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Posted: Tuesday, March 9, 2004 12:00 am

Sister M. Jane Frances Kaufmann

Virginia V. Applebee

Louise Buell

Robert M. VanDerhoef

Sister M. Jane Frances Kaufmann

Sister M. Jane Frances Kaufmann was born Dec. 12, 1922, in Beaverton, and died March 4, 2004, from a stroke, at the age of 81.

Sister Kaufmann lived and taught in primary grades for 56 years, in Hillsboro, Portland, Milwaukie, Beaverton and at Sacred Heart School in Tillamook, where she was principal for many years.

She is survived by brothers, Al Kaufmann of Orofino, Idaho, Robert Kaufmann of Hillsboro, Dave Kaufmann of Beaverton; and sisters, Agnes Keel and Jo Ann Westwell, both of Portland.

A vigil service was held March 9. A mass of Christian burial will be at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, at St. Mary of the Valley Chapel in Beaverton.

Remembrances may be made to Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon. Arrangements are in care of Pegg, Paxson & Springer Funeral Chapel, 4675 SW Watson Ave., Beaverton, OR 97005.

Headlight-Herald, March 10, 2004

Virginia V. Applebee

Virginia Viola Applebee died March 3, 2004, in Madras, at the age of 81.

She was born March 19, 1922, in Portland, to Clyde and Selina Pitts Moodenbaugh Van Demarr. Virginia attended Gilbert and Mt. Scott schools, and, in 1938, she graduated from Girls Poly School in Portland.

After graduation, she met Wilbur Brooks Applebee, and they were married Dec. 1, 1939, in Portland at her parents' home.

Virginia worked at the Oregon Casket Co. and the Love Joy Restaurant for a couple of years. In 1942, the family moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where Wilbur worked on the P-38 planes for Lockheed. From California, the family came back to the Portland area for a while. They next moved to Prineville for a few years and then back to the Portland-Hillsboro area. In 1955, they packed up the family and moved to Tillamook, where they worked at the "famous" Fern Cafe and Lounge for many years.

Virginia worked at the Fern Cafe for 29 years. She was a favorite waitress to many in Tillamook. After the Fern burned in September 1984, she was off work until the new Fern was opened. She went back to work for a short time before she hung up her work apron for good. In July 2000, she moved from Tillamook to Madras to an assisted living home close to her son, Cal Applebee.

Virginia is survived by her daughter and husband Connie and Fred Hill of Huston, Idaho; her son and wife Cal and Shellie Applebee of Crooked River Ranch, and her son and wife Jim and Darla Applebee of Mt. Vernon, Iowa; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; her sister, Sylvia Duncan of Calimesa, Calif.; her brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Shirley Van Demarr of Long Beach, Wash., and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; three brothers, Robert, Raymond and Edmund; her husband, Wilbur, in 1968; her son Dale in 1987; her daughter Kathy in 1992, and her companion of many years, Lee Isham in 2000.

At Virginia's request, her body will be cremated and there will be no memorial service. Cards and memorials may be sent to the Applebee Family in care of Connie Hill, P.O. Box 97, Huston, ID, 83630.

Headlight-Herald, March 10, 2004

Louise Buell

Memorial services will be held for Louise Buell Saturday, March 13, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Waud's Funeral Home.

Louise was born April 11, 1917, in Poulson, Mont., to Newton and Dora (Cherry) Miles, and died March 7, 2004, in Portland at the age of 86.

Louise lived in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, for several years prior to high school. She moved to Eugene and graduated from high school.

She moved to Portland, and it was there that she met and later married Vernon Buell on May 8, 1942, in Vancouver, Wash.

Vernon was in the military, and his job caused them to move all over the United States and Japan. Louise worked as a secretary for several companies as they moved from place to place. While living in Wisconsin, they retired and moved to Rockaway Beach.

Louise went back to work, first for the Chamber of Commerce and later for the county at the Mental Health Department.

Louise volunteered at the Tillamook Library and helped with the Coast Guard Auxiliary. She was a member of the Book Club and had a membership with AAUW.

One of her greatest joys was traveling with her husband in the RV and on their 41-foot foot (Jonesie III) that they traveled up and down the North American coastline.

Louise is survived by her husband, Vernon Buell of Rockaway Beach; two children, Mitchell "Mick" Buell of Cloverdale and Doris Dixon of Beaverton; four grandchildren, Tron Buell of Netarts, Troy Buell of Lincoln City, Tamara Buell of Arcata, Calif., and Tylea Buell of Cloverdale.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements are in the care of Waud's Funeral Home, Tillamook.

Headlight-Herald, March 10, 2004

Robert M. VanDerhoef

Mr. Robert M. VanDerhoef, a longtime Tillamook area resident, died March 5, 2004, at the age of 75.

Mr. VanDerhoef was born Jan. 30, 1929, in Williston, N.D., to Maurice and Emma (Midboe) VanDerhoef, and came to Oregon as a young man. After a brief stay in Mulino, the family settled on the coast in Tillamook County.

In 1948, Robert and Helen Burdick were united in marriage in Manhattan Beach. After a couple of years working at Oceanside Lumber, Mr. VanDerhoef began his fishing career with Mark and Leone Edmunds out of Garibaldi. He eventually went out on his own, primarily crabbing, on his boat, the Golden Wave.

He was the current president of the Port of Garibaldi, and had been a board member for many years. Mr. VanDerhoef also served on several water and sewer boards. Robert enjoyed hunting and fishing, and met daily for coffee at Troller's Cafe with a group of friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel VanDerhoef, in 2003, and is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Helen VanDerhoef of Rockaway Beach; two children, Steve VanDerhoef of the Miami Foley area and Terry Donison of Silverdale, Wash.; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A graveside funeral service will be Thursday, March 11, at 11 a.m., at Bay City IOOF Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in his name to the Neah-Kah-Nie High School Scholarship Fund, in care of Waud's Funeral Home.

Headlight-Herald, March 10, 2004

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