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Aileen E. Rippon

May 25, 1927-March 28, 2013

Aileen Elizabeth was born at home in Thorp, Washington, on May 25, 1927, to Douglas and Nellie (Roan) Wilson. 

She died peacefully at home in St. Helens with family by her side on Thursday, March 28, 2013. She was 85.

She is survived by her brother, Ray (Lorna) Wilson of Mulino, Oregon; daughter, Kristine (Doyle) Wilson-Slack of San Francisco, California; step daughters, Lynn (Michael) Allen and Karen Rippon; two grandchildren, Chelsey De Lima and Rachel Tsunis; cousin, Patrea Kroll; five nieces; and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Virgil King and Richard Rippon; and sister, Virginia Pope.

A celebration of Aileen’s life and ministry will be held on Sunday April 14, at 2 p.m., at the Christian Church of St. Helens, 185 S. 12th St. 

Memorials may be made in her name to the Christian Church of St. Helens.

A private interment will take place in Thorp, Washington.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.columbiafh.com.

Columbia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 503-397-1154.

Amelia “Millie” Schlosser

Oct. 15, 1926-April 5, 2013

Amelia 'Millie' SchlosserAmelia “Millie” Schlosser was born to John and Elizabeth Barth on October 15, 1926, in Regent, North Dakota.

She grew up in rural America during The Great Depression, attending St. Mary’s Grade School and high school in New England, N.D.

While attending a wedding, Millie met a striking young man who had just returned from serving in the Army, Anton “Tony” Schlosser. The wedding was that of his former fiancée and he danced with Millie to make her jealous. They soon fell in love and married on September 30, 1947, in Mott, N.D.

They went on to become successful business owners of several restaurants and eventually a bar. In 1968 they sold their business and moved to Oregon, where they settled in Scappoose. Tony bought a working share in Linnton Plywood Association, and Millie served as cook and manager of The Wayside Inn in Scappoose until her retirement in 1989.

Millie lost the love of her life when Tony died suddenly on Christmas Eve, 1983. Shortly after this she fought and won a battle with breast cancer.

Millie was an outstanding cook, passing on countless recipes to her family. She enjoyed crocheting and embroidery, and her Portland Trailblazers.

In her later years she touched the lives of many pre-school aged children as she volunteered at her daughter’s day care center where the kids affectionately called her “grandma.”

She enjoyed her trips to Reno and the local casinos with her family.

In September of 2012 she was hospitalized and given the grim news that her life would soon be over. As with all of the adversities in her life, she dealt with the news gracefully. She was happy to be able to celebrate one more Christmas, one more Easter, and a couple more trips to the casino with her family.

On Friday, April 5, 2013, she took her final breath and passed away peacefully in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Toni and Marcus Iverson, where she resided for the past five-and-half years; with her family by her side. She is now walking with the Lord and her beloved Tony.

She will be forever missed by her children, Orville and Mary Jo Schlosser, Dwight and Linda Schlosser, Toni and Marcus Iverson, Sheila and Ron Austin, and Geri and Steve Owsley; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, all living in the Scappoose/St. Helens area; brother, Joseph and his wife Jean, living in N.D.; and sister-in-law, Joann Barth, of California. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two infant sisters; brothers, Steve, Leo, Bill, and Clemens; and son-in-law, Jim Livingston.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church on Monday April 15, at 10:30 a.m.

Committal service and vault interment is at Columbia Memorial Gardens in Scappoose.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.columbiafh.com.

Columbia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 503-397-1154.