Friday, September 17, 2021
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Donald Lee Petersen, 90, died Aug. 26, 2021, at The Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles, Ore. He was born on Dec. 26, 1930, to Henry and Gladys Petersen of The Dalles.

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Charles Forrest Decker, a life-long resident of Wasco, Ore., died Sunday , Sept. 12, 2021, at the age of 94.

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Willene “Billie” Schilling passed away on Sept. 5, 2021, due to contracting COVID-19 while living at The Hampton and Ashley Inn in Vancouver, Wash.

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Thomas Welk Amery (Tom) was born to Savilla and Fred Amery on May 15, 1933, in Walla Walla, Wash. He was named after his grandfather, Thomas Amery. Holidays often found him at their family business — Amery and Sons Hardware store — sorting bolts with his sister Joan. Next, he delivered parts…

Thursday, September 16, 2021
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Alfred Jimmy Payne, 71, passed away Sept. 10, 2021, at OHSU Hospital in Portland, Ore. He was born Nov. 6, 1949, the fourth of four children, in The Dalles, Ore., to Alfred and Julia Payne. His three older sisters doted on him his entire childhood. He grew up in Grass Valley, Ore., attending…

Monday, September 13, 2021
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It is with great sadness that the family of Jerry L. Walker announce his peaceful passing on Aug. 19, 2021, at the age of 76 years.

Friday, September 10, 2021
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Virginia Lee (Torres) Lee 88, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., for 62 years passed away at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. She was born March 24, 1933, in Red Cliff, Colo., to Daniel and Josephine (Herrera) Torres. She was the second of nine children, Maria, Virginia, …

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Ann Christine (Curran) Perry was born on Christmas Day 1930 to Patrick and Margaret (Costello) Curran. She grew up in Noe Valley with her brother Patrick and sister Mary Ellen. She attended St. James Grammar School, then went on to Immaculate Conception Academy for high school. While in high…

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Betty Poisel was born in Hood River, Ore., on Sept. 13, 1943, to Nick and Alice Redmann, who lived in Underwood, Wash. Betty started school in White Salmon, Wash., attended Mill A School and graduated from Stevenson High School. Betty passed away on Aug. 18, 2021, at PeaceHealth hospital in …

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Darel Lyndon Franklin, 74, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Aug. 25, 2021, in The Dalles, Ore. He was born Dec. 28, 1946, in Salem, Ore., to Harold and Marjorie (Behymer) Franklin.

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Todd Eugene Warneke passed away on Aug. 18, 2021, at the age of 63, at his home in Billings, Mont., after several years of declining health. He was born in Lebanon, Ore., to Don and Virginia (Korn) Warneke, on Feb. 19, 1958. He was raised in White Salmon, Wash., and graduated from Columbia H…

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Jeanne Hagen passed away at her home at Parkhurst Place in Hood River, Ore., on Aug. 13, 2021. She was 89 years old at the time of her passing.

Thursday, September 09, 2021
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Phyllis Louise Wagenhoffer, 88, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., for 64 years, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, at a private care home in Cathedral City, Calif. She had fought a long battle with metastatic breast cancer.

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Harley “Bud” Earl passed away peacefully Aug. 30, 2021, with family by his side at Mid-Columbia Medical Center of The Dalles, Ore. He was 78 years of age at the time of his passing.

Tuesday, September 07, 2021
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Donald Ray Schaack passed away Sept. 1, 2021, at the age of 84 at PeaceHealth Hospital in Vancouver Wash. He lived a life filled with family, friends, and community, and lots of love.

Friday, September 03, 2021
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Gail Owen Lewis passed away on Feb. 5, 2021, at his home in Cascade Locks, Ore. Gail was born on May 31, 1946, and was 74 years of age at the time of his passing. 

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William (Bill) Arthur Johnson, a life long resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away at his home on Aug. 26, 2021. Bill was born at Fairbanks, Ore., on Fifteenmile Creek on Nov. 23, 1932, to Eric and Mae Remington Johnson. He was the youngest of three children and is preceded in death by his…

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Virginia Elizabeth Johnson, a long time resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away at OHSU on Aug. 30, 2021. Virginia was born on Jan. 17, 1931, in Amarillo, Texas, to Gottlieb and Essie (Doss) Haug. She is preceded in death by her husband William (Bill) Johnson, her brothers Doss Haug and Ro…

Thursday, September 02, 2021
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Richard Allen Hayes, 73, of International Falls, Minn., passed away on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021.

Wednesday, September 01, 2021
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Louise Jane Plank was born April 27, 1944, with her twin Leila Jean in Anderson, S.C., to Joseph Adger and Olgia Swadberg (Carroll) Chandler. She joined her sister Joyce in the family.

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Ross Kermit Hucke loved God, the Coast Guard, his family and his beloved dog, DannyBoy.

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James (Jim) LeRoy Anthony, 76, died Nov. 4, 2020, in Portland, Ore. He died after a brave battle struggling with the complications of Huntington Disease.

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Jack Phillips passed peacefully at Callaway Gardens, in Kennewick, Wash., on Aug. 27, 2021. Born in Hood River, Ore., on July 19, 1940, Jack grew up there and played first singles in tennis during his high school years.

Monday, August 23, 2021
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James Belknap Wade, a 49-year resident of Hood River, OR, passed away at his home, surrounded by family, on Aug. 13, 2021.

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Mary Reanne Wilson passed away on July 22, 2021, at her home in The Dalles, Ore., at the age of 58. She was born on June 12, 1963, in Boulder, Colo., to Robert F. and Sue A. (Harris) Wilson. She attended public schools in Boulder, with the exception of one year in her early teens during whic…

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William (Bill) Frederick Ernst passed away on Aug. 18, 2021, in Hood River, Ore. He was 74 years young and passed away too soon, but his friends and family take comfort in the fact that he was doing what he loved — mountain biking on a beautiful, mild summer day on the Post Canyon trail.

Sharon Webster Harvey Anderson was born in Manhattan, N.Y., on Oct. 5, 1935, to Leroy Kingsley Webster and Mary Olive Mason Webster. Sharon’s family moved from New York to Kentucky and then Washington, before settling in Hood River, Ore., in 1943.

Caroline Ada O’Brien Homer was born in Torrance, Calif., on May 29, 1933, and passed peacefully into eternal life on Aug. 20, 2021, after a brief illness. The only daughter of Tom and Bertha O’Brien, Mosier, Ore., she was a born entertainer and comic. Thanks to lessons from her mother, she b…

Friday, August 20, 2021
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Theodore (Ted) E. Wells passed away at home just shy of 90 years of age on April 28, 2020. He was born on June 23, 1930, in Redmond, Ore., to Theo and Cassie Wells in 1930.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Mary Hoke, 80, died unexpectedly June 24, 2021, at a Bozeman Montana Hospital while on her final camping adventure with her daughters Angie and Laurie.

Friday, August 13, 2021
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Shirley Rose Nelson passed away peacefully on Aug. 11, 2021. She was 83 years old, born to Fredrick and Sylvia Nelson in Hood River on Sept. 13, 1937.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
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Betty Maurine Clark Moore McDonald, age 91, passed away Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, after a short illness.

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Melvin G. Thornburg on June 29, 2021. Melvin was 79 years young. He was the beloved husband and best friend of the late Myrna Thornburg. He was the loving father of Marvin Thornburg, Jayne Fischer, Janice Pletcher-Miles, Jim Thornburg and J…

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Dorothy Jane Neal Ober passed away quietly in her home at Rock of Ages on Aug. 8, 2021. She was 102.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
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Robert Joseph Scherrer, 91, a lifelong resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2021, at the home of his daughter Sharon in Tigard, Ore.

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Daniel Lee Carver, 78, resident of Bakeoven, died at home, on his Bakeoven ranch, Friday, July 23, 2021. He was born Dec. 14, 1942, in Toledo, Wash., to Max and Helen (Extine) Carver. Max returned home from World War II, the Carvers moved to Sweet Home where Dan’s brother, Doug, was born in …

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Donna Marjorie Brost, 92, passed away in The Dalles, Ore., on July 17, 2021. She was born in Toppenish, Wash., to Bird Frances (Siepen) and Charles M. Henle on Nov. 1, 1928.

Wednesday, August 04, 2021
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In loving memory of Joseph Clarence Zitzelberger, born Sept. 27, 1938, and died Jan. 10, 2021. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 27 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1222 W. 10th St., The Dalles, Ore. Due to the uptick in COVID-19 cases, the family asks that all those attending w…

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Saturday evening, July 31, 2021, our beautiful mother, Venita "Jean" Duke, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus, after a long battle with dementia. She was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She touched many lives and will be missed by everyone that knew and …

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Lynnda Iles died Jan. 9, 2021; she was born April 7, 1947, in Portland, Ore. A celebration of life will take place at Divots at Indian Creek Golf Course on Sunday, Aug. 29 from 1-4 p.m. Contact Carol Annala, 541-490-5099 or carol@donnunamaker.com for more information.

Tuesday, August 03, 2021
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Marilyn Barney was born June 18, 1931, to Joseph E. and Hattie (Churchman) Trively in Randolph, Iowa. She passed away July 29, 2021, in Kennewick, Wash.

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Mildred Reynolds Craber was born May 22, 1918, and died Feb. 27, 2020. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church, 909 Court St., The Dalles, Ore. An indoor picnic lunch will be provided. RSVP to Donnamae Grannemann, 541-980-9666 (talk or text) …

Monday, August 02, 2021
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The Rev. Lawrence Cooley Ferguson Jr. passed into God’s glory June 27, 2021, in Prineville, Ore. His beloved wife, Anna, predeceased him in 2016. He is survived by his three adult children: Elizabeth Sarah Ferguson, Lawrence Cooley Ferguson III (wife, Kim, daughters Elise and Emily Ferguson,…

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Betty Josephine (Johnson) Hix passed away quietly at a care facility in Tigard, Ore., on June 28,2021, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born July 8, 1928, in The Dalles, Ore., to the late Elmer Bernhard and Alice Pearl (Ferguson) Johnson.

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Gary Elmer Lockwood, Col. Ret, was born in Medford, Ore., on Oct. 1, 1935, to Lola and George Lockwood. He grew up where his family could get work, around Washington State mostly. He attended South Kitsap High School and then attended Willamette University for undergrad and law school.

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Travis Michael “Mick” Cummings went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at his home in The Dalles, Ore., surrounded by family.

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It is with great sadness that the family of Elsie Louise Bailey (Guignard) announces her passing with loved ones by her side on June 15, 2021, at the age of 84.

Saturday, July 31, 2021
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Don Moreland Owen was born April 1, 1928 ( Don always said March 32 ), in Bend, Ore., to Frank A. and Mildred (Hoover) Owen. He joined sister, Dorothy and two younger brothers, George and William.

Friday, July 30, 2021
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Edith M. (Sally) Graff, born Dec. 22, 1933, passed away peacefully July 16, 2021, in the I.C.U. at Mid-Columbia Medical Center surrounded by family members. She was a 1951 graduate of The Dalles High School and lived in The Dalles all her life.