Monday, December 02, 2019
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William (Bill) Burr Ward, 87, of White Salmon, Wash., passed away peacefully on Nov. 25, 2019 in the care of family and Hospice.

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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.  

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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…

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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…

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Johnnie “Johnnie Straylow” Osbourn passed away on Oct. 18, 2019, at the age of 79 in his home in The Dalles Ore., with his wife, Leona, at his side. He was born in Siloam Springs, Ark., on Dec. 11, 1939, to William and Dorthy Osbourn.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Virginia “Sammy” Reynolds, 96, a resident of the Oregon Veteran’s Home in The Dalles, Ore., passed away on Oct. 10, 2019, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center from complications of pneumonia.

Marlys Krein was born in Gackle, N.D., on Dec. 22, 1931, and passed away Oct. 12, 2019, at the age of 87 at her home in The Dalles, Ore. Her parents were Raymond and Martha (Fode) Morrison and she was the seventh of eight children.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Mariloy Fowler passed away peacefully at her home on Sept. 26, 2019, at the age of 75. She is survived by her sons Aaron and Travis; two grandsons; three granddaughters; her brother, John McCall; and several nieces and nephews.  

Ricky Nishimoto, known to friends as “Rick” or “Nish,” passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at the age of 66. A Hood River native, Rick was born on Nov. 20, 1952, to Koe and Lilly Nishimoto. He grew up with two sisters, Gale and Kathy, whom he loved to torment when they were …

David Wayne Phelps, 63, of The Dalles, Ore., died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Portland, Ore. A graveside service will be held on Friday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Fossil I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Fossil, Ore.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Curtis Glen Holmstrom passed away on Sept. 20, 2019, with family at his side at Hood River Providence Hospital in Hood River, Ore., at the age of 91. He was born in 1928 in St. Paul, Minn., to Glen and Esther Holmstrom.

On Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, Sheila Ross, loving wife and mother of two children, passed away at the age of 69 in The Dalles, Ore.

Roger Mack, age 73, of Mosier, Ore., went to be the Lord on Oct. 5, 2019, in Prineville, Ore. He was born on Nov. 14, 1945, in Silverton, Ore., the son of the late Albert John and Phyllis (Pownall) Mack.

Leonard Eldon Pesterfield, the last surviving child of Harriett Mae (Hellebuyek) Pesterfield and (William) Russell Pesterfield, passed away Sept. 21, 2019. His ashes were laid to rest with honors at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore., where he awaits the return of his Savior.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Donald Robert Beaman passed away in Hood River, Ore. on Sept. 30, 2019, at the age of 86. He was born in Chicago, Ill., on April 2, 1933, to Daniel R. and Frances L. (Hill) Beaman. He graduated from Evanston Township High School and served in the U.S. Army Artillery Survey Section. He receiv…

John Steve Trubachik Jr. passed away on Oct. 1, 2019, at Adventist Medical Center in Portland, Ore. John was born on June 11, 1948, and was 71 years of age at the time of his passing. 

Thursday, October 03, 2019

One of the classiest and most gracious ladies to walk the Earth has passed on to be with the Lord. Margaret Mary Oakley (Alder) Laubscher (Peggy) died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Hood River, Ore.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Keith Jefferson Rodenbough, “The Last of the Sagebrush Sailors,” was born on April 30, 1926; he passed away on Aug. 28, 2019.

Ramona (Raye) O. Hukari, longtime resident of Hood River, Ore., passed away on Sept. 26, 2019, in Bend, Ore.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

It is with deep regret we announce the peaceful passing of Marian J. Udelhofen, Che’rie, Mama, Best Girlfriend EVER, Ms. U, on Sept. 12, 2019, surrounded by her loving family: Husband Bruno, son Louy, daughter Manon and brother Kelly.

Fred Simonds Jr. was born Dec. 31, 1929, to Clara and Fred Simonds of Odell, Ore. He married Neva Schwartz, daughter of Cleone and George Schwartz of Hood River, Ore., on Jan. 24, 1950.

Ben Davidson passed away in early September in his hometown of Hood River. Ben was a volunteer with the West Side Fire Department in high school and in his early adult years. He served his country in the U.S. Army for over 30 years, retiring first as a Major and second as a Warrant Officer 4.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Betty L. Swenson, age 86, of New Prague, Minn., died peacefully in the presence of her loving family on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at Ebenezer Aurora on France in Edina, Minn., after a long battle with breast cancer.  

Bobby Gene Caldwell passed away on Aug. 9, 2019, at his home in Suwanee, Ga. Previously from Gladstone, Ore., he was born in Muskogee, Okla., on July 20, 1928. His parents were Jessie and Cora Maureen Caldwell and he was the third oldest of their 12 children. His family moved to Hood River, …

Wilma LaVera “Wink” Packer passed away in her home on the morning of Sept. 15, 2019. She was 89 years old.

Reva Collins of Hood River, Ore., passed over into Gods’ hands on Sept. 8, 2019, while under the loving care of Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center.  She was surrounded by family.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Reva Collins of Hood River, Ore., passed over into Gods’ hands on Sept. 8, 2019, while under the loving care of Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center.  She was surrounded by family.

Erma Lujean Eden Blackwell passed away on Sept. 5, 2019, at Hawks Ridge in Hood River, Ore. Erma was born on May 8, 1926, and was 93 years of age at the time of her passing.

Teunis James Wyers Jr., “TJ,” “Teun,” passed away on Aug. 26, 2019, at his home surrounded by family in White Salmon, Wash. Teunis was born in Hood River, Ore. on April 4, 1946, and was 73 years of age at the time of his passing.

Carol Ann Sutton passed away on Aug. 24, 2019, at the Hood River Care Center in Hood River, Ore. Carol was born on April 29, 1944, and was 75 years of age at the time of her passing. 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Marian Elizabeth (Liz) Hill, born in Hood River, Ore., passed away on Sept. 10, 2019, in Texarkana, Texas. Liz had moved to Texas to live close to her son, Rodney, and his wife, Jennifer in August 2013.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Joyce Wilda Mahar Allen of The Dalles, Ore., passed away at the age of 96 on Aug. 31, 2019, at Flagstone Senior Living, with family by her side. Joyce was born on Dec. 15, 1922, in Erie, Kan., to Melvin and Louise (McKinley) Mahar.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Farre…