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obituaries - Feb. 9, 2012

Clara Belozer

Clara Laura Belozer died Feb. 4, 2012. She was 98.

Mrs. Belozer was born Nov. 30, 1913, in Oregon City to Henry and Laura Larsen and lived most her life in the Oregon City area.

She married William 'Bill' Belozer in 1938.

Together they started Belozer's Hatchery and Poultry Farm in 1941. Following Mr. Belozer's death in 1959, Mrs. Belozer took over the family business and sold it her sons 15 years later. In her retirement, Mrs. Belozer enjoyed spending winters in Palm Springs, golfing and tending a rose garden. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Janey Belozer and Gerald and Robyn Belozer, and two grandchildren.

A private service will be held.

W. Loren Milliken

Longtime West Linn resident W. Loren Milliken died Jan. 31, 2012. He was 88.

Mr. Milliken was born March 16, 1923, to Frank and Luella Milliken. He grew up in the communities of Silverton and West Linn and graduated from West Linn High School with the class of 1941.

Mr. Milliken served in World War II with the U.S. Army artillery 71st division.

He married his wife, Wilma, in October 1958 in Portland.

Mr. Milliken had retired from work in school construction.

He was a member of Willamette Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma,; brothers, James Milliken of Portland and George Milliken of West Linn; and sister, Pat Clark, of Oregon City.

A graveside service has been held at Willamette National Cemetery.

Remembrances may be sent to the Providence Willamette Falls Hospice.

Mary Hupfer

Mary Hupfer died Jan. 29, 2012 of a stroke. She was 80. Mrs. Hupfer was born Sept. 20, 1931, in Kearney, Neb.

She married her high school sweetheart, Bill Hupfer. Prior to her death, the couple had recently celebrated their 61st anniversary. Mrs. Hupfer was active in her community, serving as president of the PTA and on the board of directors of Brooklyn Federal Credit Union. She was also a member of the League of Women Voters and the University of Oregon Duck Club. She enjoyed tennis and dance.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Hupfer; daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Clem Grant; son, Billy Hupfer of West Linn; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A celebration of Mrs. Hupfer's life has been held.




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