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Obituaries: May 26, 2012

Charles K. Rackleff

April 6, 1931-May 19, 2012

Gresham resident Charles K. Rackleff died Saturday, May 19, from complications brought on by Alzheimer's disease. He was 81.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at St. Luke Episcopal Church, 120 S.W. Towle Ave.

Chuck was born April 6, 1931, in Myrtle Point to Lowell and Elise (Cutler) Rackleff. The family later moved to Klamath Falls, where he was raised and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy. He enlisted in the Navy and served four years in the Korean War.

After his discharge, Chuck returned to Klamath Falls, where he married Karla Leithead on June 9, 1956.

Chuck spent 30 years in the banking business. He retired in 1996 from First Interstate Bank, now Wells Fargo. After his retirement he enjoyed volunteering at Zarephath Ministries and St. Luke Episcopal Church.

Survivors include his wife, Karla; daughter, Kathryn Rackleff of Louisville, Colo.; son, Daniel Rackleff of Portland; twin brother, Edward Rackleff of Olympia, Wash.; and two grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Luke Episcopal Church's Labyrinth Fund, 120 S.W. Towle Ave., Gresham, 97080.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Dale L. Emmons

March 2, 1935-May 19, 2012

Troutdale resident Dale L. Emmons, 77, died Saturday, May 19.

A graveside service was held Thursday, May 24, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham.

Dale was born March 2, 1935, in Carbon, Iowa, to Becher and Mary Emmons. The family moved to Troutdale in 1945.

Dale enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his brothers, Charles Emmons of Portland and Lester Emmons of Milwaukie; sisters, Jean Hannan of Nevada and Mary Trachel of Lyons; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Davies Cremation and Burial Services of Vancouver, Wash., is handling arrangements.

Elizabeth Ann Gibson

Oct. 5, 1939-May 15, 2012

Former Gresham resident Elizabeth Ann Gibson, 72, died Tuesday, May 15, in Mesa, Ariz.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Powell Valley Covenant Church, 1335 S.E. 282nd Ave.

Elizabeth was born Oct. 5, 1939, in Seattle to Lester and Marjorie Winslow. She was raised in Oregon and attended David Douglas High School.

On May 30, 1957, she married Arthur Gibson in Glendale, Calif.

Elizabeth was a church secretary. She enjoyed travel, crafts and flower arranging.

Survivors include her husband; daughters, Leslee Robinson of Vancouver, Wash., and JoDee Beethe of Colorado Springs, Colo.; her mother, of Portland; sister, Beverly Neidhart of Portland; and three grandchildren.

Wyman Cremation and Burial Chapel of Mesa is handling arrangements.

Joyce Ann Schriver Reed Brown

Feb. 14, 1929-May 20, 2012

Former East County resident Joyce Ann Schriver Reed Brown, 83, died Sunday, May 20, in Corvallis.

Services were held Friday, May 25, at Eddyville Community Church, followed by a graveside service at Eddyville Cemetery.

Joyce was born Feb. 14, 1929, in Corvallis to Clyde and Olive Schriver. Joyce attended 29 different schools from first through fourth grades, before finally settling the Philomath/Corvallis area. She graduated from Corvallis High School in 1945 and attended Eastern Oregon College of Education and then Oregon College of Education.

Joyce married Earl Lawrence Reed on Dec. 21, 1946, at the evangelical church in Corvallis.

On Jan. 5, 1960, she married Frederick Ernest Brown in Reno, Nev. They raised their family near Elk City.

Joyce retired in January from Ocean Breeze DBA West Coast Drywall and Insulation, where she was a bookkeeper for more than 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Kathalene Kay Brown in 1967; brothers Terrance Elmer Schriver in 1947 and Thomas Clyde Schriver in 1968; and son Robert Reed in 1989.

Survivors include her sons, Donald Reed of Eddyville, Frederick Brown of Eddyville and James Reed of Siletz; daughters, Pamela Standstipher of Hoquiam, Wash., and Violet Brown of Philomath; brother, Donald Schriver of Elk City; 20 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to local Booster clubs.

Affordable Burial and Cremation is handling arrangements.




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