Tag Archives: Steele

Godwin Family

Jannette Godwin (Wassenberg now) married Jack Godwin and had three children in the 1930s: Jalene, Jean and Jim.  Jalene has been our source for this Godwin material and it is used with her permission. By Jannette Godwin Wassenberg,  2012  (wife … Continue reading

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Glenn and Isolda Steele

In 1937, Glenn and Isolda Steele relocated to Garden Home from Antelope, Oregon. Isolda worked at the Garden Home School preparing lunches for the children and staff.  In 1939 she reported in the PTA minutes that hot lunches would now … Continue reading

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April 2016 News

Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find over a hundred stories and hundreds of photos of vintage Garden Home and residents attending our events. Upcoming Events We begin each regular meeting with a … Continue reading

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Westgard Avenue – A Short History Of SW 87th Avenue from Garden Home Road to Alden Street

Compiled by Anne Hanford Olson With special contributors Dan Nebert, Carol Sturtevant Pratt and Nancy Sturtevant Dachtler Revised March 2014 The Atfalatis Hunt and Gather Here For 10,000 years, native people called Atfalatis, a band of the Kalapuya, inhabited our area. … Continue reading

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Jack Steele

[Update: Jack passed away on December 26, 2014. His obituary appears at the end of this article.] In the 1940s and 50s, Jack and his 6 siblings lived at 8085 S. W. 87th Ave.  which was then called Westgard. This … Continue reading

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Clark Stephens

My parents Noble and Bessie (Elizabeth) Stephens moved to Garden Home in 1928. They both were going to business school in Portland. They and friends would go camping in the area before they decided to move out here. Their home is still … Continue reading

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