Obituaries for March 2012

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Clarence "Don" DePriest

Arlington, OR

Our beloved father, Donald Clarence “Don” DePriest, was peacefully called home Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. He was at home in Arlington, Ore., with his family at his side. Born Jan. 20, 1936, in Springfield, Ohio, Don spent most of his ...

Rick Mortenson

Rick Allen Mortenson, 36, of Wilsonville, Ore., passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Feb. 19, 2012, surrounded by loving family. Rick was born on May 20, 1975, in Yakima, Wash. His family moved to the small community ...

Vera Frances Hawk

Vera Frances (Jones) Hawk was born Sept. 25, 1921, at her grandmother's home in Elkins, Ark., to Roy and Sally (Frost) Jones. Vera passed away at the Hood River Care Center in Hood River, Ore., on Feb. 29, 2012, and ...

Dorothy E. Glover

Our beloved mother, Dorothy E. Glover, peacefully passed away on March 2, 2012, at the age of 88. She was born May 12, 1923, in Grants Pass, Ore., to Howard and Florence (Whipple) Hilkey. The family moved to Hood River, ...

Mercedes Lopez

Mercedes Lopez passed away March 1, 2012, surrounded by her family at her home in Parkdale, Ore. Mercedes was born in Colima, Mexico, to Martin LLerenas and Aleja Castro on Nov. 14, 1923. Mercedes was an amazing cook and she ...

Katherine A. Eaton

Katherine A. Eaton passed away peacefully in Portland, Ore., with her three daughters by her side on Feb. 27, 2012. Kay was born in Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 2, 1923, to Timothy and Helen Mahoney, the second of five children. ...

Donna Cheryl Bailey

Donna Cheryl Bailey, 56, passed away at her home in Odell, Ore., on Feb. 28, 2012. She was born in Spokane, Wash., to Robert Lee Weatherill and Marlys Joyce Johnson Weatherill on Oct. 8, 1955. In 1965, Donna moved to ...

Ralph William Boyden Jr.

Longtime White Salmon resident Ralph William "Bill" Boyden Jr. D.D.S., 80, passed away Jan. 24, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Chicago on May 13, 1931, and grew up in the suburb of Glen Ellyn, ...

Patricia Ann Dawson Plum

Patricia Ann "Pat" Dawson Plum, 81, of Hood River, Ore., passed away on March 9, 2012, at Hood River Care Center. She was born Feb. 11, 1931, in Long Beach, Calif., to Leonard Lockridge and Thelma Smith. She attended school ...

Dorothy Clare Collins

Dorothy "Flora" Clare Collins, 97, passed away at the Hood River Care Center in Hood River, Ore., on March 12, 2012. Dorothy was born to William and Mamie (Lindner) Potter Dec. 28, 1914, in Gretner, Neb. She soon became known ...

Wayne L. Denny

Wayne L. Denny, of Parkdale, Ore., died from complications related to diabetes March 13, 2012, at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. He was born Sept. 19, 1944, in Scobey, Mont., to Elmira Bonneau and Ed Denny. He owned ...

Eva Theresa McClanahan

Eva Theresa McClanahan, 78, of Hood River, Ore., passed away from natural causes on March 11, 2012, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. She was born April 6, 1933, in Long Beach, Calif., to Ernest and Geneva (Brown) Gill. Eva ...

Gladys Marie Paasch

Gladys Marie Paasch, 76, passed away on March 18, 2012, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, Ore. She was born on Nov. 15, 1935, in Brady, Neb., to James and Anna Nelsen. She moved to Hood River ...

Luetta Frances Scherff

Luetta Frances Scherff died on March 14, 2012, in Portland, Ore., of age-related causes with her family at her side. A seven-decade resident of Hood River, Luetta moved to Portland when health issues necessitated more care. Born Dec. 27, 1911, ...

Jean Marie Lewis

Jean Marie Douthit Lewis, of Cascade Locks, Ore., passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, March 3, 2012. Jean was born on April 19, 1948, in Omaha, Neb. She grew up in Medford, graduating from Medford High School in ...

Margaret Marie Rogge

Margaret Marie (Powers) Rogge, 97, of Duluth, Minn., passed away peacefully March 3, 2012, at home with her family by her side. Margaret was born Aug. 16, 1914, in Remer, Minn., to Charles and Marie (Eberline) Powers. She married Frederick ...

Jerry Lee Hylton

On March 21, 2012, Jerry Lee Hylton, originally of Lyle, Wash., lost his five-year battle with kidney cancer at the age of 61. He was born June 21, 1950, the third child of Audrey and Stanley Hylton, and spent his ...

Deborah Rae Crown

Deborah Rae Crown was born Aug. 19, 1965, to Loyd and Lois Carol Crown in Hood River, Ore. Debbie passed away March 17, 2012, at Oregon Health & Science University. Debbie was a free spirit; she enjoyed gardening with her ...

Alene Aubert

Alene Aubert, 95, of Vancouver, Wash., died peacefully March 21, 2012, in Vancouver. She was born Jan. 26, 1917, in Dixie, Wash. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie, granddaughter Terrie, 10 siblings and numerous nieces and nephews. ...

Donald M. Holman

Donald M. Holman, 76, a resident of Mission/Pendleton, Ore., died Sunday, March 25, 2012, at his home. Don was born Nov. 6, 1935, in Seattle, Wash., to Tuffy and Fern Holman. He was raised in the Hood River area and ...