Obituaries for September 2012

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Mary Jane Boyd

Mary Jane Boyd was born March 30, 1922, to Leslie Edward and Florence May (nee Myers) Forrest in San Francisco, Calif., and died of congestive heart failure in Hood River, Ore., on Aug. 26, 2012, at age 90. Jane lived ...

Kenneth Joseph Beam

Kenneth Joseph Beam was born on Aug. 19, 1924, to Joseph William Beam and Mildred Iona (Harper) Beam at Willow Creek, Mont., in Gallatin County. He moved with his family to the Hood River Valley, Ore., in 1933. At 15 ...

Patricia Ann Lunden

Patricia Ann Lunden passed away a year ago, Sept. 7, 2011, at a Portland hospital with her family at her side. She was born June 13, 1934, to Fredrick A. and Leone M. (Nyquist) Robertson at Wildhorse Ranch near the ...

Dorothy June Baker

Dorothy June Baker, 83, died Aug. 29, 2012, at a local care facility in The Dalles, Ore., surrounded by her family. She was born on July 28, 1929, to Earl and Eula Davis in Hemet, Calif. Dorothy married Louie K. ...

Donald Lee Evans

The family of Donald Lee Evans wishes to extend an invitation to all who would like to honor and remember Don at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Anderson’s tribute center for a time to mourn his passing and celebrate ...

Emma Jensen

Hood River, OR

Emma “Sue” Jensen, 83, died peacefully at her home in Hood River on Aug. 22, 2012, with loved ones by her side. Sue was born on Feb. 7, 1929, in Seattle, Wash., to Henry Grady Samuel and Alice Merele Stewart ...

James L. Cole

Ret. Major James L. Cole, 79, of Black Hawk, S.D., died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. James entered the U.S. Air Force on Feb 6, 1956, and retired Aug. 1, 1976. James is survived by three ...

Tia J. Hyde

Tia J. Hyde passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 2, 2012, at the age of 22. She was born on Dec. 19, 1989, in Hood River, Ore., to Kathy Dennis-Lively and Kerry Hyde. At the time of her death she was ...

Estella May Jordan

Estella May Jordan, 88, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, went to be with her Lord on Sept. 3, 2012. The fifth child born to Ollie Francis Thompson and Mary Edith (Martin) Thompson, she was born on July 4, 1924, in Yukon, ...

Lora Ann Kirby

Lora Ann (Copper) Kirby, a lifelong Hood River resident, passed away peacefully in her home Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, surrounded by family and friends after a brief illness of fast-growing cancer. Ann was born on Oct. 11, 1926, at her ...

Jane Price

Jane Price was born to Gay and Edith Howell in Esterville, Iowa, Nov. 14, 1919. She passed away Sept. 9, 2012. Her parents named her Agnes Jane, but she wanted to be called Jane. She had four younger sisters, all ...

Viva Nell Taylor

Viva Nell Walters Taylor of Hood River, Ore., passed from this life to be at home with God on Sept. 11, 2012, at the age of 85. Nell was born in Mangum, Okla., on Oct. 12, 1926, to Lancaster and ...

John Thomas Short

John Thomas “JT” Short passed away on Sept. 4, 2012. JT was born on May 5, 1922, in Okemah, Okla., to John Thomas and Bessie Mildred (Barbour) Short, the fifth of eight children born to the couple. JT and his ...

Dayne Wallace Caldwell

Dayne Wallace Caldwell, 86, a resident of Hood River, Ore., died on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. He was born in Muskogee, Okla., on April 25, 1926, the second of 12 children to Jess W. and Cora M. (Gilliland) Caldwell. He ...

Eleanor Morris

Eleanor Morris passed away on Sept. 5, 2012 in Hood River, Ore. She was born July 16, 1920, in Portland, Ore., to John and Ida DeWalt. Her parents moved to the White Salmon, Wash., area in her very early years ...

Michael James Connelly

Michael James Connelly, beloved father, brother, grandfather, husband and friend, passed away in his home Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Mike was a longtime resident of Hood River, and retired Hood River County dispatcher. He was born in Joplin, Mo., on ...

Eugene A. Torres

A celebration of life was held on Sunday, Sept. 16, in Springfield, Ore., for Eugene A. “Geno” Torres, who died Sept. 10, 2012, of a heart attack. He was 69. Geno was born Nov. 6, 1942, in Red Cliff, Colo., ...

Larry Lee Baker

Larry Lee Baker, 68, a resident of Hood River, Ore., passed away in his home Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. Larry was born and raised in Bakersfield, Calif. Larry served his country in the U.S. Army and went back home to ...

Arlene Jean Allegre

Arlene Jean (Buckley) Allegre, a lifelong Odell resident, passed away peacefully in her home Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, after battling pancreatic cancer for more than two years. Born on Feb. 1, 1932, in Hood River, Ore., the second child of ...

Robert Gosslee

Robert “Bob” Gosslee, 89, died at Adventist Medical Center in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, surrounded by his children. Bob was born July 29, 1923, in Seattle, Wash. He was a World War II veteran, flying P-38s on bombing ...

John Thomas Eliason

John Thomas Eliason, 37, of Nevada, collapsed at home Friday morning and died Saturday Sept. 8, 2012, at St. Rose Dominican Hospital. The cause of death: Sub arachnoid hemorrhage, and non-traumatic ruptured aneurysm. He was born to John and Melissa ...

Sydney Burkhart

Sydney Burkhart was born Sydney Roy Goodrich in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 19, 1925, to Howard Brant Goodrich and Mary Sydney Roy Goodrich. She passed away quietly on Sept. 13, 2012, in Portland, Ore. Sydney’s family moved to Hannibal, Mo. ...

James Edward Smith

James Edward “Jim” Smith, 82, passed away Sept. 20, 2012, in Hood River, Ore. Jim was born July 17, 1930, in McLean, Texas, to Ernest and Mammie Smith. Jim married Sallie Zimmerman in Hood River on Sept. 4, 1954, and ...

Ruby Younkins

Ruby Younkins, 84, died Sept. 22, 2012, at the Parkhurst House in Hood River, Ore. At her request, no service will be held. Ruby was born in 1928, in Butler County, Pennsylvania, to Frank and Ivy McGuire; she was the ...

Junior Dale McMorran

Junior Dale (JD) McMorran, of Parkdale, Ore., was born in Adams County, Iowa, on May 10, 1922. He passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 20, 2012, at the age of 90, surrounded by his family. He served in the ...

Muriel Joyce Dorsch

Muriel Joyce Dorsch passed away from brain cancer on July 25, 2012, in her home near White Salmon, Wash., at the age of 60. Muriel was born on Oct. 24, 1951, in Britton, S.D., to Ernest and Violet Buehler. Muriel ...

Violet Lorraine Garrett

Violet Lorraine Gustin Garrett, 91, passed away at the Hood River Care Center in Hood River, Ore., on Sept. 20, 2012. She was born Nov. 19, 1920, in Hasting, Iowa, to Isaac and Eva Starr Gustin. In May of 1941 ...

Dewey Lawrence Folkestad

On Oct. 6, a celebration of life service for Dewey Folkestad, age 78, will be held at Transfiguration Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Minn. A gathering will take place at 10 a.m. and a service will be held at 11 with ...