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Mark Roberts

Mark Andrew Roberts died July 23, 2008. He was 53.

Mr. Roberts was born Jan. 20, 1955 in West Covina, Calif., to Edward and Myra Roberts. He was raised in West Covina and attended Pepperdine College.

He married Shelly Barris in 1983 and the couple had two sons, John and Adam. The family moved to Lake Oswego in 1986.

Mr. Roberts was the creator and founder of Waterfront Living, a catalog company which he later sold to Norm Thompson Outfitters. He became a real estate broker for Windermere Cronin and Caplan RGI in 2002, specializing in waterfront properties.

Survivors include his sons John Roberts and Adam Roberts of Lake Oswego, father and stepmother Edward and Gail Roberts of St. George, Utah, mother Myra Roberts of Littleton, Colo., sister Suzanne McIntosh of San Francisco, sister and brother-in-law Deborah and John Tinsley, Colorado Springs, Colo., brother and sister-in-law David and Nancy Roberts of Littleton, Colo., and sister and brother-in-law Milissa and Mike Olenik of Upland, Calif.

A celebration of Mr. Robert's life will be held at 2 p.m. on July 30 at Mountain Park Recreation Center, 2 Mt. Jefferson Terrace, Lake Oswego.

Remembrances may be sent to Oregon Humane Society, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd., Portland, Ore., 97211.

Mary Lynn Payne

Mary Lynn Payne died July 20, 2008, of complications from a long-standing medical condition. She was 57.

Mrs. Payne was born Feb. 18, 1951, in Cleveland, Ohio, the oldest of six children. She was educated in Catholic schools and was in the first class of women to be admitted during the fall of 1969 as full time students at John Carroll University, a Jesuit institution. It was the beginning of her heavy involvement with the Jesuits that would carry over to extensive volunteer work at Jesuit High School in Portland, where her children would later attend.

Mrs. Payne married Fred Payne on April 28, 1978 in Cleveland. The couple had three children, Joseph, Tess and Michael.

She worked for three years at St. Thomas Moore College as a recruiter before moving to Oregon and beginning a 12-year career in sales and sales management with Xerox. She left Xerox to raise her family.

Mrs. Payne was heavily involved in volunteerism at Jesuit High School and performed accounting and human resource functions for her husband's business.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Fred; children Joseph, Tess and Michael, all of Lake Oswego; her mother Marie Coffey, of Cleveland; brothers Tom Coffey, of Nashville, Tenn.; Paul Coffey and Matt Coffey of Tampa, Fla.; Dave Coffey, of Cleveland; and sister Laura Hemmelgarn of Cleveland.

A funeral mass was held July 23, 2008 at Our Lady of the Lake. Burial will be in Pennsylvania on private property owned by her husband's family.

Remembrances can be sent to the Autonomic Dysfunction Center Research Fund, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, AA-3228 Medical Center North, Nashville, Tenn., 37232-2195.

Paul Sanders

Paul Sanders died July 18, 2008. He was 90.

Mr. Sanders was born in Union, S.C., to Bert and Clarice Sanders on Nov. 18, 1917.

He met his wife Betty in 1941 and they married in 1943 in Charlotte, N.C. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII as a flight instructor and bomber pilot in Europe. Following the war, he worked for General Electric until his retirement in 1982.

The Sanders raised two sons and lived in Bellevue, Wash. and Bay Village, Ohio. They moved to Lake Oswego in 1995 to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

The Sanders were active members of Lake Grove Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Sanders died on March 24, 2008.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law Bob and Debbie Sanders and Ralph and Jan Sanders and four grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held July 29 at 2 p.m. at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church.

Remembrances may be made to the church, 4040 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego, Ore., 97035.

Mr. Sanders will be interred beside his wife at Willamette National Cemetery.