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Donald Lloyd Raymond

Aug. 22, 1923-July 17, 2012

Sandy resident Donald Lloyd Raymond died Tuesday, July 17. He was 88.

A celebration of his life with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Sandy Funeral Home, 39551 Pleasant St. Private inurnment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Donald was born Aug. 22, 1923, in Portland to Frank and Hallie (Graham) Raymond. He attended 11 years of school before entering the Navy in 1941. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor. He was honorably discharged in 1945.

On Dec. 29, 1953, he married Wilma Irene West in Portland. She had three children from a previous marriage. They had a daughter together.

Donald became a police officer for Multnomah County. In the early 1950s, he went to work for Knappton Towboat Co. and retired as a captain in the 1980s.

Donald enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and being in the outdoors. He owned Appaloosa horses and showed them for many years. He was state chairman of the Oregon chapter of the Pearl Harbor Association for more than 10 years until it was disbanded earlier this year.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Donald West of Sandy, Daniel West of Spokane Valley, Wash., and Dennis West of Yachats; daughter, Deborah Lehr of Sandy; foster brother, Fred Conn; brother, Darrell Raymond of Portland; 12 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Julian “Sandy” George Shokey

Feb. 11, 1938-July 18, 2012

Julian “Sandy” George Shokey, a resident of Boring, died Wednesday, July 18, at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. He was 74.

A funeral Mass was held Tuesday, July 24, at St. Michael Catholic Church. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham.

Sandy was born Feb. 11, 1938, in Bay Shore, N.Y., to Julius and Wilhelmina (Brandes) Shokey. He grew up on Long Island, graduating from high school in 1955. After graduation he attended New York State Maritime College and graduated in 1959 with a degree in marine engineering.

After college and during his time in the Naval Reserve, Sandy was stationed in Hawaii, where he met Betty Leber, an Oregon farm girl. They were married Sept. 30, 1961, in Gresham. The couple moved back to New York and started their family. Sandy completed his master’s degree in engineering management at Long Island University in 1969.

In 1971, the family moved to Oregon and settled in Boring. Sandy began his career at Freightliner, working there until his retirement in 1993. In retirement he ran a small Christmas tree farm at his home.

Sandy enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. He was an excellent woodworker, designing and building fine furniture for his family. He also loved playing cards with family and friends. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church since 1971 and an active volunteer, contributing his handyman skills and lawn care expertise.

His wife preceded him in death in 2009.

Survivors include his daughters, Janna Kampen of Anchorage, Alaska, and Denise Cummins of Lebanon; sister, Gloria Burns of Rockwood, Maine; brother, Arthur Shokey of Boring; and three grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church, 18090 S.E. Langensand Road, Sandy, 97055.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Eva Eve” Mae Hubacek

Jan. 15, 1938-July 12, 2012

Sandy resident Eva “Eve” Mae Hubacek, 74, died Thursday, July 12.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Lynchwood Church of God, 3818 S.E. 174th Ave., Portland.

Eve was born Jan. 15, 1938, in Mercedes, Texas, to Edd and Ruby Moore. She was raised in Portland and graduated from Gresham High School in 1956. She attended Warner Pacific College.

On June 27, 1957, Eve married Richard Louis Hubacek at Lents Gilbert Church in Portland.

Eve joined her husband in the ministry in the Church of God for 51 years. She also worked in banking and retail.

Eve volunteered at Butler Creek Elementary School in Gresham every week. She enjoyed reading, gardening and traveling. She moved to Sandy in 2006.

She was preceded in death by her son, Craig Hubacek; three sisters; and one brother.

Survivors include her husband; daughters, Cara Corrigan of Las Vegas and Shayna Stewart of Fairview; son, Lane Hubacek of Vernon, British Columbia, Canada; four brothers; two sisters; and six grandchildren.

Cornerstone Funeral Services & Cremation is handling arrangements.

Blanche Viola “Bunny Erickson

Jan. 21, 1921-July 11, 2012

Sandy resident Blanche Viola “Bunny” Erickson died Wednesday, July 11, at her home. She was 91.

Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Sandy Funeral Home, 39551 Pleasant St. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Sandy Funeral Home. A reception will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Sandy Senior/Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd. Burial will be at Sandy Ridge Cemetery.

Bunny was born Jan. 21, 1921, in Primghar, Iowa, to James and Iota (McMahan) Detherage. She was raised and educated in Oskaloosa, Iowa, graduating from high school there in 1939.

In 1941, Bunny married Walter C. Portugal in Kirksville, Mo. Walter was killed in action in 1945 at the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. During the war, Bunny worked as a ballistics technician and chief industrial X-ray technician.

Bunny married Maurice W. “Erick” Erickson, who was employed by Guy F. Atkinson Co., working on many hydroelectric power plant and dam projects around the west. Bunny and her family resided in California, Oregon, Colorado and British Columbia, Canada. While in Canada, Bunny taught adult education classes and received a degree in enology, the study of wine and winemaking. The family also resided for three years in Israel, where Erick was involved in the construction of the Roman Air Base in the Negev, before settling in Oregon.

Bunny was a talented vocalist with some professional training. She was an artist, creating dozens of oil paintings and numerous other crafts. She was a master gardener, a cook and seamstress. In later years, Bunny enjoyed being involved in the many activities at the Sandy Senior Center, where she chaired the Golden Age Club in 1995 and helped raise funds for the elevator.

She was preceded in death by her husband; son, David, in 1990; and by her daughter, Susan Bowman, in 2010.

Survivors include her son, Mark; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and at least two great-great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.