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Gresham Outlook obituaries: Aug. 10, 2012

Brian Moore

May 10, 1977-Aug. 2, 2012

Brian Moore, a resident of Boring, died Thursday, Aug. 2. He was 35.

No public service will be held.

Brian was born May 10, 1977, in Portland to Roger and Sandra Moore. He attended Sandy High School.

Brian loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He also loved summers with his daughter, and his dog was his shadow. Family meant everything to him.

Survivors include his daughter, Madalyn; sister, Angelan of Bend; his parents and grandparents; and two nephews.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Lorents “Pete” Fredrick Peterson

April 22, 1938-Aug. 3, 2012

Gresham resident Lorents “Pete” Fredrick Peterson died Friday, Aug. 3, in Portland. He was 74.

No services will be held.

Pete was born April 22, 1938, in Gregory, Mich., to Laurs and Selma (Ludtke) Peterson. Pete was raised in Michigan and resided in Lansing, Mich., for many years.

In 1961, he married Susan Fox in Lansing. They were married for 22 years before they divorced.

Pete was a data systems analyst for 30 years in Lansing. He moved to Oregon in 2006 and resided in Gresham. His hobbies included golfing, traveling and doing needlepoint.

Survivors include his sons, Mike Peterson of Wood Village and Eric Peterson of Merritt, British Columbia; daughter, Laurie Peterson of Gresham; sisters, Kathleen Mason of Florida, Susan Petrie of Howell, Mich., and Gladys Peterson of Lansing; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His beloved dog Chelsae died the day after Pete.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Russell Eugene Schimpf

July 29, 1933-Aug. 6, 2012

Troutdale resident Russell Eugene Schimpf died Monday, Aug. 6. He was 79.

A graveside service was held Friday, Aug. 10, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham.

Schimpf was born July 29, 1933, in Newark, Ohio, to Eugene and Laura (Clancy) Schimpf. He moved to Portland to pursue his passion for sheet metal work at Willamette Gutter Services. Prior to moving to Troutdale, he lived in Gresham.

Russell married Patricia Paxton on Oct. 30, 1971, in Stevenson, Wash. He liked watching boxing on television and enjoyed working on cars.

Russell is survived by his wife; sons, Carl Shimon of Gresham and Adam Shimon of Happy Valley; daughter, Tracy Price of Troutdale; sisters, Geri B. Harrison and Alice Schimpf, both of Newark, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Russell was preceded in death by his father, Eugene; mother, Laura Elizabeth Glancy; and siblings, Ralph Schimpf, William Schimpf, Walter L. Schimpf, Lester Schimpf, Cathryn Schimpf, Betty Schimpf, Robert Schimpf and Mary Schimpf.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Andrew “Drew” James Elwood

Feb. 6, 1992-Aug. 5, 2012

Longtime Corbett resident Andrew “Drew” James Elwood died Sunday, Aug. 5, after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 20.

A memorial service was held Friday, Aug. 10, at the Corbett High School auditorium, followed by a private interment at Sandy Ridge Cemetery.

Drew was born Feb. 6, 1992, in Portland to Matt and Rachel (Smith) Elwood. Following the death of his mother in 2003, Drew moved to Corbett, where he was raised by his uncle and aunt, Scott and Sarah Pitts.

He graduated from Corbett High School in 2010 with a 4.0 grade point average. He attended Oregon State University on a full Air Force ROTC scholarship and was studying for a dual degree in engineering.

Drew held a black belt in Jujitsu and loved target shooting and collecting knives. He also enjoyed music, playing the guitar and attending the recent Nickelback concert in Portland.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his uncle and aunt; sisters, Jennifer King of Gresham, Sarah May Harney of Canby and McKenzie Pitts of Corbett; brother, Branden Pitts of Portland; and several aunts, uncles, godparents and grandparents.

Memorial contributions can be made to the National Rifle Association or to the Republican National Party. Friends and family are invited to visit batemancarrollfunerals.com and share their fond memories of Drew on the family’s guest book.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Esther Lorraine Powers

June 29, 1920-Aug. 5, 2012

Longtime East County resident Esther Lorraine Powers died Sunday, Aug. 5. She was 92.

A visitation was held Friday, Aug. 10, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham. A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Esther was born June 29, 1920, in Newton, Kan., to James and Bernice (Combs) Tucker. She moved to Gresham in 1932 and graduated from Gresham High School in 1937.

During World War II, Esther worked in the Portland shipyards as a “Rosie the Riveter” building lights for ships. She married Phillip G. Powers in Gresham in 1953.

Esther worked at Zim’s 12 Mile Store in the Green Stamp Store and later at the Reynolds School District. She retired in 1985.

Esther was a member of the Mt. Hood Community College Writer’s Club, where she pursued her passion for creative writing. She was a regular member of the Rockwood Pinochle Club and played pinochle every month for 40 years. Esther also enjoyed live theater and attended plays and operas with her season tickets to the Dolores Winningstad Theatre in Portland. She traveled to many places, including Australia, Ireland and Spain.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1989 and sons Dan Fuller and Kelly Powers.

Survivors include her daughters, Margret Short of Lake Oswego, Kathleen Brown of Portland and Nancy Richardson of Portland; son, Timothy Fuller of Missouri; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to Kaiser Hospice & Palliative Care Program, 2701 N.W. Vaughn St., Suite 140, Portland, 97210-5344.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Thomas Harry Duke

April 30, 1931-July 14, 2012

Gresham resident Thomas Harry Duke died Saturday, July 14, surrounded by his family. He was 81.

A celebration of his life will be held this fall.

Tom was born April 30, 1931, in Barnesboro, Pa., to John and Louise Duke. Tom was a football hero in high school and college until he went on to serve in the Air Force in the Korean War. Tom moved from Pennsylvania to Oregon in 1976, making his home in Hood River and in Brightwood. He moved with his wife, Linda, to Fairlawn Village in Gresham in 2010.

Tom loved the woods of Pennsylvania and the forests of Oregon, where he lived, fished, and hunted. He was an accomplished classical pianist who taught his children a love of music. In his retirement Tom volunteered for the American Red Cross and Mt. Hood Hospice. He was a patriot with unwavering love for his country. Throughout his life, he savored history, music and a good story.

He was preceded in death by his son, JT Duke; and his brother, Byron Duke.

Survivors include his wife; children, Deborah of Lamoyne, Pa., David of Tampa, Fla., Christopher Duke of Portland, Fred Snow of Ottawa, Kan., and Scott Snow of Portland; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fairlawn Village, 1280 N.E. Kane Drive, Gresham, 97030; or the American Cancer Society, 0330 S.W. Curry St., Portland, 97239.

Lionel D. Boyles Jr.

July 10, 1937-Aug. 5, 2012

Lionel D. Boyles Jr., a resident of Boring, died Sunday, Aug. 5. He was 75.

Private family services were held.

Lionel was born July 10, 1937, in Portland to Lionel D. and Dorothy (Taylor) Boyles. He graduated from Palo Alto High School in California in 1955.

In 1958 he married Mae Klinker in Vancouver, Wash.

Lionel and Mae had three children and resided in Boring for more than 50 years.

Lionel was a truck driver for 20 years, and his routes took him from California to Canada, but he mainly drove throughout the Northwest. He retired from truck driving in 1979. His favorite hobby was racing motorcycles.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Sandra Boyles of Boring and Cindra Boyles of Eagle Creek; son, John Boyles of Boring; brother, Gary Boyles; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Affordable Funeral Alternatives is handling arrangements.

Sherwood “Woody” Fay Davis

Nov. 26 1942-Aug 5, 2012

Lifelong Corbett resident Sherwood “Woody” Fay Davis passed away into the loving arms of his Lord Jesus Christ Sunday Aug. 5 having given every ounce of strength he had battling ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 69.

Service will be 10 a.m., Tuesday Aug. 14, at Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 SE Haley Road, Boring.

Woody was born to Jane and Ruth (Busch) Davis in Los Angeles, Calif., where his father worked for McDonald Douglas Aircraft during World War II. When he was four years old the family returned to their hometown of Corbett.

Woody attended the Corbett Schools, graduating in 1961. Woody was married and had three children.

As a young man he joined the National Guard with his best friend Cliff Graff. Upon returning from his guard training, Woody began a career as a baker. For the next ten years he proved himself an excellent baker and department manager for Albertson’s during the early part of the day. Then, changing hats Woody headed into the woods to cut cedar shake bolts. He then acquired his own steam cleaning business. During this time, Woody also worked on tractors, which he loved most. That love evolved into a full time career as his reputation for being a craftsman on heavy equipment grew and he acquired more equipment. Woody gave himself to the needs of the community he loved, whether it was pushing dirt around, getting a skunk out from under a building, or pulling a vehicle out of the ditch when it snowed (which he got a kick out of doing). Woody’s son Clint, having been trained into it since early childhood joined him in the business, which had become Davis Excavation Inc. The father and son team continued to serve Corbett in the outlying areas, even as ALS slowly took Woody’s strength.

In later years, with the help of his kids, Woody began learning how to set his work aside long enough to have fun. During those years Woody had the opportunity to travel to many places enjoying the history of his beloved country in the backroads of America. More recently, Woody’s kids helped him make a bucket list and helped him check things off, as they enjoyed the blessings and joy of each precious day he was still with them.

Woody knew his greatest accomplishment was to let people know that his Lord Jesus Christ had died for all as he died peacefully with his family surrounding him.

Woody was preceded in death by his daughter Shelley Marie, brother Raymond, and his parents. He is survived by his children Corinna Martins and her four children, Clint and Kathlene Davis and their four children, brothers Lloyd, Dan, and Dave Davis, sister Pamela Jacobs, two great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, as well as a community he loved and loved him in return.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Crown Point Country Historical Society.




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