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Obituaries for July 20, 2011

Richard Alan Holsclaw

Nov. 3, 1949-June 3, 2011

Richard Alan Holsclaw, a resident of Boring, died Friday, June 3. He was 61.

Burial was at Skyline Memorial Gardens in Portland.

Richard was born Nov. 3, 1949, in Portland to Howard and Bernadine Holsclaw. He attended Jefferson High School and Portland State University. He served in the Army.

Richard worked as a warehouse machine operator. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Boring.

His sister, Elizabeth, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his sister, Linda Walker of Sequim, Wash.

Memorial donations can be made to the chemo clinic at the Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center, 3710 S.W. U.S. Veterans Hospital Road, and #8232;Portland, 97239.

Crown Memorial Center in Milwaukie is handling arrangements.

Fred Andrew Sealander

Nov. 15, 1919-July 17, 2011

Sandy resident Fred Andrew Sealander, 91, died Sunday, July 17, in Gresham.

A viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Sandy Funeral Home, 39551 Pleasant St. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 22, at Sandy Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cliffside Cemetery, 15635 Ten Eyck Road. 

Fred was born Nov. 15, 1919, in Colby, Maine, to William and Alice Sealander. Fred was raised in Perham, Maine, and graduated from Caribou High School. He joined the Army Air Force 7th Fighter Command and served from 1943 to 1946.

In 1950, Fred moved to Oregon. He married Edna Rose Fischer on March 9, 1953, in Vancouver, Wash. They made their home in Sandy.

Fred was a long-haul truck driver and worked for Mitchell Brothers and Garrett Trucking until his retirement in 1981.

Fred enjoyed working around the house on remodeling projects and traveling.

Survivors include his stepdaughter, Darlene White of Sandy; stepson, Wayne Koch of Sandy; brothers, Wilford Sealander of Redding, Calif., William Sealander of Oak Run, Calif., Leland Sealander of La Cresta, Calif., and Russell Sealander of Shingletown, Calif.; sisters, Geneva Dickenson of Hudson, Fla., and Shirley Griffith of Caribou, Maine; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Sandy Historical Society, P.O. Box 652, Sandy, 97055.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Laura Lee Oliver

Sept. 4, 1987-July 11, 2011

Sandy resident Laura Lee Oliver died Monday, July 11, of complications from cerebral palsy. She was 23.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 22, at Sandy Funeral Home, 39551 Pleasant St.

Laura was born Sept. 4, 1987, in Portland to Gary and Patty Oliver.

Laura loved going to the beach: It brought her much peace and relaxation listening to the surf. She enjoyed listening to Kenny G; she had the opportunity of meeting him and having him play a song for her. Laura loved bright colors and her bedroom was a 'tropical theme.'

Survivors include her parents; sisters, Amanda Dauenhauer and Brittney Oliver of Sandy; brother, Dennis Oliver of Sandy; and grandparents, Barbara Oliver of Portland and Leon and Coletta Hall of Sandy.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Sandy Fire District, 17460 Bruns Ave., Sandy, 97055; or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, 97239.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

John Keith Rutledge

Jan. 3, 1967-July 15, 2011

Sandy resident John Keith Rutledge died Friday, July 15, after receiving injuries in an all-terrain vehicle accident. He was 44.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at Gresham Memorial Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave.

John was born Jan. 3, 1967, in Portland to John and Tommie (Ross) Rutledge. He grew up in Gresham and graduated from Gresham High School in 1985. He served in the Army from 1986 to 1992.

John worked as a truck driver. He loved hunting for elk and chukar with his dad and brother in the high desert region of Eastern Oregon.

Survivors include his wife, Lori Rutledge of Portland; children, Larissa Rutledge of Germany and Keith Rutledge of Portland; his mother, of Fairview; sister, Tracy Mandeville of Quincy, Wash.; and brothers, Jimmy Rutledge of Sandy and Obie Rutledge of Portland.

Oregon Cremation Co. is handling arrangements.