OBITUARY

Mr. Vernon Vern Lambert St. John

November 7, 1923November 24, 2010

Vernon Lambert St. John, a long time resident of East County, died on November 24, 2010 in Gresham. He was 87 years of age.

Vern was born on November 7, 1923 in Portland, Oregon and he was the son of Louis and Celina (Lambert) St. John. He attended high school in California and in 1941 he enlisted in the United States Navy. He honorably served during WWII receiving an honorable discharge in 1945 in Bunker Hill, Indiana. On April 23, 1945 he married Mildred Lloyd in Ohio and they later moved to North Portland. In 1952, they moved to East County.

Vern Worked in Construction and later as a bus driver for Grey Hound for 2 years. His main occupation was that of a Truck driver. He drove for Freightways and PIE retiring in 1983.

Vern had many hobbies. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting and camping. He also enjoined photography and playing cards. He loved to drive and drove just short of 3 million miles in his truck driving career. He also grew fond of traveling in his retired years. Vern was a good father; very involved in his children’s lives and activities. He had a great sense of humor and loved his grandchildren. He was a lifelong member of the Gresham Elk’s Lodge and the Silver Sneaker’s Gym Club.

Vern is survived by his wife, Mildred of Portland, son Gary St. John of Rockaway Beach and daughter, Nancy Needham of Oregon City along with 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. His son, Dale and sister Yvonne both preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 11:00 am at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham. Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm also at Bateman Carroll. Interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery. Contributions can be made in memory of Vern to the Children’s Cancer Association.

Services

  • A Celebration of Vern's Life Thursday, December 2, 2010
  • Visitation Wednesday, December 1, 2010
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Mr. Vernon Vern Lambert St. John

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Jack K.

December 2, 2010

So sorry to hear about Vernon. He was a good man.

M. Wayne Parker

December 2, 2010

Mildred and family; I am so sorry I didn't get to meet Vernon in person, but Carolyn has talked about him alot and he must have been a great guy. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Marcie Coble

December 2, 2010

Aunt Mildred, I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Vernon. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

December 1, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Julie Luttschwager Wagenvoord

Katie

December 1, 2010

We miss you already Grandpa. Love you!

Carolyn Luttschwager-Parker

December 1, 2010

The choice of pictures were simply magnificent. I wish there was someway I could have copies. Oh the happy memories they brought back. Keep those memories with you always. It helps so much and share them often. Love you so much, wish I could be there with you.

Carolyn Luttschwager-Parker

December 1, 2010

My Dearest Mildred, Gary and Nancy, please know that our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. Vernon (Johnny) was my favorite brother in law and I remember lots of pranks he played on me when I was younger. A great guy. Loved him like a brother and will miss him dearly. I pray that God will wrap His arms around you during this difficult time.

The Staff of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home

November 30, 2010

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

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