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Jan. 29 obituaries

John DeWitt Eaton

Aug. 9, 1932-Jan. 24, 2013

Former Portland resident John DeWitt Eaton died Thursday, Jan. 24, in Elkton, Ky. He was 80.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, Jan. 26, in Guthrie, Ky.

John was born Aug. 9, 1932, in Portland, to John and Mary Fraley Eaton. He was a retired cook.

Survivors include his sisters, Mary Eaton and Hylah Cauley of Oregon, and nieces, Hylah Moncy and Merrilee Wolfe.

Cook-Webb Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Michael Francis Uhler

Jan. 3, 1953-Aug. 21, 2012

Sandy resident Michael Francis Uhler died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at home. He was 59.

A private graveside service was held Sept. 13, 2012, at Willamette National Cemetery.

Michael was born Jan. 3, 1953 in Dallas, Texas, to Frank Joseph and Mary Ellen Uhler. Michael served in the Coast Guard during Vietnam and was discharged in Dec. 1974.

He married Angela Gonzales Aug. 8, 2008, at Yaquina Bay Lighthouse in Newport.

Michael was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan C. Uhler, in 2003. He is survived by his wife, Angela Uhler; sister, Robin Reynolds; daughters, Aimee Uhler and Terra Uhler; sons, Cameron Uhler, Eddie Uhler and Jay Uhler; and nephew, Chris Villareal.

Shirley Brown

Aug. 11, 1930-Jan. 25, 2013

Gresham resident Shirley Brown died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Portland. She was 82. 

No services are scheduled at this time.

Shirley was born Aug. 11, 1930, in Caliente, Nev., to George and Jeanetta Hampton.

A long time resident of Las Vegas, she moved to Gresham in 2006 to be closer to her daughter. Shirley retired as an executive Sous Chef for Mandalay Corporation. She enjoyed crafts, knitting and dancing.

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Susan Woodruff; son, John Merrill; and three grandchildren, John P. Merrill, Justin Merrill and Heather Woodruff.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Anton (Tony) Gonzales Jr.

Sept. 17, 1949-Jan. 24, 2013

Sandy resident Anton (Tony) Gonzales Jr. died Thursday, Jan. 24, after a battle with lung cancer. He was 63.

A memorial service will be held at 12:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Tony was born Sept. 17, 1949, in Queens, N.Y., to Ana Brown. He graduated from Falls City High School in Oregon.

Tony served in the Army during Vietnam and was a metal worker. On May 29, 1971, he married Myrna Anderson in Reno.

He enjoyed Corvettes, home repairs and remodeling, gardening and his two dachshunds.

Tony is survived by his wife; daughter, Angela Uhler; son, Dustin Gonzales; mother, Ana Brown; sister, Isabel Honse; granddaughters Aimee Uhler and Terra Uhler; and grandson, Cameron Uhler.

Alton Robert Bailey

May 31, 1920-Jan. 25, 2013

Gresham resident Alton Robert Bailey died Friday, Jan. 25. He was 92.

A viewing will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, and 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 1, at Finley Sunset Hills Chapel, 6801 S.W. Sunset Highway, Portland.

A service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb.1, at Zeller Chapel of the Roses, 2107 N.E. Broadway Blvd., Portland.

Alton was born May 31, 1920, to George and Margaret Bailey. After serving in the U.S. Army 1942 through 1946, he married Lillian Fink in 1949.

Alton is survived by his, children, Bonnie, Clark, Naomi and Lynn; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Easton McLane Medford

Jan. 23, 2013

Easton McLane Medford, the son of Krystle Bowden and Daniel Medford, was delivered stillborn Wednesday, Jan. 23.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home.

Easton was going to grow up to play baseball with his daddy and love his mommy more than anyone. An active baby even in the womb, he would have been an athlete.

He is survived by his parents; grandparents, Mark and Kelly Bowden and Dan and Cindy Medford; three uncles; and an aunt.

Charitable contributions may be made to the memorial fund in Easton’s name at any Wells Fargo Bank.




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