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Dr. Shelley C. Reece obituary

April 19, 1936 to December 17, 2021 Oregon’s Arts and Education communities were diminished by the passing of Dr. Shelley C. Reece last Dec. 17, 2021. Shelley was a devoted husband, father, teacher, mentor, scholar, and poet. Born April 19, … Continue reading

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Donald Arthur “Smitty” Smith obituary

November 12, 1927 to April 20, 2022 Don Smith passed away peacefully at home in Tigard, Oregon, Wednesday, April 20, 2022, following a month of hospice care surrounded by his family. Born in Portland, he was raised by his mom … Continue reading

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June 2022 News

In this edition: Fanno Creek Trail History Walk, The Life and Times of Ross Fogelquist and His Steiner Log House, Old Market Pub fire and re-opening, 1964 Alpenrose Country Fair Souvenir Program Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. … Continue reading

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Remembering Gerry Frank

September 21, 1923 to March 13, 2022 We were sorry to learn of Gerry Frank’s passing on March 13, 2022, aged 98. Gerry was born on September 21, 1923 in Portland to Aaron and Ruth Frank. They lived in SW … Continue reading

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June 2022 UPDATE – Garden Home History Email

Hello Friends! Garden Home is busy! Even the ducks! Ross Fogelquist, Old Market Pub, Fanno Creek Trail Walk, and our duck families. Thank you for your generous donations, your nice comments, and hopefully, your good intentions to write us a … Continue reading

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March 2022 News

In this edition: Remembering Gerry Frank, March 2022 Gazette, and Ace Hardware grand opening. Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find well over two hundred stories, and over two thousand photos … Continue reading

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February 2022 News

In this edition: Ace Hardware grand opening, Garden Home Library historical display, remembering Dorothy Upchurch’s memoir of growing up in the White Store, and discovering the Nordia House new exhibit featuring the historic Fogelbo log cabin (the home of Ross Fogelquist). Welcome to … Continue reading

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January 2022 UPDATE – Garden Home History Email

Hello Friends and Happy New Year! This will cover the latest in Garden Home. Thank you for your generous donations, your nice comments, and hopefully, your good intentions to write us a story about your family! If you wish to … Continue reading

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December 2021 UPDATE – Garden Home History Email

Hello Garden Home History Friends, Holiday Greetings! Thank you for reading and sharing our Garden Home history! These are historic times that we’re living through. Let us know how you’re doing. Best wishes to you from all of our volunteer … Continue reading

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October 2021 News

In this edition: Trader Joe’s grand opening, Garden Home Library historical display, Red Electric wines, new Garden Home artifacts, an update on the beavers in Hideaway Park, revisiting the 1903 Halloween murder, remembering the first class of Garden Home School … Continue reading

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