Obituaries for January 2018

Obituary

Frances Audra (Cody) Crown

Hood River, Ore.

Frances Audra (Cody) Crown, age 89, died on Dec. 23, 2017, at Providence Brookside Manor Assisted Living in Hood River, Ore. Frances was a native of Hood River, born on her parents’ farm on Binns Hill in Oak Grove on ...

Zelda Lee (Evans) Herman

Grants Pass, Ore.

Zelda Lee (Evans) Herman, age 91, of Grants Pass, Ore., died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at Autumn House Memory Care. Zelda was born to Ernest and Edna (Root) Evans on Jan. 18, 1926, in Mosier, Ore. As the youngest of ...

Mary Lou Larsen

Hood River, Ore.

Mary Lou Larsen passed away on Jan. 3, 2018, at Hood River Care Center of Hood River, Ore. Mary Lou was born on March 7, 1932, and was 85 years of age at the time of her passing. Services for ...

Bruce Curtis Harkness

Hood River, Ore.

Bruce Curtis Harkness passed away at home, near Odell, on Jan. 1, 2018, after a long illness. He was 83 years old. Bruce had a serious, sensitive and thoughtful nature that many admired. He also had a sense of humor ...

Kenneth Ray Kaske

Hood River, Ore.

Kenneth Ray Kaske of Hood River, Ore., passed away Dec. 2, 2017, at the age of 52. Kenneth was born Jan. 15, 1965, to Ernest and Genevieve in Wenatchee, Wash., but grew up in St. Helens, Ore. After St. Helens, ...

LaVonne Vivian Osburn Holmstrom

Hood River, Ore.

LaVonne Vivian Osburn Holmstrom, 89, passed away peacefully on Dec. 15, 2017, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. She was born on Oct. 30, 1928, in her grandmother’s home near Dover, Okla., to Thomas and Gladys Osburn, the second of ...

William David Budworth

Hood River, Ore.

William David Budworth (Bud) passed away peacefully from leukemia on Dec. 26, 2017, at his home in Hood River, Ore. Bud was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on Oct. 6, 1935, and grew up in Kenora, Ontario. He graduated from ...

Kenneth Lee Burdick

Hood River, Ore.

Kenneth Lee Burdick was born in Cold Spring, N.Y., on Feb. 2, 1922, and passed away at home in Hood River, Ore., on Jan. 5, 2018. He was 95 years young. Ken is survived by his wife of 10 years, ...

Cecelia W. Cox

Hood River, Ore.

Cecelia W. Cox of Hood River, Ore., went to her heavenly home on Jan. 1, 2018. She passed away peacefully at Flagstone Senior Living Center, where she was loved and cared for. Cecelia was born and raised in Park City, ...

Patrick Smith

Patrick Thomas Smith, “Pat”, passed away on Jan. 4, 2018 at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Ore. Patrick was born on Feb. 11, 1959 and was 58 years of age at the time of his passing. Pat was born ...

Patricia Robinson

Patricia Marie Robison, aged 78, died peacefully on Jan. 2, 2018, at her home in Port Orchard, Wash. Patricia, or Patty as her friends and family called her, was born July 2, 1939, in Atchison, Kan., the daughter of Elton ...

Ada Jane Leonard

Ada Jane Leonard of Hood River, Ore., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 10, 2018. She was 89 years old. Ada Jane was born in Watchhorn, Okla., on Dec. 31, 1928. She was the fifth ...

Norman Severson

Norman John Severson was born in Portland, Ore., on May 9, 1923, to Olaf Jens Severson and Lottie May Edwards Severson. He died on Jan. 6, 2018, at age 94. He is survived by his daughter, Pearl, and his sisters, ...

Barbara Joyce (Caldwell) Flowers

Barbara Joyce (Caldwell) Flowers was born in Stamping Ground, Ky., on Dec. 5, 1932, to Jesse M. Jackson and Emma H. (Dobson) Carter. She died on Jan. 14, 2018, at age 85. Barbara, with her mother and three brothers, moved ...

John Michael Harris

Hood River, Ore.

John Michael Harris passed away peacefully on Jan. 8, 2018, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, due to complications associated with his fight against Lymphoma and Leukemia. John's family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Providence Hood River ...

Hazel Pearson

Richland, Wash.

Hazel Pearson, age 83, passed away on Jan. 11, 2018, at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Wash. A visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. The funeral service will ...

Robert Klugel

Portland, Ore.

Robert “Tony” Klugel was born in Newark, N.J., on May 6, 1928. Tony passed away peacefully in Portland, Ore., on Jan. 15, 2018. He is survived by his sister Del Klugel, daughter Lesa Hadley, stepdaughter Maggie Wilson and granddaughter Lily ...

Ruth Loraine Wilson

Hood River, Ore.

Ruth Loraine Wilson passed away on Jan. 17, 2018, surrounded by family, at her home in Hood River, Ore. She was 90 years of age. Ruth was born on Sept. 5, 1927, in Newcastle, Wyo., to Burton Arthur and Rebecca ...

Mary Trubachik

Mary Trubachik, age 93, died peacefully Jan. 13, 2018, at her home with her family surrounding her. Mary was born Sept. 13, 1924, in Moquah, Wisc., the third of 15 children, to George A. Misun and Anna K. (Pagac) Misun. ...

Whalley Joe Stephens

Prineville, Ore.

Whalley Joe Stephens, 70, of Prineville, Ore., passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. He was born to Harry D. Stephens and Marjorie I. Whalley on Aug. 25, 1947, in Dallas, Ore. Whalley grew up in Hood River, Ore., and graduated ...

Susan Kay Murray

Hood River

Susan Kay Murray was born on Sept. 29, 1954, in Lebanon, Ore., to Richard J. Davis and Virginia Joann (Garrett) Davis. She passed away on Jan. 24, 2018, at home in the company of her family, after a battle with ...

Susan Cattin Stevens

As a young bride, Susan Cattin Stevens moved across the country to Oregon in 1950 with her college sweetheart, H. Arthur Stevens. Sue and “Steve” (Art) were inseparable until her death on the 12th day of Christmas in Hood River, ...

Bonnie Corinne (Bray) Merz Thomas

Hood River, Ore.

Bonnie Corinne (Bray) Merz Thomas quietly passed away, in Hood River, Ore., on Jan. 20, 2018. She was 92 years old. Shortly afterwards, Bonnie was surrounded by many of her children. Bonnie is survived by her sister Barbara Irene Sawyer, ...

Norma Kathleen Allison McQueary

Hood River, Ore.

Norma Kathleen Allison McQueary (Kathie) passed away on Jan. 26, 2018, at Providence Memorial Hospital of Hood River, Ore. Kathie was born on Jan. 31, 1933, and was 84 years of age at the time of her passing. Kathie was ...

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