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Virginia Lynn Alkire

Oct. 8, 1923 - June 20, 2006

Virginia Lynn Alkire, 82, of Tigard died June 20 after a fight with cancer.

She was born Virginia Lynn Conover on Oct. 8, 1923, in Platteville, Colo.

She moved to Portland in about 1944. She later moved to Shreveport, La., before returning to Portland in 1974. She moved to Tigard in 1995.

Mrs. Alkire was a licensed practical nurse for St. Vincent Hospital.

In 1942 she married John F. Alkire, who survives her.

She is also survived by daughters Sandra L. Mossman, Brenda L. Treacy and Michele R. McCracken; son John J. Alkire; plus seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service was held June 24 in St. Francis Catholic Church in Sherwood.

Donations in memory of Virginia Lynn Alkire may be made to the Salvation Army.

Arrangements have been handled by Young's Funeral Home.

Fr. William Jewell Cary Jr.

Oct. 19, 1924 - June 22, 2006

William Jewell Cary Jr., 81, died June 22 in Newberg.

He was born Oct. 19, 1924, in Independence, Mo.

He received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a master's from Northwestern University.

He worked for newspapers in New Hampshire, California and Idaho. He owned a newspaper in Fallon, Nev., before moving to Portland, where he worked for the Oregon Journal.

He was a staff sergeant in the Army Signal Corps from 1943 to 1947 and served again during the Korean conflict as a first lieutenant from 1951 to 1953.

In 1947 he married Genevieve Campbell in South Strafford, Vt. She died in 1997.

Fr. Cary was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church in 1971 and a priest in 1973. He served in churches in the Portland area, Ashland and Lincoln City before last serving at St. Michael's in Newberg.

Survivors include sons William J. Cary III of Portland and Christopher C. Cary of Vancouver, Wash.; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Saturday in St. Michael's Episcopal Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to William Temple House, c/o Attrell's Newberg Chapel, 207 Villa Road, Newberg 97132.

Gloria H. Kolling

March 6, 1932 - June 23, 2006

Native Oregonian Gloria H. Kolling of Tigard, died June 23. She was 74.

Mrs. Kolling, whose maiden name was Davies, was born March 6, 1932, in Baker.

In 1974 she married Jerry Kolling.

She had lived in the Garden Home area before moving to Tigard in 1998.

She had been a flight attendant for TWA and had owned and operated Town Center Travel before retiring in 1992.

She was a CASA volunteer in Washington County for four years. She was also a member of Clipped Wings.

Survivors in addition to her husband include daughters Kimberly Hanes and Melissa Manley; cousin Betty Henkelman; and two grandchildren.

A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

Donations in memory of Gloria H. Kolling may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation.

Pegg, Paxson and Springer Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James Milton Haydon

Oct. 24, 1917 - June 20, 2006

James Milton Haydon, who most recently lived in Fountain Valley, Calif., died June 20 at age 88.

He was born Oct. 24, 1917, in Walla Walla, Wash.

He served in the Navy for 14 years, including in the Pacific during World War II and during the Korean conflict. He continued service in the Navy Reserve for eight years.

Mr. Haydon was an ironworker superintendent and bridgeman for 27 years.

In 1995 he married Evelyn Espenschied, who survives him.

Survivors also include son James M. Haydon and Irby E. Haydon; daughters Cora F. Gurren, Janet Zee Abad and Lois E. Haydon; plus eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral took place Monday in the Bull Mountain Ward chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tigard.

Arrangements are handled by Bateman Carroll.

Mary D. Cooper

Jan. 8, 1916 - June 14, 2006

Mary D. Cooper, a former resident of Tigard, died June 14 at age 90.

She was born Mary D. Bozich Jan. 8, 1916, in Richmond, Calif.

She was a medical assistant in Richmond and then lived in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., before moving to Tigard in 1988. She moved to East Windsor, Conn., in 1998.

She was preceded in death by husband James Cooper in 1974.

Surviving are son Marty; daughters Shirley Kay, Sheree Rybinski and Sharon Wirth; sister Bernice Newell; plus 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Robert A. Johnson

Feb. 23, 1945 - July 2, 2006

Robert A. Johnson died Sunday at age 61.

A funeral service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home and burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery.

Born Feb. 23, 1945, in Portland, Mr. Johnson grew up in the Metzger area and graduated from Tigard High School in 1963.

In 1968 he joined the United States Marines, proudly serving his country until 1974.

After being honorably discharged he joined Daimler-Chrysler, working as a warehouseman for 34 years before retiring in 2000.

In 1971 he met Lois Hamerlynck on a blind date and they were married on Dec. 1, 1971.

Mr. Johnson was an avid fisherman, fishing anywhere there was running water. A true outdoorsman he loved being out on the boat enjoying nature. He enjoyed tinkering with old cars, his favorite being his 1934 Ford five-window coupe.

He was a self-taught man and of all his joys he found the most fulfilling and rewarding was time spent with his children and his grandchildren. He thoroughly enjoyed being 'Grandpa' and was the true definition for the word 'grandpa.' He loved teaching and playing with his six grandchildren.

Survivors include, his wife Lois; daughters, Geri Ness and Kim Matthews; grandchildren Jeremy, Dakota, Dominique, Cheyenne, Savanna, and Logan; and brother Rick Rodgers.

A son, Robert A. Johnson, preceded him in death in 1988.

In lieu of flowers, the family of Robert A. Johnson suggests donations in his memory to Kaiser Hospice.

Myrtle B. Kidd

March 3, 1932 - June 4, 2006

Myrtle B. Kidd, 74, a native Oregonian and resident of Sherwood for the past 37 years, died Sunday in her home. Cause of death was pancreatic cancer.

Mrs. Kidd, whose maiden name was Haskell, was born March 3, 1932, in Beaverton.

She graduated from Beaverton High School and had lived in Beaverton, Cedar Hills, Multnomah, Forest Grove, Alameda and Tigard before settling in Sherwood.

In 1951 she married Deane Kidd, who survives her.

She is also survived by daughter and son-in-law Pamela Kidd and Jack Boquist; son and daughter-in-law Andrew and Judy Kidd; granddaughter Tiffani Elkins; grandson John Kidd; sister Orvill Callender; and brother Chet Haskell.

An informal memorial gathering of family and friends will be held at Myrt and Deane's home Saturday from 1 until 4 p.m.

Wherity Family Funerals and Cremations is in charge of arrangements.

Doris Ogden

Feb. 1, 1914 - June 16, 2006

Doris Ogden, 92, died peacefully June 16, due to complications from pulmonary fibrosis.

A gathering of family and friends will take place Saturday. No service has been held.

Mrs. Ogden was born Doris Gossman Feb. 1, 1914, in Aberdeen, S.D. As a small child, she moved with her family to the Portland area.

In 1935 she married Floyd Ogden.

A homemaker, Mrs. Ogden and her husband raised three daughters together. They had celebrated 60 years of marriage before Mr. Ogden died in July 1995.

Mrs. Ogden was a member of TOPS Club for 35 years.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Beverly and Dan Spencer of McMinnville, Patricia and Bill Schmidt of Everett, Wash., and Rebecca and Rod Brummett of Tigard; plus seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Donations in memory of Doris Ogden may be made to the American Lung Association.

Avis M. Shettle

May 2, 1906 - June 14, 2006

Avis M. Shettle of Tigard died June 14 at the age of 100.

She was born Avis Maguire on May 2, 1906, in Springfield, Ohio.

She served for 11 years in the Army's WAACs, retiring as a captain in 1953.

In 1949 she married John G. Shettle. He died in 1955.

Mrs. Shettle moved to Portland in 1958 and to Tigard in 2001.

Surviving are son Richard Ferris; stepdaughter Jeanne Riggenberg; plus six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes has handled arrangements.