Obituaries for December 2009

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Ilene Bibler

Ilene Bibler passed away in her sleep on Nov. 27, 2009. She was born Dec. 14, 1919, to Purly H. and Ina E. Snider in Jay County, Ind. She grew up on the family farm with her two sisters, and ...

Guadalupe Perez Enriquez

Guadalupe P. Enriquez, 59, a former Hood River, Ore., resident, died Nov. 25, 2009, at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland, Ore. Rosary was held Monday, Nov. 30, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial was ...

Geradeane M. Vowels

Geradeane M. Vowels, 88, of Prosser, Wash., entered into rest at Prosser Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 12, 1921, in Dayton, Ohio, to Joseph and Trilby (Watt) Cain. She was raised in Los Angeles, Calif., where she met ...

Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Smith passed away at Brookside Manor of Hood River on Nov. 28, 2009. Charlotte was born April 13, 1916, in Salem, Ore., to Charles Arthur and Iris O. (Looney) VanCleave. A service to honor her life and mourn her ...

Matthew Autrey Hanners

Matthew Autrey Hanners was born on Oct. 18, 1986, in The Dalles, Wasco County, Ore. He passed gently from this life, Nov. 27, 2009 of the H1N1 virus. Matthew was born with a very rare syndrome called 11q+. It resulted ...

Allan Glen Campbell

Allan Glen Campbell was born in Portland, Ore., on Oct. 11, 1919. He was then taken by his grandmother, Rachel Vanhorn, to Sheridan, Ore., where she raised him as her own. In 1937, at 17 years of age he moved ...

Beryl Maher

On Dec. 2, 2009, Beryl Maher, beloved mother, grandmother, cousin and friend, passed from this life to meet her Lord. She was born Aug. 12, 1937, in Dayton, Ohio, and was named by her maternal grandfather in honor of her ...

Belinda Marie Jacobs

Belinda Marie Jacobs, 55, was born Jan. 13, 1954, in Lebanon, Ore., to Richard Morris and Dottie Platner. She departed from this life Dec. 2, 2009, in Fresno, Calif. Belinda married Bradley Jacobs Aug. 8, 1981, to become his loving ...

Jacob Leigh Murray

Jacob Leigh Murray, 31, passed away Dec. 2, 2009, in Wenatchee, Wash. He was born in Hood River, Ore., on Feb. 26, 1978. Jacob spent most of his life growing up in Portland, Vancouver, and Spokane, before finally settling in ...

Joan Schueman Ahlers

With courage and dignity, Joan Schueman Ahlers passed away at her home in White Salmon, Wash., Nov. 30, 2009, at the age of 76 after a long battle with mesothelioma cancer. She will be missed by her family and friends. ...

Charles A. Nickerson

Charles “Charlie” A. Nickerson, 91, passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at Providence Medical Center in Portland, Ore. His life tour began in Bend, Ore., on July 1, 1918. His father, Leland, died soon after he was born in the ...

LaDonna Sandahl McCarty

On Aug. 5, 1936, LaDonna Sandahl McCarty was born in Minden, Neb., to Fred and Elizabeth Sandahl. On Dec. 9, 2009, she went to be with the Lord, after a long illness. She was so loved, and she loved us ...

Lewis Eldon Baker Sr.

Lewis Eldon Baker Sr., 77, passed away with family by his side in Portland, Ore., after complications from a fall on Dec. 8, 2009. Lewis moved to the Oregon area in 1966 from Bangor, Maine, to start a new life. ...

Dane Ludwig

Dane Ludwig, 24, passed away on his birthday, Dec. 9, 2009. He was born in Portland, Ore., and resided there until he was 6 years of age. Dane attended first through 12th grade in White Salmon, Wash., graduating from high ...

Vera L. Prante

Vera L. Prante, 84, of Gleed, Wash., passed away at home on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. She goes in the arms of the Lord. Vera was born March 2, 1925, in Hood River, Ore., to ...

Elizabeth Jean Jackson

Elizabeth “Betty” Jean Jackson was born at home in Central Montana near Lewistown on May 4, 1924. Her parents homesteaded there, and she grew up on a ranch with two brothers and a sister, all of whom came to eventually ...

Darlene LaVerne Roberts

Darlene LaVerne Elmer Roberts, 66, of Hood River (Odell), Ore., passed away unexpectedly Dec. 16, 2009, at her home. Her untimely death leaves much sadness to her husband, James, daughters Jilleen and Cherolyn, son Brian, brother Roy and many, many ...

William Ralph Locke

William Ralph Locke died Dec. 4, 2009, at the age of 62. He was born March 28, 1947, in Camas, Wash., to Melva and Gayle (Dodds) Locke. He joined two sisters, Gloria and Linda. Not long after Bill was born ...

Bonnie Jean Calmettes

A celebration of life for Bonnie Jean Calmettes will be held at the Elks Lodge in Hood River on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 6-8 p.m. Bonnie was born in Hoff, Ore., on April 10, 1922, to Jess B. Edington and ...

Joseph C. Sheirbon

Joseph C. Sheirbon, 91, a longtime Odell, Ore., resident, died Dec. 17, 2009, at his residence. Services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at noon at the Odell United Methodist Church. Visitation will be on Monday, Dec. 28, from ...

Thomas Alden Van Orden

Thomas Alden Van Orden, 52, passed away peacefully on Dec. 25, 2009, at home with his loving wife by his side after a long battle with kidney disease. He was born Friday, Sept 13, 1957, in San Francisco, Calif., to ...

Shirley House

Shirley House, 78, of Inwood, W.V., went to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, at Care Haven Center, Martinsburg, W.V. Born Sept. 21, 1931, in Lake Odessa, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Dwight Everett and ...

JoAnn S. Brandl

JoAnn S. (Platz) Brandl passed in her West Sacramento, Calif., residence on Dec. 17, 2009, at the age of 67 after her diligent battle against cancer. JoAnn Platz was born Oct. 16, 1942, in Evanston, Ill. She and her family ...

Mary Ann Pool

Mary Ann Pool died Dec. 24, 2009. She was born Aug. 6, 1937, in Steubenville, Ohio, to Leroy and Isabel McClave. She shared an enduring, lifelong bond with her sister Karen, after whom she named her own daughter. As an ...

Vera M. Parrott

Vera M. Parrott passed away Dec. 24, 2009, at the Ray Hickey Hospice House of Vancouver, Wash. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Anderson’s Tribute Center. Chaplain Steve Lusk, of Hospice of the Gorge and ...