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Obituaries for March 10

Genevieve Jeffers

July 6, 1916-March 6, 2007

Former Gresham resident Genevieve Jeffers, 90, died Tuesday, March 6, in Gig Harbor, Wash.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 12, at Parklane Christian Reformed Church, 16001 S.E. Main St., Portland.

Genevieve was born July 6, 1916, in Morehead, Kan., to John Carter and Cordia Dowell. She was raised and educated in Morehead and Kansas City, Mo., where she graduated from Northeast High School in 1934.

On July 14, 1950, Genevieve married James Jeffers in Kansas City. She was an accountant for a short time before becoming a homemaker.

Genevieve and James lived in Oregon from 1967 until 1973, when they moved to Washington. In 1981, they moved Gresham, where they lived until 2001. Genevieve then moved to Gig Harbor.

Genevieve was a member of the Christian Reformed Church. She enjoyed knitting.

On May 13, 2005, Genevieve was preceded in death by her husband. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Harold Carter.

Survivors include her daughters, Deborah Boersma of Portland and Sharon Hulbert of Gig Harbor; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, 2850 Kalamazoo Ave. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49560.

Haven of Rest Funeral Home in Gig Harbor is handling arrangements.

Madeline Alice Ihrke

Oct. 25, 1925-March 6, 2007

Gresham resident Madeline Alice Ihrke, 81, died Tuesday, March 6.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. Private interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Gresham.

Madeline was born Oct. 25, 1925, in Tucson, Ariz., to Harry Truman and Elizabeth E. (Coleman) Price. She was raised and educated in Tucson, where she graduated from Amphitheater High School in 1943.

In August 1944, Madeline moved to Gresham. She held several office jobs, but later worked as a secretary/school bus driver for Boring Grade School from 1967 until she retired in1977.

She was married and divorced.

Madeline attended East Hill Church and Greater Gresham Baptist. She was a past member of the Eastern Star in Sandy. She also was active in a parent teacher association and 4-H.

She enjoyed sewing, traveling and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her sons, Bob Ihrke Jr. of Spokane, Wash., and Jay Ihrke of Portland; daughter, Evelyn Ekstrom of Gresham; and two grandsons.

Memorial contributions can be made to My Father's House, P.O. Box 1147, Gresham, 97030.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.