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Obituaries for May 25, 2011

Tina May Bailey

Dec. 11, 1964-May 9, 2011

Former Eagle Creek resident Tina May Bailey died Monday, May 9, at Providence Milwaukie Hospital of a pulmonary embolism. She was 46.

A memorial service was held Monday, May 23, at Sandy Baptist Church.

Tina was born Dec. 11, 1964, in Denver, Colo., and was adopted by Richard and Cecelia Bailey. They moved to El Cajon, Calif., and resided there until Tina was 3 years old. Her father and brother, Daniel, moved to Portland, where Richard met and married Mary Carnagey. Tina was raised as their child. The family bought property in Eagle Creek in 1974. Tina graduated from Estacada High School in 1983 and was employed over the years in a variety of occupations, including children's daycare.

Tina received her associate degree in education from Clackamas Community College in 2010 and transferred to Warner Pacific College, where she was studying for her bachelor's degree in education. Her goal was to teach math at the junior high or high school level.

Tina attended Barton Baptist Church, where she was baptized in 1980. She was active in Awana, youth group and choir. She became active in Sandy Baptist Church, assisting in the Awana program and using her artistic talent. While attending college, she attended New Hope Church and served as a greeter.

Tina enjoyed crafts, music, singing, reading, writing and art. She also enjoyed camping, rafting, swimming, going to the beach, spending time with family and friends, and playing board games and card games; her favorite game was cribbage. Tina had an almost lifelong hip impairment and relied on her 'hutches,' as she called her crutches.

Survivors include her mother, Mary Bailey of Estacada; brothers, Daniel Bailey of Texas and Clifford Bailey of Beaverton; sisters, Sheila Hench of Pennsylvania, Amanda Bailey of Pennsylvania and Anna Foster of Estacada; four stepsisters; three stepbrothers; 11 nieces and nephews; and one great-nephew.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Portland YouthBuilders, 4816 S.E. 92nd Ave., Portland, 97266; or to Warner Pacific College, 2219 S.E. 68th Ave., Portland, 97215.

David Rutledge

May 28, 1968-May 11, 2011

David Rutledge, a former resident of Boring, died Wednesday, May 11, of a brain aneurysm at Providence Portland Medical Center. He was 42.

A memorial service is pending.

David was born May 28, 1968, in Boring to John and Jan Rutledge. He graduated from Sandy High School in 1986.

David was employed as a feeder at Graphic Arts Center in Portland, where he worked since 1996. He loved playing Texas Hold 'em, bowling, fishing and target shooting.

Survivors include his brothers, Rick Rutledge of Portland and Tom Rutledge of Sandy; and sister, Amy Higgins of Katy, Texas.

Memorial contributions can be made to the junior bowling program at Mt. Hood Lanes in Gresham.

Affordable Funeral Alternatives is handling arrangements.

Adelaide Silva Wheeler

Dec. 5, 1920-May 21, 2011

Sandy resident Adelaide Silva Wheeler died Saturday, May 21, at her son and daughter-in-law's home in Sandy. She was 90.

A private family graveside service will be held at Oak Hill Memorial Park in San Jose, Calif.

Adelaide was born Dec. 5, 1920, in Lowell, Mass., to Manuel and Palmira Cordeiro. As a young child, the family moved to Portugal, where Adelaide was raised on the Azores islands and received her schooling.

As a young adult, Adelaide returned to the United States and made her home in California, where she met Manuel A. Silva. They were married in 1949 and raised their family in San Jose. Manuel died in October 1989.

Adelaide later married Fred Wheeler. He preceded her in death in 1996. Adelaide resided in San Jose until October 2010, when her health began to decline and she moved to Sandy.

Adelaide loved her Chihuahuas, playing computer slot games and caring for her home.

Survivors include her sons, Manuel Silva of San Martin, Calif., and Tony Silva of Sandy; sisters, Pauline Avila of Santa Clara, Calif., and Olivia Marks of Vancouver, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grand-

children.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Erin Elizabeth Stamm

Aug. 16, 1968-May 23, 2011

Former Sandy area resident Erin Elizabeth Stamm, 43, died Monday, May 23, at her home in Estacada.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Estacada Assembly of God, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., Estacada.

Erin was born Aug. 16, 1968, in Phoenix, Ariz., to LeRoi E. and Patti (Williams) Myers. Her mother died when Erin was 10 months old. Her father took care of her for three years until he married Connie Coyle in July 1972. After LeRoi and Connie were married, Connie adopted Erin and became her mother.

Erin was raised in Phoenix and began her schooling there. When she was in the sixth grade, the family moved to Washington and made their home in the Seattle area, where Erin finished her schooling. After graduating from Auburn Adventist Academy, she worked at various jobs.

In the late 1980s, Erin moved to Oregon and resided in the Portland area. In 1997, she met Brian Stamm, and they were married Aug. 21, 1999, in Sandy. Brian and Erin resided in the Gresham/Sandy areas.

Erin worked as a school bus driver for the Gresham School District. Shortly after her son Logan's birth in 2001, the family moved to Seattle, where Erin received her dental assistant certification. They later returned to Oregon, and in 2007 Erin went to work at Waste Management, where she was employed until 2009. Erin and her family moved to Estacada in 2008.

Erin was a five-year breast cancer survivor. She loved people and made friends very easily. She enjoyed going on 'road trips' and spending time with her family. She was a women's leadership graduate from PSI Seminars and volunteered her time at the ranch in California.

Survivors include her husband; son, Logan of Estacada; stepson, Tyler Stamm of Portland; stepdaughters, Danielle Stamm of Salem and Stephanie McCauley of Fairbanks, Alaska; her parents, of Seattle; sister, Tanya Myers of Tacoma, Wash.; grandmother, Dorothy Coyle of Oregon City; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to psiworld.org, where a college fund has been established for her son.

Estacada Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.