Obituaries for September 2013

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Obituary: Jane Nami Hinatsu

The Dalles, Ore.

Jane (Nami) Hinatsu, 86, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died at home Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. She was born Sept. 22, 1926 in Portland, Ore., the youngest of eight children to Ichiro and Ito (Hiraoka) Kawamoto. She was raised ...

Obituary: Margie Carrie Gholston

The Dalles, Ore.

Margie Carrie Gholston, 91, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at Flagstone Retirement and Assisted Living in The Dalles surrounded by those she loved. She was born Dec. 29, 1921 in Mosier, Ore., to James R. and Ethel A. (Bailey) Camp. ...

Obituary: Fay Pishion

The Dalles, Ore.

Fay Pishion, went home to be with the Lord peacefully on August 20th, 2013 at the age of 91. He was born in Adams County, Wisconson to Herbert and Esther (Richardson) Pishion on January 12, 1922. Fay married Ellen Hewitt ...

Obituary: Janice May Gannon Staver

Rowena, Ore.

Janice May Gannon Staver, 73, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, died Wednesday August 14, at her home in Rowena surrounded by family and friends. She was born December 11, 1939 in Rochester, MN, the first of three children ...

Obituary: Lyle Dewain Jansen

Lyle Dewain Jansen, 82, died Aug. 28, 2013, in The Dalles, Ore. He was born June 12, 1931, in Norquay, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Theodore and Nora (Vickley) Jansen. He graduated from Hood River High School in 1949; and graduated from ...

Obituary: Sidney Maurice Johnson

The Dalles, Ore.

Sidney “Sid” Maurice Johnson, 89, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at a local care facility. He was born Dec. 31, 1923, in Clarkston, Wash., the second of three children to Roy and Zona (Mills) ...

Obituary: Virginia Helen Metteer

Parker, Colo.

Virginia Helen Metteer, a former longtime resident of The Dalles, died Sept. 2 in Parker, Colo., of complications of old age. She was 93. She was born on Aug. 13, 1920, in Los Angeles to John and Ruby (Morgan) Fagan. ...

Obituary: Helen Marie McGranahan

Custer, SD

Helen Marie McGranahan, age 53, of Custer, SD, passed away August 3, 2013. Helen was born in The Dalles Oregon on October 18, 1959, to Veril and Claire Kelly and grew up near Maupin on the family ranch. She graduated ...

Obituary: Kevin Fitzpatrick Meagher

Salem, Ore.

Born in Richland, WA on November 23, 1970, Kevin Fitzpatrick Meagher of Salem, OR passed away on August 25, 2013. Son, Brother, Friend, Husband, Father: These labels do not define Kevin, rather they are the framework upon which he built ...

Obituary: Richard David Ball

Clackamas, Ore.

Richard David Ball, 67, died Sept. 2, 2013 in Clackamas, Ore. He was born Dec. 7, 1945, in The Dalles, Ore., to Malvin and Davina Ball. He was raised on a wheat and cattle ranch nearby in Dufur, Ore. He ...

Obituary: Abner Donald McKinney

The Dalles, Ore.

Abner Donald McKinney, 76, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died at home Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. He was born March 16, 1937, in Hot Springs, Ark., to Ira and Lois (Hitchcock) McKinney. He was raised and educated in Arkansas, ...

Obituary: Carolyn L. Rhinehart

Wasco, Ore.

Carolyn L. Rhinehart, 67, a resident of Wasco, Ore., died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. She was born July 17, 1946, in Kansas City, Mo., to Wallace and Verna (Ingels) Ladd. She was raised and educated in ...

Obituary: Phillip Paul Keizur

Hood River, Ore.

Phillip Paul (Corky) Keizur, 85, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, surrounded by those he loved. He was born Dec. 5, 1927, in Hood River, Ore., to Onie “Butch” and Mary (Horn) Keizur. As a young man, he worked in the ...

Obituary: David D. Perkins

The Dalles, Ore.

David D. Perkins, 67, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at a local hospital. He was born Sept. 16, 1945, in Olean, N.Y., the youngest of three children to Bernard and Donna (Yeager) Perkins. As ...

Obituary: Deanna Dale McDowell

Wamic, Ore.

Deanna Dale McDowell, 69, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at home in Wamic, Ore., following a battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 10, 1943, in Portland, Ore., to William and Florence (Keefer) Walker, and raised in Lake Oswego, Ore. ...

Obituary: Betty Jean Bjerke

Hood River, Ore.

Betty Jean Bjerke, 86, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at her residence in Hood River. She was born July 31, 1927, in Salem, Ore., to Earl and Lillie (Bowden) Colburn. She grew up in Salem, Ore., also living in Nehalem, ...

Obituary: Judith Hunt Sawtell

Redmond, Ore.

Judith (Hunt) Sawtell, age 72, passed away in her home in Redmond, surrounded by her family, at approximately 10pm on July 27th, 2013 after a thirteen month struggle with pancreatic cancer. Judith was born at The Dalles Hospital on March ...

Obituary: Monte Dean Cumiford

Boring, Ore.

Monte Dean Cumiford, 60, succumbed to lung cancer Aug. 30, 2013, after a five-year fight. He was born Jan. 23, 1953. He was raised in Mosier, Ore., The Dalles, Ore., and Eugene, Ore. He graduated from The Dalles High School. ...

Obituary: Dorothy L. Marshall

Dufur, Ore.

Dorothy L. Marshall, 82, a resident of Dufur, Ore., died at home Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. She was born May 12, 1931, in Spokane, Wash., the second of four children to James and Florence (Salter) Jess. She was raised and ...

Obituary: Gloria Jean Smith Parker

The Dalles, Ore.

Gloria Jean (Smith) Parker, 72, of The Dalles, Ore., died May 7, 2013, of natural causes. She was born in New London, Conn., on April 20, 1941, to Raymond and Doris Smith, the oldest of seven children. She grew up ...

Obituary: Melvin Lawrence Downing Jr.

The Dalles, Ore.

Melvin Lawrence “Larry” Downing Jr., 82, a retired truck driver and dog trainer, died Sept. 12, 2013, overlooking the Columbia River at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles, Ore. He was born Aug. 22, 1931, in Berkeley, California to ...

Obituary: Gary M. Miller

Hermiston, Ore.

Gary M. Miller was born on April 7, 1938 in Centerville, Washington to parents, Milton and Velva Yeackel Miller. He died on September 12, 2013 in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 75 years. Gary was raised and attended school ...

Obituary: Richard and George Roberts

A memorial service for Richard Roberts and George Roberts is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Shaniko Schoolhouse.

Obituary: Vernon T. Anderson

The Dalles, Ore.

Vernon Thomas Anderson, 91, of The Dalles, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 7. 2013 at OHSU in Portland. Vernon was born November 23, 1921 in Trafton, Washington to Edwin Benjamin and Nellie (Jefferson) Anderson. When ...

Obituary: Thomas A. Holland

The Dalles, Ore.

Thomas A. Holland, 66, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at a local hospital. Thomas, also known as Tom, Carrot Head, Poppie by his grandchildren and Papa Smurf by his fellow truck drivers, was born ...

Obituary: Sharon Lenore Kennedy

The Dalles, Ore.

Sharon Lenore Kennedy died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 surrounded by loved ones at her home in Mosier, Ore. A funeral service is planned for 9:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 23, at the LDS Church, May and 18th streets in Hood River, ...

Obituary: Joy von Buschow

The Dalles, ORe.

Joy (Heidrun) von Buschow, 69, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died at home Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. Services will be Saturday, Sept. 28, at noon at Riverside Community Church, 317 State Street, Hood River, Ore. Arrangements are in the ...

Obituary: James Francis Whalen

The Dalles, Ore.

James Francis Whalen, 90, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at sunrise in The Dalles, Ore. He was born Feb. 8, 1923, in Queens, N.Y., the oldest of four children to John and Catherine Whalen. He grew up in New York ...

Obituary: Frank vonBorstel Jr.

The Dalles, Ore.

Frank vonBorstel, Jr., 91, passed away September 4th at Oregon Veterans' Home after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Frank was born February 17, 1922 at Kent,Oregon, the elder of two Sons to Frank and Floye Elizabeth (Clodfelter) vonBorstel. He ...

Obituary: Kerry Dwain Wold

Portland, Ore.

Kerry Dwain Wold, born June 29, 1954 in Madison, WI passed away Sunday Sept. 8, 2013 at Providence Medical Center in Portland. Kerry graduated from Park Rose High School in Portland OR in 1972 and continued his education at the ...

Obituary: Joy (Heidrun) von Buschow

The Dalles, Ore.

Joy von Buschow, 69, died Sept. 13, 2013, surrounded by her friends and doctor. She was born in Berlin, Germany, during World War II and grew up in post-war West Germany. She emigrated to the United States in 1961 and ...

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