Obituaries for March 2014


Obituary: Ralph Daniel Lacy

The Dalles, Ore.

Ralph "Dan" Lacy, 67, passed away on February 24, 2014 at a local hospital after a battle with cancer. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on January 13, 1947 to Zona and Ralph Lacy. He was the oldest of 3 ...

Obituary: William M. Bettis

The Dalles, Ore.

William (Wild Bill) M. Bettis passed away on Thursday February 20, 2014 at age 65. He was born on August 21, 1948 in Greenville, South Carolina. He was a long term resident of The Dalles, Oregon and was preceded in ...

Obituary: Kyle Don McBride

Boardman, Ore.

Kyle was born in The Dalles, Oregon to Darrel and Maxine (Schweizer) McBride. He attended grade school and junior high in The Dalles, OR. and high school in Lyle, WA. Kyle spent several years working the towing business in Biggs ...

Obituary: Grace Kenny

Portland, Ore.

Grace always read the obituaries. She cut out those of the people she knew and saved them. Now she has her own. Grace Kenny was born in McPherson, Kansas on February 16, 1923. She was the second of five children. ...

Obituary: Josephine Lucille Dindia Healy

Portland, Ore.

Josephine Healy, a former resident of The Dalles for 47 years, died in Portland on February 28, 2014, at age 97. She was born in Portland on March 27, 1916, to parents Salvatore and Antonia (Battaglia) Dindia, immigrants from Sicily. ...

Obituary: David Murray Fretz

Mosier, Ore.

David Murray Fretz of Mosier, Oregon, passed from this life on February 28, 2014, at the Hood River Care Center in Hood River, Oregon, after a valiant four year battle with brain cancer. David was born on May 17, 1959 ...

Obituary: Larry Lee Marr

The Dalles, Ore.

Larry Lee Marr, 70, passed away February 28, 2014, in his home surrounded by family. He was born August 31, 1943 in San Diego, CA. Larry married his life-long love, Carol Marquez, at the tender age of 18. He graduated ...

Obituary: Charles Bartholomew

The Dalles, Ore.

Charles Bartholomew, 71, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died at home Monday, March 3, 2014. He was born Feb. 1, 1943 in Chanute, Kan., to Fred and Grace (Mallory) Bartholomew and came to The Dalles at age 8. He ...

Obituary: Gertrud Swett

Beaverton, Ore.

Gertrud passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer at St. Vincent’s Hospital, with her daughter and two Harpists by her side. She was born in Theisbergstegen, Germany, one of nine children to Clara and Albert Muller. Gertrud came ...

Obituary: John David Caputo

Murdock, Wa.

John David Caputo of Murdock, Washington was born in Piermont, New York to Joe and Minnie Caputo on December 3, 1925. He died February 25, 2014. John was the sixth of eight children. He was preceded in death by both ...

Obituary: Alice G. Kerr

The Dalles, Ore.

Alice G. Kerr, 94, died March 18, 2014, at her home in The Dalles, Ore. A memorial service will be Saturday, March 22, at 11 a.m. at Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home.

Obituary: Helen E. Olds

Madras, Ore.

Helen E. Olds passed away March 13, 2014 at the age of 100 in Madras, Ore. She was born in Grass Valley, Ore. on February 23, 1914, to Gus and Elsie Engstrom. She is survived by her children John Alley, ...

Obituary: Velma L. Brown

The Dalles, Ore.

Velma L. Brown, 96, died March 15, 2014 at a local care center. She was surrounded by her loved ones. She was born March 24, 1917, in Winslow, Ark. The youngest daughter of Pearl and Arthur Smith, she attended school ...

Obituary: Barbara Helen Paddock

Hood River, Ore.

Barbara Helen Paddock, 80, died March 18, 2014, at the Parkhurst Assisted Living Facility in Hood River. She was born June 25, 1933, in Greeley, Colo., to Robert and Helen (Peck) Davison. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute ...

Obituary: Alice Adele Kerr

The Dalles, Ore.

Alice Adele Kerr, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon died at home Tuesday, March 18, 2014. She was 94 years of age. Alice was born February 2, 1920 in Fresno, California, the second of three children to Raymond and Myrtle ...

Obituary: Irene G. Sauers-Simard

Vancouver, Wa.

Irene G. Sauers-Simard died on March 20, 2014 in Vancouver, Washington of natural causes. She was born on October 8, 1917 in Mandan, North Dakota. Irene lived many happy years in The Dalles. She worked at The Barbecue with her ...

Obituary: Delraine L. Wallace

Wasco, Ore.

Delraine L. Wallace, 81, a resident of Wasco, Oregon died at a local care facility in The Dalles, Oregon, Thursday, March 13, 2014. Delraine was born November 21, 1932 in Valley City, North Dakota, the fourth of five children too ...

Obituary: JC Thompson

The Dalles, Ore.

JC Thompson, age 83, left our presence to meet his Savior on Thursday, March 20, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born to Charlotte Leslie (Mack) & James Aaron Thompson in Covington County Alabama. He attended Straughn High School. ...

Obituary: Shelley Anne Laknas

The Dalles, Ore.

Shelley Anne Laknas died unexpectedly at Mid-Columbia Medical Center on February 12, 2014. Shelley was born September 10, 1969 in Portland, Oregon to Melvin and Rosalind Laknas. Shelley loved her children and her grandchildren, loved being creative and making crafts ...

Obituary: Gilia Jacuzzi Peruzzo

The Dalles, Ore.

Gilia Jacuzzi Peruzzo died Thursday, March 21, 2014 in The Dalles, Oregon at the age of 105. She was born in the Italian village of San Vito al Tagliamento in the province of Udine on Sept. 15, 1908, the 13th ...

Obituary: Roxanna Lee Johnson

The Dalles, Ore.

Our loving Mother/Grand-mother, Roxanna Lee Johnson, 67, of The Dalles, Oregon joined the angels in heaven on March 20, 2014. She was born to Bonnie Stanley on January 31, 1947, in The Dalles. Roxanna enjoyed crafts, crocheting, scrapbooking, watching wrestling, ...

Obituary: Leora Alice Chase

Portland, Ore.

Leora Alice Perry died at a Portland area hospital on Sunday, March 9, 2014. She was 95. Leora Alice Perry was born December 13, 1918 in Grangeville, Idaho to Benjamin and Luella (Wilson) Perry. They made their home in Dufur, ...

Death Notice

Death Notice: Byron Stark

Grass Valley,

A memorial service for Byron “Swede” Stark is set for Saturday, April 19, at the South Sherman Elementary School in Grass Valley. The service will commence at 2 p.m. and run until about 3 p.m. A reception and dinner at ...

Death Notice: Roy Ramey

Roy Ramey, 94, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Cherry Heights Retirement Center in The Dalles, OR with loved ones by his side. He was born August 2, 1919. A service is planned in Rosalia, Wash., where Roy resided ...

Death Notice: Imelda Rosales Soto

The Dalles, Ore.

Imelda Rosales Soto, 48, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died at home Sunday, March 9, 2014. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 12, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial ...

Death Notice: Howard L. Rice

The Dalles, Ore.

Howard L. Rice, 92, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., and former resident of Hood River, Ore., died at home Saturday, March 8, 2014. Spencer, Libby and Powell.


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