Jesse “Jess” M. Macon Jr.

Dec. 7, 1940-July 13, 2013

Command Sgt. Major Jesse “Jess” M. Macon Jr. of Gresham died Saturday, July 13. He was 72.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 12300 S.E. 312th Drive in Boring.

Jess was retired from the 104th Division Timberwolves, based at Fort Vancouver, Wash., where he led a distinguished military career.

A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Walters Hill Ward, Jess also served as a Boy Scouts master.

Jess is survived by his wife, Janet Macon; daughters, Jessica Berndt and Kimberly Floyd; son, Michael Macon; sister, Kathleen Thompson; and many grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Research.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Carol Lee Dreiling

March 17, 1936-July 14, 2013

Gresham resident Carol Lee Dreiling died Sunday, July 14, surrounded by her family. She was 77.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 19, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Gresham, where Carol was a parishioner.

Carol was born March 17, 1936, in Portland to Henry and Leah Unruh. She graduated from Washington High School in 1954.

Carol married Gerald Paul Dreiling on Feb. 5, 1955. She was an avid Mariners and Oregon Ducks fan.

Carol was admired for her strength, sense of humor and open, loving heart.

Carol is survived by her daughters, Julie Long, Becky Normand and Cindy Knotts; sister, Lorene Powell; brother, Marion (Bud) Unruh; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the American Cancer Society.

Edward Nielson Jr.

Dec. 6, 1924-July 13, 2013

Former Troutdale resident Edward Nielson Jr. of Portland died Saturday, July 13. He was 88.

Graveside services will be held at noon Monday, July 22, at Willamette National Cemetery.

Edward was born Dec. 6, 1924, in Portland to Edward and Myrtle Belle (Soulé) Nielson. He graduated from Portland Union Academy in 1943 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Edward married Irene Doris Bauer on March 7, 1949, in Portland.

He worked for 40 years as an orthotist for Oregon Health & Science University before retiring in 1985.

Edward was a master gardener, a member of the outdoor club with Tabernacle Seventh-day Adventist Church and a volunteer at the Vista House Visitor Center, working on the Canvasback Missions projects. He also enjoyed woodworking.

Edward was preceded in death by his daughter, Gail Nielson. He is survived by his wife; daughters, Judith Gilligan and Joyce Knapp; sons, Kenneth Nielson and Gary Nielson; brother, Dale Nielson; six grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Bernice Tubbs

Dec. 25, 1937-July 15, 2013

Damascus resident Bernice “Bee” Tubbs died at her home Monday, July 15. She was 75.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Grace Community Church in Gresham.

Bee was born on Christmas Day 1937 in San Diego. As a young adult, Bee played major league softball.

She enjoyed gardening, cross stitching, woodworking, fishing, hunting and spending summers on the lake in Canada.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert Tubbs; daughters, Roberta Eldridge and Colleen Bellar; son, Frank Tubbs; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Raymond Eugene East

Oct. 29, 1946-July 11, 2013

Former East County resident Raymond Eugene East died Thursday, July 11, in Glendale, Ariz. He was 66.

A viewing will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Mt. Scott Funeral Home, with funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday July 26, at Mt. Scott Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at noon at Willamette National Cemetery.

Raymond was born Oct. 29, 1946, to Eugene and Josephine East in Portland. He married Melody Lorraine Hopper on Oct. 4, 1975.

Raymond is survived by wife; mother; sister, Paula Davis; brother, Russell East; children, Amanda Lambert, Raymond East-DeLorenzo, Brian East-Perkins, Anthony East-Perkins, Rebecca East and Rachael East; and 12 grandchildren.

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Frederick Joseph Brown, Jr.

Frederick Joseph Brown, Jr.,

Frederick Joseph Brown, Jr., 59, of Gresham, OR, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013, after an 18 year battle with liver disease. Fred was born in Pensacola, Florida on June 8, 1953, to Fred, Sr. and Dorothy Brown. Fred grew up in Niles, CA, with his brother, Chris, and sisters, Karen and Grace. Fred had many wonderful memories and stories of childhood rompings through Niles Canyon and hills with his siblings and friends. However, Fred’s fondest childhood memories were always of his beloved Grandpa Laxo and his first true love, baseball. Fred was one of those “small legends” all through his “baseball career”. Fred attended Prince of Peace Lutheran School until 8th grade. He was never happier than when he finally got to go to public high school with all his neighborhood friends. Fred was a graduate of Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, CA.

Fred was very proud of the fact that he served our Country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. I believe it was one of his proudest moments.

Fred was a diehard San Francisco Giants and 49’ers fan all of his life (he was laid to rest in full Giants attire . . . as it should be!). His other loves included Santana music, surfing, motorcycles and trips to Mexico with his family.

On Valentine’s Day in 1981, Fred married the love of his life, Carrie. It was a lifelong commitment. They have two amazing sons, Eric (27) and Tyler (24), and they are absolutely Fred’s greatest accomplishments and would give him his proudest moments ever.

Fred was an at home Dad for many years. Fred’s always wanted children to feel special and important. He spent countless hours (many years actually), coaching, volunteering, spectating and mentoring all children, not just his own. He was well loved in return by many.

Fred was further blessed with his daughter-in-law, Marisa and future daughter-in-law, Rosemary. Eric and Marisa gave Fred his first grandchild, Sloan Eloise, who was born only one month before his passing. He called her “his little sweetheart”. The very day that Fred passed away, Tyler and Rosemary told him that they were going to make him a grandfather for a second time . . . that they too were expecting a child. I know now that our grandchildren will always have an angel watching over them . . . their Grandpa Fred. Fred’s legacy was and continues to be his beautiful growing family.

A Celebration of Fred’s Life will be held on July 27, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Gresham Little League, Major Field located in Gresham Main City Park, Gresham, OR 97080.

Celebration contributions in Fred’s name can be made to Gresham Little League.

Dorothy Alice Field

Dorothy Alice Field

Dorothy Alice Field, 82, a resident of Corbett, died on July 12, 2013 of complications from congestive heart failure at Farmington Square in Gresham. Alice was born on April 13, 1931 in Portland. Her parents were John and Dorothy Bair. She was married in Gresham in August 1948 to Wallace S. Field.

Alice was a longtime employee of the Gresham-Barlow School District where she worked in a number of capacities. She began as a teacher’s aide, eventually being named Head Secretary at Highland Elementary until her retirement in 1996.

Alice was intelligent, positive, kind and loving, all of which were reflected in the things she enjoyed most in life. She was always a voracious reader, an avid movie fan, and enjoyed working crossword puzzles in her spare time. She cared for her flowers and the hummingbirds at her lovely scenic home in Corbett which provided her so much peace and joy. Those who knew her well know she also thrived on her passion for fashion. In retirement she enjoyed loving time spent with family and doting on her cat Casey, as well as her frequent visits to friends in Gresham. These qualities were shown best as she displayed them throughout her extended battle with cancer and her declining health.

Alice’s parents and husband preceded her in death. She is survived by her brother, Maj. Richard C. Blair of Albuquerque, New Mexico; by her son Scott and his wife Glennda of Corbett, their daughter Jenna and sons Wade, Andy, and Mike; by her daughter Sandy Cuda and her husband Tony of Santa Monica, and their sons Zach and Conrad; and by six great-grandchildren, and her devoted friend and neighbor Gloria Wiemann. At Alice’s request there will be no service. Arrangements under the care of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home.

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