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Betty Pinson

Elizabeth 'Betty' Mae Pinson died Dec. 1, 2007. She was 89.

She was born Elizabeth Mae Dillon on Aug. 5, 1918, to Letia Sophia Wiltse Dillon and William Matthew Dillon in Stetler, Alberta, Canada. When Betty was four, the family moved to Oregon, first settling in Eugene and then moving to Portland where she graduated from Grant High School.

She married Don Bauer on Feb. 20, 1939. The couple built a house in West Linn and lived there for twenty years. The couple had two sons. Mr. Bauer died Dec. 20, 1959.

A secretary by profession, Mrs. Pinson returned to the workforce after Mr. Bauer's death, and worked for US National Bank in Oregon City.

She married Don Pinson in January 1963 and moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The family, which consisted of Mrs. Bauer's two sons and Mr. Pinson's two sons, moved back to Lake Oswego in 1966 where they raised were involved in the activities of their family. Mr. Pinson died in 2005.

Survivors include her sons and stepsons, Butch Bauer and wife Nancy, John Pinson, Dave Baurer, all of Lake Oswego and Stan Bauer and wife Monika of Ocala, Fla., six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A granddaughter Sarah Pinson died in 2006.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Riverview Chapel, 319 S.W. Taylors Ferry Road.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, in care of Riverview Chapel.

Josephine LeBlanc

Josephine LeBlanc died Nov. 10, 2007 in Redmond of Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS). She was 76.

Mrs. LeBlanc was born June 9, 1931, to Harry and Edna Cain in Detroit, Mich. Her aunt and uncle Edith and Otho VanSchoiack raised her from the age of eight months following her mother's death from scarlet fever.

She grew up in Cottage Grove, Ore., and moved to Portland at the age of 12. After graduating from Commerce (now Cleveland) High School she attended business college for six months.

She married James Sutton and had four children. The couple divorced in 1976.

She married Gerald (Jerry) LeBlanc in 1983, and the family moved to Tigard in the late 1980s. The couple moved to Redmond in 1996.

During her professional life, she worked at Puget Corporation, co-owned and operated J and J Vending and was a favorite sample server at Tigard Costco. Prior to her retirement this year, she was employed as the assistant manager of The Greens in Redmond.

Survivors include her husband Jerry LeBlanc of Redmond, son John Sutton of Madras, son and daughter-in-law James and Nancy Sutton of Port Orchard, Wash., son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Sherrill of Portland, daughter and son-in-law Jill and Gary Walsworth of Lake Oswego, stepdaughter and step son-in-law Lori and bill Schnoor of Puyallup, Wash., sister Janet Locke, 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at Zion Lutheran Church in Redmond. Disposition was by cremation.

Remembrances may be sent to a favorite charity or to Redmond/ Sisters Hospice.