Patricia Clayton Smith passed away peacefully at her home in The Dalles, Ore., on Jan. 28, 2019, at the age of 78.
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Timothy Dale Foster Sr. passed away on Jan. 27, 2019, in Myrtle Creek, Ore. He was born March 2, 1954, to Charles Ervin and Sarah Blanche (Bechtol) Foster at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Texas and was 64 years old. He was the second of four children.
Steve, our loving and faithful son, brother, uncle, father, grandfather and friend. Proud son of Tex and Beryle. Loving brother to Gary, Julie, and Mary. Father of John and Jacob. Grandfather to Austin, Justin, and Zachary. Loving uncle to Angela, Jessa, Joe, Chris, Jack, Libby, Stephen, Hil…
LaVerne G. Davis, age 78, former long-time resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away in her sleep on Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, at the Crestwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Port Angeles, Wash., after a long battle with Parkinson’s PSP disease.
John William Hix, Sr. of Oregon City passed away suddenly at age 90 of heart failure. He was born in Dufur, Ore., to the late Johnny and Gladys (Swank) Hix, (long-time Wasco County pioneer family) and grew up on the family wheat farm on Tygh Ridge near Kingsley.
Arthur “Art” Leon Dixon passed away on January 15, 2019, at his home in The Dalles, Oregon, with family by his side. Arthur was born on May 18, 1952, to Ardith Leon Dixon and E. Mae Brock and was 66 years of age at the time of his passing.
Margaret Florence (Merchant) Smith, 98, a longtime resident of Wasco in Sherman County, passed away peacefully the evening of December 27, 2018, at Samaritan Pacific Hospital in Newport following a brief illness, with both of her children at her bedside.
On December 4, 2018, the world lost a true gentleman. He was a man of many talents and accomplishments. His passion for business was only surpassed by his love and devotion to his family and friends. Joe is survived by his wife, Carol; Peggy, the mother of his children; Chris, Ann (Alisa), J…
The Dalles resident and decorated Navy Vietnam veteran Michael J. Fargher was inducted into the prestigious Enlisted Combat Aircrew Roll of Honor on November 15, 2002 aboard the USS Yorktown, a Naval museum at Patriot’s Point, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Loretta Jean Morrell was born Loretta Jean Olson on January 4, 1940. She was the first born of J. Orlie and Geraldine Olson and lived the majority of her life in the Pacific Northwest; from the Oregon Coast to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to Renton, Wash., and then finally settled in The Dalles, Ore…
Kathryn Frances Hackenbruck Olmstead passed away on July 5, 2018, in her home with family by her side. Kathryn was born on December 29, 1918, and was 99 years of age at the time of her death.
Jeanine Carol Elle Kelly was born on October 16, 1940, in Pocatello, Idaho. She was the oldest of five siblings born to Clarence and Jean Elle. Semi-rural Pocatello was a fantastic place to grow up. Carol’s childhood was full of all sorts of adventures with her younger sister Marolyn and bro…
James (Jim) Allen Church, former owner of the Columbia Gorge Insurance Agency, died October 16, 2018, at his St. Johns (Portland, Ore.) home, of natural causes. He was born November 5, 1939, to Norman and Ruby Church in Foster, Okla.
Marilyn Clark passed away at the age of 77 on November 5, 2018. She was born on November 18, 1940 to Marion “Bud” and Rosemary Powell, joining big sister Judy. She was raised in Moro, The Dalles and Hood River, Oregon, graduating from Hood River High School in 1959. Shortly after graduation,…
Teacher and choir director Lloyd Walworth, who brought music to The Dalles for more than four decades, died at home December 7, 2018. Mr. Walworth, 72, had battled brain cancer for several months.
Lewis Arnold Johnson passed away, at the age 95, on December 6, 2018, at the Springs at Mill Creek. He was born on May 23, 1923 in Underwood, Washington to George and Lolite Johnson.
Phyllis Ann Ronfeld, age 85, peacefully passed away November 28, 2018, with her family by her side. Phyllis was born December 28, 1932 to Ernest and Ethel Cramer in The Dalles, Oregon.
Marjorie Eleanor Franklin was reunited with the love of her life Harold G. Franklin, in the arms of God on November 17, 2018. She was born December 2, 1925, in Dodge City, Kansas to Harry Kimber and Maude (Pat) Meyers Behymer.
Barbara J. (Bush) Worthen passed away Nov. 18, 2018, at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles, Ore., at the age of 97. She was born to Leo J. and Marion H. (Rogers) Bush on Oct. 27, 1921, in Portland, Ore., and raised in Lone Pine, Calif.
On November 21, 2018, Leo Albert Keilman, age 81, passed away at his home in The Dalles, Oregon. Leo was born on June 27, 1937, in Preston, Idaho, to Ruby and Leroy Keilman. He grew up in Miles City, Montana.
Jerry’s great-grandparents, John and Emily Bailey were early pioneers who in 1863 crossed the plains from Illinois to Oregon in a covered wagon. Born in The Dalles, Ore., Jerry was the youngest son of Walter R. and Mabel (Withers) Bailey. His siblings were Jack, Don and Bonnie Bailey. Walter…
Julie Bisset-Colby went home to Jesus Nov. 8, 2018, after battling ovarion cancer for 3½ years. Julie was born in The Dalles, Ore., in 1956. She attended St. Mary’s Academy until eighth grade and graduated from The Dalles High School in 1974. After high school she attended Eastern Oregon Uni…
Betty Allene Sabey, passed away on Nov. 7, 2018. Betty was born in La Grande, Ore., on July 12, 1933, to Elias Lincoln York and Stella Mae Baird. She was the oldest of 10 children. She grew up in Summerville, Ore., where her family had a small farm.
Pauline Lucy Muessig Alford passed away Nov. 3, 2018. She was born June 26, 1927, to Paul and Lucy Marie (McConnel) Muessig. She attended Lincoln High School. Her younger brother Delbert Wayne Muessig passed away this past May.
Kevin David Ludwig was born Feb. 16, 1985, in Redmond, Ore. He graduated from Redmond High School in 2003 and studied mechanical engineering at Oregon State University and Oregon Institute of Technology. He worked as a CNC machinist at Capsa Healthcare in Portland, Ore.
Patricia (Pat) Coats Jacobsen passed into the next world on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at OHSU in Portland, Ore. She was born Aug. 5, 1948, at The Dalles, Ore., to Chet and Reatha Coats. She joined siblings Tom and Mary, and later welcomed siblings Don and Margie.
Alice Sheldon Rohrbacher was born Oct. 24, 1923, to Henry Kellog Sheldon and Charlotte Urbain Sheldon. Both H.K. and Charlotte were graduates of the University of Illinois, he in engineering and she in home economy. Alice died on Sept. 11, 2018, in her own home, with her husband, Dick and al…
Claudia J. Schon was called home to our Lord on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Her new mission takes her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing, dancing, gardening and reading to her heart’s content. Music, laughter and love are guaranteed.
Larry was born to Oscar Paul and Helen Walker Williams in The Dalles, Ore., and graduated from The Dalles High School in 1951. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1952 and served active duty until 1956 when he transferred to the Air Force Reserves until 1960. He worked for Pacific Power and Ligh…
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