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March 13 obituaries

Barbara Riehl

May 15, 1940-Feb. 21, 2013

Longtime East County resident Barbara Riehl died Thursday, Feb. 21, with family by her side. She was 72.

No services were held.

Barbara was born May 15, 1940, in Tacoma, Wash., to Orval and Jessie Fisher. At age 5, Barbara moved with her family to Northeast Portland, where she spent most of her life.

While in high school, Barbara met James Riehl. After graduation the two married Nov. 29, 1958, in Gresham.

Barbara loved traveling to the Oregon coast for rest and relaxation, visiting the casino for fun and spending time with loved ones.

Barbara was preceded in death by her daughter, Marie Riehl. She is survived by her husband; son, Matthew Riehl; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Janette D. Robinson

April 9, 1962-March 12, 2013

Sandy resident Janette Robinson died Tuesday, March 12, after a battle with leukemia. She was 50.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Sandy Funeral Home. A viewing will be held prior to the service at 11 a.m.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements. A complete obituary will run in a future edition of The Sandy Post.

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Jerry Ray Hamlin

July 7, 1954 – February 22, 2013

A longtime Sandy area resident Jerry Ray Hamlin died Friday, February 22, 2013 at the Mt. Hood Legacy Hospital at the age of 58.

Jerry was born in South Bend, Indiana to Raymond G. Hamlin Jr. and Ruth E. (Heiby) Hamlin. He moved to Livermore, CA in 1965 and graduated from Livermore High School in 1972.

He was married to JoAnn Metz from 1976 - 1982. They had two children, Marissa Ann and Nathaniel Blu.

Jerry moved to Oregon in 1983 and spent most of his years in the Sandy area. He worked most of his life as an automobile mechanic, detailing cars, or in the parts department of Nissan and other car dealerships. In Jerry’s later years, he loved helping people in need. He volunteered at the Sandy Community Action Center, and at St. Michaels Catholic Church where he helped serve meals during the holiday season.

Jerry is survived by his two children, brothers Jim (and wife Barbara), Winchester, Oregon and Jack who resides in Minnesota. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Ruth Hamlin of Sandy, OR.

Jerry will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, his kindness and his free spirit.

The Cornerstone Funeral Services is handling arrangements.

Richard “Dick” Miller

Richard Miller

Longtime Sandy resident, Richard Miller passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by family, friends and loved ones on Sunday, March 10, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was almost 81 years old.

A Graveside Service will be held at Willamette National Cemetery with Military Honors on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. A Celebration of Life will follow at 2:30 in the chapel of Sandy Funeral Home.

Richard Paul was born on March 25, 1932 in Medina, Ohio to Paul Charles and Ellen Viola Miller. He is survived by his wife Joan; 3 daughters, Paula and husband Rudy, Peggy and husband Jeff, Peri and husband Mike; 2 brothers, Jack and Sam; his granddaughters, Serena, Stephanie and Brianna; his great grandchildren, Jocelynn, Alexis and Mason.

In 1945, Richard’s immediate family relocated to California and Richard graduated from Sacramento high School in 1951. He served in the Navy aboard a destroyer escort in the Korean War from 1952 until his honorable discharge in 1954. Prior to his discharge, he was united in marriage to Joan Charlene Jackson on January 1, 1954. They made their home in California and began their family there. They re-located in 1969 and moved to Sandy and made their permanent home.

Richard was employed by Pacific Telephone and Telegraph/Pacific Northwest Bell since 1955. He began working as a janitor and elevator operator, and retired in 1987 as a planning engineer.

Richard had many passions including traveling, golfing, skiing and was actively involved in many organizations. He and Joan were very involved in the Sandy Kiwanis Club and hosted the annual summer picnic at their home for over 20 years. Richard was on the Civil Service Commission Board at the Sandy Fire Department and the Sandy Chamber of Commerce. On the 150th Anniversary of the Oregon Trail, Richard and Joan shared their property with hundreds of participants for the weekend events. Most importantly, Richard enjoyed spending time with his family and his friends in the Sandy Community.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Hood Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Audrey L. Normoyle (Skeslien)

Audrey L. Normoyle

Audrey was born February 17, 1930 in Mohall, North Dakota to Alvin and Myrtle Skeslien. In 1934 they moved to Sandy, Oregon where she lived all her life. She attended Bull Run Grade School and graduated from Sandy High School in 1948.

Audrey worked 33 years in dentistry as an assistant, receptionist and in dental insurance.

On November 24, 1948 she married George (Bud) Hornback, after 23 years of marriage they divorced. They had two lovely daughters, Diane and Debbie. In 1978 she married Eugene Normoyle. He died in 1997.

Audrey loved people. Her hobbies were her family, sewing, golfing, bowling, Pinochle, her flower garden and western music.

She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Normoyle and her great-grandson Ben Pierson. Survivors include daughter Diane Deatherage and husband Bob, Debbie Kirkpatrick and husband David, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and her long-time companion Mike Bohrer.

Remembrances can be sent to Mt. Hood Hospice PO Box 1269 Sandy, OR 97055. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be at Willamette National Cemetery.