Joyce E. Lambert

Feb. 24, 1936-May 28, 2013

Gresham resident Joyce E. Lambert died Tuesday, May 28. She was 77.

No services are planned at this time.

Joyce was born Feb. 24, 1936, in Portland. She married Eugene E. Lambert in 1958 and traveled the world with him through the U.S. Army.

In 1974, Joyce and Eugene retired and moved to Oregon, where their six children were able to attend one school.

A dedicated mother and housewife, Joyce taught cake decorating classes at Mt. Hood Community College.

She is survived by her husband, six children and many extended relatives and friends.

Family Memorial Mortuary is handling arrangements.

David Ray Dean

Oct. 24, 1951-July 28, 2013

Troutdale resident David Ray Dean died Sunday, July 28. He was 61.

Private services will be held at a later date.

David was born Oct. 24, 1951, in Portland to John and Eleanor (Nordlof) Dean. He was raised and educated in Portland, graduating from Marshall High School in 1969.

David continued his education at Mt. Hood Community College and worked as a warehouseman for Gevurtz Furniture.

In 1975, he married Michelle McKeeney, with whom he had three children. The couple was later divorced.

David was preceded in death by his son, Brandon Dean. He is survived by his children, Justin and Hillary Dean of Troutdale; sisters, Patricia Williams of Rockaway Beach and Eileen Barron of Redmond; and two granddaughters.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Shirley May Sprenger Mocabee

Dec. 15, 1921-July 30, 2013

Longtime Gresham resident Shirley May Sprenger Mocabee died Tuesday, July 30. She was 91.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at Gresham Memorial Chapel. Committal services will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park.

Shirley was born Dec. 15, 1921, in Albany to Clara (Jett) and Clate Sprenger.

A fourth-generation Oregonian, she moved to Portland with her mother and sister, Betty, when she was 4.

Shirley had three children with her first husband. She acted as Worthy Matron, or presiding officer, of Parkrose Chapter 151 of Order of the Eastern Star. She was also Queen of Daughters of the Nile Nydia Temple No. 4.

Shirley married E.G. “Al” Mocabee in 1963 in Portland. She loved to care for animals, prompting her husband to say she should have married a millionaire if she wanted to bring home every stray she found.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Julie McEnery Sanders; grandson, Tracy J. Banks; and sister, Betty Loback.

She is survived by her children, Terry McEnery and Scott McEnery; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-niece.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

Fred R. Glassburn

Dec. 13, 1942-July 29, 2013

Former Sandy resident Fred R. Glassburn died Monday, July 29. He was 70.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Caldwell, Idaho.

Fred was born Dec. 13, 1942. He lived for many years in Sandy before moving to Nampa, Idaho.

He is survived by his three children, Heath, Jarrod and Marleen; three stepchildren, Rocky, Justin and Gwen; and seven grandchildren.

Flahiff Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. Condolences may be made online at

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Donald Lyle Countryman Sr.

Oct. 13, 1933-Aug. 1, 2013

Donald Lyle Countryman Sr.

Don Countryman Sr. passed away on August 1, 2013 in Portland, OR. Don was born in Flint, Michigan and went to school in a one room school house containing all eight grades. He was raised in Clackamas Oregon and graduated from Milwaukie High School. He enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War and served in Saudi Arabia & Behrain. He participated in 17 atomic bomb tests in the South Pacific.

Don is survived by his wife Peggy of Gresham, Son: Don Jr.(Cortina and grandson Tristen) of La Center Wa., Daughter; Shari Henderson (Jody and grandson Jacob) of Clackamas OR.

He was preceded in death by his mom & dad; Hazel & Al Tice of Sweet Home, Or. and his brother Bob of Idaho.

Don enjoyed golf and all sports, especially his “Portland Trailblazers” of whom he & Peggy were season ticket holders for many years. He enjoyed watching Tristen compete in basketball & Jacob in all his pre-school & grade school activities.

Don was patriotic, kind, loving and a faithful husband and father and will be greatly missed.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Henry Catholic Church 346 W 1st Gresham @ 11:00am on Monday, August 5th. Interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery.

Alice “May” Osborn

Alice 'May' Osborn

Alice “May” Osborn died peacefully at her home in Gresham August 1, 2013 a few days before her 99th birthday.

A funeral service was held at Sandy Funeral Home Monday August 5th with burial following at Cliffside Cemetery.

She was born Alice May Searle August 16, 1914 in Ballard, Washington to Sarah Corrine (Bane) and Floyd M. Searle. Soon after her birth the family moved to the Portland area where May was raised and received her education. After graduation May attended Marinello Beauty School and began her career as a beautician. She eventually owned her own beauty shop and after many successful years retired in 1986.

On August 15, 1970 May married Terrance “Ted” Osborn in Reno, Nevada. She and Ted enjoyed their home on Cedar Creek in Sandy for many years.

May’s hobbies included oil painting and working out in her yard. She also had a special place in her heart for her cats who she loved dearly.

Survivors include her son, Scott Osborn of Portland; daughters, Michele Lucian of WA and Suzanne Newman of CA; nieces, Talia Searle and Lynn Spain both of Gresham; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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