Obituaries - August 13

Gary Norman

Gary Karl Hienz Norman was born on Oct. 6, 1958, in Frankfurt, Germany, where he was baptized into God’s family as an infant. He grew up in Gresham and Parkdale, Ore., with his father, Charles Norman; sister, Barbara; and younger brother, Roy.

Gary was confirmed into the Lutheran faith in May of 1983 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Hood River, Ore., by Pastor James Larson. He married Beda Coolidge on June 4, 1983, at Concordia Lutheran Church.

Gary and Beda lived in Odell, Gresham and Portland, while raising their family: Lydia, Anna and Adam. Gary worked as a logger, a profession which he loved, and later as a truck driver for Blue Line Transportation.

Gary was diagnosed with cancer in November of 2003. From that moment he readily acknowledged that he was ready to be home with the Lord, but he valiantly fought the cancer as long as possible to be with his family. Gary was called home on July 31, 2005.

He is survived by his loving family: wife, Beda, daughters, Lydia and Anna, and son, Adam; his father, Charles and Dorothy Norman; mother, Renate Lamb; sister, Barbara Hollenbeck and family; brother, Roy Norman and family, and brother, Jon Norman.

Gary was dearly loved.

Memorials can be made to the Providence Cancer Center Foundation for research at the Robert Franz Cancer Research Center, Providence Medical Foundation, 4805 N.E. Glisan St., Portland, OR 97213. (Specify Cancer Research in memory of Gary Norman.)

Clarence Williams

Clarence N. Williams, a longtime Odell, Ore., resident, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, at his residence. He was 92 years of age.

Services will be held on Monday, Aug. 15, at 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center.

Clarence was born Oct. 7, 1912, in Ima, N.M., to Thomas and Gracie (Logan) Williams. He was raised and educated in Kansas. On Oct. 14, 1934, he and Cleo Marie Kiemel were married in Kingman, Kansas. He moved to Odell in 1939 and worked as a logger until his retirement in 1975. He logged for SDS Lumber Company for more than 20 years. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for more than 50 years, the Eagles Lodge for many years and a member of Mountain View Baptist Church since 1958.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Cleo Williams, in 1995.

Survivors include his sons, Jack Williams of Odell, Ore., Jim Williams of Portland, Ore., and Jerry Williams of Hood River, Ore.; three daughters, Phyllis Eguchi of Gresham, Ore., Norma Warner of Clackamas, Ore., and Janet Forcum of Odell, Ore.; sister, Opal Bond of Wichita, Kansas and sisters-in-law Betty Williams of North Bend, Ore., and Marguerite Helten of Wichita, Kansas. Eleven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Gorge, c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals-Receptions-Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031.

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