Obituaries for November 2017


Obituary: Joan Marie Sumner

The Dalles, Oregon

Joan Marie Sumner, a longtime resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, surrounded by her family. Her grandchildren say that Thanksgiving was always her holiday! We will be forever thankful that she was our mother, grandmother, ...

Obituary: James Thomas Nerdin

Walla Walla, Washington

The world lost a master teacher on Nov. 22, 2017, when James Thomas (Jim) Nerdin died after a valiantly fought battle with brain disease. Jim is remembered fondly by his children and countless other students for his uncanny knack for ...

Obituary: Clifton Roger Bennett

The Dalles, Oregon

On Nov. 4, 2017, Clifton Roger Bennett, age 98, passed away peacefully with family by his side. Mr. Bennett was born on March 7, 1919, in Meeteetse, Wyo., to Miles William and Dorothy (Siebert) Bennett. Clifton spent his youth on ...

Obituary: Donald Elmore Carpenter

Leavenworth, Washington

He promised to love her forever, and he did. Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Donald Elmore Carpenter passed from this world into the arms of our Lord, and his Magdalena, in heaven on Oct. 30, 2017. Born in Rockford, Ill., ...

Obituary: Stanley Wayne Sawyer

The Dalles, Oregon

Stan Sawyer, long-time resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away peacefully at age 93 on Oct. 20, 2017, in Beaverton, Ore. He was surrounded by family at the time of his passing. He was interred at Willamette National Cemetery with ...

Obituary: Sylvia I. Sawyer

The Dalles, Oregon

Sylvia Sawyer, 89, a longtime resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away peacefully at Flagstone Care Facility on Nov. 1, 2017. Sylvia was the oldest of two children, born to Lloyd and Irene Moss, in Okanagan, Wash. She is survived ...

Obituary: Donald Richard Fix

Dufur, Oregon

Donald Richard Fix “Fix Pix,” left this world on Oct. 29, 2017, to enter heaven. Donald was born Aug. 23, 1943, to Harley and Leola Fix in Eugene, Ore. He was the youngest of five children. Don was an extremely ...

Obituary: Billie Leon Pendergrass

The Dalles, Oregon

Our kindhearted and loving brother Lee died and went to join our Mom Oct. 30, 2017, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center surrounded by family and the wonderful ICU staff by his side. He was born Aug. 4, 1954, in Twin Falls, ...

Obituary: Monique Elaine McNeel Myers

Lyle, Washington

Monique “Nique” Elaine McNeel Myers, 53, died at her home in Lyle, Wash., on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. Monique was a beloved wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, and friend. She was born in Vancouver, ...


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