Obituaries for December 2015

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Obituary: Jean R. Long

Moro, Oregon

Jean R. Long, a resident of Moro, Oregon died Sunday, November 22, 2015 in The Dalles, Ore. She was 84 years of age.<br> Jean, the last of two sisters and five brothers, was born April 30, 1931 in McCredie, Wash., ...

Obituary: Janet Marie Showalter

Dallesport, Washington

Janet Marie “Bonneprise” Showalter, 76, passed away November 24, 2015, at home in Dallesport, Wash., with her family by her side. Janet was born January 14, 1939, on a farm in Clatskanie, Ore., to Louis and Alice (O’Keefe) Bonneprise. The ...

Obituary: Larry B. Hull

Tygh Valley, Oregon

Larry Hull was born on June 12, 1944 to Ruby (Baker) Hull and Burton S. Hull. Larry grew up in the Tygh Valley area and graduated from Wasco County Union High in 1962. After graduation he worked for the family ...

Obituary: Mary Faye Downey

The Dalles, Oregon

Mary Faye Downey was born in Joplin, Mo., on June 25, 1924, the second child of Walter and Nettie Miller. She spent her childhood years in Arizona before moving to Grandview, Wash., with her mother and two sisters, Vesta Lee ...

Obituary: Virginia L. Sherman

Virginia L. “Ginger” Sherman, 70, a resident of Tygh Valley, Ore., died November 23, 2015 at a local hospital.<br> Ginger was born August 3, 1945 in Portland, Ore., the younger of two children to John G. and Mildred Marie (Arnold) ...

Obituary: Wayne Douglas Huskey

Mosier, Oregon

Wayne Douglas Huskey went home to be with his Lord on October 22, 2015. He was born July 29, 1945 to John W. and Mabel J. Huskey, second youngest of 11 children. Wayne made his mark in this world from ...

Obituary: Duane Elmer Anderson

The Dalles, Oregon

Duane Elmer Anderson, 87, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away November 12, 2015 at a local hospital.<br> Duane was born in Fergus Falls, Minn., on October 8, 1928 the eldest of three children to Oscar and Christine (Fredeen) ...

Obituary: Sharon G. Craft

Dufur, Oregon

Sharon G. Craft, long time resident of (Center Ridge), Dufur, died at a local care facility at the age of 79. She was born September 10, 1936 in North Bend, Ore., to Esther (Manilla) and Frederick McCulloch. She was a ...

Obituary: George Robert Alexander

Dufur, Oregon

George Robert "Bob" Alexander, a resident of Dufur, passed away due to complications from cancer on December 2, 2015 at the Mid Columbia Medical Center. <br> Bob was born on February 21, 1951 in The Dalles. He was the oldest ...

Obituary: Larry Lee Taylor

The Dalles, Oregon

Larry Lee Taylor, 82, passed away at his home in The Dalles, Ore., on November 28, 2015. He was born in Dufur, Ore., to Vera Lillian (Vogel) and Malcolm Harvey Taylor on October 30, 1933. Larry served in the United ...

Obituary: Mary Toda Imai

Hood River, Oregon

Mary Toda Imai died in Hood River, Oregon on Saturday, November 28, 2015. She was born June 1st, 1925 in The Dallas, Oregon and was 90 years of age at the time of her passing.<br> Mary grew up in The ...

Obituary: Donald Theodore von Borstel

The Dalles, Oregon

Donald Theodore von Borstel was born May 26, 1921 west of Kent, Ore. He was the oldest of 6 children born to Ted and Millie von Borstel. He died in The Dalles, Ore., on December 6, 2015 at his apartment ...

Obituary: Bion Whitehouse Jr.

Longtime Madras and The Dalles area resident Bion Stacy Whitehouse died peacefully in his sleep November 12, 2015 at the Evergreen Hospice Center in Albany, Ore.<br> Stacy was born June 22, 1925, in Auburn, Wash., to parents Bion Stacy Whitehouse, ...

Obituary: Janice Marie Hunter

Janice Marie Hunter, age 60, passed away Tuesday December 8th, 2015. She was born to Calvin Ezell Hunter and Alta June Case on October 24, 1955.<br> Janice Hunter is survived by her five children Corwin McCabe, Ryan McCabe, Jeffrey Brace, ...

Obituary: Gloria Jean Smith

Tygh Valley, Oregon

Gloria Jean (Wright) Smith of Tygh Valley, Ore., died peacefully with her faith in God strong and her family at her side on December 1, 2015.<br> She is survived by her loving family – husband of 48 years Glenn Arthur ...

Obituary: Bettie Romaine

Portland, Oregon

Bettie Romaine, age 93, a longtime resident of Portland, Ore., died December 7, 2015 at The Springs at Mill Creek assisted living facility in The Dalles.<br> Bettie was born in Elma, Wash., on August 10, 1922, the oldest of two ...

Obituary: L. Esther Childers

Esther is survived by her two sons, William and Monica Childers, and Tom and Mary Childers; son-in-law, Neal R. Harth, Grandchildren, Dawn Anderson, Deana Confer, Bryan Childers, Bryce Childers, Katheryn Childers; 7 Great grandchildren, 5 Great Great grandchildren. <br> Esther ...

Obituary: Chester Arthur Johnson

The Dalles, Oregon

Chester Arthur “Chet” Johnson, 77, a long-time resident of The Dalles, OR passed away December 13, 2015 in Vancouver, WA after a courageous journey with Alzheimer’s disease. <br> Chet was born June 6, 1938 in Miller, South Dakota to Arthur ...

Obituary: Rudolph William Johnson

Rudolph William Johnson went to be with the Lord, December 10, 2015.<br> Bill was born in Detroit Michigan March 16, 1917 to Matt and Ida Laulainen. His youth was spent in northern Minnesota fishing and hunting and working on the ...

Obituary: Lyla Marie Major

The Dalles, Oregon

Lyla Marie Major, age 89, died on Dec. 7th 2015 in The Dalles, OR at MCMC surrounded by her family. She passed away peacefully following a heart attack. <br> Lyla was born in Strongfield, Saskatchewan, Canada and moved to Wisconsin ...

Obituary: Myrtle Flaman Petersen

Our sweet mother, Myrtle Flaman Petersen left us on November 25, 2015, to be with her heavenly father. She was one of God’s sweetest creations. We were so very fortunate she was chosen to be in our family for almost ...

Obituary: Martha Jean Usatine

The Dalles, Oregon

Martha Jean Usatine, 71, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon since 2002 died at home December 11, 2015.<br> Martha was born August 4, 1944 in St. Paul, Minnesota the fourth of four children to Wilbur and Rose Milton. She was ...

Obituary: Jacqueline Phyllis Greene

The Dalles, Oregon

Jacqueline P. “Jackie” Greene, former long-time resident of The Dalles, Oregon, passed away in Molalla, Oregon, on December 12, 2015. She was 94 years young.<br> Jackie was born on July 28, 1921, in Lincoln, New Hampshire to Edward and Alberta ...

Obituary: Darryl G. Edwards

The Dalles, Oregon

Darryl G. Edwards died in The Dalles, Oregon on December 10, 2015 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was husband of Bonnie (Chinn) Edwards and the father to two adult daughters. <br> Born in Bend, OR January 26, ...

Obituary: Ronald Dewey Thompson

Moro, Oregon

Ronald Dewey Thompson, 63, from Moro passed away on December 16th, 2015 surrounded with the love of his family and friends. Ron was a vibrant and creative force. The truly unforgettable Ron could - and would- strike up an easy ...

Obituary: Elizabeth Mae McLenon

Lorida, Florida

Elizabeth Mae (Juhnke) McLenon, 90, passed away December 20th, 2015.<br> She was born on July 24, 1925, in Wasco, Oregon, being the first born child of Arthur and Helen (Striker) Juhnke. She was the wife of the late Wendell F. ...

Obituary: Larry Ellsworth Hubbell

The Dalles, Oregon

Larry Ellsworth Hubbell passed away December 9, 2015 in The Dalles, Oregon.<br> Larry was born to Bill & Beulah Hubbell on December 28, 1939 in Newberg, Oregon.<br> Larry attended Newberg Schools until he moved to Maupin his sophomore year. He ...

Obituary: Alao Litia Heka

The Dalles, Oregon

It is with heavy hearts that Mr. and Mrs. Taliaoa Taefu Taisi Samoauatasi announce the passing of their precious daughter, Alao Litia Heka.<br> Litia passed peacefully in the care of her parents December 11, 2015.<br> Tia was a selfless and ...

Obituary: Peter Thomas Kingsley

White Salmon, Washington

Peter Thomas Kingsley was born to Marguerite (Chapman) and John Lloyd Kingsley in Teaneck, New Jersey on July 6, 1954. The family moved to Glendale, California in 1957. It was here, at age 15, where he first met Paula Joan ...

Obituary: Clarence Chris Brace

Terrebonne, Oregon

Clarence Chris Brace, 92, a resident of Terrebonne, OR, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 in the town of Quartzsite, AZ, where he loved spending his winters. He loved the warm weather, wonderful friends, and great music in Quartzsite. ...

Obituary: Ronald Dewey Thompson

Moro, Oregon

Ronald Dewey Thompson was born November 20th, 1952 in The Dalles, OR. The son of Sharon Chard and Donald Thompson and brother of Karen Umemoto, Susan Thompson, and Janice Mellinger. Ron was a free spirit at an early age and ...

Obituary: Curtis Ray Ward Sr.

The Dalles, Oregon

Curtis Ray Ward, Sr. “Curt”, 78, of The Dalles, Ore., died Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 11:14 a.m. at Portland Adventist Hospital.<br> Curt is survived by his son, Curtis Ray Ward, Jr. “Ray” and his wife Devinn; two grandchildren, Tyson ...

Obituary: Perry Edward Johnson

The Dalles, Oregon

Perry Edward Johnson, 78 of The Dalles, OR died peacefully October 31, 2015 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, Ore., after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family.<br> He is survived by his precious Patty, wife of 38 ...

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