Violet Ruth Andreas

Aug. 12, 1927 - Oct. 28, 2012

Oregon City resident Violet Ruth Andreas died on Oct. 28 at age 85.

She was born on Aug. 12, 1927, in Gervais, to Louise and Earl Dunn. She was raised in Gervais, where she attended high school.

She was a housewife and mother and volunteered at Willamette Falls Hospital. Her hobbies included word puzzles and visiting with family and friends.

She lived in Gladstone, from 1954 to 1973; in Milwaukie, from 1973 to 1977; in Keizer, from 1977 to 1992; in Milwaukie, from 1992 to 2006; and in Oregon City, from 2006 to 2012.

Mrs. Andreas is survived by: daughters, Susan Cyr, Diane Courtney and Patti McDowell; brothers, Leroy and Ron Dunn; sister, Pat Capell; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Frank Roy Andreas, preceded her in death in 1992.

A memorial service was held on Nov. 1 at the Meadows Courtyard in Oregon City, followed by interment at Willamette National Cemetery.

Arrangements: Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud.

Frieda Berreth

April 14, 1917 - Oct. 26, 2012

Frieda Berreth, a 64-year resident of Beavercreek, passed away peacefully at the age of 95 on Oct. 26, in West Linn.

She was born on April 14, 1917, in Hazelton, N. D., to Christian and Carolina Dietrich.

She was a past president of the Henrici Club and had volunteered for Loaves and Fishes. She loved oil painting, gardening, playing Bunco and Yahtzee, dancing to German music and spending time with her devoted cousin, Virginia Hitchrick.

Mrs. Berreth is survived by: her daughters and son-in-laws, Arlene Brandenburg, Elaine Long (Melvin) and Sharon Spelts (George); her grandchildren, Carol F. Brandenburg-Smith (Luke Smith), Douglas E. Brandenburg (Mary), Eileen M. Rieke (Stephen), Reverend Franz “Fritz” J. Brandenburg (Marilyn), Matthew Long (Kim), Michael “Shane” Long (Ailene), Martin Long, Leah Bibeau (David), Sidney Spelts (Robyn) and Robert Warke (Chantal); 25 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, cousins and many loving friends and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Otto Berreth; her beloved daughter, Audrey Jean Hein; her son-in-law, Reverend Robert R. Brandenburg; and sisters and brothers, Ida, Caroline, Gertha, Henry (Hank), Herman, Oscar, Edward and Lorraine.

A celebration of life service will be held at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Gladstone, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11. She will be interred at the Mountain View Cemetery in Oregon City, in a private ceremony.

The family would like to thank all the wonderful caretakers who took such great care of Mrs. Berreth. Condolences to the family may be sent to Arlene Brandenburg, at P.O. Box 690, Beavercreek, OR 97004.

Please consider making a donation in her name to the American Heart Association.

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Michael Allen Choate

Dec. 27, 1939 - Oct. 3, 2012

Michael Allen Choate died on Oct. 3, in West Linn; he was 72.

He was born on Dec. 27, 1939, in Tulare, Calif. He attended Redwood High School in Visalia, Calif., and later found employment as a maintenance mechanic.

He moved to Oregon in 2002.  He loved motorcycles, and enjoyed cooking, gardening and going to garage sales.  He belonged to the Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association Inc.Mr. Choate is survived by: his son, Michael Choate; daughters, Susanne (Joel) Greenwell of Milwaukie, and Kimberly (Michael) Nakamoto; and seven grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bobby Choate, Ed Choate and John Lamb.No services are planned at this time.Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center Milwaukie.

Myrtle Shirley Sager

Aug. 2, 1927-Oct. 28, 2012

Myrtle Shirley Sager passed away Oct. 28.

Myrtle was born Aug. 2, 1927, to Joseph and Margaret Parks in Elk’s City, Ore.

On Sept. 27,1944, Myrtle married the love of her life, Harold Wilbur Sager, in Kalama, Wash. They enjoyed 66 years of marriage before Harold’s passing in 2010.

Harold and Myrtle were blessed with two daughters, Shirley Elaine Goodwin and Joy Lynne Rhoades; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Myrtle was preceded in death by husband, Harold; daughter Shirley; son-in-law George; and great grandson, Jesse.

A service will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. at the Clarkes Methodist Church, 17294 S. Windy City Road, Mulino, followed by a potluck gathering at the Clarkes Grange.

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