Teunis James Wyers, Jr. “TJ” “Teun” passed away on August 26, 2019 at his home surrounded by family in White Salmon, Wash. Teunis was born in Hood River, Ore., on April 4, 1946 and was 73 years of age at the time of his passing.
Patricia Thomsen passed away peacefully on September 14, 2019 at her residence in Portland, Ore. Born on March 7, 1933 in Portland, she was one of twelve children of Annetta and Charles LaMarche. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1951.
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Michael grew up in Charleston, Mo. In 1971 he moved to The Dalles, Ore., with his dad and sister. He graduated from Wahtonka High School. His two most important jobs were the United States Army (9 years) and Precision Lumber (over 20 years). He always had nothing but respect for his bosses.
James Ernest Corsale passed away peacefully Saturday, August 24, 2019. He lived most of his life in Springfield, Ill, and his final years in the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles, Oregon.
Juanita Gloria (McKissen/Bergum) Bright passed away on August 28, 2019, at the age of 89, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s, in The Dalles, Ore. Juanita was born August 24, 1930, in Delta, Colo., to Ira and Libby (Cross) McKissen. Her family moved to Oregon from Colorado in 1933. She …
Virgil Lewis Choate born March 5, 1935 in La Grande, Ore., to Virgil Albert Choate and Louise Wetzel Choate, passed away peacefully at home after a short illness on August 14, 2019. Virg graduated from La Grande High School in 1953 and from Oregon State College in 1958. He received a degre…
Judi said goodbye to life on earth early Thursday morning July 25, 2019. She spent her last hours with her sister Karen, sons Loren and Josh, daughter Tanya and her husband Paul. Diagnosed with terminal lung cancer she faced the fight of her life and she fought fiercely.
Life is a journey. For some, the journey is long, while for others, their time comes much sooner than expected. Nevertheless, the impact made is deep, the lives touched are many, and the hearts that grieve come in multitudes.
Faith June (Lee) Westenskow was born June 9, 1926 in Hiawatha, Kansas. As a young girl Faith moved with her parents (Sylvester and Mattie/Susie Lee) and two older sisters (Virginia and Ruth) out west settling in La Grande, Oregon. After graduating from La Grande High School, she attended E…
Debra Sue Omans died June 22, 2019, after a hard fight against multiple organ failure. She was born in Woodburn, Ore., the third daughter of Max and Arlene (Smolnisky) Omans. After starting school at Riverside in Albany, Ore., the family, which now included a younger brother and sister, mo…
Kevin Scott Harvey, 55, of Dufur, formerly of La Grande, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Cove Ascension School on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 2:30 pm.
Ollie Louise Herman, a longtime resident of Mosier, Ore., died at her home on July 6, 2019, at the age of 88. She was born April 20, 1931, in Modesto, Calif., to John Giannini and Marie (Thompson) Owen and was the second to youngest of five children. In 1943, the family moved to Mosier, whe…
Robert “Bobby” Owen passed away on July 11, 2019, at his home in The Dalles, Ore., and was 62 years of age at the time of his passing. Bob was born on Nov. 20, 1956, in Toledo, Ore., to parents Charles and Mildred (Ross) Owen. He was one of six children; Dave, Chuck, Sunny, Glenda and Marlein.
Neil, second son of Clarence N. Hunt and Helen Irene Matthews Hunt, was born in Maupin Ore. As a young boy he trailed the ranch sheep to Mt. Hood in the summers. Neil met his wife, Avis Hay, when they attended Wasco County High School in Maupin; their first date was a Veteran’s Day dance. Ne…
Kathleen (Elder) Nichols passed away peacefully on July 6, 2019, at an assisted living facility. She was born December 18, 1926, in Hood River, Ore., the second of three children to Mary Elizabeth (Winans) Elder and Rhuben Chester Elder. She attended Pine Grove Grade School and Hood River Hi…
Richard Patrick Mathew passed away on June 26, 2019, at the age of 88. He was born on a small farm in Smith County Kansas, on October 21, 1930, to Cecil Mathew and Loretta (Gouldie)-Mathew. He learned to work with horses and do farms chores at a very early age. He was a skilled rider and was…
William J. “Bill” Pengra passed into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, and his beloved wife Donna on June 21, 2019, at the age of 95. Bill was born October 19, 1923, in Springfield, Ore., to Arthur and Stella Pengra. He was great grandson to Oregon Pioneers Bynon and Charlotte Stearns Pe…
Here was a good looking, smart, creative young man. Taken away way too early in life. He played the cards he was dealt, and many times won. He always helped others when the need was there. A Master with the computer and could fix anything that was associated with it. He will be greatly misse…
A year has passed since Jerry’s unexpected death from heart failure. We feel his loss deeply and remember him with love and respect. Jerry believed morality was based on one’s actions and lived his life accordingly. He rarely acted or spoke impulsively. Which is not to say he wasn’t spon…
Phyllis Maxine Bradford passed away at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles on June 8, 2019 at the age of 91. She was born in Superior, Wis., on January 28, 1928 to Marshall and Lucille (Finkenbinder) Warn.
William O. Brown, The Dalles, passed away June 6, 2019 at home with family by his side. Bill, the oldest of five children, was born June 7, 1927 in Burlington, Wash., to Phyllis King Brown and Charley Brown.
He was preceded in death by his father William Lange, mother Lois Lange, fellow fire fighter, friend and acquaintances, his animals, Bruce the pig, Billie the goat, Shelby his dog and Sassy his cat.
Blodwen May passed away on June 9, 2019 at The Springs at Mill Creek at the age of 99. She was born on November 1, 1919 in The Dalles, Ore., to Tom and Margaret Jones of Dufur, Ore. She was taken to the “Home Place” on Tygh Ridge where her father farmed and her mother boarded and fed the w…
Pamela (Pam) Jean Beck passed away on June 01, 2019, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Ore., of natural causes. At the time of her death she was 58 years old and was living in Portland, Ore.
Roy “Keith” Lincicum was born in Opportunity, Wash., on October 12, 1951 to Edward L. and Ada M. (Tarr) Lincicum. He graduated from University High School and went on to become a baker working for Rosauer’s supermarkets in Spokane, Wash., transferring to Hood River, Ore., in 1972.
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