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Feb. 19 obituaries


Betty Marshall

April 11, 1924-Feb. 15, 2013

East County resident Betty Marshall, also known as “Betty Boop,” died Friday, Feb. 15, in Clackamas. She was 88.

At her request, no services will be held.

Betty was born April 11, 1924, in Dutchflat, Calif., to Albert and Claudine Phillips.

Betty worked as an administrative secretary for many years at Mt. Hood Community College. She loved gardening, ferns and people.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Claudia Curio of Eugene; one grandchild; and many friends.

Donations may be made to KMHD jazz radio.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Frances ‘Dot’ Hansen

June 11, 1922-Feb. 3, 2013

Longtime East County resident Frances “Dot” Hansen died Sunday, Feb. 3, in Wilsonville. She was 90.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Charbonneau Country Club, 32000 S.W. Charbonneau Drive, Wilsonville.

Attendees are asked to honor Dot’s sense of color coordination by wearing something blue, purple or pink.

Dot was born June 11, 1922, in Portland. She graduated from Washington High School and the University of Oregon.

Dot married David Hansen in 1946 in Portland. She dabbled in numerous careers and volunteer activities, eventually helping to found the Oregon Trail Paraplegia Foundation in 1975.

Dot was a birdwatcher, equestrian, golfer, skier, fisher, swimmer and bridge player.

She was preceded in death by her husband. Dot is survived by her children, Lisa McDonald and Kevin Hansen; her loving companion, John Oswald; and many nephews and nieces.

Riverview Abby is handling arrangements.

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Bob Baxter

August 19, 1943 - February 14, 2013

Bob Baxter

James Robert “Bob” Baxter, a lifelong Gresham resident, died February 14th from cancer. He was 69 years old.

A funeral service was held on Monday, February 18, at Gresham Memorial Chapel.

Bob was born in Portland on August 19, 1943 to Ralph and Pearl Baxter. He attended Boring and Gresham Grade Schools. Bob graduated from Gresham High School in 1961. Bob worked as a machinist until his retirement in 2009.

On May 27,1977, Bob married Carolyn Haneberg Alcorn. He enjoyed golf, fishing, walking his dog Mikey ,and spending time with friends and family. Bob was known for his exceptional sense of humor.and his ability to light up the room.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Marlene Porter and Virginia Rutz. Bob is survived by his wife, Carolyn Baxter, sister Helen Williams, sons Brian and Doug Baxter, Daughter-in-law Teresa and granddaughter Hailey.

The family suggests that remembrances be made to the Pixie Project, an animal rescue organization in Portland.

Clinton Dwight Stoddard

Sep. 19, 1942 - Feb. 14, 2013

Clinton Dwight Stoddard

Clint Stoddard of Troutdale OR died Thursday Feb 14th. He was 70.

A service will be held at Gresham Elks, 3330 NE Division, Saturday Feb 23rd 2-5pm.

Clint grew up in Banner County NE. He graduated from Lagrange WY HS and attended U of WY Laramie.

He worked in real estate, insurance and had several jobs at USPS. His favorite job was on the railway postal service. He loved horses, skiing, dancing, and playing guitar and his large family.

He is survived by his wife Vickie, sons Kevin of NE, Kelly of WY, Colin of CO, Matt & Jim of IN, daughters Lauhri of WA, Mary of OR, Stephanie of UT and Donna of CA, 20 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren.

Donations may be made to Gresham Elks Lodge 1805 or Oregon Public Broadcasting.