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Velma “Inez” Hoover

March 7, 1929-Dec.7, 2012

Longtime Sandy resident Inez Hoover died Friday, Dec. 7. She was 83.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec.15, at Sandy Funeral Chapel. A reception will follow.

Inez was born March 7, 1929, in Knoxville, Tenn., to Myrtle and Cauley Rose. After high school, she ventured to Oregon and worked at a Portland nursing home.

Inez married Lemar Roloff in 1948 and began her family in Portland. The couple later divorced.

In 1972, Inez met Paul Hoover. They moved to Sandy in 1973, where Inez worked part time at a nursery and helped care for her granddaughters.

Inez spent many hours fishing on the Sandy and Columbia rivers. She also liked to garden, ride her ATV and visit casinos.

Inez was preceded in death by her husband, Paul. Survivors include her son, Steven Roloff; daughter, Janet Chambers; brother, Lennis Rose; sister, Yvonne Parker; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Lorrene Louella Griffin

Aug. 10, 1923-Dec. 6, 2012

Former East County resident Lorrene Griffin died Thursday, Dec. 6. She was 89.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sandy. A committal service will follow at Firhill Memorial Cemetery.

Lorrene was born Aug. 10, 1923, in Prosser, Neb., to Louis and Arlene Katzberg. After graduating from Gresham High School, she worked at Jantzen Knitting Mills. On March 17, 1948, Lorrene married Harvey Griffin. They made their home in the Cottrell area, where they worked on the family farm.

Lorrene also worked part time at Gresham Berry Growers. Lorrene enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and canning.

Her husband and four siblings preceded her in death. Lorrene is survived by her daughter, Wilma Arnold; sisters, Lorretta Katzberg and Leatha McIntosh; brothers, Lamar Katzberg, Leslie Katzberg and Lloyd Katzberg; one grandson; and three great-granddaughters.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Wilbert Kirby Phillips

Nov. 19, 1934-Dec. 8, 2012

Gresham resident Wilbert Kirby Phillips died Saturday, Dec. 8. He was 78.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home. An interment with military honors will take place at Willamette National Cemetery.

Wilbert was born Nov. 19, 1934, in Baltimore, Md., to Wilbert and Magdalena Phillips. He served his country during the Korean War, receiving an honorable discharge from the United State Air Force in 1956.

Wilbert made his way to Long Beach, Calif., where he married Marjorie Parsley. They moved to Portland in 1969 and to Gresham in 1985.

He worked for Lockheed and North American Rockwell, Zidells, Portland Wire and Iron, and Landis Equipment. Wilbert enjoyed hot rods, working on cars, traveling and spending time with his family.

Wilbert’s wife Marjorie preceded him in death. He is survived by his son, George; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Marjorie Anne Eide

July 14, 1924-Dec. 10, 2012

Longtime Portland resident Marjorie Anne Eide died Monday, Dec. 10. She was 88.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1740 S.E. 139th Ave., Portland.

Marjorie was born July 14, 1924, in Reardan, Wash., to Robert and Elizabeth Moss.

She married John E. Eide on Sept. 15, 1944, in Spokane, Wash. Marjorie was a member of Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church and enjoyed oil painting, knitting, traveling, reading and playing bridge. She loved spending summers in Twin Lakes, Idaho.

Survivors include her husband; sons, John Eide and Robert Eide; daughters, Barbara Aase, Marilyn Reichelt and Judy Getty; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 1740 S.E. 139th Ave., Portland, 97233.

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