Obituaries for October 2017

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Obituary: Evelyn Ruth (Tschudy) Way

The Dalles, Oregon

Shortly after midnight on Sept. 27, 2017, Evelyn Ruth (Tschudy) Way went to Heaven to be with Jesus. She was living at the Oregon Veterans’ Home at the time, and was 92 years old. She will be remembered for her ...

Obituary: Judith Kathryn Harmon

Wasco, Oregon

Judith, a 68-year-old resident of Wasco, Ore., passed away on Aug. 10, 2017, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center. She had battled cancer for 16 years. Judith was born in Astoria, Ore., on Sept. 5, 1948, the second child of Harry and ...

Obituary: James H. Clifton

The Dalles, Oregon

James H. Clifton of Wasco, Ore., was born on Sept. 10, 1931, in Dickson, Tenn. He passed away on Sept. 17, 2017, in The Dalles, Ore., at 86. Jim served four years in the Air Force in Portland, Ore., where ...

Obituary: Edith Leabo

The Dalles, Oregon

Edith “Kitty” Leabo, 93, a resident of the Dalles, Ore., died peacefully at Mary Alva’s Senior Care, her home, after suffering health issues on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. She was born Aug. 16, 1924, in Laurel, Mont., outside Billings to ...

Obituary: Pamela Jay Robbins

Pamela Jay (P.J.) Robbins, passed away on Aug. 17, 2017, at the age of 58 after a short illness. She was born on July 5, 1959, in Wenatchee, Wash. to Larry and Jenny Robbins. Everyone who met Pam would tell ...

Obituary: Thaddeus William Byrne

On the morning of Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, Thaddeus “Tad” William Byrne, 59, passed away after unexpected complications from surgery and illness. Tad was born to Margaret Mary (Sarsfield) Byrne and the late Joseph Linden Byrne in Palo Alto, Calif., ...

Obituary: Hazel Frances Hammond-Graff-Davis

Our mom died from Alzheimer’s Disease. She did her very best to maintain her memory and her dignity as she tried to hide this disease from many for as long as she possibly could. At her request, no public service ...

Obituary: Vicky Pyron

Hood River, Oregon

Vicky Pyron went to her Lord on Sept. 30, 2017. She was 59 years old. Vicky was born in Biloxi, Miss., on Dec. 27, 1957, to Tom and Brenda Ford. She was raised in Memphis, Tenn. She made many life-long ...

Obituary: Marie (von Borstel) Hattrup

Sonoma, California

Marie Hattrup, a long- time resident of Sherman County and The Dalles, Ore., passed away at the age of 86 on Aug. 14, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif., after a long and courageous battle against multiple sclerosis. She was the optimist ...

Obituary: Ronald Ray Carter

The Dalles, Oregon

Ronald (Ron) Ray Carter, 74-years-old, The Dalles, Ore., passed away on Sept. 9, 2017, at Oregon Health and Science University from complications of Leukemia. Ron was born in The Dalles on March 4, 1943, the youngest of four children to ...

Obituary: Janet Rothrock

Pendleton, Oregon

Janet Rothrock, 84, of Pendleton, Ore., was born to Lloyd and Emma Simmons Taylor on April 12, 1933, in The Dalles Ore., the younger sister to Dale. She passed away on Oct. 5, 2017. After graduation from high school, she ...

Obituary: Artie O. Shaw

Artie O. Shaw, 79, passed away the morning of Sept. 27, 2017. On July 21, 1961, in the Dalles, Ore., Artie married Venita (Mahan). Artie loved the outdoors, critters, hunting, camping and fishing. He took great pride in his roaring ...

Obituary: Claude Philips

Maupin, Oregon

Claude Philips, a long-time resident of Maupin, Ore., passed away on Sept. 18, 2017, in Vale, Ore. He was being cared for by the Frontier Foster Home in Vale. He had loved ones with him during his last days. Claude ...

Obituary: Jessica Dawn Wilcox

The Dalles, Oregon

Jessica Dawn Wilcox, 33, of The Dalles, Ore., passed away suddenly on Oct. 10, 2017. She was born May 11, 1984, in Tacoma, Wash., to Russell and Janeal Wilcox. She was the youngest of ten children born in this blended ...

Obituary: William Sumner Rooper

The Dalles, Oregon

William Sumner “Bill” Rooper, 94 years young, went on to his next adventure Oct. 7, 2017, with family by his side. He calmly passed as the morning sunrise came through his windows. Bill was born May 1, 1923, to William ...

Obituary: Troy Harris

The Dalles, Oregon

Troy Harris, 47, died in his sleep at 2:00 a.m. Saturday, October 14th. Troy was born December 24th, 1969 in Eugene, Oregon and was a lifelong resident of The Dalles. He worked as a rigger for the Army Corps of ...

Obituary: John Thomas Drumheller

Tom Drumheller, CEO of Escape Lodging in Cannon Beach, Ore., had just completed the largest development project of his life, The Lodge at Columbia Point in Richland, Wash., when he was diagnosed with cancer and died 17 days later. Drumheller ...

Obituary: Jack V. Thornton

The Dalles, Oregon

Jack V. Thornton passed away October 14, 2017, in The Dalles, Ore. Jack was born Nov. 30, 1923 and was 93 years of age at the time of his passing. Jack was born in Dinuba, Calif., to Jake and Maggie ...

Obituary: Walter Lee Markum

The Dalles, Oregon

Walter Lee Markum (Walt), 66, of The Dalles, Ore., went home to Abba, at his home, Friday Oct. 13, 2017. Walt was born March 3, 1951, in LaGrande, Ore., to Garland Wayne and Lillian Ellen Burkhart Markum. On Feb. 7, ...

Obituary: Robert Lewis Proffitt

The Dalles, Oregon

Robert (Bob) Lewis Proffitt, 80, of The Dalles, Ore., passed away, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Bob was born Feb. 21, 1937, in Summersville, W. Va., to Henry Ward and Parama Faye (Evans) Proffitt. He graduated from Summersville High School in ...

Obituary: Gayleen Baucum

Gayleen Baucum passed away from a stroke on October 16. She was 64. Gayleen was born to Velma (McGwier) Barletti and Edward L Baucum on New Years’ Day 1953 in Turlock, Calif., Her early childhood was spent moving around until ...

Obituary: Dona L. Wood

The Dalles, Oregon

Longtime The Dalles resident Dona L. Wood passed away on Oct. 9, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was 90 years old. Dona is survived by her husband, John C. "Jack" Wood, of The Dalles; children, Luther Goin and Nancy ...

Obituary: Mary Helen Sartain

Our beautiful Mom and Grandma, Mary Helen Sartain Sharp, age 85, left this earth on Sunday, Oct. 8th, 2017, at the loving home of her daughter, Linda, and Mark Luckey in Prineville, Ore., where she had lived for the past ...

Obituary: Doris May (Ayars) Foster

Lynden, Washington

Doris May (Ayars) Foster, 95, passed away in Lynden, Wash., on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Doris arrived May 13, 1922, in La Grande, Ore., the second of four children born to W. Oscar Ayars and Maude A. (Banton) Ayars. Maude ...

Obituary: Paul D. Hogenkamp

Paul was born and raised in Newberg, Ore., He was the son of William and Helen (Devlin) Hogenkamp. He attended West Chehalem Grade School and Newberg Union High School. After high school he served in the Navy for three years. ...

Obituary: Irene R. Usinger

Irene was born in Portland, Ore., She was the third of four sisters born into her family. She graduated from Jefferson High School in Portland, Ore., After high school graduation she attended and graduated from business school in Portland. She ...

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