Obituaries: April 7, 2012
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#1 Apr 9, 2012
Carl Lendel “Lenny” Buttram
July 11, 1937-April 3, 2012
Gresham resident Carl Lendel “Lenny” Buttram died Tuesday, April 3, in Forest Grove at The Gardens, He was 74.
No public services will be held.
Lenny was born July 11, 1937, in Prineville, Mo., to Wayne and Gladys (Greene) Buttram, they divorced and Wayne married Melvena"Babe"Buttram . Lenny was raised by His Dad and stepmother Babe in Shady Cove. He resided in Portland for 29 years and in Gresham for the last eight years.
On Feb. 18, 1984, he married Loretta Gray-Goddard in Shady Cove.
Lenny was a boilermaker who worked and retired at the Swan Island shipyards.
Lenny was a boxer, wieghtlifter. He enjoyed camping and bass fishing,and his clock collection, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife;Loretta, Sons, Randy Cannon of Sacramento, Calif., and Russell Buttram of North Carolina; Daughters, Melissa Goddard of Erwin, Tenn., Mallea Johnson of Gresham, Amber Buttram of Medford and Michelle Martin of Tucson, Ariz.; Sister, Sandy Watson of Central Point; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1650 N.W. Naito Parkway, Suite 190, Portland, 97209.
Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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