Obituaries for January 2014


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 ...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 ...

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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 ...


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: 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: 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 ...

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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, ...


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 ...

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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.


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 ...


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