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March 15 obituaries

Rhoda May Hooper

April 14, 1923-March 11, 2013

Longtime East County resident Rhoda Minkler Hooper died Monday, March 11. She was 89.

A private memorial service will be held, with a public memorial planned for a later date.

Rhoda was born April 14, 1923, to Rhoda (Hoffman) Minkler and John Minkler, in California. She was the youngest daughter of 11 children — seven sisters and four brothers.

A devoted wife and mother, Rhoda loved to bake. She cared for many foster children over the years.

Rhoda was preceded in death by her son, Mark Hooper. She is survived by her daughter, Hazel M. Cate; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren (with one on the way).

John “JD” Lillard

June 21, 1922-March 9, 2013

Gresham resident John “JD” Lillard died Saturday, March 9. He was 90.

A private memorial service will be held.

JD was born June 21, 1922, in Portland, to Mack Henry and Edith R. Lillard. He graduated from Benson High School and worked in sales management with Fuller Brush. Later in life, he sold real estate.

JD married Alice Stewart on Aug. 6, 1943, in Vancouver, Wash. He loved motor sports, the Oregon Ducks, visiting friends and spoiling his cat, Sally.

His wife and brother, Allen, preceded him in death. Survivors include his daughters, Teresa Fulsher and Peggy Calavan; sons, Lynn Lillard and Raymond Lillard; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Oregon Humane Society. Aftercare Cremation and Burial Service is handling arrangements.

Marie Ross Kelnhofer

April 12, 1924-March 8, 2013

Fairview resident Marie Ross Kelnhofer died Friday, March 8. She was 88.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Wood Village Baptist Church. Private internment will take place at Willamette National Cemetery.

Marie was born April 12, 1924, in Berryville, Ark., to William and Edna Adeline Houston. She received her bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State Teacher’s College and her master’s degree from Oregon College of Education.

Marie was a school teacher most of her life. She married Harold “Kelly” Kelnhofer May 11, 1977, in Portland.

Marie volunteered at Warner Pacific College and was a member of Mt. Scott Church of God. She also was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, a professional organization for educators. She loved reading, quilting and traveling with her husband.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Lindquist and Betty Madsen; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Thomas G. Haralampus

Aug. 30, 1931-March 11, 2013

East County resident Thomas G. Haralampus died Monday, March 11, in Portland. He was 81.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Gresham Memorial Chapel. Viewings will be held 3-7 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The committal service will follow at Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery in Clackamas.

Thomas was born Aug. 30, 1931, in Portland, to Gust and Esther Haralampus. He grew up in Northeast Portland and attended Benson High School.

He married Dorothy Rudarmel in 1952. Thomas worked at B.P. John Furniture for approximately 25 years. He later worked at other furniture companies before working for Mastercraft and retiring in 1997.

He enjoyed bingo and building his own furniture.

Thomas is survived by his daughters, Diane Graham and Kathey Gonzales; one brother, Peter Haralampus; and two grandchildren.

Dale F. Murray

July 18, 1940-March 9, 2013

Gresham resident Dale F. Murray died Saturday, March 9, at his home, surrounded by family and friends. He was 72.

At Dale’s request, no service will be held.

He was born July 18, 1940, in Ladysmith, Wis. The Murray family moved to Oregon when Dale was very young. He joined the Army after graduation and served during the Korean War.

He is survived by his son, Joe Murray; stepdaughter, Julie Owen; two sisters, Shirley Lewis and Carol Reiger; one brother, DeWayne Murray; two grandsons one great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.

Affordable Funeral Alternative is handling arrangements. Donations may be sent to Legacy Hospice in his name.

June Davis

June 22, 1937-March 13, 2013

Eagle Creek resident June Davis died Wednesday, March 13. She was 75.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Sandy Funeral Home. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 11 a.m.

A full obituary will run in a future edition of The Outlook.

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Jesse Wayne Lott

U. S. Army (Retired)

January 3, 1945 - September 27, 2012

Jesse Wayne Lott

Surrounded in love by his family and friends, Jesse Wayne Lott, 67, died of cancer in Holcomb, Mississippi on September 27, 2012. Born in Pascagoula, MS on January 3, 1945, he was the only child of Jessie P. and Katherine Pate Lott. He attended local schools in Grenada and Carroll counties and Holmes College where he majored in Pre- Law and Political Science. He continued his education throughout his 22 year military career.

Between semesters while in college, Jesse married Joy Stallings of Cascilla, MS on January 21, 1966. He later joined the Army and served in Viet Nam where his exposure to Agent Orange eventually contributed to his death. Jesse’s duty assignments included Washington, Georgia, California, Germany, and Portland, OR, where he retired and has resided for the past 28 years.

Jesse was a member of Oak Hills Presbyterian Church in Milwaukie. He was passionate about many things, particularly his patriotism, politics and helping anyone in need, especially veterans and the elderly. He was a former candidate for Oregon State Senator and was active in civic and political organizations.

Jesse was predeceased by his father, Jessie P. Lott of Holcomb and two long-time close friends, Bob Crane of Glenns Ferry, Idaho and Col. (Ret) Kenneth Reusser of Portland, OR. Survivors include his mother, Katherine Pate Lott of Grenada, MS, wife, Joy Stallings Lott of Milwaukie, OR, daughter Jessica (Chris) Corbett and their son Jace, all of Grenada, MS. Jesse also leaves a daughter Atlantis Baron and her son, Carter, of Rohnert Park, CA.

A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Jesse Wayne Lott will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Oak Hills Presbyterian Church, 5101 S. E. Thiessen Road, Milwaukie, OR.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to, Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or the Oak Hills Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 5101 S. E. Thiessen Road, Milwaukie, OR 97267.

Richard “Dick” Miller

Richard 'Dick' Miller

Longtime Sandy resident, Richard Miller passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by family, friends and loved ones on Sunday, March 10, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was almost 81 years old.

A Graveside Service will be held at Willamette National Cemetery with Military Honors on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. A Celebration of Life will follow at 2:30 in the chapel of Sandy Funeral Home.

Richard Paul was born on March 25, 1932 in Medina, Ohio to Paul Charles and Ellen Viola Miller. He is survived by his wife Joan; 3 daughters, Paula and husband Rudy, Peggy and husband Jeff, Peri and husband Mike; 2 brothers, Jack and Sam; his granddaughters, Serena, Stephanie and Brianna; his great grandchildren, Jocelynn, Alexis and Mason.

In 1945, Richard’s immediate family relocated to California and Richard graduated from Sacramento high School in 1951. He served in the Navy aboard a destroyer escort in the Korean War from 1952 until his honorable discharge in 1954. Prior to his discharge, he was united in marriage to Joan Charlene Jackson on January 1, 1954. They made their home in California and began their family there. They re-located in 1969 and moved to Sandy and made their permanent home.

Richard was employed by Pacific Telephone and Telegraph/Pacific Northwest Bell since 1955. He began working as a janitor and elevator operator, and retired in 1987 as a planning engineer.

Richard had many passions including traveling, golfing, skiing and was actively involved in many organizations. He and Joan were very involved in the Sandy Kiwanis Club and hosted the annual summer picnic at their home for over 20 years. Richard was on the Civil Service Commission Board at the Sandy Fire Department and the Sandy Chamber of Commerce. On the 150th Anniversary of the Oregon Trail, Richard and Joan shared their property with hundreds of participants for the weekend events. Most importantly, Richard enjoyed spending time with his family and his friends in the Sandy Community.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Hood Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Audrey L. Normoyle (Skeslien)

Audrey L. Normoyle (Skeslien)

Audrey was born February 17, 1930 in Mohall, North Dakota to Alvin and Myrtle Skeslien. In 1934 they moved to Sandy, Oregon where she lived all her life. She attended Bull Run Grade School and graduated from Sandy High School in 1948.

Audrey worked 33 years in dentistry as an assistant, receptionist and in dental insurance.

On November 24, 1948 she married George (Bud) Hornback, after 23 years of marriage they divorced. They had two lovely daughters, Diane and Debbie. In 1978 she married Eugene Normoyle. He died in 1997.

Audrey loved people. Her hobbies were her family, sewing, golfing, bowling, Pinochle, her flower garden and western music.

She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Normoyle and her great-grandson Ben Pierson. Survivors include daughter Diane Deatherage and husband Bob, Debbie Kirkpatrick and husband David, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and her long-time companion Mike Bohrer.

Remembrances can be sent to Mt. Hood Hospice PO Box 1269 Sandy, OR 97055. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be at Willamette National Cemetery.

Eileen Mary Rutherford

September 5, 1918 – February 25, 2013

Eileen Mary Rutherford

Eileen Mary Rutherford went to be with Jesus on Feb 25th 2013. Eileen spent 94 years loving her family and friends and sharing her talents and hobbies with them and anyone else who needed help. Born to Hazel and Ivan Swift on September 5, 1918 she had four siblings, Fern, Phyllis, and Donald Swift, and Joy Rogers. July 1, 1938 she married Vincent Rutherford and had two children, Diane and Jerry, who gave her four grandchildren followed by six great grandchildren. She began her career as a cook at Gresham Grade School. In 1980 she retired as food service manager from Dexter McCarty School having spent her work days doing one of her favorite things……feeding others. She wanted to stay busy and was invited to the Senior Center Sewing Room. She fell in love with quilting, the sewing projects and the people. She was a faithful volunteer until her eyesight prevented her from continuing. In Dec of 2011 she moved to Courtyard Fountains. She joined friends, became reacquainted with past ones and met many new ones. Eileen was welcomed into heaven by her family of origin, her husband, Vincent and a myriad of family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Diane Stoglin, son Jerry Rutherford, (Sherry), grand children, Lynne Page, Brenda Rutherford, Angela Stoglin, Heather Rutherford and great grandchildren Ryan O’Quinn, Brandon Rutherford, Tyrone Swenson, Michael Page, Emma Rutherford and Marissa Thompson. We’ll miss you, Mom and are thankful for every day you were with us.

Please join us for A Celebration of Eileen’s Life March 23, 2013 at 11:00 A.M at Gresham Memorial Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Eileen's favorite Charity, the Salvation Army Gresham Capitol Campaign.




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