Oct. 22 obituaries

J.C. Kuykendall

April 25, 1961-Oct. 5, 2013

Gresham resident J.C. Kuykendall died Saturday, Oct. 5. He was 52.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Barton Community Baptist Church.

J.C. was born April 25, 1961, in Longview, Texas, to Hubbard and Joyce Kuykendall. He moved to Gresham at age 7. J.C. graduated from Gresham High in 1980.

He loved football and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys. He enjoyed fishing, telling stories and acting them out.

J.C. was preceded in death by his father and brother, Danny Kuykendall. He is survived by his daughters, Heather Brehm and Maranda Kuykendall; grandchildren, Trinyti and Gavyn Brehm and Keyhara Kuykendall; mother; and sisters, Debbie Fry and Pam Krause.

Orpha V. Grahn

June 10, 1921-Oct. 20, 2013

Gresham resident Orpha V. Grahn died Sunday, Oct. 20. She was 92.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Powell Valley Covenant Church, 1335 S.E. 282nd Ave., Gresham. Private interment will take place at Douglass Cemetery.

She was born June 10, 1921, in Roseau, Minn., to Seth and Sadie Gustafson.

On Sept. 23, 1939, Orpha married Allen Grahn. In 1945 the couple moved to Oregon, where Orpha was a homemaker, always ready with something from the oven to go with coffee.

After Allen’s retirement, the couple traveled extensively, volunteering for various federal, state and county parks programs.

Orpha was preceded in death by her husband; son, Charles; and grandson, Jeff.

Survivors include sons, Leroy and Seth Grahn; daughter, Cleone Magnuson; sisters, Naomi Hefling and Irene Mattson; and brother, Harlynn Gustafson.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements. Contributions in Orpha’s name may be made to one’s charity or church of choice.

Kay Leone Lammers

Aug. 5, 1936-Oct. 10, 2013

Former Sandy and Welches resident Kay Leone Lammers died Thursday, Oct. 10, in Bend. She was 77.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Zion Lutheran Church, 1113 S.W. Black Butte Blvd., Redmond.

Kay was born Aug. 5, 1936, in Portland to Mercedith and Willard Burton. Kay attended Franklin HIgh School and worked as the owner of Sears Catalog Store in Welches and Sandy.

On March 20, 1970, Kay married Walter Ralph Lammers II. She served on the Crooked River Ranch Fire Department and was known as a great cook.

She is survived by her husband; daughter, Linda Bauman; sons, Lane and Lee Miller and Ralph Lammers; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Autumn Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Maxine Hampton

Feb. 11, 1924-Oct. 16, 2013

Gresham resident Maxine Hampton died Wednesday, Oct. 16. She was 89.

No services are planned at this time.

Maxine was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Tigerton, Wis., to Russell and Herma Smith.

After graduating from high school, Maxine made her way to Fairbanks, Alaska, where she met and married the love of her life, Dr. Donavon E. Hampton.

The couple worked side by side in Don’s Chiropractic Clinic before retiring to Gresham in 1985.

Don and Maxine immersed themselves in supporting the Marine organization “The Chosin Few.” Maxine also supported Don’s alma mater, Western States Chiropractic College, after her husband’s death.

Maxine was known for her gift of hospitality, her beautiful landscape and floral paintings and her intricate needlepoint creations, many of which hung in loved ones’ homes.

Maxine is survived by her brother and his wife, Alan and Elizabeth Smith; and her grandchildren, Amanda M. Hampton and Donavon E. Hampton III.

Family Memorial Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Irene Marie Rex

Nov. 6, 1922-Oct. 14, 2013

East County resident Irene Marie Rex died Monday, Oct. 14, in Portland. She was 90.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Bateman Carroll. A committal service will follow at Willamette National Cemetery.

Irene was born Nov. 6, 1922, in St. Francis, Kan., to Herman and Elizabeth (Schlepp) Walter.

She grew up and attended school in Kansas. She later moved to Oregon and married Gene C. Rex on Nov. 4, 1943, in Pleasant Home.

Irene worked at a bowling alley and later as a clerk at a thrift store in Southeast Portland.

She enjoyed dancing, bowling, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling around in her VW Beetle.

Her husband, two sisters and brother preceded her in death.

Irene is survived by her children, Jerry Rex, Sue O’Dierno and Steve Rex; brothers, Willard Walter, Herman (Junior) Walter and Clarence Walter; sisters, Delphine Bennett, Norma Walter and Jean Holboke; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Paid obituaries

Jean Dolores McWilliams

October 27, 1926 - October 10, 2013

Jean Dolores McWilliams

Jean Dolores McWilliams passed away on October 10, 2013 at the age of 86. Jean was born October 27, 1926 to Rinehart and Emma Uhrich in Tacoma Washington. She graduated from Lincoln High School, Tacoma. On December 7, 1946 she married the love of her life, Robert McWilliams at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Tacoma.

Bob and Jean moved to Gresham in 1949. Jean worked for the Gresham Outlook, where she handled ads and was “Super Proof Reader”. She made sure that no one’s name was misspelled. Bob and Jean spent many wonderful years in Gresham, raising their four children and developing lifelong friendships. Neighborhood kids were drawn to the McWilliams house and Jean welcomed them, talked to them, listened to them and sometimes had to scold them when they got a little rowdy; the neighbor kids called her the June Cleaver of Sleret St. Bob and Jean moved to Lincoln City in 1976 and then to Redmond in 1980. In 1999, they moved to Forest Grove, Oregon to be closer to their children as Bob became ill.

Bob and Jean loved to travel and took many trips to Reno, Palm Springs and Orcas Island, to name a few of their favorite places.

Jean was an amazing cook and baker. Her potato salad, kraut khiglians, pressure cooker hamburger soup and the best fudge were always in demand. She was a talented seamstress and made many doll clothes for Madam Alexander and Barbie. Each of her grandchildren still cherish the special Christmas stockings she made for them. Jean was a very compassionate person who watched out for friends and neighbors. Jean was never too busy for family and friends.

She treasured her time with her family and made every visit special. She looked forward to her monthly “Mom” days with her daughters, where they went to estate sales, shopping and and lunches and many long, late night talks with her son.

Jean was a member of the Gresham Methodist Church and the Community Presbyterian Church in Redmond.

Jean is survived by her children, Wendy Lingren, Wood Village OR, Coleen Piercall (Doyle), Milwaukie OR, Julie Kurzben (George), Manning OR and Bob McWilliams Jr (Pattie), Sherwood OR, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

At Jean’s request, there will not be a service. At her request, the family will be planning a trip to the the coast to spread Bob and Jean’s ashes.

Donations in Jean’s name can be made to the Washington County Humane Society, 1901 SE 24th Avenue, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123 or Hospice & Palliative Care of Washington County, 900 SE Oak Street, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123.

The family would like to especially thank Washington County HOSPICE. They were so caring to mom and she looked forward to their visits. They are special angels.

Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove is in charge of the arrangements.