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Carlton Wesley Bryson

A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, in Central Church of the Nazarene for Carlton Wesley Bryson, who died Oct. 21 of a heart attack at age 67. 

Mr. Bryson was born Aug. 26, 1932, in LaCenter, Wash. He graduated from Ridgefield High School in 1950 and from Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho, in 1954. He also earned master's degrees from the University of Oregon and Washington State University. He was a mathematics teacher at Benson High School for 35 years until his retirement in 1990, and was chairman of Benson's math department for 32 years. In 1970, he was chosen Oregon Teacher of the Year by the Oregon Department of Education. He was a member of the church. In 1954, he married Elsa Lou Slack. 

Survivors include his wife; son, Philip M. of Austin, Texas; daughter, Jana B. Young of Portland; mother, Inez M. of Centralia, Wash.; brother, Gerald V. of Centralia; and five grandchildren. 

Private interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vancouver, Wash. The family suggests remembrances to his church. Arrangements are by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Vancouver.

Oregonian, The (Portland, OR) - Tuesday, October 26, 1999


Carlton W. Bryson

A math teacher who taught for 35 years at Benson High School in Portland and was chosen Oregon Teacher of the Year in in 1969-70, Carlton Wesley Bryson died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, in Portland. He was 67. 

Mr. Bryson was born Aug. 26, 1932, in La Center, Wash., and lived in Portland for many years before moving to Vancouver in 1954. 

He graduated from Ridgefield High School in 1950, from Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho in 1954, and received advanced degrees from the University of Oregon and Washington State University.

He was an active member of Central Church of the Nazarene in Portland. 

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Elsa Lou, at home; his mother, Inez M. Bryson of Centralia, Wash.; one son, Philip M. of Austin, Texas; one daughter, Jana B. Young of Portland; one brother, Gerald V. of Centralia; and five grandchildren. 

A memorial service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Central Church of the Nazarene. Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Church of the Nazarene, 9715 S.E. Powell Blvd., Portland, OR 97266.

Columbian, The (Vancouver, WA) - Sunday, October 24, 1999

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Michael Robert Atteberry

MARCH 25, 1940 – AUGUST 22, 2023

Michael Robert Atteberry, age 83, of Portland, Oregon passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. He was born on March 25, 1940, Kalispell, Montana to parents Louis Lloyd Atteberry and Alice Mary (Flagg) Atteberry.

He is survived by his wife M. Joan (Birtic), sons, Keith (Christy), Danville, CA; Karl (Stacey), Portland, OR. Grandchildren, Devan, Matthew, Corin and Courtney (Nine), sister: Linda Marie Atteberry Ward. Michael is survived by several Nieces and Nephews.

Michael grew up in Kalispell, MT. where he enjoyed everything to do with the great outdoors as well as disappearing from his babysitters (whoever drew that short straw). He was surrounded by multiple generations of family there, including Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Grandparents, etc., with many of them living on the same block. He attended St. Matthews Catholic Grade School and served as an Altar Boy during that time. He moved on to Flathead County High School, in Kalispell, participating in many activities, including the Wrestling team. Upon receiving his High School Diploma, he continued his education at Montana State College (Montana State University), Bozeman, MT... Michael majored in a division of Engineering -Industrial Arts Mechanics program. He was also an Army ROTC member.

Michael met his wife M. Joan (Birtic) while in college. They recently celebrated their 62nd anniversary. Michael and Joan welcomed a son, Keith in 1962 in Bozeman, MT while they were attending college. Upon Graduation in 1964, they relocated West to Portland, OR. where Michael took on a teaching job. Michael and Joan welcomed son #2, Karl, In 1965.

By that time is was clear that Michael wanted to teach as he worked for three years teaching Shop class at Marysville and Binsmead Junior High Schools. While doing this, he achieved a Masters Degree in Education from Portland State University and worked night class to help make ends meet. He then applied for a teaching position at Benson Polytechnic High School, in Portland, and was accepted. Michael taught there for 27 years before retiring. He taught Auto Mechanics classes in the Career Technical part of the high school, and was the Work Experience Coordinator helping many, many students find jobs over those many years. At one point, his students competed in a National Automotive Troubleshooting competition, in Detroit, Michigan, and took 1st place. He was naturally, very proud of this accomplishment and talked about it for many years. Michael thoroughly enjoyed working with the students and was always ready to lend a helping hand. The students worked on vehicles, so everything was a hands-on teaching experience. Many of the students remained friends with him long after they graduated and had started families of their own.

Throughout all those years Michael and his family traveled to see family and friends whenever they could. However, his greatest love was camping, boating, fishing, crabbing and clamming with family and friends. There are many, many fond memories of Michael and his kids trying to teach their friends to Water Ski, camp or fish. He always welcomed Keith and Karl’s friends along, which made it more of an adventure, and most of the time, more laughs.

Michael leaves behind a legacy of having a strong work ethic, enjoyment of all things outdoors, and wanting the best for his family, all of which has been passed down to his children, as well has his grandchildren.

The world is a better place for Michael having been a part of it.

The Atteberry Family would like to give a special thanks to the entire staff at Adventist Health Hospice in Tillamook, Oregon. These Angels of Mercy provided care, comfort and support to not only Michael, but our entire family in this most difficult time. They were there to support us and allow our Father & Husband to transition comfortably and with dignity every step of the way. For that we sincerely thank each and every one of you.