Obituaries for June 2017

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Obituary: Douglas L. Waters

The Dalles, Oregon

Doug was 65, of The Dalles, Ore., and passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. Doug was born in Moscow, Idaho, to John M. and Patricia A. (Schultz) Waters. He grew up in Spokane, Wash., where he ...

Obituary: Doris Jane Alley

Doris went to join her savior after a long and happy life. She died at St. Charles Hospital in Bend, Ore. Doris was born in Mitchell (Scottsbluff, County) Neb. She was the fifth of 6six children born to Purl and ...

Obituary: Joseph H. Greiner Jr.

Joesph H. Greiner Jr. of Portland, Ore., passed away on May 23, 2017 at the age of 58. Joe was born and raised in The Dalles, Ore., graduating from Wahtonka High School in 1977. Joe did what he loved for ...

Obituary: Donna Niswender Schnell

Maupin, Oregon

Donna Niswender Schnell of The Dalles, Ore., passed away at home May 23, 2017, with her beloved children by her side. Donna was born in The Dalles, the third of three daughters to Don and Dorothy Niswender on October 12, ...

Obituary: Bertha Dianna Ball

Canby, Oregon

Bertha Dianna Ball, 85, passed away on May 15, 2017, in Canby, Ore. She was born on March 7, 1932, to Oley and Vera (Cline) Iverson in Riverton, Neb. Her family moved to Oregon when she was 5. She married ...

Obituary: Walton Adair Lindley

Wamic, Oregon

Walton Adair Lindley, 78, a long time resident of Wamic, Ore., lost his valiant battle with cancer and passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born in Maupin, Ore., to Melvin and Eudith (Minks) ...

Obituary: Hilda Duran

The Dalles, Oregon

Due to complications of CREST Syndrome, Fred “Rocky” Duran lost his wife of 43 years and Rena (Greg) Hunley, Debra and Jimmie Copple lost their mother. Born in Fayetteville, N.C., to Wilber and Mary Jane Grant. She had six other ...

Obituary: Darlene Joan Luebke

Darlene passed away at the age of 80. She was born in Chicago, Ill., to Frances and Florence (Fletcher) Harrison. She was the youngest of three children. Darlene married Harold Luebke on Oct, 10, 1956, in Chicago. They had three ...

Obituary: Louanna Marie Flint

The Dalles, Oregon

Louanna Marie passed away on June 4, 2017, at The Springs at Mill Creek in The Dalles, Ore. Louanna Marie Grossmiller was born July 4, 1921 in Beavercreek Ore., to Frank and Mary Louise (Mayfield) Grossmiller. At the age of ...

Obituary: Arlene Hazel Wetmore Baldwin O'Conner

Arlene O’Conner passed away June 9, 2017, at her home, where she wanted to be, so she could look out at her cows, the deer and turkeys in the field. Arlene loved having her family together for meals, picnics and ...

Obituary: Bessie Henricks

Albany, Oregon

Bessie Helen Tennyson was born on April 15, 1915, in Blair, Wisc., to Laura (Anderson) and John Tennyson. She was the third child in what was to become a family of 10 children. She passed away in Albany, Ore., as ...

Obituary: John Paul Martin

The Dalles, Oregon

John Paul Martin, 79, passed away on June 6, 2017, in The Dalles, Ore., saying a short and beautiful goodbye to his wife Rosa and loving family members. He was born July 22, 1937, and raised in The Dalles Ore., ...

Obituary: Delores A. Killen

It is with great sadness that the family of Delores A. Killen announces her passing, early morning January 18, 2017. Dee passed away surrounded by her children at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Calif. She was born February 1, 1938, ...

Obituary: Betty Woodrum

On June 15, 2017, Jean Woodrum joined our father in heaven. Born Betty Jean Fyock to Paul and Cora Fyock on August 13, 1927, the second child of five children and the last to survive, died peacefully at her home ...

Obituary: Alma Jean Bailey

The Dalles, Oregon

A play date with her Heavenly Father and her Daddy called Alma Jean Bailey home June 6, 2017. She was at Flagstone Assisted Living memory care upon her passing. Alma was born August 2, 1939, in Stockton Calif., to Fredrick ...

Obituary: Harvey Jerome Porter

Harvey passed away quietly at his home surrounded by family as he wished. Harvey was born in Brooklyn, New York He was the fourth of five children and the only son born to Harvey Arthur and Mary Ellen Porter. Harvey ...

Obituary: Curtis E. Gaige

Curtis E. Gaige, proud Army veteran, passed away at the age of 84. Preceded in death by his beloved parents, Preston and Julia; sister, Shirley; brother William “Bill”; wife, Barbara; uncle and aunt, Les and Virginia; his love of 40 ...

Obituary: Ernest Everett Tibbets

The Dalles, Oregon

Ernest (Ernie) Everett Tibbets, affectionately known by so many as Corky, was born on January 23, 1940, and passed away on May 26, 2017. As a lifelong resident of The Dalles, Ore., Ernie considered himself “a kid from the wrong ...

Obituary: Clay Edward Espy

Clay Edward “Ed” Espy was born in Long Beach, Calif., in 1933. He grew up in Monterey, Calif., where he prided himself on his impeccable ability to drive Bluebird school buses thru the narrow, curvy streets. He spent his summers ...

Obituary: Donel James Fletcher

Donel James Fletcher left this world on March 7, 2017, at the young age of 85 years. He died following a short illness surrounded by family and friends. Don was born on April 20, 1931, in Muskegon, Mich. The son ...

Obituary: Gary Schuhart

Gary attended elementary school in Milwaukee, Wisc., and graduated from Reynolds High School in Portland, Ore. He was a parts painter and was employed by Pioneer Pump in Canby, Ore., until he suffered a debilitating stroke in 2014. Gary married ...

Obituary: Sharon D. Ritchie

Sharon D. Ritchie passed away at her home surrounded by her family on June 21, 2017. Sharon was born December 24, 1941, in Twin Falls, Idaho. She was the second child of six and the only girl. Sharon came to ...

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