Obituaries for February 2014


Obituary: Timothy Joseph Blissenback

Eugene, Ore.

TJ Blissenbach, 65, of Eugene, OR passed away on November 16, 2013. He was born December 18, 1947 in Astoria, OR. In January 1948, he was adopted by Joseph and Lilian Blissenbach. He was joined by his adopted brother, Jerry, ...

Obituary: Norman G. Tonn

The Dalles, Ore.

Norman G. Tonn passed away Monday, January 27, 2014 at the age of 74. He was born February 17, 1939 in Chicago, IL to George and Audrey (Monnich) Tonn, the second of five children. In 1947, the family moved to ...

Obituary: Joyce Cabreros

Bremerton, Wa.

Joyce Cabreros, a resident of Bremerton, Washington, died on January 17, 2014. Joyce was born on June 15, 1943 in Redmond, Oregon. Her parents were William and Marguerite Edwards. She graduated from Sherman High School, and enjoyed golf, soccer, bowling, ...

Obituary: Sylvia Merrell

Tygh Valley, Ore.

Sylvia Merrell passed away on 1/29/14; age 96. She was born on 9/23/17 to Oscar Sylvester Shiffer and Rosa Mae Shiffer. Sylvia was a long time resident of Tygh Valley, OR with her husband of over 45 years; Edwin R. ...

Obituary: Jack Clyde Snyder

The Dalles, Ore.

Jack Clyde Snyder, 83, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon died at home January 10, 2014. Jack was born May 8, 1930 in Portland, Oregon the second of four children to Lester and Genevieve (Flitcraft) Snyder. He was raised and ...

Obituary: C.R. Shearer

Lebanon, Ore.

C. R. “Dick” Shearer, 93, of Lebanon, passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. He was born January 14, 1921 on Juniper Flats near Maupin, Oregon to Marcus and Matilda (Davis) Shearer. Dick grew up in Maupin ...

Obituary: Patrick Michael Dougharity

White Salmon, Wa.

Patrick Michael Dougharity passed away in his residence of Snowden in White Salmon, Wash., on February 1, 2014, at the age of 59. He was born in Baker, Ore. on May 13, 1954, to Paul Dougharity and Shirley Doherty. Patrick ...

Obituary: Kenneth Edward Varner

The Dalles, Ore.

Kenneth Edward Varner of The Dalles, Oregon passed away very peacefully with his wife Willa Jane and daughters and son at his bedside on February 11. He was one month short of his 93rd birthday. He was born in Johnstown, ...

Obituary: Roland A. Summers

The Dalles, Ore.

Roland (Ron) A. Summers, 76, passed away at his home in The Dalles Feb 7th 2014. Ron was born in Llano, Texas, Jan. 8th, 1938 to Oscar and Vivian Summers. Ron retired from the Navy after 25 years. He then ...

Obituary: Florence Margery Groce

The Dalles, Ore.

Florence Margery Groce, 91, a long time resident of The Dalles and Parkdale, Oregon passed away February 15, 2014 at Mid-Columbia Medical Center due to age-related illnesses. She was born November 23, 1922 in Alameda County, California to William Thomas ...

Obituary: James Michael Minnis

The Dalles, Ore.

James Michael “Mike” Minnis, 66, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon died at home Saturday, February 8, 2014. Mike was born September 29, 1947 in Medford, Oregon the second of three children to James and Emma (Houston) Minnis. He was ...

Obituary: Nola Annetta Wharton

Kennewick, Wa.

Nola Annetta Wharton, 98, a longtime resident of The Dalles, Oregon died Saturday, February 15, 2014 in Kennewick, Washington. Nola was born October 16, 1915 in Prairie Hill, Missouri to Luther and Annie Wilson. She was raised and educated in ...

Obituary: Renato Vergori

The Dalles, Ore.

Renato ‘Ray’ Vergori, 67, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon, died at home surrounded by his family Friday, February 14, 2014. Ray was born Renato Giovanni Battista Vergori, February 20, 1946 in Arenesano, Lecce, Italy the oldest of two children ...

Obituary: Arthur H. Brown

Portland, Ore.

Art Brown was the second born to William and Louise Brown. He grew up in Ontario, Oregon where he farmed until his marriage to Miriam Knowles on September 8, 1946. They became partners proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ after ...

Obituary: Richard James Parker

Hood River, Ore.

Richard James Parker died at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in the early afternoon of Tuesday, February 18th, 2015. His last hours were spent surrounded by family and friends. Richard was born on April 6, 1951 in Woodbury, NJ, the ...

Obituary: Richard Leland Myers

St. Helens, Ore.

Richard Leland Myers was an honorable man who lived with passion and love for his family and friends. He was born in The Dalles, OR on Aug. 16, 1954 to William (Bill) and Betty Myers. The family resided in The ...

Obituary: Gloria J. Caldwell

The Dalles, Ore.

Gloria J. Caldwell, 84, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon died at home Friday, February 21, 2014. Gloria was born November 16, 1929 in Medford, Oregon the oldest of three children to Elza and Bernice (Hauf) Depuy. She was raised ...

Obituary: Florence Alice Bones

Salem, Ore.

Born and raised in central Oregon, Florence graduated from Redmond High School in 1951. As a teenager, she worked as bank teller and was a finalist in the Miss Redmond beauty pageant. She was a catch. On June 15, 1952, ...

Obituary: Johnny Jene Fessel

Portland, Ore.

Johnny Jene Fessel died Nov. 7, 2013, in the Portland VA of heart and kidney problems. He was born May 19, 1953, in Pollack Pines, Calif., to Eloyse Melton Fessel and Elton “Al” Fessel. He enlisted in the army and ...

Obituary: Wesley Eugene Roberts

Grants Pass, Ore.

Wesley Eugene “Gene” Roberts of Grants Pass Oregon passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014, in Bend, Oregon. A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 1st, at 1:00 pm at the Mosier Cemetery in Mosier, Oregon with a celebration of ...

Obituary: KayC LaFay Pickthorne

Rufus, Ore.

KayC Pickthorne passed away on the night of February 18th in her home due to complications associated with renal failure. KayC was born in Council, Idaho to Kathryn Phippen and Gene LaFay. She attended high school in Nyssa Oregon. After ...

Obituary: Calvin White

The Dalles, Ore.

A memorial service for Calvin White of The Dalles, Ore., is set for Tuesday, March 4, at 2 p.m., at Life in Christ Center, 3095 Cherry Heights Rd., The Dalles. He died Dec. 3, 2013.

Death Notice

Death Notice: Anna Marie Crockett

Springfield, Ore.

Anna Marie Crockett, 88, of Springfield, Ore., died Jan. 29, 2014. A funeral mass will be Thursday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in The Dalles, Ore. Graveside service to follow. Arrangements are by Andreason’s Cremation ...

Death Notice: Starla J. Mowrey

The Dalles, Ore.

Starla J. Mowrey, 65, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at a local care center. Spencer, Libby and Powell

Death Notice: Kenneth E. Varner

The Dalles, Ore.

Kenneth E. Varner, 92, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 14, from 5 to 7:00 pm and Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. until noon at Spencer, Libby and Powell ...

Death Notice: Joseph D. Morrow

Dufur, Ore.

Joseph D. MORROW, 97, a resident of Dufur, Ore., died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at a local care center. Spencer, Libby and Powell

Death Notice: KayC Pickthorne

Rufus, Ore.

KayC Pickthorne, 59, a resident of Rufus, Oregon died at home Feb. 18, 2014. Spencer, Libby and Powell.

Death Notice: Ralph D. Lacy

The Dalles, Ore.

Ralph D. Lacy, 67, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 28, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home. Services ...


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