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June 7 obituaries

Theodore Roosevelt Fetters Sr.

Oct. 4, 1921-June 2, 2013

Canby resident Theodore Roosevelt Fetters Sr., who had East County ties, died Sunday, June 2. He was 91.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at noon Tuesday, June 11, at Willamette National Cemetery.

Theodore was born Oct. 4, 1921, in Kansas City, Mo., to Theodore and Ruth (Williams) Chamberlain.

He married Hilda Holmes Sept. 13, 1939, in Vancouver, Wash. He enlisted in the Army and served in World War II.

Theodore retired after 30 years working as a painter for Heavy Equipment MFG and Wagner Mining. His hobbies included woodworking, building, photography, camping and hunting.

Theodore was preceded in death by his wife and son, Ted Fetters. He is survived by his sons, Donald and Clarence Fetters; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

Cornwell Colonial Chapel of Woodburn is handling arrangements.

Tamara Joy (Elsner) Forester

Sept. 29, 1954-May 2, 2013

Boring and former Estacada resident Tamara Joy (Elsner) Forester died Thursday, May 2. She was 58.

A potluck-style celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at 13690 S.E. Orient Drive, Boring.

Tamara was born Sept. 29, 1954, to Betty and Norman Elsner, in Portland. She attended Sandy High School.

Tamara enjoyed the beach and knitting.

She is survived by her daughter, Tabetha Forester; son, Lee Forrester; her parents; and two grandsons.

Mark Stephen Kraft

March 26, 1948-May 31, 2013

East County resident Mark Stephen Kraft died Friday, May 31. He was 65.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 10, at Willamette National Cemetery. Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

An extended obituary will run in a future edition of The Outlook.

Paid obituaries

Hilda Marie Larson

2/1/1911 - 5/26/2013

Hilda Marie Larson

Hilda and Al Larson

She was 102 years old.

Our Mother was a unique - most energetic and vivacious personality, always contributing joy, laughter, and fun for so many people, from the local Gresham Methodist Church, and many other community organizations and clubs. She celebrated life, celebrated and shared it with others. Her instrument was music. Since a child, she played piano (organ in her Pittsburgh church for many years), besides singing. She could play anything and did. She and Elmer “Al” Larson had four children, Sara, Leland, Alan, and Jerrold, who could write a book about her. She valued education and becoming the best you could become and her children all have ended up in service to others. (Our dad Elmer “Al” Larson had a similar ethic.) She loved and was loved. The children and grandchildren continue the high standards of Hilda Larson. There is no one that ever met her that wouldn’t have been impressed and have stories to tell. We miss her greatly, and she is a piece of us. Helen Keller says it best: “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply, becomes a part of us.” Mom– sing on!

Remembrances of Hilda can go to her son, Lee Larson, at 14404 S.E. Krause Ln., Portland, Oregon 97086



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