Ruth Howell Litt
Ruth Howell Litt died on Aug. 14, 2008 at her home in Lake Oswego. She was 83.
She was born on Nov. 25, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio to James Russell Howell and Lillian Helen MacGregor.
She was a graduate of Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She continued on to the University of Michigan where she earned a Master's Degree in Agriculture.
In l972, she began her career as a Medical Technologist and Biomedical Researcher at OHSU.
She married Dale Osborn in the mid 1950s and had three children. The couple got divorced after a 15-year marriage.
In l970, she married Mike Litt, and they moved to Lake Oswego. In l972, they adopted their grandson, Fred Litt.
Mrs. Litt enjoyed hiking, backpacking and the outdoors.
She is survived by her husband, Mike, her daughters Elizabeth Fuller of Portland and Leah Osborn of Oreana, Idaho, her brother, Jim Howell of Williamsville, N.Y., her adopted grandson, Fred Litt, and her granddaughter, Lilly Bellamy.
Her son, Ivan Osborn, died in l980.
At the family's request, there will be no services held. Please send donations in Ruth Litt's remembrance to the Natural Resources Defense Council, www.nrdc.org.
Warren Orland Howard of Lake Oswego died Aug. 5, 2008. He was 73.
He was born on April 29, 1935 in Portland, and is a graduate of Jefferson High School.
He served nine years in the Oregon National Guard and worked as a commercial truck driver for Carnation Company.
In l960, he married Sharon Shaw and the couple moved to Lake Oswego.
An active member of his community, he volunteered with the Lake Oswego youth soccer and baseball programs.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sharon; his sons David and Scott Howard; his sister Jacqueline Tomlin; and four grandchildren.
A gathering in his honor will be held at a later date.
Consetta Werneken died Aug. 9, 2008 in the Rose Linn Care Center in West Linn of complications due to dementia. She was 92.
She was born on March 2, 1916 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Ida and Nicole Antonone. She graduated from Franklin Lane High School in Brooklyn and then earned her nurse's degree from New York University.
She served as a Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps from l941 until the end of WWII.
In 1943, she married Frank E. Werneken, Jr. at the Moore Army Hospital in Swannanoa, N.C. The couple built their house in Lake Oswego in l950 and lived there until 2001.
Mrs. Werneken was a member of the Faculty Wives Bridge Club, the Lake Grove Garden Club and the St. Catherine's Guild at Christ Church Episcopal. She enjoyed painting, playing scrabble and visiting the Oregon coast.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Fran and David Chandler of Lake Oswego, her sons Nicholas Werneken of Clackamas and John Werneken of Beaverton, and two grandsons.
Her husband, Frank, died on Jan. 22, 2002.
A service will be held on Monday, Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. at the Memorial Garden, Christ Church Episcopal, 1060 Chandler Rd., Lake Oswego.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Willamette Falls Hospice, 1505 Division St., Oregon City, Ore. 97045.
Norma Louise Simonson Grant died August 12, 2008. She was 80.
She was born in Rawlins, Wyo., on Oct. 7, 1928 to parents Selmer J. and Estella Simonson. She grew up in Wyoming, Montana and Washington.
She graduated from high school in Shelton, Wash., and attended Washington State University where she met and married Austin Grant on Sept. 9, l950.
The couple lived and raised their family in Albany. before retiring together in Bend. in the early l990s. After her husband's death in l994, Mrs. Grant moved to West Linn to be closer to her children. She spent her final year at Mary's Woods Retirement Community in Lake Oswego.
She worked as a manager for the Oregon Department of Human Services. Her hobbies included reading, writing, music, crossword puzzles and quilting. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Grant is survived by her son Warren (Scott) Grant of Albany; her sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Amy Grant of Aloha, Ore., and Tom Grant and Kathy Fieldstad of Lake Oswego; her sister Elizabeth Keeler; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Her husband of 44 years, Austin, died in l994, and her sister, Joanne Simonson, died in l938.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Lake Oswego Heritage House at 398 10th St., Lake Oswego. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made in the name of Norma Grant to the Oregon Burn Center through the Emanuel Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 4484, Portland, Ore. 97208 or to the charity of one's choice.
Glen L. Wilding of Lake Oswego died of heart failure on Aug. 8, 2008. He was 75.
He was born on June 27, 1933 in Crescent, Iowa to Albert Wilding and Beulah Smith. His family moved to Lake Oswego where he spent his childhood years, and he graduated from Lake Oswego High School in l953, then Oregon Institute of Technology in 1955.
He worked for First National Bank as one of the first computer technicians in the Northwest until he retired in l993.
He had three daughters with his first wife Maren Hammond. He married Ann Thompson in l990, and they had one son.
Mr. Wilding was a member of the Elks Lodge and the Jaycees. He was an avid sailor and outdoorsman; he loved hunting and spending time on his property on the Nestucca River.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Thompson; daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Heiner Eichermeller of Germany, Ruth Fournier and Pete West of Richland, Wash.; Catherine and Charles Harrison of Hawk Point, Mo.; his son and daughter-in-law, William and Liz Thompson of Tualatin; his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Lois Wilding of Lake Oswego; his sister and brother-in-law, Georgia and Jerry Bullock of West Linn; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Arnold Wilding.
A private service is planned for family only.
Karen Rita Meehan
Karen Rita Meehan, formerly of Lake Oswego, died of cancer on Aug. 8, 2008. She was 70.
She was born in Chicago on May 3, 1938 to parents John W. Erickson and LeMerle Nolan.
She graduated from Saint Scholastica High School and attended Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. for three years.
She worked as a printing press operator and manager until retiring in 2003. She lived in Lake Oswego from l975 to l980, then moved to Portland and then to Tigard.
Ms. Meehan was an active volunteer at the Meridian Park Hospital Gift Shop. Her hobbies included bridge and crossword puzzles.
Survivors include her sons Timothy Meehan of Richland, Wash., and Terence Meehan of Pittsburg, Penn., her daughter, Shannon Meehan of Brussels, Belgium, and her sister Jaqueline Erickson of Pompano Beach, Fla.
Her son Michael Meehan died in May of 1994.
A private service was held in the home of a Lake Oswego friend on Sunday, Aug. 17. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Center for Marine Conservation, 1725 DeSales St. NW, Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20036.