Featured Stories

Obituaries for May 3

Quentin Douglas Munro

Oct. 13, 1942-April 9, 2008

Portland resident Quentin Douglas Munro, 65, died Wednesday, April 9, in Gresham.

A funeral Mass will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at St. Therese Catholic Church, 1260 N.E. 132nd Ave., Portland.

Quentin was born Oct. 13, 1942, in Spokane, Wash., to John Quentin and Mildred Decker Munro. He served in the Marine Reserve from 1963 to 1969. He later graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1979 and from the Defense Industrial Security Institute in Richmond, Va., in 1981.

On Oct. 28, 1964, he married Terri Boehmer in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Quentin worked as a superintendent with Shell Oil Co. for 31 years. He lived in Gresham from 1970 until 1988, when he was transferred to Illinois. He retired from Shell in 1996 and returned to Portland in 2001.

Quentin served as a Gresham Police reservist between 1983 and 1988. He loved fishing, hunting and woodcarving and he taught gun safety courses.

Survivors include his wife; and sons, Jeff Munro of Hillsboro and John Munro of Portland.

Alternative Burial and Cremation of Oregon is handling arrangements.

Irvin B. Halvorson

June 10, 1925-April 18, 2008

Gresham resident Irvin B. Halvorson, 82, died Friday, April 18, in Yuma, Ariz.

No services will be held.

Irvin was born June 10, 1925, in Lakota, N.D., to Magnus and Jana Halvorson. He served in the Navy during World War II, and he moved to the Gresham area after his discharge.

Irvin married Maxine Halvorson. He worked at Reynolds Metals for 30 years until his retirement in the early 1980s. He was a snowbird for 22 years, and usually spent six months of the year in Arizona.

Survivors include his wife; and sons, Lynn Halvorson of Gladstone and Doug Halvorson of Portland.

William Bennett

Jan. 27, 1924-April 28, 2008

Gresham resident William Bennett, 84, died Monday, April 28, at his home.

A private service will be held.

Bill was born Jan. 27, 1924, in Oakland, Calif., to Theodore and Elizabeth Bennett. He was raised in Hayward, Calif., and attended Hayward High School, where he played basketball, ran cross country and became class president.

He attended Oregon State University, but enlisted in the Navy and served in World War II.

In October 1968, he married Bevereley Lorenz in Lake Tahoe, Nev.

Bill worked in the grocery business for four major store chains, holding store and district manager positions. He retired in 2006.

Bill loved car racing, and he was able to attend an Indianapolis 500. He and his wife also attended the 1992 Olympics, and a few years ago he met his favorite baseball player, Cal Ripken Jr. He also enjoyed growing bonsai plants.

During the last seven years of his life, Bill attended pulmonary rehab and exercise classes at Adventist Medical Center, where he met many friends.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Pam Hurley of Rigby, Idaho, and Dawn Herr of Gresham; sisters, Dottie Betz of Sonora, Calif., and Peggy Huinker of Southern California; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Shepherd's Door, P.O Box 3713, Portland, 97208.

Little Chapel of the Chimes is handling arrangements.

Mona Dorothy Raser

Nov. 29, 1917-April 29, 2008

Gresham resident Mona Dorothy Raser, 90, died Tuesday, April 29, at Providence Portland Medical Center from natural causes.

A public memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 5, at Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1740 S.E. 139th Ave., Portland. Private interment will be at Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland.

Mona was born Nov. 29, 1917, in Dillon, Mont., to Ralph and Ethel Harding. She graduated from high school in Dell, Mont., in 1935 and moved to Oregon.

On July 5, 1941, she married William Raser Jr. in Vancouver, Wash. She lived in the Parkrose neighborhood from 1961 to 2003 and in Gresham at Huntington Terrace Assisted Living Community.

Mona worked in public relations for Let's Dine Out and as a school secretary. She retired in 1980.

Mona was a member of Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church for 47 years. She was also a seamstress and an accomplished pianist, and she enjoyed gardening.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1994 and her son, Ralph Raser, in 1999.

Survivors include her son, Bob Raser of Canby; daughters, Cindy Bigej of Maple Valley and Laurie Steinke of Gresham; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1740 S.E. 139th Ave., Portland, 97233.

Lincoln Memorial Park is handling arrangements.

Joy Judith Paul

Oct. 29, 1940-April 14, 2008

Fairview resident Joy Judith Paul, 67, died Monday, April 14, at her home.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the Fairview Community Center, 21100 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Fairview.

Joy was born Oct. 29, 1940, in Seattle to Ivan and Ruth (Buffington) Johnson. They moved to Portland in 1943, and Joy graduated from Portland Christian High School. She then attended Oregon State University and Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif.

In 1960, she married John Paul. They were divorced. In 1965, she married Jerry Tack, but they also divorced.

Joy worked for Gresham Transfer as an administrative assistant for more than 40 years. Her interests included travel, camping and water skiing, and she loved Arizona and Hawaii.

Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer Paul of Gresham; brother, Jay Varney of Gresham; sisters, Janice Dinsdale of La Pine, Joan Varney of San Francisco, and Jackie Dougan of Baker City; and two grandsons.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Franklin D. Hebert

Jan. 30, 1934-April 12, 2008

Gresham resident Franklin D. Hebert, 74, died Saturday, April 12, at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at River Hills Church, 1217 S.E. Fourth St.

Franklin was born Jan. 30, 1934, in Lowell, Mass., to Gene Baptist and Ida (Perrault) Hebert. He was raised and educated in Massachusetts. He lived in California, but moved to Gresham in 1999.

On April 14, 1956, he married Lorraine Auger. They divorced in 1974.

Franklin managed apartments in Gresham until his retirement in 2006. He was a member of River Hills Church.

Survivors include his companion, Diane Rikala of Gresham; daughters, Elizabeth Rawlings of Las Vegas, Barbara Hebert of New York, Diane DeLeo of Lunenberg, Mass., and Lisa Quinn of Acton, Mass.; sons, Richard Hebert of Timworth, N.H., and Jeffrey Hebert of Las Vegas; brother, Joseph Hebert of Bangor, Maine; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial remembrances can be made to River Hills Church, 1217 N.E. Fourth St., Gresham, 97080.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.