Sept. 10 obituaries

Monte “Dean” Cumiford

Jan. 23, 1953-Aug. 30, 2013

Monte “Dean” Cumiford of Boring died Friday, Aug. 30, from lung cancer. He was 60.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Boring.

Dean was born Jan. 23, 1953, in Hood River to Alva W. and Jenny M. (Dinsmore) Cumiford.

He married Kathy Rogers and worked as a material handler for Atlas Copco Wagner Inc.

He is survived by his wife; son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Tiffany Cumiford; and three grandchildren.

Omega Funeral and Cremation Service is handling arrangements.

April (Eichner) Palm

April 10, 1975-Aug. 20, 2013

East County resident April (Eichner) Palm died Tuesday, Aug. 20, from cervical cancer. She was 38.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Pleasant Home United Methodist Church in Gresham.

April was born April 10, 1975, to Rhonda and Larry Eichner.

She is survived by her parents; son, Bryan Bacon; half-brother, Adam Palm; stepsisters, Jolene Galvin, Shelly Northrup and Tina Dibbern; stepbrothers, J.R. Griener and Deric Northrup; and other extended relatives and friends.

Norbert “Norb” F. Paulus

March 31, 1949-Aug. 27, 2013

Norbert “Norb” F. Paulus of Boring died Tuesday, Aug. 27. He was 64.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at First Baptist Church of Gresham.

Norb was born March 31, 1949, in Syracuse, N.Y., to James and Shirley Paulus.

He attended Corcoran High School and graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo with his bachelor’s degree in finance.

Norb worked as a vice president of finance and administration, retiring in 2004. He married Diane Delmarter on Dec. 24, 1992, in Gresham.

Norb was a member of First Baptist Church of Gresham and the Restore Hope Board.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Christine Lemons; and brothers, Russ and Paul Varga.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements. Donations in Norb’s name may be made to Restore Hope,

William Skibba

Nov. 22, 1928-Aug. 31, 2013

Gresham resident William Skibba died Saturday, Aug. 31. He was 84.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at St. Anne Catholic Church.

William was born Nov. 22, 1928, in Junction City, Wis., to William and Anna (Kosloski) Skibba.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and received a Victory Medal.

William worked as a steel fabricator and enjoyed woodworking and deer hunting. He married Colleen Condo.

His wife; daughter, Cheryl Heil; and son, Keith Skibba, preceded him in death. He is survived by his children, Wayne Skibba, Maria Catt and Bryan Skibba; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

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Violet Laurene Pixley

April 15, 1963-Aug. 21, 2013

Portland resident Violet Laurene Pixley died Wednesday, Aug. 21, from pancreatic cancer. She was 50.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Corbett Community Church.

Violet was born April 15, 1963, in Waco, Texas. She married Patrick Pixley.

Violet is survived by her husband; daughter, Dena Hooser; son, Keith Pixley; and her family in Portland and Texas.

Crown Memorial Center is handling arrangements.

Paid obituaries

Donald McKinley Fuglee

January 29, 1924 - September 02, 2013

Donald McKinley Fuglee

Don passed away peacefully September 2, 2013 surrounded by his wife, son, daughter and grandchildren. He was born in Bowman, ND to Walter M. and Rose (Deurmier) Fuglee and moved with his family to Portland as a child. He attended Benson Polytechnic High School and received his GED in the Army. Don served during World War II as a Sgt. with the 1252nd USAAF Base Unit North African Ferrying Division Air Transport Command in Casablanca.

He married the love of his life, Anne (Comella), in 1945 shortly before receiving his honorable discharge. He was baptized several years later at St. Philip Neri Church where they were married. Don is survived by his wife of 67 years, Anne; son, Kenneth; daughters, Carol Wright and Kathleen Cooper; brother, Robert; and grandchildren, Christopher and Jeffrey Cooper; and eighteen nieces and nephews, being preceded in death by one brother and five sisters.

Don worked in the produce business for many years along with his brothers-in-law and a brother, delivering to the Bend and Pendleton areas of Oregon. He later worked in the automobile business until he retired as fleet sales manager at Courtesy Ford. As a young man, he played in a softball league, and later occasionally enjoyed golf and fishing. Nearly all of his free time was spent with his wife and family, enjoying games at home, trips to the Oregon beaches and camping, sometimes vacationing with extended family and friends. As their relatives lived nearby, Don and Anne often spent evenings and other times at family gatherings where their children played with their many cousins.

Don was a member of St. Anthony of Padua parish, 3720 SE 79th, for many years, where a rosary and funeral mass will be held Thursday, September 12, at 9:15 and 10:00 a.m. with military honors and commitment at Willamette National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society or to the Oregon Chapter, Alzheimer’s Society.