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April 16 obituaries

Timothy Carl Harman

Oct. 28, 1962-April 10, 2013

Lifelong Gresham resident Timothy Carl Harman died Wednesday, April 10. He was 50.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Happy Valley Baptist Church, 14095 S.E. King Road.

Tim was born Oct. 28, 1962, in Portland, to Gene and Ruth (Anderegg) Harman. He was raised in Gresham, were he attended elementary school and Sam Barlow High School.

Tim worked as a welder and mechanic for Ed’s Mufflers in Gresham for 25 years. He also worked for several school districts, as well as Multnomah Education Service District, and in the residential moving industry with his uncle.

Tim was a lifelong member of the Zion United Methodist Church in Gresham. He was an avid fisherman and duck hunter, with a soft heart for animals.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Ruth and Vern Baxter of Happy Valley; and sister, Ruthann Claire Harman of Cheshire.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Katherine “Katie” Marion Reimers

Aug. 16, 1960-April 11, 2013

Damascus resident Katherine “Katie” Reimers died Thursday, April 11, in Clackamas. She was 52.

A service has not been scheduled.

Katie was born Aug. 16, 1960, in Redwood City, Calif., to Tom and Patricia (Lewis) Montgomery. She was raised and educated in the San Mateo, Calif., area and spent a lot of time with family near Fort Bragg.

After graduating from high school, Katie worked at a horse boarding facility before moving to Oregon. She worked for Keno’s Grocery, Zeiss Optical, JB Dental and Marjack, before studying business and computer science at Clackamas Community College. Katie was a receptionist for the Daily Journal of Commerce.

She married Wes Reimers on Aug. 16, 1996, in Oregon City.

Katie was preceded in death by her mother. Survivors include her husband; father, of Central Point; sister, Karina Meister of Port Washington, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the BTA Bicycle Transportation Alliance, 618 N.W. Glisan St., Suite 401, Portland, 97209.

Affordable Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements.

Gerald R. Welch

May 31, 1930-April 12, 2013

Fairview resident Gerald R. Welch died Friday, April 12. He was 82.

Public viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Gresham Memorial Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave. A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Wood Village Baptist Church, 23601 N.E. Arata Road.

A full obituary will run at a future date in The Outlook.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.




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