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About Just out. (Portland, OR) 1983-2013 | View Entire Issue (July 7, 1995)
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Are you a stereotype ?
So are we.
William R. Jamison
Creative spirit lost
Community activist and arts advocate Will
iam R. Jamison Jr. died June 21 due to illnesses
caused by AIDS. He was 49.
Nationally recognized for his early support of
self-taught artists and young emerging Northwest
artists, Jamison was also owner of the Jamison/
Thomas Gallery in Portland, which he established
in 1980 as the Folk Craft Gallery.
William Jamison was also involved in historic
preservation early in the ’60s in Ohio and brought
his passion to Oregon in 1974. As co-owner of
Victoria’s Nephew from 1974 to 1983, Jamison
provided a cafe for local politicos and expatriates
to plan the city ’ s future over bagels and the yet-to-
William Jamison is survived by his loving
companion of 14 years, Bradley Rogers; his par
ents, Alberta and William Sr. of Geneva, Ohio;
his sisters, Virginia Bilick, Betty Olsen, Nancy
Peterson and Margie Boslett; his brothers, Tho
mas and Kenneth, and numerous loving nieces
Jamison died in his home, where his friends
and loved ones had gathered. A memorial service
will be held Sunday, July 16, at 7 am at the
Washington Park Rose Garden Amphitheater. A
reception will follow at Jamison/Thomas Gal
lery, 1313 NW Glisan St.
Donations in Jamison’s memory may be made
to the William Jamison Scholarship fund at the
Pacific Northwest College of Art, The William
Jamison Lecture Series at the Oregon School of
Arts and Crafts, or the Art/AIDS fund for AIDS
research and education.
A writer to the end
Redon learned that he had AIDS in 1986. In
the years that followed he enjoyed the bar life in
New York, Portland and San Francisco. His fa
vorite year was 1992, when he had his own
apartment on Post Street in San Francisco.
He came to live in Guemeville, Calif., with his
friend Joan Leslie Taylor, also a writer. Eventu
ally his health worsened, and he was diagnosed
with AIDS dementia. He accomplished three es
says in the last months of his life, a writer until the
end. Redon was discouraged when his later books,
which he felt were better than the others, didn’t
get published. When he could no longer walk and
even reading became hard, he was ready to die.
Redon is survived by his parents, Earle and
V’Anne Didzun, a sister, Gayle Mickey, and a
brother, Andrew Didzun, all of Lake Oswego;
and his friend, Joan Taylor, who helped him as his
disease progressed. His papers are preserved at
the Oregon Historical Society. His ashes will be
interred at Zena Cemetery in Oregon, where his
ancestors, who inspired several of his novels, are
‘T o have placed the impossible word on the
rainbow’s arc, then it would have all been said.”
Novelist Joel Redon died June 6. He published
three novels and wrote several powerful essays.
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You're also different.
And so are we.
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You can hear the difference.
A memorial service for Gary Ronald Howell
was held Sunday, June 11, 1995, at the Portland
Metropolitan Community Church.
Howell died of complications of AIDS on
June 1. He was 50 years old.
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Gary Ronald Howell
Howell had collected nearly 200 radios since
childhood by shopping at garage sales and thrift
shops. His CB handle was “Radio Man.”
Howell is survived by his partner, Wayne
Boulette, of Portland; his mother, Lee, of Port
land; his two brothers; and a sister.
Remembrances may be made to Our House,
2727 SE Alder St., Portland, OR 97214.
will be missed
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Keith Kendrick died peacefully of complica
tions of AIDS at St. Vincent’s Hospital on June 9.
Bom on June 18, 1953, and raised in Portland,
Keith graduated from Portland State University
with a bachelor’s in English. He is a former
manager of Bedside X-Ray, where he worked for
Keith’s interests included gardening, draw
ing, photography and travel. Social services were
important to Keith, and he organized and encour
aged his co-workers and friends to support local
Disposition was by cremation.
He will be missed by many friends; his mother,
Claire Kendrick; sisters, Rhonda and Leslie; broth
ers, Kevin and George; and by his companion of
eight years, Pascal Peterson.
Donations in Keith’s memory may be made to
Salvation Army Greenhouse, 820 SW Oak St.,
Portland, OR 97205.
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