Thursday, February 13, 2020
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Helen (Sadie) Marie Goe passed away on Feb. 1, 2020, in the presence of her oldest son, Dick. She was the oldest child born of eight, to Robert and Nettie Walkin, in Hope, N.D., on June 2, 1930. Helen’s younger life was spent helping raise four of her siblings in hard times. Her grandmother,…

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Helen Marie (Yaw) Elmer went home the morning of Feb. 11, 2020. Helen had celebrated her 93rd birthday on Dec. 27, 2019. Helen was born in Cleveland, Ohio on Dec. 27, 1926, the daughter of William Clarence and Sarah Elizabeth (Drake) Yaw. She joined an older brother, Ural Dean, and later was…

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Arthene Elizabeth (Greenwood) Goe passed away on Jan. 31, 2020, at 99 years old of age related causes. Her family was present.

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Jeanine Wehr Jones, 78, known and loved for her wit, good cheer, and caring, passed away Jan. 23, 2020, in Hood River, Ore., with her husband, Larry, at her side. Her death came fast and unexpected from metastatic cancer.

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Thomas “Tom” Archie Prather, 88, of Traverse City formerly of Elk Rapids, Mich., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Tom was born on Feb. 3, 1932, in Cass County, Mich., to the late Thomas Eston and Nell (Gleason) Prather. He married the love of his life, Virginia “Ginny” Leach, on Aug. 14,…

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Chanda Michelle (Gardner) Rodriguez passed away on Jan. 26, 2020, after a year-long battle with cancer.  She passed peacefully at home in Clackamas, Ore., surrounded by her family. Chanda was 46 years old and had so much more life to live.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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Eugene F. Wright passed away on Jan. 19, 2020, at the age of 87 with his wife of 64 years by his side, as well as his daughter and granddaughter. He was a great father, husband and friend. Born in Ione, Wash., in 1932, he grew up in Marysville and Stanwood, Wash.

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Paul David Blumenstein Sr. left this world on February 5, 2020 and is now with his loving wife, Lois.  Paul had a brief stay at the Veterans Home-in The Dalles, Ore., prior to his passing.

Friday, February 07, 2020

Betty J. (Penny) Dietrich was born Oct. 14, 1924, to Josua and Lula (McCuistion) Aerni in Trout Lake, Wash., and died Jan. 29, 2020. Her parents were early settlers in the Trout Lake Valley and operated a dairy farm. The family moved to Albany Oregon in 1936.

Betty Jean Murray was born Sept. 7, 1929, in Mitchell, Ore., to Chester Keeton and Crystal (Stephens) Keeton. She passed away at her home in Hood River, Ore., on Feb. 2, 2020, in the company of her family, from complications of a stroke. Betty was 90 years old.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Ronald H. Reynier Sr. passed away at his home in Hood River, Ore., on Jan. 21, 2020. He was 95. Ron and his wife, Nelda, moved to Oregon in 1995 to follow their “boys,” Scott and Ron.

With the passing of Jacob Veldhuisen, Eugene lost a unique educator, humanitarian and dedicated Duck fan. Jacob’s remarkable life ended peacefully on Jan. 16, 2020, in Hood River, Ore., with his family beside him.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Marion Virginia (Ginny) Fitzgerald O’Connor passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, with several of her children at her side.

Longtime resident of Hood River, Marjorie Coe Thompson, passed away on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.  She was born Feb. 2, 1924, and was 95 at the time of her passing.

James Ishizaka passed away on Jan. 25, 2020, at the Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Ore. He was 86 years of age at the time of his passing. 

Yvonne (Harrell) Bokovoy passed away Jan. 22, 2020, after a brief illness, surrounded by family. She was 78 years of age, born Dec. 30, 1941, in Idaho Falls, to Wm. “Butch” and Virgine (Burnham) Harrell. She had two older sisters and two younger brothers.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Shirley Ann Andres passed away on Jan. 16, 2020, at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles, Ore. She was 85 years of age at the time of her passing.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Dennis Maurice Carter of Hood River, Ore., passed away on Jan. 9, 2020, of natural causes at his home. He was 69 years old.

Agustin “TaTin” Garcia Muñoz passed away surrounded by family on Jan. 16, 2020, at Portland Providence Medical Center in Portland, Ore. Agustin was born on Aug. 28, 1938, to parents Pablo Garcia and Maria Arcadia Muñoz in Jalisco, Mexico. He was raised and educated in Mexico. Agustin was 81 …

Harry Schultz was born on a farm in Dodge County, Neb., to Otto and Amelia Schultz. He joined brothers Bill, Albert, Earl, Clarence and Leroy and sister Ida. He later was blessed with two sisters, Rose and Norma.

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Norman Lee Graves passed away at his home in Bremerton, Wash., on Dec. 19, 2019, with his family around him.

Philip Lawrence Brady III, Ph.D., died peacefully at home with his family in Hood River, Ore., on Dec. 8, 2019, having battled several medical issues over the last nine years. Phil was born on April 7, 1947, in New York City, N.Y. to Philip L. Brady Jr. and Dorothy (Weiler) Brady, and grew u…

Brett William Requa of The Dalles, Ore., passed away peacefully at his home on Nov. 18, 2019, with his wife Chantelle (Shaun) and his children, Austin and Amy, by his side.

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

George Lee Williams II was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Aug. 23, 1953, to Wilson McCleary Williams and Carolyn Rae Cornielson. Lee was the oldest of three, an only son with a mischievous grin and a competitive streak. He was born an exquisitely kind and sensitive soul.

Thursday, January 02, 2020

“The world became a lonelier place today, Dec. 23, 2019. Patti Pratt has passed. To those who knew her, I am sure they would agree.” — Dan Pratt

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Craig Anthony Clement, 69, an eight year resident of Hood River, Ore., left his earthly body on Dec. 24, 2019, at Hood River Providence Memorial Hospital. Craig was born on April 9, 1950, to Norma and John Clement, in Virginia, Minn.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Margaret Mae Jacobson died Dec. 13, 2019, at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living in Hood River, Ore. Born Oct. 5, 1920, to Herbert Caldwell Martin and Ida Ola Martin, she grew up in Rowena and graduated from The Dalles High School. She played women’s competitive sports and later became an expert foo…

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Charles “Charlie/Chuck” Theodore Zeigler passed away peacefully on Nov. 28, 2019, at his home in The Dalles, Ore. He was 65 years of age at the time of his passing.

Lifelong resident of Hood River County Jimmie Howard Oates passed away peacefully on Nov. 29, 2019, four days past his 94th birthday. He was the second child of George and Erma Peers Oates of Dee, Ore. His siblings were Mary Jane Oates Dethman and Don Oates. Their first home was in a company…

John David Banks, 80, of Dallesport, Wash. and The Dalles, Ore., passed away on Sept. 19, 2019, in Little Rock, Ark., while on a cross-country trip to visit family. John was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Dec. 30, 1938, to John Amos Banks and Rachel Margaret Murhammer. He was a brother, fathe…

Monday, December 02, 2019

William (Bill) Burr Ward, 87, of White Salmon, Wash., passed away peacefully on Nov. 25, 2019 in the care of family and Hospice.

Victor Robert “Bob” Thomsen of Lander, Wyo. passed away on Nov. 26 at the age of 86, with family by his side. He was born in The Dalles, Ore., on Dec. 8, 1932 to Victor and Daisy (Davidson) Thomsen. They moved to Hood River, Ore. In 1923, his parents bought an orchard in Pine Grove.  

Robert N. Hackett Jr., known as Bob, passed away Nov. 21, 2019. He fought a gallant battle with complications due to cancer treatment, having been diagnosed in 2001. Born in 1942 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Robert and Helen (Wing) Hackett, he was the oldest of four children. Eventually the fa…

Annette Georgine Clark Winfield Mays was born in Billings, Mont., to Georgina Woods Clark and Ernest Vernon Clark on Nov. 6, 1937. Georgina and 6-month-old Annette moved to Jordan, Mont., with Georgina’s mom and dad, Cynthia and George Woods. Annette stayed with her grandpa and grandma until…

Friday, November 15, 2019

William (Bill) M. Cannon was born in San Francisco, Calif., on Feb. 21, 1933, and died peacefully at home in Hood River, Ore., on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. A celebration of life will be held sometime in the spring. Bill’s father died when Bill was 4-and-a-half years old and he was raised as a s…

Raymond John Rath passed away on Nov. 7, 2019, at his home in Kennewick, Wash., with family by his side. John was born on April 14, 1945, and was 74 years of age at the time of his passing, after a wonderful and very blessed life. John was born in Hood River, Ore., to Raymond John and Theres…

Friday, November 08, 2019

Jim Tollen, former Hood River Junior High (now Hood River Middle School) Science teacher, died peacefully on Nov. 2, 2019, at age 79. He lived in Gilbert, Ariz., with his wife, Dorothy.

Doris Jane (Thurber) Castañares, born on May 25, 1921, in Los Angeles, Calif., died peacefully in her Odell home on Oct. 17, 2019, surrounded by her family. A celebration of her life will be held sometime next spring.

Ruth Mae Hyatt Smiley was born Oct. 29, 1925, in Japan, N.C., to Thomas Settles and Clora Mae (Maynor) Hyatt.  She went home to be with her Lord Jesus on Nov. 2, 2019, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, Ore., with her loving family at her side. She had just celebrated …

Ward Huet Miles passed away on Nov. 1, 2019, at Providence Down Manor in Hood River, Ore.

Maria “Mookee” Korbiniana Taft was born Jan. 29, 1933, to Resi and Martin Beer in Westerham, Germany, a small upper Bavaria village. She grew up with four other siblings, Detti (1934), Martin (1932), Martina (1931) and Elvira (1938). After attending eight years of volksschule during the war …

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Terri Jo Stone, aged 68, passed away peacefully at her home in Hermosa Beach, Calif., on Sept. 28 in the presence of her beloved family after a brief illness.

Louise Irene Shaw passed away at her home in The Dalles, Ore., surrounded by family, on Oct. 30, 2019. She was born March 16, 1924, and was 95 at the time of her passing.

Friday, November 01, 2019

Mary Emma Mauroni of Parkdale died peacefully in her home at the age of 93 with her loving family at her side on Oct. 13, 2019.

Donald Ray McLemore passed away on Oct. 26, 2019, at his home in Mill A, Wash., surrounded by family. Don was born on Oct. 18, 1936, and was 83 years of age at the time of his passing. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

David Patrick Phelps, 67, went to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Oct. 28, 2019, following a 15-month battle with incurable brain cancer.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Richard A. Collins passed away on Oct. 19, 2019, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, Ore. He was 81 years of age at the time of his passing. 

George Washington Parke passed away on Oct. 15, 2019, at Flora’s Adult Home Care in Portland, Ore. George was born on Feb. 22, 1935, and was 84 years of age at the time of his passing. 

Barbara (Barb, Barbie) Dee Hawley-Bellinger was born on March 28, 1932 in Emmett, Idaho, to Helen Pass-Bilbrey and Irvin Bilbrey. Barbara was blessed with two sisters. Patricia (Patty) Springsteen-Bellinger and Gail Ann Gosson-Bellinger. Barbara grew up in a farming family living in small to…