April 30

Alan Earl Garrett

Aug. 27, 1926-April 18, 2008

Alan Earl Garrett died on April 18, 2008, at age 81.

He was born on Aug. 27, 1926, in Eugene, and had lived in Milwaukie for 48 years.

He served in the Navy and owned Alan's Bicycle Shop before he retired.

He is survived by: son, HR Garrett; daughter-in-law, Joan Garrett; and two step-grandsons, James and Allen Oldfield.

His wife, Berniece, preceded him in death in 2005.

A funeral service was held on April 23, 2008, at Zion Lutheran Church in Oregon City.

Remembrances may be sent to the Diabetes Association or the Cancer Association.

Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker and Waud.

Theadore M. Jones

Sept. 14, 1947-April 21, 2008

Gladstone resident Theadore M. Jones died on April 21, 2008, at age 60.

He was born on Sept. 14, 1947, in Hillsboro, and graduated from Wilson High School.

After high school, he lived and worked in the Portland area before moving to California. In 1988 he moved back to Portland with his wife and children.

He was self-employed as a contractor.

Survivors include: wife, Debra Jones; sons, TJ and wife Amy, Brian and wife Julie and Matt; daughter, Jody; sisters, Janette, Lou and Shar; brother, Charles; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service was held on April 25, 2008, at the Gladstone Christian Church.

Remembrances may be sent to the church's building fund.

Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker and Waud.

Jeanne O'Neil McIntee

May 29, 1917-April 20, 2008

Jeanne O'Neil McIntee died on April 20, 2008, at age 90.

She was born on May 29, 1917, in Des Moines, Iowa, and had lived in the Portland Metro area since 1995. Before that she lived in Grants Pass.

She had been employed as a licensed vocational nurse at the Royale Gardens.

She is survived by: sons, Robert W. Gentleman and Benny T. Krueger; daughters, Janeene K. Siler and Colleen M. M. O'Neil; sisters, Rosemary Wood and Rita Mort; 30 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

Her husband, Edgar, preceded her in death in 1990.

A funeral mass was held on April 25, 2008, at St. Philip Benizi Church in Redland.

Remembrances may be sent to the Humane Society.

Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker and Waud.

Ka-Lai Ng

Aug. 11, 1917-April 17, 2008

Ka-Lai Ng died on April 17, 2008, at age 90.

He was born on Aug. 11, 1917, in Canton, China, and had lived in Oregon City since 1983.

He had been employed as a civil engineer, and was active in St. John the Apostle Church, the Asian Health Services Center and Local 555 Retail Clerks Union.

Survivors include: sons, Peter and Eugene Ng; daughter, Teresa Lau; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

His wife, Lailin, preceded him in death in 1996.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on April 26, 2008, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church.

Remembrances may be sent to the Asian Health Services Center. Arrangements: Hillside Chapel.

Joseph Ryan Pankonin

July 13, 1976-April 17, 2008

Joseph Ryan Pankonin died on April 17, 2008, at age 31.

He was born on July 13, 2008, in Portland, and graduated from Oregon City High School in 1994.

He had been employed as an HVAC installer and as an ironworker, local #29, at R2M2.

He is survived by: parents, William and Diane Pankonin; girlfriend, Gina Balfour; grandparents, Lloyd and Cleta Marshall; and aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.

A funeral was held on April 25, 2008, in Oregon City.

Remembrances may be sent to the Oregon Food Bank.

Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker and Waud.

Bill William Savage

Sept. 28, 1930-April 12, 2008

Bill William Savage, 'Wild Bill Savage,' a professional wrestler, died Saturday, April 12, 2008, at the age of 77.

He was born in Joliet, Ill., on Sept. 28, 1930, the oldest of three children born to John and Mary Faynik. He was a Navy man for two-and-a-half years. While in the Navy he was the Naval champion, defeating some of the better wrestlers in the nation. He also played with the Navy Sky Raiders of San Diego at North Island.

Following his departure from the Navy he became a professional wrestler. He wrestled with some of the biggest names in the business, wrestling throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Mexico, Japan, and China. His biggest match was for the World Heavy Weight Championship against Pat O'Connor.

He led a busy life. He was an auctioneer, a deputy sheriff for Clackamas County for 12 years, a businessman, developer and rancher. He ran for Clackamas County Sheriff in 1977.

He married Betty Legner on Aug. 16, 1952. She survives him. He is also survived by: daughter, Kathy Swanson and her husband Eric of Oregon City; son, Dan Savage and his wife Tiffany of Oregon City; brother, Michael Faynik of Joliet, Ill.; grandchildren, Jamie Powers, Shelly Swanson, Hunter Savage and Tayla Pense.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Nickoles Faynik.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on April 19, 2008, at Canby Funeral Chapel.

The family suggests memorials may be sent to the Doernbecher Children's Hospital or to the Alzheimer's Research Alliance of Oregon.

Janice Irene Tirrill

May 31, 1941 - April 5, 2008

Janice Irene Tirrill, 66, of Oregon City died April 5, 2008, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, ending a multi-year bout with breast cancer.

She was born May 31, 1941, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Bill and Irene Hahn, the second of their four children and the oldest daughter. She grew up in Kimberly, Idaho, and also attended schools in The Dalles and Oakridge in Oregon, where she graduated from high school in 1959.

In high school she was an honor student, majorette and on the court of the Oakridge-Westfir Tree Planting Festival.

While attending Linfield College she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Phi sorority, was on the cheerleading team and was listed as one of Ten Best Dressed Women in Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.

In 1963 she received dual BS degrees in home economics and psychology, graduating magna cum laude.

At age 20 she married Leonard Ray Tirrill, her high school and college sweetheart, on Aug. 26, 1961, in Oakridge.

A daughter, Tronda Joy, was born in 1966.

Her professional life began with her first teaching position at Vernonia High School and then in the Hillsboro school district. Her next teaching position took her to Lake Oswego High School and later to Lakeridge High School, where she taught Child Development, Family Life and Psychology and served as head of the Home Economics Department for several years.

In 1972 she accepted a position in the Administration Department for Continuing Education at the University of Portland, where she served for two years before retiring to be a full-time wife and mother.

After her husband Leonard retired from Clackamas Community College, they built a successful landscaping business in Oregon City, where they have lived for almost 30 years.

They were very involved together within the faith community, leading bible studies and supporting evangelistic efforts in the greater Portland area.

Throughout her life she was first and foremost an educator.

Central to the core of her life was her unwavering commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ that guided her to the steadfast and true personal convictions on how she chose to live her life. She was a wholehearted seeker of truth, deeply valued character development for mankind and had a special gift for encouraging others. These qualities aided her in making a profound impact on the lives of hundreds of people.

Her many other interests and accomplishments included a meticulous style in caring for and creating beauty in her home and gardens, preparing wonderful food presentations, spoiling family pets and playing with her granddaughter.

Her great style, ever-quick flashing smile and playfulness are her family's 'Janny gems.'

Survivors include Leonard, her husband of 47 years, of Oregon City; daughter, Tronda Quin; granddaughter, Alysse Quin of Blaine, Wash.; sisters, Jacci Reed of McMinnville and Jennifer Brown of Scappoose,

Preceding her in death were her parents Irene and Bill Hahn and her brother, Dr. William E. Hahn.

A celebration of her life was held April 19, 2008, at the Oregon Golf Club in West Linn.

Donations in her memory may be sent to any branch of the U.S. Bank where the Janice Tirrill Water for Life Fund has been established to build a well for safe drinking water for families in Africa.

Jean Richards Vaught

Dec. 28, 1919-April 23, 2008

Jean Richards Vaught died on April 23, 2008, at age 88.

She was born Jean Richards on Dec. 28, 1919, in Boise, Idaho, and lived for more than 50 years in Lake Oswego.

She lived for six years in West Linn, and most recently had lived in Oregon City.

She had been employed as a librarian by the Canby School District.

She is survived by her daughter, Nina Vaught; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Robert Vaught, preceded her in death in 2003.

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