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Obituaries: March 28, 2012


Emma O. Johnson

April 6, 1923-March 23, 2012

Former Gresham resident Emma O. Johnson, 88, died Friday, March 23.

At her request, no services will be held. Private entombment will be at Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland.

Emma was born April 6, 1923, in Leona, Kan., to Clyde and Orilla (Thomas) Davis. She moved to Portland in 1946 and resided in the Gresham area until 2008.

Emma married George Logerwell in 1940; they later divorced. She married James Johnson in 1961, and he preceded her in death in 1988.

Emma enjoyed crocheting and fishing, and loved spending time around family.

She was preceded in death by her ex- husband, George, and her daughter Marilyn Kay Schwab.

Survivors include her son, Bill Logerwell of Fleming Island, Fla.; brother, Lee Davis of Phoenix, Ariz.; sisters, Maxine Neil of Kansas City, Kan., and Geraldine Mounday of Great Bend, Kan.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of choice.

Visit Emma's page at batemancarrollfunerals.com to share thoughts and fond memories with the family.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Murriel Lorraine Crow

July 2, 1935-March 24, 2012

Gresham resident Murriel Lorraine Crow died Saturday, March 24. She was 77.

Visitation hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd. A funeral service will be held at noon Thursday, March 29, at Bateman Carroll. Interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Murriel was born July 2, 1935, in Fairburn, S.D., to Gustave and Ella (Parks) Glaser. In 1944 she moved to Portland, where she attended Parkrose High School.

On Aug. 7, 1953, she married James Crow in Stevenson, Wash.

In 1972, Murriel moved to Gresham. She worked as a certified nursing assistant for Parkview Nursing Home for more than 20 years. She retired in the 1990s.

Murriel enjoyed gardening and flowers. She also enjoyed watching car races and soap operas. Family was extremely important to her, and she had a gift for caring for others.

She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Alan; brother, Marvin; and sister, Lou.

Survivors include her son, Bob Crow of Gresham; daughters, Betty Erickson of Alaska and Darlene Schmitz of Wisconsin; brother, Robert Glaser of Troutdale; sisters, Joyce Skelton of La Pine, Phyllis Morse of Newport and Barbara Newberry of Sun City, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4380 S.W. Macadam Ave., Suite 210,

Portland, 97239.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Betty June Kuffler

July 13, 1922-March 22, 2012

Gresham resident Betty June Kuffler died Thursday, March 22, after a lengthy illness. She was 89.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, at Skyline Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at Wood Village Baptist Church, 23601 W. Arata Road.

Betty was born July 13, 1922, in Joes, Colo., to Ted and Sadie Black.

In 1939, Betty married Orville Kuffler in Nebraska when she was just 17. They moved to Oregon to work in the shipyards.

Betty was known for her sweet tooth, which served her well during her years working at Nabisco.

Betty helped raise three generations of family members. She enjoyed time together with her family, especially time spent at her home when she lived in Pine Hollow. She also enjoyed oil painting, crafts, playing pinochle with friends, reading and doing puzzles. She was a regular attendee at churches in Portland, Wamic and Wood Village.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Orville in 2006; and her son, Jerry Kuffler.

Survivors include her daughter, Diana Wallan of Bolivia; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

For more information or to leave the family a message, visit Betty's page at batemancarrollfunerals.com.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Vera June Gaughan

Oct. 5, 1941-March 23, 2012

Corbett resident Vera June Gaughan died Friday, March 23, at her home after a six-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 70.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring.

Vera was born Oct. 5, 1941, in Chicago to Samuel and Pauline Michanco.

Her life was enriched by her deep belief in religion and her love of music.

Her stepbrother, Ed Kowall, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Robert Gaughan; daughters, Susan Tissot of Ridgefield, Wash., Shirley Menchu of Portland, Karen Welch of Corbett and Samantha Harlow of Corbett; and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 4380 S.W. Macadam Ave., Suite 210, Portland, 97239.

Harley Eugene Cissna

Oct. 17, 1956-Jan. 29, 2012

Harley Eugene Cissna, a former resident of Boring, died Sunday, Jan. 29, at his home in Elgin with his family by his side. He was 55.

A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Firwood Grade School, 42900 S.E. Trubel Road, Sandy.

A complete obituary was published in the Feb. 4 edition of The Outlook.

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 handled arrangements.

Patricia A. Pulliam

May 5, 1938-March 21, 2012

Patricia A. Pulliam, a former resident of Corbett, died of natural causes March 21 in Beaverton. She was 74.

A funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Tualatin Valley Community Church, 511 S.W. 211th Ave., off Baseline Road, in Aloha.

Patricia was born Patricia Zimmerman on May 5, 1938, in Portland. She attended several schools in the Portland area.

In addition to being a homemaker, she worked for Nabisco as well as Coyote Archery in Corbett. She resided in Corbett from 1964 to 2002.

She belonged to Tualatin Valley Community Church as well as American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 104.

She is survived by her son, George Pulliam Jr. of Fairview; daughters, Karri Pollard of Aloha and Kim Smith of Moses Lake, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Springer and Son Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Frances Ann 'Frankie' Abernathy

Nov. 6, 1921-March 26, 2012

Former Gresham resident Frances Ann 'Frankie' Abernathy died March 26 at Home Sweet Home Adult Care in Milwaukie. She was 90.

A viewing will take place from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd.

A funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, March 30, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 10955 S.E. 25th Ave., Milwaukie. A recitation of the rosary will precede the service at 10:30 a.m.

A committal service will take place at noon Monday, April 2, in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Frankie was born Nov. 6, 1921, in San Francisco, the natural daughter of Frances Johnson. She was later adopted and reared by her maternal aunt and uncle, Olivia (Johnson) Conner and Clarence Conner.

Frankie spent much of her childhood in Milwaukie, where she attended St. John the Baptist Catholic church and school. She also lived with her parents in several western Washington mill towns, where her father, a shingle weaver, worked his trade. In 1940, she graduated from high school in Tenino, Wash.

That year, Frankie married Vernon Eutsler, a World War II army veteran and professional cook. The couple had three children, lived in Olympia, Wash., and divorced in 1947.

The following year, Frankie married Robert Fisher, a World War II army veteran and a heavy equipment operator in road construction. The couple had five children, lived in Milwaukie and was divorced in 1971.

After 1972, Frankie lived in Gresham with her third husband, Chet Abernathy, a retired civil servant.

Frankie worked for several years in the kitchen at Rose Villa Senior Living in Milwaukie. In her spare time she enjoyed painting, gardening, photography, dancing and spending time with her many friends at the Gresham Eagles Lodge.

In her later years, she enjoyed an active retirement with her companion of 15 years, Matt VanderKaay, who shared her passion for dancing at Eagles lodge gatherings.

Frankie was a fun-loving person who enjoyed a good joke and an occasional cocktail and who never took herself, or life's trials, too seriously.

She is survived by her sons, Daniel Eutsler of Milwaukie and Edmund Fisher of Gresham; daughters, Elizabeth Rehder of Woodburn, Kathleen Johnson of Milwaukie,and Martha Fisher of Tigard; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; brothers, Thomas Leedham Jr. of San Diego, Robert Leedham of Sebastion, Fla., John 'Jack' Leedham of Oregon City and Ralph Leedham of Aurora; sisters, Florence Ashby of LaVerne, Calif., Patricia Leedham of Portland and Jeane Danielson of Sandy; sister-in-law, Sylvia Wilson Leedham of Canby; 36 nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and nephews; and her companion, VanderKaay of Florence.

Her three former husbands; daughters Roberta Kartman, Barbara Ann Fisher and Mary Clare Massey; brothers Joseph, Timothy and George Leedham; and three grandsons preceded her in death.

Tony Ray Haskins

Aug. 8, 1950-March 16, 2012

Gresham resident Tony Ray Haskins, 61, died Friday, March 16.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Greater Grace Lutheran Brethren Church, 3707 S.E. 162nd Ave. Interment was at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Tony was born Aug. 8, 1950, in Prairie City to Thomas and Darlene Haskins. He was raised in Bates and graduated from Prairie City High School. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War.

Tony was a restaurant manager. He served as president of the Portland Area Council of Square and Round Dancers and as first vice president of the Oregon Federation of Square and Round Dancers. He was master of the Rockwood Grange. He belonged to two bowling leagues and attended Greater Grace Lutheran Brethren Church. He also enjoyed going for coffee with his best friend, Annie.

His brothers, Rocky Haskins and Thomas Haskins, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his mother, of Baker City; brother, Kelly Haskins of Baker City; and sister, Twila Daniels of Prineville.

Family Memorial Mortuary is handling arrangements.