Obituaries for March 2009

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Steven Gilmore Spengler

Longtime Hood River resident Steven Gilmore Spengler passed away on Feb. 17, 2009, at the age of 74. Steven spent his last days in the West Linn home of his younger son, surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. Steven ...

Montel Adams Black

Montel Adams Black, born Nov. 24, 1929, died March 6, 2009, in Hood River, Ore., after a heroic battle with Alzheimer’s. Born to R.C. and Ordell Adams of Dresden, Tenn., Montel grew up in Weakley County before moving to Henderson, ...

David E. Larsen

David E. Larsen peacefully passed away on Jan. 5, 2009, at Aloha Nursing Home in Kaneohe, Hawaii. He was a resident of Hood River, Ore., for five years and went to live with his daughters after his wife of 47 ...

Eleazar Brooks

Eleazar “J.R.” Brooks, a Mount Hood, Ore., resident, died at home surrounded by family and friends March 11, 2009. Viewing will be Friday, March 13, from noon until 4 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be ...

David Eli Miller

David Eli Miller passed away peacefully at his home March 13, 2009, following a long battle with Multiple System Atrophy. A longtime resident of Wasco, Ore., he had moved to Hood River with his wife, Rose, so that they could ...

Colleen Hollis Jepson

Colleen Hollis Jepson passed away Sunday, March 15, 2009, at her home in Hood River surrounded by her family. She is the beloved mother of Nathan, Tanner and Allie, who were the center of her life. She is also survived ...

Deloris York

Deloris York passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 13, 2009, with her family by her side. Deloris was born in Essex, Iowa, on March 08, 1925, to Ray and Dorothy Smith. She was the eldest of five. In ...

James William Maher

James William “Jimmy” Maher, 48, a Hood River, Ore., resident, died March 14, 2009, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, March 19, at 11 a.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center. Jimmy ...

Avanell Miller

Avanell Miller died March 6, 2009, in Hood River, Ore. She was born Aug. 3, 1915, in or near Battleground, Wash., to Mae Ricketts Beer and Samuel Beer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde H. Miller; son, ...

Janice Kay Hastings

Janice Kay Hastings went home to her Lord and Savior on March 12, 2009. Jan was born on Sept. 15, 1940, in Kingman, Kan. She was the youngest of eight children born to Alva Dutton and Laota Belle Winfrey. After ...

Billy Jo Bell

Billy Jo Bell was born April 16, 1936, in Lamesa, Texas, and raised in Lubbock, Texas. At the young age of 18, Billy enlisted in the Marines, where he was a military police officer. After his enlistment was over, he ...

David Robert Weiss

David Robert Weiss died March 3, 2009. He was born Dec. 15, 1965, in Portland, Ore. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Portland, and went on to earn a degree in biology and environmental education at Evergreen State College ...

Allen Keith Fleming

Allen Keith “Bear” Fleming was born in The Dalles, Ore., Dec. 28, 1977, and passed away March 19, 2009. He resided with the love of his life, Crystal Gibson, and daughter, Lillian. He is also survived by his father, Brian ...

Phyllis Jean Zweigart

Phyllis Jean Predmore Zweigart, 82, died March 20, 2009, at her home in Canby, Ore. She was born Sept. 15, 1926, outside of Stapleton, Neb., to Walter and Frances Predmore. Her family left Nebraska during the drought and Depression, arriving ...

Raymond Arnold Dixon

Raymond Arnold “Ray” Dixon passed away at his home on Dec. 17, 2008, at the age of 85. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, March 28, at 11 a.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood ...