Obituaries - April 6

Nancy Jackson

Nancy Jane Bowe Jackson, 79, of Menifee, Calif., passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 24, 2005, shortly after she moved to Orem, Utah, to be closer to her son, Stuart.

Nancy was born April 2, 1925, in Portland, Ore., to Charles and Christal Bussing Bowe. She grew up and attended school in Parkdale, Ore., and later attended Pacific University in Oregon, where she studied commercial art. She married Donald Roger Jackson. Don passed away on Feb. 21, 2005.

Nancy was an avid animal lover and especially enjoyed raising dogs and riding horses. She will be remembered as an amazing artist, having produced hundreds of art pieces during her lifetime.

She is survived by her son, Stuart Jackson, of Lindon, Utah; her two grandchildren, Jeremy Stuart and Carisa Dawn Jackson, both of Lindon; and her brother, Charles Bowe, of Hood River. Memorial services for Nancy will be announced at a later date.

Steve Stancin

Steve Stancin, 91, of Hood River, Ore., died Saturday, April 2, 2005, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 19, 1913, in Yugoslavia to John and Dora Stancin and came with his family to the United States through Ellis Island in 1920. The family settled in Aberdeen, Wash., where he grew up.

He worked for the Sunnyside Irrigation District in central Washington on the ROSA pipeline project in the 1930s. He married Clarice Wescott in Sunnyside in 1946; she preceded him in death in 1993.

They came to Hood River in 1950 and he found work as a foreman with the Walton and Tamura orchards.

He retired from agriculture in 1970 and held several other jobs to keep busy in his retirement. He was known for his sense of humor and perpetual smile, and loved the outdoors.

Steve was an enthusiastic gardener and enjoyed clamming and crabbing expeditions to the coast with his family. He was a 43-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and he enjoyed keeping in touch with his Yugoslav roots.

He is survived by his children and their families: son Steve Stancin of Clear Lake, Calif.; daughters and their spouses Mary and John Harvath of Yakima, Wash., and Ginny and Don Bland of Mt. Hood. Also surviving is his sister Mary and her husband Fred Windle of Aberdeen; 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his son John Stancin.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at Mountain View Cemetery on Tucker Road. Arrangements are by Columbia Cremation and Burial.

David Maxwell

David James Maxwell, 50, died at his home in Underwood, Wash., on March 31, 2005. The son of Billie Jo (Miffleton) and Adolphus Mack Maxwell, David was the first baby of the year born at Skyline Hospital on Jan. 2, 1955.

David tried several jobs before going to work in the woods. That was the end of his job quest, for in the woods he found what he was searching for. David loved bird hunting, but he seemed to enjoy his bird dog, Neo, more than the actual hunting. He also loved fishing with his son, Ryan, and watching his favorite driver, John Force, in NRHA Drag Racing.

David is survived by his wife, Judy (Thomson) Maxwell; son, Ryan Maxwell; parents Mack and Billie Maxwell of White Salmon, Wash.; and sister, Dinah Jo Brosius of Battle Ground, Wash. He was preceded in death by his sister, Darcie J. Maxwell.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5 at Gardner Funeral Home in White Salmon. To send condolences to the Maxwell family, please sign the online guest book at

Memorial contributions may be made to First Independent Bank, to benefit Ryan Maxwell.

Josie Cunningham

Josie A. Cunningham, a Hood River, Ore., resident, died March 31, 2005, at Parkhurst House. She was 91 years of age. Services will be held on Tuesday, April 5, at 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 4, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center.

Josie was born March 3, 1914, in Fairland, Okla., to Art and Eda (Mathis) Wilmath. She was raised and educated in Oklahoma, moving to Richmond, Calif., with her husband and family in the early 1940s and worked in the shipyards. In 1951 they moved to Hood River.

She loved her church and attended regularly until ailing health prevented her from attending. She loved her grandchildren and spent many hours sewing and crocheting for them. She also worked for Diamond Fruit for 28 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd, and son, Leslie (Bug) Cunningham.

Surviving her are two sons, Doc Cunningham of Umatilla, Ore., and Alvie Joe Cunningham of Hood River; two sisters and a brother-in-law in Oklahoma, and sister-in-law Zelma Cunningham and daughter-in-law Irene Cunningham. Six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Interment will be at Pine Grove Cemetery.

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