Obituaries for January 2014

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Obituary: Geraldine Jallen

The Dalles, Ore.

Geraldine H. Jallen, 91, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died at home Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Graveside services will be Monday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. at the IOOF 18th Street Cemetery. Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home is ...

Obituary: Geraldine H. Jallen

The Dalles, Ore.

Geraldine H. Jallen, 91, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon died at home Monday, December 30, 2013. Geraldine was born November 29, 1922 in Erskine, Minnesota to George and Jensene (Nesby) Bowersfield and was raised and educated in Minnesota. On ...

Obituary: Lyle H. Rasmussen

Battleground, Wa.

Lyle H. Rasmussen, 91, of Battle Ground, formerly of The Dalles, OR, passed away Tuesday, December 31st, at home. Lyle was born July 21, 1922, to Christian and Hildur (Eklund) Rasmussen, in Glentana, MT. He was raised in Roseau County, ...

Obituary: Dale A. Coles

Moro, Ore.

Dale A. Coles passed away on January 6, 2014, at the age of 74. He was born March 8, 1939 in Baker, Oregon. Dale graduated from Elgin High School and attended Eastern Oregon University where he earned his teaching degree ...

Obituary: Brian D. Erickson

Farmington, Wa.

Brian D. Erickson, 59, passed away Tuesday, December 31st at his home in Farmington, WA from cancer. Brian Douglas Erickson was born October 8, 1954 to Andrew and Rose Falk Erickson at Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Brian attended several grade schools ...

Obituary: Audrey Clark

The Dalles, Ore.

Audrey Clark, 88, passed away on January 7, 2014 in The Dalles, Oregon. She was born December 25, 1925 in Wyndmere, ND to Marius and Lela Nash. She grew up in the Hood River Valley, later settling in Seattle, WA ...

Obituary: Robert Carsner

The Dalles, Ore.

Robert Joseph Carsner was born on September 20, 1940 in The Dalles, Oregon and he died on January 6, 2014 in The Dalles at the age of 73. He was born to James W. Carsner and Dorothy Verna Bolton Carsner ...

Obituary: Gerald Alan Scholtes

Portland, Ore.

Gerald Alan Scholtes (Jerry) passed away peacefully at his home in Portland, Oregon on January 7, 2014, after a four year battle with lung cancer. His long-time companion, Artice Geary, was at his side. He was born in The Dalles, ...

Obituary: Roger Begay Sr.

Roger Begay Sr., 71, went to be with the Creator December 31, 2013. He was born in Blackmesa, AZ. to Christine Kescoli and Doyaltee Begay #2. Roger was a Navajo Nation tribal member, he went to school in Sherman Indian ...

Obituary: Patricia Ferguson

The Dalles, Ore.

Patricia ‘Pat’ Ferguson, the oldest of thirteen children succumbed to her long battle with cancer on January 10th, 2014 at her home in The Dalles, Ore. She was 72 years old. Her parents were Tom and Wanda Gimlin. She grew ...

Obituary: Walter Clinton Windom

Maupin, Ore.

Walter Clinton (Windy) Windom (78) of Maupin, Oregon died at his home on December 20, 2013. He was born in Bend, Oregon to Walter Douglas Windom and Clara Ida May (Pitcher) Windom. He was the oldest of six children. The ...

Obituary: Ann Magdalena Strafford

The Dalles, Ore.

Ann Magdalena Strafford died at Mid Columbia Medical Center hospital on October 29, 2013. She was born March 28, 1922 to Vincent Noga and Magdalena Pfeifer. She lived her last 5 years at Mill Creek Living in The Dalles. She ...

Obituary: Merl Stacy Swearingen

The Dalles, Ore.

Merl Stacy Swearingen, passed away on January 3, 2014 just a month shy of his 82nd birthday. Merl was the second born son to Jack and Elna Swearingen on February 11th 1932 in Drain, Oregon. Merl spent his childhood with ...

Obituary: Russell Forrest Wilcox

The Dalles, Ore.

Russell Forrest Wilcox, 86, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon died at home Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Russell was born March 23, 1927 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Gurney and Helen (Varney) Wilcox and was raised and educated there. He ...

Obituary: Robert W. Martin

The Dalles, Ore.

In memory of Robert W. Martin – “Big Bob” – a loving brother, uncle and friend. Big Bob passed away suddenly on January 8, 2014, due to various illnesses. He is survived by his sister Shirley Ganceres and her husband ...

Obituary: Richard Winfield Smith, Jr.

Portland, Ore.

Richard Winfield Smith, Jr., known to most as “Rick,” passed quietly from this life on January 10, 2014 at a hospital in Portland, of natural causes Rick was born November 23, 1948 in Midland, Texas to Richard Winfield Smith and ...

Obituary: Jarvin Jay Whitesell

The Dalles, Ore.

Jarvin Jay Whitesell passed away unexpectedly on January 17 at the age of 47 at his home in The Dalles. He was born in The Dalles on May 26, 1966 to Sylvester B. and Delia Jeannette Whitesell. He graduated from ...

Obituary: Tennille LeAnn LaDouceur

The Dalles, Ore.

Tennille LeAnn LaDouceur passed away on January 17, 2014 at her home in The Dalles, Oregon. Tennille was born October 12, 1976 to Gene and Patricia (Whitaker) LaDouceur. Tennille grew up in Hood River Oregon, attending both private and public ...

Obituary: Ronald Ahlberg

The Dalles, Ore.

Ronald “Ronnybear” Ahlberg died from complications of muscular dystrophy on Jan. 20 at his home in The Dalles, Ore. Ron was born in Straubing, Germany, on July 21, 1955, and immigrated to the United States in 1959 with his mother, ...

Obituary: Buddy Lee Sullenger

Bend, Ore.

Buddy Lee Sullenger passed away December 17, 2013 at a nursing home in Bend, Oregon. Buddy was born July 29, 1936 in Taneyville, Missouri to Opal and Herbert Sullenger. He moved to Odell, Oregon in 1952. There he met and ...

Obituary: Virginia Lee Neal

Wishram, Wa.

God has called home the last of a pair of his favored angels. Tuesday the 14th of January at 11:05 a.m., Virginia Lee Neal passed from this earth into our Heavenly Father's arms. She took her last breath in her ...

Obituary: Eva B. Holcomb

The Dalles, Ore.

Eva B. Holcomb, 96. Passed away in her sleep January 22, 2014. Eva was born November 15, 1917 in Kadoka, South Dakota, the youngest daughter to Charles and Wilamenia Sharp. In April 1937, she and Paul Holcomb were married. Paul ...

Obituary: Wanda deLuna

Wanda deLuna, born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1935 to Ralph Harding and Cora Ritz. She passed away January 11, 2014. She was one of eight children, survived by her sister Fern (Theresa) Harding and her brother Rick Harding both in ...

Obituary: Peggy Louise Dunlap Biggs

Spokane, Wa.

Peggy Louise (Herren) Dunlap Biggs, died December 29, 2013 in Spokane, WA. Peggy was born in Walsh, Colorado to Harrison M. Herren and Mary “Irene” (Friend) Herren, on April 27, 1930. In 1945 the family bought the Gateway café where ...

Obituary: Glenda L. Toop

Yakima, Wa.

Glenda L. Toop, 72, of Yakima, died Thursday, January 23rd. She was born to the late Charles and Elizabeth Hammerstad on Jan. 28, 1941, in Yakima, WA. Glenda is survived by her daughter, Brenda Todahl of Seattle, her son Darrin ...

Obituary: Melissa A. Sayrs

Tigard, Ore.

Melissa A. Sayrs, 54, a former resident of The Dalles and Sherman County communities late of Tigard, died Monday evening, January 20, 2014 at her residence. Private Cremation Rites were held at the Hoyt Crematory in Forest Grove, Oregon. MELISSA ...

Obituary: Joyce Cabreros

Bremerton, Wa.

Joyce Cabreros, 70, a former resident of Sherman County, died Jan. 17, 2014, in Bremerton, Wash. A service is planned Feb. 7 at 1 p.m., at the Faull Renton Funeral Home in Renton, Wash. Burial will follow at Riverton Crest ...

Obituary: Burdette Howard Pickens

The Dalles

Burdette H. Pickens, better known as Pick, a resident of The Dalles passed away on January 29, 2014, at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles at the age of 101. He was born on August 16, 1912 to Velura ...

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Death Notice: Shirley Jean White

Rufus, Ore.

Shirley Jean White, 64, died Dec. 22, 2013, in Rufus, Ore. She was born April 2, 1949, in The Dalles, Ore., to Robert and Bernadine (Lash) Morris. She is survived by her brother Thomas Morris and sister Susan Williams, son ...

Death Notice: Dale Reed Jones

Shelton, Wa.

Dale Reed Jones, 78, a former resident of The Dalles, died Dec. 31, 2013, in Shelton, Wash. McComb and Wagner in Shelton are handling funeral arrangements.

Death Notice: Brian D. Erickson

The Dalles, Ore.

Brian D. Erickson, 59, a former resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Dec. 31, 2013, in Farmington, Wash. He was born Oct. 8, 1954. Services will be Monday, Jan. 6, at 10:30 a.m., at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in ...

Death Notice: Gene A. Lindgren

The Dalles, Ore.

Gene A. Lindgren, 82, died Dec. 28, 2013, at a local care center. A memorial service is set for Saturday, Jan. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Catholic Hall in Dufur.

Death Notice: Audrey L. Clark

The Dalles, Ore.

Audrey L. CLARK, 88, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at a local care facility. Spencer, Libby and Powell.

Death Notice: Robert J. Carsner

The Dalles, Ore.

A viewing for Robert J. Carsner, 73, will be Friday, Jan. 10, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home. A resident of The Dalles, he died Jan. 6, 2014.

Death Notice: Earl Macrum

The Dalles, Ore.

Earl Macrum, 79, born June 4, 1934, died Jan. 1, 2014 at Columbia Basin Care Facility. In The Dalles, Ore. Services will be at the Kingdom Hall off Loop Road in White Salmon, Wash., at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.

Death Notice: Patricia Ferguson

The Dalles, Ore.

Patricia Ferguson,72, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died at home Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Death Notice: Jack Snyder

The Dalles, Ore.

Jack Snyder, 83, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died at home Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Death Notice: Russell Wilcox

The Dalles, Ore.

Russell Wilcox, 86, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died at home Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Death Notice: Harlan Lee Pitts

The Dalles, Ore.

Harlan Lee Pitts, 85, a former resident of Mosier, Ore., died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at the Oregon Veteran’s Home. Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Death Notice: Tennille L. Dunn

The Dalles, Ore.

Tennille L. Dunn, 37, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in The Dalles, Ore. Graveside service will be Saturday, Jan. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at Idlewilde Cemetery followed by a memorial service at noon at the Hood River Alliance Church. Spencer, ...

Death Notice: Eva B. Holcomb

The Dalles, Ore.

Eva B. Holcomb, 96, died peacefully in her sleep Jan. 22, 2014. She was born November 15, 1917 to Charles and Wilamenia (Romm) Sharp. She was married to Paul Holcomb for 44 years. They had three children Wayne, George and ...

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