Obituaries

Melvin James Campbell

Melvin James Campbell passed away peacefully at 4:05 a.m. on Nov. 4, 2018, at his Hood River, Ore., home surrounded by family. He was 81 years of age at the time of his passing. He was born on Nov. 20, ...

Karl Andrew Gutzler

Karl Andrew Gutzler, 39, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018 in Portland, Ore. Karl was born on Nov. 18, 1978, in Portland, Ore. He grew up in Hood River, in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. He loved spending summers at ...

Ruth Lorraine (Hubbard) Chester

Ruth Lorraine (Hubbard) Chester was able to admire the bright autumn leaves from her window and enjoy her favorite season as she spent the last days of her life, which came to a close on Nov. 2, 2018. The foliage ...

Robert Albert Ackerman III

Hood River, Ore.

Robert Albert Ackerman III passed away peacefully at his home in Hood River, Ore., surrounded by his loving family, after a two year battle with cancer. He was 68 years old. Rob was born on Nov. 29, 1949, in Hammond, ...

Otto Henry Tschanz III

76, The Dalles, died at Mid-Columbia Medical Center early Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, following a hard-fought battle with his failing lungs. He was born July 26, 1942, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Otto Henry Jr. and Marjory Osguthorpe Tschanz. He was ...

Dona Rae Williams

Dona Rae Williams passed away Oct. 28, 2018, at home surrounded by loved ones. Dona was born June 19, 1935, and was 83 years old. She was born in Lacrosse, Wisc., and was an only child to Lawrence and Ester ...

Noboru Akiyama

Hood River, Ore.

Noboru “Nobi” Akiyama of Hood River, Ore., passed away on Nov. 16, 2017. Nobi was diagnosed with B-cell Lymphoma two years earlier and was living at Parkhurst Place, recovering from a bone fracture from a fall, until his passing. Nobi ...

Kevin David Ludwig

Kevin David Ludwig was born Feb. 16, 1985, in Redmond, Ore., as the youngest of three children. He graduated from Redmond High School in 2003 and studied mechanical engineering at Oregon State University and Oregon Institute of Technology. He worked ...

Lotus Geraldine Brashears

Lotus Geraldine (Gerry) Brashears was born on March 28, 1929, in White Salmon, Wash. She was the only child of Zola K. (Hylton) Lane and Glen G. Lane. She grew up in White Salmon and graduated high school there. She ...

Kelly Winston

Kelly Winston passed away on Oct. 2, 2018, at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles, Ore. Kelly was born on May 20, 1922, and was 96 years of age at the time of his passing. Kelly was born in ...

Scott Scottie Stevens

On a mountaintop overlooking the ocean, at a tower site in Northern Washington on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, Scott “Scottie” Stevens sadly took his own life. They say the spot was beautiful and everyone knows that broadband technology was his ...

Valda Irene Jones Dryden

Klamath Falls, Ore.

Valda Irene Jones Dryden, this wonderful person, passed to her Lord on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Klamath Falls, Ore. Valda was born in Viento, Ore., on May 25, 1933. She was the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Virginia Irene ...

Waltha Evelyn Anthony

Mosier, Ore.

Waltha Evelyn Anthony of Mosier, Ore., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, in her home. Waltha was born in Weiss County, Texas, to Bud and Mary Lou Rouseau in Engile, Texas, on Nov. 15, ...

Julie Reed

Boardman, Ore.

Julie Reed of Boardman, Ore., was born Oct. 25, 1943, in Tahlaqueh, Okla., the daughter of Clarence and Mable (Greene) Hilton. She passed away on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Richland, Wash., at the age of 74. Julie moved to ...

Ethel May Elliott

Hood River, Ore.

Ethel May (Tommy) Elliott passed away on Oct. 16, 2018, at the Hood River Care Center with family by her side. She was born on Hollyhock Hill, southeast of Willow Flat in the Hood River Valley, on April 4, 1929, ...

Rafael Eugene Perez

North Bonneville, Wash.

Rafael Eugene Perez of North Bonneville, Wash., passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Stevenson, Wash. He was 45 years old. Eugene was born Jan. 21, 1973, in Toppenish, Wash., to parents Clarabel Guzman and Rafael Perez. He was one ...

Carolynn Joy Struck-Loos

Carolynn Joy Struck’s hard-fought battle with Alzheimer’s disease mercifully ended on Sept. 29, 2018, at The Dalles Health and Rehabilitation Center. All she experienced during her 81 years formed her into a wonderful and beloved woman. Born on March 30, ...

Thomas Patrick Shearer

Hood River, Ore.

Thomas Patrick Shearer was born on Oct. 27, 1954, in Portland, Ore., to Dave and Loie Shearer. He joined his brothers David and Tim. Tom grew up playing basketball. He worked throughout high school delivering dry cleaning around the Portland ...

Janet Gallipo Ferguson

Reno, Nev.

The family of Janet Gallipo Ferguson are deeply saddened to say that she passed away in Reno, Nev., from complications of diabetes on July 21, 2018. She was predeceased by her son, Blake, who passed in 1991 (Seaside, Ore.); and ...

Rick Zeller

Hood River

Rick Zeller passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 24, 2018, at his Hood River, Ore., home, just three days after his 72nd birthday. Services are planned for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30 at Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood ...

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