April 25 at age 55. Cause of death was cancer. She had been a resident of Portland for 25 years after moving from Beaverton.

A memorial service will be held in Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall, 12433 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, in Lake Oswego, at 2:30 p.m. on May 3.

Mrs. Johnson, whose maiden name was Roberts, was born Oct. 29, 1952, in Wheatland, Wyo.

In 1972 she married Eric N. Johnson.

Mrs. Johnson was employed in retail at Babies R Us.

She is survived by her husband Eric; brothers John of Portland and Larry of La Pine; sisters Carolyn Lewis of Portland and Lavonna Mormance of Depoe Bay; plus many nephews and nieces.

Donations in memory of Vera A. Johnson may be made to Jehovah's Witnesses.

Young's Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Lois Elizabeth McDougall

April 1, 1918 - April 26, 2008

Lois Elizabeth McDougall of Tigard died April 26 of an age-related illness. She was 90.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 6, at 2 p.m. in Calvin Presbyterian Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane in Tigard.

Mrs. McDougall, whose maiden name was Hedin, was born April 1, 1918, in DeSart, N.D.

She moved to Dickenson, N.D. in 1937. In 1946 she married Bobbie O. McDougall, and they moved to Tigard in May 1947. Mr. McDougall died in 1986.

Mrs. McDougall was employed as a waitress at Tigard Safeway,

She was a past worthy matron of Eastern Star.

Surviving are sons Duane and Larry; daughters-in-law Barbara McDougall and Mary McDougall; five grandchildren; and sister Mavis Randall.

Donations in memory of Lois Elizabeth McDougall may be made to the Calvin Presbyterian Church.

Joseph John Mastrandrea

Nov. 29, 1917 - April 22, 2008

Native Oregonian Joseph John Mastrandrea, a resident of the southwest area of Portland since 1950, died April 22 at the age of 90.

A funeral service will be held Friday, May 2, at 11 a.m. in Pegg, Paxson and Springer Funeral Chapel, 675 S.W. Watson Ave., in Beaverton.

Mr. Mastrandrea was born Nov. 29, 1917, in Portland.

During World War II, he served in the Army.

He was a landscaper and gardener.

He was preceded in death by his wife Antoinette in 1998, by brother Santi Mastrandrea and sisters Mary Mastrandrea and Rose Benton.

Surviving are daughters Joan Mastrandrea, Antoinette Pihulak, Michelle Moore and Christina Orton; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Donations in memory of Joseph John Mastrandrea may be made to the American Heart Association.

Harold E. Carey

June 20, 1911 - April 10, 2008

Harold (Hal) E. Carey died April 10 in Harmony Guest Home in Hillsboro. The resident of King City for more than 30 years was 96.

Born June 20, 1911, in Carlisle, Iowa, he moved as a child to Portland with his parents Dr. Leland Carey and Mae Carey. He graduated from Washington High School and Pacific University in Forest Grove.

He joined the staff at the Multnomah Hotel as a pageboy in the 1930s and ended his employment there as manager and the person responsible for closing down the grand old hotel when it was sold and converted to offices.

Many years later, when the Embassy Suites restored and reopened the location as a hotel, he was instrumental in supplying them with much of the historical data and photos used in a book they published about the building.

Mr. Carey stayed with Westin International for more than 40 years, helping to open and run the Century Plaza in Los Angeles, the Illikai in Honolulu and the Makaha Inn on Oahu.

After retiring, he returned to the King City area.

Golf was his passion; he loved it and was one of those rare players who are really good at it. Even into his 90s he made great contact with the ball and scored well. Over the years he won several events and had at least 12 holes-in-one.

He was married for more than 58 years to Mary Carey. They were fixtures at all local events, loved travel, music, dancing and spending time with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Carey died in 1992.

A little over a year later he married Lorna (Cookie) Woodmansee, an acquaintance of his wife and himself. They were together for almost 10 years until she died of complications related to a stroke in 2005.

Survivors include sons Hal Carey of La Pine and Jeff Carey of St. Helens; daughter Carol Casey of Tigard; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held April 19 at Young's Funeral Home and interment was April 21 in Mt. Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum.

Penelope G. Oules

Sept. 28, 1910 - April 24, 2008

Penelope G. Oules of Beaverton died April 24 at the age of 97.

A public service is being held this morning, Thursday, at 11 a.m. in Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3131 N.E. Glisan in Portland.

Mrs. Oules, whose maiden name was Georges, was born Sept. 28, 1910, in Garbeshe, Greece.

In 1926, when she was 16, she married James Oules in Greece and that year they traveled to New York. They then moved to Portland and were residents of Beaverton-Raleigh Hills the rest of their lives.

Mr. Oules died in 1968.

Surviving are son George Oules of Beaverton; daughter Goldie McFadden of Portland; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by son-in-law Lawrence McFadden.

Donations in memory of Penelope G. Oules may be made to Maryville Nursing Home, 14645 S.W. Farmington Road, Beaverton 97007, or to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Portland.

Bruce W. Saunders

May 23, 1913 - April 24, 2008

Bruce W. Saunders died April 24. The resident of the Beaverton area for 49 years was 94.

A private graveside service for his family will take place Friday, May 2, in Skyline Memorial Gardens.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 3, at 11 a.m. in Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd.

Mr. Saunders was born May 23, 1913, in Downs, Kan.

He was an instructor and preparer at H and R Block, worked for the Beaverton School District and was a communication coordinator at Harvest Heralds Inc.

He was a member of Beaverton Christian Church.

His wife Kathleen preceded him in death in 2002.

Surviving are son David; daughters Carol Wilcox, Janet Hodges and Glenda Asher; sister Frances Maffitt; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Donations in memory of Bruce W. Saunders may be made to Harvest Heralds Inc., P.O. Box 1147, Beaverton 97075.

Pegg, Paxson, and Springer Funeral Chapel handled arrangements.