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Obituaries

William G. Dady

September 10, 1921 – February 24, 2013

William G. DadyWilliam G. Dady of Sun City West, Arizona passed away at 91 years of age on Sunday, February 24th, 2013 with his wife Charlene E. Dady and family by his side. Bill, as he preferred to be called, was preceded in death by his father William Eugene Dady and mother Hope Dobyne, his sister Grace Fitch and his oldest son William. Bill was born on September 10th, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois where he grew up and studied Geology as a bachelor’s degree graduate of the University of Illinois. He was a member of the esteemed Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Unable to join many of his beloved fraternity brothers in the allied fighting in WWII due to a childhood illness that rendered his right arm movement very limited, Bill went to work for Pan American airlines. His first employment was as a flight attendant on the famous Pan Am Clipper flying boats. Bills admiration of the mountains and his mapping of the geologic formations that created them led to extensive explorations into the Teton Mountain area of Wyoming. Bill met and married his lovely wife Charlene Erkins (Dady) in 1948 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming at Our Lady of The Tetons Catholic church. The two of them savored each and every day of their 64 magnificent years together.

Bill was thrilled and challenged by many employment endeavors over his lifetime. He was established across the states of Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, Colorado, Arizona and Oregon as a very well known, highly respected and much sought after consulting geologist, oil-gas-mining exploration specialist and petroleum engineer. Bill and Charlene lived in Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana and Colorado before settling the Dady family sequentially in Lake Oswego, West Linn and Wilsonville, Oregon in the 1960’s. Bill graciously volunteered his time weekly for the Wilsonville planning commission and was an important asset to the incorporation and management of Wilsonville in 1969. The development of the Charbonneau District in 1972 was also one of Bill’s participating achievements. Charbonneau is an award winning private planned community within the city limits of Wilsonville and has been emulated as a model for many northwest communities henceforth. Bill ‘unofficially’ never announced his retirement, instead continuing to research and compile information for vol- unteer consulting from Bill and Charlene’s retirement home in Sun City West, Arizona from 1998 to 2013.

While employment was a fiscal necessity, community services his passion, and Bill’s devotion to his traditional Roman Catholic faith unshakeable, his principal delight in daily life was his family. He is survived by his be- loved wife Charlene and daughters Shawn Koellermeier (husband Robert), Lorin Clasen (husband Rick), Patty Dady, Sharon Harrell, Anne Whalen, and sons Robert Dady (wife Kelly), Michael Dady, and John Dady (wife Kristy). In addition there are currently 22 Dady grand- children and 11 great grandchildren, with one more presently on the way.

Bill will be laid to rest at the base of the majestic Grand Teton mountain range near Wilson, Wyoming at the Elliot Cemetery on Saturday, March 9th at 1:00 PM. Contributions may be given to Hospice of Arizona at 12740 North Plaza Del Rio Boulevard, Peoria, Arizona, 85351.


Jesse Wayne Lott

U.S. Army (Retired)

January 3, 1945 - September 27, 2012

Jesse Wayne LottSurrounded in love by his family and friends, Jesse Wayne Lott, 67, died of cancer in Holcomb, Mississippi, on September 27, 2012. Born in Pascagoula, MS, on January 3, 1945, he was the only child of Jessie P. and Katherine Pate Lott. He attended local schools in Grenada and Carroll counties and Holmes College where he majored in Pre-Law and Political Science. He continued his education throughout his 22-year military career.

Between semesters while in college, Jesse married Joy Stallings of Cascilla, MS, on January 21, 1966. He later joined the Army and served in Viet Nam where his exposure to Agent Orange eventually contributed to his death. Jesse’s duty assignments included Washington, Georgia, California, Germany, and Portland, OR, where he retired and has resided for the past 28 years.

Jesse was a member of Oak Hills Presbyterian Church in Milwaukie. He was passionate about many things, particularly his patriotism, politics and helping anyone in need, especially veterans and the elderly. He was a former candidate for Oregon State Senator and was active in civic and political organizations.

Jesse was predeceased by his father, Jessie P. Lott of Holcomb and two long-time close friends, Bob Crane of Glenns Ferry, Idaho and Col. (Ret) Kenneth Reusser of Portland, OR. Survivors include his mother, Katherine Pate Lott of Grenada, MS, wife, Joy Stallings Lott of Milwaukie, OR, daughter Jessica (Chris) Corbett and their son Jace, all of Grenada, MS. Jesse also leaves a daughter Atlantis Baron and her son, Carter, of Rohnert Park, CA.

A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Jesse Wayne Lott will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Oak Hills Presbyterian Church, 5101 S. E. Thiessen Road, Milwaukie, OR.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to, Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or the Oak Hills Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 5101 S. E. Thiessen Road, Milwaukie, OR 97267.


Ricky Alan Robbins

February 16, 1962 – February 15, 2013

Ricky Alan RobbinsRicky Alan Robbins passed away peacefully Friday, February 15, 2013 after a lengthy battle with Leukemia. He was 51 years old. Rick touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity, and maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end. Rick loved life and lived it to the fullest! He was the true definition of a family man that has left a legacy that will forever live. He was an employee at Penske Wynn Ferrari at The Wynn Hotel Casino. He loved his job and everyone of his clients.

Rick was born on February 16, 1962, in Portland, OR. He graduated Parkrose high school in 1980. He began his professional career in automotive sales in the early 80’s which brought The Robbins family to Atascadero, Ca. in 1986. Here over the next 24 years Rick & his wife Trinda raised their four children, Kelly, Christopher, Kerry, and Casey. He completed a life long goal of opening car dealerships along the central coast. After the passing of his youngest son he took a position with Penske Wynn Ferrari in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Rick was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia and fought a courageous battle with his family by his side every step of the way. He will be fondly and deeply thought of by his wife, family and friends and to all who knew him. He will always remain forever in our hearts and his smile engrained in our memory.

The family will hold a private memorial in Las Vegas. Donations can be made to the RickyRobbins.me website to help with outstanding medical bills, and to support ‘The Rev Up Recovery’ foundation established in his Honor.

God saw you getting tired

And a cure was not to be

So he put his arms around you

And whispered ‘come to me’