Obituaries for November 2012

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Conrad Dene Griffith

Conrad Dene Griffith, 81, known by all as Bill Griffith, a life-long Hood River resident, teacher and active community member, passed away Oct. 26, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family. This is Bill’s story as written a ...

John Emil Halver III

Dr. John Emil Halver III, world-renowned scientist, passed away suddenly and peacefully on Oct. 24, 2012. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1:30 p.m. at Bothell United Methodist Church, 18515 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell, ...

Carin Norris

Carin Norris died on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. Carin was the 19-year-old daughter of Bill and Lisa Norris of Hood River. Carin was part of a large, complex, extended family. On a rainy day when she was 6 years old, ...

William Charles Laraway

William “Bill” Charles Laraway, 89, a life-long Hood River resident, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Nov. 3, 2012. Bill was born July 22, 1923, in Hood River, Ore., the only child born to Percy B. ...

Debra Sue Douglas

Debra Sue Douglas (Roberts) joined her Lord and Savior on Nov. 8, 2012. Debi was born on Aug. 4, 1956, in Miami, Okla., to Howard and June Roberts. She lived most of her childhood and teenage years in Hood River, ...

Thomas Eugene Cochran

Thomas Eugene Cochran was born Oct. 7, 1927, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and passed away Nov. 8, 2012, in Underwood, Wash. Tom Cochran was an Iowa farm boy who loved the woods, his Lord and a good adventure. He had ...

William Joseph Frost

William Joseph “Bill” Frost passed away peacefully the night of Nov. 7, 2012, at his home in Hood River, Ore., with his son, Mike, and daughter, Lynn, holding his hands. He was a man of great faith and demonstrated that ...

Richard Larch

Richard Larch, 74, passed away Nov. 8, 2012, surrounded by friends and family at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hood River, Ore., on March 3, 1938. As a young man he served in the Navy but ...

Andrew Lee Aamodt

Andrew Lee Aamodt died at home at the age of 31 on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. He was a resident of Hood River Ore. Andrew was born on May 12, 1981, in Portland, Ore., to Gail and Steve Aamodt. Andrew ...

Dolores M. Haire

Dolores M. Haire, 84, of White Salmon, Wash., passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the Hood River Care Center in Hood River, Ore. Dolores was born June 12, 1928, in Medina, N.D., to John and Bertha (Wahl) Miller. She ...

Nellie Marion Finney

Marion Finney, 95, passed away Nov. 17, 2012. She was born in White Salmon, Wash., to Howard L. and E. Viola Shoemaker, Dec. 16, 1916. She graduated from Hood River High School and moved to The Dalles, Ore., with her ...

Geraldine Farias

Geraldine “Ita” Farias died Nov. 13, 2012, in Odell, Ore. Geri was born to Raymond Silva Guerrero and Martha Tafoya on July 5, 1948, in Merced, Calif. She did not go down without a fight and held on as long ...

Gene Asai

Gene Asai passed away peacefully at the age of 86, on Oct. 18, 2012, in Portland, from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. He was born July 1, 1926, to Sagoro and Matsu (Ito) Asai, of Hood River, Ore., where he ...

JoAnne Hardman

JoAnne Hardman, 77, peacefully passed away on Nov. 8, 2012, in Vancouver, Wash., with her children and two generations of grandchildren surrounding her. JoAnne was born to Shirley and Joe Hunter in Monmouth Ore., on April 22, 1935. She was ...

Janet VanAntwerpen Schmidt

Janet VanAntwerpen Schmidt, 78, of Hayward, Wis., passed away after losing a fight to pneumonia on Nov. 21, 2012, in Hood River, Ore. Her two sons were there by her side. Jan was born on March 25, 1934, and grew ...

Phyllis Elaine Evans

On Thanksgiving Day Phyllis Elaine Evans peacefully gave up her battle after a two-year fight with lung disease. She was surrounded by her children and grandchildren when she left to be with her Lord in Heaven on Nov. 22, 2012. ...

Helen Gladys Muhs

Helen Gladys Muhs passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, in Hood River, Ore. Helen was born Feb. 28, 1926, in Swain County, N.C., to John and Una Cochran. Mom lived in Bryson City. She and her nine brothers and sisters ...