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Obituaries for June 15, 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.

Carrie Sue Sidebottom-Hill

April 19, 1920-June 4, 2011

Former Sandy resident Carrie Sue Sidebottom-Hill died Saturday, June 4, in Hobart, Ind. She was 91.

A graveside service was held Friday, June 10, at Firhill Memorial Cemetery in Sandy.

Sue was born April 19, 1920, in Flippin, Ark., to Everette and Mary (Pierce) Flannery. She was raised and educated in Missouri.

On April 23, 1936, she married to Raymond Sidebottom in Texas. They began their family in Texas. Sue and Raymond moved to Oregon in 1944 and made their home east of Sandy. They logged and raised berries and Christmas trees.

Raymond preceded her in death in April 1978. On Nov. 1, 1986, Sue married Cecil Hill at their home in Sandy. In 1994, he preceded her in death.

Sue loved to cook and was a cook at the Alpine Hut restaurant in Rhododendron. She was also well known for the Grandma Sue Chicken and Dumplings dinners. She will be remembered as 'Granny.'

Sue and Raymond were rockhounds. She attended Chapel of the Hills Community Church in Brightwood for many years and Church On The Mountain in Welches.

Sue resided in Sandy until 2009, when she moved to Indiana to live with her son and family.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Ruth Anna Martin; and by her grandson, Brett Alexander Sidebottom.

Survivors include her son, Charles Sidebottom of Hobart; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Helen Jean Lambert

May 14, 1931-June 6, 2011

Former Sandy 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.

Perry Laurids Nordmark Furnish

Nov. 20, 1953-May 5, 2011

Sandy resident Perry Laurids Nordmark Furnish died Thursday, May 5, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was 57.

A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Hoodland Lutheran Church, 59151 E. Highway 26.

Perry was born Nov. 20, 1953, in Portland to Perry and Mette Jo Nordmark. The family resided in Astoria, where Perry began his elementary education.

When he was a young boy, Perry's mother was remarried to Harry G. Furnish. They resided in Portland for a short time prior to moving to Aldercreek between Sandy and Brightwood. Perry received his schooling at Sandy Grade School and Sandy High School. He remained near the mountain and pursued his career in construction.

On Aug. 29, 1976, Perry married Janet Baessler in an outdoor wedding in Brightwood. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Portland and began their family.

In 1987, Perry and his business partner, Paul Baskerville, started Woodmaster Northwest Inc. Together they framed hundreds of custom homes in the Pacific Northwest. Perry was a master craftsman in his building trade and took great pride in the quality of his work.

Perry had a great sense of humor and a great love for his family, work and business, always putting forth his very best. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, mushroom picking with his wife, exploring and ATV and motorcycle riding with his son and his grandchildren. Perry and his son worked on a 1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite during the last several months.

Survivors include his wife; son, Jeremy Furnish of Clatskanie; father and stepmother, Perry and Jean Nordmark of Seaside; sisters, Marin Langstan of Aldercreek and Mayla Litzenberg of Boring; and three grandchildren.

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

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Richard Harland Northup

Jan. 18, 1932-June 13, 2011

Sandy resident Richard Harland Northup died Monday, June 13, at his home. He was 79.

A memorial and celebration of life service is pending. A complete obituary will be in a future edition of The Post.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.