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Obituaries for Jan. 11, 2011

Elsie Emma Krieger

July 15, 1925-Dec 8, 2011

Former Sandy resident Elsie Emma Krieger, 86, died Thursday, Dec. 8.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 8705 E. Burnside St., Portland. A private burial will be held at Sandy Ridge Cemetery in Boring.

Elsie was born July 15, 1925, in Boring to Arthur and Emma Frenz. She was baptized on Aug. 9, 1925, and confirmed on April 10, 1938, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sandy. She graduated from a one-room schoolhouse in Sandy Ridge in 1938 and from Sandy High School in 1943.

After graduating from high school, Elsie left the farm and worked as a secretary in Portland for John Deere Co. She would go home to the farm on weekends and attend Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she met Carl Krieger. They married on May 22, 1948.

Elsie worked as a secretary at Clackamas County Bank in Sandy. She later worked at First National Bank and for Far West Federal Savings and Loan until she retired in 1983.

Upon retiring, Elsie and Carl built a house on a large lot in Damascus, where they resided until Carl's death in 1988. Elsie moved back to Portland, where she was an active volunteer at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. She also volunteered regularly for Loaves and Fishes and Lutheran Family Services, where she was honored as volunteer of the year.

Elsie enjoyed arranging flowers for the church altar, baking and playing games.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda May of Portland; son, Larry Krieger of Pottstown, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 8705 E. Burnside St., Portland, 97216; Lutheran Community Services, 605 S.E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., Portland, 97214; or Loaves and Fishes, 7710 S.W. 31st Ave., Portland, 97219.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Alfeo L. Bernardi

March 5, 1920-Dec. 25, 2011

Former Sandy resident Alfeo L. Bernardi, 91, died Sunday, Dec. 25, in Vancouver, Wash.

A memorial Mass will be held at a later date.

Alfeo was born March 5, 1920, in Groppoli, Tuscany, Italy, to Ermelindo and Vitalina Bernardi. The family immigrated to the United States in the 1920s through Ellis Island. Alfeo was raised and educated at the Sugarite coalmine camp outside of Raton, N.M. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute and was commissioned as an officer in the Army.

Alfeo was a Green Beret and a member of the 101st Airborne Division. He spent most of World War II in the Pacific Theater and then in Europe for the last year. He also served in the Korean War. He retired with the rank of colonel after 32 years.

On Aug. 18, 1942, he married Norma Byers at Camp Barkeley, Texas, where she was an Army nurse.

Alfeo received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Southern California. He taught high school math at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, Calif. He retired to Oregon in 1990. He resided in Sandy for eight years and Gresham for 13 years. In retirement, Alfeo and Norma traveled all over the world and exercised daily at Cascade Athletic Club.

Alfeo posed for the June 3, 1966, cover of Time magazine, which depicts a college student contemplating his future. He posed for famed Western artist Peter Hurd, who illustrated the cover. An avid marathon runner, Alfeo carried the 1984 Olympic torch for a leg of its journey to Los Angeles.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Madonna Rieke of Hood River and Jane DeLuca of Gresham; son, Robert Bernardi of Camas, Wash.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial donations can be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars through vfw.org.

Brown's Funeral Home of Camas is handling arrangements.

Quintin G. Douglass

Sept. 15, 1921-Dec. 18, 2011

Eagle Creek resident Quintin G. Douglass, 90, died Sunday, Dec. 18.

A graveside service was held Thursday, Dec. 22, at Mountain View Cemetery in Oregon City.

Quintin was born Sept. 15, 1921, in Eagle Creek to Roy and Rosa (Moehnke) Douglass. He was raised there and graduated from Estacada High School. He joined the Army Air Force in 1943 and was honorably discharged in 1945.

Quintin married Lorraine Johnson, his grade school and high school sweetheart.

Quintin owned and operated Douglass Linn Logging for more than 40 years, retiring in 1986. He continued to farm his land until he was 84 years old. He enjoyed wood crafting, hunting in Divide Well and fishing at East Lake.

Survivors include his wife; son, Gregory Douglass of Clarkston, Wash.; daughter, Sherry Peomerenke of Eagle Creek; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Estacada Funeral Chapel is in care of the arrangements.

Margaret Ardelle Dennis

June 11, 1917-Dec. 5, 2011

Former Sandy resident Margaret Ardelle Dennis, 94, died Monday, Dec. 5, in Oregon City.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at the Multnomah Monthly Meeting House, 4312 S.E. Stark St., Portland.

Margaret was born June 11, 1917, in Klamath Falls to John and Fern Yadon. Margaret received her bachelor's degree from Willamette University in 1939. She continued her education at Pendle Hill in 1940 and eventually went on to receive her master's degree from Portland State University in the 1960s.

In 1941, she married Walter J. Dennis. Following his military service in Utah, they relocated to Portland. They moved to Sandy in 1973. Margaret taught at David Douglas High School from 1962 to 1982.

She was preceded in death by her husband; great-granddaughter, Erin Borst; and her brother, Melvin Yadon.

Survivors include her children, John Dennis of Portland, Diane Dennis of Beaver Creek and Emily Beeman Turnbow of Oregon City; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Remembrances can be made to the Multnomah Monthly Meeting of Religious Society of Friends, 4312 S.E. Stark St., Portland, 97215.

Autumn Funerals, Cremation and Burial of Tigard is handling arrangements.

Jeffrey Lars Jansson

Nov. 23, 1949-Dec. 20, 2011

Jeffrey Lars Jansson, a former resident of Boring, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, in Gresham. He was 62.

No service was held.

Jeffrey was born Nov. 23, 1949, in Fitchburg, Mass., to Arvo and Eleanor Jansson. He graduated from Oakmont Regional High School in 1967.

Jeffrey worked as a heavy equipment operator, as a long-haul trucker and in road maintenance. He worked in Oakland, Calif., after the 1989 earthquake and in Hawaii after the 1992 hurricane. He was divorced.

Jeffrey enjoyed making wine and took enology classes at community college. He also enjoyed reading, music, racecars, traveling and adventure. He retired to Oregon in 2006.

Survivors include his daughter, Jennifer Parisi of Oldsmar, Fla.; brother, Jeremy Jansson of Westminster, Ma.; and sister, Wendy Bernasconi of New Hampshire.

Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 0330 S.W. Curry St., Portland, 97239; or to a charity of choice.

Crown Memorial Center of Milwaukie is handling arrangements.

Elizabeth 'Betty' Edwards Baker

May 4, 1930-Dec. 19, 2011

Sandy resident Elizabeth 'Betty' Edwards Baker, 81, died Monday, Dec. 19, at her home.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Sandy Baptist Church, 34435 S.E. Jarl Road, Boring.

Betty was born May 4, 1930, in Merced, Calif., to Richard and Ruby (Edwards) Leuschner. She was raised in Merced and Berkeley, Calif.

In February 1952, she married Jim Baker, and they moved to Tahoe City, Calif. After their divorce, Betty went to work and raised their five children on her own. Betty worked for many years as a nurse's aide in Tahoe Forest Hospital and later did private duty nursing in Hanford, Calif. She always took a special interest in medicine and health, and was a strong advocate of proper nutrition.

Betty loved to tell jokes and funny stories, and her big voice always ensured she was the center of attention. She never met a stranger, and made many lifelong friends wherever she lived. In her younger days, Betty loved to snow ski, ride horses, camp and spend time with her kids. In her later years, she enjoyed reading, watching television and taking care of her little dog, Funny Face.

In 1996 Betty moved to Oregon to be near her youngest daughter and became a resident of Avamere in Sandy in 2009. She attended Sandy Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Pamela Wiggins, and her grandson, Matthew Wiggins.

Survivors include her daughters, Yvonne Baker of California and Christine Walters of Sandy; sons, Rich Baker of Nevada and Dan Baker of California; brother, Richard Leuschner Jr. of California; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Myrna Lenore Dempsey

Feb. 11, 1930-Jan. 7, 2012

Myrna Lenore Dempsey, a resident of Boring, died Saturday, Jan. 7, at her home, surrounded by family. She was 81.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Hoodview Seventh-day Adventist Church, 26775 S.E. Kelso Road, Boring. A viewing will be held Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21, at Sandy Funeral Home, 39551 Pleasant St.; call the funeral home for viewing times. A private entombment will be at Riverview Abbey in Portland.

Myrna was born Feb. 11, 1930, in Anderson, Ind., to Joseph and Bernice (Marsh) Welch. She attended high school at Auburn Adventist Academy in Washington and received her bachelor's degree from the School of Nursing at Walla Walla College in Washington. She started her nursing career at the Portland Adventist Hospital working in the obstetrics department.

On Jan. 25, 1953, she married Charles Dennis Dempsey in Portland, where they started their family before moving to Boring. Myrna and Charles owned and operated Rest Harbor Extended Care Center in Gresham for more than 40 years, where she was director of nurses and the assistant administrator.

Myrna was very active at Hoodview Seventh-day Adventist Church and volunteered regularly at the Portland Adventist Community Services Center in Portland. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with friends, painting, knitting, aerobics, walking and playing tennis.

Survivors include her husband, six children, her sister and brother, and six grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the local hospice service of your choice.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Eva Myers

Oct. 30, 1915-Jan. 6, 2012

Former Sandy resident Eva Myers died Friday, Jan. 6, at Tierra Rose Senior Living in Salem. She was 96.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Springwater Cemetery in Estacada. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday at Sandy Funeral Home, 39551 Pleasant St.

Eva was born Oct. 30, 1915, to George and Grace (Sprague) Closner on the family homestead near Oregon City.

At age 18, Eva married to William 'Bill' Myers on Nov. 11, 1933, in Vancouver, Wash. They moved to the Redland area, where they resided prior to moving to Portland. In 1947, the family moved to Sandy.

Besides being a homemaker, Eva picked berries and beans for extra income. After Eva and her husband finished raising their children, Eva went to work at Portland Adventist Medical Center as a housekeeper, later being promoted to housekeeping supervisor. After 20 years of service, she retired in the late 1970s. She and Bill remained in Sandy until 1995, when they moved to Salem to live near their sons and family. After Bill's death, Eva moved into Madrona Hills Retirement in Salem.

Eva was a member of the Sandy Seventh-day Adventist Church for many years and later a member of the East Salem Adventist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and loved gardening in her flowerbeds up until a year ago when her health began to decline. She also enjoyed feeding and watching birds, especially the hummingbirds.

Eva was preceded in death by her husband and her brother, Vernon Closner.

Survivors include her sons, Don Myers of Salem and Dennis Myers of Salem; sister, Virginia Johnson of Oregon City; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Frederick Henry Poppe

March 27, 1945-Jan. 3, 2012

Sandy resident Frederick Henry Poppe, 66, died Tuesday, Jan. 3.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Sandy Senior Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy.

Frederick was born March 27, 1945, in Fairmont, Minn., to Henry and Beatrice Poppe. He was raised in Ceylon, Minn. He served in the Army.

On Nov. 17, 1974, he married Pamela Faye Blackwell.

Frederick enjoyed cars and carpentry. He attended Orient Drive Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife; son, Duane Poppe of Portland; daughter, Cynthia McComb of Fairview; brothers, Eugene Poppe of Minneapolis, Rudy Poppe of Minneapolis, Gilbert Poppe of Rapid City, S.D., and Warren Poppe of Spokane, Wash.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial donations can be made to Oregon Health and Science University, Mail Stop 45, and #8232;P.O. Box 4000, and #8232;Portland, 97208-9852.

Peggy Jo Ryan

Jan. 7, 1953-Dec. 29, 2011

Sandy resident Peggy Jo Ryan died at her home Thursday, Dec. 29. She was 58.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Sandy Senior Center. Private inurnment will take place at a later date.

Peggy was born Jan. 7, 1953, in Walsenburg, Colo., to Joseph and Carol (Hughes) Ryan. After graduating from high school, she moved to Denver and attended Aurora Community College.

Peggy married Anthony Mangone in June 1978. They settled on a small ranch where Peggy was able to continue her lifelong interest and genuine love of horses. She was employed in Denver, primarily in food catering, but also started a full-time horse-boarding business on the ranch. Peggy owned and raised a number of horses and participated in many competitions in the Colorado Classic with her favorite horse, Chief, who was her faithful companion for 23 years. They won a number of awards, especially in the English style of riding.

Following Anthony's death, Peggy and Chief moved to Tucson, Ariz., for several years, assisting an elderly relative there. She was an active participant in the equine community, riding and teaching. In 1995, Peggy and Chief moved to Sandy. She rescued two abused horses and wrote an article for NW Rider magazine.

Peggy worked on the Sternwheeler Rose on the Willamette River. She also worked at the Sandy Fred Meyer deli for several years.

Survivors include her mother of Sandy and her border collie of 12 years, Tina.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Oregon Humane Society.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.