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Oct. 16 obituaries

Alta Marie Loucks

March 13, 1928-Oct. 8, 2012

Troutdale resident Alta Marie Loucks died Monday, Oct. 8. She was 84.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 13.

Alta was born March 13, 1928, in Minneapolis to James and Johanna (Buskness) Fornshell. She was raised and educated in Minnesota, graduating from Pillager High School in 1946.

On Sept. 26, 1947, Alta married Harold Loucks in Brainard, Minn. They had five children and moved to the Portland area in 1952. Alta was a waitress at Tad’s Chicken ‘n Dumplins in Troutdale for 25 years. In 1990 she retired from Tektronix after 26 years in the Cathode Ray Tube Division.

Alta was a member of Cherry Park Presbyterian Church, where she was a deacon. She enjoyed quilting, gardening and playing cards.

Alta is survived by her husband of 65 years; sons, Gary Loucks of Vancouver, Wash., Wesley Loucks of Troutdale, Dale Loucks of Troutdale and Brian Loucks of Troutdale; daughter, Pamela Wetmore of Troutdale; sister, Betty Farber of Motley, Minn.; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests contributions to Cherry Park Presbyterian Church or to the American Cancer Society.

Gresham Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.

James M. Harding

July 18, 1938-Oct. 10, 2012

Damascus resident James M. Harding died Wednesday, Oct. 10. He was 74.

Following a 9 a.m. visitation, a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Mt. Hood Stake Center, 12300 S.E. 312th Drive, Boring.

James was born July 18, 1938, in Malad, Idaho, to Benjamin and June Harding.

He was a structural iron worker for NW Ironworkers Local No. 29 and moved to the Gresham-Damascus area in 1962.

James married Nancy Jones on Oct. 18, 1969, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada.

He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a volunteer with the Boy Scouts and church youth group.

James retired in July 2000 from NW Ironworkers.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his daughters, A.J. Harding of Troutdale, Cindy Wolf of West Richland, Wash., Elizabeth Christiansen of Seoul, South Korea, and Kat Harding of Damascus; son, Jim Harding of Damascus; and sisters, Gay Scott of Moscow, Idaho, Pauline Meyerhoffer of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Sue Arthur of Grantsville, Utah.

Jon Eric Estes

July 7, 1954-Oct. 11, 2012

Troutdale resident Jon Eric Estes died Thursday, Oct. 11. He was 58.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct, 16, with a viewing from noon to 5 p.m. at Gresham Memorial Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave.

Jon was born July 7, 1954, in Canyonville to Harold and Joy Estes, the youngest of five siblings.

Jon grew up in East Multnomah County and graduated from Reynolds High School in 1972. He enlisted in the Army in 1973 and was honorably discharged in 1976.

On June 12, 1976, Jon married Elizabeth Michalopoulos in Troutdale. They had two children, Sara and Jon Jr.

Jon started work at a local sawmill before starting his flooring company, Estes Remodeling, in 1983 and working as a licensed general contractor and home Iinspector.

Jon was a lifelong outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He was also an avid OSU Beavers football fan, a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and a generous friend.

Jon is survived by his wife; children, Sara Estes of Woodburn and Jon Estes Jr. of Portland; parents, Harold and Joy Estes of Milwaukie; siblings, Ray Estes of Soldotna, Alaska, Richard Estes of Portland, Randy Estes of Anchorage, Alasksa, Linda Blanchard of Oregon City and Andrea Sexton of Milwaukie; and two grandchildren.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Larry Coleman

Sept. 5, 1940-Oct. 10, 2012

Sandy resident Larry Coleman died suddenly Wednesday, Oct. 10, following surgery. He was 72.

A graveside service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, 11800 S.E. Mt. Scott Blvd., Portland, with military honors.

Larry was born Sept. 5 1940, in Ainsworth, Neb., to Clarence and Marjorie Sybrant Coleman. When he was three weeks old, the family moved to Idaho, where Larry grew up.

He and his first wife, Barbara, had four children together. They later divorced.

Larry joined the Army in 1960 and served 20 years, stationed in many foreign countries, including two tours in Vietnam.

In 1976, Larry was assigned to Portland, where he met Lois Popelka, his wife of 36 years.

After retiring in 1981, Larry worked for Omark (later Blount) Industries, retiring in 2001.

Larry is survived by his wife; children, David, Gloria, Kathy and Diana of Missouri, Brad of Des Moines, Wash., and Brian of Sandy; sisters, Jean Simpson of Moses Lake, Wash., and Ida Knutson of Arizona; and one grandson.

Sandy Funeral is handling the arrangements.

Margaret Walker Cheatham

Nov. 17, 1925-Oct. 13, 2012

Longtime Gresham resident Margaret Walker Cheatham died Saturday, Oct. 13. She was 86.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the Salvation Army Gresham Corps, Southeast 194th Avenue and Stark Street, Gresham. A private burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Margaret was born Nov. 17, 1925, in Omaha, Neb., to William and Margaret Anna (Davenport) Walker.

Margaret married Kenneth Cheatham on Dec. 24, 1942, in Springfield, Mo.

Margaret spent most of her adult life in Gresham. She was a soldier, or committed member, in the Salvation Army.

Her hobbies included reading, genealogy, volunteering with Cub Scouts, devoting time to the Salvation Army Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Gresham. She was devoted to her family.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband and her son Jim Cheatham.

Survivors include her sons, John Cheatham of Clackamas, Jerry Cheatham of Forest Grove and Jeff Cheatham of Gresham; daughter, Judi Irving of Gresham; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Homes is handling arrangements.

Floyd Eldon Kirby

Sept. 9, 1925-Oct. 14, 2012

Corbett resident Floyd Eldon Kirby died Sunday, Oct. 14. He was 87.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Corbett Community Church, 34309 N.E. Mershon Road, Corbett.

The family suggest contributions to the Corbett Fire Department, District 14, 40755 S.E. Gordon Creek Road, Corbett, 97019, or to the Providence Portland Medical Foundation, 4805 N.E. Glisan St., Portland, 97213.

A full obituary and photo will follow in a future edition of The Outlook.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Sandra L. West

July 15, 1939-Oct. 11, 2012

Wood Village resident Sandra L. West died Thursday, Oct. 11. She was 73.

A service will be held at a later date.

Sandra was born July 15, 1939, in Long Beach, Calif., to Casmer E. and Ethel Bell Preble.

Her family moved to the Portland area, and she graduated from Franklin High School. After school, Sandra stayed in the Portland area, working as a retail clerk at the Gresham Fred Meyer.

She married Ivan Basart in 1959, divorcing in 1978. She married John West in 1995 in Las Vegas.

Sandra retired from Fred Meyer in 2010.

She loved Elvis, traveling to Graceland in 1993, and was always seen wearing her favorite color, purple.

Sandra was preceded in death by her brother, Cap Preble.

She is survived by her husband; son, Michael Scott Basart of Beaverton; daughter, Michelle Sharlene Basart of Wood Village; and brothers, Dayton Preble of Beavercreek and Raymond Preble of Graham, Wash.

Aftercare Cremation and Burial is handling arrangements.

Maryln “Sue Wenhuli

May 22, 1939-Oct. 5, 2012

Former Sandy and Boring resident Maryln “Sue” Menhuli died Friday, Oct. 5, in Oregon City. She was 73.

At her request, no services will be held.

Sue was born May 22, 1939, in Longmont, Colo., to Virginia and Dewey Lockling Sr. She lived in the Sandy-Boring area most of her life, graduating from Sandy High School in 1957 before beginning a career in the electronics industry.

She enjoyed bingo, baseball, softball, bowling and watching sports in general. She was well loved by all her family, especially her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by former spouse, Lyle Dean Pursel.

Sue is survived by her son, David Pursel of Sandy; daughter, Deena Weninger of Milwaukie; sisters, Julene Fox of Portland and Jan Swanson of Beaufort, S.C.; brother, Dewey Lockling of Denver; two grandsons; one granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lewey Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, Ga., 30047.

Arrangements are being handled by Crown Memorial Center of Milwaukie.

James “Jim” W. McGavran

Oct. 20, 1934-Oct. 11, 2012

Gresham resident James W. McGavran died Thursday, Oct. 11. He was 77.

At his request, no services will be held.

Jim was born Oct. 20, 1934, in Seymour, Iowa, to Burl and Sarah Drury McGavran.

He married Wilma Peterson on April 12, 1957, in San Diego. Jim was a machinist for Boeing from 1964-1995, and he loved restoring automobiles.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Jim McGavran of Milwaukie, Doug McGavran of Renton, Wash., and Jeff McGavran of Gresham; and sisters, Gloria Perrigo of Seattle, Jean of Idaho and Sissie of Seattle.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Stacey Leah Cook

Feb. 11, 1970-Oct. 6, 2012

Gresham resident Stacey Leah Cook died Saturday, Oct. 6. She was 42.

At her request, no services will be held.

Stacey was born Feb. 11, 1970, in San Diego to Otis and Jan (Lucast) Thompson. She was raised and educated in San Diego.

Stacey enlisted with the United States Air Force.

She moved to Portland in 1989, working at the Rockwood Fred Meyer as a bakery manager.

On April 15, 2005, Stacey married Cary Cook, in Las Vegas.

Stacey loved the beach and surfing. She enjoyed cooking, camping and water skiing.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Stacey is survived by her husband; mother, Jan Romero of Gresham; stepbrother, Boomer Beckwith of California; stepsister, Eileen Thompson of Maine; and numerous aunts, uncles cousins and nephews.

Affordable Funeral Alternatives is handling arrangements.




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