Obituaries for April 2018

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Loretta Laughlin

Longtime Hood River Valley resident Loretta Laughlin passed away at her home in Hood River, Ore., on April 22, 2018. She was 78 years of age at the time of her passing. Loretta was born on May 22, 1939, in ...

Keith Dunn

Coos Bay, Ore.

Keith Dunn was born July 24, 1960, to Lois and Alvin Dunn. He passed away on April 18, 2018, in Coos Bay, Ore. Keith had lived in Hood River up until two years ago. He attended local schools in the ...

Ruben Patrick Krieger

Portland, Ore.

Ruben Patrick Krieger died on Friday, April 13 at Lauralhurst Village in Portland, Ore., after a long battle with kidney and liver disease. Ruben was born August 21, 1952, in Portland, to Raymond Krieger and Verna Lowell Krieger. He spent ...

Dr. J. (James) Allan Henderson

Hood River

Dr. J. (James) Allan Henderson passed away following a stroke on April 16, 2018, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, Ore. He was 92 years old. Allan was surrounded by family members and friends at and before ...

Megan Christine Perkins

Hood River, Ore.

Megan Christine Perkins of Hood River, Ore., passed on April 10, 2018 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She was born on Oct. 16, 1965, at Hood River Hospital to Claudia and Bill Perkins. Megan grew up in Hood River with ...

Elizabeth Walters

Hood River, Ore.

Our mother, Elizabeth “Bette” Walters, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. She was born Aug. 15, 1929, in Hood River, Ore., where she lived her entire life. Her parents were Henry Smith and Grace Binns Smith. She loved ...

Faith Louise Keolker

Hood River, Ore.

Faith Louise Keolker (“Louie” to family) of Hood River, Ore., passed away April 4, 2018, at 1:45 a.m. She was 52 years old. Faith was born on Jan. 20, 1966, in Scunthorpe, England, the only child of Keith and Rosalind ...

Katherine Merrill

Writing an obituary for one’s mother can be challenging to say the least. Mom was … well … Mom. The first thing she wanted others to know about her was her love for the resurrected Jesus, who in His love ...

Franklin Dee Hightower

Hood River, Ore.

Franklin Dee Hightower, the only child of Bernice Cadwallader and George Ewing Hightower, was born on March 14, 1947, in Oregon City, Ore. He went to live with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, April 5, 2018, after suffering a cardiac ...

Garnet May Chrisman

Garnet May Chrisman joined her husband Edwin Merrill Chrisman to forever rest in peace on March 18, 2018. Garnet was 98 years old and was adored by all of her large family. She will be greatly missed by her son, ...

James R. Durham

Hood River, Ore.

James R. Durham, also known as Jim, of Hood River, Ore., passed away on March 31, 2018, in Parkdale, Ore. Jim was born Michael Quanah Vraspir on Feb. 4, 1966, in Corvallis, Ore., to Marvin Vraspir and Virginia Hannon. He ...

Gregory Lysle Place

The Dalles, Ore.

Gregory Lysle Place, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., for 44 years, passed away on Feb. 10, 2018. Greg was born in Hanover, N.H., on Oct. 8, 1951, to Maurice and Beverly Place. He was the second of seven children ...

Charles Scott Weathers

Charles Scott Weathers unexpectedly passed away in his home in Hood River, Ore., on March 26, 2018. He was 70 years young. Scott was born July 1, 1947. Scott was the oldest son of Charles Ira Weathers and Bette S. ...

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