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John Ray Hanthorn

June 24, 1925 — Jan. 9, 2013

John Ray Hanthorn of West Linn died Jan. 9, 2013. He was 87.

Mr. Hanthorn was born in West Linn to Charles and Mary Weber Hanthorn. He attended St. John’s Elementary School and Milwaukie High School before joining the U.S. Navy in 1943. He served in the South Pacific and returned to Oregon after his honorable discharge in 1946.

He went to work in 1947 for Crown Zellerbach paper mill and while there met Jean Sanetel. They were married Oct. 20, 1948, and lived for 61 years in Gladstone. Mrs. Hanthorn preceded him in death in February 2010.

Mr. Hanthorn retired early from Crown Zellerbach in 1987. He then worked for a local auto dealer, delivering parts and eventually acquired his long-haul truck driver’s license and drove locally and to Canada.

Mr. Hanthorn enjoyed adventure and took flying lessons and rode motorcycles with his brothers. He tried scuba diving and served for a short time on the Clackamas County Underwater Rescue Team.

Survivors include brothers, Clifford Hanthorn, Thomas Hanthorn and Theodore Hanthorn; children, Daniel Hanthorn, Debra Marshack and Jeffery Hanthorn; and seven grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, grandson Tyler preceded him in death.

A service will be held at Willamette National Cemetery later in the spring.

To sign an online guestbook, visit anewtradition.com. Arrangements by Crown Memorial Center, Milwaukie.

Rose Ann Freeman

July 21, 1944 — Jan. 18, 2013

Native Oregonian Rose Ann Freeman died Jan. 18, 2013. She was 68. by: SUBMITTED - Freeman

Mrs. Freeman worked at Pacific Bell of California. When she retired she moved back to Oregon, where she has lived for more than 17 years. She worked at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.

Survivors include her parents, Frank and Tonsy Sylvester of West Linn; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Christina Freeman of Portland; son, Timothy Freeman of Wilsonville; two grandsons; and sisters, Carol Richard, Katherine Smith and Patricia Koss.

A memorial service will be held Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at Lake Oswego United Methodist Church, 1855 South Shore Blvd. in Lake Oswego.

Remembrances may be made to the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center or Lake Oswego United Methodist Church.



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