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  • Rogelio Rodriguez Leon
    FOREST GROVE — Rogelio Rodriguez Leon, 28, a member of St. Alexander Parish in Cornelius, died March 1 at the Oregon Health Sciences University Medical Center in Portland. There was a funeral Mass at St. Alexander Church. Father David Schiferl was celebrant. 
  • Maria Martinez
    SCAPPOOSE — Maria Tomasa Victorina Garcia Martinez, 103, died peacefully at her home Saturday, Feb. 22. She was surrounded by family members and died shortly after her family completed praying the rosary with her. 
  • Sr. Mae Cruikshank, SNJM
    A Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary for 74 years, Sister Mae Cruikshank, SNJM, 94, died at Marie-Rose Center at Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst, Lake Oswego, Feb. 1. 
  • Father Gary Jacobson died at Emmanuel Hospital Feb. 11. There was a funeral Mass. 
  • Margaret Mary Landauer
    FOREST GROVE — Margaret Mary Landauer, 93, died Feb. 13, 2020, at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro. There was a funeral Mass at Visitation Church. Father Michael Vuky was celebrant. 
  • Robert Dryden
    WOODBURN — Robert Joseph Dryden, 85, a member of St. Luke Parish, died of heart failure Feb. 18. There will be a rosary at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at St. Luke Church, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m.
  • OREGON CITY — Angelina Velasquez died Feb. 12 in Oregon City. There will be a funeral Mass at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at St. John the Apostle Church, followed by a committal ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.
  • Fr. Harry Holwell

    He played piano skillfully and could get a room singing. Friends say Father Harry Holwell could bring out good in people. Father Holwell, the English priest who served at St. Patrick Mission in Cave Junction from 1997 to 2007, died Feb. 14 in Portland.

  • Gayle Blek
    SALEM — Gayle E. Blek, 74, passed away Feb. 8. She was a terrific friend to all. Gayle's funeral will be held Saturday, Feb. 29, at Queen of Peace Church. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. preceded by the rosary 10:30 a.m. and musical prelude.
  • Sister Lawdean Lamberger, SSMO
    Sister of St. Mary of Oregon Lawdean Lamberger, also known as Sister Cecilia Lawrence, died Feb. 16. There will be a vigil service Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon and a funeral Mass Friday, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m. at the Motherhouse Chapel. Interment will be Monday, Feb. 24, at 9 a.m. in the Sisters’ Cemetery
  • Sr. Annette Covatta, SNJM
    Holy Names Sister Annette (born Eleanor) Covatta died gently and peacefully Jan. 13.
  • Mary “Lynn” Jones
    Mary “Lynn” Jones, 75, died peacefully in her Canby home just before midnight Feb. 2, surrounded by family. There was a funeral Mass at St. Philip Benizi Church in Oregon City.
  • Sr. Maureen Widmeier, SHCJ
    ROSEMONT, Pennsylvania — Maureen Widmeier, SHCJ, who taught at Catholic schools in Portland for 12 years, died on her 97th birthday of complications of the flu at Holy Child Center. There was a funeral Mass at Holy Child Chapel.
  • Fr. Bernard Coughlin, SJ
    Gonzaga University’s beloved longtime president and chancellor, Jesuit Father Bernard Coughlin, 97, died Jan. 28 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California. There will be a visitation Thursday, Feb. 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Della Strada Jesuit Chapel in Spokane, followed by a vigil at St. Aloysius Church in Spokane 6:30 p.m. The funeral Mass is Friday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. The reception immediately follows the Mass in the Cataldo Hall Globe Room. 
  • Sr. Mary Richard, SNJM
    Holy Names Sister Mary Richard, 91, died Jan. 16. A Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary for 70 years, her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Chapel of the Holy Names at Marylhurst. Burial follows at the sisters’ cemetery.
  • Michael David Whitmarsh
    Michael David Whitmarsh,79, died peacefully Jan. 25, surrounded by family in his King City home. There will be a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Southeast Portland. It will be preceded by the rosary at 10:30 a.m. A reception will follow.
  • Mary Ann King
    Mary Ann King, 64, a longtime resident of the Cornelius community, died Saturday evening, Jan. 25, at the Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro.
    Father Patrick Neary will celebrate a funeral Mass Friday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church in North Portland. Family and friends are invited to attend a reception immediately following in St. Pius X parish hall in Northwest Portland. Burial rites and interment will follow the reception at the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Southwest Portland at approximately 3 p.m.
  • Sr. Ina Marie Nosack, SSMO
    Sister of St. Mary of Oregon Ina Marie Nosack died Jan. 24. There was a vigil and funeral Mass at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon. Interment will take place at 9 a.m., Monday, Feb. 3 in the Sisters’ Cemetery.
  • Larry Dean Wisler
    Larry Wisler, 82, died peacefully Sunday morning, Jan. 12, after a long and courageous battle with chronic kidney disease, lung cancer and heart issues. 
  • James Boyle
    James Michael Boyle, 94, a member of St. Pius X Parish in Northwest Portland, died Jan. 16. 
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