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Jan. 18 obituaries

Linda Gayle Johnson

Dec. 30, 1950-Jan. 12, 2013

East County resident Linda Gayle Johnson died Saturday, Dec. 12. She was 62.

A service will be held at a later date. Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Spc. Michael Kim Pritchard

May 16, 1986-Jan. 13, 2013

Spc. Michael Kim Pritchard, a 2005 Gresham High School graduate and active duty soldier stationed at Ft. Carson, Colo., died Sunday, Jan. 13. He was 26.

A service will be held at a later time. Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Contributions in Michael’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

Larry Baggett

Aug. 13, 1947-Jan. 14, 2013

Portland resident Larry Baggett died Monday, Jan. 14. He was 65.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Abernethy Center in Oregon City.

Larry was born Aug. 13, 1947, in Thomasville, Ga., to James Braxton Baggett and Jean Cranfield.

He served in the U.S. Army for three years during Vietnam, receiving two Bronze Stars and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

On July 1, 1977, Larry married Ivy Parsons in Portland. Larry worked as a truck driver and loved collecting vinyl records.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Baggett. Larry is survived by his wife; sons, Rick Baldwin and Rob Baldwin; daughter, Shelley Beach; foster children, Jake Timney, Matthew Baggett, Cameron Lee and Dylan Baggett; and four grandchildren.

Family Memorial Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Mary Louise Dart

June 3, 1927-Jan. 8, 2013

Gresham resident Mary Louise Dart died Tuesday, Jan. 8. She was 85.

No public services will be held. Private inurnment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Mary was born June 3, 1927, in Portland to James and Cora (McGuire) Baker.

Mary was raised in Gresham and attended Gresham High School. On July 19, 1947, she married Charles Dart in Portland.

If she didn’t know about a subject, Mary would go to the library and read up on it. She only finished her sophomore year of high school but you would never know it.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband and her daughters Laurie and Cathy.

Survivors include daughters Angela Harp of Vancouver, Wash., Cynthia Shepherd of Portland and Charlene Siegfried of Portland; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Verva Dean Park

March 18, 1937-Jan. 2, 2013

Gresham resident Verva Dean Park, 75, died Wednesday, Jan. 2.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 12, at Good Shepherd Community Church in Boring.

Verva was born March 18, 1937, in Shirlee, Ark., to Raymond and Goldie Harness. She was married for more than 50 years to Leonard Park before he died in 2011.

Verva spent many weekends at the bowling alley with her family. She also liked garage sales and crossword puzzles.

Verva was preceded in death by her husband and son, Dennis Park. She is survived by her children, Doreen Robinson of Camas, Wash., Diane Ruhnow of Springfield, Kelly Wilkerson of Gresham and Timothy Park of Salem; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Paul Benson Fitzpatrick Jr.

Sept. 20, 1944-Jan. 9, 2013

Boring resident Paul Fitzpatrick died in Gresham Wednesday, Jan. 9. He was 68.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan.12, at Sandy Funeral Home.

Paul was born Sept. 20, 1944, in Portland to Martha Louise (Harper) and Paul Benson Fitzpatrick Sr. He graduated from David Douglas High School in 1963.

On Aug. 9, 1975, Paul married Myrna Davis, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Gresham. Paul worked for Rogers Construction and Portland Road & Driveway, where he became superintendent until his retirement in 2006.

Paul enjoyed woodworking, photography, oil painting, pottery and building custom furniture.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Jeffrey Fitzpatrick of Portage, Mich., Trevor Fitzpatrick of Battle Ground, Wash. and John of New York, N.Y.; and six grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Gene B. Ius

May 16, 1929-Sept. 5, 2012

Gresham resident Gene B. Ius died Wednesday, Sept. 5, after a long illness. He was 83.

No service was held.

Gene was born May 16, 1929, in Portland to Italian immigrants Louis and Ida Ius. He lived all his life in Portland and attended Ascension and Benson High schools, graduating from Benson in 1948.

He and his wife, Joan, were married Aug. 13, 1950, in Portland and had three children. Gene worked as a diesel mechanic for Consolidated Freightways and Safeway stores, retiring after 28 years in 1985.

Gene enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, playing poker, his vegetable garden and Las Vegas. He looked forward to family get-togethers and good Italian food, especially spaghetti and ravioli.

The family would like to thank the Kaiser Hospital infusion and oncology departments for their support.

Rose City Funeral handled arrangements.

Janet Lynn Green

Sept. 13, 1949-Jan. 8, 2013

Gresham resident Janet Lynn Green died Tuesday, Jan. 8. She was 63.

At her request, no services are planned, but a party will be held in her honor at a later date.

Janet was born Sept. 13, 1949, in Seattle. She was raised in Oregon and graduated from Molalla High School in 1967.

On Jan. 26, 1985, she married Larry Green. She was an emergency room unit secretary and a Realtor.

Jan loved spending quality time with family and friends, including co-workers at Portland Adventist Emergency and those she met at Lake Merwin Camper’s Hideaway.

Janet is survived by her husband; daughters, Monica of Issaquah, Wash., and Kristi of Vancouver, Wash.; son, Aaron of Chancellor, Ala.; sister, Jodi of Portland; brother, D.J. of Enterprise; and eight grandchildren.

Crown Memorial Center is handling arrangements.

Audrey Allum

May 20, 1925-Jan. 13, 2013

Gresham resident Audrey M. Allum died from a stroke Sunday, Jan. 13. She was 87.

No services will be held at her request. Remembrances may be sent to the National Stroke Association.

Audrey was born May 20, 1925, in Minneapolis to Harold and Jennie Peterson. She was raised and educated in Peoria, Ill.

Audrey married Marvin Allum on Aug. 26, 1944, in Carlisle, Pa. After living throughout South Dakota and Oregon, they moved to Gresham in 2010 to be closer to family.

Audrey enjoyed sewing, quilting, needlework, knitting, cooking and gardening. In her later years, she enjoyed playing card and word games.

She was preceded in death by her husband and daughter, Linda Heath. Survivors include her daughter, Marsha Carriker of Gresham; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by Davies Cremation & Burial Services.

Shirley Louise Caddy

May 5, 1924-Jan. 8, 2013

Shirley Louise Caddy

Shirley Louise Caddy was born on May 5, 1924 to Bernice (Sue) and Vance Hewitt in Longmont, CO. She died on January 8, 2013 in Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center surrounded by family members.

Shirley moved with her family to Compton, CA in 1931 and on to Bakersfield, CA in 1940. She married Raymond Seal in 1942 and they had a daughter, Mary Lou, in 1944. She and Ray divorced in 1947 and she moved to Oregon later that year.

Shirley met Thomas (Tom) Caddy in 1949 and they were married in 1951. They had two sons, Thomas J. in 1953 and Steven V. in 1955.

Music was her passion early in life. She played the piano, organ, trombone and harmonica and sang in the Pleasant Home Methodist Church choir. She and Tom played dances for many years with a family dance band.

Shirley was a talented artist, working with oils and china. She loved fishing, deer hunting, sewing, crocheting, knitting, and most sports. She was famous for her “ten cents for the first fish” when she already had one on. She was a “people person” with many friends and a strong family focus.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and son, Steven. She is survived by her husband, Tom, daughter, Mary Lou Anderson, son, Thomas, sister, Phyllis Updegrave of Seattle and brother, Bob Hewitt of Gresham. Survivors also include grandchildren, Tamra, Deanna, Mathew, Brian, and Scott plus seven great grandchildren.

No service is planned at this time.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Bernice E. Chinn

October 10, 1914 - January 12, 2013

Bernice E. Chinn

A Gresham resident Bernice E. Chinn died January 12, 2013, she was 98. At her request she will be cremated and inurnment will be at Cliffside Cemetery in Sandy, no services will be held.

Born Bernice E. Ireland on October 10, 1914 in Kansas City, MO. the daughter of William and Bessie (Pavey).

She married Mansford W. Chinn on Mar. 14, 1933. The family moved to L.A., CA. in 1944, then to Gresham in 1985. She worked at See’s Candy from 1962 to 1966; then at French Hospital in Medical Records from 1967, retiring in 1979.

Bernice enjoyed sewing, cooking, knitting, refinishing antique furniture, gardening and much more.

She was preceded in death by her husband Mansford, son, Thomas Chinn, grandsons, Thomas Estes and Michael Orr, five brothers, Bill, Forrest, Russell, Kenneth and Roy Ireland.

Bernice is survived by her daughters; Virginia Dodson, Linda Chinn, sister, Thelma Lauerman, daughter in law; Elizabeth Chinn Schreiber, grandchildren, and great grand children.

Robert Raymond Tisdale

March 25, 1923 – January 11, 2013

Robert Raymond Tisdale

Robert Raymond Tisdale was born to William and Catherine Tisdale in Woodhaven, New York, on March 25, 1923. After graduation from Jamaica High School in Jamaica, New York, he served in the United States Navy from 1941 to 1945 in World War II, with honorable discharge on December 16, 1945, in Bremerton, WA. He then attended and graduated from Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland and later Western Washington College.

On June 17, 1952, he married Twylah Kimble at Mount Vernon, WA. Three sons joined their family: George, Bobby and Mark. He taught school in Everett, WA, for 3 years, followed by 27 years of teaching 5th grade students at Roosevelt, Cleveland and Lincoln Schools in Mt. Vernon, WA. At the same time, he taught Driver’s Ed at the high school. During his career, he was a member of the Washington Education Association and National Education Association.

Bob enjoyed camping, fishing and traveling with his family. He was faithful to the local church and committed to missionary endeavors. He cared deeply for his wife and family, enjoyed his grandchildren and lived to help people in any way he could.

He was an active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon for 45 years, serving as Missionary Committee Chairman, Sunday School Superintendent, teacher and deacon. When Bob and Twylah moved to Gresham in 1996, he became an active member at Wood Village Baptist Church.

Bob’s earth life concluded on January 11, 2013, while visiting in Prescott, Arizona. Continuing life without him is his wife, Twylah; two sons: George (Brenda) and Mark (Judy); seven grandchildren: Elizabeth, Jonathan, Mary Grace, Ethan, Matt, Tori and Jessica. He was preceded in death by his son, Bobby, in l972.

Memorial Services were scheduled at Wood Village Baptist Church and at Emmanuel Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be sent to YD Adventures, P.O. Box 486, Burlington, WA 98233.




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