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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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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.

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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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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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    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

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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!

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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.

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    2036 SE Washington St., Milwaukie

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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

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    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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    Kenneth Joseph Allen

    April 8, 1920 - Jan. 2, 2013

    Kenneth Joseph Allen passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Jan. 2. He was 92 and is survived by five brothers and sisters. 

    He was a lifetime resident of Oregon City, born on April 8, 1920, to William and Clara Allen.

    After graduating from Oregon City High School, he enlisted in the U. S. Army. He was a veteran of World War II and was stationed at Pearl Harbor shortly after the start of the war.

    After the Army, he worked in the Clackamas County Clerk’s office, working his way up to chief deputy county clerk. He retired in 1983 and enjoyed working in his greenhouse and gardens as well as frequent trips to the Oregon coast.

    Mr. Allen married his wife, Alma (nee Schudde), in April 1953. He was a loving husband and father and cherished having his family around him.

    He is survived by his wife; five children, Tom, Gary (Molly), Jeff (Marilyn), Steve (Gail) and Linda Maeshima (Yoshi); 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

    A memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 16000 Henrici Road, Oregon City at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12.

    In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church.

    Arrangements: Hillside Chapel.

    Marylou Becker

    July 2, 1934 - Jan 4, 2013

    Marylou Becker died on Jan. 4.

    She was born on July 2, 1934, in Astoria, where she was raised. She was an elementary school teacher, retiring from Park Place Elementary in 1989. She married Bert Becker in 1955, and together they raised their family in Oregon City. She enjoyed traveling and collecting Roadrunners.

    She is survived by: her loving husband, Bert; children, William Becker and Susie Sumpter; and two step-grandchildren.

    A funeral will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 2 p.m. at Hillside Chapel in Oregon City. Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to the Transition Projects.

    Arrangements: Hillside Chapel.

    Craig Luther Edwards

    Aug. 14, 1941 - Dec. 30, 2012

    Craig Luther Edwards died on Dec. 30.

    He was a loan officer, remodeler, avid reader, cartoonist and self described as “not bad at building rowboats.” He was also a shooter, archer, hiker and all around handsome guy, as all Edwards are.

    He is survived by: sons, Michael and Christopher; grandchildren, Independence, Bright and Sage; and step-grandson, Tony.

    Arrangements: Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes.

    Lydia Clarissa Ford

    Nov. 6, 1948 - Dec. 31, 2012

    Lydia Clarissa Ford died of cancer on Dec. 31.

    She was born in Germany, on Nov. 6, 1948, and came to America in 1952 with her parents, Gene and Sophia Kreibel, and her sister, Judy. She married Eugene Ford in 1967 and graduated from West Linn High School in 1968.

    She was married for 45 great years to Gene, and together they had four children: JR, Linda, John and Dan. She loved baking and cake decorating and worked last at Food 4 Less until she became sick.

    She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

    Mrs. Ford is survived by: her husband, Gene; children, Linda, John and Dan; mother, Sophia; stepfather, Dave; sister, Judy; uncle, Don; daughters-in-law, Cammie and Kim; son-in-law, John; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her eldest son, JR, in 2011.

    There are no services planned, please just remember her and how great she was in your own special way. To sign the online guest book and light a candle in her honor, visit anewtradition.com.

    Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center Milwaukie.

    Jeffrey “Jeff” Scott Lorenzen

    May 9, 1967 - Dec. 31, 2012

    Jeffrey “Jeff” Scott Lorenzen, aged 45, died on Dec. 31, at his home in Lake Oswego.

    He was born on May 9, 1967, in Bremerton, Wash. He attended Tigard High School, and went on to work in the natural foods industry, spanning territory in the Southwestern United States, living in San Diego, Orange County and Long Beach, Calif., and eventually moving to Lake Oswego.

    He was a long-time and loyal employee for Tree of Life, a subsidiary of Kehe Distributors. He was an avid photographer, traveler and fun-loving adventurer. He expressed himself beautifully and timelessly through his art.

    He is survived by: his lifelong partner, Anthony Tran; his father, Gary Lorenzen Sr.; stepmother, Patty; mother, Karen Ridley; brother, Gary Lorenzen Jr.; and sisters, Kristen Arnold and Stephanie Vasquez.

    Funeral services were held on Jan. 7. 

    Life is fleeting, fragile and precious. Now is the time, today is the day, this is the minute to cherish those we love.

    In lieu of flowers you can make a donation on behalf of Jeffery Lorenzen to the Oregon Humane Society at the following link: oregonhumane.org.

    Arrangements: Young’s Funeral Home.

    Elsie Moore

    Jan. 24, 1920 - Dec. 28, 2012

    Elsie Moore died on Dec. 28 at the age of 92.

    She was born Jan. 24, 1920, to parents Karl and Elizabeth Delzer in the village of Ventura, N.D. In 1942 she and her friend Luella came out to Oregon to work in the war effort. She was a welder at Oregon Shipyard. After the war was over she went to Emmanuel Hospital to get some training and become a practical nurse. She worked in the newborn nursery for nine years.

    In 1947 she married Roger Cochran, who died in 1954, after which she relocated to California to be near her sister.

    In 1959 she met and later married George Moore. They had one son, John. George and John both passed away in 2001. She is survived by three nieces, three nephews, one stepdaughter and two grandchildren.

    There will be a small memorial service on Monday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. at Vineyard Place Retirement Center in Milwaukie. Visit anewtradition.com for more information.

    Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center, Milwaukie.

    Doris E. Nielsen

    Aug. 14, 1925 - Dec. 22, 2012

    Doris E. Nielsen passed away in Oregon City on Dec. 22, at the age of 87.

    She was born in Portland on Aug. 14, 1925 to parents Theodore and Tekla Broms. She was raised in Portland and attended Jefferson High School. She later attended Good Samaritan School of Nursing and became a registered nurse.

    In February 1947, she married Dexter L. Nielsen. She worked as a registered nurse, at Southgate Wallboard as a bookkeeper and as a homemaker until she retired in 1987.

    She is survived by: her husband, Dexter; sons, Randy, Chris, Tim and Dale Nielsen; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by: her father, Theodore Broms; mother, Tekla Broms; and sister, Virginia Rice.

    There will be a memorial service on Friday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery. To sign the online guest book and light a candle in her honor please visit anewtradition.com.

    Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center, Milwaukie.

    Carol Susan Hafdahl Pool

    June 3, 1942 - Dec. 24, 2012

    Tualatin resident Carol Hafdahl passed away on Dec. 24. 

    She was born in Detroit on June 3, 1942. She was raised in Detroit and moved to Oregon in 1983. She loved children and primarily worked as a child care provider and homemaker. She particularly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and also liked to watch her favorite TV shows, read the newspaper and magazines and go shopping. 

    She is survived by: her son, Michael Pool; daughter, Kimberly Pool; daughter, Kirsten Pool of Oregon City; son-in-law, DJ Olver; grandchildren, Aaliyah, Caleb, Jaelynn, Jacob and Aztlan; sisters, Sharlene and Joyce; brother, Michael; best friend, Linda Poindexter; and granddogs, Sunny, Phoenix and Scout. 

    She was preceded in death by Charles Froberg and Jacqueline Froberg.

    A celebration of her life will be held on Jan. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 14673 Stitt Court in Oregon City. 

    Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center, Tualatin. 

     

    Charles Sanders

    June 4, 1922 - Dec. 30, 2012

    Charles Sanders died on Dec. 30 at age 90.

    He was born on June 4, 1922, in Chillicothe, Mo. He graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1940.

    On Oct. 21, 1942, he joined the U. S. Navy, and became a Radioman First Class, and spent time on the USS Success and USS Broadwater. He was discharged in 1946 in San Pedro, Calif. It was at the Naval Air Station in Long Beach, Calif., that he met Maryann Willoughby. They were married Feb. 6, 1947, in Glendale, Calif.  

    Their son, Charles (Chuck), was born in 1948, and daughter, Candice, was born in 1950. The family moved from North Hollywood, Calif., to Brookings in 1960.

    Mr. Sanders was a truck driver all his life, moving equipment for the Department of Water and Power in Los Angeles, hauling logs in Brookings-Harbor and driving a plywood truck for Brookings Plywood Company.

    In 1986, he and Maryann moved to Woodburn, and then to Redmond in 1987, where they lived until 2003, when they returned to Woodburn.

    Mr. Sanders moved to Vineyard Place in Milwaukie in 2009, where he lived until January of 2012, when his health had declined to the point that he needed assistance. He lived at Laurelhurst Village in Portland, until his death.

    He is survived by: his daughter, Candice; his grandson, Lance Boetel; his granddaughter, Erin Sanders; three great-granddaughters, Mallory Maddox and Meagan and Marissa Boetel; his brother, Wayne Sanders; and his brothers-in-law, John Willoughby and Dennis Graham. 

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Maryann, who died in 2005, and his son, Chuck, who died in 2000.

    No service is planned at this time. 

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

    Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center, Milwaukie.

    Charles Schram

    March 15, 1927 - Dec. 23, 2012

    Charles Schram died on Dec. 23 at age 85.

    He was born on March 15, 1927, the only child of parents, Charles and Mary Ellen Schram, and was raised in Oregon City.

    After closing his retail discount stores in Oregon City, Newberg and Hillsboro, he enjoyed his new career as a real estate broker. He and his beloved wife, June, raised apples, peaches and plums that they sold to the public at their home in Clackamas on 82nd Drive. She preceded him in death on June 10, 2009.

    He is survived by: his daughters, Marcy Schram and Lorraine Baker; son-in-law, Raymond Baker; grandsons, David and Robert Baker; granddaughters, Holly Plucar, Wendy Gaub, Dana Inness, Cindy Wray and Linda Morgan; and 10 great-grandchildren.

    A private service with military honors was held at the chapel of Holman-Hankins-Bowker and Waud on Dec. 30, officiated by pastor Tom Baker.

    He was interred at Mt. View Cemetery in Oregon City. Visit waudsfuneralservice.com to sign the online guestbook. 

    Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker and Waud.

    Gloria Sellon

    Jan. 19, 1931 - Dec. 23, 2012

    Gloria Sellon died on Dec. 23, in Happy Valley.

    She was born in Camden, N. J., on Jan. 19, 1931, to Walter Thomas and Helengray O’Brien, the eldest of two children. She and her family moved to Oregon when she was at a very young age.

    She graduated from Nehalem High School, where she met Leo Sellon and they were later married. She worked for Riviera Volkswagen for 30 years until she retired.

    She is survived by: her son Rick Sellon; daughter, Rhonda Yankey; grandchildren, Christopher, Brandon, Matthew and Mark; and great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Andrew and Ethan.

    She was preceded in death by her brother Gatons Thomas O’Brien and her parents.

    To sign the online guest book and light a candle in her honor visit anewtradition.com. Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center, Milwaukie.

    James Herbert Stahlke

    Aug. 2, 1933 - Dec. 23, 2012

    James Herbert Stahlke died in Oregon City on Dec. 23 at age 79, of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

    He was born in Henry, S. D., to parents Herbert and Eunice (Ericson) Stahlke, on Aug. 2, 1933. He was raised in Henry, and joined the U. S. Marines in March of 1953. He served in the Marine Corps until 1956.

    In 1960 he married Viola Stanley and they settled in the Portland area in 1973. He worked as a farmer, mechanic and in the construction industry doing highway construction and foundation residential construction.

    He owned and operated JDS Concrete Construction Company for the past 32 years. He was a member of the VFW and enjoyed raising goats, farming and raising Christmas trees.

    He is survived by: his wife, Viola; daughter, Debbi Moore; son, David Stahlke; daughter, Carol Stahlke Jordan; son, Jamie Stahlke; daughter, Lynn Stahlke Norris; grandchildren, Wednesday Cox, Heart Norris, Karma Stahlke and Addy Jordan; great-grandchildren, Kellen Cox and Kaiya Cox.

    He was preceded in death by: his daughter, Kathleen Stahlke; and brothers, Larry and Bob Stahlke.

    A memorial service at Willamette National Cemetery was held on Jan. 3. To sign the online guest book and light a candle in his honor visit anewtradition.com.

    Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center, Milwaukie.

    Beverly Sue Twining

    Nov. 11, 1939 - Dec. 13, 2012

    Beverly Sue Twining died on Dec. 13, at age 73, at Tabor Crest Care Center.

    She was born on Nov. 11, 1939, in Caldwell, Idaho. She lived in Milwaukie for several years, before moving to Portland.

    She is survived by “angel” Beverly Christman, who helped her for 38 years, and who shopped and ate with her and traveled to many places with her over the years.

    She was buried in Wilder, Idaho, by her adopted parents. There will be no funeral service, at her request.