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East County loses notable citizens in 2007

In memoriam:

Mazama mountain climbing group member Ed Charles Holt, 62, died Jan. 13 while conducting a backcountry ski class.

Kjersten Oquist, 36, of Wood Village, principal violist for the Eugene Symphony, was killed when an alleged drunken driver crashed into her car on Feb. 11.

Gresham activist and realtor Mary Martin, 56, who helped launch the city's neighborhood programs, died March 9.

Gresham Century Farmer Ralph Clinton, 87, died April 3, on 19 acres on Butler Road, a farm started by his great-grandmother.

Artist/cartoonist Ernest Hager, 89, who built a fanciful home in Corbett that is now Brickhaven Bed and Breakfast, died on April 16.

Troutdale historian and photo librarian Walter Nasmyth, of Portland, died at age 81 on April 18.

Bob Davis, Gresham realtor, died May 13, at 79. He served 28 years on the board of Mt. Hood Community College.

Former Troutdale city councilor and community volunteer Marge Schmunk, 68, died June 6.

John Hodge, Gresham, who grew up on the farm founded 130 years ago by his pioneer ancestors, died June 11 at age 93.

Orson Goodrich, of Gresham, 93, Oregon Trail historian, died June 26.

Dr. Joe Miller Jr., who led the battle to preserve the Bull Run watershed, died June 26 at age 96.

Longtime Sandy resident Herb Fenwick, artist, river guide and founder of Fenwick's Feed, died at age 66 on June 29.

Jim Raze, Fairview councilor, realtor and historical society volunteer, died at age 64, on Aug. 14.

Capt. Drew N. Jensen, 27, of Damascus, died Sept. 7 in Seattle of complications from wounds suffered May 7 in Ba'qubah, Iraq, when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.

Father Vic Gibson, of Welches, rector at St. Luke's Episcopal Church for 23 years and former Gresham police chaplain, died at age 88 on Oct. 25.

Kazuo Fujii, Troutdale farmer and World War II veteran, died Nov. 5 at age 88.

Ike Handy, 90, former Troutdale service station operator, businessman and community leader, died Nov. 24.

Logger, firefighter and church builder Jim Baker, 83, of Aims, died Dec. 17.