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Obituaries for June 29, 2011

David Paul Denning

June 9, 1942-June 22, 2011

Fairview resident David Paul Denning, 69, died Wednesday, June 22.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Grace Community Church, 800 S.E. Hogan Road.

David was born June 9, 1942, in Taft, Calif., to Eugene and Jean (Russell) Denning. He graduated from Cave Junction High School in 1960 and attended Multnomah Bible College. David graduated from Southern Oregon State College with a degree in business.

David married Judy Dee Jones on July 7, 1973, in Ashland. David was a longtime Ashland resident. David also resided in Cave Junction, the Parkrose area of Portland and then in Fairview for the last 13 years.

David was a member of Good Shepherd Community Church in Boring. He loved old cars, especially Model As, camping, hiking, singing and listening to gospel music. He loved reading the Bible and one of his favorite passages was from Proverbs 3: verses 4 and 5.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Heather Bailey of Portland and Amy Hay of Beaverton; brothers, Tim Denning of Sun City West, Ariz., and Art Denning of Eugene; sister, Elizabeth Seat of Philomath; and two grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to Frontier Missions, 3302 N.W. Marine Drive, Troutdale, 97060; or to the Global Outreach Program, care of Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring, 97009.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Violet Marie Ruegger

Feb. 4, 1922-June 22, 2011

Gresham resident Violet Marie Ruegger died Wednesday, June 22. She was 89.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd. Interment will be at Douglass Cemetery in Troutdale.

Violet was born Feb. 4, 1922, in Homer, Mich., to Clayton and Pearl Snowley, the third of six children. The family moved to Oregon when Violet was 3 and moved around from Woodburn to Oregon City and Milwaukie. Violet graduated from Milwaukie High School in 1940.

In 1966, she married Ernie Ruegger. He preceded her in death in 1982.

Violet worked for Mother's Cookie Company and at Jantzen Knitting Mills. She resided in Corbett and in Gresham, where she built two custom homes for her two brothers and twin sister; she never charged them any rent for the rest of their lives.

Violet was a devout Christian. She was most pleased that she helped provide the property on Hogan Road for Grace Community Church. She was a farm girl and raised dahlias and gladiolas. Her favorite car was a Buick.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles and Burt Snowley; and by her twin sister, Viola Koon.

Survivors include her sister, Bertha Lofstedt of Wood Village; brother, Clayton Snowley of Gresham; and 11 nieces and nephews.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Donald L. Haggard

July 18, 1939-June 25, 2011

Gresham resident Donald L. Haggard died Saturday, June 25. He was 71.

No services will be held.

Donald was born July 18, 1939, in Fairplay, Colo., to Marvin and Ellen (Munson) Haggard. He served in the Navy.

On July 29, 1961, he married Norma Broomes in Portland. They resided in Gresham since 1996.

Donald was an electrician for The Oregonian. He enjoyed traveling in a recreational vehicle.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Debbie Schmitz of Gresham and Linda Haggard of Aloha; brothers, Melvin Haggard of Gresham and Rich Haggard of California; sister, Marlene Christensen of Tigard; and two grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Marion E. Treviso

Feb. 9, 1927-June 24, 2011

East County resident Marion E. Treviso died Friday, June 24. She was 84.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at St. Aidan Episcopal Church, 17405 N.E. Glisan St.

Marion was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Chicago to Nelson and Enid Kirkwood. Marion lived in Chicago and attended Tully High School, where she graduated in 1946. She received her master's degree from Lake Forest College in Illinois.

On July 2, 1953, Marion married John Treviso in Chicago. They moved to Oregon on their honeymoon.

Marion spent part of her career as a middle school teacher in Gresham and Milwaukie. She and John opened Oregon City Caramel Corn shop in 1962 and a second candy store, Milwaukie Products/Candy Land, in the mid-1970s, which she retired from in 1990. Since 1988, she was a member of the St. Aidan Episcopal Church, after transferring from St. Luke's in Gresham where she was a member from 1953 to 1988.

Marion loved her friends, baking and playing pinochle with her women's group for more than 50 years. She enjoyed numerous athletic activities including ping pong, swimming, skiing, hiking and mountain climbing (she climbed Mount Hood in 1954). She loved the beach, the gorge and the mountains. She was a fan of the Chicago Cubs.

With her husband and sometimes with friends, Marion took cruises to Hawaii, Mexico, China, the Panama Canal and Alaska; she also traveled to Maui, Europe, China and Australia. Later in her life, Marion enjoyed being a grandmother, picking blueberries and volunteering at her church and Zarephath Kitchen. She was a member of the Daughters of the King.

She was preceded in death by her son, James Treviso, in 1991; and brothers, Bob and Nelson Kirkwood.

Survivors include her husband; children Susan Roisom of Wilsonville, Jean Myers of Happy Valley, Kathleen Blakley of Spokane, Wash., and John Treviso of Las Vegas; sisters, Beryl Cook of Troutdale and Helen McNichols of Naperville, Ill.; and nine grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Aidan Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1319, Gresham, 97030.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Ann Marie Lesowske Dornes

Sept. 13, 1951-June 25, 2011

Gresham resident Ann Marie Lesowske Dornes died Saturday, June 25. She was 59.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd. Burial will follow at Gresham Pioneer Cemetery.

Ann was born Sept. 13, 1951, in Portland to Edward and Shirley (Wiens) Lesowske. She was a longtime Portland resident. After a motorcycle accident, Ann resided at the Village in Gresham since 1985. She enjoyed camping and doing arts and crafts.

Her sister, Cecelia Lesowske, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her brothers, Andy Lesowske of Gresham, Chuck Lesowske of Sisters, Mark Lesowske of Columbia City, Matt Lesowske of Portland and Frank Lesowske of St. Helens.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

James Clifford Schimel

Sept. 4, 1985-June 25, 2011

Troutdale resident James Clifford Schimel, 25, died Saturday, June 25.

A private memorial service will be held.

James was born Sept. 4, 1985, in Springfield to Bill and Linda Schimel. He was raised in Corbett and graduated from Corbett High School.

On June 10, 2011, he married Caitlin Deutsch in Las Vegas.

James worked as a carpenter. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gresham ward.

Survivors include his wife; son, Dempsey Deutsch of Troutdale; father of Spokane, Wash.; mother of Gresham; sisters, Yvonne Grey of Corbett, Julie Ramsden of Fairview, Jaime Vittoria of Troutdale and Terra Smith of Portland; and brothers, Bill Schimel of Corbett and Ben Schimel of Boring.

Family Memorial Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Lois Imogene Hiatt

July 1, 1931-June 27, 2011

Gresham resident Lois Imogene Hiatt died Monday, June 27. She was 79.

A memorial service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 2, at Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring. A private graveside service will follow.

Lois was born July 1, 1931, in Nodaway County, Mo., to Russell and Opal (Hensley) Wallace. The family moved to Oregon in Lois' early childhood.

On Sept. 7, 1949, she married Franklin 'Bud' L. Hiatt.

Lois worked for Jantzen Woolen Mills for seven years. She then drove buses for the Reynolds School District for 25 years; she was awarded 'Driver of the Year' for 1981-1982.

Lois attended Good Shepherd Community Church.

Survivors include her sons, Robert Hiatt of Oregon City, Franklin Hiatt of Gresham, Terry Hiatt of Portland, Jeffery Hiatt of Portland and Stanley Hiatt of Portland; sister, Cleta Kirkland; 15 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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