Obituaries for January 2014

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Derrick Osbourn

Derrick “Scotty” Osbourn, 50, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at his caregiver’s home in Parkdale, Ore. Scotty was born April 13, 1963, in White Salmon, Wash., to John Osbourn and Dorothy Miles. Services are planned from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, ...

Floyd Baskins

Floyd “Tiny” Baskins Sr., 88, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at his home in Odell, Ore., with his family by his side. Tiny was born Dec. 24, 1925, in Narka, Kansas, to Beulah (Durflinger) and Roy Baskins. Tiny was ...

Howard T. Jones

Howard T. Jones passed away at his home in Othello, Wash., Dec. 11, 2013. He was born Dec. 22, 1938, in Hood River, Ore., to Elmer and Elizabeth Jones. Howard attended schools in Hood River Valley and graduated from Wy’east ...

Shirley Marsh

Much to our sorrow, Shirley Ann Marsh passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living Facility in Hood River, Ore., with her family around her. Shirley was born Feb. 15, 1928, in Gregory, S.D., to Melvin ...

Robert Mahlon Fogle

Robert Mahlon Fogle, 79, passed away Dec. 28, 2013, at the Hood River Care Center in Hood River, Ore., of complications due to Parkinson’s disease. He was born Nov. 16, 1934, in Tacoma, Wash., to Bud M. and Georgia (Johnson) ...

Melvin H. Picking

Melvin H. Picking, known to most as “Chuck,” passed away on Jan. 2, 2014, at 90 years of age. Chuck was born in Ashland, Wis., on Jan. 10, 1923, to Fred B. Picking and Bertha Bishop Picking. Chuck’s family moved ...

Albert Charles Johnsen

Albert Charles Johnsen, 84, passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, a 40-year resident of Santa Clara County. Al was born in Hood River, Ore., Sept. 27, 1929, the eldest son of Luella ...

Lara Elaine Voeks

Lara Elaine Voeks, 41, passed away suddenly on Nov. 10, 2013, in Johannesburg, South Africa. She was born in Huntington Beach, Calif., on March 9, 1972, and graduated from Los Amigos High School. She later attended San Diego State University, ...

Harold Kirby

Harold “Butch” Kirby, a lifelong resident of Hood River, Ore., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles. Butch, the youngest of the four Kirby Boys, was born to Wendell and Bessie Mary Ann ...

Sheldon Anthony Chandler

Sheldon Anthony Chandler was born Dec. 21, 2013, in Hood River, Ore. He passed away Jan. 6, 2014. In only 16 days Sheldon taught so many people so many beautiful life lessons and shared his love, strength, and courage with ...

Carroll Leslie Davis

Carroll L. Davis died on Jan. 5, 2014, due to complications associated with heart surgery. His last days were spent at his home on Eastside Road in the Hood River Valley, Ore., under the care of his family (with assistance ...

Earl Macrum

Earl Macrum passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Columbia Basin Care Facility in The Dalles, Ore. He was born June 4, 1934, to Charles and Blanche Macrum. Earl lived in different parts of the Columbia River Gorge but mainly ...

Robert Paul Erspamer

Robert Paul Erspamer, 57, passed away peacefully on the morning of Jan. 11, 2014, at his home in Hood River, Ore. Bob was born Feb. 25, 1956, in Santa Monica, Calif. He grew up in Santa Monica after his family ...

Richard Bertschy

Richard “Rick” Bertschy, 63, passed away Jan. 12, 2014, surrounded by his caregivers at Hood River Care Center in Hood River, Ore. Rick was born April 9, 1950, in Mountain Home, Idaho, to James and Rosella Samel Bertschy-Dipp. Rick grew ...

Ronald F. Engle

Ronald F. Engle, 80, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at his home in Hood River, Ore., after a valiant fight with cancer. Ron was born on April 10, 1933, in Zanesville, Ohio, to Kenneth and Lucy (Moyer) Engle. Ron ...

Martha Ellen Brewer

Martha Ellen Brewer passed away Jan. 7, 2014, at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, Ore. Martha was born Sept. 15, 1948, in Belvue, Kansas, to Ray and Montie (Dillon) Vanderslice. Her family moved to Oregon when she was a ...

James Lee Creighton

James Lee “Jim” Creighton was born Dec. 5, 1937, along with his twin sister, Jeanne. They were adopted in June 1938 by Dr. and Mrs. R.F. Creighton of Colville, Wash. The family moved to Underwood, Wash., in February 1946. Jim ...

David Milton Hyskell

David Milton Hyskell passed away Jan. 8, 2014, in Guadalajara, Mexico, due to complications during heart surgery. He was born Feb. 11, 1949, in Portland, Ore., to Ronald and Margaret Hyskell. David is a 1967 graduate of Hood River High ...

Timmons Yuvonne Laura

Laura Yuvonne “Toni” Bailey Mudd Timmons passed away Jan. 17, 2014, in Vancouver, Wash. Toni was born May 12, 1928, in Coos Bay, Ore., in 1928 and was spoiled rotten by her parents, Bill and Hazel Bailey, who owned the ...

Lorie Biornstad

Lorie Biornstad passed away in Maupin, Ore., Nov. 23, 2013. She was born Jan. 30, 1934, in Portland, Ore., to Clara A. and Ed Punzel. Lorie enjoyed spending time with her family, playing the piano, music, and teaching the Bible ...

John Streit

John Streit, a resident of Hood River, Ore., since 2008, died peacefully in his sleep with family by his side on Jan. 20, 2014, two months before his 99th birthday. He was born March 15, 1915. John spent most of ...

Kathi Runde-Jarrell

Dr. Kathi Runde-Jarrell DVM, 62, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in her Parkdale, Ore., home surrounded by her loved ones. Kathi was born Aug. 14, 1951. Kathi moved to Mount Hood, Ore., in 1987. She attended University of Illinois, ...

Frank William Vincenzo

Frank William Vincenzo, 72, passed away Jan. 22, 2014, at his residence in Hood River, Ore., surrounded by family. Frank was born Feb. 7, 1941, in Chicago, Ill., to Frank Anthony and Angelina (Melone) Vincenzo. Frank grew up near Odgen ...

Harold Raymond Frisbie

Harold Raymond Frisbie died Jan. 26, 2014, with his wife and family by his side. Harold was born July 1, 1920, in Storm Lake, Iowa, to Harold Hamilton and Ruth (Peterson) Frisbie. He was followed by a brother, Don (now ...

Tennille LeAnn LaDouceur

Tennille LeAnn LaDouceur passed away on Jan. 17, 2014, at her home in The Dalles, Ore. Tennille was born Oct. 12, 1976, to Gene and Patricia (Whitaker) LaDouceur. Tennille grew up in Hood River, Ore., attending both private and public ...

Johnny Olen Van Ras

Johnny Olen Van Ras went home to the Lord on Jan. 17, 2014. Johnny was born Jan. 26, 1931, in Haynes, N.D., to Mabel (Olson) and Herman Van Ras. He was the youngest of three children. He graduated from Hood ...