Obituaries for August 2013

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Obituary: Patrick C. Thornton

Ione, Ore.

Patrick C. Thornton, 63, of Fernandina Beach, Florida died January 27, 2013 while vacationing in Hawaii. He was born on March 3, 1949 to Regis and Lena Thornton in Santa Maria, California. A celebration of Pat’s life is planned for ...

Obituary: Harry Abrams

The Dalles, Ore.

Harry Abrams, 89, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Saturday, July 27, 2013, at a local care center. He was born Dec. 14, 1923 in Kendrick, Idaho, to Andrew and Stella (Eatmon) Abrams and was raised and educated in ...

Obituary: Helen M. Wallen Oppliger

Maupin, Ore.

Helen M. Wallen Oppliger, 97, a resident of Maupin, Ore., died the evening of July 30, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born May 9, 1916, in Helena, Mont., to Swedish immigrants Ivar and Annie Wallen. The Wallen family ...

Obituary: Shelley Jean McNeil

Mosier, Ore.

Shelley Jean McNeil of Mosier Oregon passed away Tuesday July 23, 2013. She was born August 17, 1953, to Robert Paul Darnielle and Betty Ann Darnielle in The Dalles Oregon. She is the first of three children. Shelley leaves behind ...

Obituary: Donald Dean Thompson

Moro, Ore.

Donald Dean Thompson, 87, died August 1, 2013, peacefully at his home in Moro, Ore., after a cancer diagnosis in October 2012. He was born June 4, 1926, outside Moro, Ore., near Monkland. The family moved to Moro when he ...

Obituary: Crystal Nadine Kemp

Bend, Ore.

Crystal Nadine (Nicholls) Kemp, 91, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Bend, Ore. She was born Feb. 16, 1922, in Bethany, Mo., to Ival and Hazel (Salmon) Nicholls, who resided on a farm in the Matkins Community in Harrison County ...

Obituary: Barbara Jean Gray

The Dalles, Ore.

Barbara Jean Gray, 81, died Aug. 3, 2013, at home with family after a long illness. She was born May 14, 1932, in Portland, Ore., the only child of Victor Louis Metzger and Vera A. Jaques. She studied at the ...

Obituary: Vera J. Hicks

The Dalles, Ore.

Vera J. Hicks, 93, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at a local care center. She was born Feb. 25, 1920, in Los Angeles, Calif., the oldest of three children to Stephen and Nellie (Patapoff) ...

Obituary: James Edwin Bidgood

Services for James Edwin Bidgood will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Sun Rise Cemetery north of Wasco, Ore., off Highway 97. A reception will follow in Wasco. Mr. Bidgood was born Feb. 1, 1918, and ...

Obituary: Boen DeLay

The Dalles, Ore.

Boen DeLay, 86, a former Dufur and The Dalles, Ore., resident, died Aug. 2, 2013. He was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1926. His family moved to the Glasgow, Mont., area when he was 3, where he grew up on ...

Obituary: Jeanette Westphal

Prineville, Ore.

Jeanette “Jean” M. Shorts Westphal, 88, died Aug. 5, 2013, at her home in Prineville, Ore. She was born July 14, 1925, in Green Bay, Wis. She enjoyed fishing, hiking and being in the outdoors. She was a member of ...

Obituary: Marjorie Tibbets

The Dalles, Ore.

Marjorie Melissa Tibbets, 93, died July 27, 2013, at a local care facility. She was born May 9, 1920, in Lewiston, Idaho, to Walter and Laura Hiatt. She married Thomas E. Tibbets of The Dalles, Ore., in 1938. He preceded ...

Obituary: James Leonard Byers

Moses Lake

James “Jim” Leonard Byers, 80, of Moses Lake, WA died Monday, August 5, 2013 in Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake, WA. Jim was born March 20, 1933 in Detroit, MI to Leonard and Bernice (Menson) Byers. Jim graduated from Detroit ...

Obituary: Bryan James Gallagher

Bryan James Gallagher, M.D., C.D.E., 55, of American Canyon, Calif., formerly of Elkton, Md., and The Dalles, Ore., died Tuesday, June 11, 2013. He was born in San Diego, Calif., but moved with his family to Elkton, Md., as a ...

Obituary: Florence M. Sorensen

Ilwaco, Wa.

Florence M. Sorensen, 84, a former resident of The Dalles, died July 14, 2013. She was born July 7, 1929, to Richard and Katherine Cole. She resided in Ilwaco, Wash. She loved fishing, gardening, crafts, and wildlife. She is survived ...

Obituary: Robert Victor Sumner

The Dalles, Ore.

Robert (Bob) Victor Sumner, 67, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at home, with his family at his side. He was born Dec. 7, 1945, in Ellensburg, Wash., the youngest of four children to Victor ...

Obituary: Lucinda E. Wooderson

Tygh Valley, Ore.

Lucinda “Cindy’ E Wooderson passed away on August 5th, 2013 at the age of 84. Cindy was born September 13th, 1928 in Long Lake, South Dakota to Emil & Emelia Henne. Later her family moved to Yakima, Washington. Cindy married ...

Obituary: Ross Gilbert (Godfather) Stull

The Dalles, Ore.

Ross Gilbert (Godfather) Stull, 87, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Aug. 8, 2013, peacefully at home with his family. He was born Sept. 25, 1925, in Payette, Idaho, to Graff Javan and Jessie Lynn (Ringer) Stull. He served ...

Obituary: Beth E. Ashley

Beth E. Ashley, born September 6, 1942, joined her favorite “child” Tick in Heaven on August 2, 2013. She was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer 7+ years ago, but many people might not have known it because she continued to ...

Obituary: Lynndall Alice Bruce

Mosier, Ore.

Lynndall Alice “Lynn” Bruce, 76, a resident of Mosier, Ore., died at her home Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. She was born Nov. 6, 1936, in Barrhead, Alberta, Canada, the second of three children to Leon and Margaret (Axtell) Beck. She ...

Obituary: Verona Augusta Beaman Clemenson

The Dalles, Ore.

Verona Augusta (Beaman) Clemenson, 95, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Aug. 15, 2013. She was born March 20, 1918, in Kennebec, S.D., the eighth of 10 children born to Willis Sylvander Beaman and Anna Katherine Katt. She grew ...

Death Notice

Death Notice: Janice May Staver

Rowena, Ore.

Janice May Staver, 73, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at her home in Rowena, Ore., surrounded by family and friends. A celebration of her life will be Sunday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. at The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.

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