Obituaries for February 2017

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Obituary: Vurel William Cloninger

Goldendale, Washington

Vurel William Cloninger age 75, passed away on Jan., 26, 2017, at his residence in Goldendale, Wash. Vurel was born in Glen Allen, Mo., to Floyd and Florence Cloninger. <br> He is survived by his wife Nancy J. Evans Cloninger; ...

Obituary: Susan Jean Campbell

Novato, California

Susan Jean Campbell, 57, former The Dalles resident, passed away on Dec. 15, 2016, in Novato, Calif.<br> Susan was born June 25, 1959. Her parents, Dr. John (Jack) and Ramona Campbell raised Susan and her sister Carole in The Dalles, ...

Obituary: Samuel Grant Miller

Samuel Grant Miller was born June 12, 1955, in The Dalles, Ore., to John and Maxine (Benson) Miller. He passed away Jan. 29, 2017, at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Ore. <br> Sam grew up on Fivemile, outside ...

Obituary: Ed Justesen

Ed Justesen, Grass Valley, Ore., passed away on Jan. 11, 2017, at Mid Columbia Medical Center with loving family by his side. He was 84. <br> He was born on March 12, 1932, in Milton-Freewater, Ore., to Harry Justesen and ...

Obituary: Jon Ira Pereira

Richland, Washington

Jon Ira Pereira was born Dec. 7, 1972, in The Dalles, Ore., and died in Richland, Wash., following a brief and unexpected catastrophic illness on Jan. 28, 2017.<br> John is survived by his beloved daughter Danielle Marie Pereira; his mother ...

Obituary: Kenneth Raymond Kelly

Seaside, Oregon

Kenneth Raymond Kelly, 88, of Seaside, Ore., went to be with the Heavenly Father on Jan. 22, 2017. He was born on Dec. 28, 1928, in The Dalles, Ore., to Raymond and Augusta Kelly. He had three older brothers; James, ...

Obituary: Alan R. MacRae

Centerville, Washington

Alan R. MacRae, 57, passed away in his home in Centerville, Wash., Feb. 1, 2017. Alan was born on March 1, 1959, in Moscow, Idaho, to Kenneth and Sandra (Selden) MacRae. He moved to Ellensburg, Wash., at the age of ...

Obituary: Alex Paul Maney

The Dalles, Oregon

Alex Paul Maney, son of Patrick and Jennifer Maney, was born Aug. 2, 2001, in Hood River, Ore. <br> He spent his 15 years riding four wheelers, rafting the Deschutes and cheering on his brothers when he wasn’t on the ...

Obituary: Nicholas Davitt

Portland, Oregon

Nicholas “Nick” Davitt, a former resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Sunday, Feb., 5, 2017, at his home in Portland, Ore.<br> He was born, Nov., 7, 1992, in Bremerton, Wash., to Joseph A. Davvit and Billie Jo Rose Scott. He ...

Obituary: Earlene Mae Gibson

Earlene Mae Gibson (Bartholomew) was born June 25, 1933, in Alva, Okla., to Fred Earl Bartholomew and Grace May Mallory. She died on Jan., 30, 2017, at 83 years. She was the oldest of eight children. <br> Earlene moved to ...

Obituary: James Patrick McGrath

James Patrick (Pat) McGrath left this world and moved on to reunite with his wife in Heaven on Feb. 6, 2017. Pat had a chance to see and visit with all six of his kids and most of his grandkids ...

Obituary: Arlen Dean Williams

Arlen Dean Williams passed from this life with his family surrounding him on Feb. 4, 2017. Born June 27, 1933, he was 83 years old. Arlen lived his entire life in the Hood River Valley. His parents were Orville and ...

Obituary: John Roy Speer

The Dalles, Oregon

John R. Speer was born Nov. 30, 1917, in Mason, Okla., to John R. and Oma Gibson Speer. He was the youngest of four children; Robert, Elsie Mae, Iva Marie, and John. John graduated from Mason High School in 1936. ...

Obituary: Robert Lee Stanek

Puyallup, Washington

Robert (Bobby) Lee Stanek was born Sept. 15, 1934, in the Dalles, Ore., to Jesse and Mae Stanek. He passed away at home Jan. 30, 2017, in Puyallup, Wash.<br> Bob graduated from The Dalles High School in 1956, where he ...

Obituary: Eilene Garlen Brown

Portland, Oregon

Eilene Garlen Brown, a long time resident of Portland, Ore., died on Jan. 12, 2017. She was 88. <br> Eilene was born in Dufur, Ore., on July 23, 1927, to Everett Loren and Vena Estella (Gardner) Winnett. Her early years ...

Obituary: Opal Karametos Groce

Portland, Oregon

Opal Karametos Groce, a resident of Portland, Oregon died February 17, 2017.<br> Opal was born in The Dalles, Oregon on April 3, 1922 to Peter and Eunice (Squires) Karametos.<br> Opal grew up in The Dalles and married Leland David Groce ...

Obituary: Frank Marian Whitesell

In Loving Memory of Frank Marian Whitesell.<br> Frank Marian Whitesell was born June 12, 1941 to Sylvester and Loucille Whitesell in The Dalles, Oregon. He was the 5th born of 8 children. Frank was a graduate of Maupin High School. ...

Obituary: Audrey Jane Franklin

Tygh Valley, Oregon

Audrey was born Jan. 27, 1923. She was the second child born of four to Mack and Judy Carpenter. She grew up in and around Minneapolis, N.C. <br> Audrey married Arlon Franklin on Dec. 12, 1943, in Linville County, N.C. ...

Obituary: Greta E. Dunsmore

St. Ignatius, Montana

Greta E. Dunsmore, 82, passed away in St. Ignatius, Mont., on Feb. 12, 2017. She was born August 24, 1934, in The Dalles, Ore., and she was raised by Norvil and Fay Cochran and Oren Turner. <br> Greta lived in ...

Obituary: Margaret Elizabeth (Brock) Pentecost

The Dalles, Oregon

Margaret Elizabeth (Brock) Pentecost was born May 29, 1925, in Dover, Idaho, to Ursus and Helen Brock. She was the oldest of three daughters, with younger sisters Edith and Mary.<br> Margaret spent her teenage years in Kinzua, a lumber town ...

Obituary: Carolyn Jean Sherwood

Carolyn Jean Sherwood died on February 20, 2017, age 73, of natural causes. She is survived by her son, Joey Sherwood, his wife, Seana Sherwood and their three children, Austin Sherwood, Austin Kuehnl and Averie Kuehnl, and her brother, Dwain ...

Obituary: Aaron Tyler Davis

Aaron was a gentle soul, who had a beautiful, loyal and responsible nature. He was a humble, loving and strong man.<br> As a kid, Aaron loved Legos, video games and army guys. He loved Star Wars completely and was an ...

Obituary: Michael George Lynn

Michael "Mike" George Lynn was born on May 7, 1955, in Astoria, Ore. His love for family and nature kept him along the Columbia River of Oregon his whole life. Mike has lived in Astoria, Clatskanie, Rainier, Mosier and The ...

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