Obituaries

Charles Victor Norman

Parkdale, Ore.

Charles Victor Norman passed away at his home in Parkdale, Ore., on Dec. 9, 2018. Charles was born on March 25, 1931, in Clatskanie, Ore., and was 87 years of age at the time of his passing. Charles was the ...

Jimmy J. Karns

Jimmy J. Karns was born on Nov. 7, 1945, in LaFollette, Tenn. A long-time resident of the Hood River community, he passed away on Dec, 9, 2018, with family by his side. Jim is survived by his wife, Teri Karns; ...

Nettie Ruth (Council) Brown

Hood River, Ore.

Nettie Ruth (Council) Brown of Hood River died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at her home at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living Center in Hood River, Ore. She was 92-years-old. Ruth was born on Dec. 26, 1925, in Badin, Stanly, N.C., to ...

Allen Estel Jackson

Allen Estel Jackson, “Al” to most of his friends, died at home in Cascade Locks, Ore., on Nov. 4, 2018. Al was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on July 9, 1926, and was 92 years-old at the time of his ...

Norma Kay (Blakeley) Gosiak

Hood River, Ore.

Norma Kay (Blakeley) Gosiak, born Oct. 31, 1935, in Chicago, Ill., passed peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at Brookside Manor in Hood River, Ore. She is survived by her husband, Albert Gosiak, of Vancouver Wash.; two ...

Callan Michael Lundh

It is with heavy hearts that we honor and say goodbye to our perfect little angel, Callan Michael Lundh. He is survived by his daddy, Stephen; his mommy, Chayney; and his big brother, Jack. Callan was born April 30, 2018, ...

Laurie Hartman Campbell

Laurie “Hoss” Hartman Campbell passed away with family by his side on Nov. 19, 2018, at Portland’s St. Vincent Medical Center. Hoss was born on Aug. 7, 1938, and was 80 years of age at the time of his passing. ...

Ernie Snyder

Ernie Snyder will be missed by all. Ernie passed away on Nov. 20, 2018, just seven days shy of his 86th birthday. Ernie was born on Nov. 27, 1932, in North Umburn, Pa., to Verda and Henry J. Snyder. They ...

Donald Rafelson

Donald Sydney Rafelson was born March 5, 1930. He passed to that mystery that awaits all mortals on Nov. 23, 2018. Rafe — as those who knew him referred to him — grew up at 110 Riverside Drive in New ...

Kelly Maureen Bowers

Kelly Maureen Bowers, the daughter of the late A. Jean Bowers, died peacefully in her home on Nov. 25, 2018. She was born Feb. 1, 1968, in Mansfield, Ohio, the fifth of six children. She later moved to Hood River, ...

Myris Coralie Paasch-Lovely

Klamath Falls, Ore.

Myris Coralie Paasch-Lovely passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on Nov. 14, 2018, in Klamath Falls, Ore. She was born on Sept. 12, 1938, and was 80 years of age at the time of her passing. A ...

Ruth Irene McCall Blackburn

Hood River, Ore.

Ruth Irene McCall Blackburn passed away on Nov. 26, 2018. Ruth was born in Cottage Grove, Ore., on Aug. 13, 1927, to John and Ruth Woodard McCall. She was the youngest of seven children and the only girl. Ruth attended ...

Sallee Lang

Hood River, Ore.

Written by Sallee Lang: On Dec. 26, 1946, in Visalia, California Preston and Vera Frances Hawk announced the arrival of me, Sallee Jo. Sister, Judith Ann, arrived two years later. The family moved to Menlo Park and then to Saratoga. ...

Tori Lynn Williams

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” — Psalms 116:15 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” — Psalms 46:1 On Nov. 3, 2018, Tori Lynn Williams passed away at ...

Enid Rand

Enid “Doloris” Rand went to be with Jesus on Oct. 8, 2018. She was 85 years old. Doloris was born July 31, 1933, in Topeka, Kan., only child to Fred and Mada Strong. At age 12, Doloris gave her heart ...

Jane Sheppard Merydith

Springfield, Ore.

Jane Sheppard Merydith, age 93, of Springfield, Ore., passed away peacefully on Nov. 7, 2018. She was born to Ruth Jordan Sheppard and William Orville Sheppard on March 23, 1925. She married Ted Merydith on June 6, 1948. Ted passed ...

Lois Yvonne (Hanel) Nelsen

On Nov. 8, 2018, Lois Yvonne (Hanel) Nelsen unexpectedly passed away at her daughter’s home in Troutdale, Ore., due to complications from surgery and other underlying health issues. She had just turned 82 years old. Lois was born Nov. 1, ...

Ann Moore

Pine Grove, Ore.

Ann Moore of Pine Grove passed away on Nov. 9, 2018, just 38 days short of her 80th birthday. She is survived by the love of her life, Larry Moore, to whom she was married for nearly 62 years; her ...

Lila Mary Meyers Cochran

Lila Mary Meyers Cochran passed on Nov. 8, 2018, at Providence Hospital in Portland, Ore. Her granddaughter, Amber McMillan, was with her when she passed. Lila was born Oct. 10, 1934, in Yakima, Wash., to Merton and Mary (Mayfield) Meyers. ...

Freeda Orcella (Short) Swafford

Hood River, Ore.

Freeda Orcella (Short) Swafford was born Oct. 1, 1936, in Mount Pine, Ark. Her family moved to Southern Oregon in 1947, then to Hood River, Ore., in 1955. Freeda had a strong Christian faith and had friends from school who ...

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