Obituaries: Feb. 8, 2012
Harley Eugene Cissna
Oct. 17, 1956-Jan. 30, 2012
Harley Eugene Cissna, a former resident of Boring, died Monday, Jan. 30, at his home in Elgin with his family by his side. He was 55.
A celebration of life was held Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Rockwall Grange in Elgin.
Eugene was born Oct. 17, 1956, in Portland to Harley and Betty (Morsman) Cissna. His family lived in Boring, where he attended Sandy Grade School and graduated from Sandy High School.
Eugene was married to Deborah L. Allgeier. In 1995, he married Rhonda G. Searles. Eugene worked for the Sandy Union School District as a maintenance supervisor for 20 years. He also worked as a long-haul truck driver as well as driving a log truck and chip truck.
Eugene enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, target practice, horseback riding and watching NASCAR. He was a big John Wayne fan. Eugene was a bareback and bronco rider in his high school rodeo.
Eugene served as a volunteer firefighter, emergency medical technician and reserve police officer in the Sandy and Hoodland areas for more than 12 years. He received the Oregon National Guard Certificate for devotion and outstanding support to the military department, and the dedication and service award as a driver and engineer for the Hoodland Fire Department.
Survivors include his wife; children, Jason Cissna of Gresham, Christopher Cissna of Estacada and Tricia Priest of Rodanthe, N.C.; his parents, of Boring; siblings, Jeff Cissna of Boring, Elizabeth Neimeyer of Sandy, Jennifer Mach of Clackamas and Mark Cissna of Tulsa, Okla.; and six grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande, 97850.
Loveland Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.
Thelma E. Wight
March 27, 1920-Feb. 2, 2012
Thelma E. Wight, a resident of Boring, died Thursday, Feb. 2. She was 91.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham. Private interment was at Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland.
Thelma was born March 27, 1920, in Gurley, Neb., to Walter and Belva (Hill) Ehlers. At age 6 she and her family moved to Deshler, Neb., where she attended numerous one-room schools and Hebron High School.
Thelma married Melvin Koester and resided in Deshler until 1941, when they moved to Portland. They had four children and later divorced.
Thelma married Gordon Wight in 1959; they had a son. Thelma moved to Boring in 1968.
She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Genevieve; and brothers Edward, Eugene, Norman and Orrin.
Survivors include her sons, Marlin Koester of Pismo Beach, Calif., and Gregory Wight of Boring; daughters, Melva Murphy of Happy Valley and Jeanine Rush of Las Vegas; brothers, Vernie Ehlers of Hebron, Neb., Cecil Ehlers of Las Vegas and Wesley Ehlers of Casa Grande, Ariz.; sisters, Louise Thurber of Edgar, Neb., Vivian Schleif of Grand Island, Neb., and Opal Johnson of Fort Myers, Fla.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Visit Thelma's page at batemancarrollfunerals.com to sign the guest book and to the share thoughts and fond memories with the family.
Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Aug. 15, 1933-Feb. 4, 2012
Sandy resident Mary Page died Saturday, Feb. 4, at her home. She was 78.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Sandy Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 38452 Proctor Blvd. Private inurnment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Mary was born Aug. 15, 1933, in Cushing, Okla., to Phil and Hazel (Bowman) Estes. The family moved to Brightwood, and Mary graduated from Sandy High School.
On Jan. 31, 1951, she married Joseph 'Glenn' Page. They had three sons and Mary was a homemaker. She was an avid hunter.
Her husband preceded her in death.
Survivors include her sons, Steven Page of Kelso, Wash., Alan Page of Burns and Eric Page of Sandy; 26 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Maria Cruz Camas Solorio
May 3, 1943-Feb. 5, 2012
Sandy resident Maria Cruz Camas Solorio died Sunday, Feb. 5, at her home. She was 68.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Sandy Funeral Home, 39551 Pleasant St. A private cremation will follow.
Maria was born May 3, 1943, in Autlan, Jalisco, Mexico, to Juan and Socorro (Nogales) Arquieta.
In 1962, she married David Solorio in California. They made their home near Los Angeles and began their family. In 1971, the family moved to Oregon and made their home in Sandy. Maria and David owned and operated Automaster in Portland, an automotive detailing business, until 1986. David preceded her in death.
Maria married Donato Camas in 1994. They resided in Sandy, and Maria became a caregiver for the elderly until retiring in 2006.
Maria enjoyed spending time with family and friends and cooking great meals. She liked the outdoors, spending time at the beach, camping and fishing. She loved antiques, shopping and dressing up and going out.
Survivors include her husband; children, Gabino Solorio of Portland, Robert Solorio of Sandy, Nena Sweeney of Clackamas and Denise Lo of Sandy; siblings, Severiano Arquieta, Margie Devy, Joann Housden, Jose Arquieta, Maria Elena Saldana, Rosa Quezada, Mariano Arquieta and Judith Gonzalez; and 10 grandchildren.
Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.