Obituaries for December 2010

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Genevieve Irving

Genevieve “Gen” Irving passed away Nov. 18, 2010, at her granddaughter’s home in Portland, Ore. Gen was born to Sidney and Naomi Woodward in Cascade Locks, Ore., on Jan. 8, 1923. She was a beautiful child and woman with black ...

Jalmar Cornelius Bell

Jalmar “Sandy” Cornelius Bell, 63, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away at his home on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010. He was born in Longview, Wash., on March 16, 1947, the oldest of three siblings, third in a line ...

Billie Edgar Durham

Billie Edgar Durham, 74, passed away Nov. 19, 2010, at his home on Fir Mountain Road in Hood River, Ore. He was born June 2, 1936, in Duran, N.M., to Francis Edgar and Eva Zelda (Lee) Durham. He is survived ...

Dorothy Irene Swyers

Dorothy Irene Swyers, 83, passed away on Nov. 25, 2010, at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living in Hood River with her daughter by her side. Services to honor Dorothy’s life are planned for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the ...

Clara Sylvia Klahre

Hood River resident Clara Sylvia (Strain) Klahre passed away at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital on Nov. 29, 2010, just a few weeks short of her 100th birthday. She was born Dec. 21, 1910, in the home of her parents, ...

Virginia Laruth Porter

Virginia Laruth Porter passed away Nov. 30, 2010, at the Hood River Care Center. She was born June 2, 1921, in Orr, Okla., to Walter Douglas and Mattie Gertrude (Briscoe) Porter. As a child she moved with her family from ...

Willa Mae Lorine Brooks

Willa Mae Lorine Hermann Brooks, 89, passed away Dec. 2, 2010, at Ashley Manor of Hood River. She was born Sept. 22, 1921. Willa Mae was born to Adolph and Clara (Fritz) Hermann in Staplehurst, Neb., one of five siblings: ...

Lester B. Matthews Sr.

Longtime resident Lester B. Matthews Sr., 91, went home to glory on Dec. 5, 2010, with his family by his side. A celebration of his life will be held by the Matthews family at the Alliance Church, located at 2650 ...

George Harrison Kahler

George Harrison Kahler passed away at his Hood River, Ore., home Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. George was born Aug. 28, 1919, in South Junction, Ore., the second of two children to Lenora Robinson and James Roosevelt Kahler. He was cared ...

Ronald Lee La Douceur

Ronald Lee La Douceur, 56, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away at a local care facility on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. He was born in Portland, Ore., on Sept. 20, 1954, the second of three children to Phillip ...

Donald Robert McIntee

Donald Robert “Don” McIntee passed away Nov. 13, 2010, at the Oregon State Veterans’ Home in The Dalles, Ore. Don was born to Edward and Minnie McIntee, at Portal, N.D., on May 15, 1923. The last survivor of nine children, ...

Jean Cooper

Jean Cooper passed away on Dec. 4, 2010, at her Hawks Ridge residence in Hood River, Ore. She was born Nov. 27, 1927, at Junction City, Kansas, to David Louis and Autie Jane (Carnahan) Baker. Jean grew up in Junction ...

Gladys Joanne Jacobson

Gladys Joanne Jacobson was born in Dunton, Colo., on May 26, 1916. She is the seventh child and only girl born to Matthew L. Jacobson and Ida Johannah Jacobson. She attended grade school in Colorado until 1927, when the family ...

Nicholas Whitaker

Nicholas Whitaker, 89, a longtime resident of Hood River Valley, passed away Dec. 1, 2010, at Ashley Manor. He was born Sept. 11, 1921. Nicholas, or Nick as he was more affectionately known, was born in Hazard, Ky., to Wes ...

Joyce Crystal Brooks

Joyce Crystal (McNeel) Brooks died Sept. 16, 2010. She was born Sept. 7, 1956. Joyce was our sister and mother. She will always be in our memories and hearts. She was a dichotomy of the simple and the complex. Her ...

Fay Lamphiear

Fay Lamphiear, 86, of Chehalis, Wash., formerly of Hood River, Ore., died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, in Centralia, Wash. She was born April 23, 1924, in Kaufman, Texas, to William Warren and Thelma (Linney) Jackson. The family moved to Vernonia, ...

Dessie L. Bilyeu

Dessie L. Bilyeu, 76, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born Jan. 1, 1934, in Hatch, N.M., to James Curtis and Ivy Marie (Reynolds) McDonald. She grew up in Reedley, Calif., and ...

Jessie Louett Hershey

Jessie Louett Crabb Hershey died Nov. 18, 2010, in Salem, Ore. She was born March 10, 1910, near St. John, Wash. At 3 years of age her parents moved to the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation and farmed for the Indians. ...

Peter Noel McNab

Peter Noel McNab was born on Christmas Day, 1954, to Nora E. (Stangland) McNab and Murray D. McNab in The Dalles, Ore. He completed the family, joining siblings Barbara, Michael, Christine and Andrew. He passed away Sunday night, Dec. 5, ...

Ronald Wayne Hanks

Former Hood River resident Ronald Wayne Hanks passed away while visiting family in Abilene, Texas. Ron was born in Littlefield, Texas, on Jan. 17, 1943. His family moved to the Hood River Valley, in Oregon, in 1947. He attended Dee ...

Steven Earl Collins

Steven Earl Collins, 57, died very peacefully on Dec. 16, 2010, with his longtime companion, Cydney, at his side after a very short illness. He was born June 3, 1953, to Beverly and Lawrence Collins in Whittier, Calif., where he ...

Jerry Allen Dyksterhuis

Jerry Allen Dyksterhuis, 74, of Springfield, Ore., died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, in Springfield. Jerry was born July 5, 1936, in Albany, Ore. He graduated from Cottage Grove High School in 1954. On Dec. 20, 1961, he married Deanna Schendel. ...

Lloyd Ray German

Lloyd Ray German died on Dec. 12, 2010, at his home in Hood River, Ore., at the age of 86. Lloyd was born on Sept. 30, 1924, to Cyril Ray German and Helena Fries German in Summerville, Ore. He attended ...

Walter Pollock

Walter Pollock, a father, brother and grandfather, passed away of natural causes on Dec. 19, 2010, at his home in Hood River, Ore., at the age of 93. He was a resident of Hood River since the passing of his ...

Frank M. Dane Jr.

Hank (Frank) M. Dane Jr. died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at his residence in Easton, Mass. He was born in Quincy, Mass., the son of Frank and Christine (Sheppard) Dane. He graduated from Weymouth North High School. He lived and ...

Betty Dee Holston

Betty Dee (Brackenbury) Holston passed away while surrounded by her family on Dec. 18, 2010. She was born April 24, 1924, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the only child of John “Jack” Robert Brackenbury and Dee Gilroy. For much of ...

Ruby Fern Hasty

Ruby Fern Hasty, 94, of Arapahoe, Neb., formerly of Overton, Neb., died Monday, December 20, 2010, at Good Samaritan Society-CA Mues, in Arapahoe, Neb. Ruby was born Oct. 27, 1916, to Loran and Anna (Buhler) Fisher near Edison, Neb. She ...