Obituaries for April 2015


Obituary: Joan Gates-Shannon

Orondo, Wa.

Our dear beloved mother, Joan Gates-Shannon passed away peacefully with her family by her side on March 20, 2015. She was born on December 2, 1930 to Arthur and Lorna Howard in Portland, Ore. She was preceeded in death by ...

Obituary: Mildred Marie Brace

The Dalles, Ore.

Mildred “Millie” Marie Brace, of The Dalles, Ore., passed away on April 20, 2015 at the age of 84. Born on June 21, 1930 in Lincoln, Ark., she is preceded in death by her father James Elmer Pennel, mother Lena ...

Obituary: Elvis Rich

Sandy, Ore.

Elvis passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home in Sandy Ore., where he resided for the last 8 years. Born on the family ranch in Wasco, Ore., he was the oldest of three. He grew up helping farm wheat. He ...

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Death Notice: Robert E. Goolsby

The Dalles, Ore.

Robert E. Goolsby, 78, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home in care of arrangements.


Obituary: Thomas J. Connolly

Beaverton, Ore.

Most Reverend Thomas J. Connolly, 92, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Baker died April 24, 2015 at Maryville Nursing Home in Beaverton, Ore. Bishop Connolly was ordained a priest April 8, 1947 for the Diocese of Reno, Nevada. He ...

Obituary: William K. Logue

Cascade Locks, Ore.

William K. Logue, 81, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 at his home in Cascade Locks, Ore. He was born Jan. 1, 1934. Services are planned for 11 a.m., Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Cascade Locks Community Church, 5 ...

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Death Notice: Guy T. LeBreton

Milwaukie, Ore.

Guy T. LeBreton, 42, a resident of Milwaukie, Ore, died in Goldendale, Wash., April 21, 2015. Services will be held Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions to ...


Obituary: F. Jadine Alberty

The Dalles, Ore.

Jadine Alberty passed away on April 20, 2015 in The Dalles, Ore. She was born to W. Robert & Freda (Anderson) Haynes on June 29, 1929 in Tulsa, Okla. Jadine married Melvin W. Alberty on March 8, 1948, in Grove, ...

Obituary: Earnest Garrison

The Dalles, Ore.

Earnest Garrison, 84, passed away April 14, 2015 at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles with his son Perry by his side. Earnest was born May 22, 1930 to Jerry William & Nellie Karrick Garrison in Carlinville, Ill. He ...

Obituary: Linda Malinda Matilda Emma Volberding Johnson

Dallesport, Wa.

Linda M. Johnson was born in Devol, Oklahoma on February 22, 1915 and passed away peacefully at her home in Dallesport, Washington on February 22, 2015 at 8: 30 a.m., her 100th birthday. She enjoyed internet surfing, sewing, cooking, and ...

Obituary: Rustin R. Kimsey

The Dalles, Ore.

A sixth generation Oregonian, Rustin R. Kimsey was born on June 20, 1935 in Bend, Oregon to Lauren Chamness Kimsey and Lois Elena (Moorhead) Kimsey. He died at home on April 10, 2015 at the age of 79. . Educated ...

Obituary: Vonna May Anderson

The Dalles, Ore.

Vonna May Anderson, 85, of The Dalles, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday March 28, 2015 at MCMC. She was born in her grandparents’ home in Wamic, Ore., on March 14, 1930 to Harry Lloyd and Alda ...

Obituary: Lena Marie Edwards

The Dalles, Ore.

Lena Marie Edwards, age 53 died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday March 31, 2015 from complications of cancer. She is now free of pain! Lena was born Nov 4, 1961 to Eloise (Snow) (Edwards) Duarte and ...

Obituary: Hazel Lavina Langtry

Portland, Ore.

Hazel Lavina Langtry was born November 8, 1916, to Bernard and Lottie Mulkins in The Dalles, Ore. She spent her childhood with her family in Dufer. She died Feb. 19, 2015, in Portland. She was the first girl in a ...

Obituary: Bradley Demro Fancher

Vancouver, Wa.

Bradley Demro Fancher passed away on February 26, 2015. He was born on April 27, 1920 to Harlan and Leila Fancher. After graduating from The Dalles High School, Brad attended and graduated from the University of Oregon, where he was ...

Obituary: Carolyn Wilks

The Dalles, Ore.

Carolyn Wilks passed away on Monday, April 6th, surrounded by her loving family. Carolyn Brandau was born December 17, 1918 in Evansville, Ind. She was the third child born to Henry and Margaret (Stinchfield) Brandau. The family moved to Richmond, ...

Obituary: Andrew Neil Pontow

The Dalles, Ore.

Andrew Neil Pontow, 58, of The Dalles, Ore., died April 6, 2015. A celebration of his life will be held at noon Sunday, April 12, 2015, at 4727 Simonelli Road in The Dalles, Ore. Everyone is welcome. Pontow was born ...

Obituary: Larry Allan Shannon

The Dalles, Ore.

Larry Allan Shannon, 67, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away peacefully at The Oregon Veteran’s Home Friday, April 3, 2015. Larry was born March 5, 1948 in Yakima, Wash., the second of three children to James and Pearl ...

Obituary: Peggy Howe

The Dalles, Ore.

Peggy Howe (93), passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family April 1, 2015. Peggy was born in 1922 in Portland, Ore., to Frances and Vaneer Howard. She had one brother, Arden, who was eight years older, since deceased. ...

Obituary: Scott Everett Peterson

Maupin, Ore.

Scott Everett Peterson, 37, a resident of Maupin died March 16, 2015. Scott was born December 22, 1977 in Torrance, Calif., to Virgil (Mick) and Linda (Page) Peterson. He was raised and educated in Euless, Texas. Scott moved to Maupin, ...


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