Obituaries for March 2016

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Andrew John Hergenrather

Hood River

Andrew (“Andy”) John Hergenrather was born Aug. 26, 1982, in Hood River, Ore., to John and Rhea Hergenrather. He passed away in his home from a heart attack on Feb. 23, 2016. His gentle and continually kind nature was evident ...

John Oliver McMurren

Stanwood, Wash.

John Oliver McMurren unexpectedly went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016; he was surrounded by his loved ones. John was born to Samuel and Dorothy on May 20, 1952, in Baker, Ore. After his dad’s untimely ...

Edward H. Chapman

West Richland, Wash.

Edward H. Chapman passed away unexpectedly at his home in West Richland, Wash., on Feb. 12, 2016. He was born Oct. 2, 1943, in Prairie City, Ore. A member of the 1961 Clackamas High School graduating class, Ed went on ...

Frank Cornelious Claxton

Hood River

Frank Cornelious “Cracker” Claxton, a resident of Hood River, passed away Dec. 7, 2015, in The Dalles, Ore., with family and friends by his side. He was born Aug. 25, 1949, in Levant, Maine, to Jearold Clap Claxton and Erma ...

Kerry Charles Bennett

Kerry Charles Bennett died peacefully in his sleep at home in Cascade locks on March 6, 2016. He lived 80-plus long and fruitful years. Kerry was born in Vancouver, Wash., on April 23, 1935, to Kenneth and Grace Bennett. In ...

Greg Duhon

Greg Duhon, 62, passed away on March 3, 2016, at Providence Portland Medical Center. He followed his passions from California to Utah, but it was Hood River that held his heart for the last 30 years of his life. Greg ...

Helen Myrtle Crowley

Hood River

Helen Myrtle Crowley passed away at 95 years of age on March 1, 2016, at Brookside Manor in Hood River, Ore. She was born Oct. 17, 1920, in Alsea, Ore., to Emily May Van Horn and Ansel Edgar Van Horn ...

Mark Raymond Anthony

Hood River

Mark Raymond Anthony died peacefully in his sleep at home in Hood River on March 8, 2016, at the age of 69, after a difficult battle with cancer. Mark was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Sept. 21, 1946, to ...

Beverly Jean Mathews

Hood River

Our beloved mom, Beverly Jean Mathews (Bev) passed away peacefully on March 6, 2016, surrounded by family at her daughter’s home in Independence, Ore. She was 85 at the time of her passing. Beverly was diagnosed with lung cancer in ...

Douglas Stephen Perkins

Hood River

Douglas Stephen Perkins passed away on Nov. 24, 2015, at his home in Hood River, Ore. Doug was born on June 16, 1948, in Hood River to his parents Clarence Perkins and Jean Miller. He was the youngest of three ...

Elise Carol Venusti

Elise Carol Venusti passed away at her home in Mount Hood, Ore., with family by her side on March 11, 2016. Elise was born Oct. 26, 1955, in Hackensack, N.J., to Frank J. and Teresa E. (Recker) Venusti. She grew ...

Barbara Jean (Mockley) Willie

The Dalles

Barbara Jean (Mockley) Willie, a former resident of Mt. Hood, Ore., passed away March 14, 2016, in The Dalles, Ore., with her daughter by her side. Barbara and her twin sister Beverly were born Sept. 3, 1931, at home, in ...

Kenneth C. Palmer

Kenneth C. Palmer, age 90, passed away on March 15, 2016, surrounded by his two children, in Tigard, Ore. Ken was born in Fresno, Calif., on June 15, 1925. After discharge from the Navy at the end of World War ...

Leah Mary Spitzmesser

Leah Mary Spitzmesser was the loving daughter of Chris and Lena Sommer of Oregon, Mo. She was born July 17, 1923, and passed way Feb. 25, 2016, after an extended battle with dementia. Leah went to school in Oregon, Mo., ...

Betty Jean Sheppard

Hood River

Betty Jean Sheppard passed from this earth on the afternoon of March 20, 2016. Betty passed in her home on Dethman Ridge Road surrounded by her family. Betty was the oldest child of Gertrude and Walter Bloom. The family moved ...

Marilyn Ericksen

Marilyn Ericksen passed to her rest on Feb. 29, 2106, at Brookside Manor in Hood River, Ore. She was born on May 17, 1922, in The Dalles, Ore., the second child of Allie and Hazel Gronewald. Her older brother and ...

Thomas Frederick Oborne

Hood River

Thomas “Tommy” Frederick Oborne passed away March 16, 2016, at his residence at Providence Down Manor in Hood River, Ore. Tommy was born Sept. 13, 1930, in San Francisco, Calif., to Frank J. and Alma J. Oborne. Tommy grew up ...

William C. Meyer

William C. Meyer passed away at home on March 16, 2016, with his family by his side. Bill was born on October 23, 1956, in Portland, Ore., to Ray and Carol Meyer. When Bill was young, the family moved to ...

Minnie Lee Talley Herman

Hood River

Minnie Lee Talley Herman, beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and dear friend, peacefully passed away in Hood River, Ore., just days before her 105th birthday, on March 23. Minnie was born in Marysville, Okla., on March 26, ...

Sharon Lee Klaviter

The Dalles

Sharon Lee Klaviter was born September 20, 1936, in Fulda, Minn., to Clarence and Lorraine (Schelenberg) Uttech, and passed away March 16, 2016, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Ore. She was 79 years old. Sharon graduated from Madelia ...

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