Joyce Haller

Nov. 2, 1928 - Jan. 29, 2013

Joyce Louise Haller, 84, of Lincoln City, died Jan. 29, at her home.

She was born Nov. 2, 1928, to Crystal and Margaret (Kalley) Bedortha in Astoria.

She is survived by: children, Larry D. and Jon R. Haller, Marie L. Jones, Kathy A. Sawyer and Oregon City resident Lisa K. Cowgill; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Dean N. Haller, preceded her in death in 2009.

A private service was held.

Arrangements: Affordable Burial and Cremation in Lincoln City.

Michael Scott McCarroll

Oct. 30, 1957 - Jan. 30, 2013

Beaverton resident Michael Scott McCarroll died on Jan. 30.

He was well known in the Oregon City business community as the owner of Minuteman Press.

He is survived by: wife, Debbie; and family.

His funeral will take place Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 13715 S.W. Walker Road, in Beaverton.

Ione Beulah Anderson Moe

March 21, 1916 - Jan. 25, 2013

Ione Beulah Anderson Moe died peacefully at home with her daughter and granddaughters by her side on Jan. 25; she was 96.

She was born March 21, 1916, to Hulda and Hartvig Anderson in South Dakota. She grew up in Wilmot, S.D., and after high school she went to beauty school in Aberdeen, S.D., where she met her future husband at church (his dad was the pastor).

She was a beautician until she married Don Moe on June 25, 1939. The two of them moved around a bit, as Don was a probation officer and a social worker. She helped her husband start Luther Child’s Center in Everett, Wash. They finally settled in Oregon in the early 1960s.

Mrs. Moe is survived by: her daughter, Charlotte Heinrich; granddaughters, Sharilyn (John) Brooks and Kathryn (Joe) Hermes; and four great-grandsons, Ryan and Matt Brooks and Colin and Michael Hermes.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1989.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. at Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes, 11667 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Bristol Hospice.

Arrangements: Simon Woodburn Funeral Chapel.

Robert James Reilly

Nov. 1, 1948 - Jan. 8, 2013

Milwaukie resident Robert James Reilly died Jan. 8, at the age of 64.

He was born Nov. 1, 1948, in Portland, to Robert Walton and Patricia Kathryn (Lewis) Reilly.

He graduated from Benson High School in Portland, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1971.

On July 31, 1971, he married Linda Elaine Dobson in Compton, Calif.

He was a retired employee of Tektronix in Beaverton.

Survivors include: his sons, Sean and Michael; daughters, Barbara and Patricia; and four grandchildren.

His wife, son, Timothy, and sisters, Kathy, Peggy and Janet, preceded him in death.

A service officiated by the Rev. Janice Bell was held Feb. 1 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 14500 S.E. Powell Blvd.

Burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Sandra Kay Rice

Dec. 30, 1947 - Jan. 26, 2013

Sandra Kay Rice died the afternoon of Jan. 26 at home, after a long battle with brain cancer.

She was born on Dec. 30, 1947, to Glenn and Genevra Thomsen of West Linn.

She graduated from West Linn High School in 1966, where she met her husband, Greg. They were married Jan. 21, 1966. They were happily married 47 years and remained in West Linn. Mrs. Rice was mostly a homemaker, but worked on occasion in retail and daycare.

She is survived by: her husband, Greg (her high school sweetheart); her daughters, Krista Rowles (Rob Rowles) and Karen Holum (James Holum); and her five grandkids, Ryan, 19, Spencer, 18, Bethany, 14, Hannah, 11, and Maegan, 11.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Blaze Kyle Jones.

A private interment was held on Feb. 1, at Mountain View Cemetery. A public memorial service was held at Trinity Lutheran Church on Feb. 2.

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Joyce Phoebe Schwab (Cowan)

Nov. 5, 1924 - Jan. 29, 2013

Joyce Phoebe Schwab died on Jan. 29.

She was born on Nov. 5, 1924, in Craik, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Paul and Phoebe (Hemingway) Kusmire, one of seven children. The family later moved to Estevan where she completed high school. Soon after, she moved to Regina to take up a position with Saskatchewan Government Telephones.

On a visit to relatives in Melville, she was reintroduced to a young baker, Harry Schwab, whom she had first met a few years earlier at a school social. They married in 1947 and began to raise a family.

Ten years later they immigrated to the United States, settling eventually and very happily in Milwaukie.

Mrs. Schwab resumed her career in taking a job with Pacific Northwest Bell, where she worked her way up from telephone switchboard operator to department supervisor. She remained with PNB for 27 years and retired in 1985. On retirement she gardened, sewed, volunteered at the Milwaukie Senior Center, traveled, followed the Trail Blazers, knitted beautiful sweaters for family and friends, and baked countless pies, cakes and cookies.

Mr. Schwab passed away in 1989 and she remained in the family home until 2003, when she moved to Town Center Village. An avid and much admired grower of dahlias and roses, she was anxious about leaving her garden, but admitted almost immediately that moving to the retirement community was one of the best things she ever did. That was prophetic, because she soon met and eventually married the second love of her life, Louis Cowan, in 2005; they enjoyed four happy years before he passed away in 2009.

Though she and husband, Harry, were far away from family in Canada, she remained very close to her sisters and brother and was actively engaged with the lives of her children, their wives and families, and her much loved grandchildren. She was well known and loved by friends and family for her good humor and cheerful and generous personality.

She is survived by: her sister, Darlene Sinclair; her children, Larry Schwab (Norma) and Jerry Schwab (Stacey); four grandchildren; and three step grandchildren.

Her life was celebrated at a funeral Mass at Christ the King Church in Milwaukie on Tuesday, Feb 5.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Open Arms and Helping Hands (

Arrangements: Stehn Family Chapels Milwaukie.

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Teresa Rowley Sines

Aug. 26, 1959 - Jan. 20, 2013

Teresa Rowley Sines passed away in Oregon City on Jan. 20, at age 53.

She was born in Vallejo, Calif., to parents Glen and Irene Rowley on Aug. 26, 1959. She enjoyed boating, snow mobiling and her garden.

On Oct. 28, 2006, she married Bret Sines in Portland.

She is survived by: her husband, Bret; daughters, Tiffany, Ashley, Chelsie and Shantel; stepchildren, Nick and Amanda; grandson, Jaxon; sister, Veronica; nieces, Jennifer and Jamie; and nephew, Casey.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Kenny.

A memorial service was held on Feb. 2 at Estacada First Baptist Church.

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Betty Yeoman Sonnikse

June 5, 1921 - Dec. 29, 2012

Long-time Milwaukie resident Betty Sonniksen passed away Dec. 29, at Rose Villa Health Center. She worked at Milwaukie High School as a secretary from 1961- 1971.

She is survived by: children, Scott (Rebecca), Craig (Barbara) and Anne Bauder (Todd); grandchildren, Lara (Jef) Kalina, Kristen Sonniksen and Jakob (Danielle)Bauder; and great-grandchildren, Izabella and Sophia Kalina.

She was preceded in death by husband, Andrew T. Sonniksen in 1984.

Her family wishes to thank everyone at Rose Villa for their kindness and wonderful care of their mother.

A private entombment was held.

Dennis Denny” Van Valin

Dec. 24, 1931 – Jan. 24, 2013

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Betty, to whom he was a loving and devoted husband. He is also survived by his daughter Vicki Van Valin, son Barry Van Valin, three stepchildren, Karlene, Renee and Greg, 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Dennis Van Valin in 1987. He worked at the paper mill in West Linn for 42 years before retiring in 1994. Denny retired as a Master Sergeant in the National Guard after 20 years of service. Although a self-proclaimed “Bah-Humbug”, we all knew better by the many lights and decorations adorning the outside of his house and yard at Christmas.

He was loved and will be missed by his many friends and family.

Marilyn Joan Zetz

April 17,1931 - Jan. 29, 2013

Marilyn Joan Zetz died on Jan. 29.

She was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on April 17, 1931, to Edward and Amelia Goodwin.

The family moved to Portland in 1945, and she attended Washington High School.

She became a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines; while living in California, she worked for IBM, and was a Real Estate agent for Stan Wiley until her retirement.

She married Charles Frazer in 1954; they moved to San Jose, Calif., and later to Los Gatos, Calif.

She married Adrianus Zetz in 1972, and moved to Lake Oswego.

Mrs. Zetz is survived by: her brother, George Goodwin; his wife, Barbara; cousins, H. Lloyd Hofer and Don Schenk; niece, Deborah McCauley; and nephews, Mark, John and James Goodwin.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m., at the Oswego Heritage Council & Museum, 398 10th St., in Lake Oswego.

Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center Milwaukie.

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