Obituaries for May 2017

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Obituary: Irene Marie Wester

The Dalles, Oregon

Born March 10, 1925, on the Home Sweet Home Farm in Strasburg, North Dakota, Irene Marie Wester was the youngest of the 11 Nieuwsma children. She worked alongside her siblings on the farm and, in 1942, graduated as valedictorian from ...

Obituary: Dortha Lee Garrett

The Dalles, Oregon

Dortha Lee Garrett was born on December 11, 1927, in Hamilton, Colo., a small unincorporated city in the northwestern corner of the state. She passed away early on Tuesday morning, April 25, 2017, at the Oregon Veterans Home in The ...

Obituary: Naomi Evangeline Lewis

Naomi Evangeline Lewis was born in Dufur, Ore., May 8, 1920. She graduated from Wapinitia High School in 1937. Naomi was married to Robert (Bob) J. Esmay until he passed away in July 1974. She was also married to Charles ...

Obituary: Stephen Caleb Woody

Stephen Caleb Woody was born on Dec. 8, 1989, in Hood River Ore., and left us far too soon on April 27, 2017. He was 27 years old. He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Warren Farmer, just ...

Obituary: Ada Gail Spangler

Ada Gail Spangler was born on April 4, 1926, in Bondurant, Iowa, daughter of the late George and Mary Jo (Allen) Henderson. She was raised and received her education from Bondurant High School and graduated in 1943. She was united ...

Obituary: Loraine Mae Jones

Loraine Mae Jones, 92, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 1, 2017, at the Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Ore. She lived a full life and was a wonderful wife, mother, aunt, grandma, great-grandma and great- great-grandma. ...

Obituary: Michael Kent Brown

Michael Kent Brown, age 57, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2017, surrounded by close family after his battle with stage four melanoma. He was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Aug. 9, 1959, to Robert and Annabelle Brown. He ...

Obituary: Dale Richard Harris

The Dalles, Oregon

Dale Richard Harris, 85, was born March 25, 1932 to parents Dave and Myrtle Harris in Belle Fourche, S. D. He passed away Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. His childhood was spent in Custer, S. D. and Weiser, Idaho. Dale ...

Obituary: Walter Jones

Hood River, Oregon

Bud was born to Lawrence and Annie Mae Jones in Eclectic, Alabama, and died at home in Hood River, Oregon, with his wife, Barbara Jones, at his side. Bud enjoyed a rowdy childhood, growing up in the company of his ...

Obituary: James J. Faught

James’ parents, JC and Dorothy Jean Faught, preceeded him in death. He leaves behind his sister, Sharon Mimaki; brother, Greg; daughter, Angela; grandchildren, Nichoal, Ashley, Cheyenne, Briana, Nathaniel, and James; four great-grandchildren; extended family and friends in The Dalles, Ore., ...

Obituary: Rip Van Winkle

Rip attended school in The Dalles, Ore., throughout his youth. He loved playing linebacker at The Dalles High School under Coach Dan Wheatley and made second team All State. Rip served in the United States Navy, receiving an Honorable Discharge. ...

Obituary: Angus Douglas Tumilson

The Dalles, Oregon

Angus Douglas "Doug" Tumilson was born March 3, 1946, in Ponoka, Alberta, Canada, the only child of Milt and Stella (McInnes) Tumilson, and died May 10, 2017, near The Dalles, Ore., as the result of a motorcycle accident caused by ...

Obituary: Caroline H. Huber

The Dalles, Oregon

Caroline H. Huber, 90, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away at her home on Sunday, May 7, 2017. She was born in Seattle, Wash., on Aug. 11, 1926, to Carl and Florence (Burleson) Stiefel. She moved to The ...

Obituary: Dwayne Cobb

The Dalles, Oregon

Dwayne Cobb, 74, longtime resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed from our world on May 4, 2017. Dwayne was the firstborn son of the late Virgil and Naomi Cobb of Merrill, Oregon. He was born October 20, 1942, in Montrose, ...

Obituary: Donald Carter

The Dalles, Oregon

Don Carter passed away May 14, 2017, at Columbia Basin Care Center following a stroke Jan. 5, 2017. He was born June 16, 1960, in Vancouver Wash., to Gary and Phyllis Carter. He was the second of three children. He ...

Obituary: Helen Louise Meves

The Dalles, Oregon

Helen Louise Meves, 92, a longtime resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at The Springs at Mill Creek, surrounded by her family. She was born Oct. 5, 1924, in Prineville, Ore., the daughter of Carl and ...

Obituary: John R. Layson

The Dalles, Oregon

John R. Layson, was born April 16, 1944, in Trenton Mo., to John A. and Bonnie L. Layson (Williams). John's family moved to Seattle, Wash., when John was 7 years old. He graduated from Ballard High School in 1962. He ...

Obituary: Marie E. Gustafson

Marie E. Gustafson passed away on May 12, 2017, at the age of 76. She was born on June 16, 1940, in The Dalles, Ore., the daughter of Oscar Gustafson and Ardis Kelly Gustafson. She attended St. Mary’s Academy in ...

Obituary: Frederick LaGrande Hill

Culver, Oregon

Frederick LaGrande Hill died May 13, 2017, at the age of 96. Mr. Hill was born January 24, 1921, in Grass Valley, Ore., to Walter E. and Margaret (Brogan) Hill. Fred grew up on the family ranch west of Antelope, ...

Obituary: Mae McCorkle

Maupin, Oregon

Mae McCorkle, 95, passed away on May 18, 2017, at her home in Maupin, Ore. She was born March 8, 1922, in Maupin; the eighth of 10 children to Herbert and Leon-Alti Greene. She graduated from Maupin High School in ...

Obituary: Joyce Irene Decker

Wasco, Oregon

Joyce Irene Decker, a lifelong resident of Wasco, Ore., died Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the age of 86. She was born in Scott City, Kan., on Jan. 6, 1931, to Glenn and Ida Wallace. She was second oldest of ...

Obituary: Jacob Arthur Kaser

The Dalles, Oregon

Jacob Arthur Kaser (Jack), 98, a lifetime resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away on May 6, 2017. He was born in The Dalles on June 19, 1918, to Julius and Lena (Ryf) Kaser. He was the eighth of nine ...

Obituary: Sharon L. Mills

Sharon was born in Vancouver, Wash., and passed away in The Dalles, Ore. She was one of six children born to Arthur and Lorene Crause. She was married to Jack Stephens June 1963 to December 1987. She met and married ...

Obituary: Gary Frederick Ricketts

Naperville, Illinois

Gary, 67, of Naperville, Ill., passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer. Gary was born in Goldendale, Wash., to parents Theodore C. Ricketts, Sr., and Mabel (Holmberg) Ricketts. He was one of seven children, including brothers Theodore “Sonny,” David, ...

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