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Dec. 12 obituaries

Leo Hendricks

Oct. 6, 1919-Nov. 30, 2012

Longtime Boring resident Leo Hendricks died Friday, Nov. 30. He was 93.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Hood View Seventh-day Adventist Church in Boring.

Leo was born Oct. 6, 1919, in Ulman, Mo., to Oscar and Tennie (Beard) Hendricks. He grew up and attended school in Ulman until his enlistment in the U.S. Army. After leaving the Army, Leo moved to Colorado, where he met Bessie New. They married in 1947.

In 1955 Leo and his family moved to Boring, where they made their permanent home and raised their children. He worked at the Columbia Steel Foundry in Portland until his retirement.

Leo loved to hunt for deer, camp and golf in his spare time.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jamie Hendricks.

Survivors include his wife; son, Terry Hendricks of Boring; daughter, Gaylen Lister of Vancouver; five grandchildren;13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Velma “Inez” Hoover

March 7, 1929-Dec. 7, 2012

Longtime Sandy resident Inez Hoover died Friday, Dec. 7. She was 83.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Sandy Funeral Chapel. A reception will follow.

Inez was born March 7, 1929, in Knoxville, Tenn., to Myrtle and Cauley Rose. After high school, she ventured to Oregon and worked at a Portland nursing home.

Inez married Lemar Roloff in 1948 and began her family in Portland. The couple later divorced.

In 1972, Inez met Paul Hoover. They moved to Sandy, where Inez worked part time at a nursery and helped care for her granddaughters.

Inez spent many hours fishing on the Sandy and Columbia rivers. She also liked to garden, ride her ATV and visit casinos.

Inez was preceded in death by her husband, Paul. Survivors include her son, Steven Roloff; daughter, Janet Chambers; brother, Lennis Rose; sister, Yvonne Parker; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Lorrene Louella Griffin

Aug. 10, 1923-Dec. 6, 2012

Former East County resident Lorrene Griffin died Thursday, Dec. 6. She was 89.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sandy. A committal service will follow at Firhill Memorial Cemetery.

Lorrene was born Aug. 10, 1923, in Prosser, Neb., to Louis and Arlene Katzberg.

After graduating from Gresham High School, she worked at Jantzen Knitting Mills.

On March 17, 1948, Lorrene married Harvey Griffin. They made their home in the Cottrell area, where they worked on the family farm. Lorrene also worked part time at Gresham Berry Growers.

Lorrene enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and canning.

Her husband and four siblings preceded her in death.

Lorrene is survived by her daughter, Wilma Arnold; sisters, Lorretta Katzberg and Leatha McIntosh; brothers, Lamar Katzberg, Leslie Katzberg and Lloyd Katzberg; one grandson; and three great-granddaughters.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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William “Dick” Baker

April 17, 1945 - Oct. 30, 2012

Dick Baker

Sandy resident Dick Baker died from an infection Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Providence Hospital in Portland. He was 67.

A private remembrance celebration was held Nov. 1 in Sandy.

Dick was born April 17, 1945, in Portland, to James and Emma Baker. He was raised in Beaverton and attended Beaverton High School.

He married Dawn R. Baker.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam. Dick worked in sales, retiring in 2010.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Rollan Baker.

Survivors include wife, Dawn; sisters, Kathy Pearsall of Happy Valley and Bonnie Lamm of Beaverton; daughter, Tara Mitchell of El Centro, Calif.; son, Jesse Baker of Seattle; stepdaughter, Kim Eri of Sandy; stepsons, Todd Kennedy of Sandy and Scott Kennedy of Gresham; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

After Care Cremation and Burial Services handled arrangements.