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for Feb. 7, 2013


Anita Mabel Alexander

April 11, 1918-Jan. 30, 2013

Sandy resident Anita Mabel Alexander died Wednesday, Jan. 30. She was 94.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Zion United Church of Christ in Gresham.

Anita was born April 11, 1918, in Soda Springs, Idaho, to Almon and Stella Gronewald.

She attended Mosier High School and received a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Washington State University in 1954. Anita married Lucien Barton Alexander on Aug. 28, 1954, in Portland.

She worked as a home economics teacher, wrote and edited for publications including Primrose Society, volunteered for the YWCA and supported students from around the world.

Anita is survived by son, Stephen Wilcox; daughters, Beverly Stone and Susan Jennie Alexander; honorary daughter, Yamai Secka Jack; brothers, Harry Gronewald and Gail

Gronewald; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Riverview Cemetery Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Penny Corbett

April 3, 1944- Jan. 26, 2013

Estacada resident Penny Corbett died at her home Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. She was 68.

A celebration of life service was held Friday, Feb. 1, at Estacada Funeral Chapel.

Penny was born April 3, 1944, in Selma, Ala., to William and Geraldine (McCormick) Whiting. She married Norman Corbett on July 1, 1961, in Portland. Penny had a great love for horses.

Survivors include her husband; mother, Geri Weigant; sons, Kaari Corbett and Kenneth Corbett; daughters, Jacque Corbett and Marne LaRue; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Estacada Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Pamela Diane Zengel

Dec. 24, 1954-Jan. 23, 2013

Estacada resident Pamela Diane Zengel died Wednesday, Jan. 23. She was 58.

At the family’s request, no public service will be held.

Pamela was born Dec. 24, 1954, in Van Nuys, Calif., to John and Dollie King. She was raised in Salem.

In the summer of 2000, Pamela and her family opened a coffee shop in Estacada called “Cada Corner.” Known for its live local bands, karaoke and community gatherings, the café was open seven years.

Pamela enjoyed visiting the tide pools on the coast, listening to Billie Holiday and gardening.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas; three daughters, Erin, Emily and Eleanor; and step-children, Josh and Amanda.

Daniel “Buzz” Beardslee

Daniel Beardslee, 52, died unexpectedly on New Year’s Day.

A celebration of his life was held Jan. 6, 2013, attended by family, friends and co-workers.

Buzz enjoyed being in the woods, camping, fishing and riding his three-wheeler.

He spent more than 20 years as a welder and fabricator. He later went to work at Bennett’s Tire.

Buzz is survived by brother David of Oregon City; sister Susan of Portland and sister Sharon of Guatemala; his partner of 11 years, Amy; and his buddy Bear Dog.



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