Obituaries, April 18


The following obituaries appeared in the April 18 edition of The Post.

William 'Bill' Marion Long

Oct. 2, 1925-April 11, 2007

Longtime Sandy resident William 'Bill' Marion Long, 81, died Wednesday, April 11, at his home.

Private interment will be held Monday, April 16, at Cliffside Cemetery, Sandy.

Bill was born Oct. 2, 1925, in Elmo, Ark., to William and Malissa (Starnes) Long. He moved with his family to Michigan, where he graduated from high school.

Bill married Betty Cawvey on July 5, 1943, in Michigan.

On Nov. 16, 1943, he enlisted in the Army and served with the 87th Infantry Division in the European Theater during World War II. He was honorably discharged July 5, 1946.

After his discharge, Bill moved to Sandy. He owned and operated a sawmill until 1962, then pursued a career in construction. He worked for E.W. Eldridge in Sandy until 1985.

Bill enjoyed watching sports and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of Sandy; sons, Ron Long of Ontario and Bill Long Jr. of Sandy; daughter, Linda Judd of Sandy; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Normand Edwin Thornlimb

Feb. 1, 1935-April 13, 2007

Normand Edwin Thornlimb, 72, a longtime resident of Boring, died Friday, April 13, at his home.

A private graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 18, at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland.

Normand was born Feb. 1, 1935, in Providence, R.I., to Einar and Irene (Brelsforth) Thornlimb.

On Nov. 7, 1955, he joined the Army and served as a medic. He was discharged Oct. 18, 1957.

In 1956, while he was in the service, Normand married Agnes 'Nancy' Vernon. After his discharge, they made their home in Warwick, R.I., where he worked as a mechanic with Hurd and Goldberg Chrysler Plymouth.

In 1972, they moved to Boring. Normand continued working as a mechanic, first at Glos Ford in Sandy and later for McRobert Ford in Gresham. He then worked in the maintenance department at the Albertina Kerr Youth and Family Center in Portland for 10 years. He was retired.

Normand enjoyed camping, woodworking, working with children and model trains. When his sons were young, he was a Boy Scout leader.

Survivors include his wife of Boring; sons, Paul Thornlimb of Boring and Mark Thornlimb of Gresham; daughters, Rebecca Gaylord of Portland and Susan Moore of Boring; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.