Sue Carolyn Carey, Vanport Survivor, 1944-2011
Sue Carolyn Carey was born in Vanport, Oregon on Nov. 4, 1944, to Rev. Booker T and Mrs. Gracie Carey. Sue was employed as a cook at the Oregon Health Science University; Language Arts Teacher at Sabin Elementary School; USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Coordinator with the Albina Ministerial Alliance Family Day & Night Care, and Health Coordinator at Albina Head Start Read the complete article
Eva Mae Chamberlain, teacher at Catlin Gable School since 1957
Teacher, Catlin Gable Lower School, Portland Oregon
Our beloved Aunt Eva died peacefully in her sleep at home. She was the third child of seven children born to Ralph and Susie Green, in Burleson County, Caldwell, Texas. All have preceded her in death. Eva was not afraid of work; however, she decided to better her living conditions by continuing her education. Read the complete article
New Orleans Civil Rights Activist Carlton Roy Dies
Roy was a founding member of the Black Businessman's Association of Louisiana
CAIN BURDEAU The Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Carlton J. Roy Sr., a black businessman who worked against segregation alongside influential New Orleans civil rights leaders such as the Rev. Avery Alexander and Dorothy Mae Taylor, has died. He was 94. Read the complete article
Services for Artist Billie Dean Dixon July 28 at Life Change Christian Center
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and decided to retire from her long-time job of twenty six years at TriMet to take on the challenge of living her life with grace
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Billie Dean Dixon (Woods), known for her love of Christmas and having the largest tree possible fit into her living room, lost her battle with cancer on Monday, July 19. Viewing is Wednesday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ross Hollywood Funeral Chapel. Funeral services are Thursday, July 28, at 11 a.m. at the Life Change Christian Center, 3536 N Williams Ave. Read the complete article
Services Thursday for Dr. Booker T. Lewis, a Founder of Oregon’s First Black Bank
Dr. Lewis was also one of the founders and board members of Oregon's first Black bank, American State Bank (formerly Freedom Bank of Finance)
Dr. Booker T. Lewis Jr. died on July 20, 2011 in Portland, Or., at the age of 88. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 28, at St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church, 120 NE Knott Street, with the interment to follow at Willamette National Cemetery. Read the complete article
Actor Ngoombujarra of 'Australia,' Other Films Dies
Body of 44-year-old Aborigine star was found in a park
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Longtime Portlander Mary Lois Johnson Dies at 75
Longtime Portland resident Mary Lois Johnson died on June 11 at the Washington Medical Center in Seattle. She was 75.
Lois was born March 1, 1936 in Montgomery, Ala. to Ollie Mae Moncrief and Alton Carter. She was one of three children, one of whom has preceded her in death. Read the complete article
Carl Gardner, Frontman for 1950s Pop Group The Coasters, Dies at 83
Best known for 'Yakety Yak' and other R&B Hits
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Carl Gardner, original lead singer of the R&B group the Coasters, has died in Florida. He was 83.
Gardner's wife Veta said her husband died Sunday at a Port St. Lucie hospice following a long bout with congestive heart failure and vascular dementia.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, the Coasters had a string of hits in the late 1950s Read the complete article
C. Raymond Merriwether, Architect, Dies at 86
C. Raymond Merriwether, 86, died peacefully at his home in Kirkland, Wa. in the company of his loving wife of 32 years, Barbara Merriwether, and close family members, after a long and heroic battle with cancer, on Monday evening, May 23, 2011. For more than 40 years, his successful career focused on the fields of health care management, architecture, engineering and property development. He developed and operated residential complexes and designed single- family residences before turning his focus toward the health care industry Read the complete article
Tony Alabi (Firefly)
Host of KBOO Program Africa-O-Ye!
Tony Alabi, host of KBOO radio program "Africa O-Ye" (known on the air as Firefly) died on Monday, January 24, 2011 of a serious stroke. Read the complete article