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Roddy Fred Briece

July 30, 1944-Jan. 8, 2012

Gresham resident Roddy Fred Briece died Sunday, Jan. 8, after a four-month battle with cancer. He was 67.

A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Good Shepherd Community Church, Boring.

Rod was born July 30, 1944, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to John and Melba Briece. He grew up in Kennewick, Wash., and Portland but returned to Birch Creek, Idaho, to spend summers cattle ranching. Rod graduated from Madison High School and Portland State University. After attending Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned into the Navy in August 1966 and served aboard the USS Sanctuary during the Vietnam War.

On Nov. 25, 1967, he married Cheryl Cox. After getting married, he and Cheryl drove across the country to Pensacola, Fla., where he was stationed. After that assignment, he was stationed in San Diego. Rod returned to Portland and stayed in the Navy Reserve. He retired as a naval commander after 20 years of service.

While working at Norm Thompson, Rod obtained two master's degrees. He taught political science and business at Mt. Hood Community College for 27 years. He spent his retirement years recreational-vehicle camping with his wife and grandchildren. Rod was also an avid outdoorsman and had extensive knowledge of nature. He served and volunteered at Good Shepherd Community Church.

His father, John A. Briece, preceded him in death by five months.

Survivors include his wife; mother, Melba Briece of Clackamas; daughter, Janel Rieder of Sandy, daughter, Anne Dewing of Hillsboro; siblings, Janet Evans of Sandy, Judy Keller of Troutdale, Patty Doran of Troy, Ohio, and John Briece of Boring; and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pregnancy Resource Center, 7931 N.E. Halsey St., Suite 100, Portland, 97213; or to the Alzheimer's Association, 1650 N.W. Naito Parkway, Suite 190, Portland, 97209.

Donald Fred Rowe

Nov. 11, 1942-Jan. 16, 2012

East County resident Donald Fred Rowe, 69, died Monday, Jan. 16, in Portland.

A memorial service will be held at noon Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland. A reception will follow at the Moose Lodge in Portland.

Don was born Nov. 11, 1942, in Three Lakes, Wis., to Rex and Hazel (Federer) Rowe. He graduated from Three Lakes High School and enlisted in the Air Force on Nov. 27, 1961. He served as a medical specialist and was relocated to Portland in 1964. He received an honorable discharge in 1965 and enlisted in the Oregon Army National Guard, where he served with 2-218th Field Artillery, C-Battery. He retired in 1988 at the rank of staff sergeant.

On Jan. 1, 1978, he married Noreen Burgess in Vancouver, Wash. For many years they resided in East County, where Don was a member of the Moose Lodge. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 0121.

Don enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and hanging out with his Guard buddies.

His brother, Dale, and sister, Cheryle, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife; stepdaughter, Nancy Barbera of Payson, Ariz.; brother, Robert Rowe of Three Lakes; and sisters, Elizabeth Thompson of Appleton, Wis., and Darlyen Hess of Frankfort, Ill.

Memorial donations can be made to the Oregon Disabled Veterans Home, 700 Sumner St. N.E., Salem, 97301.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Wilbur Dean Jackson

Oct. 14, 1927-Jan. 9, 2012

Former Gresham resident Wilbur Dean Jackson, 84, died Monday, Jan. 9.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Heppner Methodist Church, 175 W. Church St., Heppner.

Wilbur was born Oct. 14, 1927, in Gresham to Harold and Blanche Jackson. His father was frequently away from home for work, so Wilbur was often the man of the house. After graduating from Gresham High School in 1946, Wilbur moved to Eastern Oregon to help work on a family wheat farm.

Wilbur met Dorothy Allstott, and they married in 1949. They settled in the Gresham area.

Wilbur worked for Reynolds Metals, retiring in 1981. After retirement, Wilbur and Dorothy relocated to Heppner.

Wilbur was an active member in the community, volunteering with many organizations including the Heppner Garden Club, the Masons, the American Legion Post 87, the Elks and the Lexington Grange.

He was preceded in death by his wife and by his son, Gary Jackson.

Survivors include his daughter, Annette Backous of Kennewick, Wash.; sister, Betty Davis of Corbett; and three grandchildren.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Heppner Garden Club, P.O. Box 84, Heppner, 97836.

Sweeney Mortuary in Heppner is handling arrangements.

Joseph Frederick Thompson

Dec. 25, 1922-Jan. 17, 2012

Former Gresham resident Joseph Frederick Thompson died Tuesday, Jan. 17. He was 89.

A memorial service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Sandy Funeral Home, 39551 Pleasant St., Sandy. Private burial will be at Cliffside Cemetery in Sandy.

Joe was born Dec. 25, 1922, in Portland to Thales and Katie (McConnell) Thompson. When he was 6, he went to live with his aunt and uncle on their farm near Estacada, where he graduated from high school in 1940.

Joe entered the Navy in 1942. While on leave, he married Shirley Tucker of Estacada on May 3, 1945. After his discharge, they resided in Corvallis, where he attended Oregon State College for two years. They resided in Portland and Gresham prior to making their home in Sandy in 1967. Shirley preceded him in death in 2001.

Joe worked at Reynolds Metals for 24 years, 10 years as production foreman and two years as millwright foreman. He worked in Venezuela for two years before retiring to his farm on Marmot Road.

His daughter, Jean McQuin, preceded him in death in 1994.

Survivors include his sons, Donald Thompson of Portland and Daniel Thompson of Sandy; daughters, JoAnne Groshart of Bellevue, Wash., Molly Thompson of Tacoma, Wash., and Carrie Sutherland of Dallas, Texas; sister, Dorothy Loudon of Sun City, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Audubon Society, 5151 N.W. Cornell Road, Portland, 97210.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Jeannette A. Rupp

Feb. 13, 1916-Jan. 13, 2012

Gresham resident Jeannette A. Rupp died Friday, Jan. 13. She was 95.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at St. Henry Catholic Church, 346 N.W. First St. A committal service will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum in Portland.

Jeannette was born Feb. 13, 1916, in Portland to James and Annette (Peterson) Foreman. She attended Holy Cross and Roosevelt High School. At a very young age, Jeannette assumed the responsibility of preparing dinner for the family after school. She also busied herself sewing her own clothing and even making some of her mother's clothing.

In the early 1930s the family moved to Gresham, where Jeannette spent her senior year at Gresham High School and attended St. Henry Catholic Church. Her family owned Foreman's restaurant on Main Avenue.

Jeannette married Paul Rupp, whom she knew from church, in the late 1930s in Gresham. He preceded her in death in 1972.

After Paul's death, Jeannette did quite a bit of traveling to Hawaii, her favorite place. She also enjoyed fishing with her brothers.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kaye Hattrup, in 1994 and by her brothers Clair, James and Jerry.

Survivors include her grandsons, Stephen Hattrup of Vancouver, Wash., and David Hattrup of Hermosa Beach, Calif.; and by several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Henry Catholic Church, 346 N.W. First St., Gresham, 97030.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Teresa 'Terri' Eads

Oct. 30, 1949-Jan. 17, 2012

East Portland resident Teresa 'Terri' Eads, 62, died Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Services will be private.

Terri was born Oct. 30, 1949, in Spokane, Wash., to Thomas and Elsie Campbell. She went to Mead High School in Spokane. She worked as a certified nursing assistant for many years.

On Nov. 7, 1991, she married David Eads.

Terri loved knitting, crocheting and embroidery. She also loved painting, word searches and reading. She was interested in history.

Survivors include her husband and daughters Jessica Graham of Oregon City and Rachel Johnson of Tigard.

Crown Memorial Center Milwaukie is handling arrangements.

Garry Lowell Westfall

May 12, 1938-Jan. 16, 2012

Former Gresham resident Garry Lowell Westfall, 73, died Monday, Jan. 16, at his home in Sherwood.

A private service was held.

Garry was born May 12, 1938, in Belle, W.Va., to Ralph and Leona Westfall. He was raised in Portland and graduated from Roosevelt High School.

In 1966, he married Patty Megert in Portland.

Garry did woodworking and painting. He enjoyed making handcrafts.

His daughter, Barbara Miller, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Cynthia Westfall of Troutdale and Pamela Gomes of Portland; son, Eric Westfall of Portland; and five grandchildren.

Attrell's Sherwood Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Larry Lee Freeman

May 21, 1968-Dec. 29, 2011

East Portland resident Larry Lee Freeman died Thursday, Dec. 29, of complications from chemotherapy from Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 43.

A celebration of his life will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at New Copper Penny, 5932 S.E. 92nd Ave., Portland.

Larry was born May 21, 1968, in Portland and adopted by David and Susan (Van Wey) Freeman. He graduated from Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie.

Larry worked in metal fabrication. He resided in the Portland area for most of his life.

Survivors include his mother of Portland; partner, Jason Frisby of Portland; and daughters, Danielle Freeman of Portland and April Roberts of Portland.

Care Cremation Service is handling arrangements.

David Charles Kampmann

Sept. 22, 1960-Jan. 17, 2012

Former East County resident David Charles Kampmann, 51, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, in Happy Valley.

Visitation hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at Lincoln Memorial Park Funeral Home, 11801 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland. A service to celebrate his life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at First Covenant Church, 4440 E. Burnside St., Portland. Committal will be at Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum.

David was born Sept. 22, 1960, in Portland along with his twin sister, Deanna, to Charles and Shirlee (Roecker) Kampmann. David graduated in 1979 from Barlow High School, where he was class president, and attended the University of Idaho in Moscow. He received his bachelor's degrees in finance and accounting.

David's first job was as an auditor with Deloitte, Haskins and Sells in Portland. He took a job with Goldman Sachs as a financial analyst in its Manhattan office on Wall Street. He later transferred to the San Francisco office. David loved the diversity of San Francisco and remained there until he took early retirement. He then moved to New Orleans and resided in a historic apartment in the French Quarter on Royal Street. He moved back to Oregon and settled in Happy Valley.

David enjoyed many good friends, music, gourmet food and cooking. David was known as a life-of-the-party kind of guy who was kind to everyone and would help anyone in need. He enjoyed making up expressions; one of his favorites was, 'elevated attitude.'

Survivors include his father; mother, of Damascus; brothers, Mark Kampmann and Scott Kampmann; and sisters, Shelley Patterson of Damascus and Deanna Jury.

Visit David's page at lincolnmemorialpk.com to sign his guest book and view pictures.

Lincoln Memorial Park Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Dorriene P. Cuyler

Oct. 16, 1924-Jan. 18, 2012

Former Gresham resident Dorriene P. Cuyler, 87, died Wednesday, Jan. 18.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Gresham Memorial Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave.

A complete obituary will be published in a future edition of The Outlook.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.