Death and funeral notices for the Tigard-Tualatin and Beaverton areas

Lana Sue Cartier

Jan. 24, 1954-Oct. 15, 2011

Tigard resident Lana Sue Cartier died Saturday at age 57.

Born to Dayle and Marvetta Moody in Kankakee, Ill., on Jan. 24, 1954, she is survived by her son Christopher Cartier of Colorado Springs, Colo.; mother Marvetta Moody of Tigard; sister Deborah Moody-Kebbon of Portland; brother Roger Moody of Kankakee; and grandchildren Sean and Caroline.

A memorial service will be held today (Thursday) at 5 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Tigard.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Susan G. Komen Foundation at

Condolences may be made at Crown Memorial Center - Tualatin handled arrangements.

Timothy (Tim) Chaffins

Aug. 13, 1960-Oct. 7, 2011

Timothy (Tim) James Chaffins, 51, born Aug. 13, 1960, died Oct. 7.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Elwood and Mildred Cline, who raised him, his parents, William and Shirley Chaffins, and his brother Kenny.

He is survived by sisters Sandy Chaffins and Tracy O'Hearn and his niece Karlie.

A loving husband to Karen and a devoted father to his two children, Blake and Brittany Chaffins, he also was a loving grandfather to his only grandchild, James Bentley Chaffins.

Tim was an over-the-road truck driver for more than 20 years. In 2007 he was awarded the Million Mile safety award. He was also named Father of the Year in the state of Montana in 1998.

Tim enjoyed the smaller things in life, such as hunting and fishing with his family.

He got great comfort from his two Labrador retrievers, Toby and Tank.

There will be a small family service at Lake Mary Ronan in the summer of 2012. Online condolences may be sent at Crown Memorial Center - Tualatin handled arrangements.

Ronald Albert Jameson

March 13, 1955-Oct. 6, 2011

Ronald (Ron) Albert Jameson died Oct. 6 in Portland.

He was born in Portland to Dora and Lloyd Jameson March 13, 1955. He was raised in Lake Oswego and graduated from Lakeridge High School in 1973.

He extended his education and received an associate's degree from Portland Community College in information technology. He worked as a network analyst for the American Cancer Society.

In his personal time, he enjoyed fishing and traveling, but his passion was his Harley Davidson motorcycle, which he rode with wife Stacie behind him.

Surviving are his wife and partner of 16 years, Stacie Jameson; daughter Amber Jameson of Sherwood; son Chrisopher D'AcQuisto of Portland; mother Dora Jameson of Lake Oswego and sister Patricia Jameson Stemmle of Maui, Hawaii.

A private celebration of life will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be sent at Crown Memorial Center - Tualatin handled arrangements.

Lillian Laverne Langer

Nov 27, 1923-Oct. 4, 2011

Longtime Sherwood resident Lillian (Dolly) Laverne Langer died peacefully on Oct. 4 at home in her own bed with family at her side.

One of 12 children - Violet, Bill, John, Annie, Babe, Mary, Percy, Frank, Mabel, Bobbie and Peggy - all preceded her in death except her sister Peggy.

She was born in Sherwood Nov. 27, 1923, to George and Mary (Boston) Underwood and was nicknamed 'Dolly' by her father because she looked like a doll.

She went to Middleton School and graduated from Reedville.

At the Aloha Grange dance hall, she met Clarence Dean Langer, and they were married Aug. 20, 1944, at St. Frances Catholic Church in Sherwood. They were married for 61 years.

They had three children, Clarence Jr., Gary and Steven.

Mr. Langer died Feb. 17, 2006.

In addition to raising her family and tending to the many activities on the farm, Mrs. Langer worked at the Bull Mountain Cannery for three years. She also worked at Raleigh Hills Care Center for 12 years as a kitchen supervisor.

Her interests included picking berries, filberts, walnuts, prunes, beans and strawberries. She had a half-acre garden where she grew and tended to numerous vegetables, which she sold to several produce stands as well as giving away to friends and family.

A fabulous cook, she knew what everybody liked, and when they came to dinner she would cook their favorite dishes. She cooked for many hunting parties. She was well known at Snake River Elk Camp for her cooking.

Some of Mrs. Langer's favorite outings included: the St. Paul Rodeo, dinners at Tai Ping and the Crab Bowl. She enjoyed trips with son Steven to Nebraska and Texas to pick up animals, trips to Hawaii, Kentucky and Alaska with Clarence Jr. and his wife Pam, and a trip to Reno, Nev., for Gary's wedding.

Survivors include sons Clarence, Gary and Steven; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous others who knew her as 'Grandma' and enjoyed her wonderful cooking.

Blaine Ray McMillan

Feb. 5, 1947-Oct. 9, 2011

Blaine Ray McMillan, 64, died Oct. 9 in Portland.

He was born Feb. 5, 1947, in Athens, Tenn.

He went on to an active, adventurous and fulfilling life. A civil engineer by trade, he enjoyed reading, scuba diving, spear fishing, backpacking and cycling. A world traveler, he was a real-life Indiana Jones to his family and friends. He was also a devoted member of the Bahá'í Faith.

Surviving are daughters Amata McMillan of Portland and Josie Faleafine of Santa Ana, Calif.; sons Kimo McMillan and Cole Aaron Welsh, both of Kai-lua, Kona, Hawaii; a sister; four grandchildren and three nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents Floyd and Wilma McMillan, and his twin sister Elaine Faye McMillan.

A private family service will be held at Hug Point, Cannon Beach.

The family suggests making a donation to the Jaquish-Dukelow Memorial Cancer Research Guild.

Arrangements are by Crown Memorial Center - Portland.

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