Sept. 18 obituaries

Harold Berends

April 29, 1929-Sept. 7, 2013

Damascus resident Harold Berends died Saturday, Sept. 7. He was 84.

Harold was born April 29, 1929, in Clements, Kan., to Everett and Grace Berends. He graduated from Parsons High School and attended Pittsburgh Teachers College and Kansas State University.

Harold was drafted and served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953. Once discharged, he married Patricia Glenn.

Harold worked for the Bureau of Land Management for more than 30 years. His work as a land appraiser took the family to Denver; Santa Fe, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; and Portland.

He loved gardening, traveling, attending grandchildren’s sporting events and family time.

Harold was preceded in death by his son, Mark Berends. He is survived by his wife of 60 years; daughters, Debra Miller, Cathy Stover and Brenda Cole; their spouses; 14 grandchildren; one brother; and four sisters.

Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery is handling burial arrangements. For more information, visit

Katherine Hudon

Dec. 12, 1921-Sept. 13, 2013

Former Brightwood resident Katherine Hudon died Friday, Sept. 13. She was 91.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Sandy Funeral Home. A private inurnment will be at Scandinavian Cemetery in Sandy.

Katherine was born Dec. 12, 1921, in Portland and graduated from Franklin High School.

On Dec. 27, 1940, she married Richard Nelson. The couple had a son together. They were later divorced.

In 1948, Katherine married Joseph Hudon. One year later, the family moved to Brightwood, where they made their home and Katherine began her lifelong career at the Brightwood Post Office. In 1982, Katherine retired and remained on the mountain until 1987, when she moved to Portland.

She was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her son, Jim Nelson; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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Evelyn McKee Brown

December 2, 1928 – September 10, 2013

Evelyn McKee Brown

Rhododendron resident Evelyn McKee Brown died at her home on September 10, 2013. She was a loving, intelligent, and caring wife, mother, friend and community member. She was 84 years old.

Evelyn was born to Erwin Edward and Helen McKee in Chiloquin, Oregon on December 2, 1928. She graduated from Reedsport High School as the class valedictorian and attended the University of Oregon. Evelyn first met her husband Murray Brown in 1947 while working at Crater Lake Lodge during a summer break from college. After graduating, they met again, and later married in 1953. They loved each other dearly, had children, lived in many cities throughout the United States and also lived in Japan, the Panama Canal Zone, and Germany.

Her first job after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree was as a teacher. When her husband was sent to Korea she started a career in engineering for Convair, then programming and data processing for Boeing, and then with her family, she traveled, raised her children and volunteered at elementary schools and church. As her children grew older she reentered the workforce in the engineering department for the Transportation Department at the City of Portland.

She lived in the Eastmoreland neighborhood in Portland, Oregon for 25 years before moving full time to Mt. Hood over 23 years ago. Evelyn was passionate and committed to contributing to her community, continuous learning, genealogy, traveling, gardening, spending time with her family, visiting the Oregon coast and sharing all that she knew about her family history and her beloved state of Oregon.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Murray Brown and her daughters, Pamela Brown and Sandra Hood. She is survived by her daughters Cheri Brown and Linda Peterson, her grandchildren, Bill Hood, Andy Hood, Jesica Childs, Phineas Crisp, Walker Peterson, and Robert Peterson and five great-grandchildren.

Evelyn joined her husband Murray Brown at Willamette National Cemetery on Monday, September 16th. A memorial service will be held at Hoodland Lutheran Church on Wednesday, September 18th at 2:00pm.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to the Hoodland Senior Center (65000 E. Highway 26, PO Box 508, Welches, OR 97067) and/or Neighborhood Missions (C/O Hoodland Lutheran Church, PO Box 594, Brightwood, OR 97011).

Lawrence E. McAllister February 16, 1939-August 22, 2013

Lawrence E. McAllister

Larry McAllister, age 73, of Ferndale, WA. passed away on August 22, 2013. Larry was born in Rockport, Washington, February 16, 1939. He attended schools in Bellingham, WA. Larry joined the Marine Corps. and served during the Cuban Missile Crisis. After his discharge, he moved to Portland, Oregon and started machinist apprenticeship at Electronic Specialties. Larry moved to Sandy, Oregon in the 1970’s and started McAllister Machining which he operated until his retirement. Larry is preceded in death by his father, Ernest Boring, mother, Jean McAllister, and daughter, April McAllister. He is survived by daughter, Alice, and son, Christopher, and brothers, Dennis and Bill, also numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. At Larry’s request, there will be no funeral services.

Monica Vaughan

Longtime Estacada resident, Monica Vaughan died at her home on Monday, September 9, 2013. She was 71.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Estacada Funeral Chapel on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. The placement of her remains will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery.

She was born, Monica Lee Taylor on May 8, 1942 in Oxnard, California to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Taylor. She was raised and received her schooling there. Shortly after graduating from high school, she was married to Guy Vaughan in Oxnard and began their family there. Monica worked part time as a telephone operator until moving to Oregon. They made their permanent home in Estacada in 1966 and raised their 2 sons. Besides caring for her children and husband, she worked part time at IGA and Deli De-Lite.

Monica loved spending time with her grandchildren, sewing and cooking.

Surviving are her sons, Ty and Jay; her sister, Dorothy; her grandchildren, Erikka, Hailley, Kassidy, Kaylee and Ryan. She is preceded in death by her husband in April of 2011.