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January 30, 1935 - March 6, 2015

Richard joined IBEW Local 970 in December 1953.  He retired in November 1998.  He is survived by his wife Connie.  No memorial service is planned.  Donations can be made to The American Heart Association.

November 28, 1935 - February 28, 2015

Wayne joined IBEW Local 48 in November 1958.  He retired in December 1997.  He passed away on February 28, 2015.  He is survived by his wife Elaine and daughter Cindy.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 14 at 2pm at the 1st Presbyterian Church, 4300 Main Street, Vancouver, WA.... More

August 23, 1918 - January 8, 2015


Brother Miller passed away on January 8, 2015.  He was initiated into IBEW Local 48 in November 1946.  He retired in January 1983.  He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, six children, seven grand-children, and three great-grand-children. A memorial service will be held this Saturday,... More

March 4, 1925 - February 6, 2015

Calvin Henry Hiatt, 89, died peacefully Feb. 6, 2015. He was born March 4, 1925, in Dunseith, N.D., the son of Annie and Amos Hiatt. Calvin was a veteran of World War II, having enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 18, and honorably served in the South Pacific Theater of Operations. Upon discharge,... More

August 19, 1924 - February 4, 2015

Eugene Victor Guenzi passed peacefully at Brookdale in Wilsonville. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Katherine; children, Doris Coit (Benton), Gary (Tamara) and Dennis (Kathleen); nine granddaughters; eight great-grands; sister, Verda Hansberry; and many nieces and nephews. He was born in... More

April 15, 1927 - February 12, 2015

A viewing will be held at 1 p.m., with a service at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cherry Park Ward, Portland. Private interment in Willamette National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contribution in his memory to the LDS... More

July 6, 1924 - November 28, 2014

Glendon was born on July 6, 1924 and passed away on Friday, November 28, 2014.  He was initiated into Local 48 in October of 1956.  In 1997 he took a travel card to Local 125.  No memorial service is planned.  Glendon was a resident of Vancouver, Washington.

October 19, 1928 - December 13, 2014

Dale E. Greeley, 86, of Kelso passed away Dec. 13, 2014, at St. John Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 19, 1928, in Chicago, to Albert Edson and Dorothy S. (Lierman) Greeley. The family moved to Longview when Dale was 2 years old. He graduated from R.A. Long High School.

He was a... More

September 14, 1951 - December 25, 2014

Steven was an active member of Local 48 since May 1994. He is survived by his wife and children.

On Friday, January 2, a celebration of life is being held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Astoria Event Center, 255 Ninth Street. Hughes-Ransom Mortuary in Astoria is in charge of the arrangements.... More

August 28, 1952 - December 23, 2014

William Cummings passed away on December 23.  He was initiated into Local 48 in November 1988 and was an active member.  At this time there are no plans for a memorial service.

August 4, 1979 - January 13, 2015

Nathan was born on August 4th, 1979 in Portland, Oregon. He was the second son of John and Natalie Jackson with an older brother, Thad. He only weighed 4 pounds 13 ounces, but he filled a huge place in our family and our hearts.

Our home was brimming with laughter, drawings, Lego... More

November 10, 1958 - September 15, 2013

Ben was initiated into Local 48 in April 1997.  He is survived by his son, Kody Bramlett, and his sister, Nancy Graves.

January 10, 1926 - August 19, 2014

Daniel Dwyer was born on January 11, 1926 and passed away on August 19, 2014.  He became an IBEW member in 1957, took a travel card from LU 48 in 1977 to LU 970 and retired in 1988.  He is survived by his wife, Ruth, sons Dan and James and daughters Lorraine and Sheila.  He also has 9 grand... More

February 1, 1916 - January 2, 2014

A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 N.E. 112th Ave., Vancouver. Wayne was born in Colton to Charles and Maude Belle Kiser Hunter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emily Perkins Hunter, in April 2012; son, Dr. Clifford... More

March 11, 1926 - August 17, 2014

Archie Dean Smith Jr., 88, of Kelso passed away Aug. 17, 2014, at the Hospice Care Center.

He was born March 11, 1926, in Sheridan, Ore., to Archie Dean and Elsie Smith. He graduated from R.A. Long High School.

He married Donna Rae Smith in Longview in 1948. She preceded him in... More

October 21, 1937 - September 13, 2014

James “Jim” L. Edwards passed away on September 13, 2014. He was 76 years old.

Jim was born to his parents Cecil and Amy Marie Edwards in Ellensburg, Washington on October 21, 1937. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard, and spent his working life as an electrician at Far West Electric. Jim... More

October 18, 1922 - September 18, 2014

Albert joined IBEW Local 48 in January 1951. He retired in December 1984. He is survived by six children.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Pegg, Paxson & Springer Funeral Chapel, 4675 S.W. Watson Ave., in Beaverton. Visit his memorial page at:... More

March 24, 1964 - September 20, 2014

Scott became an IBEW Local 48 member in June 1993.  He is survived by his daughter, Mackenzie, and mother and step-father, Gayle and Lee.  The only memorial service for Scott will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 4033 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, Oregon on Tuesday, September 30 at 1 pm.... More

November 5, 1923 - August 12, 2014

George Reynolds was born to John (Lee} and Cora Reynolds on November 5, 1923 on the family farm in Delphos Kansas.

George passed away in peace on Tuesday August 12, 2014 surrounded by family members. He was preceded in death by his wife Elsie. He is the beloved father to Sandra Tolman (... More

July 26, 1959 - September 30, 2014

Michael "Mick" Ploense passed unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. He now rests in a special place beside our mother. Mick was born July 26, 1959, in Portland, an avid fisherman and outdoors man. He had many very close friends and family who loved him. He is survived by his father, Bill Ploense... More

August 3, 1930 - September 2, 2014

Robert Lauren Kufus died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. He was born Aug. 3, 1930, to Lauren and Helen Kufus in Seattle. Bob is survived by his children, Michael Kufus and Debby (Bert) Winemiller; grandchildren, Holly (Billy), Chad (Tiffany), Nick and Alexandria; great-grandchildren, Camryn, Haidyn,... More

August 1, 1947 - November 7, 2014

Our loving father passed away doing what he loved most. He was hunting with friends in beautiful Eastern Oregon where he suffered a heart attack. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Cochran & Waud Sunset Chapel, 715 Seventh Street, Oregon City.

Donald G.... More

April 8, 1938 - June 3, 2013

Jay is survived by his family members, Shannon and Georjean. Jay worked as an electrician for McCoy Electric. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. At his request there will be no services.

Jay was initiated into IBEW on 12/20/1956 and retired on 11/30/1999.

December 27, 1931 - June 8, 2013

George L. Hayes was born December 27, 1931.  He was initiated into IBEW Local 48 on January 1, 1957.  He retired on January 1, 1995.  George passed away in Port Townsend, WA on June 8, 2013.

January 26, 1913 - May 26, 2013

John E. Mitzel was born January 26, 1913. He was initiated into IBEW Local 48 on December 19, 1946. He retired on December 31, 1981. John passed away at the grand age of 100 in Bend, OR on May 26, 2013.

December 9, 1943 - July 16, 2013

Howard Lee Cook, 69, of Grants Pass died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at his home.

No services are planned. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 31 W. Sixth St., Medford, OR 97501.

He was born... More

January 1, 1917 - July 25, 2013

Gordy married Thelma Irene Baynham in 1940. He had a long career as a neon tube bender and was responsible for the "Made in Oregon" sign. Gordy loved motorcycles, fishing and hunting. He is survived by his sons, Ron and Denny. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma in 2005.

Brother... More

December 11, 1929 - August 1, 2013

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Tom McGillivray was a proud Scotsman but even a prouder American. He married Sally Armour February 15, 1952 in Glasgow, Scotland and enjoyed 61 years of marital bliss.

Tom was born into a large, loving family and was the 12th of 13 children of Hector and... More

January 8, 1976 - August 28, 2013

Josh passed away Aug. 28, 2013, surrounded by his family and friends. Josh was born Jan. 8, 1976, in Portland, to Steve and Rhonda Lackey, 50 minutes before his twin brother, Isaac. He grew up and lived in Clackamas, graduated from Clackamas High School, attended OSU and became a Journeyman... More

December 2, 1922 - September 1, 2013

Elbert W. Smith was born on December 2, 1922. He was initiated into IBEW Local 48 on September 19, 1957. He retired in May of 1985. He passed away on September 1, 2013. He is survived by his daughter, Susan Newman.

September 18, 1917 - August 31, 2013

September 18, 1917 - August 31, 2013

Darvin Halver Halverson was born in Bowbells, North Dakota on September 17, 1917, to parents Gilbert and Cora (Thompson) Halverson. His brothers and sisters have all passed on.

He worked on his family farm where they raised cattle and grew wheat... More

June 27, 1951 - September 19, 2013

Kenneth M. Stevens was born June 27, 1951.  He was initiated into IBEW Local 48 in June 2006.  He passed away September 19, 2013.  He is survived by his wife Janice.  

Donations may be made to the Oregon Humane Society.

A celebration of life will be held sometime in the future.

November 24, 1949 - October 15, 2013

Fritz G. Dobin

November 24, 1949 - October 15, 2013

Fritz was initiated into Local 48 in July 1970. He is survived by his wife, Donna.

October 1, 1926 - October 15, 2013

Gene Foster was initiated into Local 48 in September 1961. He retired in October 1988. He is survived by five children.

Please see link for more information on the Memorial Service that will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2013. More

December 26, 1954 - October 21, 2013

Paul was initiated into IBEW Local 48 on September 23, 1992. He passed away on October 21, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Pam, and his son, Eric.

Please join us in a celebration of life.
To our dear friend, wonderful husband, and loving father.

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December 7, 1985 - November 5, 2013

Nate is survived by his adoring family, his wife, Lacey Pruitt; unborn child; mother, Kathy Pruitt; father, Earl Pruitt; sisters, Megan (Kenton) Cheek and Melissa Pruitt; grandparents, Ed and Shirley Hegedus and Randy and Ronnie Mosley; along with a host of extended family; and precious friends... More

June 25, 1976 - September 23, 2013

David passed away on September 23, 2013.  He was initiated into IBEW in August 2011.  He is survived by his mother, Sharon Murray.

December 9, 1957 - November 16, 2013

Wayne was initiated into IBEW Local 48 in April 1979.  He passed away on November 16, 2013.  He is survived by his son, Wayne Garrison Jr.

June 11, 1946 - December 10, 2013

Larry was initiated into the IBEW in October 1989.  He retired in October 2009.  He is survived by his daughter, Audra Hodges.  There will be a memorial service on December 29, 2013 at 2 PM.  It will be at the Oregon City Elks Lodge, 610 McLoughlin Blvd, Oregon City, OR, 97045.

November 24, 1922 - December 9, 2013

John was initiated into the IBEW in November 1941. He retired in November 1984. He passed away on December 9, 2013. He was very thankful for the life that the IBEW had afforded him. He also served in the US Navy aboard the USS Exxex-CV-9 during World War II.

A memorial service will be... More

June 30, 1938 - December 27, 2013

Andrew was initiated into the IBEW in March 1964. He retired in June 2003. Andrew is survived by his wife, Marjorie, his son, Andrew, and his daughter, Daphne.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 6, 2014, 9:30 AM at Ross Hollywood Chapel, 4733 NE Thompson St, Portland,... More

December 8, 1974 - October 25, 2013

Travis was initiated into IBEW Local 48 in August 2000.  He passed away on October 25, 2013.

May 2, 1932 - December 15, 2013

Vincent S. Bennett, 81, of Menomonie, WI, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, WI.

Vincent was born on May 2, 1932, to Ernest and Austa (Wood) Bennett in Minneapolis, MN. Graduating from Breck High School in Minneapolis in 1949, he entered the... More

August 4, 1963 - January 19, 2014

Paul was a member of IBEW Local 48 since June 2007.  He is survived by his daughter, Kristin, son, Kyle, and his father, Joseph.  There will be a memorial service on February 7, 2014 at 11 AM at the Holy Cross Church, 5227 N Bowdoin St, Portland, OR  97203.

March 20, 1917 - October 4, 2013

Sylvester "Pat" A. Spieker, 96, of Hillsboro, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at his beloved Green Park home. He was surrounded by his wife for 70 years, Alvina (Lordemann), family and caregivers, John and Ligia Teodosiu. Pat was born to Joseph J. and Emma Christella (Williams) Spieker on... More

July 20, 1925 - January 31, 2014

Lloyd Knudsen, a former political and education director for the Oregon AFL-CIO and a longtime member of IBEW Local 48, died Jan. 31. He was 88.

Knudsen joined IBEW Local 48 at age 17 when he took a job at the Oregon Shipyard in St. Johns after graduating from Tigard High School. At the... More

March 7, 1933 - February 3, 2014

Paul Georgeades, 80 of Vancouver, Wash., died on Feb, 3, 2014, and will be missed dearly. He was born on March 7, 1933, to Jack and Grace Georgeades in Portland where he went to Jefferson and Benson High Schools.

In 1950 Paul met his girlfriend Phyllis who became his wife of 63 years.... More

December 4, 1917 - February 24, 2014

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Bernard Thomas Riley, 96, of Longview passed away Feb. 24, 2014, at PeaceHealth Medical Center in the loving arms of his family.

He was born Dec. 4, 1917, in Kinney, Minn., to Nichols and Mary (Glasser) Riley. He grew up in Biwabik, Minn., the middle of 10... More

Heinz was born in Ilmenau, Germany and came with his family to the U.S. in 1957. He worked as a Master Electrician and was a proud Union member. Heinz worked at the Port of Portland and retired in 1986.

He loved to fly Sail Planes and was a founding member of the Willamette Valley Soaring... More

Karli Cole & Girls

Karli was a great Mother, daughter, friend, sister & wife. She grew up in Vancouver wa and attended Vancouver Christian. Early morning on Febuary 28th her trailer, that she and her 2 daughters lived in, caught fire and took their three lives.

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