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March 29 obituaries


Howard Hugh Dick

Jan. 24, 1925-Feb. 2, 2013

Longtime Fairview resident Howard Hugh Dick died Saturday, Feb. 2. He was 88.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 23, at El Camino Memorial, La Mesa Chapel.

Howard was born Jan. 24, 1925, in Saskathewan, Canada, to James and Janet Dick.

A member of the Canadian Air Force during World War II, Howard went on to have his own construction company, specializing in remodels and architectural design. In 1946, he married Pearl Olive McDonell in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Howard enjoyed boating, golfing, working with wood, traveling in his motorhome, “cool cars” and dark chocolate. He was known to smoke and waterski at the same time.

Howard was preceded in death by his wife and two brothers. He is survived by his sons, Howard James Dick and Bill Dick; daughter, Holly Harper; six grandchildren; and five grandchildren.

Lloyd M. Seltzer

Feb. 19, 1930-March 24, 2013

Gresham resident Lloyd M. Seltzer died Sunday, March 24. He was 83.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 29, at Cherry Park Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Troutdale. A committal service with military honors will follow at Willamette National Cemetery.

Lloyd was born Feb. 19, 1930, in Portland to Oscar and Agatha Seltzer. He served in the U.S. Air Force for more than 28 years, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Lloyd married Margene Roholt on June 8, 1951. Lloyd’s favorite hobby was fishing, and he was an enthusiastic Oregon State University fan.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife and great-granddaughter. He is survived by his sons, Jeff, Bow and Hal Seltzer; daughter, Celia Gruwell; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Agnes Lerona Ridenoure Loftin

Nov. 2, 1914-March 23, 2013

Longtime Gresham resident Agnes Lerona Ridenoure Loftin died Saturday, March 23, surrounded by her family. She was 98.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Mt. Hood Christian Center, 2500 S.E. Palmblad Road, Gresham.

Agnes was born Nov. 2, 1914, in Blackburn, Ark. A resident of the Gresham area since 1942, Agnes was known for her quilting expertise and for crocheting hangers and hot pads for Christmas presents.

She enjoyed spending time with her extended family and celebrating her birthday at Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen.

Agnes was preceded in death by her husband Leonard in January 1980. She is survived by her sons, Edwin, Hayden, Leonard Jr., Clifford and Dan Loftin; daughter, Carolyn Asbury; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Frank James Dolan

Oct. 3, 1941-March 25, 2013

Gresham resident Frank James Dolan died Monday, March 25. He was 71.

No services are planned at this time.

Frank was born Oct. 3, 1941, to Edward and Ann Dolan. He graduated from Velva High School in Velva, N.D., in 1959.

He married Barbara Smith in 1959 in Chester, Mont.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Dolan; and daughters, Lisa Leis of Milwaukie and Michele Dolan and Kimberly Dolan of Gresham.

Arrangements are being handled by Gresham Memorial Chapel.

Gloria Clarabelle Young

Jan. 31, 1933-March 27, 2013

Gloria Clarabelle Young died Wednesday, March 27, at her home. She was 80.

A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday April 6, at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 290 W. Gloucester St. in Gladstone.

Gloria was born Jan. 31, 1933, in Kindred N.D., to Robert and Christine Nelson. She graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1950 and graduated from Sisters of St. Joseph School of Nursing in 1953.

Gloria married Richard Young on May 4, 1957. The couple had four children and later divorced. Gloria retired from Boeing as industrial nurse.

Gloria was preceded in death by her sister. She is survived by her sisters, Rose Pollock and Virginia Bratholt; children, Neal Young, Gail Short, Angela Young and Nancy Elkins; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Ronald Curtis McGee

May 17, 1956-March 25, 2013

Portland resident Ronald Curtis McGee died Monday, March 25, of prostate cancer. He was 56.

A private memorial service will be held.

Ronald was born May 17, 1956, in Portland to Margaret McGee-Brown and Warren McGee Sr.

Ronald attended Jesuit High School in Beaverton and received his bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from Oregon State University in 1980. He was a mechanical engineer.

He married MaryAnn Constante on Oct. 23, 1983, in Oceanside, Calif. Ronald loved sports — especially basketball — long walks, playing chess and listening to jazz. His Christian faith was important in his life.

Ronald was preceded in death by his father and sister, Clema Marie McGee. He is survived by his wife; sons, Kahlil and Nigel McGee; daughter, Chea McGee; stepfather, Bob Brown; sisters, Reberita Fitz, Marvia McGee and Sharon Dizer; brothers, Warren McGee Jr. and Al Tatum McGee; and granddaughter, Riley McGee.

Oregon Cremation is handling arrangements.