Obituaries for September 2014


Obituary: Delpha Sawtell

The Dalles, Ore.

Delpha Theral Sawtell (Blaylock) “Del” passed away on August 7 at the age of 103 yrs old. Del was born on July 21, 1911 in Orchards Washington to Ernest Raymond and Mabel Gertrude Blaylock (Heaton). Delpha was preceded in death ...

Obituary: Thomas D. Henry

The Dalles, Ore.

Thomas D. Henry, 85, died peacefully at an assisted living facility in The Dalles on Sept 12, 2014. He was born on July 19, 1929 in Friendsville,TN to Obie and Carrie Blair Henry. Tom began his career in the newspaper ...

Obituary: Douglas Lee Talley

Parkdale, Ore.

Douglas Lee “Doug” Talley passed away Friday, September 19, 2014 at his home in Parkdale, Oregon. He was surrounded by his close friends and family. He was 64 years at the time of his passing. Doug was born February 19, ...

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Death Notice: Larry W. O'Neall

The Dalles, Ore.

Larry W. O'Neall, 72, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon died Sunday, September 21, 2014 at a local care center. Arrangements are pending at Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home.


Obituary: Gregory Robert Gale

Corvallis, Ore.

Gregory Robert Gale, age 60, died peacefully on September 6, 2014 from a cerebral hemorrhage, a complication of a brain tumor that he was diagnosed with one month prior. Greg was born July 10, 1954 in The Dalles, Oregon to ...

Obituary: Inez Ruth Gilhousen

The Dalles, Ore.

Inez Gilhousen, a lifelong resident of The Dalles, passed away at a local assisted living facility where friends and family had gathered Friday night, September 13, 2014, not quite a month after her 94th birthday. Born at the home of ...

Obituary: James O. Benton

Springfield, Ore.

James O. Benton passed away September 6, 2014 at his home in Springfield, OR. He was born on April 2, 1928 in Council Bluffs, IA to Leonard and Alice (Davisson) Benton. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, ...

Obituary: Nancy L. Elle

The Dalles, Ore.

Nancy L. Elle of The Dalles passed away August 20, 2014 in Ontario, OR. She was born in Portland, OR, to Louis and Flora Ritchey on July 8, 1944. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, she lived her life for ...

Obituary: Mary Frances Fax

The Dalles, Ore.

Mary Frances Fax, 90, a long-time resident of The Dalles area, died in Mid-Columbia Medical Center Sunday Sept. 7 after suffering a fall at her home the previous day. In addition to being a farm wife for more than 60 ...

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Death Notice: Inez R. Gilhousen

The Dalles, Ore.

Inez R. Gilhousen, 94, a resident of The Dalles, Ore.,died Saturday, Sept.13, 2014. Arrangements are pending at Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Malcolm Lafrenz

The Dalles, Ore.

A Celebration of Life for Malcom ‘Joe’ Lafrenz, who died Aug. 29, will be Sept. 20, from 4-6 p.m. at Spooky’s Pizza, 3320 W. Sixth Street. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided and those who wish to order dinner ...


Obituary: Antonio Barajas

Rufus, Ore.

Antonio (Tony) Barajas of Rufus, OR passed away September 8, 2014, in The Dalles. He was born August 30, 1987, in Goldendale, WA, to Cheryl Wason. He grew up in the loving community of Rufus. He met the love of ...

Obituary: Ronald Roy Robertson

The Dalles, Ore.

Ronald Roy Robertson of The Dalles, 78, died on September 6, 2014. He was born to Roy and Eula Robertson on July 14, 1936. He attended Newport High School, and was in the US Army for 30 years, and the ...

Obituary: Maxine Jerene Enterline

Round, Rock, Tx.

A third-generation Southern Oregonian, Maxine was born and raised in Lee Valley, Oregon. Her ancestors were part of the founding pioneers of Lee Valley when it was known as The French Settlement. Her parents are the late Mac Wesley Gant ...

Obituary: Eileen Isabelle Cullen Kasnick

The Dalles, Ore.

Eileen “Liz” Isabelle (Cullen) Kasnick left our earthly presence August 29, 2014, at the age of 84. She passed away peacefully with her loving husband at her side. Eileen was born one of six children on November 5, 1928 at ...

Obituary: Shane Carl Lemarr

The Dalles, Ore.

Shane Carl Lemarr, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon, lost his long time battle with cancer at his home in the company of his family on September 1, 2014. Shane was born in The Dalles on March 28, 1971. He ...

Obituary: Malcom Joe Lafrenz

Malcom “Joe” Lafrenz died August 29, 2014 at MCMC after complications resulting from an accident on August 26, 2014. He was born on April 16, 1943 to Carl and Mable (Mosolf) Lafrenz in Clyde, ND. Joe was the sixth child ...

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Death Notice: Modena Mabel Carleton

The Dalles, ORe.

MODENA MABEL CARLETON, 84, died Aug. 29, 2014. Her celebration of life service will be Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. at Spencer Libby and Powell with a reception following at The Cherry Park Grange from 2 to 4 p.m.


Obituary: David Michael Palmer

The Dalles, Ore.

David Michael Palmer, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon died at home Tuesday, September 2, 2014 of kidney disease. David was born on July 15, 1966 in The Dalles, Oregon to parents, Phyllis Palmer Betschart, and his deceased father, Robert ...

Obituary: Linda Jean Couch Hall

The Dalles, Ore.

Linda Jean (Couch) Hall, passed away at the age of 63, in Maui, Hawaii on August 5, 2014, where she was vacationing with her sister and a good friend. Linda was born in Hayward, California, on December 3, 1950, to ...


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