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Feb. 1 obituaries


Alton Robert Bailey

May 31, 1920-Jan. 25, 2013

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

A viewing was held Thursday, Jan. 31, and also is scheduled from 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 from 1942 through 1946, he married Lillian Fink in 1949.

Alton is survived by his, children, Bonnie, Clark, Naomi and Lynn; 10 grandchildren; and 10 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 was held Wednesday, 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.

Marlene B. Allen

March 4, 1942-Jan. 29, 2013

Boring resident Marlene Allen died Tuesday, Jan. 29. She was 70.

At her request, no services will be held.

Marlene was born March 4, 1942, in Minneapolis to Marvin and Mildred Madtson.

A caretaker and animal lover, she lived in Boring for several years.

Marlene was preceded in death by her daughter Teresa Gruetter in 1991.

Survivors include her sons, Craig Gruetter and John Gruetter; daughter, Tracey Belskis of Estacada; sisters, Bernice McCoy, Marlys Thiede, Shirley Rea and Judy Madtson; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Estacada Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

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Monte L Wake

SEPT 11, 1962 – JANUARY 26, 2013

Monte Wake

Monte was born in Burley, Idaho to Jerry K Wake and Rosemary Fausett. His son, Jesse, brother, Andrew Bottaro and father, preceded Monte in death. Monte is survived by his mother, Rose, brother, Danny (Laurie), sister, Tracie (Rockye) Christenson, sons, Dustin, Nathan, Isaiah, Elijah, Brandon, Malaki and daughter, Cheyenne.

Monte has two grandchildren, Marrisa and Aiden.

Monte has many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and a grand nephew.

Monte attended Gresham High School and Mt Hood Community College. He was a member of the drywall union and a certified heavy equipment operator.

Monte was a certified scuba diver, held a black belt in martial arts and won both a BMX and motor cross state title. Monte loved the mountains and worked as a ski instructor in Park City Utah.

Monte lived life to the fullest and did not have any fear of adventure. He loved his family very much and had a special nickname for each one of them. Those that were closest to him knew as he gave them a special name of endearment. He will be surely missed and leave an empty place in our lives.

Funeral will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel at 22801 SE Stark St on February 4th at 1:00 pm.