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Oct. 2 obituaries

Nils Arne “Swede” Lindstrom

July 19, 1926-Sept. 26, 2013

East County resident Nils Arne “Swede” Lindstrom died Thursday, Sept. 26. He was 87.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Willamette National Cemetery.

Nils was born July 19, 1926, in Lulea, Sweden, to John and Alma Lindstrom.

Nils graduated from Parkrose High School in 1944 and then joined the U.S. Navy. Upon returning from World War II, Nils fell in love with Virginia Durst, who became his wife of 48 years.

Virginia died in 1996 and was dearly missed by Nils every day.

Nils is survived by his children, Paul Lindstrom, Judy Doblie, Kathy Priest, Kristine White and Jon Lindstrom; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and his friend of many years, Helen Stofiel.

Estacada Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Phyllis Arlene Roach

Sept. 11, 1930-Sept. 11, 2013

Portland resident Phyllis Arlene Roach died Wednesday, Sept. 11. She was 83.

A private celebration of life will be held Sunday, Oct. 20.

Phyllis was born Sept. 11, 2013, in Warroad, Minn., to John and Esther Nesheim.

She attended Warroad High School and worked as a homemaker.

On June 23, 1956, Phyllis married Allen Merle Roach. He preceded her in death, along with Phyllis’ four brothers, Clarence, Roland, Donald and Alvin Nesheim.

She is survived by her brothers, Ralph and Doran Nesheim; sister, Rudy Smith; son, Jeffrey Roach; daughters, Arlene Hergert and Beverly Doupe; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Finley-Sunset Hills Mortuary is handling arrangements.

DeWayne Benedict Murray

Sept. 23, 1938-Sept. 29, 2013

Fairview resident DeWayne Benedict Murray died Sunday, Sept. 29. He was 75.

No services are planned at this time.

DeWayne was born Sept. 23, 1938, in Ladysmith, Wis., to Theophilus and Marie Murray. When he was 5, the family moved to the Gresham area, where he was raised and educated.

In 1955, DeWayne enlisted with the U.S. Army, serving until he was honorably discharged in 1961. He worked 42 years as a machinist for Cascade Corporation, retiring in 2001.

On Sept. 21, 1985, DeWayne married Donna Kragerud.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Kenny and Denny Murray; daughter, Shelly Baab; stepsons, Dwight and Dean Haworth; stepdaughter, DeeAnn Heideman; sisters, Shirley Lewis and Carol Rieger; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Affordable Funeral Alternatives is handling arrangements.

Jean M. Tupper

July 5, 1925-Sept. 26, 2013

Gresham resident Jean M. Tupper died Thursday, Sept. 26. She was 88.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, with a visitation at 10 a.m. and interment at 3 p.m.

Jean was born July 5, 1925, in Ryley, Alberta, Canada, to Hjalmar Kjosness and Agnes Thorsley. She attended Franklin High School after growing up in Alberta.

Jean received her teaching credentials and worked as a teacher. She married George Tupper.

She was preceded in death by her husband. Jean is survived by sons, James Tupper and John Tupper; daughter, Marcia Antonacci; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Robert Laughlin

Sept. 18, 1930-Oct. 2, 2013

Robert Laughlin of Boring died Wednesday, Oct. 2. He was 83.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Wood Village Baptist Church.

Robert was born Sept. 18, 1930, in Astoria to Erwin and Effie (Ericksen) Laughlin.

After high school, he received a bachelor’s degree in science from Portland State University. He owned and operated Western Food and Equipment for many years.

Robert married Arlene Applegate on Sept. 2, 1994, in Gresham. He was a member of Hinson Bible Church for 25 years and later became a member of Wood Village Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Kathy Claussen, Pam Vincent and Tamara Graybeal; son, Mark Laughlin; and eight grandchildren.

Estacada Funeral Chapel is in care of arrangements.

Paid obituaries

Vonley Eldon Fetters

March 19, 1932 to September 15th, 2013

Vonley Eldon Fetters

Vonley Elden Fetters, 81 of Gresham, Oregon passed away on Sunday September 15, 2013. He was born on March 19, 1932 In Edison Nebraska to Ervin and Alice Fetters. He was a 1949 Graduate of Gresham Union High School. Von was a Korean War Veteran serving in the US Navy from 1951 to 1954. He was a Journeyman Machinist and retired from Monarch Machine Works, a Reliance Electric Company after thirty three years of service. Von had many hobbies but loved camping and golfing with family and friends most of all.

He was married to the love of his life on June 23rd, 1953. Von was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by his wife Phyllis, Son Gary Fetters and wife Elizabeth. Daughter Linda McDonald and husband David. Son Thomas Fetters and wife Mayumi. Grandchildren; Samuel Fetters and wife Nicole, John Fetters and wife Megan, Michael McDonald, Rachel, Kai and Luka Fetters. Scott and Ryan McDonald. Sisters; Lou Campbell and husband Bob. Berta Offerman. Bethine Siron and Husband Hershel. Brother; Bill Fetters and wife Peggy and many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to attend a military service at Willamette National Cemetery at 10:30AM, Monday October 7, 2013. 11800 NE Mt. Scott Blvd. Portland, Oregon. A memorial service and reception will follow at Gresham Memorial Chapel at 12:00 Noon. 257 SE Roberts Gresham, Oregon.

In Lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Providence Hospice at 6410 NE Halsey Street Portland, Oregon 97213, or a charity of your choice.

Joyce Nagle

July 1, 1919 - September 28, 2013

Joyce Nagle

A memorial service for Boring, resident Joyce Nagle will be held Saturday, October 5 at 11 a.m., at Gresham Memorial Chapel 257 SE Roberts Ave. Gresham. Private inurnment will be at Willamette National Cemetery.

Joyce passed away on September 28, 2013 in Gresham.

She was born Joyce Richardson on July 1, 1919 in Canada, the daughter of Herb and Alice Richardson. She attended Manvel High School in Manvel, North Dakota. In 1968 she moved from North Dakota to Oregon.

Joyce married William in 1969, settling in Boring.

Joyce worked in Food Service at Sam Barlow School for 24 years.

She was a very active in the Hats Meow (Red Hats Society) and Bunco. Joyce enjoyed riding her horse Molly and her weekly luncheons with her lady friends. As hobbies she enjoyed knitting, crocheting and sewing. Joyce was thoughtful and caring; she would make birthday cakes for her co-workers. She loved to go, if there was someplace to go she was ready.

Joyce is survived by her husband William, son; Russell, daughters; Mary Friend, Kay (William) Estepp, Donna (Gerald) Devine, Patricia (Harold) Parmelee, Jean (Richard) Brannigan, 12 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

The family suggests contributions to the Multnomah County Animal Shelter.

Edna Marie Amme Phelps

April 25, 1919 - July 16, 2013

Edna Marie Amme Phelps

A celebration of “Edna Phelps a Life Well-lived” will be held at Salt and Light Lutheran Church, 5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, 10am Saturday, October 12, 2013. Mrs. Phelps passed away in July.

The granddaughter of pioneer Oregon lumberman Job Hatfield, Edna Amme was born in 1919 in Portland, and attended Rose City Park School. She met Richard E. Phelps in Wemme, OR. They married in 1939. Her husband’s career took their family to South Asia and the Middle East, spending nearly 20 years overseas. Well-read and adventurous, Edna embarked on trips to Afghanistan, Hong Kong, India, Jordan, Kashmir, Tibet, and Ceylon, but she loved Beirut most of all. Back in Portland in later years, Edna was an active member of several bridge clubs.

Survivors include sons Daven and Lorin, and daughter Patricia, all of the Portland area, as well as 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Disposition is by cremation. Family suggests remembrances to the Salvation Army.