Genette Delight Petersen

April 27, 1945-Jan. 31, 2012

Fairview resident Genette Delight Petersen died Tuesday, Jan. 31, of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. She was 66.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at East Hill Church, 701 N. Main Ave. Interment will be at Deschutes Memorial Gardens in Bend.

Genette was born April 27, 1945, in Eureka, Calif., to John and Genette Wilson. She graduated from high school in Livermore, Calif., and received her bachelor's degree in music from Linfield College in 1966.

On June 8, 1969, she married William R. Petersen in McMinnville.

Genette resided in Fairview for 34 years.

Survivors include her husband; sons, Davin Petersen of Vancouver, Wash., and Darren Petersen of Fairview; mother of Sonora, Calif.; brothers, Steve Wilson of Sonora and John Wilson of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; sister, Melodee Wilson of Capitola, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren.

Jeffrey Richard Gaboury

Aug. 7, 1991-Feb. 27, 2012

Gresham resident Jeffrey Richard Gaboury, 20, died Monday, Feb. 27.

A celebration of his life will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, March 5, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 N.E. 112th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Gardens will follow the service.

Jeffrey was born Aug. 7, 1991, in Portland to Richard Jr. and Tara Gaboury. He resided in the Gresham and Portland area his whole life. He attended Reynolds High School.

Jeffrey loved to ride his quad and motorbikes. He started riding a mini-bike at a very young age, jumping it on his grandfather's property, and it grew to be a passion of his. He was a physically active and socially engaged person.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Tara and Dean Linhart of Portland; father, of Portland; fiancée, Larissa Nicole Syring of Portland; brothers, Andrew Linhart of Hawaii and Tyler Linhart of Portland; grandparents, Pamela Freeman, Bill Freeman, Gail Andrade and Richard Gaboury, all of Portland; and great-grandmothers, Juanita Lester and Irene Hennings, both of Portland.

Memorial donations can be made to the Jeffrey Gaboury Memorial Fund at any Sterling Savings Bank branch, under Tara Linhart.

Evergreen Memorial Gardens is handling arrangements.

Lynine Diana Eisner

Feb. 24, 1940-Feb. 29, 2012

East County resident Lynine Diana Eisner, 72, died Wednesday, Feb. 29.

Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Lynine was born Feb. 24, 1940, in Clarksburg, W. Va., to Clifford and Virginia (Finley) Monk. She grew up in Portland and attended Franklin High School.

On Oct. 10, 1958, she married Alvin R. Eisner in Stevenson, Wash. They had three daughters and resided in East County for more than 50 years. She was a homemaker.

Lynine enjoyed riding in her convertible, doing crafts, playing Bunco and working with her flowers. She loved spending time with family and friends. She was an animal lover and had a beloved puppy, Dixie.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Leonard, and her grandson, Charles.

Survivors include her husband; daughters, Carolyn Eisner of Tucson, Ariz., Janet Eisner of Portland and Melody Eisner of Portland; and three grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Providence Cancer Center.

For more information, visit Lynine's page at

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Richard 'Dick' Chord

Aug. 5, 1938-Feb. 25, 2012

East Portland resident Richard 'Dick' Chord died Saturday, Feb. 25, of cancer, surrounded by family and holding the hand of his wife. He was 73.

A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Lynchwood Church of God, 3818 S.E. 174th Ave.

Dick was born Aug. 5, 1938, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Harold and Camilla Chord. Dick was raised in Portland. He graduated from Grant High School in 1956 and attended Portland State University.

Dick worked in the nursery industry in the East County area.

Dick's true love was his wife of 52 years, Barbara, his children and his grandkids. He enjoyed watching the wolves in the Lamar Valley with his wife. He also enjoyed camping and traveling. His neighbors knew him as a man who washed his cars daily and maintained an impeccable yard, always with his leaf blower in hand.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Terri Chord of Sandy and Kim West of Gresham; son, Marc Chord of La Center, Wash.; twin brother, Robert Chord of North Carolina; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 0330 S.W. Curry St., Portland, 97239; or to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Fla., 32256.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

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