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Obituaries March 7

Alice 'Audine' Anstead

Oct. 10, 1936-Feb. 25, 2007

Former Gresham resident Alice 'Audine' Anstead, 70, died of cancer Sunday, Feb. 25, in Kaiser.

A celebration of life was held Friday, March 2, at her daughter's Gresham home.

Audine was born Oct. 10, 1936, in Spray to Marion and Lavina Templeton. She was raised in Spray, and graduated from Heppner High School in Heppner in 1954.

When she was young, Audine was a rodeo princess in Spray.

She worked for Fred Meyer for more than 30 years. She retired in the mid-1980s.

In 1982, Audine married Richard Anstead in Milwaukie.

She enjoyed singing, dancing, bowling and gambling.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elwaye Bergstrom; and fourth husband, Edward Danill.

Survivors include her husband of Milwaukie; daughters, Christine Bruce of Gresham and Shauna Maxey of Vancouver, Wash.; son, Carl Wayne Bergstrom of Portland; brothers, Norman Templeton of Brandon, Miss., and Joseph Templeton of Eugene; sister, Jerene Wight of Heppner; and 11 grandchildren.

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 (Whitt) Crockford. She attended Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa, Calif.

On March 16, 1975, Vicki married David Kellogg in Oregon. They later divorced.

She enjoyed country western dancing and riding horses.

Survivors include her daughter, Jaimie Mayhew of Gresham; son, Kace Kellogg of Sunriver; sister, Rosemary Klingbeil of Gresham; mother, Patricia Witt of Napa, Calif.; father and stepmother, Jim and Norma Crockford of Portland; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Adventist Hospice, 5835 N.E. 122nd Ave., Suite 135, Portland 97230.

Robert George Dalton

April 22, 1927-March 1, 2007

Gresham resident Robert George Dalton, 79, died Thursday, March 1, in Portland.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 11, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland.

Robert was born April 22, 1927, in Portland to Henry and Helen (Clark) Dalton. He was raised and educated in Portland, where he graduated from Grant High School in 1945.

He enlisted in the Navy and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged Aug. 27, 1946, in San Diego, having attained the rank of seaman first class.

After his discharge, Robert continued his education at Lewis and Clark College and graduated with a bachelor's in business.

In 1954, Robert married Eleanor Mae Weber in Portland. They made their home in Portland, but moved to Gresham in 1989.

Robert was an insurance investigator for Equifax for more than 30 years. He retired in 1987.

Robert enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, gardening and taking trips to the Oregon Coast, Sunriver and Hawaii.

Survivors include his wife of Gresham; son, Dan Dalton of Beaverton; daughter, Debra Olsen of Gresham; brother, Ron Dalton of Syracuse, N.Y.; sister, Jan Stastny of Portland; and five granddaughters.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Providence Portland Medical Foundation's Robert W. Franz Cancer Research Fund. To donate, visit www.providence.org

/oregon/Foundations/Providence_Portland/default.htm.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Irene Clara Lorenz

Jan. 7, 1920-March 2, 2007

East County resident Irene Clara Lorenz, 87, died Friday, March 2, in Portland.

Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham.

A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 8, also at Bateman Carroll. Interment will be at Lincoln Memorial Park, 11800 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland.

Irene was born Jan. 7, 1920, in Midvale, Idaho, to John and Kathrine (Giebelhouse) Heinrich. She graduated from Laurelwood Academy in Gaston in 1938.

She then worked as a nanny in Washington, D.C., for a while before moving to Portland, where she worked for Willamette Iron and Steel in the shipyards during World War II.

On April 15, 1944, Irene married Ruben Lorenz in Portland. They made their home in East County. She worked for Neighbors Wood Craft Home in Gresham and Portland Adventist Hospital before becoming a homemaker.

She enjoyed baking, sewing, traveling, shopping, studying the Bible, spending time at the beach and being with her friends and family.

Irene was a lifetime member of Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church.

In 1983, Irene was preceded in death by her husband. She was also preceded in death by her son, Dan Lorenz, in 1999.

Survivors include her daughters, Glenda Watkins of Portland and Sue Williams of Gresham; brother, Frank Heinrich of Gresham; sister, Sarah Sheehan of Greenville, Calif.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10501 S.E. Market St., Portland, 97216.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Robert John Sordello

July 16, 1955-Feb. 26, 2007

Fairview resident Robert John Sordello, 51, died Monday, Feb. 26, in Fairview.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. Private interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Gresham.

Robert was born July 16, 1955, in Lebanon to John and Bonadel (Hickey) Sordello. He was raised and educated in Lebanon and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1973. He continued his education at Oregon State University, where he earned a pharmacy degree.

In the late 1970s, Robert moved to Gresham, where he was a pharmacist for Zims Pharmacy, Rite Aid and finally Walgreens, where he worked for 10 years.

On April 17, 1993, Robert married Jan M. Schneider in Sandy. They made their home in Gresham, but moved to Fairview in 2002.

Robert enjoyed cars, jazz music, bike rides and the Portland Trail Blazers.

Survivors include his wife of Fairview; father of Lebanon; and sisters, Marilynn Blacketer of Seaside and Diane Jones of Fort Collins, Colo.

Memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Hood Hospice, P.O. Box 1269, Sandy, 97055, or to the Oregon Chapter of Greyhound Pets of America, P.O. Box 6524, Portland, 97228.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Jeffery 'Jeff' Bruce Mapes

May 5, 1956-March 4, 2007

Gresham resident Jeffery 'Jeff' Bruce Mapes, 50, died Sunday, March 4, in Portland.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 9, at Gresham Memorial Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave.

Jeff was born May 5, 1956, in Tillamook, to Bruce and Kathern (Douglas) Mapes. In 1960, he moved with his family from Bay City to Portland, where he attended Parkrose High School.

Jeff was a welder for various local companies and worked at the Portland shipyards for a short period of time. Most recently, he worked for R and B Rubber, but was forced to quit in 2003 for medical reasons.

Jeff enjoyed gardening, woodworking and listening to music.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Mikel Mapes, in 2003.

Survivors include his mother of Gresham; and sister-in-law, Denise Mapes of Newberg.

Memorial contributions can be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Pauline 'Delaine' Coombs

Nov. 16, 1921-March 2, 2007

Longtime Gresham resident Pauline 'Delaine' Coombs, 85, died Friday, March 2, at her daughter's home in Portland.

Viewing will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Blue Lake Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 22801 S.E. Stark St., Gresham, followed by a funeral at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland.

Delaine was born Nov. 16, 1921, in Grace, Idaho, to Nathan Kilby Van Noy and Paulyn Jensine Peterson. She was raised and educated in Preston, Idaho, where she graduated from high school.

On Aug. 13, 1946, Delaine married George Willes Coombs in Logan, Utah. They made their home in Ogden, Utah, and Pasco, Wash., before moving to Gresham in 1959.

She worked for J.C. Penney and retired in 1987 after 20 years with the company.

Delaine enjoyed baking, quilting, knitting, crocheting, tole painting and other crafts. She also liked spending time with her family, playing solitaire, Scrabble, dominoes and Uno, camping, fishing and traveling.

In 1990, Delaine was preceded in death by her husband. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Delene Fowles; and son, Ronny Hunter.

Survivors include her sons, George Coombs of Fresno, Calif., and Mark Coombs and Kenneth Coombs, both of Gresham; daughter, Kathryn Hyde of Portland; sister, Jean Layne of Utah; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Theo Joy Johnson

Nov. 7, 1939-Feb. 20, 2007

Theo Joy Johnson, a former associate pastor at East Hill Church, 67, died of cancer Tuesday, Feb. 20, in Portland.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 9, at Beaverton Foursquare Church, 13565 S.W. Walker Road, Beaverton. Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland.

Theo was born Nov. 7, 1939, in Cheyenne, Wyo., to Theodore Chester and Helen Lucille (Kerr) Johnson. He graduated from Oakridge High School in Oakridge. He continued his education at Linfield College and graduated from Oregon Health and Science University's School of Dentistry.

Theo served as a medical officer in the Navy in the 1960s. After his discharge, he worked as a dentist in East County for a number of years. He later left dentistry to pursue a career in ministry and served as an associate pastor at East Hill Church for more than 20 years.

On Nov. 12, 1960, Theo married Jill Harris in Oregon. She preceded him in death on March 5, 2002. Then, on Dec. 26, 2004, Theo married Tamarus Courter in Newport. They made their home in Newport.

Theo started Healing Touch Ministries in Gresham.

Survivors include his wife of Newport, sons, Jeffery Johnson of Portland, Theodore Johnson of Portland and Eric Johnson of Cascade Locks; sister, Ronnie Kelley of Vancouver, Wash.; and nine grandchildren.

Grace May Peters

Feb. 6, 1917-March 1, 2007

Former Gresham resident Grace May Peters, 90, died Thursday, March 1, at Providence Newberg Medical Center.

Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Attrell's Newberg Funeral Chapel, 207 Villa Road, Newberg.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at Newberg Christian Church, 2315 Villa Road, Newberg. Interment will follow at Valley View Memorial Park and Mausoleum, 207 Villa Road, Newberg.

Grace was born Feb. 6, 1917, in Washington, Kan., to Edward and Anna Belle (Evans) Flannigan. She was raised and educated in Washington, where she graduated from high school.

On Sept. 8, 1935, Grace married John Henry Peters in Washington. She was a homemaker, but later worked as a retail clerk for W.R. Hicks in Gresham. She retired after 20 years with the company.

Grace was a member of Newberg Christian Church, where she sang in the choir and assisted with the church's Christmas program. She also sang in the choir at the Baptist Church in Gresham.

She enjoyed quilting, cooking and sewing and was a fan of the Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Cowboys.

On Aug. 26, 1992, Grace was preceded in death by her husband. She was also preceded in death by her sister and brother.

Survivors include her son, John Peters of Salem; daughters, Marcia Wilcox of Newberg and Jacquelynn Hand of Pocatello, Idaho; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Attrell's Newberg Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Jeffrey Scott Ellis

Feb. 12, 1959-March 2, 2007

East County resident Jeffrey Scott Ellis, 48, died Friday, March 2, in Portland.

No formal services will be held.

Jeffrey was born Feb. 12, 1959, in Medford to Lawerance and Phyllis (Tretren) Ellis. He was raised and educated in Eagle Point and graduated from Oregon School for the Deaf in Salem in 1977.

He lived in Portland for 20 years, before moving to East County three years ago to live with his sister.

Jeffrey enjoyed electronics, computers, music, hiking and spending time at the beach.

Survivors include his mother of Portland; brother, Jamie Ellis of Portland; and sister, Cheryl Bowen of Portland.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Wilbur 'Webb' Hickman

Sept. 17, 1922-March 3, 2007

Gresham resident Wilbur 'Webb' Hickman, 84, died Saturday, March 3, in Clackamas.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland.

Webb was born Sept. 17, 1922, in Portland, to Guy and Clara (Brown) Hickam. He was raised and educated in various cities throughout the Northwest.

In 1942, he enlisted in the Navy and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1945.

After his discharge, Webb lived with his brother in Eugene and then moved to Portland, where he began his career as a truck driver with Consolidated Trucking.

On Jan 4, 1948, Webb married Patricia Jenkins in Salem. In 1955, they moved to La Grande, where he worked as the terminal manager for Consolidated Trucking until 1963 when the company closed.

They returned to Portland, and Webb returned to driving trucks, first for a local company, and later for one in Salem. In 1973, they moved to Gresham, and in 1983, Webb retired.

Webb was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing and building fishing rods and golf clubs.

In 1999, Webb was preceded in death by his daughter, Kelly.

Survivors include his wife of Gresham; daughters, Karen Hickman of Portland, Kathy Gates of Molalla and Kim Zeilsdorf of Rainier, Wash.; son, Kevin Hickman of Astoria; nine grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Affordable Funeral Alternatives is handling arrangements.

Ruby McKee

Dec. 4, 1920-March 3, 2007

Longtime Gresham resident Ruby McKee, 86, died Saturday, March 3, in Gresham.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 9, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland.

Ruby was born Dec. 4, 1920, in Dagmar, Mont., to Elmer and Olive (Sorensen) Rasmussen. She was raised and educated in Montana, where she graduated from Medicine Lake High School. She then attended a teaching college in Dillon, Mont.

Ruby taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Lakeview, Mont. She then taught music to children in Vanport, and moved to Chicago, where she earned a bachelor's in music education from Northwestern University.

She then moved to Oakland where she taught school, played violin in the Oakland Symphony and sang in the Oakland/San Francisco Metropolitan choir.

In 1946, Ruby married Tom McKee. They moved to a fish hatchery in Ennis, Mont., and then to Seattle, where she taught school and took graduate level music courses at the University of Washington.

In 1950, they moved to Bonneville, and in 1952, to Gresham. Ruby played violin in the Portland Chamber Orchestra and Hood River Symphony.

Ruby enjoyed music. She played violin with the Mt. Hood Community College Symphony, performed with the Gresham Senior Orchestra, was part of a local string quartet and was on the Board of Directors for the Portland Chamber Orchestra.

She was also a longtime member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, where she sang in the church choir.

In 2004, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Weldon Rasmussen and Lowell Rasmussen.

Survivors include her daughters, Bonnie McKee Vaughn of Troutdale and Donna McKee of San Diego; sisters, Ethel Novak of Orlando, Fla., and Jean Horrocks of Fullerton, Calif.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Oregon Humane Society, P.O. Box 11364, Portland, 97211-0364.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

John 'Pete' Sidney Morehead

Feb. 14, 1946-March 2, 2007

John 'Pete' Sidney Morehead, 61, a longtime resident of Boring, died Friday, March 2, at his home.

A graveside service will be held at noon Saturday, March 10, at Sandy Ridge Cemetery, Highway 211, Sandy. A memorial gathering will follow at 1 p.m. at the Estacada Community Center, 200 S.W. Club House Drive, Estacada.

Pete was born Feb. 14, 1946, in Deadwood, S.D., to John Wesley and Norma Jean Morehead. He moved throughout the United States with his family, and attended Reynolds High School in Troutdale. He then moved to Madras, where he graduated from Madras High School in 1964.

In 1965, Pete enlisted in the Navy and served with the Seabees in various naval construction battalions during the Vietnam War. He did two tours of Vietnam and participated in the battle at Hue and the Tet Offensive. He was discharged in 1969, and was awarded several military honors.

After his discharge, Pete returned to Oregon and helped his parents build a home in Sandy.

In 1974, Pete married Mariam 'Mitzi' Irene Maas Weister in Portland. They made their home in Boring, where they started John S. Morehead Excavating Company. They owned and operated the company until Pete retired in 2001.

Pete and Mitzi later divorced, but she served as his caretaker.

Pete was a master craftsman and welder. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing and gardening. He also liked preserving and canning foods, and enjoyed mules and migratory songbirds.

Survivors include his companion, Mitzi Morehead of Boring; daughters, Brenda Wise of Boring and Kerrie Morehead of Corbett; son, Kevin Weister of Orting, Wash.; mother of Gresham; sister, Sandra Webb of Gresham; and four grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.