Obituaries

Obituary: Marlin E. Rose Jr.

The Dalles, Oregon

Marlin E. Rose, Jr., 76, of The Dalles, Ore., went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ while at home on Aug. 4, 2018. Marlin was born on May 9, 1942, in Johnstown, Pa., to Marlin E. Rose, Sr. and ...

Obituary: Vera M. J. Ownbey Perkins

The Dalles, Oregon

It is with great sadness that the family of Vera M. J. Ownbey Perkins announces her passing after a brief illness on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at the age of 91. Vera was born to Virgil and Alice Ownbey on ...

Obituary: Ruth Lorene Neal

The Dalles, Oregon

Ruth Lorene (Ehlers) Neal passed peacefully away at her residence at The Springs at Mill Creek, The Dalles, Ore., on Aug. 2, 2018. Born on April 9, 1922, Ruth always said she wanted to live until she was 96, the ...

Obituary: Michael Thomas Ritthaler

Bend, Oregon

Michael Thomas Ritthaler was born in Anaconda, Mont., on March 5, 1977, to Mike and Sally Ritthaler. Mickey moved to Waldport, Ore., in 1988 and graduated from Waldport High School in 1995. He was a member of IBEW (International Brotherhood ...

Obituary: Bill Seymour

Vancouver, Washington

Bill Seymour lost his long battle with cancer on July 6, 2018, in the Vancouver, Wash., home that he shared with Cathy Montgomery. He was only 64 years old. Anyone who has ever met Bill knows what a hard working, ...

Obituary: David Scott Douthit

The Dalles, Oregon

David Scott Douthit, a lifelong resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away July 28, 2018. David Scott Douthit was born in The Dalles, to Carolynn and Harry Douthit on March 12, 1966. He attended Wahtonka High School and graduated in ...

Obituary: Verl W. Sewell

Hood River, Oregon

Verl W. Sewell “Bud” of Hood River, Ore., passed away July 24, 2018, at The Springs at Mill Creek in The Dalles, Ore. Bud was born June 25, 1927, and was 91 years of age at the time of his ...

Obituary: Barbara May Engelgau

Tigard, Oregon

Barbara May Engelgau, age 91, born on Dec. 01, 1926, in Santa Rosa, Calif. On July 25, 2018, she passed away in Tigard, Ore. Barbara graduated from Washington High School, Portland, Ore., in 1944. In 1946, a girlfriend encouraged Barbara ...

Obituary: Dale S. Fallon

The Dalles, Oregon

Dale S. Fallon, age 98, completed his long journey of life on July 29, 2018. He was born July 7, 1920 in Banff, Alberta and spent most of his youth growing up in northern Idaho and Montana. It was in ...

Obituary: James Mason Caldwell

The Dalles, Oregon

James Mason Caldwell, 73, passed away on June 7, 2018, in his home in The Dalles, Ore. He is survived by his daughter, Kelly Caldwell Green and her husband Tom; their children, Riley, Emily, Jordan and Tommy, his son, Matt ...

Obituary: Benjamin Edward Nickleson

The Dalles, Oregon

Ben was born in Escondido, San Diego County, Calif. His childhood was spent in Connecticut and Rhode Island before moving to the Dalles, Ore., in March of 1978. Ben lived a life of adventure, fishing, hunting, skiing, snowboarding, driving his ...

Obituary: McKenzie Brooke Ellingsworth

The Dalles, Oregon

The beautiful life of Miss McKenzie Brooke Ellingsworth will be celebrated Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Gateway Church, 1111 Dry Hollow Road, The Dalles, Ore. Pastor Don Harris will be officiating. McKenzie was born in The Dalles ...

Obituary: John Edwin Ruby

The Dalles, Oregon

John Edwin Ruby left us all too soon on July 18, 2018, while battling the advance of the Substation Fire in The Dalles, Ore., by disking a fire line to save a neighbor’s property. He was 64 years old. John ...

Obituary: Leo Z. Zachariasen

The Dalles, Oregon

Leo was the eighth of nine children, born to Zach and Martha Zachariasen in Lake Andes, S. D. He is survived by wife, Alberta Joan; sons, Dean, Jim and Steve; daughters, Dona and Judi. He enjoyed 14 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, ...

Obituary: Carla Baker Clark

The Dalles, Oregon

Carla Baker Clark died in her home on July 12, 2018. She spent a great deal of her childhood in The Dalles, Ore. She is survived by husband Steven Clark; children, Mikayla, Briana and Sierra; father, Joseph Mayo; siblings, Alison ...

Obituary: Susan Kay Moretto Billette

Lyle, Washington

Susan Kay Moretto Billette was born on Aug. 20, 1959, in Blue Field, W. Va., to Thelma (Hedrick) and Mito Moretto. After a two-year battle with ALS, she passed away at her home in Lyle, Wash., on July 14, 2018, ...

Obituary: Captain C. Walter Smith

The Dalles, Oregon

Captain C. Walter Smith, age 81, passed away on June 6, 2018, in a Portland hospital surrounded by his family. Walt was the oldest of five children and grew up in Umatilla and Portland, both in Oregon. He started working ...

Obituary: Violet Florena Howard

The Dalles, Oregon

Violet Florena Howard began her life in Roseburg, Ore., on Dec. 18, 1925, the fourth child of Rosanah Jane (Murr) and Christopher Columbus Gunter. Her mother passed away when she was 10, so Violet went to live with her eldest ...

Obituary: Michelle Lynn Fulton

It is with great sadness that the family of Michelle Lynn Fulton announces her passing after a fight with cancer on June 29, 2018, at the age of 53. She is predeceased by her mother, Glenda Alexander Fulton, and grandparents ...

Obituary: Dorothy Margaret DePriest

The Dalles, Oregon

Dorothy Margaret DePriest, 95, died at her home in The Dalles, Ore., peacefully on Monday, July 9, 2018. Dorothy was a lifelong resident of Wasco County, born May 31, 1923, in Dufur, Ore. Her parents were Harry and Sula (Fargher) ...

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