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Jan. 15 obituaries

Robert Raymond Tisdale

March 25, 1923-Jan. 11, 2013

East County resident Robert Raymond Tisdale died Friday, Jan. 11. He was 89.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Wood Village Baptist Church, 23601 N.E. Arata Road. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of The Outlook.

Richard Arthur Webb

July 25, 1945-Jan. 11, 2013

Former East County and Sandy resident Richard Arthur Webb died Friday, Jan. 11. He was 67.

A service will be announced in a future edition of The Outlook. Affordable Funeral Alternatives is handling arrangements.

Matthew William Courtain

Jan. 7, 2013-Jan. 8, 2013

Newborn Matthew William Courtain died Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Randall Children’s Hospital. He was 1 day old.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Matthew was born Jan. 7, 2013, in Portland to Brandon and Rachael (Hurt) Courtain of Estacada.

He is survived by his parents; sister, Morgan Courtain; and grandparents, William Courtain of Estacada, Gay Ballard of Chandler, Ariz., and Roberta Lundquist of Portland.

Contributions may be made in memory of Matthew to Randall Children’s Hospital. Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Margot Borcea

Dec. 19, 1959-Jan. 8, 2013

Portland resident Margot Borcea died Tuesday, Jan. 8. She was 53.

A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham. She will be buried in El Salvador.

Margot was born Dec. 19, 1959, in El Salvador to Felix and Petrona Aguilar. Margot moved to the United States in 1988, first to California, and then in 1989 to Oregon.

In the summer of 1988, she married Florin Borcea. Margot was a happy, social woman, a loving wife and a hard worker. She treasured her family and God.

Margot was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her siblings, Raul Aguilar, Roberto Aguilar, Angela Aguilar, Gloria Aguilar, Elena Aguilar and Ermelinda Aguilar; two nephews; and two grandnephews.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Connie Marie Stevens

July 7, 1950-Dec. 25, 2012

Longtime East County resident Connie Marie Stevens died Tuesday, Dec. 25. She was 62.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, with a time and location to be determined.

She was born July 7, 1950, in Portland to Alvin Knapp and Mary Jane Davis. Raised in Portland, Connie graduated from Marshall High School in 1968.

She married her high school sweetheart and had three children. After the couple divorced, Connie returned to the Portland area. She was a certified nursing assistant in nursing homes and provided in-home care much of her life.

Connie enjoyed crocheting, cross-stitching and various forms of crafting. Her favorite place was the beach.

Connie was preceded in death by her son, Keith. She is survived by her companion, Jim Vinyard; children, Brandi Sage, Kevin Stevens, Darla Schlegel and Jamie Vinyard; siblings, Vickie Knapp, Dave Knapp and Tim Knapp; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by Crown Memorial Center in Milwaukie.

Patricia Louise Anderson

March 3, 1933-Dec. 29, 2012

Gresham resident Patricia Louise Anderson died Saturday, Dec. 29. She was 79.

A private memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 5127 S.E. Salquist Road, Gresham.

Patricia was born March 3, 1933, in Baker to Boyd and Jessie Nell Grogan. She married Norman Anderson in 1960; the couple later divorced.

Patricia was a homemaker and certified tax preparer. She belonged to the Jehovah’s Witness Church and enjoyed painting, playing piano, Western music, Cadillacs and natural medicine.

She is survived by siblings Shelly Lewis, Richard Grogan and Ann Grogan; children, Roxana White, Donald Anderson, Harold Shannon Anderson, Mark Anderson and Jay Dee Anderson; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Crown Memorial Center of Milwaukie is handling arrangements.

Paid obituaries

Mary Lou McKeever

Mary Lou McKeever

Mary Lou McKeever passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 7th after a long battle with brain cancer. She went to be with the Lord, her parents John and Grace Burris, brother Lloyd Burris and many friends who preceded her in death. Her devoted husband of 54 years and youngest daughter were by her side as she moved on to her next journey.

She was born Mary Lou Burris on August 21, 1937 near Queen City, Texas. Shortly after World War II began her family moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas. After the war her family moved to Salem, Oregon. Where she graduated from North Salem High School in 1955.

After graduation she worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles until 1959 when she married Michael McKeever. They had met months earlier at a church function at the First Baptist Church in Salem where she was an active member. He was visiting a friend while on leave from Ft. Lewis army base in Washington state. After his honorable discharge they moved to Gardena, California before settling in Portland, Oregon to raise their family.

Mary Lou was active in her church, She had a soft place in her heart for the elderly and children. Befriending many who would have been alone if not for her friendship.

She love sports, much of her time through the years was spent at sporting arenas cheering on her favorite teams. She played hostess in her home to several players of the Portland Thunder, Portland Breakers and Portland Trail Blazers throughout the years. While her illness kept her from attending games any longer. She watched them with passion up until the very end. She was most at peace when spending time with her husband in their Portland Rose Festival award winning garden.

Mary Lou leaves behind her loving husband Michael McKeever of Portland, eldest daughter Marcia Collins of Portland, youngest daughter Mitzi Hathaway and son-in-law Jay Hathaway of Gresham, brother John Burris of Portland, sister Virginia Pelot of Beaverton, her beloved grandchildren Courtney, Cole, Nikkita, Austin and Zachery as well as many nieces and nephews.

Service will be held at 10am January 19th at the Gresham Memorial Chapel 257 SE Roberts Ave. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in person or online to Clear Creek Community Church at 4100 SE 182nd Gresham, Oregon where she was a member.

James (Jim) Harvey Peery

August 16, 1934 - January 12, 2013

James (Jim) Harvey Peery

A visitation and Rosary for Gresham Resident James (Jim) Harvey Peery will be at 10 a.m., Friday, January 18 at Saint Henry Catholic Church followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial.

Jim passed away January 12, 2013 in Clackamas at the age of 78.

Jim was born August 16, 1934 in San Diego, California, the son of Marion and Frances (Orcutt) Peery. As a young child Jim lived in San Diego, later moving to Oregon where he graduated from Tigard High School. After high school, Jim attended Portland State and enlisted in the Air force Reserves.

On October 31, 1959 Jim married Marian Plaisance in New Orleans, Louisiana, and to this union nine children were born.

Jim worked as a Senior Engineering Technician for the Federal Highway Administration for 35 years, retiring in 1988.

Jim was a long time member of St. Henry Catholic Church. He enjoyed volunteering at Zarapaths Soup Kitchen, and being a Scout Master when his children were growing up. For hobbies Jim enjoyed camping, photography, listening to Jazz music and reading. He love all thing science, especially space, the weather and geology. Over the years, Jim shared his love of the outdoors and sense of adventure with his family during numerous camping trips, and he created within his children a passion for Sci-fi, gadgets, electronics and learning.

Jim is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marian; children; Jayne, Jim, Chris and wife Michelle, Mike, David, Ken, Anne Huntington and husband Tryce, George, and Mary, sisters; Marian Metzentine and Bernice Tubbs, eight grandchildren; Justin, Dillon, Jill, Sarah, Beth, Lisa, Everett, and Cory, and one great grandchild; Matthew.

For those who wish to make a donation in Jim’s memory; the family suggests St. Vincent De Paul or Zarapaths Kitchen.

As a loving and faithful father and husband, Jim will be greatly missed.



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