Founded in 1916, the Clackamas Review is the city of Milwaukie's weekly community newspaper. Containing local news, the Review usually has four to five obituaries in each weekly issue.
The staff of the Ledding Library has compiled an index to the obituaries starting in 1926 and continuing through April of 1999. After April of 1999, the Review stopped publishing obituaries for several years, beginning again in 2002. Staff are still in the process of adding obituaries from 2002 to the present. We have placed the obituary index on our website as a courtesy to family members and genealogists.
The obituaries are arranged in alphabetical order by the subject's last name. Birth and death dates are listed, when mentioned in the obituary, as is the issue date and the page number of the obituary's citation. In later years, the age at death is given instead of the birth date.
To find an obituary in the index, simply click on the link below to the first letter of the person's last name and you will be directed to that part of the index.
Once an obituary is located in the index, you can contact the Ledding Library's Reference Department for a copy of up to 3 obituary. Copies are 10¢ per page. The obituaries, which are on microfilm, may be read and copied at the Ledding Library as well. The microfilm may be read and copied at the Ledding Library as well. You may also request the microfilm through interlibrary loan (ILL) through you local library. You may order copies of obituaries in one of the three ways listed below:
By phone: 503-786-7546
By email: email@example.com
By mail: Reference Department, Ledding Library of Milwaukie, 10660 SE 21st Ave., Milwaukie, OR 97222