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Obituaries for Feb. 4

Harley Eugene Cissna

Oct. 17, 1956-Jan. 30, 2012

Harley Eugene Cissna, a former resident of Boring, died Monday, Jan. 30, at his home in Elgin with his family by his side. He was 55.

A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Rockwall Grange in Elgin, followed by a potluck dinner. For information on the potluck, call LaVeta Botz at 541-437-8982.

Eugene was born Oct. 17, 1956, in Portland to Harley and Betty (Morsman) Cissna. His family lived in Boring, where he attended Sandy Grade School and graduated from Sandy High School.

Eugene was married to Deborah L. Allgeier. In 1995, he married Rhonda G. Searles. Eugene worked for the Sandy Union School District as a maintenance supervisor for 20 years. He also worked as a long-haul truck driver as well as driving a log truck and chip truck.

Eugene enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, target practice, horseback riding and watching NASCAR. He was a big John Wayne fan. Eugene was a bareback and saddle bronc rider on his high school rodeo team.

Eugene served as a volunteer firefighter, emergency medical technician and reserve police officer in the Sandy and Hoodland areas for more than 12 years. He received the Oregon National Guard Certificate for devotion and outstanding support to the military department, and the dedication and service award as a driver and engineer for the Hoodland Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife; children, Jason Cissna of Gresham, Christopher Cissna of Estacada and Tricia Priest of Rodanthe, N.C.; parents of Boring; siblings, Jeff Cissna of Boring, Elizabeth Neimeyer of Sandy, Jennifer Mach of Clackamas and Mark Cissna of Tulsa, Okla.; and six grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande, 97850.

Loveland Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Patrick James Mulvey

Oct. 12, 1945-Jan. 29, 2012

Gresham resident Patrick James Mulvey, 66, died Sunday, Jan. 29.

A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at The Salvation Army Church, 473 S.E. 194th Ave.

Patrick was born Oct. 12, 1945, in Louisville, Ky., to Robert and Betty (Smith) Mulvey. Patrick grew up in Oregon City and graduated from Oregon City High School. He graduated from Oregon College of Education in Monmouth. Patrick worked in Lansing, Mich., where he taught newly blind adults how to read Braille. Patrick worked for the Social Security Administration for 29 years.

Patrick was a musician. In the 1960s he and his twin brother, Michael, were part of a four-man blind musical group called The Twilighters, which produced two records. Patrick also enjoyed bowling.

Survivors include his wife, Dee; daughter, Alessa Mulvey of Gresham; twin brother, Michael Mulvey of Portland; sister, Marcia Mulvey of Portland; and two grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to The Salvation Army, P.O. 1350, and #8232;Gresham, 97030.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

June D. Johnson

June 15, 1930-Feb. 1, 2012

Gresham resident June D. Johnson, 81, died Wednesday, Feb. 1.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall West, 17320 N.E. Glisan St.

June was born June 15, 1930, in Westfir to Raymond and Martha Freeman. She graduated from high school in Oakridge.

In 1949, she married Robert Frederick Johnson, and they moved to Eugene, where they resided for 35 years. They moved to Gresham in 1975 to be near their grandchildren.

June was a seamstress. She loved to entertain, cook and find new recipes. Her favorite card games were pinochle and crazy eights. She shared in the ministry of the Jehovah's Witnesses as much as she could.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1998.

Survivors include her daughters, Doretta Altree and Christina Rak, both of Gresham; brother, Grant William Osborn Freeman of Gresham; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Affordable Funeral Alternatives is handling arrangements.

Jack Vernon McCoy

Aug. 29, 1917-Feb. 2, 2012

Gresham resident Jack Vernon McCoy, 94, died Thursday, Feb. 2.

A celebration of his life will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd. Private burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Jack was born Aug. 29, 1917, in Pe Ell, Wash., to James and Edith (Timmerman) McCoy.

Jack served in the Navy from 1935-1939 and from 1942-1945. He served on the USS DuPage.

On Jan. 27, 1943, he married Claire Elvira Erickson in Portland.

Jack was an associate regional director of the Veterans Administration in Chicago from 1946 until his retirement in 1973. He was a driver for Loaves and Fishes for 25 years until he was 93 years old.

Jack enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting and music.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Gary McCoy of Fairview and Jeffrey McCoy of Tennessee; sister, Lynette McCoy of Portland; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Donations may be given either to Loaves and Fishes, P.O. Box 19477, Portland, 97280; or Trinity Bible Church, 14333 N.E. Whitaker Way, Portland, 97230.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.




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