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Barbara C. Greene

Sept. 29, 1946 - Feb. 4, 2013

Portland resident Barbara C. Greene died Monday, Feb. 4. She was 66.

She was born Sept. 29, 1946, in Portland, to Orville and Adeline Yeager. She grew up in Damascus and attended Gresham High School.

She spent her early years as a preschool and kindergarten teacher. Later on, she worked for Jantzen Swimwear and Check Printing. She enjoyed traveling, sewing, painting and gardening.

She is survived by: her daughters, Colleen Schriever, of Oregon City, Laurel Greene and Kimberly Sparr, of Boring; son, Douglas Greene; brothers, Terry Yeager and Vern Yeager; and nine grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at Hillsview Community Church, 23225 S.E. Borges Road, Damascus.

Arrangements: Omega Funeral Services.

Kenneth Reynolds Jette Jr.

May 14, 1935 - Feb. 21, 2013

Former Milwaukie resident Kenneth Reynolds Jette Jr. died on Feb. 21.

He was born in Portland and graduated from Columbia Preparatory and the University of Portland, with a bachelor’s degree in history.

He began work with the U.S. Postal Service in the early 1960s, and retired in 2009 after more than 45 years as a postal clerk at the main branch in downtown Portland. A passionate advocate for social justice and workers’ rights, Mr. Jette was an active member of the American Postal Workers Union.

He married R. Eileen Willett in 1965. The marriage ended in divorce in 1990.

He is survived by: son, Hazen; daughters, Catherine and Melinda; brother, Dennis; nephew, Matthew; nieces, Erin and Kelly Niles-Yokum; granddaughter, Summer; grandson, Chihiro; and several in-laws.

He was predeceased by his nephew, David.

Services are scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Milwaukie; rosary at 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the OPWU (Oregon Postal Workers Union) College Scholarship, P.O. 5254, Salem, OR 97304 or SDOP (Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers) Scholarship, c/o Reggie Burke, 7810 S.E. 267th, Gresham, OR 97080.

Arrangements: Stehn Family Chapels.

Joyce Joanne Stephens

July 30, 1929 - Feb. 16, 2013

Joyce Joanne Stephens died on Feb. 16 at age 83.

She is survived by her children, Tom, Linda and Patty.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, at Milwaukie Lutheran Church, 3810 Lake Road.

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Milwaukie.

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