David Edward Kaady

July 20, 1945-Nov. 10, 2012

Former Gresham resident David Edward Kaady died Saturday, Nov. 10. He was 67.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Greater Grace Lutheran Brethren Church, 3707 S.E. 162nd Ave., Portland.

Dave was born July 20, 1945, in Portland and attended Centennial High School. He married Rita Anne Zittleman on Nov. 29, 1964, in Sandy.  

Dave worked in auto detailing for 50 years. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, landscaping, target shooting and dirt-bike riding. 

He is survived by his wife; daughters, Sherry Kaady Wilson and Tricia Kaady of Portland; brother, Ritchie Kaady of Portland; sisters, Sherry Rasmussen of Vancouver, Wash., and Georgia Klein of La Crosse, Wis.; and granddaughter, Chelsea Wilson.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Paula Boul Wilson

June 18, 1954-Nov. 10, 2012

Gresham resident Paula Boul Wilson died Monday, Nov. 10. She was 58.

A memorial service will be held in June at Paula’s house, with a family friend leading the service.

Paula was born June 18, 1954, in Belleville, Ill., to Robert and Rose Boul.

She attended Academy of Notre Dame Belleville and received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Houston.

She married Alan Wilson on Aug. 5, 2011, in Gresham. Paula worked in production finance for Radio City Productions in New York City before retiring in 2010.

Paula is survived by her husband; daughter, Nicole Stewart of San Diego; sisters, Mary Boul of Dickinson, Texas, Diane Boul of Orangevale, Calif., and Jodie Schneider of St. Charles, Mo.; and brother, John Boul of St. Louis, Mo.

Bob Wesley

July 6, 1938-Nov. 8, 2012

Gresham resident Bob Wesley died Thursday, Nov. 8. He was 74.

No memorial service will be held.

Bob was born July 6, 1938, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry, master’s degree in analytical chemistry and doctorate degree in inorganic chemistry.

Bob married Judith Anderson on July 1, 1961, in Broadbrook, Conn. He worked at North American Aviation and taught at Mt. Hood Community College.

One of his proudest moments was participating along with thousands of others in the Selma-Montgomery march in April 1965.

Bob is survived by his wife, Judith; sons, Steve Wesley of Gresham and Mike Wesley of Gresham; brother, Richard of Cincinnati, Ohio; and three grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Mt. Hood Community College Scholarship Fund or Mt. Hood Hospice.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Daniel Lee Mershon

December 14, 1951- November 6, 2012

Homer resident Dan Mershon died unexpectedly of a stroke while on vacation in Maui. He was 60 ys. old. Dan was born in Portland, OR the son of Alfred and Norma (Kent) Mershon. He attended all 12 yrs. at Corbett, OR area schools graduating in 1970. He was active in all sports, excelling in football.

Dan grew up commercial fishing on the Columbia River, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He married his high school sweetheart Christy and together they raised 2 sons, Joshua and Nathan. Dan followed the fish from Corbett, to Astoria, Oregon and on to Homer, Alaska where he lived and worked for over 30 yrs. He fished for salmon in Bristol Bay on the Gray Ghost, Cook Inlet on the Lady C, crab and halibut on the F/V Magnum and tendered the M/V M&M, a storied career.

Adventure was a big part of Dan’s life. He was a pilot and a sailor taking his family on sailing trips to Hawaii, American Samoa and Tonga. Dan loved the water and was either working or playing on it at any given time. Besides windsurfing his greatest passions were his grandkids and little dog Corky.

He is survived by his wife, Christy, son Joshua and his wife Mei, grandchildren Jonah, Micah, and Hannah, all of Homer, son Nathan and his wife Chandra ,White Salmon, WA, sister Karen Beyer (Mark) of Tillamook, OR, brother Phil Mershon (Sherol) of College Place, WA, brother Paul Mershon (Susan) Corbett, OR. and father-in-law John Schaffer (Judy) Sammamish, WA. He also leaves a large extended family of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law as well as many good friends. We believe that being a man of faith he is in the Lord’s care but we miss him deeply.

Due to the number of family living in the Pacific Northwest a memorial will be held at the Corbett Community Church, in Corbett, OR on Saturday Nov. 24, 2012 at 1 pm with an informal get together to be held in Homer, Alaska at a later date. Cards and remembrances may be sent to the family c/o Mershon, 845 NW Kennedy Lane, White Salmon, WA 98672.

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