Death and funeral notices for the Tigard-Tualatin and Beaverton areas
Marilyn Sue Hanson Hedgepeth
Nov. 29, 1934-June 7, 2011
Marilyn Hanson Hedgepeth, 76, died in Beaverton on June 7 at the age of 76.
She was born to Selma and Richard Hanson on Nov. 29, 1934, in Barron County, Wis. She attended Kansas Newman College and moved to Oregon in 1985.
She received a BS and became a registered nurse, working as a community health nurse and a hospice nurse.
When she wasn't caring for others, she enjoyed church socials and activities. She was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church, Home Bound Eucharistic ministry and parish nurse ministry.
Surviving are sons Gordon Hedgepeth of Tualatin, Brian Hedgepeth of Oregon City, Chris Hedgepeth of Beaverton and Mark Hedgepeth of Fayetteville; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is being held today at 4 p.m. at the Maryville Nursing Home, 14645 S.W. Farmington Road, Beaverton.
Online condolences may be sent at ANewTradition.com. Arrangements are by Crown Memorial Center - Tualatin.
Dorothy LeOra Cody
Aug. 6, 1914-June 2, 2011
Dorothy LeOra Cody, 96, died June 2 in Sherwood.
Dorothy LeOra Mott was born Aug. 6, 1914, in Oberlin, Kan., where she was raised.
On April 15, 1934, she married Herbert Elton Cody. She was a stay-at-home mother and loved putting puzzles together.
Surviving are sons Boyd Cody of Juneau, Alaska, Paul Cody of La Pine and Dean Cody of Gresham; daughters June Dietrich of Magnolia, Texas, LaVirl Rice of Tomball, Texas, Flo Anderson of Oregon City and Della Wyatt of West Linn; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband Herbert; her parents Cecil Mott and Stella (Steiner) Mott; five sisters; two brothers; sons Earnest and Jerry; and daughter Maxine.
A celebration of life was held June 5 at Tualatin Community Park.
Donations in memory of Dorothy LeOra Cody may be sent to Providence Hospice.
Arrangements were in the care of Crown Memorial Center - Tualatin.
Robert Grant McEachern
Nov.16, 1930-May 30, 2011
Robert (Bob) Grant McEachern, 80, a resident of Forest Grove, died May 30 at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro.
Born Nov. 16, 1930, in Oregon City to Fred McEachern and Vida (Calbeck) McEachern, he was raised and received his education in the Forest Grove community and graduated with the Forest Grove High School class of 1948.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving one enlistment in the Air Force as a medic until receiving his honorable discharge.
After his discharge he attended the University of Washington, Portland State University and the University of Oregon, receiving a BA in general business.
He married Carol J. Wagner in Raleigh Hill, and following their marriage they lived in Beaverton. They later divorced.
Mr. McEachern later lived in Hillsboro and Forest Grove and was guest resident at The Grove Retirement Community and Forest Grove Rehabilitation Center.
He was employed as a pharmaceutical sales representative for Rugby Labratories in Atlanta, Ga., and then for Barr Pharmaceutical in West Point, N.Y., until retiring at age 51.
He was a member of the Hillsboro Elks Lodge BPOE No. 1862.
He enjoyed snowskiing, fishing and golf. He was an avid fan and supporter of the Seattle Mariners and the Oregon State University Beavers.
Pastor Dan Wilson-Fey of Forest Grove United Methodist Church officiated at graveside services Friday in Mt. View Memorial Gardens in Forest Grove. Burial rites with a flag honor presentation was held under the direction of the American Legion Washington Post No. 2 in Forest Grove.
Preceding him in death were parents Fred and Vida McEachern and daughter Kimberly Carol McEachern in 2000.
Survivors include his son and companion Mark D. McEachern and Penny Bartemus of Gaston.
The family of Robert (Bob) Grant McEachern suggests contributions in his memory to the Forest Grove United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 1726 Cedar St., Forest Grove 97116, or to the American Red Cross, Oregon Trail Chapter, P.O. Box 70, Portland 97207.
To sign the online guest book or to send a condolence to the family, go to: Fuiten, Rose and Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove, which was in charge of the arrangements.
Doris E. Williams
Oct. 13, 1923-June 5, 2011
Doris E. Williams died June 5 at the age of 88.
She was born on Oct. 13, 1923, in Zap, N.D,, to Fredrick and Wilhelmina Schell.
She graduated from Milwaukie High School and attended secretarial college before beginning work at Columbia Pictures in Portland.
In 1946 she married Thomas Williams, and they resided in Milwaukie and later in Garden Home while raising their family.
For many years she participated in PTA while she and her husband enjoyed league bowling with their friends.
She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed spending time with family. An avid traveler, she favored Cannon Beach, other parts of the Oregon coast, San Diego and cruise vacations.
In addition to working for Columbia Pictures, she worked for many years at Lipman Wolfe as an assistant store manager in the china and silver department.
A dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was known as 'Nana' to the family. Her constant concern for every family member will be greatly missed. She had a wonderful smile and a great wit.
Surviving are Thomas, her husband of 65 years; children Susan Mihelich, Thomas (Tim) Williams and Sharon Williams Deits; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother.
A memorial service was held Saturday at Skyline Memorial Gardens.
Donations in honor of Doris E. Williams may be made to Susan G. Komen or to a charity of the donor's choice.