Obituaries

Daniel K. Bickford

Daniel Bickford, 63, passed away, June 29, 2017 in Gresham, OR after a long battle with cancer.

Dan was born August 6, 1953 in Brawley, CA and grew up in Imperial, CA. He attended Imperial Schools K-12 and graduated from Imperial High School Class of 1971. He also attended IVC. Dan married Cathy Cooke September 1, 1973 and together they raised 2 children.

Dan worked for the same cable television company from 1972 until 1998. Starting out in El Centro, CA then transferring and moving his family to Pendleton, OR to manage the cable system. While there he was a member of the Pendleton City Club and served on the boards of the Pendleton Country Club and The Main Street Cowboys. He coached Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball. Dan and his good friend Ed Taber led son Bobby’s 15 year old team to a State victory. In 1994 he transferred to Medford, OR to manage the larger system. In 1999 Dan and friend Joe Bonica started a new construction company LINE TECH. In 2000 Dan and Cathy moved to Gresham, OR. For the last 5 years, up until his illness, Dan worked for the Reynolds School District driving a school bus. Anytime Dan was not working, he was fishing or preparing to go fishing. Dan enjoyed the many friends and coworkers that he met over the years.

Survivors include his mother Norma Bickford, and sister Paula Bickford, both of Noble, OK, wife Cathy, Gresham, OR, son Bobby (and wife Jessie), Meridian, ID, daughter Carolyn (and husband CJ) Brown, Oregon City, OR, granddaughters Avery, Elle and Brooke, and grandson Porter, numerous in-laws, nieces, and nephews. Dan was preceded in death by his father Bobbie Bickford and his sister Rene’ Burden.

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Barbara Hanel

Barbara Jean Hanel passed away November 19, 2016. She was born January 15,1929 to Clarence and Roxie Cornilles in Nampa, Idaho. She moved to Medford  after her marriage to Jack Hanel in 1957. She resided in Medford until she moved to Portland in 2015 to be closer to family. She was a member of the […]

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Victoria Marie Gann

Victoria Maria Gann passed away in her home in St. John on October 7, 2016. A memorial service will be held for her on November 5, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Imago Dei Church.

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Richard (Rick) Martin Wenner

Rick passed away August 28, 2016 – He will forever be in our hearts

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Robert Crate

Robert A. Crate (Bob), 69 of Welches Oregon passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016 un-expectantly.  He is survived by his Wife, Jackie Crate; Daughters Jennifer Randall and Stacy Woods; and Sons Mark Chapman and Tom Linnell along with 7 grandchildren.  Bob served in the United States Navy stationed in Naples, Italy and went on […]

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Paul W. Brown

Paul W. Brown, 72 of Salem, passed away in Salem on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

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Clara Roseanne Zavoral

Clara Roseanne (Turner) Zavoral was born December 19, 1952 in Turner, Oregon. She passed away on April 16th, 2016. She married the love of her life Wally Zavoral and had one daughter Heather and a step daughter Angela. A lover of life and people, Clara enjoyed the Northwest, especially the Oregon coast.  She genuinely cared about people […]

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Troy Thompson

Troy Thompson passed away March 17, 2016 in Portland, Oregon.  He was born February 2, 1958 in Heidelberg, Germany to Alvin and Delila Thompson.  He grew up and graduated from Gresham High School and later attended Mount Hood Community College.  He married his high school sweetheart, Ingrid (Blommaerts), on September 3, 1977 in Portland, Oregon.  Throughout his life, […]

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John M. Opperud

John M. Opperud, 78, of Portland, Oregon passed away on March 10, 2016 in Portland.  There will be a viewing for Mr. Opperud on Wednesday, February 16, 2016 from 11:30am to 1:30pm at Family Memorial Mortuary, 1304 East Powell Blvd., Gresham. 

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Edward Lee Holmes

Edward Lee Holmes, loving husband, respected business owner, died peacefully in the early morning hours on Monday, March 28, 2016 at his Gresham, OR home, surrounded by family.  Ed was born May 12, 1949 in Shreveport, LA to James Holmes and Eunice Holmes né Caldwell.  He was the 7th child, with 6 older brothers and […]

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