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BUDGET BLINDS - Craig and JodieWith all the styles, colors, and options available, selecting the right window treatments can seem overwhelming. That’s why we have four tips to help you choose the perfect window coverings for your new place.

Don’t start with the cost: With custom window coverings, there is always a range of pricing that is influenced by add-on features, luxury finishes, and fabric styles. Chances are that no style of window covering is unattainable, even on a budget.

Determine what your windows need to do: Is you major concern blocking sunlight or preserving a captivating view? Is energy efficiency an important issue for you? Do you need a child-safe, cordless covering? Answering questions such as these can help point you in the direction of the right window covering type.

Define your decorating styles: Are your furnishings traditional, contemporary, or a combination of styles? Are your rooms neutral and calming or colorful and energizing? Do you prefer vibrant prints and geometrics or solid colors in intriguing textures? Define your style, and you’ll begin to see it shine through in your new home.

Give us a call!: With Budget Blinds you get a free, in-home consultation with a Style Consultant who can help translate your needs, style preferences, and budget into beautiful window coverings. You can see how samples of treatments, colors, fabrics, and finishes coordinate with your wall colors and furniture, taking the guesswork out of dressing your windows. Call us at 503-590-4333 to set up your in-home consultation.

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Brought to you by Marie Nicholson - Sunnyside Meadows Memory Care - MEMORY CARE INSIDER -


SUNNYSIDE MEADOWS MEMORY CARE - Marie NicholsonFor those suffering from dementia, home can come with a lot of “no” answers, all with good reasons from the family’s point of view. “No, honey, you can’t go out there alone.” “No, that’s not safe.” ”No, you can’t use that/do that/ go there!” People with memory issues may feel limited in their own home.

“They may feel like people are always whispering about them behind their back,” says Community Outreach Director Marie Nicholson. This can be frustrating from the senior’s point of view and certainly add to the paranoia and restlessness, since emotions are still intact.

Sunnyside Meadows Memory Care is being created to give all “yes” answers through the building design and staff training. Sunnyside Meadows provides a safe, non-restricted environment. The four neighborhoods have been thoughtfully designed for dementia and encourage residents to keep their minds and bodies active.

Every area presents a “Yes, go there, play there, wander there, and enjoy!” Stations are set up with interactive, hands-on life experience reminders, such as baseball cards, pipe fitting pieces, hats and necklaces, puzzles, games, an office or an art project.

Residents feel capable and purposeful when they participate and succeed in activities. Each aspect of the day has been centered on their well-being from the smell of freshly baked bread, to freedom to walk the many patios.

Models are now open for touring and seeing the “Yes”! Call Marie Nicholson at 503-798-1341 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule your tour.

Sunnyside Meadows Memory Care

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SUNNYSIDE MEADOWS MEMORY CARE - Marie NicholsonHappy Valley will be welcoming a new memory care community, Sunnyside Meadows Memory Care, as the doors open this fall. Sunnyside Meadows invites the community to come “feel the warmth” and tour as models are open now!

Led by Administrator Pepsi LaCamp, an experienced and respected industry insider, and Community Outreach Director Marie Nicholson, each 14-18 resident neighborhood at Sunnyside Meadows is named after an Oregon river. Featuring both private and companion apartments, each neighborhood supports interactive life stations, individualized activity programs, and a specialized environment for memory loss.

Not a corporate conglomerate, but a family-owned, local business, Sunnyside Meadows Memory Care features a unique dementia neighborhood. The serene setting provides intimate areas for family visits and enclosed courtyards with safe walking paths.

Specially selected staff will be supervised by a full-time R.N. and L.P.N. resident care coordinator. The care team’s goal will be to meet the spoken and unspoken needs of residents with a can-do, positive spirit.  Call Marie Nicholson to tour 503-798-1341 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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503-563-6734

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BUDGET BLINDS - Craig and JodieWhen it comes to your home’s safety, you can never be too careful. We’ve already discussed some of the stylish and creative cordless window fashions for your home that are ideal when living with children and pets. Whether it’s the classic look of shutters, the versatility of shades, or any other cordless window covering, there are a number of great window treatments available that make your home a safer place.

If you’re still living with cords, there are a number of steps you can take to ensure a safe environment for you and your loved ones:

  • Move cribs, beds, or other furniture that children can climb on away from windows.
  • Keep all cords as short as possible and out of a child’s reach.
  • Be sure continuous-loop cords are firmly secured to the wall or floor to prevent a child or pet from becoming entangled.
  • Spring-assisted clutches can be installed to raise and lower window coverings, replacing cords.
  • Break-away tassels are designed to break apart under minimal stress to prevent entanglement.
  • Cord stops restrict how far internal ladder cords can be pulled from a blind or shade, eliminating the possibility of a loop big enough to fit over a child’s head.
  • Cord cleats safely secure cords up and away from a child’s reach.
  • Let Budget Blinds translate your safety concerns and style preferences into beautiful custom window coverings for your home. For a free, in-home consultation, call us at 503-590-4333 today!

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    BUDGET BLINDS - Craig and JodieStatistics show that an average of one serious injury or fatality occurs each month from blind cord strangulation, both of which are highly avoidable. Cordless window treatments can help make your home a safer place for family and pets. These coverings offer both stylish fashions as well as elimination of cords, allowing you to design as creatively as you would like to.

    Wood, faux wood, composite, and honeycomb blinds are just a few of the options that can be made cordless, either through motorization or through wand-controlled operation of louvers, both of which eliminate dangerous, dangling cords.

    Shades are the most versatile window treatment, offering a wide variety of styles, color options, fabrics and material choices. Best of all, shades can be cordless or motorized making them ideal window coverings for those with children and/or pets in their homes and/or businesses.

    Another option to consider are shutters. Shutters are an incredible window treatment offering clean, crisp lines that complement all décor styles. Shutters are great for arched, rounded, and other unique window shapes that can be a challenge to address. All shutters are custom made from both premium wood and composite materials and they are always cordless.

    If you are ready to make your home safer for those you love, call us at 503-590-4333 for a free, in-home consultation. We can translate your safety concerns and style preferences into beautiful custom window coverings for your home.

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    Brought to you by John Sciarra - Bernard's Garage - AUTO REPAIR INSIDER -


    BERNARD'S GARAGE - John Sciarra Before you hit the open road this summer, run through the Bernard’s Garage Road Trip Checklist to lower your chances of getting sidelined by vehicle troubles.

    Check your tires: Are your tires at the correct pressure? How much tread do your tires have left? How even is the tire wear? Tires are the most common component of vehicles to fail, so make sure yours are in good condition

    Make a road trip playlist: There’s nothing worse than the static of a radio with no service, so burn a CD or create an mp3 playlist with your favorite jams to keep the good times rolling.

    Check your different engine fluids: If your transmission fluid isn’t pinkish and almost clear, have it drained and changed out. Check to make sure you have the proper amount of coolant in your cooling system. And change out the oil and air filter in your engine. The improved fuel economy alone is reason enough.

    Bring some good snacks: There’s nothing worse than a car full of hungry people yelling at each other. Grab a couple of bottles of water per person, and have foods like trail mix, granola bars, bananas, and jerky handy for when hunger strikes

    Stop by Bernard’s Garage: At Bernard’s Garage, vehicle safety is our number one concern. Our knowledgeable and experienced technicians can help ensure your vehicle is running smoothly before your trip. Give us a call, check out the website, or stop by today!

    Bernard’s Garage

    2036 SE Washington St., Milwaukie

    503-659-7722

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    BERNARD'S GARAGE - John SciarraWhat’s less fun than getting stuck in a nasty traffic jam? Getting cooked in your car on a hot day.

    Summer's here and your vehicle's air conditioning system will soon be under serious strain.

    If your A/C isn't as frosty as it used to be, but it's still blowing, the system may need to be recharged. Manufacturers used to use a type of refrigerant known as Freon. Now, manufacturers use R-134a to keep things cold in the cabin.

    Working on a vehicle’s air conditioning system is about as much fun as sticking your hand in a blender. Twice.

    Unless you are skilled in vehicle maintenance, it’s safest to take the job to a professional.

    An AC compressor is usually driven by your vehicle's serpentine belt, and as it spins, it pressurizes the system's refrigerant. It's this change in pressure that cools the air coming into your cabin. The best way to keep your compressor from failing is to have your A/C system serviced once a year.

    If your compressor needs replacement, most responsible shops will recommend swapping out a number of peripheral components at the same time.

    Bernard’s, which has been in business since 1925, services our clients’ foreign, domestic, hybrid and electric cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles. We offer free pickup and delivery for our customers’ convenience.

    Plan ahead and stay cool this season!

    Bernard’s Garage

    2036 SE Washington St., Milwaukie

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    John Sciarra, Bernard's GarageWhat’s less fun than getting stuck in a nasty traffic jam? Getting cooked in your car on a hot day.

    Summer's right around the corner and your vehicle's air conditioning system will soon be under serious strain.

    If your A/C isn't as frosty as it used to be, but it's still blowing, the system may need to be recharged. Manufacturers used to use a type of refrigerant known as Freon. Now, manufacturers use R-134a to keep things cold in the cabin.

    Working on a vehicle’s air conditioning system is about as much fun as sticking your hand in a blender. Twice.

    Unless you are skilled in vehicle maintenance, it’s safest to take the job to a professional.

    An AC compressor is usually driven by your vehicle's serpentine belt, and as it spins, it pressurizes the system's refrigerant. It's this change in pressure that cools the air coming into your cabin. The best way to keep your compressor from failing is to have your A/C system serviced once a year.

    If your compressor needs replacement, most responsible shops will recommend swapping out a number of peripheral components at the same time.

    Bernard’s, which has been in business since 1925, services our clients’ foreign, domestic, hybrid and electric cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles. We offer free pickup and delivery for our customers’ convenience.

    Plan ahead and stay cool this season!

    Bernard’s Garage

    2036 SE Washington St., Milwaukie

    503-659-7722

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    Brought to you by John Sciarra, Bernard's Garage - AUTOMOTIVE INSIDER -


    BERNARD'S GARAGE - John SciarraSummer's imminent arrival means your vehicle's air conditioning system will soon be under serious strain.

    If your A/C isn't as frosty as it used to be, but it's still blowing cold, the system may need to be recharged.

    Manufacturers used to use a type of refrigerant known as R-12, or Freon, until researchers found it caused ozone depletion. As such, it's illegal to use Freon in vehicles built after 1994. Now, manufacturers use R-134a to keep things cold in the cabin.

    Working on an air conditioning system is about as much fun as sticking your hand in a blender. Twice.

    Unless you are skilled in vehicle maintenance, it’s safest to take the job to a professional.

    An AC compressor is usually driven by your vehicle's serpentine belt, and as it spins, it pressurizes the system's refrigerant. It's this change in pressure that cools the air coming into your cabin. The best way to keep your compressor from failing is to have your A/C system serviced once a year.

    If your compressor needs replacement, most responsible shops will recommend swapping out a number of periphery components at the same time.

    Why? The easy answer is working on an air conditioning system is about as fun as sticking your hand in a blender. Twice.

    To avoid draining your refrigerant, removing your compressor, installing a new unit and refilling the system with new cool stuff — only to have you come back in a week and say it's still not cold enough — it makes sense to replace the necessary components.

    Bernard’s Garage

    2036 SE Washington St., Milwaukie

    503-659-7722

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    Brought to you by Mike Nielsen of Snap Fitness - FITNESS INSIDER -


    SNAP FITNESS - Mike NielsenAs the inspirational saying goes, “Live less out of habit and more out of intent.”

    While it’s true that starting a fitness routine can be difficult, I offer the following tips to get you in the gym door and on the road to good health.

    Assessment — New SNAP Fitness clients receive a free jump-start session, including consultation with a trainer. The assessment determines the client’s baseline, helps us guide their first steps, and is an opportunity to discuss adding personal training.

    Cardio — The national recommendation for exercise for all ages and fitness levels is to get to the gym at least three days per week, and to do a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio per visit. Working out with a friend will make it more fun, help you feel more accountable, help you stay at the gym for more months and achieve a higher level of success.

    Strength training is key to replacing fat with muscle, becoming leaner, stronger and improving balance. Do two to three sessions of strength training per week.

    Nutritional guidelines — Instead of eating three large meals per day, eat five to six small meals. This will fuel your energy throughout the day and avoid post-meal sluggishness. Also drink 96 ounces of water daily.

    Online help — SNAP has a complete online nutritional program and training center. Free with membership, it provides a personalized workout plan, sample menus and a complete library of instruction videos.

    Snap Fitness

    Milwaukie: 4200 SE King Rd.

    503-353-7627

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    Oregon City: 19703 S. Hwy. 213, Ste. 170

    503-656-2580

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    Mike Nielsen, Snap FitnessStrength training is an essential part of an exercise program, even for someone who hasn’t been active in a while.

    Lifting weights, using weight machines and doing core work increases muscle mass and bone density.

    As we age, our muscles deteriorate (called sarcopenia) and bone density decreases.

    Research shows that seniors are more susceptible to bone breakage that younger adults. As people age, their metabolism slows down. We are seeing more and more seniors joining gyms.

    If we take the average adult between the ages of 40 and 50 and do basic strength-training three to four times per week for 90 days, the outcome can be life-changing.

    Here’s a myth-buster: Muscle does NOT weigh more than fat! A pound is a pound. 

    Muscle is, however, more dense than body fat and takes up less area than fat. If you were to start an exercise program complete with strength training, you would increase your lean body mass and decrease body fat.

    The body takes up less space and metabolism speeds up, resulting in a higher BMR (base metabolic rate, the amount of daily caloric intake needed to maintain LBM and weight.) This reverses sarcopenia and increases bone density.   

    Not everyone walks into a gym and knows exactly what to do. Snap gives new members an opportunity to meet with a Certified Personal Trainer, who assesses their body and their goals. 

    Let’s get started.

    Snap Fitness

    Milwaukie: 4200 SE King Rd.

    503-353-7627

    www.snapfitness.com/gyms/milwaukie-or-97222/1023

    Oregon City: 19703 S. Hwy. 213, Ste. 170

    503-656-2580

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    Brought to you by John Sciarra, Bernard's Garage - AUTO MAINTENANCE INSIDER


    John Sciarra, Bernard's GarageRegular maintenance on your car is, quite simply, a good investment.

    For example, when you bring your car in for a timing belt — typically needed at 90,000 to 100,000 miles— it costs in the range of $400 to $500. But if it breaks, it might be $1,800 to $2,000.

    At our shop, when we do it, we do it right. With the timing belt, we also replace the timing belt tensioner, idler pulleys, camshaft seals, water pump and coolant.

    Mileage interval maintenance, which is only done by shops, should be done at 30,000, 60,000 and 90,000 miles.

    The ideal scenario is to get the car into the shop about three times per year for inspections, which will find things like rodent damage, which is more common than you might think. It’s mainly squirrels in this area.

    An inspection will also uncover leaking coolant or oil, as well as plugged-up air filters. Once a year, you should get a brake inspection.

    We do complete automotive repair, including pre-purchase inspections for $150. That’s a comprehensive inspection, which can detect unforeseen problems and save you from buying a compromised vehicle.

    Our average cost for an oil change is $38; $58 for a brake inspection.

    It’s a small investment. We do it properly and can save you a lot of trouble and expense down the road.

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    2036 SE Washington St., Milwaukie

    503-659-7722

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    Kathryn Helen Bernert

    Oct. 1, 1933- Nov.15, 2012

    Kathryn Helen Bernert died peacefully on Nov. 15 at her home in her sleep, surrounded by her family.

    She was born on Oct. 1, 1933, in Little Falls, Minn., moved to Oregon as a small child, and spent the rest of her life in Oregon City.    She gave her all to her family, while also being involved with the family business.  Her family will miss her companionship, guidance and especially her love.  

    She had a passion for music which she shared through her singing and piano playing.  She gave us the joy of swimming in ice-cold water, hiking, camping and reading.  In her later years she enjoyed traveling the United States with her husband of over 60 years. 

    A celebration of her life took place on Nov. 21, at St. Philip Benizi in Oregon City. Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud.

    Visit waudsfuneralservice.com for more information.

    Margie Doria

    July 16, 1929 - Nov. 19, 2012

    Margie Doria died on Nov. 19 at age 83 from natural causes, at her home in Gladstone, where she had resided for the last 12 years.

    She was born to parents George and Irene Saxton in Hillsboro, on July 16, 1929. She was raised in rural Washington County and attended Banks High School. She worked in the health care industry, performing household services at Willamette Falls Hospital and Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital, and supplying home health care in private homes.

    She was a member of the Elks Club and the Eagles Club and loved garage sales, thrift stores and gardening.

    She is survived by: daughters, Patricia Lewis and Marie Lathrop; son, Robert Berger; long-time companion, Wallace Kent; sisters Lourine Kizer and Doral Bray; brother, Howard Saxton; grandchildren, Jason Lewis, Kari Lewis, Andria Adam and Julia Berger; great-grandchildren, Ethan Payne and Evan Payne; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

    She was preceded in death by her sister, Frances Fraser.

    The family would like to especially thank Wallace Kent for the companionship and caring he provided for Margie.

    Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Eagles Club. To sign the online guest book and light a candle in her honor visit anewtradition.com.

    Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center Milwaukie.

    Jessica Vera McCallum

    May 14, 1915 - Oct. 22, 2012

    Jessica Vera McCallum died in Oregon City on Oct. 22 at age 97, of natural causes.

    She was born to parents James and Vera Cowley in Spokane, Wash., on May 14, 1915. She was raised throughout Montana and owned JV Ceramics and Dolls in Butte, Mont., until retiring in 2004.

    She was not only a business owner but also a homemaker, taking care of the needs of her husband, John, and their children, Dean, Greg, Joy, Michael, Phyllis and C.J.

    Mrs. McCallum was a member of the Red Hat Society “Sassy Sisters” chapter in Oregon City. She enjoyed teaching ceramics and owning her own shop and then, in later years, she liked knitting, crocheting, sewing, bingo and reading.

    Mrs. McCallum is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Neva Hunt; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Linda McCallum; daughter, Joy Hunt; son, Michael McCallum; sister-in-law, Beth Hokanson; niece, Barbara Flori; extended family and daughter, Debbie Butcher; grandchildren, Rob Hunt, Kevin McCallum, Maggie McCallum, Cathy Rotering, Courtney Towne, Stephanie Pushkaric and Scott Pushkaric; great-grandchildren, Connor Hunt, Kendrick McCallum, Sydney Pushkaric and Sarah Pushkaric; and beloved pets, Sammy and Sasha.

    She was preceded in death by: her husband, John Fletcher McCallum, who passed away on Dec. 6, 1995; her mother, Vera Carroll; father, James Cowley; daughter, Phyllis Weis; and son, C. J. Carlson.

    To light a candle in her honor and to sign the online guest book visit anewtradition.com.

    Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center Milwaukie.

    Doris Joan Phillips

    Aug. 23, 1931- Nov. 11, 2012

    Doris Joan Phillips died on Nov. 11 at her home in Milwaukie from lung cancer at the age of 81.

    She was born in Oregon City to George and Minnie Jewell on Aug. 23, 1931, and graduated from Oregon City High School in 1948.

    She married Lawrence Frank Phillips on Nov. 11, 1951, at Zion Lutheran Church and had four children: Dennis, Garry, Jane and Julie.

    She was a homemaker who loved gardening and being around her family.

    She is survived by her sons Dennis Phillips and Garry Phillips; daughter Jane Newman and husband, Jon Newman; daughter Julie Hart and husband, Jim Hart; brother Warren Jewell; grandchildren Sarah Hart, Kyle Hart, Alicia Hart, Hannah Hart, Maggie Hart, Jonathan Newman and Jenna Wade; and great-grandchildren Trent and Jonny.

    She is preceded in death by her husband and her parents. There will be a memorial service at Zion Lutheran Church, 720 Jefferson St., Oregon City, Monday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m.

    To light a candle in her honor and sign the online guest book visit anewtradition.com.

    Arrangements by Crown Memorial Center Milwaukie.

    William D. Patrick

    Jan. 25, 1913 - Nov. 16, 2012

    Bill Patrick died on Nov. 16, after complications from a stroke he suffered about one week earlier.  He was 99 years old and only two months short of his 100th birthday.

    Mr. Patrick was born at home in Portland, on Hillside drive just minutes after his identical twin brother Bob. They were born to Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Patrick. 

    Bill and his brother attended Lincoln High School where they excelled at wrestling, track and football and were known as “the Patrick twins.”  They played left and right halfbacks for Lincoln High.

    Bob and Bill carried their athletic talents to Oregon State where they played for the Beavers. Then when Bill transferred to the University of Oregon they were scheduled to play each other in the big rivalry game of 1935, but the day before the game Bob stepped off the scales while he was weighing in, and cut his foot badly.

    In 1990 they were elected into the Oregon State Sports Hall of Fame as they were members of the 1933 “Iron Man” football squad.  They were members of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity throughout their lives and Bill continued attending Phi Delta reunions until he was the last of his classmate group.

    Mr. Patrick was active in ROTC and received his commission when he graduated in 1936. He moved to the Hawaiian Islands in the late 1930s and there he married Jeanne H. Mayo (of Lake Oswego) at the home of tobacco heiress Doris Duke in Waikiki beach. 

    In 1942 they had a son, Stewart Cameron, who was born in Portland.  Then in 1945 Marcia Jean was born in Fort Benning, Ga., while Mr. Patrick was stationed there.  Later, back living in Lake Oswego, a third child, Shelley Mayo was born in 1949.

    Mr. Patrick had gone on active duty in 1941 and was assigned to the infantry, serving in the Aleutian Islands in 1942-1943. He was a veteran of the heroic effort that defeated and expelled invading Imperial Japanese forces from Alaska on Attu and Kiska Islands under extremely adverse weather.

    After World War II, Mr. Patrick remained active in the Army Reserve and for his honorable and enthusiastic service during the period of June 1959 to February 1964 he received a Certificate of Achievement, as Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, 413th Regiment (BCT), 104th Division, Portland. 

    He had risen to the rank of Lt. Col. and through untiring, professional competence, understanding of the U.S. Army Reserve program and extreme dedication to duty, Lt. Col. Patrick molded his battalion into a well-trained efficient unit.  The U.S. Army felt that Lt. Col. Patrick’s performance of duty during this assignment brought inestimable credit to himself, his unit and to the U.S. Army.

    Mr. Patrick went to work for Crown Zellerbach in Portland in 1947, and as an early supplier for a company called Package Container Inc., he joined the PCI team in 1950. He worked for PCI for about 50 years, and rose to vice president of sales, and chairman of the board. In 1996 he reluctantly retired, and even in the months before he died, he continued, mentally and emotionally, to “sell bags” for PCI. 

    Bill and his brother Bob ended up living side by side on their Scottish mother’s lakeside property on Ridgeway Road for many years, and Bill continued to live there until his recent death. In 1971 Bill married Lareen M. Cornoyer, and in the later part of their 41-year marriage she became his primary caregiver until her recent death in March.

    Mr. Patrick loved his home and lakeside property and was a skilled carpenter and talented landscaper.  He designed and built the stairway from his house perched on the cliff, down to the lake.  He also built the dock and was always busy with the large garden. All who knew and loved him will miss his kind spirit and quiet way.  He was generous of heart, very comical and had unbounded energy.  He loved physical work, and the day before he entered the hospital he was rolling around the driveway in his transport chair supervising his daughter and son-in-law stacking firewood. 

    Survivors are: daughter, Marcia P. Brown, and her husband, Bill; daughter, Shelley Simpson, and her husband, Blaine; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren, with one more great-grandchild due in April.  He shall be dearly missed.

    To light a candle in his honor and to sign the online guest book visit anewtradition.com.

    Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center Milwaukie.