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Obituaries April 28


John George Anderson

Dec. 2, 1953-April 15, 2007

Damascus area resident John George Anderson, 53, died Sunday, April 15, in Clackamas.

A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Holgate Baptist Church, 11242 S.E. Holgate Blvd., Portland.

John was born Dec. 2, 1953, in Portland to Harry Samuel and Appa Leone (Stober) Anderson. He was raised and educated in Portland, where he graduated from David Douglas High School in 1972. He continued his education at Portland Community College, where he earned an associate's degree in aeronautical technology.

John worked as a marine welder and owned and operated an arcade in Damascus. As his business expanded, he ran coin-operated games, jukeboxes and pool tables at nearly 100 locations throughout Multnomah and Clackamas counties.

He moved to Clackamas 20 years ago.

John was a member of the Boilermaker's Union.

He had a private pilot's license. He enjoyed drag racing, four-wheeling and gold prospecting.

Survivors include his mother of Portland; and sisters, Linda, Bonnie and Janet, all of Portland.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Holgate Baptist Church building fund, 11242 S.E. Holgate Blvd., Portland, 97226.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Alfred Dinges

Sept. 19, 1919-April 20, 2007

Former Damascus resident Alfred Dinges, 87, died of pulmonary fibrosis Friday, April 20, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 5105 S.W. Franklin Ave., Beaverton. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at Crescent Grove Cemetery, 9925 S.W. Greenburg Road, Tigard.

Alfred was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Schoenchen, Kan., to Albert and Mary Dinges.

In 1942, he joined the Army Air Corps and served during World War II. He was discharged in 1945.

On Dec. 12, 1944, Alfred married Leona in Hays, Kansas.

He was a contractor and a D and L door sales representative. He retired approximately 20 years ago.

Alfred was a member of the Gresham Elks Lodge. He enjoyed golfing, traveling and spending time with his family.

Alfred was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife of Beaverton; daughters, Lynette Nicholson of Beaverton, Stephanie Bates of Gresham and Candice Gerig of Beaverton; brothers, Herman Dinges of Denver, Edward Dinges of Hays and Lee Dinges of Lewiston, Idaho; sisters, Marcella Pfannestiel of Denver, Lauretta Marquardt of Beaverton, Mary Ann Anderson of Beaverton and Dorothy McCarty of Denver; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, Pacific Mountain Affiliate, 710 Second Ave., Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98104, or the American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006.

Springer and Son Aloha Funeral Home and Crematory is handling arrangements.

Kevin Paul Holmlund

July 13, 1952-April 22, 2007

East County resident Kevin Paul Holmlund, 54, died Sunday, April 22, of injuries he received in a car accident along Highway 197 outside of The Dalles.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1740 S.E. 139th Ave., Portland.

Kevin was born July 13, 1952, in Portland to Kenneth and Dorothy (Erickson) Holmlund. He was raised and educated in Gresham, where he graduated from Barlow High School in 1970.

On Sept. 8, 1973, Kevin married Cathy Coffey in Gresham. He was a project manager for Grant Co. in Mt. Angel.

Kevin was a member of Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed fly-fishing and sailing.

Survivors include his wife of Portland; sons, Abram Holmlund of Portland, Ezra Holmlund of Klickitat, Wash., and Isaac Holmlund of Portland; daughter, Louisa Holmlund of New York City; mother of Walla Walla, Wash.; sister, Nancy Withycombe of Walla Walla; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Trout Unlimited, 213 S.W. Ash St., Portland, 97204.

Omega Funeral and Cremation Service is handling arrangements.

Evelyn Marleen Lewis

Nov. 2, 1935-April 21, 2007

Corbett resident Evelyn Marleen Lewis, 71, died of cancer Saturday, April 21, at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center in Gresham.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at St. Henry Catholic Church, 346 N.W. First St., Gresham. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 400 S.W. Walters Drive.

Evelyn was born Nov. 2, 1935, in Portland to Julius and Evelyn Lampert. She was raised and educated in Troutdale and graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Portland in 1954.

On Jan. 15, 1955, Evelyn married Wayne Weien in Gresham. He preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1958. On July 4, 1959, she married Wayne Lewis. They later divorced.

Evelyn was a homemaker.

She enjoyed gardening and was known for her flower garden along Crown Point Highway. She also liked camping, fishing, sewing and spending time with her family.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her brother, Basil Lampert; and sister, Cecelia Misten.

Survivors include her sons, Carl Weien, Perry Weien, Garth Lewis and Casey Lewis, all of Corbett, and Greg Lewis of St. Petersburg, Fla.; daughter, Stephanie Llewellyn of Happy Valley; sisters, Lenore Winters of Gresham, Delores Williams of Orient, Lucille Tolbert of Fairview and Eileen Troxel of The Dalles; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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.

Dale Andro Norwood

Sept. 17, 1931-April 21, 2007

Gresham resident Dale Andro Norwood, 75, died Saturday, April 21.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 30, at Gresham United Methodist Church, 620 N.W. Eighth St., Gresham. Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland.

Dale was born Sept. 17, 1931, in Creighton, Neb., to Frank Andro and Clara Myrel (Ehrenberg) Norwood. He was raised and educated in Creighton, where he graduated from high school in 1949.

In 1951, he enlisted in the Air Force. He was discharged in 1954.

On Jan. 29, 1955, Dale married Helen Rose Wickwire in Vancouver, Wash.

He received a master's degree in computer science from San Jose State University in 1972. He then worked as an electrical engineer for Rolm Corp., IBM and the San Jose Mercury News. He retired in 1993, and moved to Gresham in 2000.

Dale was a member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Newberg Masonic Lodge. He was an avid duck hunter and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of Gresham; sons, David Norwood of Gresham and Frank Norwood of Vancouver; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, 97239.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Joe N. Ponik

Jan. 17, 1934-April 20, 2007

Longtime Gresham resident Joe N. Ponik, 73, died Friday, April 20, in Gresham.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at Mountainview Christian Church, 1890 N.E. Cleveland Ave., Gresham.

Joe was born Jan. 17, 1934, in Pueblo, Colo., to Pete and Eva (Segon) Ponik. He was raised and educated in Calhan, Colo.

In 1955, he enlisted in the Army and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1958.

After his discharge, he moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., where he worked as a mechanic for Phil Long Ford and Owen Faricy Ford.

In 1977, Joe married Avalon 'Faye' Somogynari in Oregon City. They made their home in Portland.

Joe worked at several Ford dealerships throughout the Northwest. He retired in the late 1980s. He and his wife then managed apartments until he officially retired in 1991.

He also worked as a mechanic for various used car dealers.

In 1998, he moved to Gresham.

Joe enjoyed playing cards, fishing, camping and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed casinos, old cowboy movies and 'Walker, Texas Ranger.'

Survivors include his wife of Gresham; sons, Phillip Harding of Portland, David Harding of Rainier, Michael Harding of Portland and Jason Ponik of Seattle; daughters, Brenda Nastasi of Molalla, Marcie Law of Colorado Springs, Colo., Teresa Hare of Gresham and Myra Joiner of Colorado Springs; sister, Elsie Devoress of Yoder, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.