Obituaries for July 2017

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Obituary: Shannon Lee Lindell

Aurora, Oregon

Shannon Lee Lindell of Aurora, Ore., died peacefully at the age of 65 on July 18, 2017. Shannon was born in Blackfoot, Idaho, on Dec. 15, 1951, to Lorenzo and Joann Kimball. She grew up in The Dalles, Ore., where ...

Obituary: Joshua Michael Parke

The Dalles, Oregon

Joshua Michael Parke, 36, from The Dalles, re., passed away unexpectedly while scuba diving in the Hood Canal. Josh was born in Tacoma, Wash., to Vincent Parke and Shirley (Rohrbaugh) Johnson. From the first moment Josh’s dad held him he ...

Obituary: Barbara Kay Olson Hickerson Kiser

The Dalles, Oregon

Barbara Kay Olson Hickerson Kiser 72, was born on Jan. 16, 1945, in The Dalles Ore., and passed away at her home in The Dalles on July 3, 2017. Barb attended the one room schoolhouse in Petersburg for a time. ...

Obituary: LeMoine Emery Bittinger

Lyle, Washington

LeMoine (Lee) Emery Bittinger of Lyle, Wash., passed away peacefully July 18, 2017, in his home surrounded by family. He was 78 years old. Lee will always be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, enthusiastic elk hunter, and a passionate ...

Obituary: Dawna May Rose

Heaven received another angel, Dawna May Rose. She left this world June 23, 2017, surrounded by family in Seaside, Ore. Dawna was born to Vernon and Madge Lauzon on July 24, 1962, in Hood River, Ore. She is preceded in ...

Obituary: James Edmund MacMillan Jr.

Mosier, Oregon

“Headin’ down the road” was a common theme in Jim’s original songs, but the metaphor became reality on July 7, 2017, when he was taken by aggressive, fast-moving cancer. Jim, born James Edmund MacMillan, Jr., to Jim Sr., and Vergie ...

Obituary: R. L. Ensminger

Rick was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., where his parents had worked packing their horses into the mountains and Pikes Peak. In the winter, they moved their horses by train to Tucson, Ariz. Soon after, the family moved to Fresno, ...

Obituary: Ricky Eugene Elliott

The Dalles, Oregon

Ricky Eugene Elliott peacefully passed away in his home Thursday, July 6, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father Donald Elliott, mother, Vivian Botel (Farmer), and sister, Cheryl Morgan. Surviving siblings are Debra Speck, Devan Botel, Troy Botel, ...

Obituary: Gwendolyn Jeanne Pellissier

Gwendolyn was born to Thomas and Thelma Bullion. She was preceded in death by her brother Charles Bullion. She is survived by her daughter Lynne Tingstrom; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Gwen enjoyed golfing and was a member ...

Obituary: Fred Akita

The Dalles, Oregon

Fred Akita, 88, passed away, June 22, 2017, at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles Ore., from a stroke. He was a longtime resident of Dallesport, Wash. He is survived by a sister, Wasco Fujiwara (Bend); daughters, DeeAnn (Jon), ...

Obituary: Leo Allen Deg Sr.

The Dalles, Oregon

Leo Allen Deg Sr. passed away Friday June 30, in The Dalles, Oregon, surrounded by family. He was born in Yakima, Washington, on June 4, 1938, to Ferdinand Deg and Phyllis King, Leo was the youngest of five siblings. At ...

Obituary: Jason Michael DeGeus

Jason Michael DeGeus was born November 3, 1991, in Hood River, Ore. He died June 18, 2017, as the result of a tragic automobile accident near Mosier, Ore. Jason was raised in Odell, Ore., where he attended Mid-Valley Elementary and ...

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