Obituaries for April 2013


Obituary: Donna Ruth Hess

The Dalles, Ore.

Donna Ruth Ashley Kirsch Hess, 91, a resident of The Dalles, died April 24, 2013, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center. She was born in Tygh Valley, Ore., the first of two children, to Eldridge and Alverta Ashley. She grew up in ...

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Death Notice: Donna Kirsch Hess

The Dalles, Ore.

Donna Kirsch Hess, 91, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died April 24, 2013, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Spencer Libby and Powell Funeral Home, 10th and Kelly, in ...


Obituary: Janis Ann Arthur

Hood River, Ore.

Janis Ann Arthur, 66, died peacefully April 22, 2013, at the Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gresham, Ore. She was born April 19, 1947, in Portland, Ore., to Alvin and Wanda (Proctor) Eri. She attended school in Sandy, Ore., ...

Obituary: LRay Mikkelsen

The Dalles, Ore.

LRay Mikkelsen, 86, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at his residence. He was born May 14, 1926, in Spanish Fork, Utah, at his grandmother Clayson’s house. He was the second of six children of ...

Obituary: Harold Eugene Brown

Hermiston, Ore.

Harold “Hal” Brown, 75, a former Sherman County resident, died April 17, 2013, at Ashley Manor Care Center in Hermiston, Ore. He was born July 11, 1937, in The Dalles, Ore., one of four children to Robert Burton Brown and ...

Obituary: June Victoria Crow

The Dalles, Ore.

June Victoria Crow, 92, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Wednesday, April 17, at a local assisted living facility. She was born June 26, 1920, in Oildale, Calif., the first of two daughters to Clarence and Maggie (Hill) Kofahl. ...

Obituary: Richard William Koehl

The Dalles

Richard William Koehl, “Dick” to friends, “Rich” to family, 81, of The Dalles, died April 4, 2013, at home of cancer. He was born May 30, 1931, in Chicago, Ill., the fourth of five children to Phillip Koehl II and ...

Obituary: Lillian A. Lindhorst

Lillian A. Lindhorst, 89, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Thursday, April 18, 2013, at a local care center. She was born June 13, 1923, in Condon, Ore., to Otto and Vivian (Reynolds) Hoffmann. She was raised and educated ...

Obituary: Betty Jane Casey

The Dalles, Ore.

Betty Jane Casey, 69, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Monday, April 15, 2013, at her residence. She was born June 21, 1943, in Vallejo, Calif., the seventh of nine children to Albert and Myrtle (Heckard) Jaco and was ...

Obituary: Clara Marie Casey Kelly

South Wasco Co. Ore.

Longtime South Wasco County resident, Claire Kelly, died peacefully in her sleep April 5, 2013. She was born Dec. 14, 1920, to Antoinette (Dueber) and John Casey in Portland. Although her birth name was Clara, in her adult years she ...

Obituary: Donald W. Gower

Trout Lake, Wa.

Don Gower, 83, of Trout Lake, Wash., died Sunday, April 14, 2013. He was born Jan. 10, 1930, in Quincy, Ill., to Mildred and Edward Gower. In 1967, he moved his family to Salem, Ore., to work for the Ball ...

Obituary: Margie Reed

Hood River, Ore.

Margie Reed, 90, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. She was born June 6, 1922, in LeRoy, Ill., to John and Marie M. (Sasse) Lowry. She grew up in LeRoy, attending school there, and met ...

Obituary: Chester Everett Earl Pratt

Dufur, Ore.

Chester E. Pratt, 79, a resident of Dufur, Ore., for the past 20 years, died Sunday April 14, 2013, at a local care center. He was born July 22, 1933, in The Dalles, Ore., to Thompsey Sandord Pratt and Velda ...

Obituary: Robert H. Greiner

Services for Robert ‘Bobby’ H. Greiner are set for Saturday, April 20, at 1 p.m. at The Dalles Eagles Lodge, for Robert Greiner, a The Dalles native who died Jan. 28, 2013.

Obituary: Thomas Alyn Griffith

The Dalles, Ore.

Thomas Alyn “Griff” Griffith, 93, died March 7, 2013, at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles, Ore. He was born June 3, 1919, in Lewistown, Mont., the third of three sons to Fred and Gertrude Griffith. He grew up ...

Obituary: Daniel David Teeny

Gresham, Ore.

Daniel David Teeny, 88, died Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, after a heart attack at his home in Gresham, Ore. He was born Nov. 15, 1924, in Portland, Ore., the fifth oldest to Dave and Ruth Teeny, he was predeceased ...

Obituary: Fred L. Flora

The Dalles, Ore.

Fred L. Flora, 87, of The Dalles, Ore., formerly of Lebanon, Ore., died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles. He was born Nov. 29, 1925, in Ontonagon, Mich. to Fred and May Vicktoria (LaBrie) ...

Obituary: Carol Jean Corsale

The Dalles, Ore.

Carol Jean Terwilliger Corsale, 88, died peacefully March 7, 2013, after a long illness. She lived most of her adult life in Springfield, Ill., and her final years at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles, Ore. She was born ...

Obituary: Stanley Lee Krusow

Phoenix, Ariz.

Stanley Lee Krusow, 75, resident, died March 28, 2013, in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born July 5, 1937, in The Dalles, Ore., to Stanley S. Krusow and Elma Krusow-Brashers. He was the grandson of Judge Fred Krusow of Grass Valley, ...

Obituary: John Boyden Rumsey

The Dalles, Ore.

John Boyden Rumsey, 51, died at his home April 2, 2013, from a sudden heart attack, with his wife, Sharon, by his side. He was born the fourth child of Marisa Caldwel and Frank Rumsey on June 4, 1961 in ...


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