Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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Raymond LaMarche passed away peacefully on Aug. 3, 2020, at his residence in Medford, Ore. Born on Dec. 3, 1934, in The Dalles, Ore., he was the ninth of 11 children of Charles Joseph and Annette Agnes (McManus) LaMarche.

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Patricia Jean Case Roberts was born Jan. 10, 1942, in Hood River, Ore., to Miles B. and Freda May (Newbill) Case. She grew up in Dee, Ore. As an adult, she moved to Albany, Ore., where she met and married Royce M. Roberts.

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Born to Levi and Ollie (Cooper) Murphy on Jan. 17, 1925, James Harold Murphy was the youngest of 10 children. He was raised on a 240-acre farm in Alanthus Grove, Mo. His older brothers were instrumental in Harold’s life-long love of horses when they started him riding bareback as soon as he …

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Frances Cecile Stolhand passed away on Aug. 8, 2020, at the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Frances was born on May 7, 1923, and was 97 years of age at the time of her passing. 

Gonzalo “Gunner” Dominguez passed away on Aug. 4, 2020, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center of Portland, Ore. Gunner was born on Jan. 10, 1957, and was 63 years of age at the time of his passing.

Tuesday, August 04, 2020
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Mary Margaret Nack lived fully with a pure spirit, gentle exuberance and a gracious heart.

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Carol Ann Roderick, loving wife, mother, grandmother and longtime passionate supporter of local schools and the National Guard, died July 19, 2020. She was 71.

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Jewell Ann Snyder, 84, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at the MCMC in The Dalles, Ore. She was born in Melrose, N.M., on Dec. 7,1935, to the late Elvin and Juanita Dunlap.

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Wyatt James Smith tragically passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020, while fishing on the Snake River with his father, Jason Moore, and close family friend, Matt Kellogg. Wyatt was a resident of Pine Grove, Ore.

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George “Dick” Richard Overman, age 91, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles, Ore.

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Jim Combelic (Big Jim) passed away at his home in Skamania, Wash., on July 29, 2020. Jim was born on Sept. 9, 1936, in Pasco, Wash., to Verne and Marie Lande Combelic.

Friday, July 31, 2020
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George “Dick” Richard Overman, age 91, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles, Ore.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Gene Tetherow Byers passed away in his home on the family farm Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at the age of 87. Gene was born in The Dalles on May 10, 1933, to Cecil and Dorothy (Tetherow) Byers. He married Barbara Lattimore in Goldendale, Wash., on June 18, 1962.

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Marie Shizuko Williams (Hirata), of Hood River, Ore., passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at the age of 77, in her home surrounded by family.

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Neal John Eaton passed away at OHSU from a head injury July 21, 2020.

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Paul Dean Haake, 77, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2020. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

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Henry R. “Hank” Jones, of Hood River, Ore., passed away peacefully on July 18, 2020, in Portland, Ore., surrounded by his loving family. Hank was born on August 17, 1946, in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Ruth Kaiser.

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Verlie Magnolia Roark was born on Oct. 9, 1918, in Creston, N.C., to Audie A. and Sylvania D. Roark, along with four sisters and one brother. After high school, she moved to Yakama, Wash., where she met and married Elmer R. Miller.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
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Peacefully and surrounded by his family, William (Bill) Sheckels passed away on May 2, 2020, at the age of 93 years. Bill, a White Salmon, Wash., resident for almost 50 years, was born on Dec. 14, 1926, in Seattle, Wash., and died in Klamath Falls, Ore.

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Ever wonder what an amazing, generous, hardworking, helpful man looks like? You must have never met Roger Daniel Pierson. The son of Daniel B. Pierson and Ruth Sherlie House Pierson, Roger was born Feb. 7, 1941, and he died June 28, 2020, at the age of 79.

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Lois Stevens passed from us peacefully on July 16 of this year. Some of us were blessed to share a portion of her journey.

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In loving memory of Virginia Lee Effinger (Ele), who left to join her husband, Vance, in heaven on July 3, 2020.

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Longtime Mosier resident Lee Roy Herman passed away at The Dalles Health and Rehab, in the presence of family, on Monday, July 6, 2020, at the age of 84. Lee Roy was the youngest of eight children, with five brothers and two sisters, born to Thomas Franklin Herman and Fannie Magnolia “Maggie…

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Norma Margaret Markel died on June 10, 2020, in Hood River, Ore., at the age of 92 from intestinal complications. She was born in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, to Douglas and Virtue Watt on Aug. 23, 1927. Growing up in Vancouver, Norma loved swimming, the beaches and their dog, Dougle. She grew u…

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Sarah Ellen (Christensen) Nelson, age 82, passed away suddenly on July 8, 2020. She was fortunate to be among friends in her favorite spot overlooking the Gorge.

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Richard Wayne Usher, 61, passed away at his home in White Salmon, Wash., on July 2, 2020. He was born in White Salmon to Darleane (Krall) and William Roy Usher on June 25, 1959.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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Billie Louise (Perkins) Morris — “Mrs. Doke” to a generation of Hood River high school students — died in Martinez, Calif., July 1, 2020. Billie was a business education teacher at Hood River Valley High School for nearly 20 years, touching the lives of countless students. She was 85 years old.

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Mary Louise Hager, known to all for her helping hands and her laugh, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at the age of 84, at the Hood River Care Center, where she has been a resident since last September. Mary Louise was born at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Wash., on Oct. 19, 1935, to her…

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On July 3, 2020, Phyllis Jones left this life, surrounded by the love of her family. Phyllis Jean Harston was born on Oct. 10, 1930, to J. Emmor and Lucille Harston in San Antonio, Texas. She grew up in San Antonio, attending Brackenridge High School, graduating in 1948.

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Jeanene Kay (Shimp) Sigl, 60, of Hood River, Ore., passed away unexpectedly on July 3, 2020, at Providence Portland Medical Center with family by her side. She was the firstborn child to parents Larry and Pauline (Shefstad) Shimp on May 2, 1960, in The Dalles, Ore.

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Murvin Luke “Whitey” Barker passed away on July 10, 2020, at his home in Hood River, Ore., with family by his side. Murvin was born on Feb. 4, 1934, in Reedsport, Ore. He was the first of three children to Murvin and Iva Barker and was 86 years of age at the time of his passing.

Tuesday, July 07, 2020
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It is with great sadness that the family of Janet Lucille Christoffer announces her passing.Janet Lucille Christoffer (Smith), daughter of Robert and Lucille Smith-Konizeski, was born on Aug. 30, 1938 in Portland, Ore. She was the first of three siblings born. Her parents were both teachers …

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Louise Ellen Simmons was born in The Dalles, Ore., on Sept. 22, 1928, to Garth and Ethel Walton. She always told us she wanted to be at home where she could see her mountain during her last days. She got her wish and passed away on July 2, 2020, at home with the mountain out her front window…

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Walter Goeckel passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 27, 2020, at age 91. He was born in 1928 in Wittlingen, Germany, to Gottlieb and Emma Plattner-Goeckel.

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Marty Marlene Roark, 82, of Centralia, Wash., passed away at her home on Saturday, June 20, 2020. Marty, nicknamed “Sweetpea” by her family, was born in The Dalles, Ore., on Feb. 4, 1938, to Cyrus and Lelia (Brace) Grady. She married her high school sweetheart, Billy E. Roark, Sr., in The Da…

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Janice Ruth Leis, 67, passed away at her home in Bingen, Wash., surrounded by her family on June 26, 2020. She was born on May 20, 1953, in White Salmon, Wash., to Loretta (Kock) and Robert Dickey.

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Catherine Colvard, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away on June 28, 2020, at the age of 89 in Portland, Ore., of natural causes. Catherine was born on Feb. 23, 1931, in Arch, Okla., to George and Mabel Clemons. She married Dell (Dee) Colvard Jr. on Jan. 7, 1950, and they moved to The …

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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John Curtiss Fulton passed away June 21, 2020, at the age of 79. John was born June 5, 1941, to Gard and Maxine (Kortge) Fulton in The Dalles, Ore. He had four daughters with Glenda Alexander Fulton and in 1988, he married Ruth Tibbets, his childhood sweetheart.

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Mark Larry Morantes flew west into the sunset on his final flight Feb. 12, 2020. A proud father, he leaves behind the legacy of a man who lived life to the fullest. He worked hard, played hard, and shared a strong wit and kind heart with those he loved.

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Grant Charles Robbins, aged 86, died on June 25, 2020, in Bend, Ore. Grant was with family when he passed.

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Joanne Walker went to heaven to be with the Lord on June 11, 2020.  She was born in Dallas, Ore., on Dec. 10, 1932. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
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David J. "Dave" Schneeberg was born on Feb. 1, 1933, in Junction City, Wisc., at the family farm to George and Anna Schneeberg. He was the second child of five who were welcomed into that family.

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Paul Arvil Shelton passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 13, 2020, with his family by his side. He traded in his walking shoes for wings and is now with his wife, his son, and the Lord in Heaven.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
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Jean L. Watson Emerson was welcomed into heaven June 12, 2020, at the age of 87 years and 1 day, with her loving husband of 50 years, C. Floyd Emerson, at her side. 

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On June 5, 2020, the soul of William Robert Ullrich, aged 92, returned to his Creator in the care of his loving wife Nancy in their Mosier, Ore., home. The several injuries that ravaged his wonderful mind for too many years were left behind. Thankfully, this burden is now lifted from him, bu…

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Charles (Chuck) Melvin, 86, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2020, in The Dalles, Ore., surrounded by his family. He was born Jan. 1, 1934, to Charles and Elizabeth (Woods) in Idabel, Okla., the third of four children and their only son. The family soon moved to Turlock, Calif., where he spent mo…

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Emile Mariotte Holeman died June 7, 2020, at McKay Creek Estates, surrounded by his family.

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Alene Mary (Dunlap) Thille, age 72, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Ore., after a short bout with cancer.