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July 23 obituaries


Alleen G. Eblen

Oct. 11, 1917 - July 14, 2013

Longtime East County resident Alleen G. Eblen died Sunday, July 14. She was 95.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Mt. Hood Christian Center. A gathering with refreshments will follow.

Alleen was born Oct. 11, 1917, in Mountainair, N. M., to Millard and Virginia (Green) Wilder. Her family moved to the Sandy area in the early 1930s, where she later met and married Clarence W. Eblen in 1938.

The couple built a home in Boring, where they raised their daughter and three sons. Alleen worked as a housewife into her 50s before joining Moller's Tree Nursery, where she worked into her early 70s.

Alleen was always busy with family activities and active in her church.

She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Mitchell Eblen; and three grandchildren. Alleen is survived by her children, Gloria Washek, Leroy Eblen and Dean Eblen; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-children; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Raymond Eugene East

Oct. 29, 1946-July 11, 2013

Former East County resident Raymond Eugene East died Thursday, July 11, in Glendale, Ariz. He was 66.

A viewing will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Mt. Scott Funeral Home, with funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday, July 26, at Mt. Scott Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at noon at Willamette National Cemetery.

Raymond was born Oct. 29, 1946, to Eugene and Josephine East in Portland. He married Melody Lorraine Hopper on Oct. 4, 1975.

Raymond is survived by his wife; mother; sister, Paula Davis; brother, Russell East; children, Amanda Lambert, Raymond East-DeLorenzo, Brian East-Perkins, Anthony East-Perkins, Rebecca East and Rachael East; and 12 grandchildren.

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Jean Jenson

Mar 14, 1926 - July 17, 2013

Jean (Hemphill) Jenson, age 87, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 in Gresham, OR. Born in Kimberly, ID on Mar 14, 1926 to Sam and Aubie Hemphill. Jean and family later moved to Pendleton, OR where she graduated from Pendleton High School and then on to Portland where she attended Loyola University of Chicago Business College extension program. Jean worked at Western Skyways as an executive assistant before retiring with health issues. Once her health permitted, she decided that 70 (something) was not too old and went to work for JAE in Tualatin, OR. Her health and that of her husband, Leo demanded she retire 10 years later.

In 1950 Jean married her beloved husband Leo Jenson. They lived in Whitefish Mt while Leo worked on the construction of Hungry Horse Dam. They moved and began farming in Gary, SD and later Burley, ID. Jean was the managing Bacteriologist of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co in Burley ID before moving back to Portland, OR in 1965 where they finally retired.

In addition to beloved husband Leo, Jean was predeceased by her parents Sam and Aubie (Robinson) Hemphill, her sisters Helen Clarke and Betty Harman. Jean is survived by her loving children Lynne McIntyre (Charles), Rick Harvey (Erna) and Marvel Walker (Tom). She is also survived by her grandchildren Chris, Steffen, Ryan, Casey (Katy), Robin, Jessica and Brandon. She had two great grandchildren Grant and Isla along with three nieces Linda Levier, Vickie Harman, and Linda Mutch.

There will be a private family graveside service at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 SE Mt Scott Blvd, Portland, OR on July 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM.

Arrangements will be performed by Springer and Son Aloha Funeral Home. 4150 SW 185th, Beaverton, OR. 97006 (503-356-1000).