Cyndy Lou Lane

July 30, 1954-April 19, 2013

East County resident Cyndy Lou Lane died Friday, April 19, in Portland. She was 58.

A celebration of Cyndy’s life was held Thursday, April 25, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home. 

Cyndy was born July 30, 1954, in Oregon City to Robert and Joyce (Grimson) Lane. She grew up in the Portland area and graduated from David Douglas High School in 1972. She later earned her associate’s degree.

Cyndy worked as a manager for Wells Fargo for 30 years. She enjoyed movies and music, as well as spending time with her friends and family. 

Cyndy is survived by her partner, Jeff Stoneburg; mother, Joyce Lane; brother, Robert Lane; and niece, Cindy “C.J.” Orr.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon,

Robert “Bob” Dale Sattergren

Jan. 20, 1930-April 21, 2013

East County resident Robert “Bob” Dale Sattergren died Sunday, April 21. He was 83.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a later date. 

Bob was born Jan. 20, 1930, in Sanish, N. D., to Nels and Louise Sattergren. He served as an infantry commander in the Oregon National Guard until retiring in 1986 at the rank of captain.

On Feb. 20, 1955, he married Shirley Boland. He worked as a carpenter at James River, retiring in 1994. Bob was a past member of the Gateway Elks Lodge.

His wife, Shirley, and brother, Raymond, both preceded him in death.

Bob is survived by his children, Bonnie Howser, Bob Sattergren, Dale Sattergren and Cindy Weaver; brother, Douglas “Bud” Sattergren; sisters, Mavis Sattergren and Marlis Ostlund; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


June Marlene Gluth

June 18, 1934-April 16, 2013

East County resident June Marlene Gluth died Tuesday, April 16. She was 78.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 29, at Willamette National Cemetery.

June was born June 18, 1934, in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Robert and Ida Smith. She moved to the United States in her pre-teen years and attended Franklin High School in Portland.

She married Loren Gluth in April 1954. The couple opened their home to care for newborn foster babies and neighborhood children, hosting many functions and holiday celebrations.

June was preceded in death by her husband; sons, Jeff and Greg Gluth, who both died in 2012; and brother, Bill Smith.

She is survived by her sister, Shirley Allen; son, Steven Gluth; daughter, Lorene Schnell; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three step-great-grandchildren through a granddaughter’s spouse.

Thread Gills Memorial is handling arrangements.

Grace Barbara Sheller

May 3, 1917-April 22, 2013

East County resident Grace Barbara Sheller died Monday, April 22, in Portland. She was 95.

A funeral service was held Thursday, April 25, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home. Private interment was at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Grace was born May 3, 1917, in Albany to Arthur Leroy and Gladys Romona Williams. She was a homemaker through the Great Depression and World War II.

Grace and her husband Alvin were married for 74 years and traveled around the United States with their Caveman camper and burnt orange pickup, from the Pacific Northwest to the space grounds in Florida to Mount Rushmore. It was hard to keep track of Grace and Alvin once they retired.

Alvin died in 2011. Grace is survived by her two sons, Alvin and Jerry Sheller; three grandchildren; one step-grandchild; three great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Sondra Jean Mendell

June 9, 1939-April 21, 2013

Troutdale resident Sondra Jean Mendell died Sunday, April 21, in Troutdale. She was 73.

A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Gresham Memorial Chapel.

Sondra was born June 9, 1939, in Glendale, Calif., to Floyd and Mildred Smith of Pasadena.

The family moved to Sandy, and she graduated from Sandy High School. In 1959, she attended beauty school in Eugene where she met her husband of 40 years, Robert Mendell, at a Valentine’s Day dance. The couple married Dec. 12,1961.

Sondra was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her daughter, Verda Sargent; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Smith; and sister, Peggy Wachline of Troutdale.

The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Marie M. Burros

Feb. 28, 1921-April 20, 2013

East County resident Marie M. Burros died Saturday, April 20. She was 92.

A private funeral service will be held.

Marie was born Feb. 28, 1921, in Poplar, Mont. She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, Wash., in 1939 and moved to Oregon as a young adult.

She married Rudolph “Rudy” Burros in 1952 in Portland.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her daughters, Helen and Donna; son, Paul; and four grandchildren.


Marlene Actor Lowe

June 28, 1931 - Apri1 15, 2013

Marlene Actor Lowe, 81, went home to be with her Lord early Monday morning, April 15, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

Marlene was born to Elmer and Hazel Reed on June 28, 1931, in Albany, Oregon. She grew up in Portland, Oregon, graduating from Grant High School in 1949. She married the late Daniel Lowe, and they raised two daughters, Debbi and Laurie. Marlene worked for over 30 years at the Multnomah County Education Service District. Upon her retirement, Marlene spent time with her grandchildren and was very active in her church. She was a member of Grace Community Church in Gresham, Oregon.

She is survived by a brother, Bruce Reed, her daughters Debbi (and husband, Joe) Stadler, Laurie (and husband, Herb) Geeslin, and her three grandchildren, Amanda Stadler, Allison Geeslin, and Ben Geeslin.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the “Kitchen Fund” of Grace Community Church.

A memorial service for Marlene will be held at 2:00p.m., Saturday, April 27, at Grace Community Church, 800 SE Hogan Road, Gresham, Oregon.

Thomas Alfred Townsend

Thomas Alfred Townsend

Thomas Alfred Townsend (January 27, 1934 – April 20, 2013), a resident of Damascus, passed away Saturday in his home after a long battle with lung cancer.

Mr. Townsend was born in1934 in Oakland, California to George and Thelma Townsend. Upon graduating from Oakland Technical High School in 1952, he joined the navy serving on the USS Benham during the Korean War. After his discharge, he took a job with Pan American Airlines in aircraft maintenance in San Francisco. In 1960, he settled in with United Airlines where he worked until his retirement in 1994.

While living in Oakland, he met Patsy Jordan whom he married in 1962. In 1969 he took his wife and two small boys and moved from the Bay area to Damascus, Oregon, where he was able to begin fulfilling his lifelong dream of owning property and farming. He continued to work nights in the early years, while with the help of his family, built his property from bare land to the small farm that is recognized today. Throughout his life, he raised many animals ranging from chickens and ducks to pigs, goats, and cattle. He was active in 4-H with all four of his sons.

Thomas is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patsy. They have four sons, Matthew of Wilder, Idaho; Michael of Lake Oswego, Oregon; Steven of Portland, Oregon; and, Timothy of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He also has 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.

Services will be held April 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Willamette National Cemetery.

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