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Louise Wedge

March 1, 1941 ~ December 1, 2019 (age 78)

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Louise Wedge was born March 1, 1941, to Neshell Ott and Jannie Lou Ott of Madison, Georgia . Louise Wedge passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with COPD and congestive heart failure. 

Louise Wedge moved to Portland, Oregon at an early age and attended St. Mary and also attended Jefferson High School. 

Louise Wedge met and married Nathaniel Hartley of Portland, Oregon in 1958 and birth two sons, Nathaniel Clayton Hartley (Clay) and Russell Anthony Hartley 

Louise had an extensive study career as she studied to become Portland's finest Drug Counselor at the Central City Concern of Portland, Oregon. Louise worked as a Drug counselor at Hooper Detox and Stabilization Center for many years until her retirement. She then helped to implement Highland Christian Center's Drug and Alcohol Rehab Ministries HARP and worked as a Drug and Alcohol counselor. 

A truly loyal and devoted servant under the late Reverend Dr. Gail Hardy, Louise Wedge served also as a Greeter, Mother and Head Mother of the Mother's Board in 2016. We will miss her smile and creative ideals on fundraisers, Fashion Shows and event planning for Highland Christian Center Church. 

Louise Wedge and Patty Katz founders of the nation's greatest Recovery Program called "Hands Across The Bridge" an annual event occurring on Labor Day weekend. This event celebrates those who have recovered and those in the process of recovering from Drugs and Alcohol addiction as they pray and hold hands across the 3,500' feet long Portland-Vancouver Highway Bridge. 

Louise Wedge was preceded in death by her parents Neshell Ott and Jannie Lou Ott, only sibling and brother, Ricca B. Ott. 

The classy elegant Lady will truly be missed. Her Life touched so many lives as she shared The Greatest Love, the Love of Jesus. 

She is survived by her sons, Nathaniel Clayton Hartley and Russell Anthony Hartley; grandchildren, Erin White, Janelle Hartley, Deanna Hartley, Rachael Hartley; great-grandchildren Geovani White and Miles White: great-greatgrandchild Rajon' White. Her nephew Ricca Joseph Crane and niece Cenoma Crane and First Cousin Cousin Annette Ross. 

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 Service Program


Public Viewing
December 13, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Terry Family Funeral Home
2337 N. Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97227

Funeral Service
December 14, 2019

11:00 AM
Highland Christian Center
7600 NE Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97213

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