Obituaries for October 2010

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Eleanor June Parrott

Eleanor June Parrott, 85, passed away Sept. 27, 2010, at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles. She was born Aug. 27, 1925, in Centralia, Wash. A service to honor Eleanor is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at ...

Charles R. Gove

Charles R. “Dick” Gove, 79, a resident of Mosier, Ore., passed away at the Oregon Veterans Home Sept. 25, 2010, with all his family at his side. He was born in Denver, Colo., on May 15, 1931, to Leiland and ...

Debra Ann Higgins

Debra Ann (Tompkins) Higgins was born Nov. 1, 1956, in Corvallis, Ore., to Jack and Jean Tompkins. She let go but never gave up, following a courageous, 18-month fight with cancer, Sept. 24, 2010. She was at home and comforted ...

Ruth Nakamura

Ruth Nakamura was born in Poncha Springs, Colo., on Oct. 10, 1930, to Cheito Fujii and Miysyo Ishikaira Fujii. She passed away peacefully at Ashley Manor in Hood River, Ore. on Oct. 5, 2010. Ruth grew up in Grand Junction, ...

William C. McLeod

A memorial service for 90-year-old William C. McLeod will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Grace Bible Church, corner of Third Avenue and Washington Street, in Mosier, Ore. William was born to Charlotte Adelaide (Burgess) and George ...

Beverly Ann Edwards

Beverly Ann (Reams) Edwards, 70, died in Vancouver, Wash., on Oct. 8, 2010, from melanoma cancer. She was born in Bend, Ore., on Jan. 26, 1940, to Cecil John and Dolly Bell Reams, the third daughter and middle child in ...

Leonard Weightman Kitts

Witness to history Leonard Weightman Kitts was born on the Fourth of July, 1920. He was born into a career Army family who was stationed in Washington, D.C. His early years were spent moving between many Army bases during which ...

Helen Young Gerlinger

Helen Young Gerlinger slipped away peacefully Saturday morning, Oct. 9, 2010, with her two daughters by her side. Her beloved husband, Carl, to whom she was married for 73 years, preceded her in death. Helen was born in Hood River, ...

Jean Helen Gerke

Jean Helen (Jones) Gerke, of Prineville, Ore., died on July 2, 2010, at the age of 88. Jean was born March 15, 1922, in Prineville, Ore., to Ivan A. and Clara Marie (Burgy) Jones. She graduated from Crook County High ...

Letha Mae Martin

Letha Mae Sharp Martin passed away peacefully on Oct. 15, 2010, at the Hood River Care Center. She was born July 21, 1916 in Olcott, W.V., and moved to Hood River in 1961 with her husband, Orlan, and sons Carl, ...

Belinda Louise Pollard

Belinda Louise Pollard, of Hood River, Ore., died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, after a protracted battle with cancer. Born in Portland, Ore., Oct. 18, 1959, to Melvin and Gracie Blubaugh, Belinda was an excellent nurse and a loving mother. She ...

Kevin Burleson

Kevin Burleson passed away Oct. 16, 2010, at the Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Covenant Christian Church, 2630 E. 18th St., The Dalles. Graveside rites ...

Patricia Ann Pearson

The Lord called Patricia Ann Pearson home on Oct. 19, 2010. She was in the presence of her family in Vancouver, Wash. Pat was born Dec. 24, 1932, in Hood River, Ore., and grew up on the family orchard in ...

Dolly Jane Charity Van Osdol

Dolly Jane Charity Savage was born April 7, 1928, in Seminole, Okla., to Mary Louise (Thomason) and William Floyd Savage. The second of five children, she was the oldest of four daughters. Always the caregiver of the family, she made ...

Harriett Tallman

Harriett Tallman, 93, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at her Albany, Ore., home. She was born Harriett Mildred Hall on July 8, 1917, in Newton, Kansas. She graduated from Newton High School and attended nurses training in southern California. She ...

Ralph Robert McKee

In memory of Ralph Robert McKee, who went to his reward on Oct. 26, 2010. He was born March 19, 1948, in Portland, Ore. Ralph had operated Bodacious Classics, a Portland night club, before moving to Hood River in May ...