Obituaries for January 2009

Obituary

Kenneth Lloyd Anderson

Kenneth “Ken” Lloyd Anderson, 77, a longtime Hood River, Ore., resident, died Jan. 28, 2009, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Services will be held on Monday, Feb. 2, at 1 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center with a reception to ...

Daniel Charles Simons

Daniel Charles Simons, 77, passed away on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at his home in Hood River, Ore. He was born June 21, 1931, at Waterloo, Ore., the fourth child of Rheuben and Icie Simons. He grew up in Sweet ...

Raymond Leroy Horn

Raymond “Buzz” Leroy Horn, 82, of Rancho Bernardo, Calif., born in Hood River Ore., passed away Nov. 8, 2008. Raymond was the dear father of Gary and Roger Horn and Darlene Carter; beloved grandfather of nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; ...

Wilma Rae Skelton

Wilma Rae Penny Skelton, 72, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 5, 1936, in Spring Brook, Wis., daughter of John Carl and Edna Obenchine Riege. She ...

Brita Elizabeth Long

Brita Elizabeth (Currier) Long, 75, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Dec. 15, 2008, in Spokane, Wash. She was born April 23, 1933, in Rapid City, S.D., to Alta and Walter Currier. She moved to Oregon with ...

John Nelson Nesbitt

John Nelson Nesbitt, a resident of Hood River, Ore., since 1974, passed away at Providence Brookside Manor on Jan. 17, 2009. He was born on Aug. 22, 1913, in Cheney, Wash., the oldest of six children born to Merrill (Mel) ...

John Bruce Parsons

John Bruce Parsons was born in Spokane, Wash., on June 8, 1928, and passed away Jan. 12, 2009, in Hood River, Ore., at the age of 80. Bruce was the son of Harry and Leona Parsons, formerly of Spokane, and ...

Andy Crown

Andy Crown, a longtime resident of Hood River, Ore., passed away Jan. 15, 2009, at his home, with his loving wife by his side. A service to celebrate his life with fraternal rites by the Hood River Elks Lodge and ...

Emily Gay Goldberg

Emily Gay Goldberg, age 89, died peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2009, at the Hood River Care Center. She was born Emily Page Gay on Oct. 9, 1919, in West Virginia. She was the third of five children born to ...

Wilbert William Walters Sr.

Wilbert William Walters Sr. passed away at Leesburg Regional Hospital Jan. 10, 2009. Wil was born in Garrison, N.D., May 7, 1935, to William and Hulda Walters. His family moved west in 1943, and he graduated from Hood River High ...

Joseph Ballard Halford

“Jay” Joseph Ballard Halford passed away suddenly at his home in San Diego, Calif., Dec. 23, 2008. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on March 30, 1962, to Kendall Hutchinson Halford and Frank Atherton Halford. Jay moved with his family ...

Joan Burchell

Joan’s life journey began in Manhattan, N.Y., April 25, 1923 — and what a journey it was. Joan grew up in Chappaqua, N.Y., as a proper lady; exposed to opera, social etiquette, art; all while being the “tomboy” who sledded ...

Ray Sato

Ray Sato, 91, passed away peacefully on Jan. 11, 2009, at the Brookside Manor of Hood River. Ray was born April 3, 1917, in Parkdale, Ore., to Tadao Sato and Shin Hara. He graduated from Parkdale High School and continued ...

Laurence A. Jenkins

Laurence A. “Larry” Jenkins, age 81, died peacefully in his sleep with family by his side on Jan. 6, 2009. Also present was the family cat, who would not leave his side for days prior to his passing. A gathering ...

Dorothea Elynor Young

Dorothea Elynor Young, 92, a longtime resident of Hood River, Ore., passed away at a local care facility on Jan. 9, 2009, in The Dalles, Ore. She was born in Klamath Falls, Ore., on April 14, 1916, the oldest to ...

Faye McCormick

Faye McCormick, of Portland, Ore., and formerly of Hood River, passed away on Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center in Portland at 82 years of age. She was born on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1926, in ...

Evelyn Jennie Mann

Evelyn Jennie Mann, 88, an Odell, Ore., resident, died Jan. 6, 2009, at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland, Ore. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center. A reception ...

Cheree Cluff

Alabama Jim’s Café cook, Cheree Cluff, and waitress, Jan Cluff, were taken from us on Jan. 2, 2009. Cheree was born Oct. 21, 1984, to Harvey Cluff and Dianne Wolfe Cluff in Stone, Idaho. Cheree loved learning and school, where ...

Jan Cluff

Alabama Jim’s Café cook, Cheree Cluff, and waitress, Jan Cluff, were taken from us on Jan. 2, 2009. Cheree was born Oct. 21, 1984, to Harvey Cluff and Dianne Wolfe Cluff in Stone, Idaho. Cheree loved learning and school, where ...

Clarissadon Elizabeth Ortiz

Clarissadon Elizabeth Ortiz was born on Jan. 25, 1995, in Hood River, Ore., to Andres and Sarah Ortiz, of Parkdale. She was raised and home schooled in Parkdale. From the moment she was born, she was a delight to all ...

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