Obituaries for May 2014


Obituary: Tyler James Fisher

Portland, Ore.

Tyler James Fisher died accidently in Portland on May 15, 2014. He is survived by his father, Michael March Fisher and his mother, Vandi Kaye Ellett Fisher, and his only sibling, a sister, Rachel Lee Fisher. Other survivors include his ...

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Sharyn Anderson

The Dalles, Ore.

A service in loving memory of the life of Sharyn Anderson will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2.p.m. at The Dalles First United Methodist Church. In the 23 years Sharyn spent in The Dalles, she made many friends, participated ...


Obituary: Christine R. Finley

Toppenish, Wa.

Christine R. "Tiny" Finley (81) of Toppenish passed away on Saturday May 24, 2014 in Wapato. She was born in White Swan on September 10, 1932 to Alfred and Sophia (Hoptowit) Blodgett. Christine was raised and educated in White Swan ...

Obituary: Doris H. Benedict

The Dalles, Ore.

Doris H. Benedict, 76 of The Dalles, Oregon, passed away on May 22, 2014 at The Springs at Mill Creek. Doris was born on January 12, 1938, in Tygh Valley, Oregon, to Charles Engel and Hazel Benton Engel. Doris completed ...

Obituary: Mary Ann Justesen

Grass Valley, Ore.

Mary Ann Justesen was born June 6th, 1942, to Charles Wade Powell and Mary Bell Edith Buchholz in Bellingham, Washington. She passed away on May 6th, 2014, at her home of 46 years, with her loving family by her side. ...

Obituary: Charles Leroy Denley

Moro, Ore.

My sweetheart, Charles, went home to be with our Lord. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Leah; his five sons, Danny (Rhonda), Rodney (Lynda), Bradford, Robert, and Charles (Laura); his brother, Donald Marlis of Gilbert, Arizona; his ...

Obituary: L. Florence Chandler

Hood River, Ore.

L. Florence Chandler passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Parkhurst Place of Hood River, Oregon. Florence was born on July 9, 1924 and was 89 years of age at her passing. Florence was born in Haynes, North ...

Obituary: Merle Marshall

Dufur, Ore.

Merle Marshall, 91, a resident of Dufur, OR, died of cancer at home, Friday, May 9, 2014. He was born in Estacada, OR, the younger son of Frank and Carrie (Davis) Marshall. He grew up in the hills above Estacada ...

Death Notice

Death Notice: Freeman D. Pope

Riverbank, Ca.

Freeman “Shorty” Pope, 83, a former resident of Dufur, Ore., died April 24, 2014, in a care facility in Riverbank, Calif. He served in Germany during the Korean War. After discharge, he married Ann Holt. He is survived by his ...


Obituary: Joseph Spurek

The Dalles, Ore.

Joe was born in Wilbur, Neb. on June 18, 1928, to Joseph and Josephine Spurek, the fourth of four children and lived until May 7, 2014. He attended school in Wilbur, had one year of college and then went into ...

Obituary: Steven Earl Jepsen

Redmond, Ore.

Steven Earl Jepsen, 62, a former resident of The Dalles, Ore., died May 12th, 2014, in Redmond, Ore. He was born Jan. 31, 1952 in Pendleton, Ore., to Earl and Frances Jepson, now deceased. He was an avid fisherman, lifelong ...

Obituary: Barbara Sue Wilkerson

The Dalles, Ore.

Barbara Sue “Bobbie” Wilkerson, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon died at home May 6, 2014. She was 76 years of age. Barbara was born October 7, 1937 in Farmington, New Mexico the oldest of five children to Dyke and ...

Obituary: Melvin Roy Schwark

Wasco, Ore.

Melvin Roy Schwark, a resident of Wasco, Oregon formerly of Lyle, Washington died May 9, 2014. Mel was born in Wisconsin to Lucille Beneke and Clarence Schwark Sr. on June 9, 1949 and was 64 at the time of his ...

Obituary: Cheryl Rae Hammer Jones

The Dalles, Ore.

Cheryl (Chere) Rae Hammer Jones, 64, a resident of The Dalles, passed away at Providence St. Vincent’s Hospital in Beaverton, Oregon, on Saturday, May 03, 2014, surrounded by her family and is now with Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior. ...

Obituary: Gerald Dean Frost

The Dalles, Ore.

Jerry Frost, 82, died at the Oregon Veteran's Home in The Dalles on April 9, 2014. He was born September 24, 1931 in Southard, Oklahoma. He is preceded in death by his parents, Martha and Chester Frost, 1 niece, Geri ...

Death Notice

Death Notice: Cheryl White

Tygh Valley, Ore.

Cheryl White, 63, a resident of Tygh Valley, Ore., died at home Friday, May 9, 2014. Spencer, Libby and Powell

Death Notice: Merle Marshall

Dufur, Ore.

Merle Marshall, 91, a resident of Dufur, Ore., died at home Friday, May 9, 2014. Spencer, Libby and Powell

Death Notice: Melvin Roy Schwark

Wasco, Ore.

Melvin Roy Schwark, 64, a resident of Wasco, Ore., formerly of Lyle, Wash., died May 9, 2014. Mel was born in Wisconsin to Lucille Beneke and Clarence Schwark Sr. on June 9, 1949. Mel served in the United States Air ...


Obituary: Darrel Ray Wolff

Dufur, Ore.

Darrel Ray Wolff, 56, a loyal family man and friend peacefully passed away surrounded by loved ones May 3, 2014 in Dufur, Oregon. Always quick with a "yes" and a smile, Darrel was ready to step up and help. He ...

Death Notice

Death Notice: Theodore Karl Weber

The Dalles, Ore.

Theodore “Ted” Karl Weber, 90, died Thursday, May 8, at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles, Ore. He was born Oct. 26, 1923, in Odell, Ore., to Walter and Sylvia (Jones) Weber. A celebration of life is at 1 ...


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