Obituaries for December 2013


Obituary: Donald Fults

The Dalles, Ore.

Donald Fults passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on November 25, 2013. Donald was born in Glendale, California on August 21, 1931 to Clint and Margaret Fults. In 1941 the family moved to Escondido California. It was ...

Obituary: Donna Lee Keller

The Dalles, Ore.

Charlotte Sweeney-Blaisdell and Clyde Blaisdell welcomed Donna Lee Blaisdell, daughter, June 2, 1948. She was the second oldest daughter of four girls. She went home to the Lord, Wednesday, December 4, 2013. She attended Carson Elementary and graduated from Stevenson ...

Obituary: Dolores Rae Ferrell

The Dalles, Ore.

Dolores Rae Ferrell 83, a resident of The Dalles, died Friday November 22 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born February 22, 1930 in Portland, Oregon to Glenn V. Rice and Irene Rice. She attended Jefferson High ...

Obituary: Ruby Beulah (Moore) Ost

The Dalles, Ore.

Ruby Beulah (Moore) Ost, was born in Bend, Oregon on November 27, 1913. She was the youngest of twelve children. Her parents, George Lemon Moore and Vina Olive (Powers) Moore also raised three grand daughters with her from childhood on ...

Obituary: Betty Jeanne (Farlow) Jamack

The Dalles, Ore.

Betty Jeanne (Farlow) Jamack, 79, died Nov. 30, 2013, at her home in The Dalles. She was born Aug. 9, 1934, in The Dalles, Ore., at The Dalles Hotel, which was owned by her grandfather, located at the corner of ...

Obituary: Maurice H. Swigart

The Dalles, Ore.

Maurice H. Swigart, 81, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon died Sunday, December 8, 2013 at a local hospital. Maurice was born February 2, 1932 in Helena, Montana. His family moved frequently when he was a child, and he graduated ...

Obituary: Buena (Faye) Whitesel

The Dalles, Ore.

Buena (Faye) Whitesel was born May 20th, 1922 in Caldwell, Idaho. She was a resident of The Dalles for 55 years. She passed away December 2nd, 2013, age 91, at Cascade Senior Care, after a year of declining health. Faye ...

Obituary: Nancy James Watson

The Dalles, Ore.

Nancy James Watson, 95, was born on July 4, 1918, along with her identical twin, Jean Harold Watson, in Portland. Nancy inspired family and friends with her activism and passionate commitment to the environment, which grew out of her love ...

Obituary: Dorothy Jean Shaver

Portland, Ore.

Dorothy "Jean" (Urban) Shaver passed away November 30, 2013 at OHSU in Portland, OR. She was born January 1, 1926 to Wilfred and Laura (Spangler) Urban, in the town where she was raised, Parco, Wyoming. This small town would become ...

Obituary: Melita Louise Moyer Killian Willett

The Dalles, Ore.

Melita was born in Portland, OR to Lorna (Raney) and Mel Hibberd. She attended Gregory Heights and Alameda Grade Schools, Grant High School and Univ. of Oregon. She married Raymond D. Killian in April of 1953 and they had 3 ...

Obituary: Edgar Harold Ashbrenner

The Dalles, Ore.

Edgar Harold Ashbrenner, 105 of The Dalles, Oregon passed away peacefully on December 9, 2013 at Columbia Basin Nursing Home in The Dalles. He was born on March 24,1908 in Vancouver, WA. He attended Vancouver High School and graduated from ...

Obituary: Marilyn N. Farrer

Wishram, Wa.

Marilyn N. Farrer graduated to Heaven on Monday, December 16, 2013. She was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Margaret and Frank Hightower May 28, 1941. On February 26, 1965 she married Tom Farrer and the couple raised two children. ...

Obituary: Edward Richard Elston

Eugene, Ore.

Edward Richard Elston “Ed” passed away on December 16th, 2013, surrounded by his family. Ed was born on September 20th, 1936 to Edward M and Athlene Elston in The Dalles, Oregon. He graduated from The Dalles High School in 1954. ...

Obituary: Millie Nagel

Wishram, Wa.

Millie Nagel, 85, a long-time resident of Wishram, Washington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at the Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Oregon. Millie was born Sept 7, 1928 on a mountain in Ione, Washington to Effie ...

Obituary: Harold Allen Broeckel

Harold Allen (Curley) Broeckel passed away in the early morning hours of 12-16-2013 after residing at a local care facility. Curley was born April 1st, 1931 to Albert and Bertha Broeckel of Lacrosse, Washington. He grew up in the Lacrosse/Dusty ...

Obituary: Joyce Nadine Gardner

The Dalles, Ore.

Joyce Nadine (Terwilliger), (Kutch), (Henry WilVan Vleet) Gardner died on December 9, 2013 at The Dalles Health & Rehab Center. Joyce was born on September 18, 1937 in Vernonia, Oregon. Her parents were Henry William and Melvina Montana (Rogers) Terwilliger. ...

Obituary: Sharyn Kaye Anderson

Chestertown, Md.

Sharyn Kaye Anderson was born in Medford, Oregon the daughter of the late Duane Wisely and Dolores “Bismark” Wisely. Sharyn was the oldest of five children in a Navy family and grew up living several places across the globe. She ...

Obituary: Anna Ruth Bottom

The Dalles, Ore.

Anna Ruth Bottom, 94, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon died at home Friday, December 20, 2013. Anna was born March 17, 1919 in Graceville, Florida the sixth of twelve children to Jordan and Betty (Short) Ogburn. She was raised ...

Obituary: Leroy Anthony Chambers

The Dalles, Ore.

Leroy Anthony Chambers, 76, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon and former White Salmon, Washington resident died Monday, December 9, 2013 at a local hospital. Leroy was born November 26, 1937 in Boise, Idaho to Fred and Virginia (Helm) Chambers. ...

Obituary: Daria Lynn Johnson Floyd

Lyle, Wa.

Daria Lynn Johnson, 65, of Lyle, Washington passed away in her home surrounded by family on December 24, 2013. She fought a tough, long battle with cancer. Her strong will to live, faith in God, and the love and prayers ...

Death Notice

Death Notice: Helen Wassem

Richland, Wa.

Helen Wassem, 95, a long-time resident of The Dalles, died Nov. 26, 2013 in Richland, Wash She is survived by her daughter Nikki and her husband Ed Mackan, her sister, Lucille of Kent, Wash., and a niece Colleena and her ...

Death Notice: Garrett Turner

Oregon City, Ore.

Garrett Turner, formerly of The Dalles, Ore., died Dec. 8, 2013, in Oregon City, Ore. He was born in Portland, Ore., where grew up and attended school. A memorial service is planned Dec. 21, at 3 p.m. at the Kingdom ...

Death Notice: Florence Billson Stout

The Dalles, Ore.

Florence Billson Stout, 76, died Nov. 25, 2013, in The Dalles, Ore. She was born Sept. 10, 1937, in Marmarth, N.D. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Tom Stout, The Dalles, Ore.; brother Don Billson (Shirley); sisters ...

Death Notice: Buddy Lee Sullenger

Tygh Valley, Ore.

SULLENGER, Buddy Lee, 77, a resident of Tygh Valley, Ore., died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Bend, Ore. Services will be held at a later date. Spencer, Libby and Powell

Death Notice: Clinton W. Windom

Maupin, Ore.

WINDOM, W. Clinton “Windy,” 78, a resident of Maupin, Ore., died at home Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Spencer, Libby and Powell

Death Notice: Rebecca M. Brault

Maupin, Ore.

BRAULT, Rebecca M. “Becky,” 58, a resident of Maupin, Ore., died at home Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Spencer, Libby and Powell

Death Notice: Marianna M. Anderson

ANDERSON, Marianna M., 91, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at The Oregon Veteran’s Home. Spencer, Libby and Powell


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