Daniel Clair Salsgiver

Sept. 15, 1953-Feb. 22, 2013

Gresham resident Daniel Clair Salsgiver died Friday, Feb. 22. He was 59.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Omega Funeral Home, 223 S.W. 122nd Ave., Portland.

Daniel was born Sept. 15, 1953, in Ford City, Pa., to Gene and Eileen Salsgiver.

He graduated from high school in Fremont, Calif., in 1967 and worked at Aid Warehouse in Wilsonville.

Daniel is survived by his mother; brothers, Harold and Gary Salsgiver; and sister, Linda Christensen.

Lane Lewis Tarlecki

March 16, 1958-Jan. 14, 2013

Longtime Gresham resident Lane Lewis Tarlecki died Monday, Jan. 14. He was 54.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at Good Shepherd Community Church in Boring.

Lane was born March 16, 1958, in Norristown, Pa., to Don Tarlecki and Janet Cuthbert. He enjoyed a long career in quality control in the precision casting industry and maintenance.

Lane married Janice Roecker Dec. 16, 1977. He loved to ride motorcycles, fix up classic cars and play guitar.

He is survived by his wife; daughters, Amy Karas and Wendy Hesselman; two grandchildren; sisters, Lori Tarlecki Greene, Sue Diehl and Lynn Tarlecki; father, Donald Tarlecki; and many other family members and friends.

Legacy Funeral and Cremation Care is handling arrangements.

Shannon Lee Malone

Oct. 7, 1956-Feb. 21, 2013

Portland resident, Shannon Lee Malone died Thursday, Feb. 21. He was 56.

No services are planned.

Shannon was born Oct. 7, 1956, in San Diego, Calif., to Gerald and Carol Malone.

He graduated from Ashland High School and worked as a plumber. Shannon married Shelly Lynn Turner Feb. 14, 1985, in Jackson County.

Shannon enjoyed bicycling, auto and motorcycle mechanics and brewing beer.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Ella Malone; and brother, Gregory Malone. Shannon is survived by his wife; daughter, Emma Malone; sister, Mary Burns; and brothers, Kevin Malone and Shane Malone.

Crown Memorial Center is handling arrangements.

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Arthur Leroy Kennedy

January 27, 1916 - February 23, 2013

Arthur Leroy Kennedy

Born on Jan. 27, 1916 in Spokane, Washington the son of Arthur and Alice (Fales) Kennedy. In 1920, Arthur, his younger sister and parents moved to Rayleigh, Alberta, Canada. While there, four more children were born. After 10 years they moved to Oregon. In 1933, Arthur joined the Civilian Conservation Corp. In 1934 Arthur enlisted in the United States Army. While serving in WWII he was awarded the Bronze Star. Honorably serving 20 years, retiring in 1955. On November 2, 1935 Arthur married Caroline Stange in Kelso, WA. After retiring from the Army the family settled in Portland where Arthur worked for various companies retiring from Industrial Control in the early 70’s. After retiring Arthur and Caroline spent the summers in Portland and the winters in Mesa, AZ, until 1997. Together traveling in the United States and several countries. Arthur made friends where ever he went, conversing, playing cards and enjoying life.

Arthur was preceded in death by his wife; Caroline in 2003, daughter; Linda Hahn in 2010, and three of his siblings.

He is survived by son; Arthur Kennedy, Jr. (Martha), daughter; Janice Kennedy, siblings; Marjorie Hanifin, Stanley Kennedy, grandchildren; Adam Kennedy, Alan Hahn, Julie Miehe, Molly Wedge, and great grandchildren; Eva and Annah Miehe, Maxwell and Jackson Kennedy.

Visitation will be Friday, March 1 from 3-8 pm; followed by a Funeral service on Saturday, March 2 at 1 pm at Gresham Memorial Chapel 257 SE Roberts Ave. Gresham. Private interment at Willamette National Cemetery.

Elsa M. (Heier) Liepold

January 1, 1923 - February 12, 2013

Elsa M. (Heier) Liepold

Elsa M. (Heier) Liepold

Elsa M. (Heier) Liepold, age 90 died February 12th, 2013 lovingly surrounded by her children and husband.

She was born January 1, 1923 in small village outside of Odessa, Russia to wealthy German landowners, Paulina and Adolf Heier. The oldest of seven children, her family escaped for their lives from the Bolshevik Revolution. A harrowing adventure with jewels stitched into their clothes, one suitcase, a sinking ship and grave illness ultimately lead to her family being saved with the aid of the Lutheran Church. The Heiers emigrated to Weyburn, Saskatchewan.

At 18 Elsa trained at Grey Nuns Hospital in Regina, Saskatchewan to become a Registered Nurse.

Following WWII she met John Junior Liepold in Bengough, Saskatchewan, married him June 25, 1950, became a US citizen and settled in Boring, Oregon in 1952 where they established Liepold Farms. The Liepold home was the daily social hub for fellow parishioners, friends and neighbors where everyone was welcome for coffee, a bite to eat and conversation. Ace, as she was commonly referred to, was very friendly and socially outgoing. She developed an amazing social network over her lifetime. Elsa spoke 4 languages, read extensively, traveled, loved polka music, and aided in the plight of refugees from around the world as her family had been helped.

Deeply believing in the German saying, “work makes life sweet,” Elsa would say to all, “America is where any dream can be earned with hard work.” She realized her dream by proudly nursing for 43 years, raising her children, and farming with her husband of 62 years. As a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Gresham for over 55 years, Elsa was tireless in helping others escape political or religious persecution to establish within the community. She was thankful to God for her blessings and most for the love of her family.

Elsa is survived by her husband John; 3 brothers, lrv Heier and Walt Heier of British Columbia, Skip Heier of Ontario and her sister, Ime Heier of British Columbia; her 3 children and their spouses, Rod and Marcia Liepold of Boring, Marcia (Liepold) Patterson and Jim Patterson of Boring, Mark and Carla Liepold of Boring; her 8 grandchildren Michelle (Liepold) Krummenacker of Happy Valley, Jeff Liepold of Boring, Jon Liepold of Portland, Melody Eisenzimmer of Sandy, James Struck of Newport Beach, California, Heather Patterson of Klamath Falls, Kim Liepold of Gresham, and Katy Liepold of Boring and finally her 13 great grandchildren. The celebration of Life will be at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gresham on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers please donate to Mt. Hood Hospice in her honor.

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