Obituaries for August 2009

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Geraldine Vannier Frainey

Geraldine “Geri” Vannier Frainey, 89, died Aug. 1, 2009, in Gresham, Ore. She was born Feb. 23, 1920, in Hood River, Ore., to Joseph and Nellie (Johnson) Vannier. Geri grew up in Hood River, graduating from Hood River High School ...

Ruth Laurel Caryl

Ruth Laurel (McNeel) Caryl was born to Homer and Ethelme (Porter) McNeel in Hood River, Ore., on April 13, 1928. She passed away Aug. 1, 2009, at her home in Omak, Wash. Ruth graduated from Trout Lake High School in ...

Richard O. Applegate

Richard O. Applegate, 67, of Wenatchee, Wash., passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at Central Washington Hospital, following an extended illness. He was born in 1942, in Hood River, Ore. Richard graduated from Hood River High School in 1960, and ...

Vernon Frank Fischer Sr.

Vernon Frank Fischer Sr., 89, died peacefully at his home with his loving family at his side on Aug. 3, 2009. He was born Jan. 27, 1920, in Hartington, Neb., to Bernard and Elizabeth Stoppert Fischer. Vernon spent his childhood ...

Florence Luella West

Florence Luella West was born in Yreka, Calif., on Jan. 22, 1924, to Charles and Clara Baldwin. She passed away at her home in Carson, Wash., Aug. 4, 2009, at the age of 85. As a child, Florence lived with ...

Julia Belle Bingaman

Julia Belle (French) Bingaman, 89, died July 31, 2009, at Martha & Mary Health Care Center in Poulsbo, Wash. She was born March 20, 1920, to Floyd Lee French and Georgia Belle (Lynn) French of Hood River, Ore. Julia graduated ...

Elizabeth Travis Barresse

Elizabeth Travis “Betty” Barresse was born July 20, 1930, and fell asleep in Jehovah’s memory Aug. 5, 2009. Elizabeth has eight children: Bruce, Andrew, Catherine, Mary, John (and his wife, Yvonne), James, Anne (and her husband, Karl), and Donna (and ...

Joseph H. Durland

Joseph H. Durland, 78, of Oregon City, Ore., died Tuesday Aug. 11, 2009, at Oregon Health and Science University hospital in Portland, Ore. Joseph was born in Hood River, Ore., on June 14, 1931, to William and Ruth Weitman Durland. ...

Peggy Wetherell

Peggy Wetherell, currently a resident of Gresham, Ore., died at home Aug. 9, 2009. She was a longtime resident of Parkdale, Ore., where she raised her family. She was born Dec. 2, 1922, in Pitcher, Okla., and was raised near ...

Harry William Olson

Harry William “Swede” Olson passed away on Aug. 14, 2009, at the age of 89. Born in Hood River, Ore., on March 4, 1920, Swede grew up in the fruit orchards of Pine Grove, working alongside his parents, Rodney and ...

Jane Orcelia Brand

Jane Orcelia (Bovee) Brand went home to her Lord early Monday morning, Aug. 17, 2009, in her Hood River home surrounded by family. She was born June 6, 1918, in Seattle, Wash., and graduated from Roosevelt High School, then went ...

Leland Mayhew

Leland “Alan” Mayhew, 57, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009. He passed away at his residence on the family farm on Juniper Flat. He was born in The Dalles, Ore., on March 3, 1952, to ...

Velda Pearl Deos

Velda Pearl Deos, 90, a Hood River, Ore., resident, died Aug. 18, 2009, at Parkhurst House. Visitation will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. until noon at Anderson’s Tribute Center with a reception beginning at 11 a.m. A ...

Mary Valentine Oostenburg

Mary Valentine Oostenburg passed away Aug. 13, 2009, at the Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland, Ore. A service to celebrate Mary’s life and mourn her passing is planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Anderson’s Tribute ...

Imogene Jones

Imogene “Jean” Jones was born Sept. 8, 1943, in Stillwell, Okla., and passed away on July 15, 2009, in Hood River, Ore. In 1962 Jean married Mike Jones and they had two children, Tammy and Steve. The family moved to ...