Obituaries for April 2012

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Dorothy Ellen Baker

Hood River, Ore.

Dorothy Ellen (Bryan) Baker passed away April 1, 2012, at the Hood River Care Center in Hood River, Ore. She was born Sept. 10, 1917, in Pomona, Mo., to Claude and Margueritte (Peer) Bryan. She was the second child, but ...

Winifred Sampson

Portland, Ore.

Winifred "Jean" Sampson, 87, passed away on Jan. 2, 2012, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Portland, following complications from a fall at her Ashley Manor home in Hood River. Jean was born on April 7, 1924, in Kirkwood, Ill., to ...

Don Willner

Trout Lake, Wash.

Former Oregon State Senator Don Willner died peacefully Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in his Trout Lake, Wash., home, surrounded by family members. Willner, noted for his work on environmental, labor and civil rights issues, was 85. The Harvard-educated attorney had ...

Richard Anderson

Hood River, Ore.

Richard Anderson, 78, passed away peacefully at his home on March 31, 2012, in Hood River, Ore. He was born on Feb. 26, 1934, in Portland, Ore. Richard was well liked by everyone who met him. He worked at Opportunity ...

Leonard E. Hutson

Leonard E. "Speed" Hutson, 93, a life-long resident of the Hood River Valley, died Monday, April 2, 2012, at the Hood River Care Center. He was born May 22, 1918, in Hood River to John and Lillian Hutson and attended ...

Kathleen Cail Dahlquist

Kathleen "Kay" Cail Dahlquist, 97, died of natural causes April 1, 2012, in Hood River, Ore. Kay was born May 23, 1914, in Boston, Mass., to Dr. Thomas Cail and Edna (Doherty) Cail. She is survived by four of her ...

Regina Bergner

Regina Bergner, 55, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away at her home with family by her side on Saturday, March 31, 2012. She was born in Gebenstorf, Switzerland, on Feb. 14, 1957, the second of three children to ...

Ora Belle E. Lind

Ora Belle E. Lind, 1923-2012, a longtime resident of Husum, Wash., suffered from a fall and went to sleep in Jesus peacefully in Ellensburg, Wash., March 30, 2012. A memorial service is to be conducted on Sabbath (Saturday), April 7, ...

Clarence Hazel Donaldson

Clarence Hazel Donaldson passed away at the age of 75 on March 28, 2012. He was born in Hamburg, Ark., on March 12, 1937, to Inez Nancy Bell Nelson Donaldson and Richard Hazel Donaldson. After high school Clarence moved from ...

Ann Johnson Cushman

Ann Johnson Cushman, 88, a longtime Hood River resident who founded the local chapter of the American Association of University Women and taught hundreds of children how to swim through the Red Cross swimming program, died on April 14, 2012, ...

Charles Vanek

Charles “Chuck” Vanek, 93, passed away April 15, 2012, at his home in Hood River, Ore., with his son Brad and Brad’s wife Cheryl by his side. He was born in David City, Neb., on May 16, 1918, to Charles ...

Lola Marie Springer

Lola Marie Padberg, 76, was born May 1, 1935, in Heppner, Ore., to John Archie Padberg and Susie (Allstott) Padberg (Whitman). She passed away April 18, 2012, at Hood River Care Center, with family at her side. Lola attended school ...

James Morton Struck

James “Jim” Morton Struck passed away April 21, 2012 in Port Orford, Ore.; he is greatly loved and will be greatly missed. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Ave., ...

Donna Jean Rush

Donna Jean Rush, of Phoenix, Ore., died April 20, 2012, in Phoenix. She was born Feb. 2, 1923, in Hood River, Ore., to Loyal Kemp Rhoades and Hildred Marie Rhoades. On Aug. 9, 1941, she married William C. Rush in ...

Joseph Francis Kelly

Joseph Francis Kelly, 89, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. He was born in Duluth, Minn., Nov. 1, 1922, to Timothy and Hazel (Devine) Kelly. He was their third and ...

Floyd Wagner

Floyd Wagner, of White Salmon, Wash., also known as "Sonny," was born Sept. 29, 1934, to James and Viola Wagner of Willow River, Minn. Floyd moved to White Salmon in 1948. He graduated from Columbia High School in 1953. He ...