Obituaries for May 2015


Obituary: Beth Elaine (Brown) Snyder

Bellingham, Wa.

Beth Elaine (Brown) Snyder, 73, a resident of Coupeville, Wash., formerly of The Dalles, Ore., died Monday, April 20, 2015, in Bellingham, Wash. She was born Nov. 16, 1941, in The Dalles, to Lewis and Josephine (Fisher) Brown. She grew ...

Obituary: Dean Patrick Macnab

Wasco, Ore.

Dean was born in The Dalles on March 27, 1962, the sixth of seven children of Pat and Maxine (Scherrer) Macnab, and one of almost 50 grandchildren of Sherman County pioneers, Alex and Bee Macnab. Dean died from pancreatic cancer ...

Obituary: Ernest James DeRocher

The Dalles, Ore.

Ernest (Ernie) James DeRocher passed away on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles, Ore. He was born Oct. 10, 1930, in Tacoma, Wash., the second of three children of Ernest Joseph and Mabel Claire ...

Obituary: Guy T. LeBreton

Milwaukie, Ore.

Guy T. LeBreton, 42, a resident of Milwaukie, Ore., died suddenly and unexpectedly in Goldendale, Wash., on April 21, 2015. Guy was born June 10, 1972 in The Dalles, Ore., to Brian and Vicki LeBreton. He was raised and educated ...

Obituary: Charles A. Babcock

Sawyer, Wa.

Charles A. Babcock, 93, a Sawyer, Wash., resident passed away May 5, 2015 at home. Charles was born on July 31, 1921 in his grandparents’ home, two miles west of Grandview, Wash., on the Forsell Road, to Charles L. and ...

Obituary: Bruce G. Lindsay

University Park, PA

Dr. Bruce G. Lindsay, 68, passed away on May 5, 2015 after battling an aggressive form of neuroendocrine cancer. He was born on March 7, 1947, in The Dalles, Ore., the son of the late George and Geneva Lindsay. In ...

Obituary: Robert G. Berkovich

Dallesport, Wa.

Robert G. Berkovich lost his battle to cancer on May 8, 2015. He was born on June 9, 1931 to James Gavrilo Berkovich and Frances Eva Lorr, in Chicago, Ill. Bob focuses were on family life. He enjoyed the great ...

Obituary: Aileen Nisbet

Wasco, Ore.

Georgia Aileen Nisbet, 88, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by family, on May 5, 2015. Aileen was raised in Morrow County, Ore., then moved to and attended high school in Wasco, Ore., where she met and married Gerald ...

Obituary: Gertrude Louise Duvall Leininger

Mosier, Ore.

After a short illness our mother, age 96, left us Saturday, May 9th, for her heavenly immediate family: husband Bill Lenard Leininger, brother Roy Donald “Don” Duvall, parents Gertrude “Gertie” Proctor Duvall and Roy Locke Duvall. We didn’t want to ...

Obituary: John Reznor Ward, Sr.

Albany, Ore.

John R. Ward, Sr., 89, of Albany died Monday at Samaritan Albany General Hospital. Born in Spring Lake, N.J. to Lot, Jr. and Florence (Woolston) Ward. John was raised in New Jersey, graduated from the University of Vermont, and lived ...

Obituary: Dale Edward Meyers

The Dalles, Ore.

Dale Edward Meyers, 68, passed away unexpectedly at his home in The Dalles, Ore. He was born in Boise, Idaho to Maxwell and Regina Meyers on July 21, 1946. He grew up in Boise and graduated from Borah High School ...

Obituary: Sharon Editha McCulloch

Richland, Wa.

With her husband of 54 years at her side, Sharon (“Shon”) Editha McCulloch (Prettyman) peacefully surrendered to a battle against heart disease on May 9, 2015. Born in Ashland, Ore., on May 4, 1943, she had just turned 72. Shon ...

Obituary: Genevieve Green

The Dalles, Ore.

Genevieve "Jenny" Green, 79, formally of Lake Forest, Illinois, passed away on April 27, 2015 in The Dalles, Ore. She was the beloved wife of Robert; the loving mother and grandmother of Margaret Utterback (Curt), Sally Newman (Ken), Carol Cresson, ...

Obituary: Ivon Winton Beck

The Dalles, Ore.

Ivon Winton Beck, 92, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away peacefully on Monday, May 11, 2015, saying he wanted to go be with Mary his beloved wife of 70 years who died in March of this year. Ivon ...

Obituary: Marion L. Douthit

The Dalles, Ore.

Marion Z. passed away on May 4, 2015 peacefully of natural causes at Flagstone Assisted Living in The Dalles, Ore. She was born on May 29, 1921 in Fort Monroe, Va. She was raised primarily in Rainier, Ore. She attended ...

Obituary: Paul C. Wolf

The Dalles, Ore.

Paul C. Wolf passed away on May 13, 2015 where a sudden accident took his life. He was doing something that he loved for those that he loved and on their property where he loved. For those who know Paul ...

Obituary: David Cochenour

The Dalles, Ore.

On May 15th, 2015, surrounded by family, David went to be with his Lord and Savior after a long battle with cancer. David was born on February 25, 1948 to Harlin and Evelyn Cochenour in The Dalles, Ore. In 1966 ...

Obituary: Gerald A. Dyball

The Dalles, Ore.

Gerald was born in The Dalles to John E., and Joan K. Dyball, was raised on the small family farm in Mosier, Ore. The fourth child, he was often known to be the “little brother” to big brother Ken, and ...

Obituary: Keith Leroy Brown

The Dalles, Ore.

Keith Leroy Brown, 99, of The Dalles, died May 9, 2015, at his home. He was born January 3, 1916 to Alva (Roy) and Mabel Brown in Centerville. His grandfather, Albert J. Brown, was founder of Centerville, coming to the ...

Obituary: Gladys Jean Burris

The Dalles, Ore.

Gladys Jean Burris was born August 24, 1933 in Alcester, S.D., to James Valles Boyer and Elizabeth Olive (Linblad) Boyer. She joined older sister Gloria and later her two younger brothers, Jerry and Garland were born. In 1946, the Boyer ...

Obituary: Elden Wagenblast

The Dalles, Ore.

(George) Elden Wagenblast, Jr., died on May 20, 2015, at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles, Ore. Elden was born near The Dalles on November 29, 1920, on a ranch on Five Mile Creek operated by his father George ...

Obituary: Paul Jay Henson

Hood River, Ore.

Our community and family have lost one of the most beautiful smiles God ever created. A man of quiet, strong faith in God has gone to be with the Lord. Paul Jay Henson was the fifth child born to Samuel ...

Obituary: Julie Lee Wood

Gresham, Ore.

Julie Lee Wood, 54 of Gresham, Ore., passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015. She was born on October 19, 1960 in Phoenix, Ariz., to Schuyler and Jeanrita (Alderfer) Hinman. She graduated from The Dalles High School in 1978 and ...

Obituary: Junior Leslie Mead

La Grande, Ore.

Junior Leslie (Les) Mead, 84, La Grande, Ore., (formerly of Dufur) passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at a local care facility in La Grande, Ore. A celebration of Les’ life will be held Friday, May 22, 2015 at ...

Obituary: Verona Carter

The Dalles, Ore.

Verona “Kay” Carter was born in Buhl, Idaho on April 2, 1944 to Robert and Verona (Hamp) Cox. In August 1963 she came to The Dalles, Ore., with her grandparents to care take Celilo Park for two weeks where she ...

Obituary: Peter Carl Westenskow

The Dalles, Ore.

Peter Carl Westenskow, age 92, of Imbler, Ore., more recently of The Dalles, Ore., died May 19, 2015 with his daughter, two grandsons and his wife of 66 years by his side. Peter was born in Imbler, Ore., on May ...

Obituary: Rahlon Othello Brown

The Dalles, Ore.

Rahlon Othello Brown, 90, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Saturday, May 9, 2015. Rahlon was born October 3, 1924 in Fleming, Colo., to Chancy and Irene (Miles) Brown. He married Helen O’Neal in Sterling. Colo., and moved to ...

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Barbara Garner

Dufur, Ore.

Barbara Garner, born May 4, 1946, died Nov. 25, 2014. A memorial celebration of her life and gifts will be held on May 3, 2015 from 1:00 -3:00 pm at St. Alphonsus Parish Hall, in Dufur. Bring a story. There ...

Death Notice

Death Notice: Marion L. Douthit

The Dalles, Ore.

Marion L. Douthit, 93, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Monday, May 4, 2015. Services will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the I.O.O.F. ...

Death Notice: Loren N. Stevens II

The Dalles, Ore.

Loren N. “Steve” Stevens II, 73, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died at home Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

Death Notice: David Cochenour

The Dalles, Ore.

DAVID COCHENOUR, 67, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Friday, May 15, 2015. Arrangements are pending at Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home

Death Notice: Paul C. Wolf

The Dalles, Ore.

PAUL C. WOLF, 63, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died in Klickitat County May 13, 2015. Arrangements are pending at Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home.


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