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June 2021 News

In this edition: OPB Oregon Experience – Road to Statehood, Garden Home Extension Group gavels, 1953 Community Church parsonage consecration, more historic names for local Garden Home streets, Remember series entry, Discover Garden Home series entry, April 2021 Gazette. Welcome … Continue reading

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Robert Grissom obituary

May 12, 1927 to May 7, 2021 Robert Eugene Grissom, 93, passed away from natural causes Friday, May 7, 2021 in Portland, Ore. Bob was born May 12, 1927 in Syracuse, Kan., and grew up during the Dust Bowl. After … Continue reading

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Samuel Laird Philip obituary

June 22, 1926 to October 20, 2020 Samuel Laird Philip’s ninety-four years were about quietly and craftily creating experiences for people. He was impressed by people. Sam ended his time with us on October 20th, 2020 at his apartment in King City, … Continue reading

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Dolores Winifred (Witte) Philip obituary

August 9, 1927 to April 17, 2020 Dolores W. Philip, 92, passed away on April 17, 2020 in Vancouver, Washington. Dolores (Dee) was born in Vernonia, Oregon to William and Theresa Witte on August 9, 1927. She graduated high school … Continue reading

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May 2021 Update – Garden Home History Email

Hello Garden Home History Friends, Thank you to all of you who have responded so nicely to our monthly Updates about Garden Home history. This month its gavels, Extension, parsonage, Community Church, Shattuck and Scholls Ferry names, Mt. St. Helens, … Continue reading

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Old Community Church Parsonage Consecration, August 16, 1953

This church had its beginnings in the community room over Chris Jager’s store at the Oleson/Garden Home Road intersection. Dr. and Mrs. Hetlesater donated the property south of Garden Home Road at S.W. Royal (now SW 71st). According to church … Continue reading

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Cafeteria favorites

When the Garden Home School opened in 1912, students brought their lunches or went home for lunch. Later Mrs. Merrill made the main dish at home, loaded it into a little red wagon and pulled it to school. Later benches … Continue reading

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Donation of two 1955 Garden Home gavels

The Garden Home Extension Study Group has donated these two gavels from 1955 to our Garden Home History Project. Sandy McKiernan from the Extension Services purchased one gavel at a local estate sale of Gertrude Jones, a former member of … Continue reading

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May 2021 News

In this edition: Garden Home Extension Group gavels, 1953 Community Church parsonage consecration, more historic names for local Garden Home streets, Remember series entry, Discover Garden Home series entry, April 2021 Gazette. Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. … Continue reading

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Bruce Barrett obituary

March 12, 1935 to June 10, 2020 Bruce Eugene Barrett, age 85, passed away June 10, 2020 at his home at Edgewood Downs Independent Living while on Hospice Care. He was diagnosed with Atypical Parkinson’s Disease by several neurologists. Bruce … Continue reading

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