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In Memoriam

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.

... More
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

February 25, 2014 7:46 am

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.

Please make... More

January 3, 1930 - October 9, 2013

Dennis Randal Dunrud of Molalla died Oct. 9, 2013. He was 83. He was born Jan. 3, 1930, in Minnesota to Edwin and Elsie Dunrud. He married Darlene (Lindland) Dunrud Sept. 7, 1950.

He grew up in the Molalla area and graduated from Colton High school and was in the U.S. Air Force.

He... More

June 10, 1953 - March 3, 2014

Richard (Rick) Allan Larie, was born on June 10th, 1953 in Portland, Oregon. Rick went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Monday March 3rd, 2014.

Rick is survived by his wife Teresa Kay Larie; daughter Jennifer (Jeremiah) Alexander; step daughters Samantha Reid and Angela (Kirk)... More

February 25, 1919 - March 7, 2014

Ben was initiated into IBEW in September 1961. He retired in September 1981. He passed away March 7, 2014 after living a full life. He is survived by his nieces, Esther and Nancy.

Per his wishes, there will be no memorial service.

October 27, 1946 - April 2, 2014

Philip Arthur Parker, 67, died suddenly of heart failure on April 2, 2014, in Vancouver. He was born in Rhode Island, raised in Florida and moved to Vancouver with his family in 1978.

Philip was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for over 35 years, most... More

March 9, 1936 - April 2, 2014

Richard A. Weinbender, 78, a resident of the Helvetia community passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Oregon.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Tualatin Plains Presbyterian Church (Old... More

January 20, 1951 - November 23, 2013

Terrence "Terry" Elwood Jenkins, 62, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2013 in Vancouver, WA, after a long struggle with diabetic related disease. He was born January 22, 1951 in San Francisco, to Edith Rosenlund Jenkins and Frederick John Jenkins, Jr. and was raised in Salinas.

He... More

October 27, 1910 - April 30, 2014

Carl quietly passed away April 30th after living a long full life. He was initiated into IBEW Local 48 in 1942 and retired in 1977.

He is survived by his son Bob Powers and daughter Carol Laird. A memorial service will be held on May 13th 1 P.M. at the Jennings McCall Masonic Retirement... More

January 18, 1952 - May 5, 2014

Leonard passed away May 5.  He was initiated into IBEW Local 48 in August 1977.  He is survived by his daughter Melissa, his son Phillip and his longtime companion Dee.  A memorial service will be held on May 17 at 11 AM at The Chapel, 27132 SE Stark, Troutdale, OR  97060.  Condolences can also... More

July 5, 1924 - March 27, 2014

Walter was initiated into IBEW Local 48 in October 1948.  He retired in July 1986.  He is survived by his wife Vera and daughter, Sandi.

March 4, 1928 - August 20, 2013

Tribute & Message From The Family

William James Noble Sr. passed away quietly in his sleep on August 22, 2013. James was born March 4, 1928 to the union of Stephen and Estella Noble in Wewoka, Oklahoma. He was the 3rd oldest of five children to this marriage.

In 1946 James... More

April 27, 1943 - May 10, 2014

Larry was a member of IBEW Local 48 for 13 years working as a material handler. He passed away May 10, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, son, Mark, and daughter, Christen. Also two grand-children and two great grand-children.

A Celebration of Life will be held May 31 at 2 pm at... More

March 31, 1947 - June 1, 2014

William "Bill" LaRoche, 67, lost his battle with cancer Sunday, June 1, 2014. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Bill retired from local 48 IBEW in 2002 at age 55.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Creekside Golf... More

August 19, 1960 - June 7, 2014

Edward passed away June 7, 2014.  He was a member since October 1994.  He is survived by his daughters Heather and Hillary.  A celebration of life has already taken place.  Correspondence can be mailed to Heather Meyers at 21086 S Wilson Ct., Oregon City, OR  97045.


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