Obituaries for December 2017

Obituary

Micheal Shibahara

Portland, Ore.

Micheal (“Mick”) Shibahara passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at his Portland, Ore., home surrounded by family. He was 75. Micheal was born to parents Masahiko and Yoshino (Takeoka) Shibahara in Parkdale, Ore., where he grew up. Mick was ...

Roy Emery Irwin

Prineville, Ore.

Roy Emery Irwin passed away Nov. 27, 2017, at St. Charles Prineville Hospital in Prineville, Ore., from complications after a fall which resulted in a fractured pelvis. He was surrounded by family at the time of his death. He was ...

Loretta May Elliott

Dallesport, Wash.

Loretta May Elliott of Dallesport, Wash., passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 29, 2017, with her family by her side. She was born to Harold and Ida (Martin) Irwin in Berkeley, Calif., on Nov. 2, 1941, but grew up ...

George Leland Mason

Gresham, Ore.

Loving father George Leland Mason passed away Nov. 29, 2017, in Gresham, Ore. He was 70 years old. George was born March 19, 1947, in Dallas, Ore., to Katherine and George T. Mason. He was preceded in death by his ...

Mildred B. Goe

Hood River, Ore.

Mildred B. Goe (Millie), age 94, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 29 in Hood River, Ore. She was born July 29, 1923, in Whittier, Calif. to Frederic “Irwin” Bowerman and Marjorie Osborn Bowerman. Millie is survived by her middle daughter, ...

Lewis Carter Cuyler

Pittsfield, Mass., and Hood River, Ore.

Lewis Carter Cuyler, of Pittsfield, Mass., and Hood River, Ore., died peacefully from end stage Alzheimer’s Disease at his home in Pittsfield on Nov. 3, 2017. Lew was born in New York City on April 30, 1933, the eldest of ...

Clarence O. Neville

Hood River, Ore.

Clarence O. Neville, 83, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at his home in Hood River, Ore. He was born April 28, 1934, in Medford, Ore., to David James Neville and Veda Marie Neville. He married Mary Sybil Wright in 1963. ...

Gerald Joseph Hopsicker

Hood River, Ore.

Gerald “Hoppy” Joseph Hopsicker passed away Nov. 16, 2017, at his home in Hood River, Ore., surrounded by family. Hoppy, as he was known to everyone, was born Dec. 8, 1944, in Utica, N.Y., to Charles Hopsicker and Dorothy Feagin. ...

Lee Short Berry Jr.

Portland, Ore.

Lee Short Berry Jr., age 94, passed away on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Portland, Ore. He was born May 28, 1923, in South Dakota to Lee and Grace (Zenor) Berry. On April 5, 1971, he married Verna M. Nasman, ...

Arlette Claflin

Norfolk, Va.

Arlette Claflin, 66, of Norfolk, Va., died Dec. 5, 2017, after a 13 year struggle with cancer. She passed peacefully at home in the loving care of her family. Arlette was the daughter of the late Cecil and Helen Snow; ...

Ruth Ann Palmer

Hood River, Ore.

Ruth Ann Palmer passed away on Nov. 21, 2017, at Providence Hood River Medical Center in Hood River, Ore. She was born on Sept. 24, 1930, and was 87 years of age at the time of her passing. Ruth was ...

Kenneth Paul Wesche

Kenneth Paul Wesche was born in Tsingtao, China, on Jan. 31, 1928, to missionary parents. He passed away on Dec. 10, 2017. A lifelong entrepreneur, Paul and his wife owned and grew a Coast to Coast hardware store in Hood ...

Rose Van Riper

The Dalles, Ore.

Rose Van Riper was born on July 10, 1938, in Tacoma, Wash., to Paul and Mildred (Millie) Bramann. When she was 7 years old, her family moved to Minnesota and she was raised on a dairy farm. In 1954, her ...

Robert Lee Mahan Sr.

Scottsdale, Ariz.

Robert Lee Mahan Sr. passed away Nov. 28, 2017, at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. Bob was born March 29, 1938, in Boise, Idaho, to Roy J. Mahan and Matilda “Tillie” Moser Mahan. As a boy, Bob moved with his ...

David Scott Foster

Parkdale, Ore.

David “Dave” Scott Foster, of Parkdale, Ore., passed away quietly at his home on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Although he lived with many health issues, he had been feeling fantastic the last several months. He always had a smile and ...

Terry A. Goss

Odell, Ore.

Terry A. Goss passed away on Dec. 21, 2017, surrounded by family in his Odell home after a short battle with cancer. Terry was born on April 28, 1950, in Roseburg, Ore., and was 67 years of age at the ...

Barbara C. Board

Mt. Hood-Parkdale, Ore.

Barbara C. Board made her journey to Heaven on Dec. 22, 2017, in Mt. Hood-Parkdale, Ore. Barbara was born on March 24, 1943, in Dalton, Ga. She was a retired registered nurse (RN) who gave of herself with open hands ...

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