Obituaries

Dr. J. (James) Allan Henderson

Hood River

Dr. J. (James) Allan Henderson passed away following a stroke on April 16, 2018, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, Ore. He was 92 years old. Allan was surrounded by family members and friends at and before ...

Megan Christine Perkins

Hood River, Ore.

Megan Christine Perkins of Hood River, Ore., passed on April 10, 2018 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She was born on Oct. 16, 1965, at Hood River Hospital to Claudia and Bill Perkins. Megan grew up in Hood River with ...

Elizabeth Walters

Hood River, Ore.

Our mother, Elizabeth “Bette” Walters, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. She was born Aug. 15, 1929, in Hood River, Ore., where she lived her entire life. Her parents were Henry Smith and Grace Binns Smith. She loved ...

Katherine Merrill

Writing an obituary for one’s mother can be challenging to say the least. Mom was … well … Mom. The first thing she wanted others to know about her was her love for the resurrected Jesus, who in His love ...

Faith Louise Keolker

Hood River, Ore.

Faith Louise Keolker (“Louie” to family) of Hood River, Ore., passed away April 4, 2018, at 1:45 a.m. She was 52 years old. Faith was born on Jan. 20, 1966, in Scunthorpe, England, the only child of Keith and Rosalind ...

Franklin Dee Hightower

Hood River, Ore.

Franklin Dee Hightower, the only child of Bernice Cadwallader and George Ewing Hightower, was born on March 14, 1947, in Oregon City, Ore. He went to live with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, April 5, 2018, after suffering a cardiac ...

Garnet May Chrisman

Garnet May Chrisman joined her husband Edwin Merrill Chrisman to forever rest in peace on March 18, 2018. Garnet was 98 years old and was adored by all of her large family. She will be greatly missed by her son, ...

James R. Durham

Hood River, Ore.

James R. Durham, also known as Jim, of Hood River, Ore., passed away on March 31, 2018, in Parkdale, Ore. Jim was born Michael Quanah Vraspir on Feb. 4, 1966, in Corvallis, Ore., to Marvin Vraspir and Virginia Hannon. He ...

Gregory Lysle Place

The Dalles, Ore.

Gregory Lysle Place, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., for 44 years, passed away on Feb. 10, 2018. Greg was born in Hanover, N.H., on Oct. 8, 1951, to Maurice and Beverly Place. He was the second of seven children ...

Charles Scott Weathers

Charles Scott Weathers unexpectedly passed away in his home in Hood River, Ore., on March 26, 2018. He was 70 years young. Scott was born July 1, 1947. Scott was the oldest son of Charles Ira Weathers and Bette S. ...

Karen El-Bardisy

Karen El-Bardisy, age 81, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at her home in Hood River, Ore., surrounded by family. Born in Leipzig, Germany, to the late Gerd and Anneliese Riedemann, she had resided in Elizabeth, N.J., Rahway, N.J., and ...

Henry C. Zweigart

Salem, Ore.

Henry C. (Bill) Zweigart was born in Hood River, Ore., on Jan. 25, 1927, to Henry and Jessie Zweigart. He passed away on March 9, 2018, in Salem, Ore. He lived most of his childhood in Hood River. Bill graduated ...

Donald Ray Roark

Portland, Ore.

Donald Ray Roark, much loved son, brother, uncle and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 25, 2018, at his home in Portland, Ore. Don was born on May 18, 1967, in Pendleton, Ore., to Sam and Linda Jo (Milner) Roark. ...

Cy Meyers

Winlock, Wash.

Cy Meyers (Marvin B. Meyers), has left this world to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Cy passed away peacefully in his sleep of congestive heart failure on Saturday, March 3, at the home of his son, Sam, ...

Wesley D. Ervin

Wesley D. Ervin, 61, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away Friday evening, March 16, 2018. Wes was born May 27, 1956, in Hood River, Ore. He was a man of many talents and fixer of all things. He had a never-ending ...

Gwenllian Mae Barrilleaux

Hood River, Ore.

Gwenllian Mae Barrilleaux’s light first shone on this earth when she was born to parents Captain John Barrilleaux and Helen (Will) Barrilleaux, on Nov. 18, 1950, in Beaumont, Texas. She gracefully and peacefully left her physical presence on Feb. 20, ...

Michael W. Hoikka

Hood River, Ore.

Michael W. Hoikka of Hood River, Ore., died March 17, 2018, at his home in Odell surrounded by family. He was 55 years old and had been battling cancer. Mike was born July 13, 1962, to John “Cal” and Florence ...

Jack Harding Spitzmesser

Jack Harding Spitzmesser passed away on Feb. 26, 2018. He was born Jan. 29, 1921, and celebrated his 97th birthday with family and friends. Jack is survived by his two daughters, son-in-law, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Please send your ...

Alice Fisher Whitten

The Dalles, Ore.

Alice Fisher Whitten was born July 24, 1921, in Spokane, Wash., to Henry and Mildred Fisher. Early life for Alice and three siblings began on the Sieben Sheep Ranch in Eastern Montana, where her father worked as ranch foreman. Losing ...

Gerald Dale Wacker

Gerald Dale "Jerry" Wacker passed away on Jan. 26, 2018, at his home surrounded by family in Hood River, Ore. Gerald was born on June 18, 1933, and was 84 years of age at time of passing. A celebration of ...

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