Antony Thai Nguyen

Dec. 20, 1948-July 20, 2013

Gresham resident Antony Thai Nguyen died Saturday, July 20. He was 64.

A prayer service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 26, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Bateman Carroll.

John “Geary” Moran

April 3, 1931-July 22, 2013

Gresham resident John “Geary” Moran died Monday, July 22, in Clackamas. He was 82.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Gresham. A reception will follow.

Geary was born April 3, 1931, in Great Falls, Mont., to Mike and Viola Moran. He was raised in Anaconda, Mont., and worked summers on the Geary Ranch in Helmville, Mont.

After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Geary married Delores Jean Anderson on March 17, 1956. They raised six children, moving from Harlowton, Mont., to Portland in 1967.

Geary was an educator and administrator in the Centennial and Gresham-Barlow school districts until he retired in 1989.

In his retirement years, Geary enjoyed golf with his close friends, traveling, cooking and being with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his six children, Mike Moran, Michelle Deaton, Colleen Russell, Kelly Moran, Patrick Moran and Brigette Cleverley; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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Lillian Abel

Lillian Abel

Lillian Abel died on July 13, 2013 in Gresham, Oregon at the age of 96. She was born on December 15, 1916 in the Philipines to Jacob and Fausta (Madridano) Freet.

Lillian was educated at Fernwood Grade School and Grant High School in Portland. She was a long time Portland area resident. Lillian was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. She was also a member of the Grange.

Special interests included, gardening, outdoor activities and music. She was an artist, where she enjoyed doing water painting.

Lillian is survived by her son Bruce Abel, of Gresham, OR., daughter, Lynda Scoumperdis, Sandia Park, N.M., sister, Catharine Collins, Portland, OR., brother, Bill Freet, Palo Alto, CA., and four grandsons, Chris and Joel Lehnen and Grant and Scott Abel.

Pearl Marie Bausch

Pearl Marie Bausch

Pearl Marie Bausch was born on July 19, 1914 to Ethel and Herman Eschwig, their only child. Pearl passed away on July 22, 2013 in Gresham, Oregon at the age of 99. She attended two years of college in Seattle.

Pearl met Les Bausch at a farmer’s market in Seattle. They were married on April 12, 1939 in Seattle. They had four children, Steven, born in 1941, Dan (1945), Mark (1952) and Susan (1956).

Pearl is survived by nine grandchildren, Kenny, Kalie, Troy, Kirk, Coral, Brandon, Savara, Gonzalo and Matthew; and great-grandchildren, Elise, Emily, Aaron, Marshall, Ryan, Brooklyn, Charissa, Mikylah, Ethan and Alex.; plus great-great grandchildren, MacKinzie and Kaileena and step-great-grandchild Haley.

Pearl and Les moved to Portland in 1943. They lived in the Kenton area where Lester worked for Manning’s Restarants while Pearl was a stay at home mom.

In 1963 the family purchased the Charburger Restaurant in Cascade Locks, and continued to operate that business until 1991, when Les and Pearl retired.

Pearl and Les enjoyed the outdoors and working in their yard. They also traveled for a number of years, going overseas, and also enjoyed traveling with their R.V. group.

Pearl took great pleasure in all family activities. She was very active in the community work of Trinity Lutheran Church, and volunteered in the Soup Kitchen even into her 90’s.

She died peacefully at her home in Courtyard Fountains.

Funeral service will be on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 2 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gresham.

Holly Joan Freshour

September 24, 1949-July 20, 2013

Holly Joan Freshour

Holly Joan (Huibregtse) Freshour passed away July 20, 2013 at her home in Boring after courageously battling lung cancer for 13 months. She was born September 24, 1949, the third of three children born to Melvin and Florence Huibregtse. Holly was born and raised in Yakima, Washington. She spent most of her time with her sister, Janet, and her kid brother, Bill, exploring their Terrace Heights neighborhood and playing sports. She graduated from East Valley High School in Yakima in 1967 where she was active in many clubs and activities.

After high school, Holly attended nursing school at Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon. During her clinicals in the emergency department, Holly met her future husband, Harold “Hal” W. Freshour. She graduated from nursing school in 1971, and began work in the ICU at Emanuel. She married Hal on December 18, 1971 and together they had four children: Kara, Anne, Joseph, and Jacob. Her career as an ICU nurse continued at Adventist Hospital from 1977 to 2012. Holly was awarded the President’s Recognition Award for Inspirational Service Excellence in 2010. She also received an award for 35 years of service at Adventist just before her death.

Holly loved taking care of others: patients, friends, and family alike. She loved her job and often commented that she had found her calling in life as a nurse. She also loved to help her friends. One such deed was formally recognized in 2010 as she was recognized as KATU’s “Every Day Hero” for her work to support and assist a friend. Finally, she had a deep love for her family and took incredible pride in them. She enjoyed spending time with all of her children and her growing number of grandchildren.

Holly is survived by her mother, Florence Huibregtse of Yakima, Washington; children, Kara (Rob) Roland of San Clemente, California, Anne (Jonathan) Claud of Wheaton, Illinois, Joseph (Shalimar) Freshour of Yuma, Arizona and Jacob (Jessica) Freshour of Gresham, Oregon; her step-children, Sherry (Patrick) Farrell of Oregon City, Oregon and Terry (Janis) Freshour of Crooked River Ranch, Oregon; sister Janet (Rich) Lewis, of Aberdeen, Washington and brother Bill (Mary) Huibregtse, of Yakima; as well as 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Her husband, Harold W. Freshour, and father, Melvin Huibregtse, predecease Holly.

A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, July 30th from 2-4 pm in the Banquet Room at Persimmon Country Club.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Adventist Medical Center EAP Pearl Fund, an employee assistance fund honoring Pearl Crain. Donations may be made through Adventist Medical Center at 10000 SE Main, Suite 144, Portland, Oregon 97216.

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