Jeffery Warner Hoard

Dec. 15, 1960-April 22, 2013

Former Portland and Gresham resident Jeffery Warner Hoard died Monday, April 22, from stage 4 brain cancer. He was 52.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, April 27, in Salem.

Jeffery was born Dec. 15, 1960, to Ray and Azalea Hoard in Portland. He was raised with his two sisters and his parents’ four foster children.

Jeffery graduated from David Douglas High School in 1979 and worked as a machinist. He volunteered for the Turner Fire Department and enjoyed building gas model cars, airplanes and boats.

Jeffery married Rhonda Lacey on Sept. 15, 1984, in Portland.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Andrea Hoard; sisters, Linda Alsup and Zola Lung; brother, Terry Hoard; and a niece, nephew and two cousins. One of his foster siblings lives in the Estacada area.

Aumsville Cremation and Burial is handling arrangements.

Diane Estel Burk

May 27, 1945-April 24, 2013

Gresham resident Diane Estel Burk died Wednesday, April 24, from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). She was 67.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Gresham United Methodist Church, 620 N.W. Eighth Ave., Gresham. Her ashes will be spread at Rockaway Beach the next day.

Diane was born May 27, 1945, in Portland to Gale and Evelyn Peterson. She attended Marshall High School and received her associate’s degree in psychology from Mt. Hood Community College.

After her diagnosis with COPD and being told she had five years, Diane lived 15 more years. She loved painting ceramics, reading and watching Western television movies, especially “Bonanza.”

Diane was married twice but had been divorced many years.

She is survived by her children, Laurelee Hogan, Gary Wood and Paul Wood; siblings, Doug Peterson, Greg Peterson, Kay Grimstead and Laurel Grimstead; and five grandchildren.

Her sister Laurel Grimstead is handling arrangements and can be reached at 503-774-3058 for information about the spreading of ashes at the beach.

Evelyn M. Dalzell

July 17, 1930-April 18, 2013

Gresham resident Evelyn M. Dalzell died Thursday, April 18. She was 82.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, April 30, at St. Henry Catholic Church. Burial followed at Willamette National Cemetery.

Evelyn was born July 17, 1930, in St. Paul, Ore., to Henry Grentand and Gertrude Connor. She attended St. Mary’s High School.

Evelyn is survived by her son, Rodney Dalzell; daughter, Lena Rapp; grandsons, Benjamin and William Rapp; and nephew, Daniel Brentano.

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Grant Ezra Richardson

July 14, 1932-April 30, 2013

Grant Ezra Richardson of Troutdale died at his home Tuesday, April 30. He was 80.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1515 S.W. Cherry Park Road, Troutdale.

Grant was born July 14, 1932, in Salt Lake City to Fern (Carlston) and Ezra David Richardson. He served four years in the Air Force during the Korean war and was discharged in 1956. He worked for the Bonneville Power Administration in the personnel department from 1968 to 1991, when he retired.

He and his wife, Mary Beth, were married in 1954 at the LDS temple in Salt Lake City. They moved here in 1968.

Grant is survived by his wife; children, Mary K. Johnson, Mark Richardson, Melissa Robertson, Milana Colt, Martha Southwick and Moria Holas; 28 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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