Friday, February 26, 2021
Brian Keith Hockman was born on June 27, 1972, in Baker City, Ore. He was welcomed into a large and loving family who are descendants of pioneers from Wasco and Sherman counties. He died on Jan. 21, 2021, at the age of 48.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Catherine Caroline (Murphy) Schlinkman, 94, passed away at her home in King City, Ore., on Jan. 14, 2021. Kay, as she was known to all, was born in Grand Forks, N.D., to Lorna (Frederick) Murphy and Patrick Murphy on Jan. 18, 1926.
In the garden was Barbara Jeanne Black's favorite hymn, and her favorite place to be. Often found in her lovingly tended English gardens by sunup, a little poodle, pet chickens, and wild birds for company, she would then share morning coffee and plan the day with Larry, her husband of 73 years.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Charles Henry Allen, 87, passed away Feb. 18, 2021, in White Salmon, Wash. He was born May 4, 1933, in Husum, Wash., to John and Lucille (Harris) Allen; he was raised by his sister Pauline and her husband Russel Hendryx.
A beloved citizen of Odell, Butch Gehrig is remembered for way he made friends and kept things light at the filling station that served as a town meeting place with Butch at the center.
Monday, February 22, 2021
Thomas Winfield Mott was born to John and Doris Mott in Howell, Mich., on Jan. 8, 1947. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, receiving a Purple Heart and Army Commendation Medal.
Darrel Gutzler passed away Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, a few days after contracting COVID-19. For 96 years, Darrel was kind, generous, hard-working and wise. He had an incredible memory and shared his many stories with his family who loved him dearly. He will be greatly missed, but his legacy liv…
Patrick Wilson was born on Dec. 5, 1952, and died of COVID-19 on Feb. 10, 2021. He leaves his mother, Alice Wilson, and siblings Nancy Wilson Waters of Hood River, Ore., and Robert Wilson of Goldendale, Wash.; and a niece, nephews, aunts and cousins. He leaves a special friend Tad, with whom…
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Norma Jean Baskins, age 94, passed away of natural causes at Flagstone Assisted Living in The Dalles, Ore., on Feb. 18, 2021. Norma was born Dec. 30, 1926, in Wichita, Kan., to William and Virginia (Vergie) Himes.
Friday, February 19, 2021
Ernest “Norman” Bennet of The Dalles, Ore., died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at home, surrounded by his family. Norman was born May 1, 1926, in Spennymoor, England, to Ernest and Olive (Messenger) Bennett. He had two siblings, an older sister Jean and a younger brother Brian. Norman attended 14 y…
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Thomas Edward Foley passed away at his home Feb. 13, 2021, with his four children by his side. He was born on Feb. 12, 1928, in the Foley House on Fourth Street in The Dalles, Ore., formerly known as The Colonial Building. He was the youngest of five children to parents Pat and Mercedes Fole…
Kathryn (Kathy) Louise Hammond Cogswell passed away peacefully in Port Townsend, Wash., on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. She squeezed in maximum mileage during her 77 years. Kathy’s journey began in Tucson, Ariz., born to Kathryn Louise and William Ira Hammond on May 28, 1943. She graduated from…
Six years ago, Rudy “Butch” Gehrig was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Degeneration. It is a dementia that attacks the brain and the body. He tried very hard to keep doing what he loved and never complained. His body finally wore out on Feb. 15, 2021.
Monday, February 15, 2021
Peggy Lynn Rubel, 60, passed away peacefully in her home in Oregon City, Ore., on Feb. 8, 2021. She was born on Feb. 21, 1960, in Stayton, Ore., to Dale Eugene and Kathleen Marie (Rak) Rubel.
Friday, February 12, 2021
Darlene Yvonne Bleakney passed away peacefully at her home in Redmond, Ore., on Jan. 26, 2021. She was born Darlene Yvonne Highsmith on June 23, 1932. She was the last of six children born to Richard Morgan and Laura Jones Highsmith. She was preceded in death by her siblings Reginald, Phylli…
Bryan Forrest Peters (Forrest after his beloved grandfather) was born Feb. 8, 1969, to Bill and Forest Peters in The Dalles, Ore. He grew up in Sherman County, and graduated from Sherman County High School. While a student there, he was a member of Sherman FFA, band, and lettered in football…
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Lynnda Beck Iles’ life overflowed with love and laughter from a seemingly endless chain of concentric circles of friends and family. Whomever Lynnda met became her BFF, collecting friends like charms on a bracelet, each a priceless gem, to be nurtured and cared for throughout her life. She w…
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Aaron Kilgore, longtime resident of White Salmon, Wash., passed away at his home on Feb. 3, 2021, at the age of 84. He was born in Mud Sand, Okla., on April 24, 1936, to Mildred (Herman) and Haston William Kilgore.
Monday, February 08, 2021
Henry Douglas Buckalew III passed away around 11:15 a.m. on Jan. 8, 2020, at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. Henry was only 27 years young, ultimately losing a courageous, lifelong battle to a congenital heart defect. He was embodied with love as he passed, surrounded by his father, mother…
Winona Oleta Branson “Nokie” passed away January 31, 2021 at Ashley Manor in Hood River, Oregon. Nokie was born October 8, 1930 and was 90 years of age at the time of her passing.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce Denise Marlene Meyers, of Hood River, Ore., passed away on Feb. 2, 2021, due to complications from COVID-19 at Providence of Portland Medical Center.
Friday, February 05, 2021
Jerry Weseley Harris passed peacefully in his Beaverton, Ore., home on Jan. 19, 2021. His life was filled with music! As a musician, teacher, composer, arranger, and choir director, Jerry’s musical gifts were shared with countless students, colleagues, and choir members whose lives he touche…
Marilyn Manser Avolio died on Jan. 31, 2021, following complications from a fall. Marilyn was born in Portland, Ore., on Aug. 5, 1934. She was 86 years old. She graduated from Lincoln High School and attended the University of Arizona. She met and married Gennaro (Bill) Avolio in 1953.
Wednesday, February 03, 2021
Monday, February 01, 2021
Robert Leroy Martin, 86, passed away on Dec. 16, 2020, at his farm in Moro, Ore. Bob was born on July 5, 1934, in Sherman County, the first of two sons to Orlow and Helen Martin. He was a lifelong resident of Sherman County and the fifth generation of the Martin family to farm in the Moro area.
With a heavy heart, we announce that Kathleen “Kathy” Ann Serra, age 77, passed away peacefully at home due to natural causes in the arms of her loving daughters and surrounded by family on Jan. 30, 2021. She was born July 29, 1943, in Leipsic, Ohio, and was the youngest of seven children. S…
Patricia “Patty” Ann Johnson was born in Portland, Ore., on May 16, 1950, to parents William and Mary Johnson. She had one brother, Jerry Johnson, and married husband Perry Johnson.
“Doc” Dannie L. Harmon of The Dalles, Ore., passed away on Jan. 23, 2021, at MCMC. He was born in Senath, Dunklin County, Mo., on May 11, 1944, to Pete Harmon and Iva (Smith) Harmon.
Friday, January 29, 2021
Robert Wayne Fraley, known to all as Bob, was born April 26, 1933, in Bend, Ore., to Cyril and Marie (Schilling) Fraley. Bob grew up in Maupin with his two brothers, Donald and Darrell. The Fraley family settled in Maupin in the early 1900s and owned a market, garage, gas station and The Rai…
Thursday, January 28, 2021
David Alonso Rodriguez, 27, of Portland, Ore., died tragically by suicide on Dec. 26, 2020. In the days leading up to his death, friends and family that reached out, reported him to be tired and distant. At around 12:15 a.m., David threw himself from the roof of his 16-story apartment building.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Eleanor Lillian (Clifton) Braun passed away on Jan. 19, 2021, at her home in Hood River, Ore. Eleanor was born on March 14, 1927, and was 93 years of age at the time of her passing.
Victor Walter Kaczynski, 82, passed away on Jan. 22, 2021, in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was born Dec. 7, 1938, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to Walter “Kazen” and Adolpha (Jacek) Kaczynski. He joined The Air Force after high school and was sent to Syracuse University to study in the Russian Language pr…
Friday, January 22, 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Rebecca Jane Cooper-Franz-Rice passed away on Jan. 8. 2021, at the age of 99. Jane was born June 15, 1921, to A.B. and Pearl Cooper. She was the seventh born out of eight children. Jane grew up in Hood River, Ore., where she attended first through 12th grades at various schools.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Lila Mae Churchill was born on Dec. 10, 1921, in Park Rapids, Minn., to William and Edith Churchill, their seventh child. She grew up on a local farm with her parents and a growing family that soon became 10 brothers and sisters. They worked, played and ran wild. Many of her fondest memories…
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Francis Louis “Frank” Menard passed away on Jan. 18, 2021, at Portland Providence Medical Center in Portland, Ore. Frank was born on Dec. 31, 1929, and was 91 years of age at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • C…
Monday, January 18, 2021
Marjory Claire Bush Foley passed away in her home on Jan. 14, 2021, at the age of 90. She was born in Kennewick, Wash., Aug. 12, 1930, to brighten up The Depression for her Dad and Mom, Clyde and Lois Gammon Bush, and her sister, Clydene Bush. Due to The Depression, her father lost his lumbe…
Ian Waite McLandress died on Dec. 27, 2020, in Boulder, Colo. Ian is survived by his parents, John and Catherine McLandress, and his sister, Isabelle (Biz) McLandress of Hood River, Ore., and Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He is also survived by his grandparents, Barbara Barnett Young and Gary Young…