Author Archives: GHHP

Kenneth Thomas Mistler obituary

Kenneth Thomas Mistler, July 29, 1940 to December 27, 2017 Kenneth Thomas Mistler passed away Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at St. Vincent’s hospital from complications after heart surgery. He was surrounded by his wife, his daughter and his two sisters. … Continue reading

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Ernilie Storrs obituary

Gladys Ernilie Burgess Storrs July 17, 1924 to April 16, 2017 Gladys Ernilie Burgess Storrs was born on July 17, 1924 in Tacoma, WA. She never used her first name; 5 minutes after she came home to Puyallup, her three big … Continue reading

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January 2018 News

Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find almost two hundred stories and over fifteen hundred photos of vintage Garden Home and residents attending our events. Upcoming Events Feb. 12, Monday, 6:30 pm:  … Continue reading

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Mary Helen Himes Koeber

Mary Helen Himes Koeber (1913-2017) [Update: Mary Helen passed away on May 7, 2017. She was a beautician and opened the first beauty shop in Beaverton. She attended Garden Home and Hillsboro grade schools, graduating from Lincoln High School in … Continue reading

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Patricia Joanne James Gossett obituary

Patricia Joanne James Gossett, August 6, 1931 to August 27, 2012 Pattijo was born at Emanuel Hospital to Leonard and Mary Huffsmith. She attended Ockley Green Grade School, Jefferson High and Lewis and Clark College, receiving her nursing degree at … Continue reading

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Delores Jarvis obituary

Delores Jarvis, January 11, 1930 to November 4, 2017 Delores was born Jan. 11, 1930, the first child of George and Dora Olson of Warren, Ore. She died of complications from Parkinson’s disease Nov. 4, 2017 at her home of … Continue reading

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Log cabins of Garden Home

There are several log cabins in Garden Home: Fogelbo (Foglequist residence) on SW Oleson Road Stefanicgrimbso residence on SW Garden Home Road George residence on SW 87th Avenue Two on (or near) SW Florence Lane (which we have not yet … Continue reading

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November 2017 News

Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find over a hundred stories and over a thousand photos of vintage Garden Home and residents attending our events. Upcoming Events Saturday, December 2, Holiday Bazaar, 9-4:  … Continue reading

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Fanno family biography

Fanno is an important name here in our southwest Portland community. The Fanno Creek Trail follows the historic Oregon Electric Railroad track bed that crosses Fanno Creek. The trail then connects to the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District’s (THPRD) … Continue reading

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Steve Mapes obituary

Steve Mapes, February 18, 1942 to July 19, 2017 Steve grew up in Garden Home and Tigard where he graduated from high school in 1960.  After studying at the University of Oregon and Portland State, he married Esta Anderson in … Continue reading

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Lucille E. Adams obituary

Lucille E. Adams, January 20, 1925 to August 10, 2017 Lucille was the wife of Culmer “John” Adams and shared in his history.  John’s grandparents lived on the north side of SW Garden Home Road just east of the Thriftway … Continue reading

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July 30, 2017 Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social, July 30, 2017 from 1:pm to 3:pm on a Sunday afternoon:  We had a wonderful time outside on the playground, under the new overhead cover, meeting our neighbors and friends and enjoying free ice cream cones. We … Continue reading

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May 21, 2017 Crescent Grove Cemetery Tour

We enjoyed our May 21 tour of early Garden Home pioneer graves at the Crescent Grove Cemetery. A beautiful day, four guides reviewed the histories of over two dozen of our brave pioneers, most of whom came out on the Oregon … Continue reading

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August 2017 News

Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find over a hundred stories and over a thousand photos of vintage Garden Home and residents attending our events. Upcoming Events Monday, September 11, 6:30 PM: 30-minute … Continue reading

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History of the Alpenrose Dairy

Alpenrose is the oldest family-owned dairy in Oregon. It was named after a flower in Switzerland, where McKinnon’s family lived before moving to Oregon over 100 years ago. Located off Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway at 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, the dairy has … Continue reading

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Photos from the Washington County Museum

We recently acquired a trove of historical photos of Garden Home courtesy of the Washington County Museum. We’re still working on stories for some of these photos, but we’re too exicited about them to not share them immediately.

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T. E. Hills (U.S. Civil War veteran)

The name of Mr. T.E. Hills comes up in various accounts of early Garden Home. He lived in the older two-story blue house (Dickson home) on Oleson Road at Shirley Lane, 7730 SW Oleson Road, back in the early 1900s. His … Continue reading

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May 2017 News

Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find over a hundred stories and over a thousand photos of vintage Garden Home and residents attending our events. Upcoming Events May 8, 6:30 – 7:00 pm, … Continue reading

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Dorothy McNamara Bastien and her writing group in Garden Home in the 1940s.

Dorothy McNamara Bastien, 1906-1985, and her husband Clarence lived in Garden Home in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Their home is now painted yellow and blue and is the first single family home, 7665 SW Oleson, south of the intersection, … Continue reading

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Don Krom memoir

My parents were George and Harriet McNamara Krom.  My family moved from Wisconsin to Garden Home in 1946 when I was 3 years old.  We bought the house on 7 acres of fruit orchard which was located on the NE … Continue reading

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