Patricia Clayton Smith passed away peacefully at her home in The Dalles, Ore., on Jan. 28, 2019, at the age of 78.

Raised by her Aunt Fern Wines in Oroville, Wash. LaVena grew up with cousins who became siblings and friends who became family.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Obituary deadlines

Monday by 12 p.m. to publish in Wednesday Paper.

Thursday by 12 p.m. to publish in Saturday Paper.

Life-time resident of The Dalles, Ore., Lois W. Willett, passed away peacefully on Dec. 21, 2018, at The Dalles Rehabilitation Center in The Dalles.

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.

Sharon Barrier of Prineville, Oregon, went to be with our Lord and savior on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Richard “Dick” Macnab passed away unexpectedly Sunday January 6, 2019, in Hood River, Oregon.

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…

Sue Ann Harris Wilson passed away December 22, 2018, at her home in The Dalles, Oregon. She was born December 5, 1940, in Grand Junction, Colorado. She was 78 years old.

Beulah Fay Herman passed away on January 2, 2019, at her home in Hood River, Oregon. Beulah was born on January 22, 1922, and was 96 years of age at the time of her passing.

Larry Morisette passed away on December 12, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. He was born in Portland, Oregon on July 25, 1944 to Esther (Barber) and Wayne Morisette.

Mathew Scott Coerper “Mat” passed away December 22, 2018, the result of a tragic accident. Mat was born September 11, 1986, and was 32 at the time of his passing.

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,…

Mark Lee Miner passed away at the age of 70 on December 15, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

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.

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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.

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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.

Lila Mary Meyers Cochran passed away on Nov. 8, 2018, at Providence Hospital in Portland, Ore. Her granddaughter, Amber McMillan, was with her when she passed.

Jerry Proffitt was born In Portland Ore., and grew up in The Dalles and Tillamook, Ore. He passed away Oct. 26, 2018, in Tillamook.

Melvin James Campbell passed away peacefully on Nov. 4, 2018, at his Hood River, Ore., home surrounded by family. He was 81 years.

Barbara was called home to our Lord on Oct. 31, 2018. She was one of five children born to Lavon and Marie Harmon.

Anna Maria Castelli Planz was born Jan. 12, 1928, in Newark, N.J. and passed away peacefully in her sleep Oct. 18, 2018, in Reno, Nev.

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.

Otto Henry “Skip” Tschanz III, 76, died at Mid-Columbia Medical Center Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, following a hard-fought battle with his failing lungs.

Kelly Winston passed away on Oct. 2, 2018, at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles, Ore. Kelly was born on May 20, 1922, and was 96 years of age at the time of his passing.

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…

Waltha Evelyn Anthony of Mosier, Ore., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, in her home.

Charles was born to Iris and Jim Hore on June 4, 1939. He was raised at Broughton Lumber Company at Hood Wash., and attended White Salmon schools.

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.

Rafael Eugene Perez of North Bonneville, Wash., passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Stevenson, Wash. He was 45 years old.

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…

Mary Margaret Smith-Watson passed away peacefully on Sept. 5, 2018, at Timberhill Place in Corvallis, Ore., where she resided for the past 10 years.

Gene Dennis Walters, 77, the well-known town barber and resident of Forest Grove, Ore., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro, Ore.