Obituaries for May 2012

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Barbara Lance Ulmen

Barbara Lance Ulmen passed away of kidney failure on April 17, 2012, at Mountain View Residential Care Facility in Gresham, Ore. She was born in Eugene, Ore., on May 23, 1947, the first child of Eleanor and Richard Lance. The ...

Lois Elaine Slegers

Lois Elaine Slegers was born in a farmhouse near Milnor, N.D., on Oct. 25, 1918, to Walter L. and Nettie E. Ketcheson. She is currently residing with her Heavenly Father, Jesus. She attended grade school at Sydna and high school ...

Lola Medres

Lola Medres was 79 years old when she passed away at The Dalles Health and Rehabilitation Center in The Dalles, Ore., on April 21, 2012. Her family was with her and the Heart of Hospice was caring for her. Lola ...

David M. Leibbrandt

David M. Leibbrandt, 72, died April 13, 2012, in Cebu, Philippines, where he had resided for the last 10 years with his wife, Marcia. He was born July 23, 1939, in Cheyenne County, Kansas, to Ruben and Mable Leibbrandt. He ...

Earl James Ray

Earl James Ray, 67, passed away of a heart attack in his home in Beaverton, Ore., on May 3, 2012. He was born in Hood River, Ore., on Dec. 14, 1944, as the second child of Virgil Leroy Ray and ...

Debra Ann Marie Groves

Debra Ann Marie Groves, 56, a resident of Hood River, Ore., passed away peacefully on Friday, May 4, 2012, at 4:17 a.m. at the Hopewell House in Portland, Ore., with her husband, children and grandchildren at her side. She was ...

Robert Loyd Shields

Robert Loyd Shields was born June 16, 1934, in Portland, Ore., to Ernest and Dorothy Shields. He passed away May 3, 2012, in Hood River, Ore., at the age of 77. He attended Benson High School in Portland. He later ...

Lela Whitecotton

Lela Whitecotton passed away from natural causes May 6, 2012, at her home in Molalla, Ore. She was born July 24, 1932. She is survived by her children, Cherie Hanson (Doug), Terry Whitecotton (Debbie), Carrie Sandberg (Jim), and Marcella Marsh; ...

Jeannette Deloris Tollerud

Jennette Deloris “Jean” Tollerud, 84, passed peacefully away on May 8, 2012, in Portland, Ore. She was born on Nov. 6, 1927, to Borgil (Dillerud) and Edwin Johnson Sr. of Pelican Rapids, Minn., the fourth of their eight children. She ...

Eric Edward Annala

Eric Edward Annala passed away May 14, 2012, in Hood River, Ore., at the age of 53. He was born to Wayne C. Annala and Loretta J. Annala in Portland, Ore., on Aug. 19, 1958. He is survived by his ...

William Allen Tellez

William Allen "Bill" Tellez, 57, loving and devoted husband to his wife, Donna, and father to his son, Gregory, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, May 13, 2012, at approximately 3:55 p.m. He was surrounded by love and ...

Billy Gene Hakala

Billy Gene (Bill) Hakala passed away May 7, 2012, at St. Charles Hospital in Bend, Ore., at the age of 76. He was born Jan. 23, 1936, in Comanche, Okla., the eldest of four children born to William and Lorene ...

Marie Namba Asai

Marie Namba Asai passed away peacefully in her home in Hood River, Ore., on May 10, 2012. She was born March 5, 1923, and grew up in Fairview, Ore. She attended Fairview Elementary, and graduated as valedictorian from Gresham High ...

Joe Dolezal

Joe "Pep" Dolezal died at Lake Andes Health Care Center in Lake Andes, S.D., on May 7, 2012, at the age of 99 years and 8 months. A burial will be held later at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vancouver, ...

Kenneth Lynn Nelson

Kenneth Lynn Nelson, 56, a longtime resident of Hood River, Ore., died Sunday, May 13, 2012. He was born in Wenatchee, Wash., Oct. 27, 1955, to Lynn and Lola Nelson. He went to be with his Lord and Savior, on ...

Clifford Ingram

Clifford “Oren” Ingram, 91, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, at his winter home in Yuma, Ariz., with his daughters and sister by his side, and pleasant thoughts of his son in his head. He was born Feb. 4, 1921, in ...

Betty Jeanette Barnett

Betty Jeanette Barnett died peacefully at her home in Hood River, Ore., on May 14, 2012, after a long battle with multiple cancers. She was born May 24, 1940, to Chester and Bertha Oakes in Monroe, Ore. Betty attended Monroe ...

Ted Yoshio Takasumi

Ted Yoshio Takasumi, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Oct. 29, 2011, in Phoenix. He was born July 8, 1922, in Odell, Ore., to Tokuzo and Chiyo Takasumi. Ted worked for 65 years for the U.S. Army in Japan; first as enlisted ...

Delores Faith Hausinger

Dolores Faith “Bubbles” Hausinger, of Vancouver, Wash., passed away May 22, 2012, in Vancouver. She was born May 24, 1921, in Ely, Minn. She was raised by her grandmother, Adelaide Fredrick. Bubbles weighed 1 pound, 7 ounces when she was ...

Gerald Herman

Gerald Herman was born in Antlers, Okla., Jan. 25, 1924, and passed on May 25, 2012, in The Dalles, Ore. He volunteered for the Army Infantry, Feb. 8 1943, and was honorably discharged Nov. 13, 1945. Gerald married Ruth Buce, ...