Obituaries for February 2018

Obituary

Dave Shields

Gresham, Ore.

Current Gresham and former Hood River resident Dave Shields died on Feb. 7, 2018, at his home in Gresham surrounded by friends and family. Dave was born on Aug. 31, 1943, in Bend, Ore., to Lester Earl Shields and Rachel ...

Dean Wayne Kinne

Dean Wayne Kinne passed away peacefully in his sleep on Feb. 16, 2018. Milan and Mildred Kinne were blessed with the birth of their second son on July 2, 1947. Dean grew up on the farm and attended Odell Grade ...

Edward Damian Lavelle

Parkdale, Ore.

Edward Damian Lavelle passed away on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Parkdale, Ore. Ed was born Sept. 3, 1968, in Goshen, N.Y. Ed was the son of Marguerite Lavelle McDonald and John Lavelle. He is survived by his wife, Diana ...

Helen Louise (Traxtle) Albrecht

Hood River, Ore.

Helen Louise (Traxtle) Albrecht died peacefully in her home surrounded by family on Feb. 3, 2018, in Hood River, Ore. A life-long resident of Hood River, Helen was born on Sept. 19, 1934, and worked for many years until she ...

Timothy Duane Smith

We are deeply saddened over the sudden loss of our beloved Timothy Duane Smith. Tim passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 13, 2018. Tim was born on Oct. 6, 1967, in Hood River, Ore., to Sonny and Rhonda Smith. Tim graduated ...

Raymond Arthur Snodgrass

West Linn, Ore.

Raymond Arthur Snodgrass, 86 passed away Jan. 16, 2018, in West Linn, Ore. He was born in Prosser, Wash., on Feb. 18, 1931. Ray can best be described as a farmer through and through. He grew up in the wheat ...

Jack Cochran

“I was a nature boy,” were Jack Cochran’s words … his simple explanation for an all-encompassing drive that spanned his years as a child and continued into adulthood. Jack Cochran was a nature boy and also a woodsman and craftsman, ...

Dalla Beth

The Dalles, Ore.

Dalla “Lorene” Beth passed away Feb. 13, 2018, in The Dalles, Ore., surrounded by her family. She was 91 years old and just a few hours shy of her 92nd birthday. She was born on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1926, ...

Rebecca Jean Cortez

Portland, Ore.

Rebecca Jean Cortez passed away suddenly on Feb. 13, 2018, in Portland, Ore. Becky grew up in Corbett, Ore., and lived most of her adult life in Gresham, until moving to Mosier, Ore., 10 years ago. Her first job was ...

Grendy Aleste Aguilar Avina

Hood River, Ore.

Grendy Aleste Aguilar Avina, daughter of Esthela Grajeda-Avina and Pedro Aguilar-Sandoval, passed away on Feb. 9, 2018, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, Ore. Grendy was born on Oct. 18, 2007, and was 10 years of age ...

Duane Stanley Perron

It is with great sorrow that we share that our beloved Duane Stanley Perron passed away on Feb. 6, 2018. Although Duane was 83 years young, we are heartbroken as we fully expected him to be telling us stories (as ...

Colleen Anne Campbell

Parkdale, Ore.

Colleen (Connie) Anne Campbell passed away peacefully at her Parkdale, Ore., home in her loving children’s arms, with six of her seven children present, on Feb. 3, 2018. She was born April 16, 1940, in Miles City Mont., the only ...

Margaret Tetlow

Lafayette, Calif.

Margaret Tetlow passed away peacefully on Jan. 17, 2018, in Lafayette, Calif., at age 95 with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Robert “Bob” Tetlow, sister Elizabeth (Betty Stuart), brother ...

Jodie Holmberg

Hood River, Ore.

Jodie Holmberg, a Hood River resident since 2004, died in her home on Jan. 28 of Parkinson’s disease. She was 88. She grew up in New York City’s Greenwich Village and spent most of her life in and around the ...

Leroy H. Daley

Mt. Hood-Parkdale, Ore.

Leroy H. Daley, of Mt. Hood-Parkdale, Ore., passed on Feb. 3, 2018. He was born on April 25, 1952, in Seoul, South Korea. He was adopted by Agnes and Howard Daley, and when his brother Niles and sister Marla arrived, ...

Janet Rowena (Potts) Eldridge

Hood River, Ore.

Janet “Jan” Rowena (Potts) Eldridge “got her wings” on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, when she passed away at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, Ore. Janet was born on Sept. 3, 1953, and was 64 years of age ...

Earl Eugene Van Riper

Hood River, Ore.

Earl Eugene Van Riper passed away Feb. 5, 2018, at his home in Hood River, Ore. Earl was born on June 23, 1935, the youngest of six children to Lloyd and Pearl (Young) Van Riper. Earl grew up in Parkdale, ...

Wilford Carey

Hood River, Ore.

Wilford “Will” Carey passed away peacefully and unexpectedly at his home in Hood River, Ore., on Feb. 3, 2018. He was born to Kenneth Carey and June Grigg Carey on March 16, 1941. He was proud to be a fourth ...

Gerald Dale Wacker

Hood River, Ore.

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 his passing. His first ...

Osa Anna Drew

Osa Anna Drew, known to everyone as Annie, passed away in Hood River on Jan. 9, 2018, at the age of 81. She was born to Mattie (Miles) and Merritt Joseph McDonald in Boise, Idaho, on Aug. 31, 1936. In ...

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