Tuesday, June 02, 2020
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Eichi Hirata Sr. (90) was born Dec. 9, 1929, on the family homestead in Parkdale, Ore., joining older sisters Chieko (Kari) and Fusako. His father, Katsui (Kay) Hirata, and mother, Kumako (Inukai), emigrated from Okiyama, Japan, for a new life in America. Kumako died young as a result of a c…

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John C. Brown passed away suddenly May 20, 2020, at his home, at the age of 83. John was born Jan. 17, 1937, in Mesquite, N.M., to parents Del Edward Brown and Nellie Daisy (Cook) Brown. He was the youngest of six children, including sisters Iva Del Arthur and Helen “Sis” (Ralph) Chase, and …

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Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Alice Faye Mattox (Schultz) passed away at home in Dallesport, Wash., on May 21, 2020, at the age of 79. Alice was born to Dollie Gertrude (Snodgrass) and Charles Ebel Schultz in Brounland, W. Va., on June 3, 1940.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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Steven “Steve” John Everroad passed away from kidney failure on May 18, 2020, at A Home Sweet Home Private Senior Care in Hood River, Ore. He was 70 years old.

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Arlene Joyce Noble Goss passed away peacefully at the age of 95 in her home, Adult Comfort Care in Vancouver, Wash., on April 27, 2020. She was born Jan. 26, 1925, in North Bend, Ore., to parents Clifford Warren and Tressa May Minier Noble.

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Roy Harold Cederstam, 89, passed away in peace May 12, 2020, with his son and daughter by his side. Roy had been residing at Brookside Manor in Hood River, Ore., for the past six months.

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Judy Kathleen Henry, 79,  passed away at her home in Bingen, Wash., on May 18, 2020.  She was born to Edith Ethle Ruth (Furhman) and Harry Barthaleaum Kelly on May 20, 1940, in Portland, Ore.  On Nov. 28, 1957, she married the love of her life, Dean LeRoy Henry, in Portland.

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Kathy Louise Rice passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at her home in Hood River, Ore. Kathy was born June 2, 1950, and was 69 years old. She was born in Hood River, the first child of Jim McClain and Virginia Rose McClain. Growing up, Kathy enjoyed being bossy to her younger brother, Mick McC…

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Ivan Earl Solomon of The Dalles, Ore., passed away on May 1, 2020, at the age of 76. Ivan was born Sept. 21, 1943, in Yakima, Wash., to Mildred Engelhardt and Lonney F. Solomon. Ivan met Dawn, the love of his life, in 1963 and was married soon after. The couple moved to Bingen, Wash., in 196…

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Wanda Lea Lucas passed away on May 11, 2020, at her home in Springfield, Ore. Wanda was born on Sept. 20, 1940, in Brainerd, Minn., to parents Ervin and Stella Heradsky Wetherbee. She was 79 years of age at the time of her passing.

Rosalie Marie Jeter’s journey of life began in Danville, Ill., on July 21, 1929. Her parents were Harvey and Francis Siegmund. At age 17, she left home to marry the love of her life, Charles Leroy Jeter, on July 11, 1946. They began their life together in Long Creek, Ore. After living in var…

Coy Dean Reel passed from this life into eternal life at his residence in Hood River, Ore., while surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer on May 10, 2020, at the age of 85 years young.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Audrey O. Knapp passed away on April 24, 2020, at Brookside Manor in Hood River, Ore. Audrey was born on May 3, 1931, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Lawrence and Puna Dang. She was raised there and at Huelo, Maui, with her grandparents and was always surrounded by her ohana (family) including many …

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Robert Lowell Nickelsen passed away peacefully Friday, May 8, 2020, following a long life filled with warm family experiences, dedicated orchard farming and decades of community service that positively shaped Hood River County for generations to come.

Charlotte Delia Peters passed away on April 30, 2020, at Parkhurst Place in Hood River, Ore. She was 89 years of age at the time of her passing. 

Lester “Les” E. Ziegenbein, 88, passed away May 5, 2020, at his home in Hood River, Ore. Les was born July 24, 1931, to Stanley and Theresa (Kollas) Ziegenbein in Hood River. Les had one older brother, Stan Ziegenbein, and a younger sister, Alice Ehlinger. He grew up in the Hood River Valley…

Joshua (Josh) Marc Sperry of Spanaway, Wash., passed away April 25, 2020, at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash. Josh was born Oct. 23, 1971, in Vallejo, Calif. He moved with his parents, Donald and Carolyn Sperry, and brother, Caleb, to The Dalles, Ore., in 1976, where his parents …

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Vaughna Clarke passed away on April 26, 2020, at her home in The Dalles, Ore. Vaughna was born on April 17, 1937, and was 83 years of age at the time of her passing.

Kathryn “Kathy” Thomas,  1945-2020, grew up in Seattle, Wash. She married John Thomas in 1966. She received a Masters in Library Science from the University of Washington. She worked as a librarian in the Hood River library for more than two decades.

Marlene Loretta Van Metre passed away with her family by her side on Thursday, April 30, 2020. She was 85.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Lorissa Ann Huseby Sohler was born July 8,1936, to Rudy and Selma Huseby in Steele, N.D. Lori passed away to be with our Lord on March 25, 2020, at the age of 83. She was sleeping comfortably at her home in River Valley Estates, Yuma, Ariz., at the time of her death.

Marilyn Joyce Carmichael passed at her home in White Salmon, Wash., on April 12, 2020. Marilyn, widow of Howard E. Carmichael, resided in Pucker Huddle after moving from their lovely home in Husum. Marilyn was a kindergarten teacher for 35 years before retiring to Husum, where she and Howard…

Nelda H. Reynier passed away peacefully in Hood River, Ore., on April 15, 2020. Nelda was 93. She and her late husband Ron moved to Oregon in 1995 to be near their sons.

Lillian “Lil” Kurahara was born on Dec. 15, 1922, in Hood River, Ore., and passed away April 24, 2020, at the age of 97. Lil lived in the Hood River Valley for almost her entire life, first leaving at the age of 17 to attend Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., where she majored in chem…

Bruce Ray Maurer, 64, died Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born in Hood River, Ore., on Sept. 23, 1955, to Ronald Henry and Azalea Barnett Maurer and was a 1974 graduate of Hood River Valley High School. On May 14, 1977, he married Debra McQueen and toget…

Gloria Buxton was born Dec. 25,1953, and died April 15, 2020, at Providence Portland Medical Center from a heart condition. She was born in California and moved to Hillsboro, Ore., at a young age with her parents, Robert and Marion, brother Peter, and sister Roberta, where she grew up and gr…

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Ruth Anne (Durland) Hendricks passed away on April 14, 2020, at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center of Gresham, Ore. Ruth Anne was born on Oct. 2, 1933, in Hood River, Ore., to William B. and Ruth (Weitman) Durland and was 86 at the time of her passing.

Lorena King Ray passed away on March 20, 2020, at Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House in Kennewick, Wash. Lorena was born on May 2, 1921, and was 98 years of age at the time of her passing. 

Virginia “Ginny” Louise (Leach) Prather, born on March 15, 1936, graciously accepted her wings on Friday, April 17, 2020.

Cordell Bud Papstein 98, passed away April 1, 2020, in Hood River, Ore. For the past eight years, he resided at Parkhurst Place. Bud was born May 22, 1921, to Frank and Laura (Bauley) Papstein, in Jamestown, N.D. At the age of 12, he moved with his parents to Oregon. They resided on the Bee …

Suzanne Cay (Thomas) Sellars, 73, formerly of Hood River, Ore., and Castro Valley, Calif., and currently residing in Silver Spring, Md., passed away in her home on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Suzanne was born in Hood River to Claud “Cay” and Lois (Lucas) Thomas on Aug. 18, 1946. She graduated fro…

On April 8, 2020, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer, James “Jim” Charles Clair, 70, passed in his beloved home of 38 years in Hood River, Ore., surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born March 27, 1950, in Lancaster, Pa., and was the son of the late Harriet E. Clair (Snipes…

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Virginia McClain passed away on March 14, 2020, at Providence Brookside Manor of Hood River, Ore. Virginia was born April 1, 1929, and was 90 years of age at the time of her passing.

Lance Gaylord Beckman died peacefully at Providence Portland Medical Center on April 2, 2020.  He was born May 1, 1940, to parents Clarence and Ila (Sigloh) Beckman in Ortonville, Minn. He displayed his great love of the outdoors as an infant, when his mother found she could cure any fussine…

Chrystell Cherrington was born in Holtville, Calif., on June 30, 1926, to Dr. “Doc” B.V. and Cathryn Seals, the youngest of five children. She graduated from Queen Anne High School in Seattle, Wash., and attended one semester at Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho, before returning ho…

Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Friday, April 03, 2020

Mary Martha Carr was born on Dec. 4, 1941, in Salem, Ore., to Ivan Parker and Viola Mills Parker. She was the first of 10 children. She attended Wy’east High School (1957) in Hood River, Ore., as did Jamie Carr, who she married Sept. 15, 1962. In 1980, she graduated from OSU with a BA in hom…

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Robert J. Laporte was born on Nov. 15, 1928, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Helen and Clyde Laporte. He passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Richland, Wash., after a brief illness.

John Robert Vaughan was born on Aug. 8, 1938, in Hood River, Ore. He passed away on March 25, 2020, in Hillsboro, Ore.

Shirley Mallon passed away on Oct. 28, 2019. She was born Shirley Jean Van Horn in Loveland, Colo., on Oct. 16, 1931. She was preceded in death by Jim Mallon, her husband of 63 years, and her sister Martha Harshman. She is survived by her sister Jeanette Down and her husband Bud Down; her fo…

Friday, March 27, 2020

Hood River native and longtime local attorney Wayne Carlos Annala, 87, passed away Feb. 2, 2020, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Ore. He was born Nov. 2, 1932, in Hood River, Ore., to Arne and Kathleen (Kay Carlos) Annala.

Robert (Rob) Lavern Norton passed away unexpectedly in his home March 17, 2020, at the age of 59. Rob was born on January 29, 1961 to Robert and Elaine Norton in Hood River, Ore. He was the youngest, and only brother to Nancy (Matthews), Carrie (Billings) and Sheryl (Graves).

Friday, March 20, 2020

Sophie Imai, 93, passed away March 14, 2020, at Parkhurst Place in Hood River, Ore. She was born on Feb. 14, 1927, in Sherwood, Ore., to parents Inosuke and Tsu Tomita.

Gerald Ness Matthew Gabay  (known as Jerry Gabay) was born Oct. 6, 1944, in Phoenix, Ariz. He died March 14, 2020, when visiting friends and a nephew there. Despite being diagnosed with cancer five years ago, he maintained a high quality of life.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The fish and game of the Pacific Northwest are resting easier since the passing of Ray Sjoblom March 11 at age 96.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Vivian Rose Weaver was born on July 3, 2014, to her parents, Simon and Katie Weaver.  Her family joyfully celebrated her birth, the fulfillment of prayers and excited anticipation. Her parents lead her on a life of fun and adventure, heading to the Oregon coast the day after her birth to cel…

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Homer Wilson (Scotty) Lindsey passed away at the age of 75 on Feb. 27, 2020, in Golden Valley, Ariz., where he has lived for the last two years.  He was born on Sept. 13, 1944.

Friday, March 06, 2020

Dr. Waldo Cory Melrose Johnston III died in a backcountry skiing accident after summiting Mount Hood on Feb. 25, 2020, on his 47th birthday.