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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.

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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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

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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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    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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    503-659-7722

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    Joyce Haller

    Nov. 2, 1928 - Jan. 29, 2013

    Joyce Louise Haller, 84, of Lincoln City, died Jan. 29, at her home.

    She was born Nov. 2, 1928, to Crystal and Margaret (Kalley) Bedortha in Astoria.

    She is survived by: children, Larry D. and Jon R. Haller, Marie L. Jones, Kathy A. Sawyer and Oregon City resident Lisa K. Cowgill; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

    Her husband, Dean N. Haller, preceded her in death in 2009.

    A private service was held.

    Arrangements: Affordable Burial and Cremation in Lincoln City.

    Michael Scott McCarroll

    Oct. 30, 1957 - Jan. 30, 2013

    Beaverton resident Michael Scott McCarroll died on Jan. 30.

    He was well known in the Oregon City business community as the owner of Minuteman Press.

    He is survived by: wife, Debbie; and family.

    His funeral will take place Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 13715 S.W. Walker Road, in Beaverton.

    Ione Beulah Anderson Moe

    March 21, 1916 - Jan. 25, 2013

    Ione Beulah Anderson Moe died peacefully at home with her daughter and granddaughters by her side on Jan. 25; she was 96.

    She was born March 21, 1916, to Hulda and Hartvig Anderson in South Dakota. She grew up in Wilmot, S.D., and after high school she went to beauty school in Aberdeen, S.D., where she met her future husband at church (his dad was the pastor).

    She was a beautician until she married Don Moe on June 25, 1939. The two of them moved around a bit, as Don was a probation officer and a social worker. She helped her husband start Luther Child’s Center in Everett, Wash. They finally settled in Oregon in the early 1960s.

    Mrs. Moe is survived by: her daughter, Charlotte Heinrich; granddaughters, Sharilyn (John) Brooks and Kathryn (Joe) Hermes; and four great-grandsons, Ryan and Matt Brooks and Colin and Michael Hermes.

    Her husband preceded her in death in 1989.

    A memorial service will be held on Monday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. at Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes, 11667 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley.

    In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Bristol Hospice.

    Arrangements: Simon Woodburn Funeral Chapel.

    Robert James Reilly

    Nov. 1, 1948 - Jan. 8, 2013

    Milwaukie resident Robert James Reilly died Jan. 8, at the age of 64.

    He was born Nov. 1, 1948, in Portland, to Robert Walton and Patricia Kathryn (Lewis) Reilly.

    He graduated from Benson High School in Portland, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1971.

    On July 31, 1971, he married Linda Elaine Dobson in Compton, Calif.

    He was a retired employee of Tektronix in Beaverton.

    Survivors include: his sons, Sean and Michael; daughters, Barbara and Patricia; and four grandchildren.

    His wife, son, Timothy, and sisters, Kathy, Peggy and Janet, preceded him in death.

    A service officiated by the Rev. Janice Bell was held Feb. 1 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 14500 S.E. Powell Blvd.

    Burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

    Sandra Kay Rice

    Dec. 30, 1947 - Jan. 26, 2013

    Sandra Kay Rice died the afternoon of Jan. 26 at home, after a long battle with brain cancer.

    She was born on Dec. 30, 1947, to Glenn and Genevra Thomsen of West Linn.

    She graduated from West Linn High School in 1966, where she met her husband, Greg. They were married Jan. 21, 1966. They were happily married 47 years and remained in West Linn. Mrs. Rice was mostly a homemaker, but worked on occasion in retail and daycare.

    She is survived by: her husband, Greg (her high school sweetheart); her daughters, Krista Rowles (Rob Rowles) and Karen Holum (James Holum); and her five grandkids, Ryan, 19, Spencer, 18, Bethany, 14, Hannah, 11, and Maegan, 11.

    She was preceded in death by her grandson, Blaze Kyle Jones.

    A private interment was held on Feb. 1, at Mountain View Cemetery. A public memorial service was held at Trinity Lutheran Church on Feb. 2.

    Visit waudsfuneralservice.com for more information.

    Joyce Phoebe Schwab (Cowan)

    Nov. 5, 1924 - Jan. 29, 2013

    Joyce Phoebe Schwab died on Jan. 29.

    She was born on Nov. 5, 1924, in Craik, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Paul and Phoebe (Hemingway) Kusmire, one of seven children. The family later moved to Estevan where she completed high school. Soon after, she moved to Regina to take up a position with Saskatchewan Government Telephones.

    On a visit to relatives in Melville, she was reintroduced to a young baker, Harry Schwab, whom she had first met a few years earlier at a school social. They married in 1947 and began to raise a family.

    Ten years later they immigrated to the United States, settling eventually and very happily in Milwaukie.

    Mrs. Schwab resumed her career in taking a job with Pacific Northwest Bell, where she worked her way up from telephone switchboard operator to department supervisor. She remained with PNB for 27 years and retired in 1985. On retirement she gardened, sewed, volunteered at the Milwaukie Senior Center, traveled, followed the Trail Blazers, knitted beautiful sweaters for family and friends, and baked countless pies, cakes and cookies.

    Mr. Schwab passed away in 1989 and she remained in the family home until 2003, when she moved to Town Center Village. An avid and much admired grower of dahlias and roses, she was anxious about leaving her garden, but admitted almost immediately that moving to the retirement community was one of the best things she ever did. That was prophetic, because she soon met and eventually married the second love of her life, Louis Cowan, in 2005; they enjoyed four happy years before he passed away in 2009.

    Though she and husband, Harry, were far away from family in Canada, she remained very close to her sisters and brother and was actively engaged with the lives of her children, their wives and families, and her much loved grandchildren. She was well known and loved by friends and family for her good humor and cheerful and generous personality.

    She is survived by: her sister, Darlene Sinclair; her children, Larry Schwab (Norma) and Jerry Schwab (Stacey); four grandchildren; and three step grandchildren.

    Her life was celebrated at a funeral Mass at Christ the King Church in Milwaukie on Tuesday, Feb 5.

    Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Open Arms and Helping Hands (helpinghands.horsleyfamily.com).

    Arrangements: Stehn Family Chapels Milwaukie.

    Visit stehnfuneralhomes.com for more information.

    Teresa Rowley Sines

    Aug. 26, 1959 - Jan. 20, 2013

    Teresa Rowley Sines passed away in Oregon City on Jan. 20, at age 53.

    She was born in Vallejo, Calif., to parents Glen and Irene Rowley on Aug. 26, 1959. She enjoyed boating, snow mobiling and her garden.

    On Oct. 28, 2006, she married Bret Sines in Portland.

    She is survived by: her husband, Bret; daughters, Tiffany, Ashley, Chelsie and Shantel; stepchildren, Nick and Amanda; grandson, Jaxon; sister, Veronica; nieces, Jennifer and Jamie; and nephew, Casey.

    She was preceded in death by her brother, Kenny.

    A memorial service was held on Feb. 2 at Estacada First Baptist Church.

    For more information, visit anewtradition.com.

    Betty Yeoman Sonnikse

    June 5, 1921 - Dec. 29, 2012

    Long-time Milwaukie resident Betty Sonniksen passed away Dec. 29, at Rose Villa Health Center. She worked at Milwaukie High School as a secretary from 1961- 1971.

    She is survived by: children, Scott (Rebecca), Craig (Barbara) and Anne Bauder (Todd); grandchildren, Lara (Jef) Kalina, Kristen Sonniksen and Jakob (Danielle)Bauder; and great-grandchildren, Izabella and Sophia Kalina.

    She was preceded in death by husband, Andrew T. Sonniksen in 1984.

    Her family wishes to thank everyone at Rose Villa for their kindness and wonderful care of their mother.

    A private entombment was held.

    Dennis Denny” Van Valin

    Dec. 24, 1931 – Jan. 24, 2013

    He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Betty, to whom he was a loving and devoted husband. He is also survived by his daughter Vicki Van Valin, son Barry Van Valin, three stepchildren, Karlene, Renee and Greg, 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Dennis Van Valin in 1987. He worked at the paper mill in West Linn for 42 years before retiring in 1994. Denny retired as a Master Sergeant in the National Guard after 20 years of service. Although a self-proclaimed “Bah-Humbug”, we all knew better by the many lights and decorations adorning the outside of his house and yard at Christmas.

    He was loved and will be missed by his many friends and family.

    Marilyn Joan Zetz

    April 17,1931 - Jan. 29, 2013

    Marilyn Joan Zetz died on Jan. 29.

    She was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on April 17, 1931, to Edward and Amelia Goodwin.

    The family moved to Portland in 1945, and she attended Washington High School.

    She became a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines; while living in California, she worked for IBM, and was a Real Estate agent for Stan Wiley until her retirement.

    She married Charles Frazer in 1954; they moved to San Jose, Calif., and later to Los Gatos, Calif.

    She married Adrianus Zetz in 1972, and moved to Lake Oswego.

    Mrs. Zetz is survived by: her brother, George Goodwin; his wife, Barbara; cousins, H. Lloyd Hofer and Don Schenk; niece, Deborah McCauley; and nephews, Mark, John and James Goodwin.

    A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m., at the Oswego Heritage Council & Museum, 398 10th St., in Lake Oswego.

    Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center Milwaukie.