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Obituaries - March 12

Jean McNaughton

Parkdale resident Jean Chandler McNaughton died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. She was 85 years of age.

A “Country Memory” funeral service will be held Saturday, March 15, at 3 p.m. at the Parkdale Community Church with interment following at the Parkdale Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Friday, March 14, at Anderson’s Tribute Center from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Jean was born July 25, 1917, in Emmett, Idaho, to Julius and Laura J. (Newell) Chandler. She attended Montour Grade School from 1923-1931, Emmett High School from 1931-1935 and the University of Idaho from 1935-1937. Jean then worked in the President’s office at the University of Idaho and then as the Dean’s secretary at the School of Forestry.

In 1942 Jean Chandler married Finley H. McNaughton. The next four years were spent in Payette, Idaho, where together they started a family and had their first child, David.

From 1946-1972 the McNaughtons had “Life with the Forest Service” which brought them to Boise and McCall, Idaho, Ogden, Utah, Annandale, Virginia and many points in between. Love moved with them and also in every case, a strong sense of adventure. During their stay in Virginia, Jean was the principal’s valued secretary in one of the nation’s largest school systems — Fairfax County’s Jefferson High School. In the Idaho portion of this period, they were blessed with the births of daughters Linda and Kathy.

The McNaughtons moved to Parkdale in 1972 where Jean has lived ever since. Once here in the valley she and her husband grew fruit on their orchard.

Mrs. McNaughton is survived by her husband Finley McNaughton of Parkdale, son David and his wife Suzanne McNaughton of Kamuela, Hawaii, daughters Linda McNaughton and her husband Jeremy Stewart of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Kathy McNaughton and her husband Charles Sylvester of Bellingham, Wash., and grandchildren Heathe and Blake McNaughton.

The family suggests memorial contributions to be made to the Parkdale Library c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Hazel Franz

The Dalles resident Hazel Jean Elliott Franz died Friday, March 7, 2003, at her home. She was 76 years of age.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church in The Dalles, Ore.

Hazel was born Oct. 2, 1926, in Bend, Ore., the eldest child of Roy and Esther Neff.

Mrs. Franz moved to The Dalles for the first time in 1965. She lived in Hood River for several years and had just recently returned to The Dalles with her husband, Harold, in September 2002.

Hazel was a long time and very active member of the First Christian Church of The Dalles. She worked as a nurse at Mid-Columbia Basin and also had her own Adult Foster Care home for years. Hazel loved cooking for people as she was a very generous person and had a true heart of a caregiver.

Mrs. Franz is survived by her husband, Harold, of The Dalles, sister Wanda Erwin of California, son John Irvin Elliott and his wife Lolly of Oregon City, Ore., daughter Sylvia Jo Elliott of The Dalles, stepson Michael Bordeau of Florida, step-daughters Laura Eder of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Linda Compton of Elko, Nev., Cindy Jacobsen of Parker, Colo., and Kathy Amie of Molalla, Ore., 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Casey Eye Institute or the First Christian Church Building Fund c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Wallace Johnson

Hood River resident Wallace Johnson died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at his home. He was 68 years of age.

A graveside service will be held Monday, March 17, at 11 a.m. at Willamette National Cemetery.

Wallace was born May 28, 1934, in Stayton, Ore., to Sander Wallace and Florence Marie (Moser) Johnson. Mr. Johnson spent his childhood in Stayton and then joined the United States Navy. After his discharge from the military he moved to Portland, Ore., where he worked for Cal-Ore inventorying parts for the machine shop for farm equipment. In 1973 Mr. Johnson moved to Hood River, where he has lived ever since. Once in Hood River Wallace laid carpet for a while, then purchased some land and started his own fruit orchard. Mr. Johnson grew pears, apples and cherries. Other than devoting his life to his work he spent much of his time with his beloved dogs.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his brother Leroy and his wife Diane Johnson of Scio, Ore., sister Kathleen Hilton and her husband Ron of Salem, Ore., and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Humane Society c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, Hood River, OR 97031.

Edwin C. Shaw

Edwin Charles Shaw passed away March 6, 2003, in The Dalles, Ore., at the Mid Columbia Medical Center at the age of 86.

Edwin was born the second of three children on Jan. 3, 1917, in Mt. Hood, Ore., to Charles Herbert Shaw and Leah Francis Booth Shaw. He was raised and educated in Mt. Hood. He graduated from Parkdale High School, then studied accounting. Shortly after high school, he started working for the East Fork Irrigation District. Later he became superintendent of that irrigation district and served with the irrigation district for 52 years.

Edwin and his wife, Louise, whom he married on Oct. 19, 1940, in Hood River made their home and raised their family in Odell. In the late ’80s, and after his retirement, they moved to The Dalles.

Edwin enjoyed the time spent with his family, the beauty of the outdoors, and service to others. Exploring the backroads was his pastime. He loved to watch the seasons unfold in all their detail. He had served as secretary and or treasurer for many of the organizations to which he belonged. He was a member of the Odell Volunteer Firemen, Odell Lions Club, Oregon Water Resources Congress, Hood River Pioneers Association, Hood River Historical Society, Hood River County Museum Board and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Ann Shaw of The Dalles; sons John Charles Shaw of Portland and Edwin Earl Shaw of Longview, Wash.; daughter, Mary Louise Onstott of McMinnville, Ore.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Post of Philomath.

A private inurnment is planned at the Pine Grove Butte Cemetery. Private cremation was held at The Dalles Win-quatt crematory with Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances to the Pine Grove Butte Cemetery at 2355 Lacey Drive, Hood River, or the Hood River County Historical Society, Port Marina Park, Hood River.

Helen Evans

Hood River, Ore., resident Helen C. Evans died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at the Hood River Care Center. She was 90 years of age.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Idlewild Cemetery.

Helen was born June 18, 1912 to Mack and Susan (Sieverkropp) Byrd in Hood River. Mrs. Evans spent her whole life in Hood River, except during World War II when she lived in Portland, Ore.

On Sept. 21, 1940, she married Neil Clare Evans in Vancouver, Wash. Together they owned and operated a fruit orchard in Hood River.

Helen enjoyed gardening and tending to her family’s orchard.

Mrs. Evans is survived by her son John C. Evans of Hood River, daughter Jean M. Brown of Hood River, sisters Lola Douglas and Kate Pipps of Hood River, sisters-in-law Ruth Fox of Portland, Ore., and Reta Byrd of Hood River, grandson Raymond A. Brown of Beaverton, Ore., and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Lucille Rubidoux

Hood River, Ore., resident Lucille Rubidoux died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at the Hood River Care Center. She was 83 years of age.

Private family graveside services will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery.

Lucille was born Nov. 4, 1919, in Portland, Ore., to Milton and Augusta (Schweitzer) Van Horn. She was raised and educated in Portland, attending Beaumont Grade School and graduating from Grant High School. In 1949, she moved to El Monte, Calif., returning to Portland in 1971. In 1991 she moved to Down Manor in Hood River, and in 1999 moved to Hood River Care Center. She enjoyed reading.

Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca Peterson of Aloha, Ore.; grandsons Darryl Howell of Portland; Brian Howell of Aloha; Daniel Howell of Hillsboro, Ore., and great grandchildren Darren and Kyle Howell of Hillsboro.

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

Vernon Van Osdol

Vernon Dale Van Osdol died Monday, March 10, 2003, at the Oregon Veteran’s Home in The Dalles. Services will be held Friday, March 14, 2003 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 2 p.m. with interment following at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements by Anderson’s Tribute Center 541-386-1000.

Mark Puddy

Mark Vannuys Puddy, 76, of The Dalles, Ore., died at his home on Thursday, March 6, 2003.

A full obituary will run in the Saturday, March 15 edition of the Hood River News.

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