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

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



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



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.



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



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

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.



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



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.

Bernard’s Garage

2036 SE Washington St., Milwaukie



Mike Nielsen - Snap Fitness - Fitness INSIDER

SNAP FITNESS - Mike Nielsen“We are a friendly, success-oriented fitness center,” says Mike Nielsen, vice president and co-owner of Snap Fitness locations in Oregon City, Milwaukie and Canby. “We’re like the ‘Cheers’ of the gym world, where everybody knows your name.”

Nielsen has been a certified fitness coach for 13 years and has been with Snap for eight years. He says being a fitness coach is all about helping individuals achieve the best version of themselves.

“It’s not just something that’s done at the gym, but it’s a lifestyle change,” he said of Snap. “We focus on not only the physical but also the mental and emotional aspects of everyday life, to make sure we are able to achieve long-term success.”

He says Snap gyms have a family feel and a personal touch.

The gyms are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with monitored access for safety. Snap has more than 1,500 locations nationwide.

The fitness centers offer cardio, personal training, weight-loss programs, a health center, strength training and Olympic lifting. An online web page for members offers nutrition counseling and an online training center.

“Our members are our greatest assets,” Nielsen added. “We do all we can to make sure they have not only the best facility and equipment, but a wonderful experience.”

Snap Fitness


Milwaukie: 4200 SE King Rd.


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


Canby: 1109 SW 1st Ave.


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

BERNARD'S GARAGE - John SciarraAfter nearly 100 years of providing excellent full-service automotive repair and maintenance, Bernard’s Garage is a classic Milwaukie institution trusted by generations of customers.

Founded in 1925, old timers and area residents still remember Joe Bernard Sr., who would design and build custom car parts when his customers’ vehicles needed it. Joe Bernard Jr., a former Milwaukie mayor, helped modernize Bernard’s and continued his father’s tradition of excellent customer service.

The current owner, Jim Bernard, another Milwaukie mayor and current Clackamas County commissioner, has computerized Bernard’s—turning his father’s mechanics into today’s technicians.

Besides providing free pickup and delivery, Bernard’s offers DEQ repair and adjustments, check-engine light diagnosis, manufacturer-scheduled maintenance, brakes, steering and suspension repair, timing belt tune-ups, radiator and water pump work, as well as engine, transmission and air conditioning service.

“We are straight shooters and will let you know what the problem is and what the cost is upfront,” Operations Manager John Sciarra says.

Sciarra, an 18 year veteran of Bernard’s, has attained numerous specialty vehicle class certifications. With 26 years in the industry overall, Sciarra is our INSIDER for automotive excellence.

Bernard’s Garage is a 17-year-long supporter of the Milwaukie Farmers Market, a Milwaukie First Friday participant and frequently donates to the Annie Ross House, Milwaukie Senior Center and other local schools and events.

A member of the Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce since 1955, Bernard’s has been named Business of the Year twice since 2000, and has received the BRAG award from the county for practicing responsible recycling and waste management.

Bernard's Garage 

2036 SE Washington St, Milwaukie, OR.

(503) 659-7722


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Lucille Gertrude Anger

May 5, 1927 - Jan. 5, 2013

Lucille Gertrude Anger died at age 85 on Jan. 5 in Milwaukie, following complications from a fall and hip surgery.

She was born on May 5, 1927, to Oza and Eva (Brodeur) Allard in Woonsocket, R.I., the fourth of nine children.

Lou, or M’mere as many knew her, spent her entire life caring for others. As a young single mother, she worked tirelessly to provide a good life for her six children. Her smile and energetic presence were fixtures, first at the NCO Club at McClellan Air Force Base, and then at Marie Calender’s restaurant on Arden Way in Sacramento, Calif.

In 1981, she relocated to West Linn to be with her grandchildren. More grandchildren followed and, as her family grew, she enjoyed her visits to help care for the new little ones that came along.

Those who were lucky enough to know her were blessed with her selfless nature, caring touch and wicked sense of humor. In her early years, she had a passion for horses and loved to ride. Being a lifelong Yankees fan often put her at odds with her Red Sox-loving father, but she never lost her love of the game.

She was an accomplished gardener, seamstress and impressive cook, always able to feed a large family at a moment’s notice.

She is survived by: daughter, Jacqueline Hubka (Alan); son, Jim Anger (Kimberly); daughter, Judith Sewald (Wayne); and sons, John Anger (Becky) and Joseph Anger; grandchildren, Ryan Hubka (Ryan-Marie), Adam Hubka (Stephanie), Christian Anger (Gina), Nathaniel Anger (Sunshine), Lisa Robbins (Mike), Leah Sewald, Gina Vallery (Cory), Alayshay Anger, Erick Ellis, Roman Anger and Janie Jackson (Jaimie); 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Jacqueline Grenon (Arthur) and Bertha Hamel (Norman); and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jane Birchard; her parents; and six brothers and sisters.

At her request, there will be no funeral. A private disposition of ashes will be planned.

Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud.

Louis Francis Casale

Jan. 13, 1924 - Jan.14, 2013

Louis Francis Casale died peacefully at Providence Milwaukie Hospital just one day after enjoying a beautiful party with his family, celebrating his 89th birthday.

His entire immediate family, his wife and four children, as well as much of his extended family were by his side. He was surrounded in love at the time of his death, just as he was surrounded in love throughout his life.

He was born in Southington, Conn., to Anna Marie and Pasquale Casale on Jan. 13, 1924, the seventh son of eight children. He was a first generation American, his parents having immigrated from Ventosa, Italy.

After attending Lewis High School, he enrolled at Fork Union Military Academy. From there, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and began his World War II service. A proud Navy man of squadron VPB-114, he served in the European/African Middle Eastern Campaign as the radio/radar operator in a B-24 Liberator bomber. Following an honorable discharge, he settled down in Philadelphia to begin pursuing a career in drama. A most fortunate and serendipitous decision that would define the rest of his life, he met his future wife, Beulah Clarke, there at The Bessie V. Hick’s School of Dramatic Arts.

He also started teaching ballroom dance classes at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Baltimore, the same city where he married Beulah on June 13, 1952. All the while, he began to find stage success, landing roles in Milford, Connecticut’s summer stock workshop, and the Patchwork Theatre at Roanoke, Va. He and Beulah often shared the stage with such unknowns as Charles Bronson and Jack Klugman.

The couple moved to Los Angeles, where he continued with the Arthur Murray franchise, becoming the managing director for a studio. He enrolled at UCLA and graduated with a bachelor of arts in theater. His family of four children, who soon followed, fondly recalls the stories he told of being onstage at UCLA with another then-unknown, Carol Burnett. He taught drama at Santa Monica City College while studying for his real estate license, which he earned in 1959.

He had a natural affinity for making friends with everyone he met and the real estate business suited him well. An avid lover of dogs, he had man’s best friend by his side all his life, beginning with his sweet cocker spaniel “Lady Toots,” who flew with him in the Liberator bomber. Everything about Toots was official, even her personal flight log.

In 1964, Mr. Casales and his wife moved their family to Portland, where after success in local offices he became a broker and founded Milwaukie Realty in 1967. He had found his niche and continued to thrive in the real estate business for more than 30 years.

An entirely kind and generous man, he would often give his commission back to the buyers to help them in closing the deal. He was a past president of the Clackamas County Board of Realtors and taught real estate ethics and ballroom dancing at Clackamas Community College. His church home for 48 years was St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Milwaukie, and he taught CCD classes for them for many years.

In his retirement years, he and his wife loved dancing and listening to music, watching movies, reading, shopping, gardening and visiting with their children and grandchildren. His sudden passing creates a huge loss for his family who will miss him deeply.

Mr. Casales is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Beulah (“Bunny”); his children, Cindy (Patrick McDougall), John (Jill), Maria (Christopher Hanulik) and Elizabeth; his sister, Carmel (Frank Santy); eight grandchildren; and his multitude of cousins, nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass was held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Jan. 21.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to The Disabled American Veterans Association or St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Arrangements: Stehn Family Chapels Milwaukie.

For more information, visit stehnfuneralhomes.com.

James Hugh “Jim” Cook

May 8, 1929 - Jan. 12, 2013

Jim Cook, beloved son, brother, husband, father and friend, died Jan. 12, from complications of lung cancer; he was 83.

He was born in Oregon City to William B. and Sarah Ethel Cook on May 8, 1929. He lived his early years on the family farm in the Hazelia area of Oswego. After graduating from West Linn High School in 1948, he married his high school sweetheart, Lois McCart, on Sept. 9, 1950.

He worked many jobs, including volunteer fireman, Clackamas County deputy sheriff and opened his own TV/radio shop in Lake Grove, to name a few. He was hired as the 450th employee of Tektronix, as a field engineer.

He moved his wife and their three children to California to open one of Tek’s first field offices in 1956. He then relocated from Van Nuys, Calif., to Santa Barbara in 1959 to cover his wide territory of the Central Coast to Hawaii. This led to his love of the Islands and the numerous friendships that he cherished until his passing.

Before his retirement in Santa Barbara, Mr. Cook was co-owner of Amber Systems Inc. As a youth, he joined the Boy Scouts and DeMolay. His love of people was reflected in his membership in the Masonic family as a 32-degree Mason, Chapter and Northern League Advisor of SB DeMolay, member of Scottish Rite, Shriners and Elks both in California and Oregon.

After the death of Lois, Mr. Cook met and married Wilma “Willie” McCready in Santa Barbara, eventually moving only a short distance from his brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Alice Cook, in Tigard. As always he continued his love of cooking, “professional” candy making, gardening, traveling, woodworking and jewelry making, just to mention a few. In his later years, he became quite active in supporting and encouraging his wife, while she was exalted ruler of the Oregon City Elks and a district chair officer.

Mr. Cook will be remembered by many for his great candy-making ability, a love that he enjoyed sharing every Christmas, and his “homemade” ice cream for his Fourth of July celebrations wherever he lived.

His family wants to thank all “family” members and friends for their love and support during his illness.

Mr. Cook is survived by: son, Steve Cook and his wife, Erika; son, Rick Cook; son-in-law, Tom Matherly; grandchildren, Sarah “Cori” Matherly and James Thomas and Emily Matherly, Lindsey and Jesse Kasehagen and Kyle Cook; and great-granddaughter, Zavellyn Kasehagen.

His daughter, Susan Matherly, preceded him in death in 2010.

A memorial service was held Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Tigard-Orenomah Masonic Lodge in Tigard.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children or the Elks Children’s Eye Clinic at OHSU.

Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud.

For more information, visit waudsfuneralservice.com.

Ellen Catherine Daly

Oct. 1, 1940 - Jan. 9, 2013

Ellen Catherine Daly of Oregon City died on Jan. 9 at age 72.

Mrs. Daly, an Oregon resident for 30 years, was a beloved mother, wife, grandmother, friend, nurse and fashion icon (in smaller circles.)

Born on Oct. 1, 1940, to William and Eleanor (Hennessy) MacLeod, she grew up in Carbondale, Ill. Upon graduating from Carbondale Community High School, she attended St. John’s Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and obtained her RN degree in 1961.

Setting out to see the world with three of her fellow classmates, she first landed in Denver and eventually ended up in Los Angeles. She met Michael while he was a medical student at UCLA and the two married in 1968. In their 44 years of marriage, they planted roots in numerous cities, raised four kids and survived 16 camping trips.

She always found solace in the one constant in her life: her Catholic faith. In fact, it was while attending services at Most Holy Trinity and St. Thomas More (in Tucson and Portland respectively) that she formed cherished friendships that endure even to this day.

As if her faith imbued her with a surfeit of compassion, she devoted her time to hospice work as the last of her children were leaving the nest. The love and kindness she showered her patients with was the same she would share with family friends who likened her to a clocksmith of the heart, knowing exactly which heartstring to pull and when. That she was able to offer hope and insight into others’ lives while she herself battled debilitating arthritis and declining health is a testament to how strong a woman she truly was.

Her hobbies included reading the lips of professional football coaches, making the best lasagna you’ve ever had, spoiling abnormally large dogs and poring over catalogs while enjoying some white wine with ice cubes.

Mrs. Daly was preceded in death by her parents, William and Eleanor MacLeod, and her brother, Bill MacLeod.

She is survived by: her husband, Michael; her children, Kate, Brendan, Chris (Marcie), and Colin (John); her brothers, Douglas MacLeod and Andrew MacLeod; and grandson, Finn.

The rosary and wake will be held on Friday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. at Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud, 715 7th St., Oregon City. A celebration of life Mass will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. at St. John the Apostle Church, 417 Washington St., Oregon City. A reception following the mass will take place at 12:30 p.m. at Forest Hall, 16750 S. Brockway Road, Oregon City.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Father Thomas Seagrave Scholarship Fund at Riordan High School, 175 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, CA, 94112. Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud. Visit waudsfuneralservice.com for more information.

Thomas Ray Driver

July 4, 1960 - Jan. 14, 2013

Thomas Ray Driver died at his home in Portland on Jan. 14, from natural causes.

He was born in Paris, Tenn., on July 4, 1960, to Doris Marie Hoofman and J.L. Driver. He will be especially remembered for his kind heart, generous spirit, constant smile and sparkling blue eyes. He was a very talented artist who enjoyed leather craft, woodworking and creating Native American-inspired art. He was an excellent father who put his son above all else.

Mr. Driver is survived by: his beloved son, John Driver; girlfriend and companion, Dena Jones; her son, Michael Jones; siblings, Barry Driver, Sheila Craig, Bridgette Crain, Junior Crain, Donna Obrist Seigel, Deanna Obrist Hattan and Dave Obrist; stepdad, Fritz Obrist; and numerous other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Obrist, and his grandmother, Helen Hoofman.

There will be a private celebration of life 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.

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.

A service will be held at 4 p.m. on Jan. 26 at Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes, 11667 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley.

Arrangements: Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes.

John Ray Hanthorn

June 24, 1925 - Jan. 9, 2013

John Ray Hanthorn died in West Linn, on Jan. 9, at age 87.

He was born June 24, 1925, in West Linn, to Charles Hanthorn and Mary Weber Hanthorn. He was a true Oregonian; even his grandfather was born in Oregon.

He attended St. John’s Elementary School and Milwaukie High School before leaving to join the U.S. Navy in 1943. He served in the South Pacific, and then returned to Oregon after his honorable discharge in 1946.

He was an adventurer. After his discharge from the Navy, he bought a motorcycle and traveled the country for a year with a friend. When he returned to Oregon, he took flying lessons. He enjoyed motorcycle racing with his brothers. He tried scuba diving, even serving for a short time on the Clackamas County Underwater Rescue Team.

He started work at Crown Zellerbach Paper Mill in West Linn in 1947, where he met his wife, Jean Sanetel. They were married Oct. 20, 1948, and lived for 61 years in Gladstone.

He worked for Crown Zellerbach for 40 years, taking an early retirement in 1987. After retirement, he delivered parts for a local auto dealer, then acquired his long-haul trucker’s license and drove locally and up to Canada.

Mr. Hanthorn is survived by his brothers, Clifford, Thomas, and Theodore; his children, Daniel, Debra Marshack, and Jeffery; and grandchildren, Eric Marshack, Ian Marshack, Todd, Rikki Leigh, Marissa, Dallas and Brady.

John was predeceased by his wife, Jean, in February 2010; sister, Marie; brother, Raymond (Jack, Ace); and grandson, Tyler.

He was not a simple man. He was a man’s man, adventurous, rough around the edges, a hard worker and a good provider for the family he loved.

A service will be held at Willamette National Cemetery in the spring.

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

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center Milwaukie.

Robert Jackson

Dec 5, 1925 - Jan 4, 2013

Robert Jackson died on Jan. 4.

He was born in Canton, Ohio, and resided in Oregon City for the past 47 years. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

He made his living as a glazier, but was an artist at heart, and his creations were enjoyed by many.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Virginia; sons, Phil and Larry Jackson; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Contact Larry at 503-657-7857 for information about Bob’s celebration of life reception.

Arrangements: Hillside Chapel in Oregon City.

Scott Arthur Long

April 26, 1958 - Jan. 10, 1913

Scott Arthur Long died in Portland on Jan. 10, at the age of 54.

He was born in Oregon City to parents Marvin and Sandra Long on April 26, 1958. He was raised in Oregon City and attended Oregon City High School. In high school, he was on the swim team and was rated the eighth-fastest swimmer in the world at the age of 14. In 1982, he married Geraldine Leyva and served in the U. S. Navy from 1982-1983.

He worked at Shindaiwa for 10 years as a warehouse lead, until they closed the warehouse and relocated to another state.

He liked camping, fishing, golf, darts, swimming and animals. He also loved playing poker tournaments for the Lions Club in Vernonia, and was a five-time champion at Texas Hold ‘Em. He was a real people person who was ready to cheer you up when you were down.

Mr. Long is survived by his wife, Geraldine Long, of Milwaukie; father, Marvin Long; sister, Nancy Schnieder; brothers Ron and Steve Long; aunt, Sandi Young; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sandra Long, and grandparents Vera and Harry Moyer.

There will be a private service held 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.

Patricia Olaen

July 22, 1925 - Jan. 13, 2013

Patricia Olaen died on Jan. 13 of cancer at Laurelhurst Village nursing home in Portland.

She was born July 22, 1925, to Harlow and Margaret King in Los Angeles, the eldest of seven children.

In 1943, she married James McClendon, and they later divorced. Their children are Carol Ann and Patty. She then married Jack Walker of Clatskanie; their children are Jacklyn and Victoria. In 1959, she married Norvel Olaen, the love of her life, and their child is Robin Lynn. In 2003, her loving husband, Norvie, passed away.

Mrs. Olaen was an accomplished artist and won many awards for her oil paintings, which many family members are proud to possess. She also won many awards for her flower arrangements, all the flowers coming from her and Norvel’s beautiful yard. She had a keen eye for color and form as was evident from all of the things she did from decorating to how she dressed.

She was also proud of being a Daughter of the American Revolution and did extensive genealogy tracing her family lines. Coming from a large family, there were many family get togethers, and there will always be plenty of pictures thanks to her fondness of taking everyone’s picture.

In recent years, Mrs. Olaen lived at Wynwood of Mt. Hood Senior Living. Special thanks to the staff, all of whom cared for her in such a kind and helpful manner. She found much happiness with the staff and residents there. She enjoyed living again in the Portland area and spending time with her best friend of 40 years, Beverly.

She will be remembered as being talented and outgoing, also as a beloved nana.

Mrs. Olaen is survived by daughters Carol Walker, and her husband, Walt Swihart; Patty Braush, and husband, Willy; Jacklyn Johannesen, and husband, Michael; Victoria Solis, and husband, Jose; and Robin Feigner, and husband, Russell of Boring; brother, Michael King; sister, Marty Rathmanner, and husband, Phillip; grandchildren, William Jr., Roxsanne, John, Dawn, Brandi, Doug, Liz, Jenny, Shawn, Amber, Trey and Randy; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Norvel; parents, Harlow and Margaret King; and siblings, JR, Francis, Jane and Mary.

There will be a memorial for her on March 3, at 1 p.m. in the Rainier Senior Center, 48 W. Seventh St., Rainier.

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

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center Milwaukie.

Rebecca Lynn Scott

Jan. 27, 1961 - Jan. 11, 2013

Rebecca Lynn Scott died at her home in Damascus on Jan. 11 from cancer at the age of 51.

She was born in Portland on Jan. 27, 1961. She was raised in Portland and attended high school in Milwaukie.

She is survived by her son Frank Buck; daughter Crystal Jinks; parents Dorothy and Marvin Buck; and grandchildren Dominic Cosma, Charlee Cosma and Michael Cosma Jr.

There will be a memorial service on Monday, Jan. 28, at 1 p.m. at New Beginnings Church, 3300 N.E. 172nd Place, Portland.

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

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center Milwaukie.