Obituaries for July 2009

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Jose Trevino Castilla

Jose Trevino Castilla, 86, passed away at his home in Hood River, Ore., with family by his side Sunday, June 28, 2009. A service in honor of Jose’s life is planned for 10 a.m. Friday, July 3, at the Truth ...

Lillian Hope Butzin

Services will be held on Friday, July 3, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pine Grove Methodist Church for Lillian Hope (Weber) Butzin, who died June 29, 2009, at Willamette Lutheran Retirement Community in Keizer, Ore. Graveside services will follow at ...

Charles Ransom Hooper

Charles Ransom Hooper, of Richland, Wash., died at home on Friday evening, June 26, 2009, with his family and hospice caring for him. After his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in January, he enjoyed about four months of tennis with friends ...

Audrey Cain

Audrey Cain died at her home Thursday morning, July 2, 2009, with her husband and family, under the care of Hospice of the Gorge. She had been battling cancer for some time and finally had to give up the fight. ...

Brenda Gail Herman

Brenda Gail Herman passed away July 2, 2009, at Skyline Hospital in White Salmon, Wash., with her family at her side, after a courageous battle with spinal osteo sarcoma cancer. Brenda was 53 years old. A memorial service to celebrate ...

Paul Jay Mann

Paul Jay Mann, son of the late Ruth Mann and the late jazz flutist Herbie Mann, passed away Friday, July 3, 2009, while stand-up paddling on the Columbia River in Hood River, Ore. Paul was an avid windsurfer and sportsman ...

Mary Katherine Stillwell

Mary Katherine Stillwell, a resident of Cascade Locks for 55 years, died July 7, 2009, after a battle with leukemia. Mary was born in Minot, N.D., May 16, 1928, the firstborn of Wilbur and Ione Cram. The family moved west ...

Alice Anita Ozanick

Alice Anita Ozanick, 96, died July 6, 2009, at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living in Hood River, Ore. Alice was born Aug. 14, 1912, in Far Rockaway, N.Y., to Charles and Josephine (Haas) Spiers. She was raised and educated in New ...

Lori Ann Ruddle

Lori Ann Ruddle, 49, a Hood River, Ore., resident, died July 9, 2009, at the Hood River Care Center after a lengthy illness. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 15, at 2 p.m. at Idlewilde Cemetery. Lori was born ...

Kenneth Roy Eversole

Kenneth Roy Eversole, 85, died Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at his home in Hood River, Ore. He was born April 25, 1924, in Bremen, Ind., to Raymond and Pearl (Stuntz) Eversole. He attended Central High School in Ft. Wayne, Ind. ...

Bradford Lawrence Dezurick

Bradford Lawrence Dezurick was born in San Francisco, Calif., on March 26, 1964, to Alexandra and Paul Dezurick. He died unexpectedly on June 23, 2009, in Paris, France, while traveling on business. Brad was raised in San Francisco and Berkeley, ...

Damon Louis Holmes

Damon Louis Holmes, 53, a Hood River, Ore., resident, died July 10, 2009, at his home with family by his side. A service to celebrate his life will be Saturday, July 18, at 3 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center. A ...

George Emerson Woodruff

Lifelong Trout Lake, Wash., resident George Emerson Woodruff passed away at his home on July 13, 2009, the place of his birth and where he and his wife raised their family. He was 83 years old. George was born in ...

Leon Richard Lowe

A funeral service will be held for East County resident Leon “Dick” “Bubba” Lowe at 11 a.m. Monday, July 27, at Gresham Memorial Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave. Private interment will be held at Willamette National Cemetery. Dick passed away ...

Aurabelle M. Shelhorse

Aurabelle “Belle” M. Shelhorse died peacefully July 23, 2009, at the age of 90, just a few weeks before her 91st birthday. She was born in The Dalles, Ore., on Aug. 14, 1918. She was a resident of Underwood, Wash., ...

Janus Yoneo Kurahara

Janus (Jan) Yoneo Kurahara was born Jan. 16, 1921, in Marysville, Calif. He died peacefully at home in the presence of his loving family on July 21, 2009. Jan spent his childhood in Sacramento, Calif. In May 1942, Jan was ...

Terry James Vavricka

Terry James Vavricka died July 19, 2009, peacefully at his Hood River, Ore., home with family by his side. Terry was born Jan. 4, 1950, in Watertown, S.D., to Glen James and Virginia Elizabeth (Buss) Vavricka. He moved with his ...

Aloysius Francis Nowik

Aloysius Francis “Al” Nowik passed away at Mid Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Ore., on July 20, 2009. Al and his wife, Lorraine, had been living in Gearhart, Ore., for many years and just recently moved to Hood River, ...

John Henry Cary

John Henry “Hank” Cary passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 26, 2009, surrounded by his family, at Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital in Portland, Ore. John was born Jan. 11, 1929, in Wyandot, Okla., to John and Lula ...

Betty Josephine Thompson

Betty Josephine Thompson, a longtime resident of Hood River, Ore., died on Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Ore., at the age of 75. Betty was born on Nov. 30, 1933, to John and Mildred ...

Marvin Sagnotty

May 29, Nineteen twenty-seven He was born that lovely day July 22, Two thousand and nine Death took him away Eighty-two years he walked this earth Seeing as much as he could see Now he walks with us no more ...

Hazel Mae Nichols

Hazel Mae Nichols was born May 2, 1928, to Charles Henry and Catherine Isabelle (Wenn) Boehm. She passed away July 24, 2009, in Hood River, Ore., at the age of 81. Hazel was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, and shortly ...