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Maxine Carol (Blubaugh) Farris

June 23, 1920 — Nov. 3, 2012

West Linn resident Maxine Carol (Blubaugh) Farris died at her son’s home in West Linn on Nov. 3, 2012. She was 92.

Mrs. Farris was born to Cletus and Pearl Blubaugh on the family farm located five miles east of Tonkawa, Okla. Mrs. Farris graduated from Tonkawa High School and then attended Northern Oklahoma College and earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Oklahoma State University in 1941. She later worked for Continental Oil Company as an administrative assistant.

She married Neil Farris in a ceremony at the Blubaugh home on July 4, 1942.

The family was posted at a number of Native American reservations throughout the Western United States when Mr. Farris worked as a soils scientist. A memorable hiatus occurred in 1955-56, when the family lived in Amman, Jordan, where Mr. Farris taught Jordanians modern farming techniques. Given her love of the Bible and biblical history, Mrs. Farris described this experience as intensely moving, and she later enjoyed presenting a slide show to church audiences and others, documenting her experiences in the Middle East.

Back in the United States, Mrs. Farris was active in her Baptist church, teaching Sunday school and singing in the church choir.

In 2000, Mrs. Farris and her husband moved from Lander to West Linn to be near her children, and most recently attended Emmanuel Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Farris was preceded in death by her husband in 2007 and all seven of her siblings.

She is survived by four children, Thomas Farris of Fort Worth, Texas, Clyde Farris and Jan Farris Mallery of West Linn and Scott Farris of Portland; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial services in West Linn are pending.

Robert Allen Nodurft

Feb. 1, 1947 — Nov. 8, 2012

Robert Allen Nodurft died Nov. 8, 2012. He was 65.

Mr. Nodurft was a lifelong resident of West Linn and Oregon City. He worked as a meat cutter for many years and then as a shee tmetal worker, from which he retired.

He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He married Patricia Alexander in 1967 and together they raised two daughters.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia; daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Doug Thompson; daughter, Stephanie Nodurft; brothers, Bud Nodurft, Ken Nodurft and Larry Nodurft; sisters, Karen Bietschek and Janet Carlos; and grandson, Jacob Thompson.

A funeral service was held Nov. 13 at Hillside Chapel in Oregon City.

Visit hillsidechapelfh.com to view an online memorial and leave a memory for the family or call 503-656-4285.

Shirley Anita (Lundgren) Davis

Feb. 9, 1931 — Nov. 3, 2012

Longtime West Linn resident Shirley Davis died Nov. 3, 2012. She was 81.

Mrs. Davis was born in Oregon City to Marjorie and Clarence Lundgren and raised in West Linn. She graduated from West Linn High School in 1949.

She married Orville “Pete” Davis on Nov. 6, 1949, at Atkins Memorial Congregational Church in Oregon City.

She was primarily a homemaker but worked as a grocery clerk and in retail sales.

Mrs. Davis enjoyed reading, playing piano and organ. She loved to cook, roller skate, was an avid Portland Trailblazers fan and enjoyed traveling. She volunteered with Eastmoreland Osteopathic Hospital, the Girl Scouts and was a member of the Stumblers Dance Club.

Survivors include her husband, Orville “Pete” Davis; children, Gary Davis and Mary Johnson of West Linn; brother, Bruce Lundgren; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son Dan Davis and daughter Nancy Webb.

A celebration of Mrs. Davis’ life will be held Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. at Sunset Fire Hall in West Linn.

Remembrances may be made to the Heart Association or hospice organization of your choice.

Arrangements are by Crown Memorial Center, Milwaukie.




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