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April 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 Monday, April 9, 6:30 – … Continue reading

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1936 Aerial Photos of Garden Home area by Army Corp of Engineers

Bob Cram contacted the US Army Corp of Engineers to obtain a series of 1936 aerial photographs of the greater Garden Home area. We just received these and are posting them quickly. We will circle back and annotate the photos … Continue reading

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Arranmore Development

The Arranmore development of family homes is entered off of Oleson Road just south of Vermont and  the Montclair Grade School at the west end of the Vermont. The following is an excerpt from an excellent history of the development … Continue reading

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February 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 March 12, Monday, 6:30:  Annual … Continue reading

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Bruce Koester

Bruce Koester was born in 1946, married Sandy in 1973 and has three children: Beth, Glen and Carl. Bruce has lived in his grandmother’s home near 62nd and Garden Home Road all of his life. The home was built in … Continue reading

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Robert Gertsch

Robert Gertsch was born in 1946. His grandfather and two brothers had settled in Garden Home in the 1890s and developed the early Shattuck Dairy. Robert started Garden Home School in the fourth grade in 1960 and graduated from Beaverton … Continue reading

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Nancy Donner

Nancy and William (Bill) Donner moved to the Garden Home area in 1967 when Bill was transferred with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers from Walla Walla, Washington. Their large home at SW 62nd and SW Garden Home Road accommodated … Continue reading

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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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