Dorothy M. Cable
Dorothy Cable died Oct. 8, 2008 at the Rose Marie Center at Mary's Woods in Lake Oswego. She was 92.
She was born on Nov. 11, 1915 in Hannibal, Mo. She graduated valedictorian of her class at Hannibal High School.
In 1937, she married John W. Cable. The couple moved to Lake Oswego in l960.
Mrs. Cable earned her bachelor of arts at Portland State University in l984. She enjoyed playing bridge at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.
Survivors include her son Larry Cable and his wife Gayle of Dunthorpe, her son Frank Cable and his wife Leslie of Lake Oswego, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Her husband, John, preceded her in death in 1979.
A public memorial service will be held on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. at the Chapel at Mary's Woods at Marylhurst, 17400 Holy Names Drive, Lake Oswego.
Robert Hansen Woolf died Oct. 12, 2008 of natural causes. He was 63.
Dr. Woolf was born in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and his doctorate of dental science from the University of the Pacific and earned a post-doctorate in Periodontics from OHSU. He was a periodontist by profession and served in the U.S. Army as a dentist from 1972 to 1974.
Survivors include his wife Gail Woolf, son and daughter-in-law David and Whitney Woolf and daughter and son-in-law Laura and Kevin Haspela, his mother Dorothy Woolf, brothers Tom, Jim and Bill Woolf and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the First Unitarian Church, 1011 S.W. 12th Ave., in Portland from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20.
Remembrances may be sent to OHSU Foundation in memory of Dr. Robert H. Woolf.
Esther Elizabeth Kiriakedis of Lake Oswego died Sept. 4, 2008 of kidney failure. She was 82.
She was born on July 1, 1926 in Portland to Albert and Elin Roehm. She graduated from Jefferson High School, business school and then from the Portland Art Museum School where she studied fashion design and illustration with Mildred Warner.
In 1951, she married Thomas G. Kiriakedis Sr. at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Portland.
Mrs. Kiriakedis enjoyed the Portland Opera. She volunteered for the Red Cross and the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Alex Christy of Lake Oswego, her son and daughter-in-law Gus and Manami Kiriakedis of Lake Oswego, and son and daughter-in-law Thomas G. and Mary Kiriakedis of Portland, her sister Elaine Barrett and six grandchildren.
Her husband of 57 years, Thomas, died on Aug. 17, 2007.
The funeral was held on Sept. 9, 2008 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The interment was held at the Rose City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Humane Society, Robison Care Center or Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
Former Lake Oswego resident Beverly Helen Pretzinger died Sept. 26, 2008. She was 84.
Mrs. Pretzinger was born Jan. 2, 1924 to Wesley and Berta Measures in Denver, Colo. When she was a child the family moved to Manitou Springs, Colo., where she was raised. Her father died when she was 8 years old and her mother died when she was 14. At that time, her stepfather Lawrence Winnard adopted the children and moved them to Los Angeles, Calif.
Mrs. Pretzinger graduated from Franklin High School in Los Angeles and attended Pasadena College.
She married Donald L. Pretzinger in 1946, and they moved to Corvallis. The couple had three children and the family had the opportunity to live in different parts of the country including California, Texas, Arkansas, New York, Kansas, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. While in Oregon they spent several years in both Beaverton and Lake Oswego.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Donald; daughter and son-in-law Christine and Bill Hampton of Salem, daughter and son-in-law Kathryn and John Yerke of Seattle, daughter Kerry Pretzinger of Seattle; sister Fauniel Levay of Cedar Edge, Colo., 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at Christ Church Episcopal Parish in Lake Oswego.
Remembrances may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, Ill., 60601-7633.
Joan Powers O'Connor
April 1, 1940 - October 9, 2008
Joan O'Connor passed away at the Hopewell House on October 9, 2008. Joan Powers moved to Portland from upstate New York in 1963 and taught in the Portland Public School district. She married John O'Connor in 1964. They were married until John passed away in October 2005. The O'Connors raised their four children in Lake Oswego, and Joan spent her last months in the family home.
Joan was never happier than when she was taking care of and doing for others. She was a no-nonsense woman who was known to take on a ridiculous number of projects simultaneously; and in her own words, however, "it always gets done." Over the years, Joan shuffled the O'Connor kids between Camp Fire Girls and Brownies, hockey and soccer games, and tennis and golf matches. She also made sure the ski team had food for weekends away and that the Phi Delts at Oregon State were well fed. She was known for her dinner parties, always cooking enough for a small army and seldom having leftovers.
Joan never met a number she didn't like. To that end, she worked prepareding taxes for H and R Block in Lake Grove for 25 years. After retiring, she continued to do taxes for friends and family, as well as being a constant presence at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center during tax season. Joan also coordinated the Center's lunch program and volunteered in the office at Holy Rosary Church.
Joan was very close to her granddaughters Annie and Brigid, babysitting them, making their Halloween costumes, going to the movies and baking cookies when they spent the night. The girls are blessed to have had such wonderful times with their grandmother, and they will miss her terribly. Joan's best birthday gift ever was delivered by daughter Molly on April 1 of this year with the birth of Matthew John. Matt is also a southpaw like his grandmother and mother.
Joan is survived by her daughters Maggie (Mitch Behrens), Katie, Molly (Sebastian Rodrigano); son John; grandchildren Anna, Brigid and Matthew; sisters Maryann Pierleoni and Catherine Ashline; brother John Powers, and many nieces and nephews.
We are so grateful for the loving care our mother received from Rose and Karen of the staff of Providence Hospice and the staff at Hopewell House. Thank you also to Father Anthony and all of our friends who were so generous and supportive over the past months. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, October 17, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 375 NE Clackamas St. in Portland. Recitation of the rosary to will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Remembrances to Legacy Hopewell House, 6171 SW Capitol Highway, Portland 97239 or Providence Cancer Center Hospice, 6410 NE Halsey, Portland 97213.