Say Not in grief 'he is no more' but live in thankfulness that 'he was'

In memory of the following classmates:
    Claudia Frink Lolas - August 2017
    Barbara French Meiners- November 29, 2016
    Olga Wolf 
    Jeff Spear
    Chuck Hall  
    Steve Price
    Mike Ness
    Debbie James Scott  
    Harry Hostetler passed away Feb 4, 2014
    Judi Kamhoot passed away November 2013
    Steve Martin passed away Jan 6, 2011
    Berry Kline passed away Jan 15, 2011   
    Laurie Greer passed away March 1996 
    Marc Turner    
    Daniel Janzer passed away March 25, 2010 in Roseburg
    Ann MacFarlane passed away May 3, 2008 in Alaska.
    Nancy Burnell
    Becky Smith - 2002
    Char Skibinski - passed away July 2008 hiking in Northern California
    Kay Drauch Bing
    Gordon Smith
    Mike Goecks
    Jerry Campbell
    Ted Thompson
    Greg Collin
    Jeff Walter
    Linda Weed
    Connie Rittel
    Jeff Hedman
    Jo Carlson
    Marty Edgett
    Martha King
    Vicki Michel
    Rick Ramsey
    John Renton
    Louie Roy
    Peter Ruhl
    Jon Viskov
    JC Wellons
    Mike Jensen
    Kathy Ross Flath
    Greg Thompson
    Gail Strecker
    Jeff Morris
    Mike Wilson
    JoAnne McCallister
    Linda Damaske
    Monty Klock
    Carole Berg Freshner - February 2016

Teachers:
Mrs Briggs Lakewood Elementry School
 
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Claudia Frink Lolas
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Bill Pearson passed away February 17, 2015
Chuck passed away June 2014
Chuck passed away June 2014
Debbie James Scott  Passed away 2014
Debbie James Scott Passed away 2014
Steve Price  passed away 2014
Steve Price passed away 2014
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Harry passed away February 4, 2014
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Judi passed away November 2013
Fly Away
While being born in Billings, Montana, she also spent her childhood in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Her youthful spirit and enthusiasm filled the campus halls of the College of Idaho, Oregon State University, Idaho State University and the University Utah where she achieved her PhD. Her years in Salt Lake City were not idle as she
raised two children and spread the word of God by reaching out to those in need. She touched lives and she mended hearts. She gave selflessly to all those around her. As life brought her to Orange County, CA and later to the Rogue Valley in Oregon, she continued to spread light and joy to the lives of others. It is here, in Jacksonville Oregon, that she passed.
Two blessings were bestowed upon her in the birth of her son, Ryan Pedersen and daughter, Ammi Kamhoot. With Judi, this blessing was twofold as she passed along her strength and character. This is the gift she gave; a mother and grandmother so dedicated towards a wonderful life for us and showing us how to have it on our own. Judi was the most loving, caring and compassionate woman and she taught us to share this with everyone. She will be forever cherished and missed for who she was and what she continues to be. Remembered always, now is her time to fly away! 
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 Martin, Steve 59 3/5/1951 1/6/2011 Steve was born in Piqua, Ohio He was in the upholstery furniture business Steve was preceded in death by his wife, Pam. A private service will be held in early spring. Arrangements by Cornwell Colonial Chapel, Wilsonville. 
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 Kline III, Eugene Berry 59 03/15/1951 01/15/2011 Eugene was born in New York He was a sales representative for Herzog-Meier Auto Center Eugene is survived by his daughters, Sally Dillon and Elizabeth Kline. He was a one of a kind and a beloved father and will be missed so much.
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Craig Morrison: 
Marc Turner our friend and classmate is gone at the young age of 59.  Marc and I became friends in the

summer of 1966 and during that summer my 4’10” grandmother nick named him Little Marc the name

stuck, to this date everyone in my family refers to him as Little Marc. He always brought a laugh and

a smile to everyone he was around.  One time Marc told me that it wasn’t the man who died with the

most toys that wins it’s the man with the most vacations, Marc was so far ahead of the field that he

had to go on the biggest journey of all.  I have tried to channel my old traveling dog Snoop to look him

up and continue the journey, bon voyage Marc you will be missed.

 

 

My dear, funny, handsome, complicated little brother passed away last night in Tacoma, Washington.  He'd battled kidney cancer for the last year, with grace and without complaint. It was peaceful. Okay, he did take a swing at one of the nurses, but everyone agreed it was a by-product of his condition and not of his personality. My brother had a gentle soul. He liked Foster's Lager. He enjoyed watching competitive eating. He called his mother every day. And as Marc Vincent Turner watched the sun set from his beloved boat -- sorry!  yacht!  sorry! -- he was often heard to remark that he was the luckiest guy in the world, that he'd done everything he ever wanted to do. Marc would have been 60 on July 2. He was a very well-loved young man.

Marc Turner at the 30 year reunion with Debbie Rustrum Kroodsma
Marc Turner at the 30 year reunion with Debbie Rustrum Kroodsma
 
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 Farewell to a wonderful Daniel Janzer, who died March 25, 2010. I played in the fields and classes of Riverdale Grade School for four years, watched him wisely eat only unbitter grasshoppers, rode the ski bus and slopes with him at Mt. Hood, camped with him in the Boy Scouts, went to Mr. Billings' dancing school and afterwards to The Chuck Wagon with him. He always smiled and felt how you felt. I will remember you fondly, old friend!christopher gray
Mary-Lynn Kotz wished to express her thoughts about Gail Strecker.


 I wanted to say a few things about Gail Strecker: She was one of my first friends when I started going to Waluga High, and a big part of my high school life; hanging out, driving around town in her Peugot, asking politically incorrect questions on the Ouija board.  The Streckers raised Chinchilla’s in their basement in the 60's, and I was fascinated by that little bit of commerce.  We stayed in touch for years, even though we lived far apart, and she did me the great favor of attending our daughters wedding, even though she didn’t really know her. Shortly after, her son called me and said that she had passed away unexpectedly in her car by natural causes. She left a son Jeff, and a daughter Becky, she was a sweet person, a great human being, and I know she is missed. Rest in peace, my friend. –Mary-Lynn
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Ann MacFarland
Ann MacFarland
 
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Greg  Thompson
Greg Thompson
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Mike Goecks
Mike Goecks
Linda Damaske
Linda Damaske
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E.B. Gardner

Although E.B. was not a member of the class of 69, his energy and spirit was an inspiration to all who knew him.

E.B. Gardner was born Dec. 21, 1948, in Portland and moved to Lake Oswego as a child. He graduated from Lake Oswego High School and served in the Air National Guard before graduating from Portland State University. He later received a master's degree from University of Portland. He worked in advertising sales for the Vancouver Columbian, and in marketing for The Oregonian, the Boys & Girls Club and most recently the Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation. He married Sally Matlack in 1978. Survivors include his wife; daughter, Elizabeth, sons, Blair and Mathew; mother, Jeanne; and sisters, Suzanne and Jane.
Everyone that knew E.B. know how truly special he was. He NEVER spoke a harsh word about anyone. Always quick with a joke or a story. No one made me laugh harder or longer than E.B. It's a huge loss for the family and leaves a deep hole in the hearts of ALL of his friends. It is a privilege to be able to call him a true friend and I will miss him deeply! All of the good times his friends and I spent with him (some legal- others not so much! lol) will be part of my life until I finally bite the "big one". As we gather Saturday to laugh and cry together and remember how deeply he touched us,  E.B will be cheering on his beloved White Sox and Ducks!      Good-bye, buddy - I'll miss ya!  Thanks for letting me vent, everyone. It helps. 

 Dave Fish 
It is with regret I  report the passing of Guy Stanton, our classmates Debbie's brother and just the class behind us.  He was friends to many.  Charles Bruce " Guy" Stanton, 11/7/1951 to 2/7 2009 passed away in Palm Desert, Calif.  Guy is survived by his son Reed Stanton, sisters Debbie & Libby, brother Edward and his mother Trelawney.  Services March 7th check the oregonlive.
Carole Berg Freshner  1951-2016  Feb.1, 2016
Carole Berg Freshner 1951-2016 Feb.1, 2016
Sadly, earlier this week we lost our classmate Carole Berg. Carole had been suffering from advanced stages of lung cancer. Many of you were able to attend the party at Dave Phillips bar in Tualatin and dance to the tunes of classmates Dave Ling and Craig Dickson's band.  She was so happy that we were all able to get together one last time to party like it was 1969.Carole was inspired to get up out of her wheelchair and dance a little. She had a cocktail and some dinner.
I am reminded of our last get-together at Bill Pearson's Memorial service. Many of us had not seen him for years. It was a lovely service complete with Bill's favorite martinis, but Bill was not there. In Carole's case we were able to say goodbye a couple of weeks before she passed.
Carole is survived by her daughter Melissa, son-in-law Kevin Maller and that special grandaughter, Ruby.