Obituaries for August 2014


Obituary: Harold M. Birge

The Dalles, Ore.

Harold M. ‘Hal’ Birge, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon died at home Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was 71 years of age. Harold was born February 5, 1943 in Deer River, Minnesota, the third of five children to Jesse ...

Obituary: Coramae Hoffer Hulse

Dufur, Ore.

Coramae (Koco) Hoffer Hulse was born May 18, 1919 to A. Clyde and Stella I. (Dunagan) Hoffer along with her “womb mate” Carmagene in Richfield, CA. We used to tease her that the eruption of Mt. St. Helens was in ...

Obituary: Dewey Lovewell

The Dalles, Ore.

On Sunday, August 3, 2014 Buck went home to be with the Lord. He passed away unexpectedly at Mid-Columbia Medical Center, he was 69 years old. Buck is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Caprice Lovewell of The ...

Obituary: Helen Luella Cook

The Dalles, Ore.

Helen Luella Cook, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon died at home Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She was 96 years of age. Helen was born April 13, 1918 on a farm in Newton, Kansas to Albert and Anna (King) Steiner ...

Obituary: John R. Kingsley, MD

Nashville, Tenn.

Dr. John Raymond Kingsley, 72, of Birmingham, died on July 29, 2014, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, due to an injury suffered from a fall. There was a celebration of John’s life held on Saturday, August 2, 2014, ...

Obituary: Lois Mae Misener

Rufus, Ore.

Lois Mae “Brooke” Misener, a resident of Rufus, Oregon died at home Sunday, July 27, 2014. She was 81 years of age. Lois was born June 6, 1933 in Soda Springs, Idaho to Thomas and Verga (Booth) Nelson. She was ...

Obituary: Michael Earl Benson

The Dalles, Ore.

A memorial service for Michael Earl Benson, 49, of The Dalles will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at The Dalles First Christian Church 909 Court Street. Cremation rites have been held with inurnment at The Dalles ...

Obituary: Kenneth Walker

Kenneth Walker, 73, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died at home Aug. 14, 2014. Services will be Saturday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church. Spencer, Libby and Powell is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary: Wayne Michael Dominoski

Wayne Michael Dominoski was born July 12, 1961 and passed Aug. 2, 2014. He was preceded in death by parents Stanley and Audrey Dominoski, siblings Bruce, Lynn and James. He is survived by his wife Teresita Dominoski, siblings Ron Dominoski, ...

Obituary: Kenneth T. Walker

The Dalles, Ore.

Kenneth T. Walker, 73, of The Dalles departed this life on August 14, 2014, in his home surrounded by his family. He was born on December 9, 1940, in Portland Oregon. He married his high school sweetheart, Deanna Severson on ...

Obituary: Carol Jean Griess

The Dalles, Ore.

Carol Jean Griess, 78, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon died Monday, August 18, 2014 at a local assisted living facility. Carol was born June 18, 1936 in Bruno, Nebraska to Theodore and Josephine (Busek) Coufal. She attended school through ...

Obituary: E. David Bishop

The Dalles, Ore.

E. David Bishop, 89, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the Oregon Veteran’s Home. David was born on January 17, 1925 in Addy, Washington to John Bishop and Ora (Skeels) Bishop. He spent his childhood and youth on the family ...

Obituary: Raleigh Sansom McVicker

Bremerton, Wa.

Raleigh Sansom McVicker passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Aug. 9, 2014. He was born on April 13, 1932 in The Dalles, Ore. to Raleigh and Lydia McVicker. On July 11, 1954, Raleigh McVicker and Nancy McVicker ...

Obituary: Lyle R. Smith

The Dalles, Ore.

Lyle R. Smith, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon died on August 18, 2014. Lyle was born November 1, 1959 in Portland, Oregon to Charles and Thais Smith. He attended school in Beaverton, Oregon, obtaining his GED later in life. ...

Obituary: Wilma Louise Roberts

The Dalles, Ore.

Over 100 active years of life came to close on Friday, August 22, 2014, as Wilma Roberts passed away at her home in The Dalles. Wilma was noted for her scenic and horse drive photographs and for her hand colored ...

Obituary: Audrey Lee Gannon

The Dalles, Ore.

Audrey Lee Gannon, 90, a resident of The Dalles, died at a local care facility on Monday, August 25, 2014. She was born on February 3, 1924 in Hill City, Kansas the second of three children to Hazel Anola (Teeter) ...

Obituary: Ellen Dittebrandt

Mosier, Ore.

Ellen Dittebrandt was born Allen Dittebrandt on January 13th, 1962 in Charleston, South Carolina’s Naval hospital. Her family lived in Arvada, CO from 1975 to1980. She eventually moved to Portland, attending the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Oregon ...

Obituary: Roger Gilkey Anderson

San Diego, Ca.

Roger Gilkey Anderson was born Jan. 18, 1933, in The Dalles, Oregon, and raised on his father’s nearby wheat ranch. After training as an electrician in the U.S. Nat’l Guard, he served at Vandenberg AFB, then worked as an electrician ...

Obituary: Paul Douglas Gibson

The Dalles, Ore.

Paul, a resident of The Dalles, OR passed away at home on Saturday August 16, 2014, lovingly surrounded by longtime companion Debbie, his sister Mary, and his children. He was 66 years old. He was born and raised in The ...

Death Notice

Death Notice: Depha T. Sawtell

The Dalles, Or.

Depha T. Sawtell, 103, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Thursday, Aug 7, 2014. Arrangements by Spencer, Libby and Powell

Death Notice: Ray G. Roalsen

Rufus, Ore.

Ray G. Roalsen, 88, a resident of Rufus, Oregon died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in The Dalles, Ore. Viewing will be Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Spencer, Libby and Powell. Interment with military honors will be at ...

Death Notice: Carol Griess

The Dalles, Ore.

Carol Griess, 78, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon, died Monday, Aug.18, 2014, at a local assisted living facility. Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home.

Death Notice: Lyle R. Smith

The Dalles, Ore.

Smith, Lyle R., 54, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Arrangements by Spencer, Libby and Powell.

Death Notice: George Brune

Portland, Ore.

George Brune, 85, died August 14, 2014. He was born July 30, 1929, in Portland, Ore. A funeral will be Aug. 21 at 1 p.m. at Lincoln Memorial in Portland. He was in The Dalles High School class of 1948.

Death Notice: Doris M. Kipp

Lyle, Wa.

Doris M. Kipp, 78, a resident of Lyle, Wash., died at home Aug. 21, 2014. Arrangements are pending at Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home.

Death Notice: Charles Roshone

The Dalles, Ore.

Charles Roshone, 85, died July 31, 2014, in The Dalles, Oregon. He was born Feb. 20, 1929, in Brule, Neb., and retired from Northwest Aluminum in 1984. He spent most of his time with family and friends, or fishing. He ...

Death Notice: Ellen Dittebrandt

Mosier, Ore.

Ellen Dittebrandt, 52, died Sunday Aug. 24, 2014, as the result of a bike versus automobile accident near Hood River, Ore. She was born Jan. 13, 1962. Her memorial service will be Sunday, August 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., ...


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