Dorothy Patricia Winczewski

Oct. 18, 1924-June 22, 2012

Sandy resident Dorothy Patricia Winczewski died Friday, June 22. She was 87.

Dorothy Patricia WinczewskiInterment will be at the veterans' cemetery on Kauai, Hawaii.

Dorothy was born Oct. 18, 1924, in Virginia, Minn., to the Kochkas Family. She was a Cadet Corps student nurse during World War II. She graduated from the Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, Minn., in 1946 and then attended St. Theresa College for one year while working as a registered nurse. She transferred to the University of Minnesota and graduated in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in public health nursing.

On Sept. 9, 1950, Dorothy married Frank Winczewski. They moved to California and then to Oregon in 1967 to raise their family.

Dorothy retired from the Veterans Administration hospital in Portland in 1987. She and her husband made their home in Lihue, Hawaii.

Dorothy was very active in her church, the Immaculate Conception Parish, on Kauai, where she was a fundraiser and grant writer for the school and parish. Dorothy returned to Portland in 2006 to be closer to family and medical care.

Survivors include her sons, John Winczewski of Lihue, Hawaii, and Mark Winczewski of Sandy; daughter, Patricia Franklin of St. Helens; sister, Helen Grigg of Virginia, Minn.; and three grandchildren.

Donations may be given to Catholic Charities, 2730 S.E. Powell Blvd., Suite 1, Portland, 97202.

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Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mary Agnes Bernhardt

Nov. 20, 1916-June 26, 2012

Mary Agnes Bernhardt, a resident of Boring, died Tuesday, June 26, at her daughter's home in Sandy with her family by her side. She was 95.

Mary Agnes BernhardtA funeral service will be held at noon Friday, July 6, at Sandy Funeral Home, 39551 Pleasant St. A private burial will follow at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Mary was born Nov. 20, 1916, in Killdeer, N.D., to Mokey and Eva (Marinenko) Boyko. During the Depression, the family moved to Oregon and made their home in the Portland area. For a time, Mary and her sister moved to Oakland, Calif., where they both worked as waitresses. Mary later returned to Portland and was employed at Bonneville Power Administration and then at the Governor Hotel in downtown Portland.

On March 6, 1948, she married to Raymond R. Bernhardt. They made their home in Portland and began their family.

Prior to moving to a farm in Boring in February 1952, the family resided in Gresham for a short time. After Raymond's death in July 1967, Mary continued running the farm and worked at Heidi's Bakery and Eve's Restaurant. In April 1982, Mary attained her general equivalency diploma at Mt. Hood Community College. In 1980, Mary and her family began raising greyhounds and boarding them at Central Cascade Kennels. When she was 81, Mary and her son began a delivery service, delivering flowers and lost luggage from the airlines. Mary retired at age 94.

Mary loved flowers and gardening, listening to polka music and Johnny Cash, and cooking Eastern European cuisine. She was a member of the Russian Orthodox Church in her childhood years and a member of the Primrose Society in the 1960s.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ray, and by her eight siblings.

Survivors include her son, David Bernhardt of Boring; daughters, Diane Dodge of Maupin and Donna Gage of Sandy; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Legacy Hospice, P.O. Box 4484, Portland, 97208.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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