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Obituaries

Guadalupe Ortiz Mendoza

Hood River resident Guadalupe Ortiz died June 16, 2002, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, Ore. He was 70 years of age.

A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hood River. A Rosary will be held on Wednesday, June 19 at 9 a.m., also at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Guadalupe Ortiz was born April 15, 1932, in Santana, Jalisco Mexico to Anastacio Ortiz and Romana Mendoza. He grew up and attended school in Casallanta, Jalisco Mexico.

He moved to Hood River in 1977 and worked for McKeown Orchards. On Aug. 3, 1995, he married Ester Mayorga Torres in Hood River. Guadalupe was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing pool, watching boxing, baseball and soccer games.

Mr. Ortiz is survived by his wife, Ester Ortiz Torres, of Hood River, sons Romiro, Rafael, Ricardo, Rodolfo and Rodrigo Ortiz of Hood River, and Ruben of Colotlan, Jalisco Mexico, daughters Rita and Rebeca Ortiz of Hood River, Rosina, Robertina, Romana, Rosa, Rosaema, and Rosio Ortiz of Colotlan, Jalisco Mexico, brothers Pedro, Raul, Francisco and Juan Ortiz of Hood River, and sister Luisa Ortiz of Juarez, Mexico.

Arrangements by Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Patricia Horn

Patricia Ellen Horn, a former Hood River, Ore., resident, passed away in her home in California on June 4, 2002. She was 77.

Born in The Dalles June 28, 1924, Patricia Horn moved to Hood River in 1943. In 1944 Pat married a Hood River resident, Raymond “Buzz” Horn.

Pat’s three children were all born in Hood River. In 1951 Pat and family moved to Portland, Ore. In 1971 they moved to St. Louis, Mo., for 17 years. Retirement took Pat and Ray “Buzz” to Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, Calif., in 1987 where they have lived since.

Pat is survived by her loving husband, Ray “Buzz,” and her three children and their spouses: Darlene and Grant Carter, Gary and Kathy Horn, and Roger and Sharon Horn. Additional survivors include seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. One grandchild preceeded her in death.

The memorial service was held June 12 at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, Calif.

Mary Lee Roberts

Mary Lee Roberts, an Odell, Ore., resident, died June 15, 2002, at Providence Medical Center in Portland, Ore. She was 70 years of age.

Graveside services and interment will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at 3 p.m. at Idlewild Cemetery.

Mary was born Dec. 29, 1931, in Fairfield, Mo., to Ernest and Ruby (DePriest) Drennan. She grew up and attended schools in Texas and Oklahoma, moving to Mosier, Ore., at age 15. She graduated from Mosier High School.

In 1951, she and Layton “Bob” Roberts were married. He died in 1981. Mrs. Roberts had worked as a chef most of her life. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed reading, writing and cooking.

She is survived by five sons, Roy Roberts of The Dalles, Ore.; Tom Roberts of Crescent City, Calif.; Russell Roberts of Yachats, Ore.; Neal Roberts of Cascade Locks, Ore., and Kenneth Roberts of Hood River; two daughters, Marjie Adams of Hood River, and Mary Lovejoy of Cascade Locks, and a brother, Jim Drennan, Sr. of Hood River.

Thirty-three grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Kenneth Murphy

Kenneth Emery Murphy, The Dalles, Ore., passed away at age 88 on June 13, 2002, in The Dalles.

He was born in Woodland, Maine on April 3, 1914, to Charles and Leviney (Knowlten) Murphy.

In 1954, Kenneth moved to Hood River, Ore., from Maine and worked as a cannery foreman at Diamond Fruit for 25 years. He enjoyed outdoor activities, such as hunting, camping and fishing. Mr. Murphy was also a rock hound who did lapidary work—making jewelry out of natural rock.

He was a hard worker, and a member of the Jehovah’s Witness Hood River congregation. Mr. Murphy is survived by his stepson Don Criss of White Salmon, Wash.; stepdaughters Shirley Sawyer of Ridgefield, Wash., and Marilyn Rasmussen of Portland, Ore; sons Dick Murphy of Las Vegas, Nevada, Kenneth Murphy, Jr. of Pendelton, Ore., and Ron Murphy of Colorado; sisters Kathleen and Elizabeth and numerous grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hood River with a graveside service at 4 p.m. at the Mt. Adams Cemetery in Glenwood, Wash.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Murphy’s name may be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association in care of Gardner Funeral Home, PO Box 390, White Salmon, WA 98672, who was in charge of arrangements.

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