Obituaries for April 2009

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James W. Denny

James W. Denny, a former resident of Hood River, Ore., passed away with his loving wife Sheila by his side on April 22, 2009. He had fought a valiant battle against lung cancer which had been diagnosed in late February ...

Kenneth Lentz

Kenneth “Kenny” Lentz passed away at his father’s house in Odell, Ore., on Sunday morning, April 26, 2009. He was born July 16, 1968, in McMinnville, Ore. Kenny went all 12 years of his schooling in Amity, Ore., with sports ...

Berton Arthur Clark Sr.

Berton Arthur Clark Sr., 84, of Dufur, Ore., went home to be with the Lord with his family by his side on April 26, 2009. Bert was born Sept. 10, 1924, in Laramie, Wyo., but grew up in Blythe, Calif. ...

Howard G. Nellermoe

Howard G. Nellermoe, born Aug. 22, 1938, peacefully passed away April 14, 2009, at Kaiser-Sunnyside Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born to John and Mabel Nellermoe in Hickson, N.D. He graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., as ...

Donna Mae Murray

Donna Mae Murray, wife of the late Johnny Murray, passed away in Hood River, Ore., April 22, 2009, at the age of 75. She was born in Sylva, N.C., on Aug. 9, 1933, the daughter of Stella (Gunter) and Nathaniel ...

Bonita Joan Meyers

Bonita Joan Meyers passed away at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2009, at Liberty Country Place in Centralia, Wash. Bones, as she was known to many, was born on May 19, 1930, in Hot Springs, S.D., the daughter of ...

Norma Lee Hays

Norma Lee Mooney was born March 5, 1929, to Guy E. and Lola E. Mooney in Gillette, Wyo., joining brothers Fred and Everett Mooney and sisters Winna Fae Adams, Ora Mae Hartley and Pat Galligan. The family migrated to Hood ...

Lois Harrison Williams

Lois Harrison Williams passed away April 22, 2009, at the Rock Cove Assisted Living home in Stevenson, Wash., with family by her side. Lois was born July 9, 1917, in Olson, N.D., to Wilburn Leslie and Ella Florence (Stone) Smeltzer. ...

Kenneth William Stoddard

Kenneth William Stoddard, 93, died comfortably at home under Hospice care on Monday, April 13, 2009, due to complications of old age. Kenny was born in Pomona, Calif., to LeRoy and Mabel (Gressley) Stoddard on March 27, 1916. He attended ...

John M. Barrett

Rear Admiral John M. “Jack” Barrett, USN (ret.), passed away peacefully in the midst of his family on April 18, 2009, at his home in White Salmon, Wash. He was 89 years old. By his own assessment, Admiral Barrett had ...

Denzel Frank Fisher

Denzel Frank Fisher, 85, died peacefully March 1, 2009, at his Hood River, Ore., home. He was born at home in Cook Neb., to Frank and Blanche Fisher. Denny graduated from Cook High School in Neb., in 1941. After working ...

Kenneth W. Kirby

Kenneth W. Kirby, a lifelong Hood River Valley resident, died April 14, 2009, at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles, Ore. He was 87 years of age. Private family services were held with Vault Entombment at Idlewilde Cemetery Mausoleum. ...

Ethel McNamee

Born in Hillsboro, N.D., to Charles and Minnie Hausmann, she married Wallace McNamee in 1938. The couple was married 62 years. They had five children, 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Grand Forks, N.D., was home until moving to ...

Wanda Genevieve Perkins

Wanda Genevieve Perkins, 87, passed away April 8, 2009, at the Hood River Care Center. A graveside service is planned for 3 p.m. Monday, April 13, at Idlewilde Cemetery. Chaplain Clyde Sanda of Heart of Hospice will lead her service. ...

George Atsushi Tamura

George Atsushi Tamura, 93, died April 9, 2009, at his home in Odell, Ore. The eldest son of Katsusaburo and Michi Tamura, George was born in Portland on June 15, 1915. Three years later, the family moved to Hood River, ...

Michael Lynn Snodgrass

Michael Lynn Snodgrass passed away April 4, 2009. He was born in Prosser, Wash., on Oct. 15, 1954, to Ray and Mary Snodgrass. He was the second of four children and grew up in Parkdale, Ore., where he attended Hood ...

Jarrell Bell

On Sept. 15, 1925, a son was born to the Newtonia County, Mo., farm family of Sherman and Veva Bell. Following local tradition he was stuck with a given name from some long lost ancestor that was impossible to spell, ...

Winona Kersteter Fellows

Winona Kersteter Fellows passed away March 30, 2009, in Vancouver, Wash. Winona, also known as “Noni,” was born Oct. 13, 1934, in Bellefonte, Pa., to Harold and Margaret Kersteter. Noni graduated from State College high school, and went on to ...

Lucile Adele Stanley

Lucile Adele (Nichols) Stanley, of Milwaukie, Ore., died March 29, 2009, in Salem, Ore., at the age of 83. She was born Sept. 5, 1925, in Boyd, Ore., the second of seven children of Chester and Dorothy (Martin) Nichols. She ...

Thomas William Oswald

Thomas William Oswald, affectionately known as “Tiny,” passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009. A service to mourn his passing and celebrate his life is planned for noon Saturday, April 11, at Idlewilde Cemetery. Viewing is scheduled for Friday, April 10, ...

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