Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Sumako (Suma) Kobayashi, 104, passed away on July 12, 2019. She was born Nov. 30, 1914, in Hood River, Ore., to Ushichi and Tora Akiyama. Raised on the family fruit orchard, she attended Oak Grove Grade School, Hood River High School and graduated from Girls Polytechnic School in Portland, O…
Amy Jo Lively, of Hood River, Ore., passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, at Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, Ore. She is the daughter of David and Patsy Nash and was born on May 7, 1962. She was raised in Hood River with her brother, Robert Nash, and sister, Joni Capps.
Henry Joseph Severinsen was born March 19, 1954, in Hollister, Calif., and is where he grew up. He was the youngest of four children born to Hans and Mary (Valledo) Severinsen. His siblings are Hans Severinsen Jr., Betty French and Ellen Severinsen.
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Kathleen (Elder) Nichols passed away peacefully on July 6 at an assisted living facility. She was born Dec. 18, 1926, in Hood River, the second of three children to Mary Elizabeth (Winans) Elder and Rhuben Chester Elder. She attended Pine Grove Grade School and Hood River High School and was…
Friday, July 05, 2019
Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Marlene Ann Nelson of Hood River, Ore., passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Ore. Marlene was born on Nov. 21, 1946, and was 72 years of age at the time of her passing.
Alvin Lynn Still, more commonly known as Butch, was born Sept. 5, 1941, in Arcata, Calif. Butch took his final breath on June 24, 2019, in his home of 50-plus years in Odell, Ore.; he was 77.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Friday, June 14, 2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Roy “Keith” Lincicum was born in Opportunity, Wash., on Oct. 12, 1951, to Edward L. and Ada M. (Tarr) Lincicum. He graduated from University High School and went on to become a baker working for Rosauer’s supermarkets in Spokane, Wash., transferring to Hood River, Ore., in 1972.
Gale “Norm” Norman McCafferty was born in Hood River in 1950 to Edith Williams and Norman McCafferty. Growing up, the family didn’t have much. Norm and his brother, Daren, filled the time with fixing up old cars and motorcycles, trying to stay out of trouble. He ended up having a knack for u…
Friday, June 07, 2019
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Theodore “Ted” C. Brown of White Salmon, Wash., passed away on Jan. 19, 2019, at the Kona Community Hospital of Kealakekua, Hawaii. Ted was born on May 9, 1936, and was 82 years of age at the time of his passing.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Kirsten Anne LaDue Kleinsmith passed away on Sept. 19, 2018, surrounded by family, at her home in Hood River, Ore. She was 51 years of age at the time of her passing. All are invited to a celebration of life memorial at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 at Crag Rat Hut, 960 Crag Rat Hut Road, Hood …
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Barbara Ann Marie (Edman) Grossman, age 73, a resident of Hermiston, Ore., passed away May 17, 2019. She was under the excellent care of Pioneer Hospice and Guardian Angel Home in Hermiston.
Shirley Mary (May) Cheney passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Skyline Hospital in White Salmon, Wash., surrounded by her family. She was a long-time resident of Odell and six days away from her 94th birthday.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Beautiful wife, loving mother, wonderful sister, cherished friend and inspiration to all, Charlene Marie Stoltz bid farewell at age 78 on April 14, 2019. She was admired for her unassuming intelligence and boundless generosity.
Loretta Sue Bowers-Duffus passed away on May 19, 2019, at Parkhurst House in Hood River, Ore., and was 84 years of age at the time of her passing. Loretta was born on Sept. 12, 1934, to Thurlow Arthur and Ruth (Looney) King in Tecumseh, Mo.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Robin “Ragnar” Cochran moved on to be with his Lord in the tall timber May 7, 2019. He was 70 years old and was born on Aug. 16, 1948, to Ralph and Leon Cochran in Hood River, Ore. Robin spent his childhood roaming the deep woods of the Upper Hood River Valley. From a young age, his father, …
Carl Henry Parduhn … the man ... the legend, our superhero, age 91, died peacefully at home on Friday, May 10, 2019, with complications from a radioactive spider bite (there were millions of them on the porch) that led to the fighting of a three year battle with a horrible criminal named Cancer.
Friday, May 10, 2019
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Jean Elizabeth Jermann-Dueber-Smith was born to Leo and Mae Jermann on May 28, 1922. She grew up in the cozy, little paper mill town of Camas. Betty Jeanne, as she was called then, never knew her older siblings, Lenora and Basil, who both died of polio before she was born. At the tender age …
Harriett Monroe Peterson passed away on Dec. 5, 2018, in Stockton, Calif., at the age of 97. She was born in Hood River, Ore., on May 14, 1921, to Carrie and George Monroe. She was raised on a pear and apple farm in the shadow of Mount Hood, where many of her early memories were of helping …
Friday, May 03, 2019
The world would be a better place if every mother could be loved and cherished as much as Lemora Joyce Ward McCarty’s family loved her. Born Sept. 3, 1921, she saw the world change in her 97 years, from growing up on a small farm in Lipan, Texas, traveling weekly five miles by wagon for a bl…
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Holdridge passed away on April 22, 2019, in Gresham, Ore., and was 86 years of age. Elizabeth was born on Dec. 20, 1932, in Chillicothe, Mo., to John and Sarah (Cravens) Young. Elizabeth graduated from Hood River High School. Shortly after high school she went to Oregon S…
Tomi Reed Gibbons (Tom) of Hood River, Ore., died Saturday, April 13 at approximately 8 p.m. at Providence Hood River. His daughter and wife were there to hold his hands as he peacefully passed away after a long fight in the ICU.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Donald “Don” Wayne Walker passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at OHSU in Portland, Ore., due to injuries sustained after a fall. He was born on May 16, 1940, in Camas, Wash., to Kenneth and Lois (Herron) Walker. His father worked construction, so Don attended many different schools as a…
Our favorite pilot took off for his last flight on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Wesley Laubscher was born on Feb. 9, 1921, in Astoria, Ore. He spent his boyhood years in Moose Pass, Alaska, eventually moving his family to the Trout Lake area.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Vera Janice Davis was born in Wichita, Kan., on July 10, 1929, to Raymond and Ruby Linder. As an infant, her family moved to Ava, Mo. She was the third child in a family of eight. Vera grew up in the Ozark Mountains in a small dairy farm. Times were hard then; it was the Depression Era, but …
Friday, April 12, 2019
Hubert “Hugh” Vernon Garrabrant, 87, a resident of the King City community, passed away on Saturday evening, March 30, 2019, at the Legacy Meridian Park Hospital in Tualatin, Ore.
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Friday, April 05, 2019
Timothy Wayne Presley passed away peacefully at his home in Mill-A, Wash., on Sunday, March 31, 2019. He was born to Curtis and Ann Presley in Downey, Calif., on Dec. 15, 1957.
It is with heavy, heavy hearts that we tell everyone that Paige Dominguez and Michael Simmons have lost their sweet baby boy. Saiyan Hale Lee Simmons was born Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 3:01 p.m. He weighed 1 pound, 7 ounces and was 12.5 inches long.
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Leroy “Dick” R. Leonard of Hood River, Ore., went home to be with the Lord on March 26, 2019. Dick was born on Jan. 13, 1931, to parents Robert and Francis “Stolberg” Leonard. He had one sister, Maxine, and one brother, Robert.
H. Arthur “Art” Stevens was born near Fargo, N.D., in rural Dash Township on Nov. 18, 1925. He died in The Dalles, Ore., in the Oregon Veterans Home on March 28, 2019. Throughout his long life, Art was known as a man of integrity. He was proud of being a talkative Irishman, full of convictio…