Obituaries - Feb. 16, 2012
Longtime Lake Oswego resident and former city councilor Curt Robert Otto Woller died Feb. 10, 2012. He was 84.
Mr. Woller was born Sept. 16, 1927 in Hannover, Germany, to Robert Frederick Woller and Anna Hedwig Wisniewski Woller. He was raised in Rochester, N.Y., and Idaho Falls, Idaho, attending school at Idaho Falls High School.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in November, 1945, and served through October, 1946.
Mr. Woller married Ann Hartman on Jan. 12, 1951. at the Idaho Falls Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple. The family lived in Idaho, Utah and Iowa before moving to Oregon in 1969.
Mr. Woller attended night school from 1954 to 1964, and earned a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in 1965 and a master's degree from Lewis and Clark College in 1979.
During his professional life he worked as a manager for Ford Industries, PGE and Avia.
Mr. Woller enjoyed reading, gardening and building model airplanes. He was a member of the LDS church and was actively involved in the Lakeridge LDS Ward. He served on the Lake Oswego City Council from 1981-1989.
Survivors include his wife, Ann of Lake Oswego; sons, Robert Woller, Vancouver, Anthonie Woller, Beaverton, Curt Woller, Washington, D.C., Craig Woller, Tigard and Gary Woller, Sandy, Utah; and daughter, Evelyn Woller of Beaverton; 14 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Feb. 14.
Remembrances may be sent to Humanitarian Services, c/o LDS Philanthropies, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, 15 E. South Temple St., #2E, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84150.
Sally Ann Lenchitsky Usher Wendling died Feb. 10, 2012. She was 68.
Mrs. Wendling and her twin sister Joann were born June 28, 1943, to Carl and Margaret Lenchitsky in Portland. She attended St. Thomas Moore and Lincoln High School.
Mrs. Wendling studied education at Oregon State University and married Mike Usher after graduation. Her son, Patrick was born in 1969. When Mr. Usher returned from Vietnam, the couple divorced and Mrs. Wendling spent the next 34 years as a single mother, teaching at various Catholic schools, including schools in Lake Oswego.
In 2005, she met Robert Wendling, Jr., and they married in 2006.
Survivors include son, Patrick; husband Bob Wendling, Jr.; twin sister, Joann Blasingame; brother, Terry Lenchitsky; stepchildren, Barbara Hoiland, Cristina Slangan and Gregory Wendling; and five grandchildren.
Remembrances may be sent to St. John's School in Oregon City.
Susie Kay Keeton
Susie Kay Stageberg Keeton died Feb. 6, 2012. She was 50.
Mrs. Keeton was born July 21, 1961, in Lake Oswego to Mary and Robert Stageberg. She grew up in Lake Oswego and graduated from Lake Oswego High School and the University of Oregon.
Mrs. Keeton is survived by her husband, Brent Keeton, and their daughters, Ellie and Lucie, all Dunthorpe; her parents, Mary and Robert Stageberg of Lake Oswego; brothers, John Stageberg, Lake Oswego, and Tom Stageberg, Denver; sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Scott Johnston, Austin, Texas.
A celebration of Mrs. Keeton's life will be held March 3 at 1 p.m. at New Hope Community Church, 11731 S.E. Stevens Rd., Portland, OR 97086.
Remembrances may be made to the Susie Kay Keeton Foundation, dedicated to 'Fighting Mesothelioma with Research and Advocacy,' 12525 S.W. Edgecliff Road, Portland, OR 97219.
Pam Pebbles died Feb. 1, 2012, at her Lake Oswego home. She was 69.
Mrs. Peebles was born June 12, 1942 in Dayton, Ohio to Charles and Betty Heusch. She grew up in Dayton and graduated from Fairmont High School.
She married Bill Ruiter few years after graduation and they started a family. They divorced in 1973. She later moved to South Bend, Ind., then to Lake Oswego where she lived for almost 40 years.
While living in Lake Oswego she worked for Stan Wiley Realtors and the Warren Oliver Company. She met and married her best friend, Jay Peebles.
Mrs. Peebles enjoyed traveling, quilting, genealogy and golf.
Survivors include her husband, Jay Peebles, of Lake Oswego; son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Mary Ruiter of El Dorado Hills, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Lyn and Adam Greve, Auburn, Wash.; four grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Jon Vessely; brother Ed Heusch; and stepchildren, Julie and Larry Atchison, Mike and Susie Peebles and Craig and Tanya Peebles ;and six step-grandchildren.
Services have been held.