Obituaries for April 21
Verl Eugene Fleischman
Dec. 6, 1916-April 14, 2012
Sandy resident Verl Eugene Fleischman died Saturday, April 14, with his family by his side. He was 95.
A graveside memorial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Cliffside Cemetery, 15635 Ten Eyck Road. A celebration of his life will follow at his daughter Julie's home, 11021 S.E. 352nd Ave., Boring.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Sandy High School FFA program.
Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
George Gordon Shafer
Feb. 28, 1921-April 15, 2012
Former Gresham resident George Gordon Shafer, 91, died Sunday, April 15, in Portland.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Lincoln Memorial Park Funeral Home, 11801 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland.
George was born Feb. 28, 1921, in Caldwell, Idaho, to Charles and Florence Shafer. He served in the Navy during World War II.
In 1947, he married Ruth Rice.
George was an avid hunter.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 2008; and his sons, Warren Shafer and Georgie Shafer.
Survivors include his sons, Rick Shafer of Idaho, Wayne Shafer of Washington, John Dilley of Idaho, Douglas Dilley of Idaho and Gary Dilley of Washington; daughters, Lynda Moren of Oregon and Valerie Milos of Oregon; 25 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Lincoln Memorial Park Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Nov. 21, 1927-April 17, 2012
Gresham resident Enid Green, 84, died Tuesday, April 17.
No services will be held.
Enid was born Nov. 21, 1927, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Clarence and Martha (Potter) Bulkley. She was raised in Portland and graduated from Grant High School.
On Dec. 30, 1974, she married Gordon C. Green in Sandy.
Enid was a secretary for a construction company. She was a member of the Elks and Eagles clubs in Gresham, as well as the Mazamas. She enjoyed baking, sewing, genealogy, dancing, knitting, traveling, cribbage, Bunco and card games.
Her husband preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughters, Donna Depee of Gresham and Beverly Harper of Texas; son, Christopher Depee of Beaverton; sister, Donna Wood of Portland; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorial donations can be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, D.C., 20090-6929; or to the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, P.O. Box 82734, Portland, 97282.
Crown Memorial Center of Portland is handling arrangements.
Ronald Horton Gustafson
July 25, 1932-April 15, 2012
East Portland resident Ronald Horton Gustafson, 79, died Sunday, April 15.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 30, at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 4800 N.E. 72nd Ave., Portland. Interment was at Rose City Cemetery in Portland.
Ron was born July 25, 1932, in Portland to Edward and Irene (Horton) Gustafson. Ron graduated from Grant High School. He served in the Navy from 1953 to 1955 and was on the USS Tang SS-562 submarine. He received the National Defense Service Medal. Ron received his business degree from the University of Washington in 1958.
On June 9, 1963, he married Diana Jean Johnson.
Ron purchased Bergeson's Coffee Shop in 1962 and then in 1967 bought Biff's Seafood Restaurant, which he owned and operated for 22 years. He was a member of the Chefs de Cuisine Society of Oregon. After selling Biff's, Ron volunteered as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Oregon's juvenile court system.
Ron was a member of Luther Memorial Lutheran Church and the Gateway Elks. He enjoyed playing tennis, spending time at his beach house and traveling in his motorhome. Ron and Diana also traveled extensively around the world.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Ronald Gustafson Jr. of Seattle, Daniel Gustafson of Milwaukie and Bradley Gustafson of Portland; brother, Jim Gustafson of Woodland, Wash.; and four granddaughters.
Memorial donations can be made to SnowCap Community Charities, P.O. Box 160, Fairview, 97024; or to Northeast Emergency Food Program at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 4800 N.E. 72nd Ave., Portland, 97218.
Rose City Cemetery and Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Nov. 3, 1933-April 12, 2012
Gresham resident Donna Faye, 78, died Thursday, April 12.
A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at 24192 S. Elwood Road, Colton.
Donna was born Nov. 3, 1933, in Tacoma, Wash., to Lowell and Fay Hammond. Donna grew up in Washington and graduated from high school.
Donna worked as a tool grinder machinist at Boeing and as a power machine operator at several local factories. She spent most of her life as a homemaker and volunteer. She was divorced.
Donna was passionate about several charities, making scarves for SnowCap Community Charities and giving her time and support to PETA, Disabled American Veterans, the American Lung Association and the Hepatitis C Foundation. She also played the baby grand piano and enjoyed jazz music and festivals. Donna often designed and sewed her clothes and enjoyed decorating her house. She filled her home with things that had a story or special meaning to her.
Survivors include her children, Margie Lowry of Colton, Jodie Baker of Tukwila, Wash., Mick Schy of Corvallis, Robin Ford of Tigard, Kelly Cox of Corvallis, Mike Millspaugh of Medford, Patrick Millspaugh of Ronard Park, Calif., and Shawn McCamman of Sandy; 13 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
Visit Donna's page at batemancarrollfunerals.com to leave the family a message.
Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Oct. 29, 1926-April 17, 2012
Gresham resident Raymond Schwartz, 85, died Tuesday, April 17.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 507 W. Powell Blvd., with a reception to follow. A committal with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland.
Ray was born Oct. 29, 1926, in Wellington, Colo., to Jake and Mollie Schwartz. He joined the Navy in 1944 and served until 1946.
In August 1947, Ray married Ruth Vogele in Colorado. They moved to Oregon for work.
Ray started as a burr hand at Louds Machinery and worked his way up to foreman. He spent 15 years there and then went to Boeing, where he was a plant superintendent until his retirement in 1968.
After retirement, Ray went to the gym five days a week. His family was of the upmost importance to him, and he enjoyed spending time with his wife, kids, grandkids and great-grandkids above all else. He volunteered often but never liked to get anything in return. He and his wife have been members at Trinity Lutheran Church since 1968.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Steve Schwartz of Alta Loma, Calif., Jim Schwartz of Fairview, Craig Schwartz of Troutdale and Brad Schwartz of Gresham; brother, Jim Schwartz of Fort Collins, Colo.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
To leave the family a message, visit Ray's page at batemancarrollfunerals.com.
Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.