Obituaries

Obituary: Penny Shepherd

The Dalles, Oregon

On the afternoon of September 13, 2018 our wonderful wife, mother, mom, ga-ma, grandma and friend Penny Shepherd passed away at a local hospital after a short, courageous battle with an awful, virulent form of ovarian cancer. Her family was ...

Obituary: Robert Dale Williams

Moxee, Washington

Robert Dale Williams, age 80, died at home in Moxee, Wash., on Sept. 10, 2018, from complications related to kidney cancer. Robert, aka “Bob,” was born April 8, 1938, in Stevenson, Wash., the second child and only son of F.L. ...

Obituary: Cindi Hawkey

The Dalles, Oregon

Cindi Hawkey, 59, of The Dalles, Ore., died Aug. 23, 2018. She was born in The Dalles, the only daughter of Larry and Jeralyn Hubble. She was educated in The Dalles public schools and later attended Linfield College in McMinnville ...

Obituary: Paul William Tews

The Dalles, Oregon

Paul William Tews, of The Dalles, Ore., passed away Aug. 11, 2018, at his home — The Springs at Mill Creek — at the age of 93. He was born in Seattle, Wash., to parents Frank Charles and Elva (Troedson) ...

Obituary: Oren Clifford Cyphers

Casa Grande, Arizona

Oren Clifford Cyphers was born Feb. 13, 1936, and passed into eternity and to the loving arms of his savior Jesus, on Aug. 29, 2018. Oren was born in The Dalles, Ore., to Fred and Reba Cyphers, who pre-deceased him. ...

Obituary: Roberta M. Heisler

The Dalles, Oregon

Roberta M. Heisler (nee Van Valkenburgh) passed away Sept. 3, 2018, at The Springs at Mill Creek in The Dalles, Ore. Roberta was born in 1924 in Deer Creek, Okla., to Alvin Milford and Osie B. (Loveless) Van Valkenburgh. She ...

Obituary: Rhonda Ferrell Brown

The Dalles, Oregon

Rhonda Ferrell Brown passed away Aug. 31, 2018, at The Dalles Health and Rehab Center in The Dalles, Ore. Rhonda was born in The Dalles on Jan. 18, 1955. She was a music lover and loved horses. She was involved ...

Obituary: Elizabeth M. Lundstrom

Elizabeth M. Lundstrom, age 103, passed away Aug. 10, 2018, at Angel Wings AFH, in Burien. She was born Sept. 21, 1914, to Ethyl and Walter Klindt of The Dalles, Ore. She grew up on the Klindt farm where the ...

Obituary: Wilbur Eugene Allen

Dufur, Oregon

Wilbur Eugene Allen passed away on Aug. 28, 2018, at his home in Dufur, Ore. He was 85 years old at the time of his passing. Wilbur was born on Aug. 4, 1933, in Jamesport, Mo., to Everett and Hazel ...

Obituary: Kay Frances Loyd Keyser

Woodburn, Oregon

Kay Frances Loyd Keyser was born Sept. 7, 1940, in Stonewall, Okla., and passed away quietly on Aug. 4, 2018, in Woodburn, Ore. She delighted in the company of her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren on her last day, as she ...

Obituary: Leon Smith

The Dalles, Oregon

Leon “Smitty” Smith, 79, of The Dalles, Ore., passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. A celebration of life gathering will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. ...

Obituary: Carolyn Elaine Miller

The Dalles, Oregon

Carolyn Elaine Miller passed away quietly with her husband Wayne at her side, at their home in The Dalles, Ore., on Aug. 14, 2018. She was born on Jan. 25, 1955, in Silverton, Ore., to Betty and William Hamm. When ...

Obituary: Marlin E. Rose Jr.

The Dalles, Oregon

Marlin E. Rose, Jr., 76, of The Dalles, Ore., went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ while at home on Aug. 4, 2018. Marlin was born on May 9, 1942, in Johnstown, Pa., to Marlin E. Rose, Sr. and ...

Obituary: Vera M. J. Ownbey Perkins

The Dalles, Oregon

It is with great sadness that the family of Vera M. J. Ownbey Perkins announces her passing after a brief illness on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at the age of 91. Vera was born to Virgil and Alice Ownbey on ...

Obituary: Ruth Lorene Neal

The Dalles, Oregon

Ruth Lorene (Ehlers) Neal passed peacefully away at her residence at The Springs at Mill Creek, The Dalles, Ore., on Aug. 2, 2018. Born on April 9, 1922, Ruth always said she wanted to live until she was 96, the ...

Obituary: Michael Thomas Ritthaler

Bend, Oregon

Michael Thomas Ritthaler was born in Anaconda, Mont., on March 5, 1977, to Mike and Sally Ritthaler. Mickey moved to Waldport, Ore., in 1988 and graduated from Waldport High School in 1995. He was a member of IBEW (International Brotherhood ...

Obituary: Bill Seymour

Vancouver, Washington

Bill Seymour lost his long battle with cancer on July 6, 2018, in the Vancouver, Wash., home that he shared with Cathy Montgomery. He was only 64 years old. Anyone who has ever met Bill knows what a hard working, ...

Obituary: David Scott Douthit

The Dalles, Oregon

David Scott Douthit, a lifelong resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away July 28, 2018. David Scott Douthit was born in The Dalles, to Carolynn and Harry Douthit on March 12, 1966. He attended Wahtonka High School and graduated in ...

Obituary: Verl W. Sewell

Hood River, Oregon

Verl W. Sewell “Bud” of Hood River, Ore., passed away July 24, 2018, at The Springs at Mill Creek in The Dalles, Ore. Bud was born June 25, 1927, and was 91 years of age at the time of his ...

Obituary: Barbara May Engelgau

Tigard, Oregon

Barbara May Engelgau, age 91, born on Dec. 01, 1926, in Santa Rosa, Calif. On July 25, 2018, she passed away in Tigard, Ore. Barbara graduated from Washington High School, Portland, Ore., in 1944. In 1946, a girlfriend encouraged Barbara ...

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