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Dolores Mae Hoffman passed away Saturday, March 2, 2002, at her home in The Dalles, Ore. She was 68 years of age.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 8, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Hood River, Ore. A private family Graveside Service will be at Idlewild Cemetery in Hood River.

Delores Mae Hoffman was born Nov. 15, 1933, to Earl and Margaret (Feuker) Klein in Grand Forks, Minn. She graduated from Grand Forks High School in 1951 and then entered Grand Forks Deaconess School of Nursing. She was a student nurse at the school when she met Leonard L. Hoffman, a medical student. They were married Jan. 31, 1953, and she began her career as a homemaker. In 1956 they moved to Hood River and Leonard started his medical practice.

In addition to caring for her children, Dolores enjoyed painting, gardening, reading, animals, and observing nature. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hood River for many years. Dolores enjoyed traveling and took several trips to Israel as well as visiting Puerto Rico, Egypt, Europe, and Hawaii.

In 1999 Mrs. Hoffman moved to The Dalles. She enjoyed visiting with friends over breakfast at the Pancake House. One of the biggest highlights of her life was playing with her grandchildren whom she loved dearly.

Dolores Hoffman is survived by her mother, Margaret Klein, of LaGrande, Ore., her sons Don and his wife Lorinda of Hood River, and Erlynn and his wife, Melissa, of Enterprise, Ore., daughter Dea Hoffman of LaGrande, Ore., grandsons Andy Hoffman, Trever Hoffman, and Jakob Hoffman, and granddaughter Joanna Hoffman.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard L. in 1985, and her father Earl in 1991.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Gorge or Friends of the Library c/o Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.


Hood River, Ore., resident Marjorie H. Smith died Monday Feb. 25, 2002, at Ashley Manor in Hood River.

Private family services will be held in Portland, Ore., with inurnment at Willamette National Cemetery.

Marjorie Smith was born June 16, 1918, to Thomas A. and Ada Elisabeth Draper in Walker, Ala. She spent her childhood in Alabama and continued living there throughout most of her life. On July 20, 1946, in Malheur County, Ore., Marjorie married Daniel Smith, whom she shared 39 years of marriage.

Marjorie and her husband moved to the Hood River Valley in the late 1990s. She enjoyed spending time with her family and sewing. She also was a member of Great Commissions Ministry. Marjorie had strong ties with her old church in Alabama and even from the Hood River Valley she continued to be active in supporting local outreach programs to help those in need.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughter Marie Holland of Dayton, Ore., granddaughters Tina Overholser of Cascade Locks, Ore., Debbie Amador of Alabama, Sharon Cervantes and Gina Babb of Portland, Ore., and Joy Lee of Seattle, Wash., Grandson Michael Overholser of Portland, Ore., 14 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society c/o Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.


Parkdale resident Firman Osborne died Thursday, February 28, 2002, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. He was 87 years of age.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Anderson's Tribute Center in Hood River, Ore., with a graveside service to follow at the Upper Valley Cemetery in Parkdale, Ore.

A visitation will be held prior to the service on Tuesday, March 5, 2002, from 10 a.m. until noon.

Firman Osborne was born March 13, 1914, to Gaston and Molly (Jackson) Osborne in Shouns, Tenn. He was raised in Shouns, Tenn., and then moved to McDowell County, W.Va., where he was coal miner.

On July 15, 1934 Firman married Mae Roark in Shouns, Tenn. He and his wife lived in Mountain City, Tenn until moving their family to Parkdale, Ore., in 1952. Firman worked for various timber companies including Hanel Lumber and Parkdale Lumber as a choker setter. Firman and his wife raised their family here in the Hood River Valley.

In the year 1980 Firman retired from the logging industry. He kept busy at home gardening, playing the banjo and enjoying blue grass music. Firman and his wife enjoyed fishing at Lawrence Lake and Kingsley Lake. He also enjoyed spending his retirement days bee keeping.

Firman is survived by his wife Mae Osborne of Parkdale, Ore., daughters Lois Osborne of Joseph, Ore., and Phyllis Green of Dayton, Wash., son Roger Osborne and his wife Joann of Parkdale, granddaughters Shirley Campbell of Mountain City, Tenn., and Michelle Osborne of Portland, Ore. grandsons Jesse Greer of Hood River, Ore., Pierre Osborne of Portland, Ore., and Jacques Osborne of Parkdale.

He is also survived by his great-grandsons Roger Osborne and Donny Cheli, great-granddaughters Tara Campos and Tiffany Greer, and three great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and newphews in Johnson County, Tenn.

Firman was preceded in death by his brother Elza Osborne, sisters Edna Morefield and Zeal May.

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


Parkdale, Ore., resident Alice Clyde Shadley-Hutson died on Feb. 26, 2002, at Hood River Care Center. She was 91 years of age.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Parkdale Community Church followed by a graveside service at Upper Valley Cemetery and then a reception in the fellowship hall at the church.

Alice was born Aug. 18, 1910, in Sweet Home, Ore., to Albert Clyde and Nora Emma (Robertson) Wells. She grew up and graduate from high school in Condon, Ore.

In 1929 Alice C. Wells married Luttie Miller Shadley in Condon. They shared 43 years of marriage. They worked in Yakima, Wash., and then in Camas, Wash.

Alice and her husband moved to the Hood River Valley in 1933, where they first ran a restaurant in Odell, Ore., "peddling hamburgers." The first farm they had was the old ?Barr? place, which was near Mt. Hood, Ore. In 1943 the Shadley's purchased a larger Grade A dairy and beef farm north of Parkdale, Ore. It was known as the old ?Goodrich Place? and in 1960 they won a state wide award for cleanest dairy. Alice not only worked on their farm but she also worked as a fruit packer for many different local companies including Duckwall-Pooley, Stadelman's, and AGA.

Alice and her family enjoyed spending time in the summer at the Sherwood Campground to picnic and relax. Lute and Alice spent much of their time in the mountains around Mt. Hood, camping, fishing, and fire watching for logging companies. They loved this valley, the mountain and the people which form together to make this unique piece of paradise called Hood River Valley. Her family remembers her as a great card player, and an avid dancer. Not even two hip surgeries could keep Alice off the dance floor. Alice was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Parkdale Grange.

In 1974 Alice married Jesse Hutson in Parkdale, Ore.; they shared 13 years of marriage. Alice and Jesse enjoyed rock hounding. Alice and her husband had a rock museum in the basement of their home, which is now the Hutson Museum in Parkdale.

Alice is survived by her daughter, Melba and her husband, Buck Sherrell of Parkdale, son Link Shadley and his, wife, Mary Merrill of Astoria, Ore., stepsons Virgil Hutson of Prineville, Ore., and Willard Hutson of Warrenton, Ore. brothers N. Bruce Wells of Wrightwood, Calif., and Rev. Claude Wells of Portland, Ore., nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and many great-great-grandchildren.

Alice was preceded in death by her brothers Glen R. Wells, and Edmond Wells, sisters Blanche Kirby, Irene Krogh, Mary Johnson, stepson Lyle Hutson, and her two husbands.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Gorge or to a favorite charity c/o Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.


Freida M. Barnes died March 4, 2002, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. She was 85 years of age.

A memorial service will be on Saturday, March 9, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Anderson's Tribute Center in Hood River, Ore.

A full obituary will appear in Saturday's edition.

Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital c/o Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.


Rosanna C. Applegate, a former Hood River, Ore., resident, died Feb. 25, 2002, in Cashmere, Wash. She was 85 years of age.

Graveside services were held on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at Idlewild Cemetery.

Rosanna was born Feb. 15, 1917, in Heppner, Ore., to James and Sarah (Kenney) Farley. She was raised and educated in Heppner, graduating from Heppner High School. She came to Hood River in the late 1930s and was a longtime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Mrs. Applegate worked as a pharmacy technician with Barclay's Pharmacy from 1958 until her retirement in 1980.

Her husband, Olen, preceded her in death in 1957.

Her son, Richard Applegate and his wife, Gretchen, of Wenatchee, Wash.; two grandsons, Jon Applegate of Seattle, Wash., and Chris Applegate of Ashland, Ore., and nieces and nephews survive her.

Funeral arrangements by Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.


At the age of 73, Beulah Mae Hanson of Klickitat, Wash., passed away on the morning of Monday, Feb. 25 at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Ore.

She is survived by her husband, Clarence Hanson, their nine children, 29 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, seven sisters and two brothers.

Beulah Mustard Hanson was born in Lewiston, Mont., on Jan. 27, 1929 to Otto and Margaret (Novotny) Mustard. She married Clarence Hanson on April 29, 1949, and the Hansons located in Klickitat County in 1965. They were married for 53 years.

They retired in Klickitat, whre they continued to serve their community. Beulah was a leader for 32 years for the Klickitat Senior Citizens and a 29-year volunteer in the Gleaners. She also served the community Thanksgiving dinner in The Dalles, where her lifelong motto was "nobody goes hungry." She enjoyed children, reading, family time and most of all, laughing.

Funeral services were held at Gardner Funeral Home in White Salmon at 11 a.m. on March 1. Many family members and friends were in attendance. A reception followed the service, at Klickitat School.


Edna M. Smith, 90, died Feb. 26, 2002, in Cheney, Wash.

Mrs. Smith was born Sept. 26, 1911, in Hood River, Ore., to Fred and Ivy (Clark) Ingalls and was a graduate of Odell High School in Odell, Ore. She was married to Spencer Smith of White Salmon, Wash., on Nov. 12, 1932, in Hood River. They made their home in Hood River until moving to Walla Walla, Wash., in 1950.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Walla Walla Alliance Church, 902 S. Howard, Walla Walla, WA 99362.

She is survived by her son, Larry Smith and his wife, Lorinda, of Cheney, Wash., sister Marie Phillips of Hood River, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Spencer, in 1982.

Visitation will be Monday, March 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Anderson Tribute Center, Hood River. Graveside funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on March 5, 2002 at Idlewilde Cemetery in Hood River.

Arrangements are by Cheney Funeral Chapel, Cheney.


Charles "Chuck" Edward Burris, 75, affectionately known as "Charlie Brown," died Feb. 24, 2002, at the Hood River Care Center.

A graveside service will be March 8, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Cascade Locks Cemetery.

Charles was born Sept. 13, 1926, in Hood River, the sixth child of George and Delphia (Giggey) Burris.

He is survived by his daughter, Cathy Schifferdecker, grandsons Jacob and Benjamin, sister Juanita Clymer of Hood River, brothers George of The Dalles, James of Prineville, Ore., Rex of Modesto, Calif., friend Gladys Horswill of Cascade Locks, and many nieces and nephews.

Charles graduated from Hood River High School in 1946. He served and was honorably discharged from the Navy. He lived and worked in Hood River for several years.

In 1975 he moved to Cascade Locks and retired there. He enjoyed his hobbies of golfing, bowling and cribbage.

He was preceded in death by sister Mary, brothers John, Robert and Donald.

Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 22, Hood River, Ore.

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