Barbara C. Greene

Sept. 29, 1946-Feb. 4, 2013

Portland resident Barbara C. Greene died Monday, Feb. 4. She was 66.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Hillsview Community Church, 23225 S.E. Borges Road, Damascus.

Barbara was born Sept. 29, 1946, in Portland to Orville and Adeline Yeager. She grew up in Damascus and attended Gresham High School.

She spent her early years as a preschool and kindergarten teacher. Later on, Barbara worked for Jantzen Swimwear and Check Printing. She enjoyed traveling, sewing, painting and gardening.

Barbara is survived by her daughters, Colleen Schriever, Laurel Greene and Kimberly Sparr; son, Douglas Greene; brothers, Terry Yeager and Vern Yeager; and nine grandchildren.

Omega Funeral Services is handling arrangements.

Harvey Frank (Skip) Longanecker

Aug. 17, 1948-Feb. 12, 2013

Happy Valley resident Harvey Frank (Skip) Longanecker died Tuesday, Feb. 12, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 64.

A memorial service was held Friday, Feb. 15, at East Hill Church in Gresham. Internment will take place at I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Harvey was born Aug. 17, 1948, in Hoven, S.D., to Orval and Hester Longanecker. He graduated from Bandon High School in 1966 and pursued his business degree at Oregon Institute of Technology and McPherson College.

He is survived by his parents; wife, Mary Lou Longanecker; children, Harvey Longanecker Jr. and Shonia Heston; and brothers, Danny Longanecker and Michael Longanecker.

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Muriel D. Gray

April 23, 1919-Feb. 6, 2013


Portland resident Muriel D. Gray died Wednesday, Feb. 6. She was 93.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Gresham Seventh-day Adventist Church, 223 S.E. Cleveland Ave.

Muriel was born April 23, 1919, in LaHarpe, Kans., to Alvis and Bessie (Colwell) Dick. She grew up all over Montana, where her parents were teachers in small mining and lumber towns.

In 1945 she received her nursing degree at RN Paradise Valley Sanitarium School of Nursing. Muriel received her bachelor’s degree in 1946 from Union College in Lincoln, Neb.

Muriel worked as a nurse in San Diego, Calif., Baltimore, M.D. and for various healthcare institutions in Baker City, Ore. during her 40-year career. She married Frank I. Gray June 8, 1950.

A fundraiser for Adventist Development and Relief Services and Adventist Community Services, Muriel wrote poetry and enjoyed word-search puzzles.

She held many offices as a Seventh-day Adventist Church member, including greeter, potluck coordinator, Sabbath-school teacher, prayer-chain facilitator and community services leader.

In 1993, Muriel retired. She moved to Gresham five years ago from Eastern Oregon.

Her husband preceded Muriel in death. She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Parker of Eugene and Rosalyn Patton of Gresham; son, Peter Gray of Rockdale, Texas; sister, Bonita Kraemer of Catonsville, M.D.; four grandsons; four great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.

Gresham Seventh-day Adventist Church is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Portland Adventist Community Services, in care of Gresham SDA Church, 223 S.E. Cleveland Ave., Gresham, OR 97080.

Robert Scott Nelson

March 14, 1942 - February 16, 2013


Long time resident of Gresham, Oregon, Scott Nelson passed away in his home at the age of 70. Born in La Jolla, California to Jesse and Opal Nelson, Scott is survived by his wife, Caryn; their children: Jana, Holly, J.R., Eric, Lindsay, and Aimee; seventeen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his sister, Julie Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona. In addition, Scott was a foster parent to many children in the Portland area.

Scott served in the military as a Captain. He also worked in real estate and corporate sales, and most recently was the owner and proprietor of Harvest Mill Bakery for over fifteen years. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served as a volunteer in several community organizations. With a lively sense of humor and genuine interest in people, Scott touched the lives of many throughout his life.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Denny and Jim.

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