Irene Marie Lukes

July 21, 1917-Oct. 23, 2011

East Portland resident Irene Marie Lukes, 94, died Sunday, Oct. 23.

A funeral service was held Thursday, Oct. 27. Interment was at Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland.

Irene was born July 21, 1917, in Burwell, Neb., to Walter and Cecelia (Golka) Slobaszewski.

Irene married Emil Lukes on Oct. 9, 1934. Emil preceded her in death.

Irene was a longtime Portland and Gresham/Boring-area resident. She worked at Western Farmers (Lynden Farms). She was a Catholic. She loved doing needlework.

Survivors include her daughters, Delores Sasse of Birkenfeld and Sharilyn Thom of Portland; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association, 1200 N.W. Naito Parkway, Suite 200, Portland, 97209.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Erick Horsford

Sept. 22, 1949-Oct. 20, 2011

East Portland resident Erick Horsford died Thursday, Oct. 20. He was 62.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland.

Erick was born Sept. 22, 1949, in San Diego to Theodore and Ida Mae Horsford. He resided for most of his life in Gresham. He graduated from Gresham High School in 1967 and was drafted into the Army a short time later. He was honorably discharged in 1971 as a specialist.

After his service, Erick started work as a baker at Oroweat Bakery, where he worked for nearly 30 years until he retired.

In his free time, Erick enjoyed cars and racing. He would join friends for funny car races as well as classic car cruise-ins. Erick enjoyed cars as a child, playing for hours with his slot cars and train sets. He often played cowboys and Indians, always making sure he was the cowboy and won. He loved kids and always made sure there were packages at Christmas for his nieces and nephews, even if he couldn't be there.

Survivors include his sisters, Pat Wyckoff of Vancouver, Wash., Sonja Petrillo of Sherwood and Marcia Reed of Vancouver; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Vincent William Young

Jan. 22, 1920-Oct. 25, 2011

Vincent William Young, a former resident of Boring, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, at his home in Clackamas. He was 91.

A funeral service will be held at noon Monday, Oct. 31, at Sandy Funeral Home, 39551 Pleasant St., Sandy. A burial with military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland.

Vincent was born Jan. 22, 1920, in Boring to Clifford and Freida (Steiner) Young. After graduating from Gresham High School, he joined the Marine Corps on Feb. 27, 1941. He was part of the 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Tank Battalion, which served on several islands in the South Pacific including Okinawa, Tarawa and Saipan. He was honorably discharged in September 1945.

On Aug. 10, 1946, he married Glendora Porter in Portland. The family resided in Pleasant Valley before moving to Twickenham in Central Oregon, where they purchased a small sheep ranch. After several years they moved to a small farm in Cottrell.

Vincent did commercial fishing in Alaska and on the Columbia River as well as ranching and carpentry. He eventually started his own pump business, Young's Pump Supplies, off Bluff Road in Boring.

Vincent loved to play pinochle and cribbage with family and friends, especially with his brother-in-law Albion Olson.

Survivors include his wife; son, William of Sandy; and granddaughter, Michelle Dobson of Boring.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Ruth Tucker

April 25, 1912-Oct. 18, 2011

Former Gresham resident Ruth Tucker died Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Sandy with her grandson Stephen at her side. She was 99.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Orient Drive Baptist Church, 15150 S.E. Orient Drive, Boring, with a luncheon to follow.

Ruth was born April 25, 1912, in Eagle, Idaho, to Joseph and Gertrude (Godfrey) Kincaid. She was raised in the Eagle/Middleton/Caldwell area of Idaho, where she received her schooling. She graduated from high school in 1930.

After graduation, Ruth took a job at the telephone company in Caldwell, where her sister worked and they shared an apartment. She met Paul Edgar Tucker, who was attending college in Caldwell, and they married in Vale, Ore., on Oct. 1, 1932. They resided in Caldwell and started their family.

After Paul completed his schooling, the family moved to Kentucky for a short time. They moved to Camas, Wash., at the beginning of World War II and then to Oregon in 1943, when they settled in Gresham. They moved to Sandy in 1974.

Ruth enjoyed being a homemaker and loved cooking and baking, crocheting and flower arranging. She also enjoyed entertaining and was a 'people person.'

She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Paula Mollahan; and grandson, David Schmitt.

Survivors include her son, Walter Tucker of Gresham; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Donna Faye Patrick

Feb. 19, 1963-Oct. 27, 2011

Troutdale resident Donna Faye Patrick, 48, died Thursday, Oct. 27, after a battle with cancer.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at Mt. Scott Funeral Home, 4205 S.E. 59th Ave., Portland. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in White, S.D.

Donna was born Feb. 19, 1963, in Brookings, S.D., to Murl and Bernita (Benning) Patrick. Donna resided on the family farm east of White and graduated from Deubrook High School in 1981. She received her associate degree in 1983 from Rochester Community College in Rochester, Minn., and her bachelor's degree in human services from Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa. She played sports in high school and college, and still holds the intercollegiate javelin throw record.

After college, Donna took a job with the Denison Job Corps in Denison, Iowa, and held various positions. In 2001 she transferred to the Springdale Job Corps in Springdale, where she worked as education services manager and programs manager. In January 2008 she was promoted to center director.

Donna received numerous awards throughout her career and participated in corporate training and development programs. During her tenure as Springdale Job Corps director, the U.S. Department of Labor named the Springdale Job Corps as the nation's No. 1 Job Corps center out of 124 such centers.

In her spare time, Donna enjoyed golf, hiking, walking on the beach, traveling and spending time with her friends. She was proud of her hole-in-one on the golf course in Denison on Sept. 12, 1999.

She was preceded in death by her niece, Ashley; and by two nephews, Brady and Adam Patrick.

Survivors include her parents of White, S.D.; brothers, Gene Patrick of Rapid City, S.D., Gary Patrick of Brookings, S.D., Dale Patrick of Brookings, S.D., James Patrick of Watertown, S.D., and Dan Patrick of Brookings, S.D.; and sister, Jo Patrick of White.

Mt. Scott Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Linda Marie Manery

July 22, 1957-Oct. 25, 2011

Former Damascus resident Linda Marie Manery, 54, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Portland.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Damascus Pioneer Cemetery, 19248 S.E. Chitwood Road, Damascus.

Linda was born July 22, 1957, in Portland to Lester and Betty McMurry. She was raised in Portland and attended Franklin High School.

Linda was a homemaker. She was divorced. She enjoyed singing, car racing, skydiving and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her daughters, Amy Fisher of Portland and Andrea Manery-Till of Wrangell, Alaska; sister, Roxann Fisher of Gresham; brother, Richard McMurry of Aloha; and five grandchildren.

Mt. Scott Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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