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September 2022 News

In this edition: a Fanno Creek Trail History Walk, School Days exhibit in the library, researching a history walk for downtown Garden Home, road closure for roundabout development at SW 92nd Ave and SW Allen Blvd, remembering Andy Dignan, Crystal … Continue reading

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September 2022 UPDATE – Garden Home History Email

Hello Friends! Garden Home is busy! This update includes a Fanno Creek Trail History Walk, School Days exhibit in the library, researching a history walk for downtown Garden Home, road closure for roundabout development at SW 92nd Ave. and SW … Continue reading

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Andy Friedle Dignan obiturary

July 12, 1932 to August 9, 2022 Andy passed away peacefully of natural causes in the presence of close family. Born Agnes Ann Friedle to Frank and Alma, it was not until age 8 that a deaf classmate gave her … Continue reading

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August 2022 UPDATE – Garden Home History Email

Hello Friends! Garden Home is busy! This update includes Century Home book display, Crystal Steele, Remembering Vlasta Becvar Barber, Fanno Creek Trail History Walk, and The Life and Times of Ross Fogelquist and His Steiner Log House. Thank you for … Continue reading

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August 2022 News

In this edition: Century Home book display, Crystal Steele, Remembering Vlasta Nora Becvar Barber, 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 … Continue reading

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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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