Wayne Edward Tanzer Jr.

Feb. 3, 1971-Oct. 30, 2011

Gresham resident Wayne Edward Tanzer Jr., 40, died Sunday, Oct. 30.

A private service will be held.

Wayne was born Feb. 3, 1971, in Oregon City to Wayne Tanzer Sr. and Ruth Jones. He was raised in Oregon City and attended Oregon City High School.

On Nov. 7, 1997, he married Nicole Jacobsen in Reno, Nev.

Wayne was a welder and was working at Liberty Metal Fabrication. He was a member of Local 516 of the Metal Workers Union.

Wayne enjoyed go-carting and cars, especially the 2006 Mustang.

Survivors include his wife; daughter, Angelica Tanzer of Gresham; father of Woodburn; mother of Portland; sister, Angelia Sierra of Portland; and three nieces.

Affordable Funeral Alternatives is handling arrangements.

David D. Swisher

Oct. 17, 1959-Oct. 29, 2011

Corbett resident David D. Swisher, 52, died Saturday, Oct. 29.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Corbett Community Church, 34309 N.E. Mershon Road, Corbett.

David was born Oct. 17, 1959, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to Fred and Patricia Swisher. He was raised in Portland.

On Jan. 3, 2009, he married Shannon Kelley.

David worked as a driver for Waste Connections. He resided in Latourell from 1972 to 1977, in Boring from 1977 to 1986 and then in Corbett.

His brother, Tony Jones, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife; mother of Gresham; stepdaughter, Kayla Dhone of Corbett; brothers, Stephen Swisher of Gresham and Rodney Jones of Madeline, Calif.; and sister, Sandra Hoopes of Gresham.

Visit David's page at for more information.

Wilmer L. Zumwalt

Sept. 27, 1925-Oct. 26, 2011

Former Gresham resident Wilmer L. Zumwalt, 86, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Bandon.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland. A memorial service will follow at 2:15 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Oregon City, 819 John Adams St., Oregon City.

Wilmer was born Sept. 27, 1925, in Mountain View, Mo., to G.W. 'Bill' and Carrie Zumwalt. The family moved to Gresham in 1938. Wilmer served in the Navy during World War II and served on the USS Saratoga in the Pacific Theater.

In August 1947, he married Evelyn 'Pep' Johnson in Gresham.

Wilmer worked for 25 years at the Reynolds Metals aluminum plant in Troutdale. From 1972 to 1999, he and his son, Bill, farmed in the Columbia Basin in Washington and in Madras. Wilmer and his wife moved to Sandy in 2000.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2003 and by his brother, Roley Zumwalt, in 1997.

Survivors include his sons, Charlie Zumwalt of Portland and Bill Zumwalt of Bandon; daughters, Carol Culpepper of Sandy and Linda Albin of Connell, Wash.; brothers, Marvin Zumwalt of Kennewick, Wash., and Wayne Zumwalt of Ontario; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to Providence Hospice, 6410 Northeast Halsey St., Suite 300, Portland, 97213-4742; or to a cancer organization of choice.

Ralph Bud Stewart

Feb. 20, 1929-Nov. 1, 2011

Ralph Bud Stewart, a resident of Boring, died Tuesday, Nov. 1. He was 82.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 12, at Christ the Vine Lutheran Church, 18677 S.E. Highway 212, Damascus. Inurnment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Ralph was born Feb. 20, 1929, in Underwood, Wash., to James and Minnie Stewart. He was raised in Cashmere, Wash., and graduated from Cashmere High School. He served in the Army from 1950 to 1956 during the Korean War.

On March 20, 1951, he married Betty Hystad at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Portland. They resided in Boring since December 1960.

Ralph worked as a forklift driver. He was a member of Christ the Vine Lutheran Church and the American Association of Lutherans. He enjoyed gardening and raising chickens.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Myrtle Gordon, Mary Dronen, Edith Pierson, Emma Dolman, Dorothy Radke, Delores Warren and Clara Moon; his brothers, Leo Stewart and Willis Stewart; and one grandchild.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Debbie Mannings of Portland and Sheri Jackson of Milwaukie; sons, Doug Stewart of Oregon City and David Stewart of Boring; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Duncan Green McCowen

May 23, 1968-Sept. 24, 2011

Corbett resident Duncan Green McCowen, 43, died Saturday, Sept. 24, in Tillamook County.

A celebration of his life was held at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church in Portland.

Duncan was born May 23, 1968, in Salem to George and Gail McCowen.

Duncan worked as a general contractor. He married Holly Peters.

Visit for more information.

Lincoln Memorial Park Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

James William 'Bill' Maxfield

May 16, 1925-Nov. 1, 2011

Gresham resident James William 'Bill' Maxfield died Tuesday, Nov. 1. He was 86.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at Abundant Life Church, 17241 S.E. Hemrick Road, Damascus. A graveside service with military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland.

Bill was born May 16, 1925, in Beaverton to James and Lila Maxfield. Bill grew up in Washington County and western Washington. He left high school to serve in the Navy during World War II. He received the World War II Victory Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the American Campaign Medal. After the war, Bill moved to Seaside.

In March 1947, he married Adele Smith, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 24, 1966, he married Suzanne Burnett.

Bill resided in The Dalles and in Cascade Locks before moving to Gresham in the late 1960s. He was a district manager for The Oregon Journal. He owned Inland Auto Parts in The Dalles, Lake Oswego Auto Parts and Valley Auto in Tigard.

Bill attended Harvest Christian Church and then Abundant Life Church. He attended a weekly Bible study group. He loved to restore old cars and collect models. He donated to Habitat For Humanity.

His wife, Suzanne, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his daughters, Cheryl Priest-Faulk of Clovis, Calif., and Kimm Michael of Molalla; son, James Maxfield of Moses Lake, Wash.; stepdaughter, Kari Avelar of Parkdale; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to the Harvest Christian Church building fund, Attn. Mike Halstead, P.O. Box 745, Troutdale, 97060; or to the Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center Foundation, Attn. Beverly Herbert, P.O. Box 4484, Portland, 97208.

Affordable Funeral Alternatives is handling arrangements.

Mary Vann

Sept. 17, 1927-Nov. 4, 2011

Gresham resident Mary Vann, 84, died Friday, Nov. 4.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Gresham Memorial Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave.

Mary was born Sept. 17, 1927, in Fond du Lac, Wis., to Roy and Edith Smith.

Mary married Leo Smothers in Omaha, Neb., and they moved to Gresham. They divorced in 1970. Mary married Lynn Vann.

Mary loved gardening, her roses and her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lynn, and by her daughter, Becky Smothers.

Survivors include her children, Ginny Jost of Ashland, Scott Smothers of Corvallis and Mark Smothers of Highland, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Barbara Deatherage

Aug. 8, 1944-Nov. 7, 2011

Former Gresham resident Barbara Deatherage, 67, died Monday, Nov. 7, at her brother's home in Gresham.

At her request, no service will be held.

Barbara was born Aug. 8, 1944, in Los Angeles to Coy and Vivian (Matson) Deatherage. When she was 8 years old, the family moved to Oregon. Barbara attended Gresham High School and graduated in 1962.

After completing her schooling, Barbara worked for Moller's Nursery as a secretary for many years. She worked at Sandy Home Care for the last five years until her retirement.

Barbara loved to travel with her friends. One memorable trip was with her friend Joyce to several countries around the Mediterranean. Their strong Christian faith took them to Israel, experiencing the biblical landmarks and culture. She also enjoyed the wilderness of Alaska with her friend Lisette, and found a love for halibut. Barbara enjoyed crocheting and walking, spending many hours doing both with her friend Donna. She loved family gatherings, particularly spending time with her niece, Kelley.

Survivors include her brother, Robert Deatherage of Gresham, and one niece.

Memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Hood Hospice, P.O. Box 1269, Sandy, 97055.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Thomas M. Sears

Feb. 8, 1933-Nov. 4, 2011

Troutdale resident Thomas M. Sears, 78, died Friday, Nov. 4, in Portland.

A private service will be held.

Thomas was born Feb. 8, 1933, in Portland to Buck and Florence (Wirth) Sears. Thomas grew up in the Eastmoreland area. He graduated from Benson High School and went to the University of Portland. He served in the Army.

Thomas married Gayle Bonebrake on Aug. 1, 1959, in Hood River.

Thomas worked at Sears and Chung Designers. He then worked for more than 50 years at RCM Construction.

Thomas was a 50-plus-year member of the Kiwanis. He was a Boy Scout troop leader and was on the Port Warren Yacht and Tennis Club board.

Survivors include his wife; son, Mike Sears of Boring; daughters, Carol Lambert of Beaverton and Linda Mason of Gresham; brother, Dick Sears of Portland; nine grandchildren; and dog Boomer.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp for handicapped children, 9325 S.W. Barbur Blvd., Portland,

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Anita Louise Stogsdill

Oct. 17, 1921-Nov. 6, 2011

Damascus resident Anita Louise Stogsdill died Sunday, Nov. 6. She was 90.

A public viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Bateman Carroll. A committal service will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland.

Anita was born Oct. 17, 1921, in Portland to Ervin and Martha Sperl. Anita graduated from Girls Polytechnic School in Portland. During World War II, she worked at both Safeway and Jantzen Knitting Mills.

Anita met Walt Stogsdill at a gathering of friends. They were married March 22, 1947, in Portland.

Anita learned to play piano as a girl and enjoyed playing hymns throughout her life. She also gardened, growing vegetables especially. At age 18, Anita climbed Mount Hood with her brothers. She also enjoyed puzzles, card games with her grandchildren and ice-skating. Having lived through the Great Depression, Anita was always frugal.

Her brothers Harry, Con and Walt Sperl preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband; sons, Dan Stogsdill of Damascus and Mark Stogsdill of Montana; daughters, Audrey Cooke of Spokane, Wash., and Debbie Denherder of Sitka, Alaska; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Legacy Hospice in Anita's memory.

For more information and to leave a message for the family, visit Anita's page at

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Ronald Painter

Sept. 12, 1958-Nov. 6, 2011

Gresham resident Ronald Painter, 53, died Sunday, Nov. 6.

A graveside service will be held at 2:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 400 S.W. Walters Drive.

A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of The Outlook.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Rose Marie Janis

Dec. 18, 1930-Nov. 5, 2011

Troutdale resident Rose Marie Janis, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 5.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes, 1515 N.E. 106th Ave., Portland.

Visit Rose's page at for more information.

Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes is handling arrangements.

Go to top
Template by JoomlaShine