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Charles 'Ed' Charman

Charles Edward 'Ed' Charman died May 17, 2008, while preparing organ music for Sunday services at King of Kings Lutheran Church in Milwaukie. He was 71.

Mr. Charman, a resident of Milwaukie, was born April 14, 1937 in Vancouver, B.C. He graduated from West Linn High School in 1955, and from Oregon State University in 1959, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Tau, Thanes and Chi Phi fraternity.

An electrical engineer by profession, Mr. Charman worked for Pacific Power and Light for 36 years. He also dedicated 50 years to playing the organ for church services, weddings and funerals, 30 of them at Christ Church Episcopal in Lake Oswego. He was the accompanist for the Choral Arts Ensemble and a member of the American Guild of Organists where he served as sub-dean, dean and registrar/treasurer.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Marylee (Penny Cavens) Charman, his son and daughter-in-law C. Greg and Joanna Charman of Whittier, Calif., and daughter and son-in-law Brenda and Rian Gardner of Milwaukie and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Friday, May 30, at 2 p.m. at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 5501 S.E. Thiessen Road, Oak Grove.

Remembrances may be made to the Ed Charman Memorial Organ Fun at King of Kings Lutheran Church.

Frances Fulton

Frances (Lemoine) Fulton died May 22, 2008, from cancer. She was 90.

Mrs. Fulton, of Tigard, was born March 27, 1918, in New Orleans, La. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma and served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.

She married David C. Fulton in 1944. He died in 1992.

She lived in the communities of West Linn, Lake Oswego and Tigard during her lifetime.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law John and Sharon Fulton, her daughter Frances Ann Fulton and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held June 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Drive in Lake Oswego.

Remembrances may be made to Lake Grove Presbyterian Church.

William Floyd Schaber

Lifelong area resident William Floyd Schaber died May 18, 2008, of heart failure. He was 95.

Mr. Schaber was born Aug. 9, 1912, on the family farm in the Stafford area. He lived on the farm his entire life, which he and his brother Carl operated as Schaber Brothers farm. They grew potatoes, strawberries, hay and grain.

He married Helen Swenson in 1938; she died in 1989.

Survivors include his brother Carl Schaber, sons Lee, Lenord and Paul Schaber, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery in Oregon City on Wednesday, May 28, at 11 a.m.

Remembrances can be sent to the American Heart Association, in care of Holman-Hankins, 503-656-2661.