Elizabeth J. Bradt

Nov. 4, 1920 - Feb. 7, 2013

Elizabeth Jane Polhamus Bradt died on Feb. 7 at age 92.

Born on Nov. 4, 1920, in Syracuse, she was the daughter of Frederick M. and Clara M. Pike Polhamus. She graduated from the Valley Academy.

Her life was devoted to her children and their families, known as “Gram” to her 13 grandchildren and “GG” to her 19 great-grandchildren. In the early ‘50s she traveled to France with her five children to be reunited with her husband and lived there for four years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Victor B. Bradt, in 1982 and her first husband, Harry C. Hoover, in 1985; three sisters, Esther Allen Eipp, Margaret Polhamus Sexton and Pearl Polhamus Tatko; and three brothers, Jerry Allen, John Polhamus and Robert Polhamus.

She is survived by three daughters, Diane C. Hoover Lewis of Oregon, Sally S. Hoover Weinbach and Dawn C. Hoover Bender; two sons, Gary C. Hoover and Leslie E. Hoover; grandchildren, Debbie Renner, Donna Salber and Robert Lewis of Oregon, as well as Mark Weinbach, Marcia Miktuk, Jason Bender, Kimberly Greene, Jaqueline Temple, Robert and Daniel Bender, Gabrielle, Jennifer and Katherine Hoover; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Jennifer, Jessica, Michael and Paige of Oregon, as well as Cole, Carly, Christopher and Steven, Crystalyn, Mitchell Charlotte, Kaleb, Kole, Zack, Grace, Summer, Matthew and Addison; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial service at a time to be announced. Burial will be in Manlius Village Cemetery.

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Richard (Rick) Wayne Chandler

March 31, 1959 - Jan. 25, 2013

Happy Valley resident Richard (Rick) Wayne Chandler died on Jan. 25.

He was born in Ft. Hood, Texas, on March 31, 1959. He grew up in Texas, Alaska and Germany, and moved to Oregon in 1973. He also spent time in California, Georgia, Maryland, Washington and Alabama.

He went to school in Tacoma, Wash.; Germany; Aberdeen, Md.; Ephrata, Wash.; Anchorage, Alaska; Redmond; and in Corvallis, where he attended OSU.

Over the years he held a variety of jobs, always with his goal of working toward a career in multimedia. He enjoyed wrestling, hiking, photography, archaeology, visiting friends and family and helping anyone he could help.

He was a member of the Church of God.

Mr. Chandler is survived by: his mother, Lora Chandler; his brothers, Ronald, Robert, Paul and William (Bill) Chandler; and by his sister, Gail Sams.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Willis Chandler.

A memorial service was held on Feb. 9, at East Gate Bible Chapel.

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center - Milwaukie.

Kathy Sue Heller

May 3, 1951 - Feb. 4, 2013

Gladstone resident Kathy Sue Heller passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Feb. 4.

She was born on May 3, 1951, in Bremerton, Wash. She attended Gladstone High School, and spent many years working in her family’s business, Kearns Market & Road Runner Pizza, in Gladstone.

The loving wife of David Heller, they enjoyed retirement and their trips to Spirit Mountain & Chinook Winds Casinos. She especially enjoyed time spent with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by: her husband, David R. Heller; son, Donald Richard McMillan (Julie); daughter, Erica Caum (David); grandchildren, Camden St. Andre, Caitlyn St. Andre and Connor McMillan; and brothers, Ronnie (Marci), Randy and Bart (Kathi) Kearns.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Thelma Kearns, and her brother, Richard.

The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff in emergency and oncology at Willamette Falls Hospital, as well as those at Providence Hospital, and especially the Providence Hospice Team for their compassionate and wonderful care.

A celebration of life was held on Saturday, Feb. 9.

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Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center Milwaukie.

Dolly May Major

May 24, 1935 - Feb. 1, 2013

Dolly May Major died Feb. 1, of lung disease, at age 77.

She was born May 24, 1935, in Monterey, Calif., moved to Eugene in 1950 and married Herbert E. Major in 1955. They moved to Milwaukie in 1961.

She was a housewife raising four children and worked at Elmer’s in Clackamas for many years.

Her survivors include: sons, Brett, Craig and Randy; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Major and Kathy Shepherd; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert.

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center Milwaukie.

Veronica J. Miller

Nov. 7, 1960 - Jan. 24, 2013

Veronica J. Miller, 52, of Portland, passed away on Jan. 24, from lung cancer.

She is survived by: her children, Jeff Lee Stewart, Alexandria Billy Jean Miller, Breyona Jean Miller and Will Clark; and three grandchildren, Brandon, Britney and Akayliah.

Funeral services were held on Feb. 9 at the Greater Portland Baptist Church in Portland.

Edward George Montemayor

Feb.16, 1935 - Jan. 30, 2013

Edward George Montemayor died on Jan. 30, in Milwaukie, at the age of 77.

He was born and raised in San Antonio, and graduated from Burbank High School. He moved to Oregon in 1957.

A professional wrestler for 30 years, he appeared as Tito Montez in matches all around the United States. He later went on to a second career as a business owner in his adopted state of Oregon.

In September 1992 he and Magdalene Zahn were joined in marriage.

Mr. Montemayor is survived by: his wife, Magdalene Montemayor; children, Dean Cockeram, Felicia Montemayor, Melicia Montemayor, Kendra Coverdale, Jeremy Wells, Avery Wells and Gabriel Wells; and 16 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Rock Creek Community Center, 13301 S.E. 172nd Ave., in Clackamas.

Memorial contributions may be made to his widow, Magdalene Montemayor.

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center - Milwaukie.

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