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Obituaries March 3

Sommer Nicole Chambers

July 9, 1977-Feb. 21, 2007

Sommer Nicole Chambers, 29, a former resident of the Boring and Damascus areas, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, in Seoul, South Korea.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at Sandy Baptist Church, 34435 S.E. Jarl Road, Boring.

Sommer was born July 9, 1977, in Portland to David James and Cynthia 'Cindy' (Cooper) Chambers. She was raised and educated in Boring and graduated from Barlow High School in 1995. She continued her education at Oregon State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in wildlife and fisheries management in 2002.

Sommer was an animal rights activist. After graduating from college, she traveled throughout Europe doing humanitarian and pet rescue work. She then spent two years teaching English in Prague and the Czech Republic. She spent the last six months in South Korea, where she started an animal rescue program.

Sommer volunteered at a number of animal shelters in Portland and Corvallis, volunteered with a rape and domestic violence hotline and was president of a vegetarian group when she was in college.

She enjoyed traveling.

Sommer was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her mother of Gresham; sisters, Danielle Chambers of Centralia, Wash., and Jodie Chambers of Reno, Nev.; and grandparents, Bert and Ray Nettleton of Reno.

Memorial contributions can be made to www.lonelylifetime.com, or to the animal shelter of one's choice.

John Whetzel Boggs Sr.

July 3, 1928-Feb. 25, 2007

Fairview resident John Whetzel Boggs Sr., 78, died Sunday, Feb. 25, in Fairview.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland.

John was born July 3, 1928, in Morgantown, W. Va., to Orval and Maggie (Wheeler) Boggs. He was raised and educated in West Virginia.

On Nov. 20, 1945, he enlisted in the Navy, and served in Great Lakes, Ill., and Williamsburg, Va., during World War II. He was honorably discharged Aug. 9, 1946, in Bainbridge, Md., having attained the rank of seaman second class.

John married Elouise Hudson Aug. 4, 1950, in Vancouver, Wash.

He was a maintenance man for the city of Gresham in the early 1950s, hand sweeping and caring for the main streets. He then worked in construction and was employed by Operating Engineers for a number of years. He retired in 1983.

John lived in Milton-Freewater for 12 years, where he operated an apple orchard. He also lived in Gresham for 15 years and in Fairview for 15 years.

John was a member of various grange halls. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, caring for farm animals and spending time outdoors.

Survivors include his wife of Fairview; son, John Boggs Jr. of Portland; brothers, O.J. Boggs of West Virginia and Franklin Boggs of Clatskanie; and sister, Eleanor Wesz of Gresham.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, Pacific Mountain Affiliate, 710 Second Ave., Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98104.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Catherine 'Caty' Elizabeth Huovinen

July 5, 1921-Feb. 28, 2007

Gresham resident Catherine 'Caty' Elizabeth Huovinen, 85, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Gresham.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. A recitation of the Rosary will follow at 7 p.m., also at Bateman Carroll.

A funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at St. Henry Catholic Church, 346 N.W. First St., Gresham. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 400 S.W. Walters Drive.

Caty was born July 5, 1921, in Great Falls, Mont., to John and Mary (Collins) Tracy. She graduated from high school in Portland in 1939.

In 1954, she moved to Gresham. On May 30, 1969, Caty married Homer Huovinen at St. Henry Catholic Church, Gresham.

She was a data processor for Consolidated Freightways for 32 years, before she retired in 1983. She and Homer also operated charter boats out of Warrenton.

Caty was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church and was involved with numerous activities through the church.

She enjoyed gardening and liked plants, flowers and her cat.

In 1996, Caty was preceded in death by her husband.

Survivors include her brothers, Robert Tracy of Portland and Bernard Tracy of Milwaukie.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Henry Catholic Church, 346 N.W. First St., Gresham, 97030.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Gunvor Maria Haggstrom

March 20, 1913-Feb. 28, 2007

Gresham resident Gunvor Maria Haggstrom, 93, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Gresham.

A private family service will be held. Private interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Gresham.

Gunvor was born March 20, 1913, in Nora, Sweden, to Petrus and Gota (Westin) Bodin. She was raised and educated in Sweden.

On May 3, 1936, Gunvor married Enfrid Haggstrom in Harnosand, Sweden. She was a homemaker.

In 1949, they moved to Portland, and in 1990, to Gresham.

Gunvor enjoyed baking and gardening.

In 1998, she was preceded in death by her husband.

Survivors include her son, Lars Haggstrom of Portland; daughter, Marie Crouser of Gresham; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Tamara Anne Jacobson

Aug. 16, 1960-Feb. 28, 2007

Fairview resident Tamara Anne Jacobson, 46, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Portland.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 400 S.W. Walters Drive.

Tamara was born Aug. 16, 1960, in Portland to Jack R. Springer Sr. and Mildred J. (Basel) Springer. She was raised and educated in Portland, where she graduated from Grant High School in 1978.

In 1982, she joined the Oregon Air National Guard and served with the 244th Combat Communication Squadron until 1994. During that time, she participated in training exercises in Greece. She attained the rank of tech sergeant.

On Sept. 19, 1987, Tamara married Guy Jacobson in Portland.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing, camping, spending time with her family, the Oregon Coast, music and dance.

Survivors include her husband of Fairview; son, Andrew Jacobson of Fairview; daughter, Emily Jacobson of Fairview; mother, of Portland; brothers, Jack Springer Jr. of Portland and Tracy Springer of Portland; and sister, Jacklynn Hatcher of Portland.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Komen Foundation, Oregon and Southwest Washington Affiliate, 1400 S.W. Fifth Ave., Suite 530, Portland, 97201.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Duane Alan Huntley

July 4, 1945-Feb. 28, 2007

Gresham resident Duane Alan Huntley, 61, died of brain cancer Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Gresham.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at Lincoln Memorial Park, 11801 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Gateway Baptist Church, 13300 N.E. San Rafael St., Portland.

Duane was born July 4, 1945, in McMinnville to Al and Winnie (Bartruff) Huntley. In 1957, he moved to San Jose, Calif., and in 1962, to Portland, where he graduated from Jefferson High School in 1963. He continued his education at Multnomah Community College, where he earned an associate's degree.

He served in the Air National Guard from June 1966 to June 1990.

On June 17, 1967, Duane married Donna Williams in Beaverton. In 1973, they moved to Portland where he was an inventory specialist at the John Deere warehouse. He moved to Gresham in 2001 and retired in 2005.

Duane was a member of Gateway Baptist Church in Portland. He enjoyed collecting model cars and John Deere tractors.

Duane was preceded in death by his brother, Stan Huntley.

Survivors include his wife of Gresham; daughter, Diane Hadley of Gresham; sons, Doug Huntley of Banks and Don Huntley of Beaverton; brothers, Gerry Huntley and Rodger Huntley, both of Milwaukie; sister, Mary Jo Beeghly of Salem; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Gateway Baptist Church, 13300 N.E. San Rafael, Portland, 97230.

Lincoln Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Portland is handling arrangements.

Vicki Ann Kellogg

Oct. 27, 1954-Feb. 27, 2007

Gresham resident Vicki Ann Kellogg, 52, died of cancer Tuesday, Feb. 27, at her home.

A bench will be dedicated in memory of Vicki at Wildwood Recreation Park in Brightwood.

Vicki was born Oct. 27, 1954, in Boise, Idaho, to Jim and Patricia (Witt) Crockford.

A full obituary will be published at a later date.