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Obituaries for Dec. 31

Lawrence 'Larry' Lee Gathwright

April 25, 1940-Dec. 21, 2007

Gresham resident Lawrence 'Larry' Gathwright, 67, died Friday, Dec. 21, at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center in Gresham.

As per Larry's request, there will be a private family Service of Remembrance held at a later date.

Larry was born April 25, 1940, in Klamath Falls to Wallace and Margaret (Shoenfeld) Gathwright. The family moved to Portland from Klamath Falls in 1952. He attended Grant High School.

Larry worked for 27 years in administration in the Air National Guard, reaching the rank of master sergeant. He was stationed at the Portland Air Base.

He was a member of the Lions Club and the Gateway Elks No. 2411. His interests included playing cards at the senior center and traveling.

Survivors include his companion, Jeannie Gathwright of Gresham; daughters, Marcy Young of Gresham, Lori Scott of Troutdale; brother, Donald Gathwright; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association in Larry's name.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Norma Evangeline Russell

Oct. 14, 1910-Dec. 21, 2007

Former Gresham resident Norma Evangeline Russell, 97, of Salem, died Friday, Dec. 21, in Salem.

A public graveside service was held Wednesday, Dec. 26, in Salem. Interment followed at Rest Lawn Cemetery in Salem.

Norma was born Oct. 14, 1910, in Tate, Neb., to Earl and Ethyl Green.

She was a housewife and served as secretary of the Gresham Ladies Auxiliary of Eagles for 25 years. She lived at Linneman Station from 1941-67, in the original depot building.

She married Robert Russell. He preceded her in death April 24, 1979.

Survivors include her sisters, Eva Smith of San Diego, Calif., Fern Lempke of Yakima, Wash.; sons, Glenn Russell of Oregon City, Warren Russell of Salem and Lynn Russell of Seattle; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Rest Lawn Funeral Home of Salem is handling arrangements.

Lena Helen Hornor

May 12, 1916-Dec. 27, 2007

East County resident Lena Helen Hornor, 91, died Thursday, Dec. 27, at her residence.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham.

Lena was born May 12, 1916, in Portland to Raphael and Angelina (Tarantino) Marconi. She graduated from Commerce High School in 1934.

She was a cook and waitress at various restaurants in East County.

In 1936, she married Edward Spina. They were later divorced.

In 1954, she married Norman Hornor. He preceded her in death in 1982.

Survivors include her daughters, Marlene Dutton of Portland, Barbara Butcher of Troutdale, Norma Spina of Portland, Terri Dodd of Gilbert, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Hood Hospice.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Wilton Edward Hazen

Sept. 6, 1914-Dec. 28, 2007

East County resident Wilton Edward Hazen, 93, died Friday, Dec. 28, in Clackamas.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham.

Wilton was born Sept. 6, 1914, to Albert James and Jenny (Swenson) Hazen in Marlette, Mich.

In 1950, he married Anneliese Gugenberger in Marlette. She preceded him in death in 2002.

He resided in Wood Village since 1950. In Michigan, he was a farmer and in Oregon he worked at several area nurseries and dairy farms. Most recently, he was the maintenance foreman for the city of Wood Village. He retired in 1980.

He owned several horses for a number of years. He also enjoyed watching baseball.

Survivors include his sons, Peter Hazen of Salem, Hans Hazen of Ohio, Eric Hazen of Orting, Wash.; brother, Donald Hazen of Marlette; sisters, Gladys Taft of Marlette and Orpha Thompson of Marlette; and seven grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Harold George Lubrecht

Nov. 22, 1924-Dec. 17, 2007

Harold George Lubrecht, 83, longtime resident of Boring, died Monday, Dec. 17, at Marquis Care at Centennial.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham.

Harold was born Nov. 22, 1924, on a farm near Elk River, Minn., to Herman Lubrecht and Blanche Lareau. He was raised there and assisted with the family dairy farm. When he reached the legal age for enlistment, he joined the Navy in 1945, rising to the rank of a machinist's mate. He served during World War II in the South Pacific and later in the occupation of Japan aboard the aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La. He was honorably discharged in 1947.

His adventures after the war included visits to the Pacific Northwest via motorcycle with close friends, as well as work in the lumber industry and construction materials trades during the mid- to late-1940s. He lived in Longview, Wash., and Wenatchee, Wash., before returning to Minnesota to become an apprentice lineman for the local REA co-op.

On Aug. 23, 1952, he married Shirley Randle. They moved to Portland in 1953. He started working in the electrical trade with Parker Shramm, an electrical contractor, and worked on some of the first high-tension electrical transmission lines in the area. He then started work with Portland General Electric as a lineman in 1957. He became a line foreman a few years later and was responsible for training apprentices and running a line crew.

Harold moved his family to their farm in the Boring area in 1958, where he lived until his death. He enjoyed working the farm, shooting sports, metal and woodworking and caring for his family.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Michael Lubrecht of Carnation, Wash., Jerry Lubrecht of Boring; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.