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Maria Holmes

Maria Holmes died April 30, 2008, of cancer. She was 50.

Mrs. Holmes was born Jan. 20, 1958, in Dreux, France to George and Martha McAdara. She grew up as a military child and spent the first several years of her life in France. As a child, her family moved to the United States, and when she was in middle school, they moved to Bend. Mrs. Holmes graduated from Bend High School.

During her professional career Mrs. Holmes worked as an orthodontic assistant.

She met Craig Holmes in 1987, while working in Lake Oswego. They married in 1990 and subsequently had two sons. Mr. Holmes worked with the Army National Guard and Mrs. Holmes served as the Family Program Coordinator for about 10 years.

Mrs. Holmes was a member of West Linn Lutheran church and volunteered with Willamette Young Life and schools.

Survivors include her husband Craig Holmes and sons Kyle and Kevin of West Linn, brother and sister-in-law Larry and Kathy McAdara of Southern California, and brother and sister-in-law Joe and Priscilla McAdara of Anchorage, Alaska.

A memorial service will be held today, May 8, at 2 p.m. at the West Linn Lutheran Church, 20390 Willamette Drive.

Remembrances may be sent to Willamette Young Life.

Bette Lou Kendrick

Bette Lou (Blakesley) Kendrick of Lake Oswego died May 4, 2008. She was 84.

Mrs. Kendrick was born Feb. 5, 1924, in Grass Creek, Wyo. She was raised in Seattle, Wash., and graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1942, before going to work for Boeing. She moved to Phoenix, Ariz. in 1949, and lived there until moving to Lake Oswego in 2004.

She married Phil Kendrick in 1950; he preceded her in death in 2003.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law Nina and Scott Dodd, Pat and Patrick Chase, Beki and Ian Katzman, Michelle Flory, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Remembrances may be sent to St. Vincent Hospital. Arrangements are through Finley-Sunset Hills, 503-292-6654.

Edgar Pedley

Edgar Allen Pedley died April 30, 2008, at his home in Marysville, Wash., of complications with Parkinson's disease. He was 82.

Mr. Pedley was born Oct. 12, 1925, in Bertrand, Neb., to Edgar S. and Laura M. Pedley. He graduated from Bertrand High School, and Ore-gon State Univer-sity. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi fraternity.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1948 and served during the Korean War. He was discharged in 1952 and received the Korean Service Medal.

Mr. Pedley married Rita Pack in Portland in June 1963. The couple lived in Lake Oswego from 1963 through 1991.

Mr. Pedley worked at Pendleton Woolen Mills for 34 years, and retired from the company in 1991.

Survivors include his wife Rita, of Marysville, Wash., son and daughter-in-law Christopher M. and Kristi Pedley of Snohomish, Wash., daughter and son-in-law Allison Pedley and Scott Elliott of Truckee, Calif., sister Elizabeth Mahlin of Prineville, Ore., and six grandchildren.

Plans for a service are still pending.

Remembrances may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway Suite 1509, New York, N.Y., 10018 or through the Web site at www.pdf.org/Giving/memorial.cfm .

Carole Frank

Carole June Frank died May 1, 2008 in a fire at her home in Lake Oswego. She was 55.

Mrs. Frank was born Aug. 14, 1952 in Portland. As a youth, she was an extremely accomplished competitive ice skater. She traveled to the Western Regional championship as a teen and slimly missed qualifying for an Olympic trial.

She married Jeffrey Frank Aug. 24, 1978, after a lifelong friendship. They met at the age of five and continued to be friends after their divorce.

Mrs. Frank was a dental hygienist by profession. She worked at the Portland State University Dental Clinic and also had a private practice cleaning teeth in assisted living facilities and for homebound clients.

She enjoyed hiking, cooking, tennis and skiing.

Survivors include her son Andrew J. (A.J.) Frank of Lake Oswego, her sister Jimmilynn Barry and former husband Jeffrey Frank of Vancouver, Wash.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 13 at 4 p.m. at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 S.W. Borland Road in Tualatin.

Remembrances may be sent to a fund to help her son A.J. Frank at any branch of Washington Mutual.

Stuart Gaussoin

Stuart J. Gaussoin died April 29, 2008. He was 49.

Mr. Gaussoin was born Jan. 5, 1959 in Portland, and lived his entire life in Lake Oswego, attending Uplands Elemen-tary, Lake Oswego Junior High, Lake Oswego High School and Portland State Un-iversity.

He played football for Portland State from 1978 to 1981, and while on the team he led the nation in pass receptions and was named to the Division II All American Football team. Football injuries and hospital visits led to his sales career with Siemens Medical Division; he was named Salesman of the Year in 2001 and 2002.

He married Cynthia Darling in May 2000 and they had a daughter, Olivia. The couple later divorced.

Survivors include his daughter Olivia Gaussoin, parents Roy and Shirley Gaussoin, and former wife Cynthia Darling, all of Lake Oswego, grandmothers Ethel Urban of Portland and Ella Gaussoin of San Francisco; sisters and brothers-in-law Amy and Gary Burger of Redmond, Wash., and Karen and Adrian Scott of West Linn.

A memorial service will be held May 22 at 2 p.m. at Mountain Park Church, 40 McNary Parkway. Remembrances may be sent to a scholarship fund established in Olivia Gaussoin's name at Wells Fargo Bank, Lake Grove branch.