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Obituaries: May 2, 2012

Patricia Lois Scott Walker

Nov. 24, 1930-April 23, 2012

Former Sandy resident Patricia Lois Scott Walker died Monday, April 23, in Oregon City from cancer. She was 81.

A memorial service was held April 28 in Molalla.

Patricia was born Nov. 24, 1930, in Sandy to John and Hazel (Beers) Murray. She grew up in the Mount Hood area including time in Coulee City, Wash., and Rhododendron. She graduated from Sandy High School and later attended Oregon State University for a year. In 1952, she moved to Portland, where she remained until moving to Molalla in 1985.

Patricia married James William Scott on April 15, 1950, and they had two children. Bill died Feb. 24, 1975.

Patricia married Darrell E. Walker in June 1998 and added his two children to the family. Darrell died April 15, 2007.

Patricia worked as a waitress and as a secretary. She loved animals, playing cards, jazz music, theater and spending time with her family. She cherished her family.

Her brother, Hollis Murray, preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughter, Christy Lovgren of Hermiston; son, Kelly Scott of Brightwood; brother, Michael Murray of Crooked River Ranch; stepson, John Walker of Dallesport, Wash.; stepdaughter, Gayla Almond of Spring, Texas; and two grandchildren.

Donations are suggested to the Oregon Humane Society.

To sign her online guest book, visit Patricia's page at anewtradition.com.

Crown Memorial Center of Milwaukie is handling arrangements.

Donald Joseph Lindstedt

Dec. 31, 1929-April 23, 2012

Sandy resident Donald Joseph Lindstedt died Monday, April 23, at his home. He was 82.

A remembrance gathering will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Hillsview Community Church, 23225 S.E. Borges Road, Damascus.

Don was born Dec. 31, 1929, in Portland to Joseph and Lillie (Gran) Lindstedt. The family moved to the Damascus area, where they made their home on a 40-acre farm. Don attended Damascus Grade School and Gresham High School.

At Gresham High School, Don met Ann Otto. They were married June 9, 1950, in Gresham. Don and Ann purchased a 40-acre farm next to his parents in Damascus.

Don worked at Meier Dairy in Boring and helped his father farm. He began logging and in the mid-1950s he went to work at Reynolds Metals. In 1962, the family moved to Yamhill where Don was employed on a dairy farm. The family later moved to the Gresham area and Don started his business, Don Lindstedt Excavating and Trucking, in 1963.

In 1976, Don and his family moved to Sandy and made their home on 3 acres. Don retired in 2001.

Don took much pride in his business and thoroughly enjoyed what he did. He enjoyed vacationing with his family. After he retired, he would find projects to keep him busy.

His son, Bruce, preceded him in death in 1980.

Survivors include his wife; daughter, Becky McAnally-Polito of Sandy; son, Mike Lindstedt of Sandy; brother, Steve Lindstedt of Damascus; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Russell Hawkins

Jan. 20, 1940-April 25, 2012

Sandy resident Russell Hawkins, 72, died Wednesday, April 25, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Sandy Funeral Home, 39551 Pleasant St. A celebration of his life with full military honors will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Living Way Fellowship, 39300 Dubarko Road. Private burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Russell was born Jan. 20, 1940, in Chadwick, Mo., to Lloyd and Thelma (Adams) Hawkins. The family later moved to Bloomington, Ind. Russ joined the Navy and served 22 years. He served on the USS Eversole, USS Los Angeles, USS Taylor, USS Hassayampa, USS Knox and the USS Barbey. He served with the Pacific Fleet on the Hassayampa during the Vietnam War. He attained the rank of master chief.

On Sept. 15, 1962, Russell married Helene Louise Herman in Las Vegas.

Russell was stationed in Hawaii for eight years. He took up scuba diving, spear fishing and shell collecting. The family built a boat in the backyard, which did not leak and proved seaworthy.

After Russell retired, he and his family moved to Sandy. He enjoyed camping, fishing, NASCAR races and driving his geezer buggy and quad on the dunes. In later years he attended Living Way Fellowship. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4273 in Sandy.

His sisters, Sharon England and Carol Fuller, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife; children, Jennell Mitchell and Steven Hawkins of Sandy and Janice Senger of Clackamas; brother, Cleo Hawkins of Bloomington; sister, Irene Adams of Bloomington; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Living Way Fellowship, 39300 Dubarko Road, Sandy, 97055.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.