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Amanda Jill Hale
May 24, 1975-May 15, 2011
Amanda Jill Hale died on May 15 at age 35, after a one-year battle with breast cancer.
She was born May 24, 1975, in Burley, Idaho, the second of five children born to Steve and Elaine Hale. She went to school in Idaho, Utah and Oregon, attending Milwaukie High School and graduating with her high school diploma from Clackamas Community College. She took additional classes at Clackamas Community College, focusing on computer programs and office management, which is where she excelled.
She worked for Arrow Roofing for the last 11 years as business manager.
She loved the outdoors and enjoyed white-water rafting, dune buggies, four-wheelers and camping. She also loved to travel; her favorite place to visit was Hawaii, and she also enjoyed going to Mexico.
She met her future husband, Michael Greiner, while attending Milwaukie High School.
She was a very loving, compassionate and giving person, beautiful inside and out. She was always there for family and friends. We were so blessed to have her in our lives; she is missed beyond words to express.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is survived by: daughter, Mackenzie; stepson, Mike Greiner; sister, Jennifer (Larry) Davis; three brothers, Brandyn (Jennifer), Nathan and Jonathan Hale; nieces and nephews, Isiac Hale and Dominic, Isabella, Josiah, Christian, Gabrielle and Sophia Davis, whom she called her 'squishies' because she loved to give them hugs; grandparents, Neils and Hazel Poulson and Barbara Hale; great-grandmother, Thelma Weston; and numerous aunts and uncles and cousins who loved her.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Gerald Hale, and niece, Isabella Davis.
A funeral was held at the Portland Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 20. Burial followed in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Portland. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to www.anewtradition.com.
Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center - Milwaukie.
Richard 'Rick' W. Hugett
Sept. 17, 1948-May 18, 2011
Oregon City resident Richard 'Rick' W. Hugett died on May 18 at age 62.
He was born on Sept. 17, 1948, in Portland to parents Raymond Warren Hugett and Marian Ione Loveall.
He worked as a mechanic all his life and was the owner and operator of D and R Trucking.
He is survived by: wife, Dee Hugett; mother, Ione Hugett; brother, Tom Hugett; daughter, Jeri Lynn Parsons; granddaughters, Ashley and Amber Jacobs; and grandson, Zachary Jacobs.
A graveside service was held at Willamette National Cemetery on May 25, followed by interment. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on June 5 at Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant, 1678 Beavercreek Road, Suite B, Oregon City.
Arrangements: Hillside Chapel.
Dariel N. Lorenz
July 4, 1918-May 19, 2011
Clackamas resident Dariel N. Lorenz died on May 19 at age 92.
She was born on July 4, 1918, in Molalla, to parents Edith Looney and Rudolph Fehnle; she was raised in Molalla and Portland, graduating from Jefferson High School.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed traveling, cooking, reading, sewing and needlework.
She is survived by: daughter, Dariel N. Jokela; sons, Bradley K. and Donald R. Lorenz Jr.; grandson, Lewis Jokela; granddaughters, Melissa Jokela, Buffy Murray, Holly Eldredge, Trista Crase and Terra and Trina Lorenz; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Her grandson, Bryan Jokela, preceded her in death.
A graveside service was held on May 25 at Canby Zion Cemetery.
Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center-Milwaukie.
June JoAnn Holm
June 1, 1931-May 23, 2011
June JoAnn Holm died on May 23 at age 79.
She was born on June 1, 1931, in Albany to parents George Myers and Martha Myers (Wagner). She was a sister to brother, Richard Myers, and sister, Marjorie McCoy. She grew up in a loving family; growing up she loved to go roller skating with her brother and was a very good skater. Having five children kept her busy. She also worked outside the home, but always had time to go watch her children at wrestling matches, baseball games and dance recitals.
She was a very giving person, and doing for others is what made her most happy. There was a kindness and compassion that she always showed to everyone. Those closest to her got to experience the warmth, love, sense of humor and laughter with her.
She loved her flowers and couldn't wait till spring to get to the local farmers markets and garden center to pick out flowers and plants for her yard. She always took pride in whatever she did, from making the best baked goods to crafting unique items to sell at the local bazaar. She loved garage sales and estate sales, and she never met a gift shop that she didn't like. She attended Southlake Church in West Linn, and loved every Sunday that she got to go and listen to her favorite pastor, and sing to the music.
She is survived by: William Holm, her husband of 49 years; children, Jack, Randy, Ric, Ron and Susan; grandchildren, Sarah, Jason, Rhonda, Brandee, Rachel, Marcy, Tommy, Jason and Kyle; her children's spouses, Kris, Cindy, Jeannie and Bill; great-grandchildren, Kohl, Hannah, Samantha, Alexcia, Randyn, Wynter and Dawson; and nieces and nephews, Sherry, Tracy, Ashley, Charles, Tyer, Leanne and Michelle.
A private celebration of life service will be held June 11 at 1 p.m. at ShadowBrook Mobile Home Club House in Clackamas.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements: Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes.
Marian Elizabeth Kozak Oberg
March 2, 1933 - April 30, 2011
Marian Elizabeth Kozak Oberg, a resident of the Milwaukie community, died at her home on Saturday, April 30, following a brief illness. She was 78.
She was born March 2, 1933, in Boise, Idaho, to Joseph and Eula Vinson Kozak. She was raised and educated in the Boise community, graduating from Boise High School in 1951.
She was the only girl of eight children, and grew up surrounded by seven brothers. Following her education, she joined the Naval Reserves and traveled to Maryland to attend her training. During this time she worked at the airport where she placed the material coatings on the wings of the planes as well as completing her flight hours for her pilot's license. She was always active in sports and the on rifle team. She attended Boise State Junior College where she studied art.
In 1955 she moved to Portland, where she began playing semi-professional softball on the Erv Lind team. While she was on the team, she met her husband, Harvey Oberg; they were married in 1967. They celebrated 19 years of life together before he preceded her in death in 1986.
She was employed as a dot etcher in the lithography process used in many different media productions. She worked for 39 years in the printing field at Trade Litho. She was also a master gardener.
Survivors include: her brother and sister-in-law, Al and Janet Kozak; nephews, Scott, and his wife, Kim Kozak, and Kyle and Blaine Kozak; niece, Marcella Kess; and great-nephews, Kody and Ryan.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Vern, Carl, Frank, Bill, Earl and Gene.
The family suggests remembrances may be contributions made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.
A celebration of life service was held May 28 at the Milwaukie Senior Center. Private cremation rites have also been held.
Arrangements: Peake Funeral Chapel.