Dylan K. Burbidge

Jan. 2, 1973-Feb. 2, 2013

Former Sandy resident Dylan K. Burbidge died Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Residence Inn in Hillsboro. He was 40.

Arrangements are being handled by Tualatin Valley Funeral Alternatives in Hillsboro. A full obituary will run in a future edition of The Post.

Marlene B. Allen

March 4, 1942-Jan. 29, 2013

Boring resident Marlene Allen died Tuesday, Jan. 29. She was 70.

At her request, no services will be held.

Marlene was born March 4, 1942, in Minneapolis to Marvin and Mildred Madtson.

A caretaker and animal lover, she lived in Boring for several years.

Marlene was preceded in death by her daughter Teresa Gruetter in 1991.

Survivors include her sons, Craig Gruetter and John Gruetter; daughter, Tracey Belskis of Estacada; sisters, Bernice McCoy, Marlys Thiede, Shirley Rea and Judy Madtson; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Estacada Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Anita Mabel


April 11, 1918-Jan. 30, 2013

Sandy resident Anita Mabel Alexander died Wednesday, Jan. 30. She was 94.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Zion United Church of Christ in Gresham.

Anita was born April 11, 1918, in Soda Springs, Idaho, to Almon and Stella Gronewald.

She attended Mosier High School and received a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Washington State University in 1954. Anita married Lucien Barton Alexander on Aug. 28, 1954, in Portland.

She worked as a home economics teacher, wrote and edited for publications including Primrose Society, volunteered for the YWCA and supported students from around the world.

Anita is survived by her son, Stephen Wilcox; daughters, Beverly Stone and Susan Jennie Alexander; honorary daughter, Yamai Secka Jack; brothers, Harry Gronewald and Gail Gronewald; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Riverview Cemetery Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Leo James Burgess

Aug. 15, 1918-Feb. 2, 2013

Longtime Sandy resident Leo James Burgess died Saturday, Feb. 2. He was 94.

A service will be held at Willamette National Cemetery on a later date for Leo, a World War II veteran. Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Robert L. Stewart

Aug. 31, 1921-Jan. 31, 2013

Robert L. Stewart of Sandy died Thursday, Jan. 31. He was 91.

At his request, no services will be held. Robert will be buried at Willamette National Cemetery.

Robert was born Aug. 31, 1921, in San Diego to Robert and Emma Stewart. He served in the Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged.

Robert proudly worked at Boeing in Gresham for 30 years. He took great care of his wife Patricia in her final years. She died exactly five years before him, on Jan. 31, 2008.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Howard Lewis


Feb. 10, 1917-Jan. 21, 2013

Longtime Sandy resident Howard Lewis Tucker died peacefully at his home Monday, Jan. 21. He was 95.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Sandy Funeral Home.

Howard Tucker was born Feb. 10, 1917, in Mattoon, Ill., to Burton and Ella Tucker. He was raised and educated in Decatur, Ill., and attended Emanuel Missionary College.

Howard married Millie Rosine June 19, 1939, in Broadview, Ill. Outside his career as an electrician, Howard sold Christian books door to door.

After retiring, Howard went on a mission trip with the Adventist Church to the South Pacific and did the electrical wiring at a church.

Survivors include his daughter, Marilyn Hamstra of Gresham; son, Terry Tucker of Vancouver; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Sandy Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

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