Obituaries for July 2011

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Lee Elmgren

Lee Elmgren passed away April 20, 2011, at Providence Brookside Manor in Hood River, Ore. He was born April 9, 1933, in Elma, Wash. Lee graduated from Aberdeen High School and then served in the Army in the Korean War. ...

Ray Elmer Harper Jr.

Ray Elmer Harper Jr., 89, passed away June 26, 2011, at the Hood River Care Center with family by his side. He was born Aug. 30, 1921, in Redmond, Ore., to Ray Elmer Harper Sr. and Olive Lid (Buckner) Harper. ...

Priscilla Ann Tucker

Priscilla Ann Tucker, 86, who was known as "Pat," passed away June 21, 2011, at Parkhurst House of Hood River. Services are planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at Riverside Community Church, 319 State St., Hood River, with a ...

Thomas A. Ocel

Thomas A. Ocel, 66, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011, at his home after a long battle with lung disease. He was born April 27, 1945, in Minneapolis, Minn., to the late Andrew and Elizabeth Ocel. On Nov. 5, 1966, ...

Frances Schlosser

Frances Schlosser, 87, longtime Hood River, Ore., resident, passed away July 5, 2011, at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living Community with family by her side. She was born Sept. 18, 1923, in Portland, Ore., to George and Anna (Bloomquist) Stilwell. Services ...

Deborah L. Jayroe-Jones

Deborah L. (Debbie) Jayroe-Jones, 54, a White Salmon, Wash., resident, died June 17, 2011, at a care facility in The Dalles, Ore. She was born March 4, 1957, in Ottawa, Kansas, to Terry and Ruby (Dixon) Jayroe. She was raised ...

Martha Rose Olson

Rose Olson, 85, passed away at her Hood River, Ore., home with family by her side on June 30, 2011. She was born April 17, 1926. Rose was born Martha Rose Young to Everitt "Doc" Young and Presta (Branson) Young ...

Edward Milton Taylor

Edward "Ed" Milton Taylor, 85, of Hood River, Ore., passed from this life to be at home with God on July 5, 2011 after battling lung cancer. The younger of two children, Ed was born in Denver, Colo., on April ...

Barbara June Brasuell

Barbara June Gilbert was born in Boise City, Okla., on June 24, 1936, to parents Miron E. Gilbert and Grace Bowles Gilbert. She was raised on a farm in Oklahoma and later moved to Kansas. On Dec. 12, 1953, Barbara ...

Thomas R. Jorgenson

Thomas (Tom) R. Jorgenson, 52, of Hood River, Ore., left this world far too early on July 8, 2011. He was greeted at Heaven's gates by his beloved son Joshua, Grandma Doots, cousin Diane Murphy and son-in-law Marvin, who all ...

Joan C. Nugent

Joan C. (Bell) Nugent, 84, of Eugene, Ore., died July 13, 2011. She was born Sept. 12, 1926, in Hastings, Neb., to Fred and Elsie (Petersen) Christensen. Joan attended Eugene schools and graduated from Eugene High School. She attended the ...

Joseph John Janik

Joseph John Janik died in Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, Ore., after a short illness on July 2, 2011. Born on Feb. 5, 1916, in Chicago, Ill., he was the only child of Rudolph and Magdelena (Burda) ...

Donald E. Remlinger

Donald E. Remlinger, M.D., age 80, died peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family and the Lord, on July 13, 2011, in Wilsonville, Ore. He was born on Jan. 10, 1931, at home in Portland, Ore., to Elmer F. ...

Marjorie Ann Kahler

Marjorie (Margie) Ann Kahler returned to her Lord and Savior July 17, 2011, in Portland Ore. Margie was born Jan. 12, 1948, in Hood River, Ore., to Zelma Davidson (Chadwick) and John Kahler. As a child Margie enjoyed spending time ...

Tate Nathaniel Taylor

Tate Nathaniel Taylor passed away July 18, 2011, at the Adventist Medical Center in Portland, Ore. A celebration of his life was held Friday in Trout Lake, Wash. Tate was born in Milwaukie, Ore., on Oct. 30, 1992. He was ...

Anton Julius Birkenfeld

In the early hours of Monday, July 18, 2011, Anton Julius Birkenfeld (Tony), with his eldest daughter by his side, left his strife and worries behind him for a better place. Tony was the oldest of six children born to ...

Frank E. Herman

A cowboy left on July 22, 2011, to be with his many horses that passed before him. Frank E. Herman was born March 21, 1926, to Frank and Myrtle (Fitch) Herman in Springfield, S.D. He was one of six children ...

Jacqueline Dorothy Cole

Jacqueline Dorothy Finch Cole, 82, passed away July 17, 2011, at home surrounded by her family. Jackie was the first child born to Jack and Dorothy Roller Finch on Dec. 10, 1928, in Spokane, Wash. She passed away after a ...

Gordon Gorman

Gordon "Chip" Gorman died at the Hood River Care Center July 22, 2011. He had been ill for some time and finally it was time to go. He is survived by Esther, (married 1947), Cynthia (Jim) Pruiett, Brian (Debra) Gorman, ...

Richard A. Nafsinger

Longtime newspaperman Richard A. Nafsinger (Dick) passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011, at home surrounded by family members. He was 77. Dick was born Dec. 6, 1933, in Nampa, Idaho; he was the youngest of four children of Harry O. ...

Iris Bodine

Come celebrate the life of Iris "Angel Lady" Bodine, Saturday, Aug. 13, from 4-7 p.m. at 351 N.W. Spring Street, White Salmon, Wash. Iris passed away Nov. 17, 2010, in Bellevue, Wash. Iris was a former resident of White Salmon, ...

Patricia Reilly Cornett

Patricia "Pat" Reilly Cornett, 94, died Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Parkhurst House in Hood River, Ore. She was born at home on June 13, 1917, to parents Robert and Margarite Reilly in Parkdale, Ore. Pat had many happy memories ...