Obituaries for March 2017

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Obituary: Loran Roland Simantel

Lewiston, Montana

On Feb. 15, 2017, the family of Loran Roland Simantel said goodbye to their beloved husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather and friend. Born to Agnes and Ernest Simantel on Feb. 18, 1936, in Lewistown, Mont. Roland was raised in the ...

Obituary: Howard George Kinzey

Hood River, Oregon

Howard George Kinzey was born Jan. 2, 1925, in Kingsley, Iowa, and passed away in Hood River, Ore., at 92, of natural causes.<br> His parents were Marvin Leonard Kinzey and Erma Ella (Morris) Kinzey.<br> Though born in Iowa on a ...

Obituary: Mary Ellen Swaim

Mary was born in Prineville, Ore., the second of four children to Howard Finch Swaim and Celia Mary Lytle Swaim. Mary’s father died suddenly in 1958. When Celia married Raymond W. Doty in 1961, the family moved to The Dalles, ...

Obituary: Jean Curtis Jones

The Dalles, Oregon

Jean C. Jones, 89, passed away at the Columbia Basin Nursing Home in The Dalles, Ore. She was born and raised in Kansas, moving to The Dalles in 1971. She is survived by her six children; 14 grandchildren and 22 ...

Obituary: Milton Dennis Botts

Milton Dennis Botts was born on June 5, 1941, and passed away at the age of 75, on Feb. 23, 2017.<br> Dennis was known for owning and operating gas stations in The Dalles, Ore., for several years.<br> Dennis’ children and ...

Obituary: Adrienne Bernadette Adams

Adrienne Bernadette Adams, also known as Eadie La Foe, was born Feb. 28, 1929, in San Fernando, Calf., to Manuel and Anita Fernandez. She passed away on Feb. 26, 2017, at Good Samaritan Care Center in Yakima, Wash.<br> She is ...

Obituary: Maryjane Ruth Cook

The Dalles, Oregon

Maryjane Ruth Cook passed away at home in The Dalles, Ore., on Feb. 1, 2017, of natural causes. She was born Dec. 6, 1973, in The Dalles, to William Edward Cook Sr. and Alba Florence Cook (Drury).<br> She enjoyed spending ...

Obituary: Lloyd LeSollen

Lloyd LeSollen was born on July 25, 1932, the seventh of seven children born to Peter M. and Mary E. (Mescher) LeSollen.<br> Unfortunately, Lloyd’s father passed when he was just 2 years old. He grew up in Rainier, Ore., graduating ...

Obituary: Elizabeth Jeanne Neuberger

The Dalles, Oregon

Elizabeth Jeanne “Betty” Neuberger, resident of The Dalles, Ore., for 51 years, passed away March 7, 2017, at the age of 87. She was born May 25, 1929. She was the second of four children born to Mildred and LeRoy ...

Obituary: Florence A. Paull

Portland, Oregon

Florence was born at St. Vincent Hospital to Arthur W. and Catherine F. McKee. She was married to George N. Paull.<br> She was a member of the First Christian Church in The Dalles, Ore.<br> She moved to The Dalles in ...

Obituary: Ardyce Lenore Edling (Zeiler)

Last Thursday, Ardyce danced out of our lives and on to her next adventure. She was surrounded by her loving family during the last days, and would still periodically tap her feet under the sheets to the music playing in ...

Obituary: John Chlarson Chelson

Hood River, Oregon

John Chlarson Chelson passed away March 6, 2017, in the Hood River Care Center after an extended illness. <br> He had been a member of the Colton/Molalla communities for most of his life, moving there in 1941. <br> Mr. Chelson ...

Obituary: David Oscar Zopf

The Dalles, Oregon

David (Dave) Oscar Zopf passed away peacefully after a short illness Wednesday, March 8, 2017, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born Feb. 2, 1929, to Ione and Oscar Zopf in Evansville, Ind.<br> A sister, Lucretia (Lucy), was born ...

Obituary: Clifford E. Fandrey

Clifford E. Fandrey, 82, born Oct. 16, 1934, in Multnomah County, Ore., passed away March 10, 2017.<br> Cliff passed away at home with his wife by his side. They have been together for almost 29 years. With many illnesses, he ...

Obituary: Reba Alice (Jackson) Hall

The Dalles, Oregon

Reba Alice (Jackson) Hall, 90, peacefully passed away at her residence at The Springs at Mill Creek in The Dalles Oregon, on March 7, 2017. Reba was born June 6, 1926 in Coffeeville, Kansas, to Floyd B. Jackson and Catherine ...

Obituary: William Kelly

William “Elmo” Kelly, 90, passed away on Jan 16, 2017 peacefully in his sleep with his wife Isabell at his side. Born in Blackwater, Virginia. Succumbed to the affects of Alzheimer's, after an 8 year struggle. Survived by his wife ...

Obituary: Michael George Lynn

The Dalles, Oregon

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

Obituary: Paula Joan Benzel

Paula, better know as Joann, passed away at the age of 88 on Feb. 18, 2017. She was born Jan. 25, 1929, in Madera, Calif. to Stephen and Opal Rogallo. <br> She and her older sister's childhood years were spent ...

Obituary: Kaare Berge

Kaare Berge was born December 14, 1925 in Helgen, Telemark, Norway, and died March 13, 2017 in Brush Prairie, WA. <br> He was predeceased by parents: Gulaug Skori Berge and Knute Berge; four sisters: Anna Berge, Klara Berge, Gudrun Berge ...

Obituary: James Whitecotton

Gresham, Oregon

James "Jim" Whitecotton was born on March 2, 1936 in Hood River, Oregon and passed away on March 6, 2017 in Gresham, Oregon. <br> Jim is survived by his wife, Barbara "Bobbie" Whitecotton, his daughter Shannon Shinn of Estacada, Oregon, ...

Obituary: William Arnold Sheets

Onalaska, Wisconsin

William Arnold Sheets, 87, of Onalaska, Wisc., passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Eagle Crest North. He was born in Portland, Ore., on September 25, 1929, to John and Wilma (Ruping) Sheets. Bill joined the Navy when he was ...

Obituary: Mike Lease

Vancouver, Washington

Mike Lease passed away at his Vancouver, Wash., home on March 16, 2017, doing what he loved — yard work.<br> He was born Jan. 1, 1944, in The Dalles, Ore. to Jean and Marion (Hachler) Lease. Mike was married to ...

Obituary: Glenda Gay Fulton

The Dalles

A memorial service for Glenda Gay Fulton will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, at Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home, 1100 Kelly Ave, The Dalles. Glenda Gay Fulton passed away on March 22, 2017, at a local ...

Obituary: David Norman Davis

I met Norm in the winter of his life; me in my Autumn (although he debated that it was LATE Autumn). Norm was an unexpected surprise in my life. He made me laugh every day, dried a billion of my ...

Obituary: Denise (Sewell) Loeffler

San Rafael, California

Denise (Sewell) Loeffler of San Rafael, Calif. passed away on March 1, 2017, at the age of 87. She was born in The Dalles, Ore., on July 25, 1929, to the late Verl and Ruby Sewell. Denise attended grade school ...

Obituary: Judi Maxam

Moab, Utah

Judi Maxam, 79, slipped peacefully away on March 20, 2017, in Moab, Utah with her husband Clayton Maxam, who was her lifelong sweetheart and partner in many adventures during their 55 years together. She also leaves behind her children, Ron ...

Obituary: Maxine McBride Parker

The Dalles, Oregon

With her family by her side, Maxine 'Punky' Parker passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Ore. <br> Born on March 29, 1941, in Nyssa, Ore., she was one of nine daughters ...

Obituary: Gertrude Mary Brice

Warren, Indiana

Gertrude “Gertie” Mary Brice, age 106, passed away March 22, 2017. She was born in Bay City, Mich., to Samuel and Mary Leonard. She was a resident of The Dalles, Ore., for over 50 years. She was a member of ...

Obituary: Thomas Michael O'Brien

Redmond, Oregon

Thomas Michael O'Brien passed away in Redmond, Ore., on March 20, 2017. He was born in Torrance, Calif., on Sept. 13, 1930, to Thomas and Bertha O’Brien.<br> At age 12 in 1942, he moved with the family to a farm ...

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