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Oct. 15 obituaries

Eugene Russell Martin

Feb. 17, 1932-Oct. 10, 2013

Milwaukie and former Portland resident Eugene Russell Martin died Thursday, Oct. 10. He was 81.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home.

Eugene was born Feb. 17, 1932, in Ladysmith, Wis., to Ellis and Carrie Martin. He grew up in Entiat, Wash., and attended Molalla High School.

Eugene served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, earning the Army Occupation Medal and National Defense Service Medal. He went on to work in medical insurance sales.

On Dec. 16, 1965, Eugene married Ruth Richards in Portland. He enjoyed landscaping, gardening, collecting oil lamps and model ships and volunteering for Meals on Wheels.

He was preceded in death by his son, Russell E. Martin; sisters, Gwendolyn Polf and Marian Oinella; brother, Otis Martin; and first wife, Donna Mae Olson, who died in 1960.

Eugene is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughters, Pamela Kilcup, Patricia Brady and Paula Martin; son, Ronald Martin; brothers, Ellis and Edwin Martin; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll is handling arrangements.

Rhonda S. Kolbo

Jan. 13, 1941-Oct. 5, 2013

Troutdale resident Rhonda S. Kolbo died Saturday, Oct. 5. She was 73.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Gresham Memorial Chapel. A reception will follow at the chapel.

Rhonda was born Jan. 13, 1941, in Spur, Texas, to Charles and Mary Irvin. As a child, she moved with her family to Portland, where she graduated from Girls Poly High School.

Rhonda married Dennis Kolbo on July 17, 1959, in Portland. They had two daughters.

In the late 1960s, Rhonda opened and operated Chalet Beauty Salon on 82nd Street in Clackamas. In the early 1980s, Rhonda went to work at the Airport Sheraton, where she was head housekeeper for several years.

Upon retirement, Rhonda and Dennis became snow birds, traveling to Arizona and other warm destinations. She belonged to Gresham Elks Lodge No. 1805.

Rhonda was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years. She is survived by her daughters, Kimberly Kolbo-Minto and Suzette Kolbo; and two grandchildren.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Paid obituaries

Maxine Fanning

September 24, 1934 - September 30, 2013

Maxine FanningMaxine Fanning

Maxine passed away peacefully in her home on the early hours of September 30, 2013, surrendering her spirit after a courageous year long battle with lymphoma and cancer.

She was born September 24, 1934 to Harry and Helen Treacle in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Depression era economics kept her family on the move through Texas and Missouri. She graduated from high school in Springfield, Missouri before relocating with family to Portland, Oregon at age 18. She lived in and around the Portland area until her passing, making many lifelong friends and raising her family and touching the lives of many.

Maxine loved people and conversation. She had a gift for serving others and finding ways to touch their life. This led her to a successful career in real estate where she served the needs of clients and supported co-workers for more than 25 years before retiring to concentrate on home and family. She particularly cherished the time she spent with family and loved being able to care for grandchildren during their early school years.

Maxine is survived by Michael Fanning, her loving husband of 36 years. Children include Sue Fawver of Jersey City, New Jersey; Steve Fawver of Boring, Oregon, and Susan Rohwein of Bremerton, Washington. Her four grandchildren are Kristin Fawver, Greg Fawver, Erin Rohwein and Katie Rohwein. Maxine’s brother Ron preceded her in death.

Maxine encouraged and impacted many lives with her spirit and strength. She loved life, and never wanted to be a spectator. She enjoyed traveling, with her visit to Italy, road trips around the Southwest U.S., Baja, Hawaii and the Oregon Coast creating special memories that she loved to share. Her fight with the cancer was a source of inspiration to those who knew her. She remains an inspiration even in passing, and her life and spirit will continue to touch those who knew her and loved her.

Remembrances to Knight Cancer Institute OHSU.

There will be a memorial service held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 2, 2013, Rose City Funeral Home Chapel, 5625 NE Fremont Street, Portland, Oregon.