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Micheal Holman

Dec 07, 1960 - Dec 07, 2023

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Portland, OR

Micheal Norman Holman, age 63 went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 16, 2023. Mike was born on July 6, 1960 in Astoria, Oregon to Norman and Roberta Holman. The family moved to Hawaii shortly after Mike was born and lived there until 1963. From there they moved to Azusa, California and later back to Oregon. Mike graduated from Gladstone highschool in 1979. He was in concert and stage band in highschool and won a medal for concert band and one for stage band. He also received a ...Read More

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Ann Lynn Helmick

Jan 01, 1944 - Feb 20, 2024

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Portland, OR

Ann Lynn Helmick died peacefully February 20, 2024. Ann is survived by her niece Brooke Radeker ( Joyce Respess ) and brother-in-law Lawrence Radeker of Bend, OR and pre-deceased by her sister Joanne Radeker and parents Gordon and Clarice Helmick. Ann was born in Nebraska, and moved with the family as a young child to Portland, Oregon. Ann graduated from Pacific University in 1966 and had dear and lifelong friendships with many there. After graduation, she lived and worked in both Trinidad & Tobago and Finland for several years before returning to Portland. Ann was a career travel agent with a love of adventure, and a meticulous planner. She travelled far and wide throughout her life, often in the company of her sister. They were a well matched set of roamers, and always came back with the best, often hilarious, stories to tell. Ann was proud of her Midwestern Scandinavian heritage and stayed true to one of her favorite sayings “You can always tell a Dane, but you can’t tell them much”. She lived a life well-loved. No services are planned at this time. Donations in lieu of flowers to Multnomah County Animal Services or Oregon Humane Society.

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Janette Elaine Becraft

Nov 21, 1938 - Feb 08, 2024

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Portland, OR

Janette Elaine Becraft 1938-2024 Janette Elaine Becraft was born in Kermit, TX, on November 21, 1938, and passed away in Portland, OR, on February 8, 2024. She graduated from Washington High School in 1957. That same year, she started working as a telephone operator, and over her successful career, she was promoted to administrative manager. After 33 years, she retired from US West Communications in 1990. For several decades she also worked as a Mary Kay consultant, making many friendships there. In her retirement, she enjoyed working in the travel industry for Tre Laghi, where she was the United States contact and booking agent. One of the perks of the job was traveling to Italy, and she had very fond memories of those trips. She took pleasure in owning and driving her 1968 Mustang. Spending time with the ladies from the Red Hat Society was a joy for her. She also loved to travel and play games; Scrabble was one of her favorites. She and her husband Dwight also enjoyed 8-years of "snowbirding" at their winter home in Phoenix, AZ. She married the love of her life, Dwight Bert Becraft, on August 10, 1958. Together, they had two children, Tod and Kimberley, and one grandson, Anthony. She is preceded in death by her husband Dwight and son Tod. She is survived by her daughter and grandson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oregon Humane Society. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They are felt with the heart. She was the best.

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Walter

Jun 06, 1936 - Feb 16, 2024

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Portland, OR

Walter, known to most as Walt or Jake; known to a few as Lawrence; known to several as Lars; known to more as son, brother, cousin, uncle, dad, or grandpa; known to others as Scoutmaster; known to many as Lieutenant; and known, of course, to Judy as husband of 52 years. Known to all as a good man; a deeply caring individual; a lover of dogs, and of music; and as a curious and creative human being. Born and raised in San Pedro, CA, he moved north to Portland, OR in 1972 with his wife Judy. He retired from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office with the rank of Lieutenant in 1997. The world was honored with his presence for 87 years, 8 months, and 11 days. He touched so many lives with the time he had. Between his family, his work in the Sheriff's Office, his volunteer work in the community, his military service, and the many musical acts he performed with, he shared so much with the world. He will be remembered as being kind and gentle, with an infectious laugh and smile; as being thoughtful and intelligent; as being a strong mentor and leader; and as being exceedingly humble. He brought four children into the world, and had three granddaughters and two great grandsons. His memory is lovingly held by his family and by his community.

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Kim Marian Spotts

May 08, 1959 - Feb 23, 2024

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Portland, OR

Kim Marian Spotts passed away February 23, 2024 in Portland, Oregon.  Kim was born May 8, 1959 and was 64 years of age at the time of passing.  Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center • 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031.  Visit www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.

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Kim Marian Spotts

May 08, 1959 - Feb 23, 2024

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Portland, OR

Kim Marian Spotts passed away February 23, 2024 in Portland, Oregon.  Kim was born May 8, 1959 and was 64 years of age at the time of passing.  Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center • 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031.  Visit www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.

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Amy Elizabeth Greenstadt

Dec 28, 1966 - Feb 09, 2024

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Portland, OR

AMY ELIZABETH GREENSTADT, z’lAmy Elizabeth ‘Eliza’ Greenstadt, z’l was born in New York, NY on December 28, 1966 to William M. Greenstadt and Inez E. Greenstadt, z’l. Amy died in Portland, OR on February 9, 2024 after a terminal illness (advanced breast cancer) of ?ve and a half years. She was interred on February 12, 2024 at the Jewish Cemetery—River View (JCRV, Portland, OR).Amy was born with a full head of bright red hair; her parents received her with delight, joy, and love. She was an adored only child raised in Midtown Manhattan; where she attended Hunter School. She was a curious, engaging, and energetic person both as a child and as an adult. Some friendships Eliza formed in her youth lasted her entire life, despite time and distance.While a religion student at Wesleyan University, she studied at Oxford and traveled to Kenya with her girlfriend. These experiences informed her scholarly interests, her feminism, and her concern for social justice. Another set of close, lasting friendships resulted from her time at Wesleyan.Amy moved to San Francisco in 1988 and, bright star that she was, immediately drew into her orbit a menagerie of fellow scholars, artists, authors, and assorted eccentrics. In 1992, Amy began a relationship with Nic Sammond; they became domestic partners (marriage equality was not yet a reality) and remained together for thirteen years. Amy began graduate study in English Literature at U.C. Berkeley, and her home was often as not an intellectual salon…because Amy loved a good argument. Eliza focused on early modern literature and successfully defended a well-received thesis in 1997, with parts still taught at U.C. Berkeley. Amy then took a position at Portland State University (PSU), where she eventually became a Full Professor — accomplished in scholarship, teaching, administration, and leadership. In 2006, she met Sean Green, who became her husband and partner until her death. Eliza became a connection point for old friends that had moved to the Paci?c Northwest, many new friends, and previously far-?ung family. Her beloved father, Bill, moved to Portland for part of the year and then full-time to be nearer to her.Amy was always an intellectual, and her interests were broad. Employing multiple perspectives and establishing relationships across disciplinary boundaries was a hallmark of her work. Eliza was a part of both the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (English; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) and the College of the Arts (Film) during her time at PSU. She explored the creation of a multidisciplinary major in Aesthetics, and studied the topic herself. She believed in thought as the core of aesthetics - anything that makes us think is beautiful, aesthetic, is part of the project of aestheticism. Scholarship was important to Eliza and a source of joy (and yes, sometimes angst). Even after she was disabled by illness Eliza continued her scholarship — working on multiple projects, submitting academic papers, and actively taking part in a faculty development group right up to the month of her death.Every time Eliza developed a new insight or discovered some new connection, she was truly delighted. Her father relates her joy as a young child in independently discovering multiplication (right after learning to add). Sharing her thoughts, insights, and other interests or discoveries with everyone was an ongoing passion. Amy was as proud of her outstanding teacher awards and Coffee Creek prison teaching as she was of her scholarship.Amy had a very playful side and remained as inquisitive and engaging as she was in childhood. She was an artist, resuming her painting in recent years. Amy loved costume, drag, and dressing up, and was well known for her fabulous fashion sense. She enjoyed traveling and was always interested in new people and places. Amy could maintain lifelong friendships, while developing new ones wherever she went.Amy is survived by her father, Bill Greenstadt; husband, Sean Green; paternal cousins (Greenstadt, Soltesz, and Rudolph families); maternal cousins (Kaulen, Talley, Butler, and Moyer families); former partner, Nic Sammond; and many friends and family-of-choice.Eliza was an active member of Congregation Shir Tikvah (Portland, Oregon). Repairing the world (tikkun olam) and acts of lovingkindness were important to her. She suggested that tzedekah in her memory might be contributed to Rust College (Holly Springs, MS)  https://www.rustcollege.edu and/or the Chickasaw Fnd. https://chickasawfoundation.org

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Barbett Grace

Sep 04, 1955 - Jan 12, 2024

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Portland, OR

Barbett Grace (Born Barbara Gurwell)September 4, 1955 - January 12, 2024Barbett was born in 1955 to Celestina Sally Gurwell (maiden name Banker) and Ralph William Gurwell. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Portland, OR.She was a fiercely independent and strong woman. She was a comedian who brought laughter everywhere she went. She loved a good joke, fun fashion and chocolate. She was a tarot reader and music lover.She struggled with depression and PTSD for most of her life. Despite this, she overcame many traumas as well as alcoholism. She tried to do the right thing, to make amends when necessary and to support marginalized people. She was an advocate for women’s rights. She believed in peace and justice for all.She helped those around her feel seen and supported. She was a character who relished in the simple pleasures of life. She enjoyed spending time with others. Though her disabilities limited her physically, she never stopped having fun.She was one of the first women admitted to the Oregon Coast Guard. As a disabled veteran, she spent time with the Veterans For Peace advocating for peace at home and abroad.She is survived by her daughter, Kaylyn, son Robert, and grandchildren Serenity, RJ, Percy, Jason & Gavin.She will be interned at Willamette National Cemetery with honors on Friday, March 8th at 2:30pm. A celebration of life gathering will follow at 3:30pm at McMenamins Broadway in a private room. If you plan to join, please wear something Barbett would have loved and bring a joke to share!

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Frank Louie

Sep 03, 1928 - Feb 09, 2024

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Portland, OR

Frank passed away peacefully on Friday, February 9, 2024 surrounded by his family. Although hispassing was imminent, it was a devastating loss for them as he was the rock for his family.Born in Toisan, China, on September 3, 1928 to Shew Payne Louie and Ngan Siu Chin, Frank wastheir first born and only son. He lived with his mother in the family village, while his father was livingin “Gim Saan” working to provide for his family back home, until 1940. At 12 years old, heembarked on a long journey to a new life in the United States initially settling in Yakima, Washingtonto live with his maternal grandfather, Chin On, and his family. While in Yakima, Frank attendedschool and worked at the family restaurant, Golden Wheel. Frank treasured his time living inYakima and admired his grandfather greatly. The impact that his Yeh Yeh made on him wasimmense and followed him throughout his life.In 1942, Frank moved to Portland, Oregon to be closer to his father and had lived there ever since.He loved his life in Portland making lifelong friendships with other parentless youth who alsoimmigrated from China. In 1947, after graduating from Benson Polytechnic High School, hepromptly enrolled at Oregon State University where he majored in engineering. After Frank’s initialyear at OSU, another opportunity beckoned him ~ wedding bells!Frank met Jean Hong in 1948 in San Francisco, California set up through a mutual family friend.Apparently, they hit it off and married on August 3, 1949. They started their family the next year in1950 with the arrival of Billy. Their three daughters soon followed starting with Betty in 1953, Elainein 1955 and finally Judy in 1961.Continuing his work in the restaurant business, Frank worked at Pagoda and Huber’s during hisearly married life until he and Jean along with his parents opened their own Chinese / Americanrestaurant, the Chinese Alley in 1952. Serving specialities like razor clams and breaded vealcutlets, as well as offering live country and western music on Fridays and Saturdays, the businessquickly grew and prospered until the four entrepreneurs retired in 1981. Relationships with patronsat the restaurant quickly developed into enduring friendships. Frank would occasionally see an oldcustomer in the neighborhood and they would enjoy catching up and talking about the good olddays.Upon retiring, Frank and Jean began to travel extensively since they didn’t have time for that duringtheir working years. They went on several cruises much to his wife’s chagrin. You see, he LOVEDthe all you can eat buffets on the cruise ships. It was torture for Jean because she always felt theneed to monitor his food intake. It was not exactly a vacation for her! Other travel destinationsincluded trips to Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.In his younger days, Frank enjoyed golf, before it was cool to golf, and bowling. The Chinese Alleysponsored two bowling teams, one men’s team which Frank played on and one women’s teamwhich Jean played on. Neither team had much success but they did have fun. In Frank’s first yearof league play, he even earned the title of, “Most Improved Player”!Ultimately to sum up Frank, one can say of him, he was a man of great integrity and honor havinglived a long and meaningful life. He loved his family fiercely and was so proud.Frank is survived by his wife of 74 years, Jean Chin. His son, William Louie (Billy) and daughtersBetty Junell ~ husband Bill Junell, Elaine Chin ~ husband John Weidman, and Judy Chin ~husband Anthony Glenn; his nine grandchildren Matthew Louie, Stephanie Junell ~ husband BenBurwitz, Christine Mattson ~ husband Curtis Mattson, Jessica Louie ~ husband Alex Vo, JaimeJunell, Abrey Le ~ husband Eliot Le, Aaron Weidman, Siena Glenn and Quinn Glenn; his six greatgrandchildren Kaia Mattson, River Mattson, Monroe Burwitz, Benson Burwitz, Valentine Vo andElison Le; and his sister Louise Louie.

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Richard Otto Werner Hartmann

Sep 28, 1931 - Feb 18, 2024

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Portland, OR

Richard Otto Werner Hartmann, age 92, of Portland, Oregon passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024. A funeral ceremony for Richard will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3405 Alice St., Portland, OR 97219. Following the funeral ceremony will be a graveside ceremony from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Skyline Memorial Gardens, 4101 NW Skyline Blvd., Portland, OR 97229.

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Craig Raymond Blair

Nov 27, 1965 - Feb 11, 2024

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Portland, OR

Craig Raymond Blair, age 58, of Portland, Oregon passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2024. Craig was born in Portland, Oregon to Harold Blair and Norah (Harris) Blair. He is survived by many family members and friends. Craig is fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who are fortunate to have known him. Craig Blair is in the care of Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Portland, Oregon.

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