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David M. Antonevich

Sept. 15, 1955 - Dec. 29, 2012

David M. Antonevich passed away at home on Dec. 29, at age 57.

He was born on Sept. 15, 1955, the son of Karl Antonevich and Diana (Konicki) Antonevich. He was a graduate of Wm. M. Davies Junior Career-Technical High School. He held positions in the food industry and security, and was a maintenance worker for the town of Johnston, R.I.

A longtime resident of Rhode Island, he moved to Portland in 2000, where he resided until losing his battle with cancer.

He is survived by: his brother, Barrett Antonevich; sister in-law, Sondra Antonevich; niece, Brianna; and nephew, Spencer Antonevich, all of Milwaukie.

For information and condolences, visit ANewTradition.com. There will be a private celebration of life.

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center Milwaukie.

Betty Ann Blevins

Nov. 19, 1934 - Nov. 24, 2012

Betty Ann Blevins passed away peacefully at home with family on Nov. 24.

She was born on Nov. 19, 1934, in Toledo, Ohio.

She married Bobby in 1956, and they moved to Oregon in 1971.

She is survived by: husband, Bobby; daughters, Deborah (Wilson), Karen (Raya), of Milwaukie, and Carla (Dodd), of Oregon City; son, John Blevins; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center - Milwaukie.

Marjorie Bernice Gatzmyer

July 4, 1924 - Dec. 6, 2012

Marjorie Bernice Gatzmyer passed away in her Milwaukie home on Dec. 6, from complications of multiple myeloma.

She was born to parents Curtis and Edith Smith in Montesano, Wash., on July 4, 1924, the youngest of five children.

On Aug. 20, 1955, she married Stanley Gatzmyer and they adopted two children; Jim, in 1961, and Julie, in 1963. Mr. Gatzmyer passed away in 1982.

Mrs. Gatzmyer enjoyed baking, working in her yard, playing Bunco, Sunday lunch and cards with the girls and was an active member of Eastern Star Daphne Chapter.

She is survived by: her children, Jim and Julie; grandchildren, Jamie Beecher, Robbi Riggins, Roni Loftus and Shari Jewell; five great-grandchildren; and one on the way. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Stanley; her parents, Curtis and Edith; and her siblings, Iris, Lloyd, Maurice and Maxine.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 1 p.m. at the Milwaukie Masonic Temple, 10636 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie. To sign the online guest book and light a candle in her honor, visit anewtradition.com.

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center — Milwaukie.

Janet Lynn Green

Sept. 13, 1949 - Jan. 8, 2013

Janet Lynn Green passed away in Gresham on Jan. 8, at age 63.

She was born in Seattle on Sept. 13, 1949. She was raised in Oregon and graduated from Molalla High School in 1967.

On Jan. 26, 1985, she married Larry Green. She was an emergency room unit secretary and later became a Realtor. She loved spending quality time with family and friends, and valued her co-workers at Portland Adventist Emergency and her friends at Lake Merwin Camper’s Hideaway.

She is survived by: her husband, Larry Green; daughter, Monica, and son-in-law, Joseph; son, Aaron, and daughter-in-law, Jennifer; daughter, Kristi, and son-in-law, Kurt ; sister, Jodi; brother, D.J.; and grandchildren, Lotus, Brody, Aaryan, Brayden, Nathan, Samantha, Shaun and Keith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Doris Jannuzzi.

At her request, there are no services planned, but there will be a party in her memory at a later date.

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

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center — Milwaukie.

Marlene Leota Olson

Sept. 22, 1933 - Jan. 5, 2013

Marlene Leota Olson died on Jan. 5 in Clackamas, at age 79.

She was born on Sept. 22, 1933, in Mitchell, S.D., to Anton and Ella Kott. She moved to Oregon in 1947, and spent her teenage years in Corvallis, with stays in Portland, Longview, Wash., and Gladstone as well. She attended Oregon State University, and on Sept. 11, 1955, she and Richard V. Olson were joined in marriage.

She was a homemaker, as well as a secretary, and was a mother of three. She enjoyed snow and water skiing, as well as doing crossword puzzles. She took great joy in watching her children and grandchildren participating in a wide variety of sports.

She is survived by: her son, David (Val) Olson; her daughters, Nancy Olson, and her partner, Michele Hughes, and Becky (Warren) Kemper; five grandchildren, Gage, Spencer, Samantha, Victoria and Clayton; and by two great-grandchildren, Nellie and Hendrix.

The family will have a private gathering to honor her at a later date.

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center — Milwaukie.

George Nels Petersen

Jan. 16, 1935 - Jan. 3, 2013

George Nels Petersen passed away on Jan. 3, in Canby, at age 77.

He was born and raised in St. Croix Falls, Wis., to parents Nels and Eleanor Petersen on Jan. 16, 1935. He worked as an electrical engineer and was a member of New Life Foursquare Church. He loved fishing, camping and R.V.-ing.

On April 9, 2010, he married Josie LaBreck Carletello.

He is survived by: his wife, Josie; sons, Jeff Petersen, Dale, Ray and Terry Norman and Bryan Stickney; daughters, Fawn Borbon and Robbi Ann Brust; sisters, Shirley, Dorothy and Rose; brothers, Harry and James; and numerous grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nels and Eleanor Petersen, and his brother, Ed Petersen.

There will be a memorial service at a later date.

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

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center — Milwaukie.

Connie Marie Stevens

July 7, 1950 - Dec. 25, 2012

Connie Marie Stevens passed away on Dec. 25, in Clackamas.

She was born to parents Alvin Knapp and Mary Jane Davis on July 7, 1950, in Portland.

She was raised in Portland and graduated from Marshall High School in 1968. She married her high school sweetheart, who joined the military, and they had three children: daughter, Brandi (1974) and twin boys, Keith and Kevin (1976).

After a divorce, Connie returned to the Portland area in the 1980s, and this is where she stayed for the reminder of her life. She was a true caregiver to everyone who needed it. Professionally, she was a CNA in nursing homes and provided in-home care much of her life. Then she worked at a couple of staffing agencies assigning caregivers to facilities. Then she worked at her best friend Jewell’s company. In the last six years, she had provided day care for her grandchildren and many of her great-nieces and nephews. She would help care for anyone; she was the one person who would drop everything to sit by anyone’s bedside who needed it. She and her companion, Jim Vinyard, have been together for about 25 years. Since Jim came in to her life with two children of his own, daughter Darla and son Jamie, the family expanded. She liked crocheting, doing cross-stitch and various forms of crafting; her favorite place was the beach.

She is survived by: her companion/husband, Jim Vinyard; her children, Brandi Sage, Kevin Stevens, Darla Schlegel of Milwaukie and Jamie Vinyard; siblings, Vickie, Dave and Tim Knapp; and grandchildren, Jolene and Jackson Stevens, Tyler and Keira Sage and Makayla Schlegel.

She was preceded in death by her son, Keith, who drowned in the Columbia River in 1991; that was the saddest day in her life.

There will be a memorial/celebration of life on Saturday, Jan. 19; location to be determined. Contact the family for more information.

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

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center Milwaukie.

Lois Teryuo Sato

Aug. 22, 1916 - Jan. 7, 2013

Milwaukie resident Lois Teryuo Sato died on Jan. 7; she was 96 years of age.

She was born on Aug. 22, 1916, in Walville, Wash., and was the daughter of Yoshinosake and Asano (Suzuki) Sato. She graduated from Beaverton High School in 1933 and during World War II she was interned at Minidoka Center in Idaho.

She graduated magna cum laude from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wis., in 1950. She taught English and French at Clackamas High School for the last 24 years prior to her retirement in 1981.

She had many hobbies. She enjoyed photography and could be seen snapping pictures wherever she went. She was an avid reader and would review each book she read. She was a baker and many have sampled her cookies at different functions. She was a rock hound and joined the Oregon Agate and Mineral Society, and was a world traveler.

Among the countries she visited were Japan, Korea, Panama Canal, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico. All of her trips had an element of learning. She loved to learn about each place’s history, culture and people of the region.

She is survived by: her niece, Karen Sato; nephews, Ken Sato and Gary Sato; great niece, Stephanie Collins; and great-great nephews, Glen Jr. and Jaylen Collins.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. at Milwaukie Presbyterian Church. A family interment will take place at Bethany Presbyterian Cemetery prior to the memorial service. Contributions may be made in her memory to Habitat for Humanity, the Heifer International or Milwaukie Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements: Bateman Carroll Funeral Home.

Amanda Rose Sturgis

March 23, 1984 - Jan. 5, 2013

Amanda Rose Sturgis died on Jan. 5.

She was a loving, devoted wife and mother who will be missed by all.

She leaves behind her husband, James; daughter, Kyli; parents, Tina, Oj, Paul and Serena; sisters, Kristina, Mary and Emily, and brother, Allen.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Sharon and Jim.

There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. at Clackamas Community Center, 15711 S.E. 90th Ave., Clackamas.

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

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center Milwaukie.