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Violet Ruth Andreas

Aug. 12, 1927 - Oct. 28, 2012

Oregon City resident Violet Ruth Andreas died on Oct. 28 at age 85.

She was born on Aug. 12, 1927, in Gervais, Ore., to Louise and Earl Dunn. She was raised in Gervais, where she attended high school.

She was a housewife and mother, and volunteered at Willamette Falls Hospital in her younger years. Her hobbies included word puzzles, and visiting with family and friends. She lived in Gladstone from 1954 to 1973, and then moved to Milwaukie in 1973 to 1977. Her husband’s job made a transfer to Keizer where they made their home from 1977 to 1992. She moved back to Milwaukie in December 1992 to 2006. From 2006 to 2012 she lived in Oregon City.

Mrs. Andreas is survived by: her daughters and sons-in-law, Susan Cyr (Steve) from Beaverton, Diane Courtney (Jack) from Woodburn and Patti McDowell (Dave) from Milwaukie; brothers, Ron Dunn from Milwaukie, and Leroy Dunn from West Linn; sister, Pat from Thousand Oaks, Calif.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Frank Roy Andreas, preceded her in death in 1992.

A memorial service was held Nov. 4 at the Meadows Courtyard in Oregon City, followed by interment at Willamette National Cemetery.

Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud.

Letha Marie Vercher Clewis

Jan. 23, 1949 - Oct. 27, 2012

Letha Marie Vercher Clewis died on Oct. 27 in Milwaukie; she was 63.

She was born on Jan. 23, 1949, in Westlake, La. She was raised primarily in Fresno, Calif., and graduated from Edison High School.

She moved to Oregon in 1979, and worked many years in production for the aerospace industry. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, family barbecues, and eating vanilla ice cream — her favorite.

Mrs. Clewis is survived by: husband, Troy Clewis; son, Larry Smith; daughter-in-law, Dina Hawley; daughter, Letrese Smith; grandchildren, Ryan Hawley, Kiarra Smith, Zachery Smith, Larry Smith Jr., Xavier Smith, Shaletha Smith, Tequaila Smith, Shaundrika Smith, Mercedes Smith and Timmy Smith.

She was preceded in death by: son, Timothy Smith Sr.; and by her siblings, Evelyn, Carrie, Ada, Donnie, Ronnie, Wayne and Robert Vercher and Roosevelt Vercher Jr.

A memorial service was held at Tri-City Baptist Temple on Nov. 10; contact family for additional details.

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center - Milwaukie.

Shirley Anita (Lundgren) Davis

 Feb. 9, 1931 - Nov. 3, 2012

 Shirley Anita (Lundgren) Davis passed away in West Linn on Nov. 3.

She was born in Oregon City and raised in West Linn; she attended Sunset Grade School and later graduated from West Linn High School in 1949. 

She and Orville (Pete) Davis were joined in marriage on Nov. 6, 1949, at Atkins Memorial Congregational Church in Oregon City.  A homemaker and mother, she also worked as a grocery clerk and in retail sales.  She enjoyed reading, playing piano and organ.  She loved cooking, roller skating, the Portland Trailblazers and traveling.  She volunteered with Eastmoreland Osteopathic Hospital and the Girl Scouts, and was a member of the Stumblers Dance Club. 

Mrs. Davis is survived by: her husband, Orville (Pete) Davis; son, Gary Davis; daughter, Mary Johnson; brother, Bruce Lundgren; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by: her son, Dan Davis; daughter, Nancy Webb; and her parents, Marjorie and Clarence Lundgren.

A celebration of life for Mrs. Davis will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Sunset Fire Hall in West Linn. Contributions may be made to the Heart Association or hospice organization of your choice.

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center - Milwaukie.

Clarence R. Isaac

Oct. 27, 1924 - Nov. 2, 2012

Clarence R. Isaac passed away on Nov. 2, at age 88.

He was born on Oct. 27, 1924, in Orvid, Colo., to Samuel and Clara Isaac. He served honorably during World War II in the U.S. Army.

He lived in the Gladstone, Oregon City and Milwaukie area for over 60 years, and was the owner of Oregon City Fuel and Ice. He then worked for 7up Bottling in Oregon City and went on to work and then retired as a driver/salesman for the Spear Beverage Co.

He was a member of the Oregon City Elks and enjoyed bowling, hunting and fishing.

Mr. Isaac is survived by: children; Pamela and Gordon Isaac; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on Monday, Nov. 19, at 1:30 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery.

Arrangements: Hillside Chapel in Oregon City.

Raymond Verne Moyle

May 20, 1921 - Oct. 31, 2012

Raymond Verne Moyle passed away on Oct. 31, in Milwaukie, from complications due to a stroke.

He was born on May 20, 1921, in Strawberry Point, Iowa. He moved to Oregon in 1944 and married Ethel Nielsen; they had five children: Barbara, Sandra, Gary, Donna and Kenneth.

Mr. Moyle worked as a long-haul trucker and part-time longshoreman.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald.

He will be missed by his family and friends.

Mr. Moyle’s remains will be interred at River View Cemetery near his mother, Alma Carnicle, at a time and date yet to be determined.

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center Milwaukie.

Ellen C. Kelleher

Aug. 30, 1919 to Nov. 4, 2012

Ellen C. Kelleher died on Nov. 4, at the age of 93.

She was born on Aug. 30, 1919, in Interior, S.D., and spent the majority of her life in Lake Oswego, where she worked as a hair stylist at The Bob Shop. She moved to Woodburn in 1991.

She is survived by: sons, Don and Phil Kelleher; six grandchildren; 11 great-grand children; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was predeceased by Donald W. Kelleher in 1993.

Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud.

Robert Allen Nodurft

Feb. 1, 1947- Nov. 8, 2012

Robert Allen Nodurft passed away on Nov. 8, peacefully surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Feb. 1, 1947.

A lifelong resident of West Linn and Oregon City, he worked as a meat cutter for many years, then as a sheetmetal worker, from which he retired. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing; he loved watching his grandson playing sports and cheering him on and was known for “overfeeding” his family and friends whenever he got the chance.

He married Patricia Alexander in 1967, and together they raised two daughters.

He is survived by: wife, Patricia; daughters, Christine (Doug) Thompson and Stephanie Nodurft; brothers, Bud, Ken and Larry Nodurft; sisters, Karen Bietschek and Janet Carlos; and is Jacob Thompson’s beloved “Papa.”

A funeral service was held on Nov. 13, at Hillside Chapel in Oregon City. Visit hillsidechapelfh.com to view his online memorial and leave a memory for the family, or call 506-656-4285.

Arrangements: Hillside Chapel in Oregon City.

Dee Charles Overacker

Nov. 14, 1933 - Oct. 24, 2012

Dee Charles Overacker died on Oct. 24 in Clackamas at age 78.

He was born on Nov. 14, 1933, in Oakland, Calif. He was raised in California, moved to Oregon in 1977, and from 1954 to 1956 served in the U.S. Army, receiving a National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

On June 3, 1956, he and Angela Logsdon were married in Redwood City, Calif. He worked in management in the grocery industry. For most of his life he enjoyed fishing and boating.

Mr. Overacker is survived by: wife, Angela Overacker; sons, Daniel Overacker and Dee Overacker Jr.; brother, Don Overacker; and five grandchildren.

A service of remembrance for Mr. Overacker will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Princeton Village, 14370 S.E. Oregon Trail Drive, Clackamas.

His remains are to be interred at Willamette National Cemetery earlier the same day.

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center - Milwaukie.




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