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May 23rd Obituaries

Josie Ann Jett

July 28, 2005-May 15, 2013

Estacada resident Josie Ann Jett died Wednesday, May 15. She was 7.

A celebration of Josie’s life will be announced at a later date. A full obituary will run in a future edition of The Estacada News.

Estacada Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Irene Lucille Randall

Dec. 11, 1926-May 20, 2013

Estacada resident Irene Lucille Randall died at her home with her family by her side Monday, May 20. She was 86.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Estacada First Baptist Church.

Irene was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Custer, S.D., to Herman and Gertrude (Laue) Linde. She moved to Estacada as a young adult.

She married George Randall on Aug. 12, 1944, in Stevenson, Wash. They made their home in Estacada, where they owned and operated a berry farm.

Irene enjoyed her farm and loved being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her four children, four sisters, one brother, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Estacada Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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Elizabeth Rose “Beth” McMullen

September 25, 1927 - May 2, 2013

Elizabeth Rose 'Beth' McMullen

Elizabeth Rose “Beth” McMullen, formerly of Newport, peacefully died in her sleep at the age of 85 on May 2, 2013 at her home in Astoria, OR. Elizabeth Guttridge was born on September 25, 1927 to Joseph Isaiah Guttridge and Rose Elizabeth (Zurcher) Guttridge in Springwater, OR. Beth was raised the on the family farm, the youngest sister of two brothers and three sisters. She went to high school in Estacada then to Willamette University where she graduated in 1949. While at Willamette she met Albert Roderick “Al” McMullen who also attended Willamette. They married in 1949 in Salem, OR. Elizabeth taught high school in Gates, OR while supporting Al as he attended law school at Willamette. When Al finished law school the couple moved to Lincoln County where Al began his law career. Beth was a homemaker and devoted mother. Al and Beth raised their three children in the family home in Newport. After Al’s retirement, the couple moved to Astoria.

She loved raising her three children, serving in her home parish St. Stephan’s Episcopal Church in Newport and participating in many civic organizations including the PEO Sisterhood and Beta Sigma Phi.

Beth had a passion for travel and had a goal of visiting all seven continents, which she achieved. Some of her most memorable trips were to Antarctica, Baja California on a whale research cruise, to Lourdes, France, to Iceland to see the many natural wonders and to see the polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba. She took a cruise on the Yellow River in China and walked on the Great Wall.

Beth’s husband of 52 years preceded her in death in 2002. She was preceded in death by brothers Joseph and Richard Guttridge and sisters Mary Miller and Ruth Aycock. She is survived by her sister Ann Vaughn of Kent, WA, her children Dr. Bruce (Cathy) McMullen of Wichita, KS, Scott McMullen of Astoria, OR and Alyson (Dieu) Van Dinh of Austin, TX, former step daughter Marsha (Loeffel) McMullen of Astoria, grandchildren Susan McMullen and Brian McMullen, of Wichita, KS, Jacob Potter of Derby, KS, Ryan McMullen of Newberg, OR, Kyle McMullen of Astoria, OR and Travis, Nicholas and Kathryn Van Dinh of Austin TX. Step-grandchildren are Julie (Jay) Cailteaux, Robert Canova, Lori (Chuck) Patterson, Beau (Vanessa) Canova all living in Kansas. Beth was blessed with eight step-great-grandchildren, also in Kansas.

A graveside service and celebration of life were held on Sunday, May 5th in Springwater, OR. Caldwell’s Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

Bernard Danielson

August 22, 1954 - May 10, 2013

Bernard Danielson

Bernard “Bernie” Harold Danielson was born on August 22, 1954 to Robert “Babe” and Donna Danielson. He was raised in Deer River, Minnesota and graduated from Deer River High School in 1972. After graduation, he enrolled at Pipestone Area Vocational Technical Institute and graduated in 1973 with a degree of Occupational Proficiency in Meat Cutting.

After practicing his trade in Minnesota, he moved to Oregon in 1975. Bernie loved Oregon for its scenic beauty. He loved camping, motorcycle riding, wood carving, yard work, UFC events, and old time radio. Bernie would officiate basketball games and umpire baseball games at local schools and the Job Corp. Bernie had a fondness for all animals, and never hesitated to help family, friends, and neighbors whenever he could.

He worked at the Sentry Supermarket in Estacada for many years as the head meat cutter. People in this small community knew him as Bernie “The Meat Man”. He made the best sausage and ground beef around. He worked his meat cutting craft for 28 years. For the last 14 years, he worked at Unified Grocers as an Account Executive in the Meat Department. He was always known as a hardworking, fun loving, generous and kind human being.

He had many friends and loved ones in his life. He is survived by his parents, Babe and Donna Danielson of Deer River, MN; his siblings, Susan Mickelson and her husband Bob of Makinen, MN, Arne Danielson and his wife Tina of Bowstring, MN, Cindy Grangruth and her husband Clyde of Deer River, MN; his children, Clayton, Sarah, Terry, Jeremy, Cassie, Tammy and their respective families, including several grandchildren; and his loving wife of 23 years, Karen Danielson, who shared many of his interests, particularly the love of the outdoors, animals, music, and a strong bond with family and friends.

With Karen by his side, they faced this grueling battle with cancer with grace and dignity. Bernie passed away the evening of May 10, 2013 at home and surrounded with love from many family and friends. This loss will forever be felt in our hearts.




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