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May 1 obituaries

George W. Rohweder

June 22, 1931-April 19, 2013

Sandy resident George W. Rohweder died Friday, April 19. He was 81.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Oral Hull Foundation for the Blind.

George was born June 22, 1931, at his family homestead on Lusted Road in Boring to Jergen and Kathryn Rohweder. He spent his life in Sandy, graduating from Sandy Union High School, where he was student body president and lettered in football and baseball.

George enlisted in the Navy in 1951, serving during the Guantanamo Bay conflict in Cuba. He married Joanne Chilton on Oct. 30, 1959.

George worked as a firefighter and retired in 1990. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved to play cards with firefighter friends into retirement. He was proud of his German heritage, keeping up with his culture and traditions.

He is survived by his children, G. Dan, Caryn, Karl, Nancy and Mike Rohweder; and five grandchildren.

Crown Cremation Services is handling arrangements. Contributions in his name may be made to Toy N Joy Makers, 5916 N.E. Going St., Portland.

Marlene Feldman

May 16, 1945-April 20, 2013

Sandy resident Marlene Feldman died Saturday, April 20, at Legacy Hopewell House in Portland. She was 67.

No services are planned at this time.

Marlene Louise Buscher was born May 16, 1945, in Bismarck, N.D., to Dale and Emma (Eklund) Buscher. She was a teaching assistant for the hearing impaired with Portland Public Schools. 

She married Harry Feldman and lived in California for two years before permanently settling in Sandy.

Survivors include her husband, of Sandy; daughters, Tana Burley of Sandy and Traci Miller of Tigard; and four grandchildren. 

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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Donald Merrill Brader

August 26,1934 - February 24, 2013

Donald Merrill Brader

Donald Merrill Brader died at his farm home in Bend on February 24, 2013 at the age of 78 of natural causes. Don was born in Klamath Falls, OR to Hope and Verne Brader. He grew up in Chemult enjoying the country life of hunting, fishing, and camping. He and his brother caught a wild pony off the Chiloquin reservation, broke it, and rode it everywhere. He graduated from Gilchrist High School with honors in 1952. Don attended Willamette University for two years before joining the Air Force. He finished his education in electrical engineering in 1962 at Oregon State University. His professional career was with Bonneville Power Administration. But his real love was his family (Macy, his first wife and two sons, Steve and Robert) and his 80 acre hay farm in Sandy, OR. He enjoyed skiing at Mt. Hood, flying a single engine Cessna, raising Hereford cattle and Arabian horses. He also found the time to volunteer on the Sandy District school board.

He retired from BPA and moved in 1994 to another hay farm in Bend with his second wife, Pauline, and her grandsons, Lucas and Israel. He toured the United States from Iowa to Maine retracing family roots. International travel included Spain, Israel, and Costa Rica. Don, Pauline and the boys spent a year in Costa Rica where they enjoyed the climate, new friends and perfected their classroom Spanish.

A memorial service for Don was held in Bend on March 1, 2013. Donald is survived by his wife, Pauline; his sons Stephen and Robert; brother David, sister-in-law Marilyn, sister Jane Palmer, brother-in-law Don Palmer, grandchildren Alex and Jasmin, and eight nieces and nephews - Kim, Kurt, James, Mark, Marie, Daniel, Sheryl, Steve and extended step family.

Rod John Dhone

November 7, 1947 - April 28, 2013

Rod John Dhone

Sandy resident Rod Dhone, 65, passed on April 28th 2013.

Rod John Dhone was born on November 7, 1947 in Portland, Oregon to Thelma E. (Pattison) and Stanley Perks Dhone. After graduating from Corbett High School, Rod enlisted in the Army where he served honorably in the Vietnam War as a member of the 1st Air Cav.

Rod married DeAnna Waybill on December 26,1968 in Vancouver Washington. In 1976 Rod and DeAnna moved to Sandy and made their permanent home.

Rod worked for P.G.E. as a line truck driver for 36 years before he retired in 2008. He enjoyed fishing and helping others.

Rod is survived by his wife DeAnna Dhone, his son Mark Dhone (of Bend) his other son Kevin Dhone (of Brightwood) and his four grandchildren: Bruce Dhone, Nash Dhone, Abby Dhone, and Sasha Dhone.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mt. Hood Hospice. Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

John Walter Williams III

July 23, 1946 - April 24, 2013

John Walter Williams III

A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Pleasant Home United Methodist Church for John Walter Williams who passed away April 24, 2013. John was born in Portland, Oregon, on July 23, 1946, to John W. and Helen Williams. He graduated from Portland State University in June, 1969, with a Bachelor of Science in education, with a focus on history and political science.

John and Alice Binning were married on August 15, 1969. By 1970, John bought his first dump truck and became an Independent owner-operator (Williams Trucking). He went into partnership under the name of “Harris and Williams”. This entity ran long-haul trucks. In later years John started a construction company (Williams Development), and with his youngest son, established an excavation company.

John was active in Pleasant Home United Methodist Church all of his adult life. He held several positions within the church including Chairman of the Administrative Council. John sat on the Pleasant Home Water District board for over 30 years. He was an avid supporter of Barlow High School Athletic programs. John loved children and youth and coached a number of youth athletic teams, and was Umpire in Chief of the Orient Baseball District for many years. He is survived by his wife, Alice; daughter, Jennifer (Tom); sons, John Jr. (Sara) and James (Amy), and six grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to Pleasant Home United Methodist Church, 31632 S.E. Bluff Road, Gresham, Oregon 97080.

Arrangements by Gresham Memorial Chapel.