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Bateman Carroll Funeral Home

520 W Powell Blvd, Gresham, OR

OBITUARY

Arlene Janet Houghtaling

November 30, 1935September 1, 2019
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Arlene Janet Houghtaling was born on November 30, 1935, to Walter and Effie (Patterson) Houghtaling and passed away September 1, 2019. She was born in Roseburg, Oregon, in her grandparents’ home. Her sisters Elsie and Jean were delighted to have a baby sister. When Arlene was able to travel, she was brought home to their farm near Hubbard along with her mother.

Arlene attended White School for the first two years then moved to Vanport with her parents where they shared a home with her oldest sister Elsie, who was teaching school there. They left Vanport in July 1945 and moved to Bandon, Oregon, where her father grew cranberries. Arlene completed grade school and high school, and graduated in 1954. She moved to Portland in 1955. Arlene made the choice to serve God at a young age and that choice had a great impact on her life.

She went to college for a year in Monmouth but returned to Portland and worked for insurance companies until her retirement in 2001. Arlene enjoyed visiting gardens, hiking, traveling and taking lots of pictures of the places she went. She especially loved taking pictures of flowers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Elsie Greenfield, brother-in-law Ed Greenfield, and brother-in-law Loren Kleve. She is survived by her sister, Jean Kleve; her nephews and nieces, Ron (wife, Diane) Kleve, Diane (husband, Steve) Nerz and Herb (wife, Jennise) Greenfield; and several great- and great-great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at 2:00 pm at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W Powell Boulevard, Gresham, Oregon, 97030. A reception will follow the memorial service. She will be laid to rest at the Oddfellows Cemetery in Estacada, Oregon.

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, September 15, 2019

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carol Anderson

September 13, 2019

I remember: When we were out hiking, Arlene always had her
camera. I would tease her about using it to rest ! She would laugh a little. She laughed a lot and more than once when I got a good camera and did the same thing . Those trails in the mountains were steep !

Here is to Arlene, her camera and love of flowers and nature along the way.

With Love
Carol Anderson

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