Ervin 'Benny' Wilson
Ervin 'Benny' Wilson died July 29, 2008. He was 65.
Mr. Wilson was born March 12, 1943, in Lubbock, Texas to Myrtle and Ervin Wilson. The family moved to Eugene when Mr. Wilson was of a young age. He attended South Eugene High School and in his free time, played instruments with his church, where his father was pastor.
Following high school, Mr. Wilson moved to the Portland area to pursue his career in music. He met Terry Carr in the 1960s, and after some time apart, they married in April 1995, at the Portland Pioneer Railroad Station. The couple lived in Lake Oswego until moving to Beaverton in 2002.
Music was Mr. Wilson's passion, and he was a marvel on the piano, organ and keyboards. Though he traveled while playing throughout the United States, a significant amount of his career was spent playing in venues around Portland.
Survivors include his wife Terry, parents Ervin and Myrtle Wilson, daughter Shannon Grant of Beaverton, sons Scott Wilson-Carr and Kenneth Powell-Wilson, both of Portland; stepdaughter Jody Williams of Beaverton, and step-sons Bill Carr, Jr. of Murrieta, Calif., and Craig Carr of Nuevo, Calif., and seven grandchildren.
A wake to celebrate Mr. Wilson's life will be held at a later date.
Remembrances may be sent to the Music Education Assistance Projects of American Federation of Musicians, Local 99 online at www.afm99.org . Arrangements are by Crown Memorial Center, Tualatin.
Madison Sue Hayden
Madison Sue Hayden died of complications related to a heart defect on July 24, 2008. She was two days old.
She was the daughter of Erik and Tandem Hayden of Los Gatos, Calif. Her grandparents are Doug and Leslie Ogilvie of Los Gatos, and Greg and Pam Hayden of Lake Oswego.
She is survived by her parents, her grandparents, her uncle, Brian Hayden of Seattle, her aunts Julianne Hayden of Lake Oswego, and Ariel Ogilvie and Morgan Ogilvie of Los Gatos.
Long time Lake Oswego resident James Robert Houle died Aug. 1, 2008. He was 83.
Mr. Houle was born July 31, 1925, in Makoti, N.D.
He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
Mr. Houle married Mary A. Mitchell in 1947.
He graduated from Portland State University and earned a Master's degree in education.
He lived in Lake Oswego for 61 years and owned and operated a service station in town before becoming a teacher. He taught elementary school in the North Clackamas School District.
Survivors include his wife Mary, son Charles D. Houle, sister Genevieve Vottger and brother Tom Houle, and one granddaughter.
A funeral mass was held Aug. 5, 2008, at Our Lake of the Lake Catholic Church.
Remembrances may be sent to St. Vincent DePaul at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.