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June 18 obituaries

Walter C. Seamons

March 19, 1955-June 12, 2013

Gresham resident, Walter C. Seamons, died Wednesday, June 12. He was 58.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Gresham Memorial Chapel.

Walt was born March 19, 1955, in Portland, to Walter and Joy (Lawrence) Seamons. He graduated from Washington High School and attended Mt. Hood Community College.

Walt worked for R & R Donnelly for many years and later owned and operated Design Solutions in Gresham, where he was a general contractor. On Dec. 21, 2003, he married Dana Deal in Portland. They were later divorced, but remained lifelong partners.

Walt was a problem solver who enjoyed puzzles, reading, art and building with metal and wood. He also enjoyed animals.

He is survived by his lifelong partner, Dana Deal; daughter, Whitney Seamons; son, Cole Deal-Seamons; father; sister, Faith Crow; brother, John Seamons; and ex-wife Jan Groff.

Contributions may be made to the Oregon Humane Society.

William Bradley

July 11, 1925-May 2, 2013

Gresham resident William Bradley died Thursday, May 2. He was 87.

A funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 22, at Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes in Happy Valley. Interment will follow at WIllamette National Cemetery.

William was born July 11, 1925, in Jackson, Mich.,to Elige and Alla Louise (Crostic) Bradley Fish.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 in World War II. William went on to work at the Reynolds Aluminum Plant in Troutdale, retiring in 1977.

On June 4, 1966, William married Laura Albright in Vancouver, Wash. He represented East Multnomah County as a state representative for eight years.

Throughout his life, he lived in Pleasant Valley, Portland, Corbett and Gresham.

William enjoyed woodworking, electronics and local politics.

He is survived by his wife; daughters, Peggy Bradley and Dr. Patricia Ridgley; son, Christopher Neil; four grandchildren; a niece and nephew; and a grandniece and nephew.

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Dorothy Mary Gaul

Dorothy Mary Gaul

Aug 3, 1921 - Jun 2, 2013

Dorothy Mary Gaul, age 91, longtime Gresham resident, passed peacefully on June 2, 2013. Born August 3, 1921 in Kent, Washington to James L., Sr. and Violet R. Opray. She had two brothers, Joseph E. Opray and James L. Opray, Jr. who preceded her in death. Her parents were in vaudeville while she and her brothers were growing up. During those years the family traveled extensively. Dorothy lived in 38 states before completing school.

On July 7, 1942, Dorothy married Vernon G. Lundbom of Gresham Oregon, who preceded her in death in 1970. Together they raised two children. During WWII she worked many jobs including the shipyards, packing parachutes, making sleeping bags and helping the Red Cross. In June 1974 she married Ted M. Gaul of Portland Oregon who preceded her in death in 1998. They enjoyed the outdoors and traveling around the northwest in their motorhome.

She is survived by daughter, Linda J. Krum; and son, Robert G. Lundbom and his wife Mary. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Terry G. Krum, Trisha L. Moore, Joshua T. Lundbom and Ashley S. Lundbom; three great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

At Dorothy’s request there will be no services. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Gresham, Oregon.

Mildred Caroline Taylor

Mildred Caroline Taylor

March 7, 1915 – June 10, 2013

Boring resident Mildred Caroline Taylor died Monday June 10, in Gresham. She was 98.

Mildred was born March 7, 1915 in Paint Creek, WY. She married Lester Taylor in Asotin, WA in April, 1933. They moved to Orofino, ID where she worked at the White Pine Lumber Company and later moved, with their daughter Gerry, to Portland in 1944. In 1946 they moved out to Boring where she owned and operated a service station on Orient Drive with her husband and his parents, along with growing a variety of filberts on their 3½ acre orchard.

During the war, Mildred worked as a welder on aircraft carriers at Portland’s Willamette Iron and Steel Shipyard (WISCO). Later, she worked for Chase Bag, manufacturing bags for hearty vegetables. Mildred retired in 1981. Before and after her retirement, Mildred also worked for her daughter, Gerry Taylor Hiscoe, at the Hi Fi Grotto in Gresham.

Mildred enjoyed baking, gardening, fishing, clamming and her “boys”, The Statler Brothers.

One of Mildred’s proudest achievements was earning a general equivalency degree from Mt. Hood Community College in 1968.

She was preceded in death by her husband. Mildred is survived by her daughter Gerry Taylor Hiscoe, grandchildren Coral Hiscoe Reid and Criss Hiscoe Burgess; two great-grandchildren Grant Burgess and Coral Burgess.

A Celebration of Mildred’s life will be held from 1-4 pm on Sunday, June 23rd at the GSS Fairlawn Village Community Center, entrance 2, 1280 NE Kane Drive, Gresham, OR 97030.



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