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March 12 obituaries

Marveina “Annie” Graham

June 12, 1954-March 5, 2013

Fairview resident Marveina “Annie” Graham died Tuesday, March 5. She was 58.

Private family services are planned.

Annie was born June 12, 1954, in Portland to Mick Perez and Vi Blankenship. She was raised in the Parkrose area of Portland and graduated from Parkrose High School. Annie was a nurse before retiring in 2005.

She moved to Fairview in 1998 and was especially fond of her dog, Pepper, and late cat, Salty.

Annie was preceded in death by her son, Michael L. Henry, and her father. Survivors include her husband, Gary Graham of Fairview; sons, Jamie C. Young and Tim J. Young, both of Troutdale; sisters, Sharon Simmons and Mickey Hillis, both of Portland, and Frankie Stahl of California; and two grandchildren.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Arthur Lee Powell

July 24, 1920-March 4, 2013

Longtime Gresham resident Arthur Lee Powell died Monday, March 4. He was 92.

A memorial service was held Monday, March 11, at Trinity Bible Church in Portland.

Arthur was born July 24, 1920, in Juniper Flats to John Melvin and Della Alice (White) Powell. He lived for a short time in Maupin, where he attended school.

Arthur served in the U.S. Navy from Feb. 2, 1942, to Oct. 3, 1945. He married Dorothy May Gantenbien on Sept. 22, 1942, in Southern California. They moved to Gresham in 1962. Arthur was the head custodian at East Gresham Grade School when he retired in 1985.

Arthur was a passionate organic gardener. He was well known for his fruits, vegetables and flowers, particularly his irises. He also taught Bible study through his church for more than 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2006. Survivors include his daughters, Dorothy Conklin of Portland, Betty Scothorn of Gresham and Alice Tucker of Cameroon, Africa; eight grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes is handling arrangements.



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