Obituaries for April 2015

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Lawrence Newton Hayes

Lawrence Newton “Larry” Hayes died March 25, 2015, at home in the Pine Grove community of Hood River, Ore. Larry left us knowing he was truly loved by all his family and friends. He was born June 10, 1944, in ...

Edward Martin Kelly

Edward Martin “Ed” Kelly, 79, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in the Dalles, Ore. Ed was born Sept. 12, 1935, in Hood River, Ore., to the late Ambrose Edward “Phat” and Margaret (Dyson) ...

Myrtle Ladena Clark

Myrtle Ladena Hilkey Clark, 96, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Parkhurst Place in Hood River, Ore. Funeral services will be held at Rose City Cemetery & Funeral Home, 5625 N.E. Fremont St., Portland, Ore., at 1 p.m. Monday, ...

Travis Gordon Putnam

Travis Gordon Putnam, 41, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Providence Portland Medical Center. Travis was born in Hood River, Ore., on Dec. 3, 1973, His primary residence over the years has been Hood River and The Dalles. Travis ...

Fern Louise Burns

Fern Louise Burns went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, March 31, 2015. She was residing at Ashley Manor in Hood River, Ore., at the time. She was born Fern Louise Woodyard on May 18, 1933, in ...

Rosemary Niezgoda

Rosemary “Rosy” Niezgoda, of Hood River, Ore., passed peacefully on March 17, 2015, with her children and family by her side. Her extended battle with cancer ended at Providence Portland Medical Center. She fought hard and complained little, as was ...

Helen M. Bohn

Helen Bohn passed away peacefully April 4, 2015, at Brookside Manor, Hood River Ore. Helen M. Smyth Rosenberg Bohn was born Oct. 4, 1911, in Dazey, N.D. She lived on a Montana Highline homestead until the 1920s when she and ...

Brian Howard Applegate

Brian Howard Applegate passed away peacefully April 5, 2015, at his home in Dallas, Ore. Brian was born March 19, 1953, to Cloise (Scotty) and Dorothy Applegate. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Applegate, brother Steve, and sister Cheryl. ...

Stephen Dayton Stancin

Stephen (Steve) Dayton Stancin passed away unexpectedly on March 27, 2015, in Clearlake, Calif., at the young age of 62. Steve was born in Hood River, Ore., to Steve and Clarice Stancin on March 7, 1953. He grew up in ...

Ora William Seal

Ora William Seal, 90, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015, at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living Community in Hood River, Ore. He was born May 23, 1924, in Syracuse, Kansas, to William and Ruth (Boughton) Seal. His siblings were Kenneth, Reva, ...

Blanche Cookston

Blanche Cookston, 91, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at Parkhurst Place in Hood River, Ore. Blanche was born Aug. 25, 1923, in Bryson City, N.C., to Thomas and Haseltine Welch. She attended school at Swain County High School and ...

Margaret Aileen Weathers

Margaret Aileen Duckwall Weathers was born April 17, 1947, in Hood River, Ore., to Richard and Venette (Gardner) Duckwall and spent her entire life in the valley. She was proudly employed in the family business her grandfather started in 1919, ...

Frances Venette Duckwall

Frances Venette Gardner Duckwall was born in White Salmon, Wash., on Jan. 31, 1921, to Mabel “Mimi” (Larsen) and Oscar Gardner. She spent her early years in Portland, Ore., Payette, Idaho, and White Salmon, graduating from Columbia Union High School ...

Jorge Armando Chavarria

Raise a glass of red wine, enjoy a piece of German chocolate cake and celebrate a life well lived! For 33 years, Jorge Armando Chavarria brought joy to his family, friends and colleagues. In the past year, he made a ...

Dorothy Eastman

Dorothy Eastman, 87, passed away on April 11, 2015, at her home in Hood River, Ore. Dorothy was born in Goldendale, Wash., on March 31, 1928. She graduated from Goldendale High School in 1946 and married her sweetheart, Richard “Dick” ...

Yoshiye Sato Tsuboi

Yoshiye Sato Tsuboi passed away on April 8, 2015, at Providence Brookside Manor in Hood River, Ore. She was born May 25, 1918, in Hood River to Shiroye and Oriyo Sato. Yoshiye attended Dee Elementary School and graduated from Hood ...

Leon William Kramer

Hood River has lost a valued life time member of the community. Leon William Kramer was born Aug. 25, 1934, at the Hood River Memorial Hospital. He passed with his family by his side on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in ...

Gynith Gertrude Roberts

Gynith Gertrude Roberts, 90, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, at her home in Hood River, Ore. She was born in Cedarcreek, Mo., on June 20, 1924, to Edward and Anna (Ford) Hankins. She married Wint Roberts in Forsyth, Mo., ...

Olan Vineyard

Olan Vineyard, a former resident of Hood River, Ore., passed away in Newberg, Ore., on April 7, 2015, at his home. He was born in Miami, Okla., in Ottawa County on April 25, 1940, to Luther and Ola Vineyard. In ...

Louise A. Piper Johnson

Louise A. Samuel Piper Johnson, of Milton-Freewater, Ore., passed away April 18, 2015, in Walla Walla, Wash. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m. at the Milton-Freewater First Christian Church, 518 S. Main ...

Jean S. Wells

A longtime Hood River resident, Jean S. Wells, died on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family. Jean was born on June 13, 1930, in Bend, Ore., to Jack and Sarah (Hohnstein) Shumway of ...

Lucille Lydia Troxel

Lucille Lydia Troxel, of Hood River, Ore., died at her home on April 15, 2015. Lucille was born March 8, 1922, in South Haven, Minn., to Fredrick Maurer and Reka (Buss) Maurer. She was born the youngest of 15 surviving ...

Brian Paul McClure

Brian Paul McClure, 51, of Trout Creek Ridge Road in Hood River, Ore., died April 9, 2015. Brian was born Jan. 3, 1964, in Milwaukee, Wis. He was the beloved son of Delbert and Marie McClure, brother of Michael Delbert ...

Richard A. Phillips

Richard (Dick) A. Phillips, of Hood River, Ore. passed away April 2, 2015, in Yuma, Ariz., from medical complications. He was born Jan. 2, 1938, in Tillamook, Ore., to Robert M. and Beatrice M. (Kirby) Phillips. He graduated from Tillamook ...

Elizabeth Kilbuck Asbury

Elizabeth Kilbuck Asbury, raised in Hood River, Ore., passed away on Easter morning, April 5, 2015, at her home in Portland, Ore. She was 96. Born to Joseph and Novello Kilbuck Nov. 29, 1918, Elizabeth Henry Kilbuck spent her earliest ...

Robert Lucas Coffey

Robert Lucas “Bob” Coffey, a lifelong resident of Portland, Ore., died of complications of cirrhosis of the liver on Feb. 13, 2015, at the age of 70. Born in Salem, Ore., on March 10, 1944, to Gordon Bartholomew and Martha ...

Jay Norman McCulley

Jay Norman McCulley, 83, of Cascade Locks, Ore., passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. He was born on Dec. 29, 1931, in Grangeville, Idaho, the 14th of 14 children, to Homer and Sarah (Marshall) McCulley. He graduated from Grangeville ...

William Alphonse Mohr

William “Bill” Alphonse Mohr, 52, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015, at his home in Hood River, Ore. Bill was born Feb. 16, 1963, in Hood River, Ore., to Louis Alphonse and Beverly Betty (Boesel) Mohr. Bill attended school at ...

Alvin Clyde Flory Jr.

Alvin Clyde Flory Jr., 65, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Hood River Care Center in Hood River, Ore., surrounded by his loved ones. Alvin was born July 24, 1949, in Eugene, Ore., to Alvin Flory Sr. ...

Ruth Evelyn Nelson

Ruth Evelyn Nelson, 84, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in Portland, Ore. Ruth was born April 16, 1931, in Chehalis, Wash., to Earl Leigh “Pat” Middaugh and Cora (McClintok). Ruth attended college at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash., ...

Betty Sappington

By Betty: “To all family and friends, thank you for the privilege of loving you." Betty Sappington passed on April 26, 2015. She was a Hood River, Ore., resident and died in her home at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living. She ...

Mary Martha Covey

Mary Martha (McAtee) Covey, 94, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at her home in Hood River, Ore. Services are planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 30, and friends are invited to join family during a time of visitation on ...

Bette Ann Benjamin

Bette Ann Merz Benjamin’s vibrant and fruitful life began and was lived out in the beautiful Hood River Valley at the foot of Mount Hood. She passed gently from this life April 23, 2015, at her home in Parkdale, Ore., ...

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