Obituaries for February 2010

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Ina Doty Parsons

Ina Doty Parsons, 96, died Jan. 28, 2010. She was born June 13, 1913, in Richmond, Utah, the youngest of the five children of George Ellis Doty and Hannah Elizabeth Adelaide McCarrey. Ina was always very proud of and supportive ...

Bob Denny

Bob Denny passed away peacefully on Jan. 26, 2010, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born to Louis and Pearl Denny on June 5, 1946, in Hood River, Ore. He graduated from Wy’east High School in Hood River ...

Waneta Wilhelmine Smith

Waneta W. Smith, 94, passed away on Jan. 27, 2010, in Albuquerque, N.M. She was born Waneta Wilhelmine Wieseke on Sept. 25, 1915, in Bertha, Minn., to Bertha and William Wieseke. She was preceded in death by her parents, four ...

William L. Irving

William L. Irving, or more commonly known as “Mont” or “Monty,” a longtime resident of Cascade Locks, Ore., passed away the Portland VA Medical Center with family by his side on Jan. 27, 2010. Monty was born March 8, 1926, ...

Richard Arthur Anderson

Richard Arthur “Dick” Anderson, 87, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, in Goldendale, Wash. He was born Oct. 7, 1922, in Millwood, Wash., to Rosaline Anderson, a nurse, and Peter Anderson, a timber faller. After graduating in forestry from Washington State ...

Lovera L. Budd

Lovera L. (Phillips-Willis) “Vera” Budd passed away at Villa Las Palmas Care Center of El Cajon, Calif., on Feb. 1, 2010. She was born June 6, 1940, at Portales, N.M., the sixth child born to Amos and Lela (Ditto) Phillips. ...

Patricia May Lain

Patricia May Lain, 76, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, with her children by her side. She was born Patricia May Amer on July 30, 1933, in Villa Grove, Colo., one of five children born to Temple and Dallas Amer. Pat ...

George Bernhard Wertgen

On Feb. 1, 2010, George Bernhard “Bernie” Wertgen slipped away peacefully and courageously to meet the angels that were waiting for him. He was born in St. Vincent’s Hospital on Feb. 2, 1932, to Gerhard and Emma Wertgen, of Parkdale, ...

Korean Garnet Glasser

Korean Garnet (Baker) Glasser, 66, a resident of Reedsport, Ore., since 1968, died in Coos Bay, Ore., on Jan. 20, 2010. She was born Jan. 27, 1943, in Portland, Ore., to Eleanor Fritzler Baker and Jesse James Baker. She graduated ...

Nell Leion

Nell Leion, 89, passed away peacefully at Brookside Manor on Feb. 3, 2010, from natural causes. Nell was born in Detroit, Mich., in December 1920 and lived in that area for most of her life, except for a brief period ...

Charles Andrew Collins

Charles Andrew “Bud” Collins, 87, passed away Feb. 4, 2010. He leaves behind his wife, Connie Collins. Bud was born Feb. 26, 1922, in Hood River, Ore., to Claude and Marion Dakin Collins. He graduated from Hood River High School ...

Marie Prater Verboort

Marie Prater Verboort, 87, of Hood River, Ore., died at home Feb. 10, 2010. She was born May 28, 1922, in Greasy Creek, Ky. Marie had resided in Verboort, Ore., for 40 years with her husband, Elmer Verboort, who preceded ...

Melba Jean Blankenship

Melba Jean Blankenship, a life-long resident of the Hood River Valley, passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at her home surrounded by family. Melba was born Nov. 5, 1932, in Mount Hood, Ore., to John E. “Lige” and Clara Lillie ...

Kimberlee MaeAnn Collins

Kimberlee “Kim” MaeAnn Wickman Collins, of Hood River, Ore., passed away Feb. 14, 2010, at the Mid-Columbia Medical Center of The Dalles, Ore., with family by her side. Kim was born May 30, 1963, in Reno, Nev., to Hershal and ...

Harold E. Blakesley Jr.

Our friend and neighbor, Harold E. Blakesley Jr., 65, passed away at his home on Feb. 7, 2010. Harold was known by all on Eliot Drive, as he walked the road multiple times a day on his way to and ...

Margaret Louise McNeel

Margaret “Maggie or Peggy” Louise (Cole) McNeel died on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at her home in Vancouver, Wash. Margaret was born June 6, 1929, at Trout Lake, Wash., to Raymond and Isabelle (Patterson) Cole. She was naturally athletic, excelling ...

Anthony Joseph Doroski

Anthony Joseph “Tony” Doroski passed away peacefully at his home Feb. 18, 2010, with family members by his side. Tony was born Nov. 20, 1930, in Grand Gorge, N.Y., to Joseph Doroski and Blanche Kasmer Doroski. After graduating high school, ...

Verda White Hart

Verda White Deos Hart, a life-long resident of the Hood River Valley, passed away Feb. 19, 2010, at Edgewood Memory Care in Beaverton, Ore., with family by her side. Verda was born May 20, 1921, in Hood River, Ore., to ...

Floyd Franklin Branson Jr.

Floyd Franklin Branson Jr., 85, passed away Feb. 18, 2010, at the Hood River Care Center in Hood River, Ore., with family by his side. Floyd was born Sept. 2, 1924, in Miami, Okla., to Floyd Sr. and Cleo Martin. ...

Patricia Hazlehurst

Pat Hazlehurst passed away at the age of 74 with her family at her side on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, following a courageous battle with cancer. Pat was born Patricia Kennedy in San Francisco, Calif., on July 23, 1935, and ...

Helen L. Wilson

Helen L. Wilson was born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 28, 1923. She died in Hood River, Ore., Dec. 22, 2009. She was a good lady; good wife; good mother and good friend. She loved Hood River and its people. ...

Joe K. Rider

Joe K. Rider, 78, of Harrison, Ark., died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010. He was born on Nov. 11, 1931, in Viola, Mo., to Virgil Rider and Irene (Denney) Rider. Joe served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Korean ...