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Obituaries for June 11, 2011

Elzie Richard Page

June 17, 1922-June 3, 2011

Elzie Richard Page, a resident of Boring, died Friday, June 3, at his home with family by his side. He was 88.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, June 8, at Sandy Ridge Cemetery.

Elzie was born June 17, 1922, in Broken Arrow, Okla., to William and Carrie (Youngblood) Page. He grew up in Pritchett, Colo., and attended high school in nearby Kim, Colo.

Elzie joined the Army Air Corps in October 1942 and served in World War II; he was discharged in January 1946.

On April 4, 1947, he married Norma Jean Williams. They moved to Oregon that same month.

Elzie and his brothers started Page Construction and worked as utilities contractors until retiring in 1980.

Elzie was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed camping trips with family and friends and spending time with his grandchildren. After retirement, Elzie and Jean became snowbirds and spent the winters in Arizona, New Mexico and other areas.

Jean preceded him in death in June 2002.

Survivors include his sons, DeWayne Page and Rick Page of Boring; daughters, Yvonne McCall of Boring, Gale Stephens of Eagle Creek and Cynthia Schultz of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; brothers, William Page of Prineville, Archie Page of Boring and Howard Page of Boring; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Mt. Hood Hospice, P.O. Box 1269, Sandy, 97055.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Jackie Kay Dyrhaug

July 15, 1952-May 24, 2011

Former Gresham resident Jackie Kay Dyrhaug, 58, died Tuesday, May 24, at her home in Portland.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at the Dharma Rain Zen Center, 2514 S.E. Madison St., Portland. Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery.

Jackie was born July 15, 1952, in Portland to Jack and Mildred Strebin. She graduated from Barlow High School in 1970 and received her bachelor's degree from Portland State University.

On Aug. 15, 1994, she married Peter Dyrhaug in Portland.

Jackie was a lab assistant at Oregon Health and Science University. She attended the Dharma Rain Zen Center. She enjoyed taking trips to the beach and the Columbia River Gorge, her flower garden, bird watching and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband; daughters, Iris Dyrhaug of Portland, Maggie Hopkins of New Orleans and Myfanwy Griffith of Atlanta; her mother, of Gresham; brother, Daniel Strebin of Los Angeles; and sister, Kathryn Collins of Monte Sereno, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Dharma Rain Zen Center, 2539 S.E. Madison St., Portland, 97214.

Mt. Scott Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Bonita Jean Gilbreth

Oct. 24, 1942-June 1, 2011

East County resident Bonita Jean Gilbreth died Wednesday, June 1, in Portland. She was 68.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd. Private inurnment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Bonita was born on Oct. 24, 1942, in Portland to Everett and Grace (Thomas) Clark. She graduated from Reynolds High School and later received her bachelor's degree in social science from Marylhurst College.

Bonita worked at the Bradley Angle House and for the Washington County Department of Health. She later worked as a human resources manager for the state of Oregon. She retired in 2004.

In December 1959, she married Floyd White. They were later divorced. On Nov. 19, 1971, she married Robert 'Bob' Gilbreth in Stevenson, Wash. Bob preceded her in death in 2006.

Bonita loved to travel and was a member of the Winnegonians Motor Home Club, the Oregon Winne-Itasca Club and the Cascade Travelers; she also held offices in each of the clubs. She enjoyed the beach, spending time with her family and helping children. Bonita had a gift for comforting youth and granting second chances; she was known to see the best in people.

Her brother, Everett Scott Clark Jr., preceded her in death.

Survivors include her son, Robert 'Scott' Gilbreth of Gresham; daughters, Pamela Molick of Oregon City and Tamara Perkins of Portland; sister, Judith Scott of Ohio; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Contributions can be made to the Children's Cancer Association, 433 N.W. Fourth Ave., Suite 100, Portland, 97209.

Bateman Carroll Funeral home is handling arrangements.

Fay Mitchell

April 24, 1919-June 8, 2011

Gresham resident Fay Mitchell, 92, died Wednesday, June 8.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at Gethsemani Cemetery in Happy Valley.

Fay was born April 24, 1919, in Portland to Louis and Gertrude (Ewaldt) Oldenburg.

On Oct. 12, 1946, she married John Mitchell. They resided in Pleasant Valley and owned a mink ranch, Mitchell Fur Farm. In addition to helping John run the farm, Fay was a homemaker. She loved baking and was a fan of the Food Network.

John preceded her in death in 2002.

Survivors include her children, Bob Mitchell of Portland, Linda Siegel of Portland and Larry Mitchell of Gresham; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mt. Scott Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Helen Jean Lambert

May 14, 1931-June 6, 2011

Gresham resident Helen Jean Lambert died Monday, June 6, in Portland of complications from infection. She was 80.

A celebration of her life was held Friday, June 10, at Sandy Funeral Home. Private inurnment was at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Helen was born May 14, 1931, in Langford, S.D., to James and Myrtle (Erickson) Johnson. The family moved to Oregon and resided in the Portland area. Helen attended Rockwood Elementary and Gresham High School, where she was a cheerleader. Throughout her childhood, she worked in the fields with her family.

Helen married Donald Lambert and resided in Sandy and Gresham. She worked at Lipman's department store, as a nurse's aide, as a property manager and at the Navy commissary in Hawaii.

Helen loved to play softball in her younger years. More recently, she enjoyed dancing, traveling, playing cards and going to the casino. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Helen was a lifetime member of the Sandy Veterans of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4273 Ladies Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband on May 3, 2011; son, David; brothers, James, Gordon and Donald; and stepsisters, Barbara Coons and Margie Gibbs.

Survivors include her son, Dan Anderson of Milwaukie; sister, Delores Moser of Lake Oswego; grandson, Troy Anderson of Milwaukie; stepchildren, Chris and Cathy; stepbrother, Ron Gayken of Gresham; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations can be made to Mt. Hood Hospice, P.O. Box 1269, Sandy, 97055.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Jack Lee Nelson

Oct. 27, 1949-June 2, 2011

Gresham resident Jack Lee Nelson, 62, died Thursday, June 2, in Portland of complications from cancer.

A service was held Friday, June 10, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Boring.

Jack was born Oct. 27, 1949, in Portland to Martin Nelson and Juanita Corbett. He attended Clackamas High School.

He married Cheryl Louise Norstrom in Vancouver, Wash.

Jack was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, camping, country drives and barbecuing. He resided in Gresham since 1998.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Justan Nelson of Cornelius and Keith Nelson of Beaverton; daughter, Kallie Nelson of Gresham; stepdaughter, Jamie Lynn Still of Akron, Ohio; and five step-grandchildren.

Family Memorial Mortuary is handling arrangements.