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Obituaries - July 21, 2011

Claude Shadburn

Claude Shadburn of Lake Oswego died Jan. 15, 2011, in the home he grew up in on Upper Drive in Lake Oswego. He was 98.

He was born in Portland on Nov. 23, 1912, the son of Clinton and Marie Shadburn. After his father died of tuberculosis, he was boarded with relatives in Sellwood; and he often shared memories of riding the Sellwood Ferry back and forth before there was a bridge.

At age 4 or 5 he and his mom, Marie, along with her new husband Oliver Worthington, moved to Lake Grove and lived on Upper Drive. Memories he shared included the church in Rosewood and hops fields, riding the ore cars down Iron Mountain and catching the train to get from one end of the lake to the other.

He attended Lake Grove Elementary School and West Linn High School.

During World War II, Mr. Shadburn served on the USS Louisville, where he passed ammunition to the gun turret while surviving a triple kamikaze attack.

Jobs held by Mr. Shadburn included driving cattle in Wyoming and working as a ranch hand, living in the Aleutians and homesteading in Alaska while driving construction trucks and overseeing tire changing. He also worked at Miller Paint in Portland.

Considered a friend and uncle by many, Mr. Shadburn is survived by his sister, Virginia Baird, her children and their families and the Vanderjack family.

A service was held at River View Cemetery in January.

William Hulden

Longtime Lake Oswego resident William M. Hulden died July 9, 2011 of suicide brought on by depression and illness. He was 65.

He was born July 23, 1945 in Portland to Walter M. and Lorraine St. Louis Hulden. He graduated from Grant High School in Portland and attended UCLA.

He was a partner in Hulden Tour and Travel and Mrs. Neusihin's Pickles. He retired in 2007.

Mr. Hulden married Gail Nokes in Las Vegas on Jan. 5, 1970.

He enjoyed travel, music, art, poetry and Formula One Racing.

Survivors include his wife Gail, daughter and son-in-law Libby Hulden and Thomas Nelson, Portland, his son and his partner, Wes Hulden and Christen Sewell, Gladstone, sister Peggy Oliver, Grants Pass, brother Jim Hulden, Nahalem.

A gathering of friends and family will be held July 23 at 2 p.m. at 14600 S.W. 103rd Ave. in Tigard.

Remembrances may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 524 N.W. 52nd Ave., Portland, OR 97213.

Virginia Rowley

Former Lake Oswego resident Virginia Ann Rowley died July 11, 2011, at Avamere in Beaverton. She was 95.

She was born July 2, 1916, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Tom and Theresa Colford. She was raised in the Michigan communities of Lake Orion, Detroit and Grosse Pointe.

On Dec. 23, 1942, she married Allan F. Rowley in Detroit.

In 1969 the Rowleys moved to California and lived there until 1996. Mr. Rowley died in 1996.

Mrs. Rowley lived in Lake Oswego from 1996 until 2004.

Mrs. Rowley was a cheerful community servant and worked as a hospital volunteer, Girl Scout leader and on many church committees, including at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Detroit. She also helped with graduation receptions at Lake Oswego junior high and senior high schools.

Survivors include her son and daughter Al and Kris Rowley, formerly of Lake Oswego and now of Denver, Colo.; her daughters and sons-in-law Ann Marie and Randy Swartout of Portland and Linda Rowley Blue and Jeff Morgan of Studio City, Calif., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister Betty Colford Amo, brother-in-law Bert Amo and her brother Tom.

A private Irish memorial party will be held Aug. 21 in Oregon. Interment is in Calvary Cemetery in Santa Barbara, Calif.

The family suggests that donations or personal time be donated to a church or charity of one's choice in Mrs. Rowley's name.

Death Notice:

Marjorie Cooney

Marjorie Lee Cooney of Lake Oswego died July 15, 2011, at the age of 97.

For service information, call Wilhelm's Portland Memorial at 503-236-4141.

An obituary will be in a future Lake Oswego Review.