The independent. (Vernonia, Or.) 1986-current, August 04, 2005, Page Page 20, Image 20

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The INDEPENDENT, August 4, 2005
From page 15
something good, in a world that
is so EVIL.
This letter is to inform peo-
ple, to “re-educate” and to in-
spire others to give of them-
selves. It doesn’t have to be
about money. It can be your
time, your voice, or your talent.
I do missionary work for Rwan-
da. My daughter and I, along
with my husband, made over
300 necklaces to send to
Rwanda. They loved them. A
small gift shows others you
care. It also brings hope. Give
where your heart is. If you are
interested in donating funds,
school supplies, toys or school
uniforms, please contact me at
<> or
visit these websites: <www.>,
<>, and
Thank you for making a dif-
Laura Trabosh
Remembrances are suggested to
the American Diabetes Association,
380 SE Spokane, #110, Portland OR
Tualatin Valley Funeral Alternatives
of Hillsboro was in charge of arrange-
St., Forest Grove, OR 97116 or to the
American Heart Association, Oregon
Affiliate, Inc., 1200 N.W. Naito Parkway
#200, Portland, OR 97209.
Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home
in Forest Grove was in charge of
Florence Pearl Lee, 91, Cornelius,
died July 15, 2005. Graveside services
were held July 20 in Union Point Ceme-
tery, in Banks, with the Rev. C. Eugene
Sabin officiating.
Ms. Lee was born May 27, 1914, in
Banks, to Herbert D. and Martha H.
(Harness) Wiswell. She was raised in
In 1935, she married Melvin J.
“Pete” Lee. They made their home in
Forest Grove and Dilley, then moved to
Cornelius in 1943. They divorced in
1955. She worked scaling logs at Gales
Peak Lumber Co., for Hudson House
Cannery, for Perfection Bakery, as a
cook for Forest Hills Golf Course, for
the Battery Factory, for Woodfold Mar-
co Door Manufacturing Co., and for
B.P. John Furniture Manufacturing Co.
as a floor supervisor in the upholstery
department until retiring in 1977.
She was preceded in death by two
brothers, Wes Wiswell and Richard
Hendrick, and a sister, Juanita
Survivors include two sons, Milton
H. “Snook” Lee of Forest Grove and
Melvin J. “Hap” Lee, Jr. of Cornelius;
one sister, Reatha Strange of Hillsboro,
Texas; a step-sister, Etta Miller of Sel-
ma; four grandchildren; nine great-
grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Remembrances are suggested to
Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, 1919 Ash
Clara G. Lyons, 85, St. Helens, died
July 16, 2005. A celebration of life was
held July 23 at First Lutheran Church in
St. Helens. Interment was at Columbia
Memorial Gardens in Scappoose.
Mrs. Lyons was born February 23,
1920, in Killdeer, N. Dakota, to Lanson
and Mabel (Smith) Ross. She moved to
St. Helens as a young girl and graduat-
ed from St. Helens High School.
In 1940, she married James Lyons.
They made their home in St. Helens.
She worked at the Red Apple Market in
St. Helens and never missed a day of
work in 33 years. She retired in 1985.
She was preceded in death by her
Survivors include one son; James
of St. Helens; one daughter, Cheryl
Lyons of North Bend; four brothers,
Donald Ross of Shingletown, Califor-
nia, Ed of Banks, Albert and Lanson,
both of Surprise, Arizona; one sister,
Pearl Zilsdorf of Medora, N.D.; one
grandson and one great-granddaugh-
In 1945, he married Lois Jean Mc-
Cool. They made their home in Port-
land until moving to Astoria in 1948,
Gaston in 1955, and to Hillsboro in
1976. He moved to Cornelius in 1987,
then to Forest Grove in April 2005.
He owned and operated Tom’s Bar-
ber Shop in Hillsboro until he sold the
shop in 1987, though he continued to
barber there until he was 83.
He was preceded in death by his
wife; two brothers, Howard and Frank;
three sisters, Mabel, Beula Mae and
Survivors include his son, John D.
of Vernonia; two daughters, Jean M.
Rasmussen of Forest Grove and Luella
R. Wiley of Cornelius; five grandchil-
dren; five great-grandchildren; nieces
and nephews.
Remembrances are suggested to
Hospice of Washington County, 427
S.E. Eighth Ave., Hillsboro OR 97123.
Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home
in Forest Grove was in charge of
John Alexander “Johnny B”
Beamish, 66, Vernonia, died July 25,
2005. A celebration of life was held July
31 in Vernonia.
Mr. Beamish was born December 7,
1937, in Boston, Massachusetts, to
Alec and Mary Lou (Hederson)
In 1955, he married Jo Ann Miller.
They made their home in San Diego,
California, and Yuma, Arizona, before
moving to Vernonia in 1966. He worked
in construction, logging, fishing and
commercial clam digging in Alaska, be-
fore starting his own construction busi-
ness, Johnny B Enterprises. He loved
being in Vernonia’s St. Patrick’s Day
parade each year and had someone
meet him halfway so he could refill his
candy pouch, so he wouldn’t disappoint
the kids. He became an ordained min-
ister in 2002 and was proud to have
been able to perform marriage cere-
monies for two of his granddaughters.
Survivors include his wife; one son,
John of Vicenza, Italy; three daughters,
Debra Shaw of Gilchrist, Jill Gardner of
Kelso, Washington, and Dawn Buckner
of Vernonia; nine grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren.
Remembrances are suggested to a
charity of choice or to Community
Home Hospice Center.
The Neptune Society was in charge
of cremation.
Janice LaVon Caffey, 78, Portland,
died July 17, 2005. A memorial service
was held July 31 in Vernonia Four-
square Church.
Mrs. Caffey was born May 23, 1927,
in Gopher, South Dakota. Her maiden
name was Goodrich. She moved to
Banks as a child and graduated from
Banks High School. She lived in Den-
ver for 20 years before moving to For-
est Grove in 1966, then to Portland in
In 1989, she married Hugh D.
Goodrich. She was preceded in death
by her husband.
Survivors include two sons, Daniel
Malarkey and Charles Malarkey; a
daughter, Kathleen Allen of Vernonia; a
sister, Edith Dierickx; three grandchil-
dren and three great-grandchildren.
Remembrances are suggested to a
charity of choice.
American Burial was in charge of
Cheryl Diane Kelsey, 58, Forest
Grove, died July 25, 2005. A celebra-
tion of life will be held August 6 from 2
to 6 p.m. at the home of Wade and Pat
Ferris, 2615 12th St.
Mrs. Kelsey was born September 1,
1946, in Inglewood, California, to How-
ard and Gloria Patten Harris. She was
raised in Fullerton, Calif. She was a
hair dresser and owned and operated
several salons, including Mane Street
Hair Design in Banks, until her health
caused her to retire.
Survivors include a daughter, April
S. Griffin of Hillsboro; two brothers,
David M. Harris of Marathon, Florida,
and Richard S. Harris of Medford; a sis-
ter, Patricia J. Ferris of Forest Grove;
two grandchildren; nieces and neph-
well Dear Friend
"A Trusted Name in Funeral Service"
Thomas David Owens, 85, Forest
Grove, died July 17, 2005. Graveside
services were held July 20 in Forest
View Cemetery, with Pastor Paul Pas-
tor, of the Evangelistic Ministries in
Hillsboro, officiating.
Mr. Owen was born July 1, 1920, in
Decatur, Texas, to Benjamin Franklin
and Ollie Mae (McDaniels) Owens. He
was raised in Decatur. He served in the
U.S. Navy during World War II on the
U.S.S. Midway and the U.S.S.
Angel Memorials
Granite Markers
Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt
Funeral Home
Third Generation
Family Owned & Operated
Rocky D. Burch
6-14-1994 to 7-26-2005
Jeffrey & Debra Rose-Hoyt
Tina Rose-Reynolds, Gregory Hoyt
Jane Schneider, Ross Mathews
Yvonne La Mont, Helen Matzke
Attendant: Ray Pelster
2308 Pacific Av. Frst Grv....357-2161
741 Madison Av. Vern.........429-6611
Privately owned
Not a funeral home
or cemetery
Personal home visits
at no extra charge
Prices start at $320
including design
and lettering
Wendy Sears
Gary Duane Robertson, 58, Vernon-
ia, died July 18, 2005. Graveside serv-
ices were held July 23 in Vernonia
Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Robertson was born January
18, 1947, in Forest Grove, to Elliott V.
“Lige” and Arvela M. Christensen
Robertson. He was a sixth generation
Vernonian and graduated from Vernon-
ia High School in 1965. He served in
the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He worked in
the timber industry.
He was preceded in death by his
parents; four uncles and two aunts.
Survivors include a brother, Bud in
Aloha; a sister, Jodi Queen of
Carmichael, California; an uncle; five
aunts; a great-aunt; nieces, nephews
and cousins.
Remembrances are suggested to
the National Association for the Termi-
nally Ill, P.O. Box 368, Shelbyville, KY
Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home
in Vernonia was in charge of arrange-
Tualatin Valley
Funeral Alternatives
~ There are Options ~
241 West Main St., Hillsboro