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Sherry Lynne Axelsen

March 26, 1939 - Nov. 8, 2012

Sherry Lynne Axelsen died on Nov. 8 at the age of 73.

She was born in San Pedro, Calif., on March 26, 1939; she grew up in Torrance, Calif., and later moved to Oregon in 1974. She became a small business owner in the Sellwood area, operating a dental lab. She loved shopping for antiques!

She was a loving, giving person, and leaves behind life-long friends and family. Her remains will be placed with her husband and two daughters. She will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by: her sisters, Judy Friend and Holly Manley of Milwaukie, and Kathy Feeney of San Pedro, Calif.; brothers, Ronald and Gerald Feeney; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Axelsen, and by her daughters, Jodi and Mindy Axelsen.

Service information for Mrs. Axelsen is not yet available. Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center - Milwaukie.

Timothy Michael Deardorff

Oct. 18, 1973 - Nov. 9, 2012

Timothy Michael Deardorff died on Nov. 9

He was born on Oct. 18, 1973, in Portland, and lived the majority of his life in the Lake Oswego and Oregon City areas. He was a truck-driver and heavy equipment operator. He loved the outdoors — hunting and fishing as well as motorcycle and quad riding. His brightness shone to all of those he encountered; his laugh was infectious, as was his joy of being with friends and family. He touched everyone he met.

Mr. Deardorff is survived by: his father, Michael Deardorff; stepmother, Joan; sister, Angela Deardorff; brother, David Deardorff; niece, Lily Deardorff; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

His mother, Charlotte Deardorff, preceded him in death.

Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud. Visit waudsfuneralservice.com for more information.

Lois Fern Macdonald

Oct. 13, 1922 - Nov. 9, 2012

Lois Fern Macdonald passed away in Milwaukie on Nov. 9; she was 90 years of age.

She was born on Oct. 13, 1922, in Minneapolis, Minn., where she was primarily raised; she moved to Oregon in 1940, and attended business school.

On April 10, 1943, she and James Forbes Macdonald were joined in marriage. Her careers included being a regional manager for a shoe company, and a small business owner in Newport and Bremerton, Wash.

She performed as a big band singer and loved her music, and also loved traveling. She was a past president of the Business Professional Women’s Club.

Mrs. Macdonald was a wonderful mother and friend. She taught her family how to laugh at themselves, and that there was always a reason for things, and everything works out for the best. She told her family many times that “A loving family is life’s greatest blessing.”

She is survived by: her daughters, Marilee Payne and Laurie Runyan; son, Bruce Macdonald; brother, Terry Wiesner; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Macdonald; son, Timothy Macdonald; grandson, Jimmy Payne; and brothers, Dean and Dale Nelson.

A celebration of life for Mrs. Macdonald will be held on Jan. 20, 2013, at a location and time to be determined. Contributions may be made to Portland Adventist Hospice.

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center - Milwaukie.

Jason Allen McGillic

Dec. 11, 1952 - Nov. 13, 2012

Jason Allen McGillic passed away peacefully on Nov. 13, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Dec. 11, 1952, in Oregon City, was raised in Diamond, Wash., and moved back to Oregon City, where he graduated from Oregon City High School in 1971.

He worked at Freightliner as a machinist. He was a farm boy at heart, who enjoyed fishing, the outdoors and all sports.

Mr. McGillic is survived by: wife, Terrie; sons, Joshua and Jason McGillic; daughter, Jana McGillic; and brothers, Michael, Scott and Randy McGillic.

He was preceded in death by his brother, James.

A celebration of his life was held on Nov. 17 at Hillside Chapel in Oregon City, followed by a reception at the Buena Vista house. Please visit hillsidechapelfh.com for more information and to leave a memory for the family.

Arrangements: Hillside Chapel.

Roy Donald Pearson

Aug. 17, 1928 - Nov. 11, 2012

Roy Donald Pearson died on Nov. 11.

He was born on Aug. 17, 1928, in Tillamook, and raised in Willamette. He worked for Crown Zellerbach and James River, retiring as a mill supervisor in January of 1986, after 39 years.

He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting. He enjoyed spending time gardening and traveling extensively following retirement. He was a loving husband and father and was loved by his many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by: his loving wife of 49 years, Cecile; daughter, Lorna Pearson; son, John, and his wife, Diana; son, Brian Pearson; stepdaughter, Connie, and son-in-law, Tom Koppang; stepdaughter, April Rhodes; stepson, Roger Rhodes; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Ronald.

A visitation was held on Nov. 15 and a funeral service on Nov. 16 at Hillside Chapel in Oregon City.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to Wounded Warriors Project.org.

Arrangements: Hillside Chapel.

Elna J. Schlichting

Sept. 20, 1943 - Nov. 13, 2012

Elna J. Schlichting, a resident of Clackamas County, died Nov. 13 at the age of 69.

She met the love of her life, Paul Schlichting, in California. They were married on Halloween one year after he was discharged from the U.S. Navy. They held their reception at the local bowling alley, and wedding pictures were taken in the photo booth. They shared an extraordinary 43 years of marriage together.

They were blessed with three beautiful children, Jeannia, John, and David. Years later, they were proud grandparents of Brandon, Britany, Alexis, Gunnar and Noah. Mrs. Schlichting had very special, and individual, relationships with each of her grandchildren. However, her relationship with Noah was indescribable. Their bond was unique, and they kept each other strong at the hardest of times. She was a tremendous pro-wrestling fan. She introduced the same love to her family, specifically Brandon. You could find them in front of the television together on Monday nights, sharing the same passion for the sport.

Mrs. Schlichting and Britany became best friends over the years, and developed an incredible, unexplainable, love for each other.

Mrs. Schlichting enjoyed baking pies, cookies, and pumpkin cheesecake for her family during the holidays. She collected angels, and would hand out her angel rocks to strangers as a sign of guidance during their hard times. She will be remembered for her love of life, strength, compassion and caring for others.

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center-Milwaukie.

Marlene Loraine (Allen) Turner

Nov. 9, 1941 - Nov. 4, 2012

Marlene Loraine (Allen) Turner died on Nov. 4.

She was born in Oregon City to parents Raymond Allen and Doris Willbroad, on Nov. 9, 1941.

She attended Estacada High School, and married Clifford Turner on July 1964. She enjoyed taking care of her children, crocheting, painting and talking on the phone to her family and friends. She was kindhearted and caring of others.

Her last years were spent at Paul’s Adult Foster Care Home, whom the family thanked for all their great effort and care of mom.

Mrs. Turner is survived by: her three children, Gail Luckett, Ricky Turner and Jeanette Binning; grandson, Jake Binning; and her brothers and sister, Willard Allen, Doreen Rumgay and Loren Willbroad.

She was preceded in death by: father, Raymond Allen; mother, Doris Willbroad; and stepfather, William Willbroad.

Services were held at Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud on Nov. 8. Visit waudsfuneralservice.com for more information.



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