Obituaries for September 2009

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Jill Nella Louise Wittenberg

Jill Nella Louise Wittenberg was born in Canyonville, Ore., on Sept. 3, 1965. Jill died in Bingen, Wash., on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, a week before her 44th birthday. She was the daughter of Kenneth and JoAnn (Kendrick) Wittenberg, of ...

Freda Opal Holtman

Freda Opal Holtman passed away on Sept. 2, 2009, in Hood River, Ore., at the age of 77. She was born June 18, 1932, in Willard, Wash., to Fred and Opal (Brown) Grunke. Freda grew up in the Bingen/White Salmon ...

Becky Jean Lee

Becky Jean Lee was born at Anderson, Mo., on Dec. 29, 1933, to parents Edward and Naomi Webb. Becky went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at her home with her children and grandchildren by her ...

Sarilee Sue Meyle

Sarilee Sue Meyle, of Hood River, died July 19, 2009, in Aiken, S.C., at the age of 69. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Asbury United Methodist Church in Hood River, Ore. Sarilee ...

Jo Evelyn Culp

Jo Evelyn Conley Culp, wife of Loren Allen Culp, died of complications following many years of battling auto-immune hepatitis on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at age 79. Jo moved to Hood River from Muskogee, Okla., in 1947 where she married ...

Allan Warren Galbraith

Allan Warren Galbraith passed away at his residence in Hood River with family by his side on Sept. 6, 2009. A service to honor Allan’s life was held Friday, Sept. 11, at Parkdale Community Church. Allan was born in Wellpinit, ...

Clarence Edward Cannon

Clarence Edward Cannon died Sept. 3, 2009, at 1:20 a.m. at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, Ore. A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 1619 Tucker Road, Hood ...

Randolph Michael Losli

Randolph “Randy” Michael Losli passed away on Sept. 4, 2009, at the age of 35. He was born in Portland, Ore., June 17, 1974. He grew up in Scappoose and graduated from Scappoose High School in 1992. After high school ...

Antonio Zapata Mares

Antonio “Tony” Zapata Mares, 79, a Parkdale, Ore., resident, died Sept. 10, 2009, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Dressing and viewing will be Friday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. at the Independent Indian Shaker Church in White Swan, Wash. ...

Jerald Cecil Bryan

Jerald Cecil Bryan was born on July 5, 1916, to Claude and Margueritte (Peer) Bryan in Peoria, Ill. He was the first of 13 children. Jerald grew up in Missouri and came to White Salmon, Wash., in 1946. He served ...

James Paul Hawke

James Paul Hawke, 38, of Redding, Calif., died Sept. 13, 2009, at his home. He was born March 3, 1971, in Pasadena, Texas, to Bob and Sandy Hawke. James attended schools in Hood River County, Ore., until he joined the ...

Margaret Elizabeth Chase

Margaret Elizabeth Chase, born in Hood River, Ore., passed away Sept. 4, 2009, at the age of 94. She led a full and rich life. Raised in Hood River along with her four siblings, Onalee, Arnold, Stewart and Barbara Turnbull, ...

Gladys Fernandez

Gladys “Penny” Fernandez, 81, passed away at her home in Odell, Ore., with family at her bedside on Sept. 13, 2009. Penny was born on Jan. 22, 1928, to Charles and Elva Dunn. Born and raised in the small logging ...

Jerry Cranmer

Jerry Cranmer died Sept. 10, 2009. His untimely passing and this senseless act leaves much heartache to his family and his many, many friends. He was only 54 years of age. Jerry was born March 28, 1955, in Hood River, ...

Emma Mae Barber

Emma Mae Barber, 89, a longtime Hood River resident, died Sept. 15, 2009, at Parkhurst House. Graveside services will be held on Monday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m. at Idlewilde Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Sept 19, from ...

Roger Donald Douglas

Roger Donald Douglas passed away on Sept. 16, 2009, at the Oregon Veterans Home at The Dalles at the age of 94. Roger, better known as “Doug” to friends and family, was born in Hood River on Aug. 26, 1915, ...

Carolina E. Sims

Carolina E. Sims was born Oct. 18, 1926, in Bergamo, Italy. Being the youngest of 16 children, her family was hoping for a better life for her after the war in the United States, so she became a war bride. ...

James Henry Patterson

James Henry Patterson, 77, a longtime resident of Hood River, Ore., died Sept. 19, 2009, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital of a heart attack. Jim was born Aug. 29, 1932, in Garrison, N.D., to Ira and Elizabeth Patterson. The ...

Vivian Sidney Marcy Cummings

Vivian Sidney Marcy Cummings was born July 17, 1914, in Mount Vernon, Wash. She died Sept. 19, 2009. Vivian lived in Nebraska, then moved to Idaho, where she met her husband of 55 years, Barney. Together they worked in many ...

Sadra Leler Matthews

Sadra (Sadie) Leler Matthews was born Nov. 6, 1958, in Eloy, Ariz., to Theressa and Lester Matthews Sr. She peacefully went home to glory on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, with family by her side, her son Anthony and beloved Juan ...

Jessie Curtis

Jessie Curtis, 89, a resident of Hood River, Ore., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at her residence, surrounded by her family. Jessie was born July 13, 1920, to Walter and Elizabeth Jane Forrest. While working as a ...

Larry Dean Davenport

Larry Dean Davenport, of Hoquiam, Wash., passed away at home on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, surrounded by his family. Larry was born July 21, 1942, in Coffeyville, Kansas, to Lawrence and Reva (Hudson) Davenport. He was raised in Coffeyville and ...