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Carlene Overby

May 17, 1933 - August 5, 2014


Carlene Overby

Gresham resident and former co-owner of Overby Designs, Carlene Overby passed away at her home.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Cliffside Cemetery in Sandy.

She was born Carlene Lois Porter on May 17, 1933 in Pueblo, Colorado to Carl and Lois (Tribble) Porter.

She moved to California with her family as a child, where she graduated from Inglewood High School in 1951. Carlene met Stanley Overby the summer of 1953, and they were married that November. Stan and Carlene had 2 sons Steven Overby of Gresham, and Spencer Overby of Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1968, Stan and Carlene started Overby Design in Torrance, California. Stan upholstered furniture and Carlene did the design and business end for 16 years. In 1984, they moved their business to Ojai, California where they continued in the interior design field. In 1996, they relocated to Gresham to be nearer their sons and families. They owned and operated a home design business in Gresham until 2008.

Carlene was honest, capable, and kind. She loved her family well. Carlene and Stanley traveled the world, seeing such places as Egypt, Greece, England, Germany, and Mexico. Carlene is survived by her husband Stan and her 2 sons Steven and Spencer, along with 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.