Monday, June 14, 2021
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Robert A. Wheble lost his battle with cancer on May 26, 2021, in Duxbury, Mass. Bob was born on Oct. 25, 1954, to John and Gloria Wheble of Kingston, Mass. His long and successful career as a master carpenter took him around the world, but he spent most of his career working in Southern Cali…

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Dolly Loss departed her home in The Dalles, Ore., and moved peacefully to dwell with the angels on Nov. 27, 2020. Born Delphine Dolly Hunsaker on June 26, 1946, her mother was Sarah Stella Ann Knox Morris and father was Leslie James Hunsaker. Both parents are deceased, as is her husband, Dav…

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Mary Alice Smith (Sharkey), 85, of Hood River, Ore., went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2021, lovingly surrounded by her four children.

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Jonathan Sproule Emerson, 69 years old, passed away suddenly of a heart attack in Tepotzlàn, Morelos, Mexico, on May 15, 2021. He was the deeply beloved, adored and cherished husband of Louisa. Devoted to everyone in his family, he was the loving father and father in law of Cameron and Cecel…

Friday, June 11, 2021
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It is with great sadness that the family of Ruth Ellen Elsasser-Kolberg share her unexpected passing on May 24, 2021, in Husum, Wash., at the age of 42. She will always be loved and remembered by her husband, Ryan Kolberg, and children Victor and Tsadiku Coffman.

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Esther Pietrina “Pete” Germeraad was born Sept. 24, 1921, in Boston, Mass., to Peter and Caroline Aspesi. In 1943, she graduated from Simmons College with a Bachelor of Science degree and as a Board Certified Nurse. 

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Fredrick Raymond Edwards, known as "Ray," passed peacefully through the veil Friday, June 4, 2021, at his home in Hood River with his family by his side. He was 84 years old.

Thursday, June 10, 2021
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Leopold Joseph Gauvin was born in Acushnet, Mass., on April 21, 1935, to Aurora (Hubert) and Amedee Joseph Gauvin. The family relocated many times while Leo was a child, eventually settling in Pomona, Calif. Leo served in the Army in the late 1950s and was honorably discharged after his mili…

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Rachel F. White, 83, of Johnson City, Ore., passed away June 2, 2021. She was born in Salina, Kan., on April 28, 1938. Rachel attended Selah High School near Yakima, Wash.

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Jose Ochoa Izarraraz passed away on May 31, 2021, at Portland Providence Medical Center in Portland, Ore. Jose was born on Sept. 10, 1954, in Chavinda, Michoacán, to parents Guadalupe Izarraraz Flores and Jose Ochoa Mares and was 66 years of age at the time of his passing.

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An angel was called from earth today to join Jesus in Heaven. Theresa was pure and always followed God’s lessons. She loved all the people and most people loved her.

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Steven Jay Richardson of Ontario, Ore., passed away April 11, 2021, at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, Idaho, after suffering a fall, and after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer.

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Marylynne Derich was born in Sacramento, Calif., on March 12, 1950. She attended Crocker Elementary School, California Junior High, and graduated from C. K. McClatchy High School. She left this world on June 6, 2021, after several years struggling with cancer. She faced her death as she face…

Monday, June 07, 2021
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Deniese Lemarr was a lifelong resident of The Dalles, Ore. She was born Dec. 13, 1952, and passed away at age 68 on June 1, 2021.

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William F. Wilkins, founding partner and CEO of Wilkins, Kaiser, Olsen Inc., passed away peacefully at home on June 3, 2021, surrounded by family. Bill was born on Aug. 20, 1935, in Goldendale, Wash., to Theodore V. and Vera M. Wilkins. Bill grew up in Goldendale and after high school, atten…

Thursday, June 03, 2021
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Jacqueline Van Ness, 84, passed away on the morning of Dec. 22, 2020, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Ore. 

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Jacqueline D. Stencil (Drown) was born in Boise, Idaho. On Aug. 5, 1981. She was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at age 39 in Sneads Ferry, , N.C., on Jan. 22, 2021.

Tuesday, June 01, 2021
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Lynnora "Nora" O'Meara passed away at her home in The Dalles, Ore., on May 24, 2021, from natural causes. She was 72 years old. Nora was born in Duarte, Calif., in 1948 and raised in The Dalles. She graduated from Wahtonka High School in 1966.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
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Venita Shaw was born in Sayre, Okla., in the summer, July 17, 1943, to Leonard and Marie Mahan. The family moved to Arkansas for a few years before relocating to Bakersfield, Calif. Her father accepted a job on The Dalles Dam and this is were she resided until she passed away on April 10, 2021.

Monday, May 24, 2021
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At 5 p.m. on May 15, 2021, Madeline Adell Wells Edwards left this earth to be with her God. She was a descendant of some of the earliest settlers to arrive in the Hood River Valley and was 98 years and 241 days old. Thanks to the care of her son, Thomas Edwards, she was able to peacefully de…

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Max Edward Logan, 78, long-time resident of White Salmon, Wash., passed away on May 19, 2021, at his home in White Salmon with his close family with him.

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Monte Steven Hull of Hood River, Ore., passed away May 15, 2021, due to delayed complications of a tragic accident, at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash. He was 45 years old.

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On Monday, May 3, 2021, we lost a pillar of our community. Sadly, Gary Navarre — an upright, kind, smart, dependable, funny, giving man — passed away from natural causes. Gary was born Jan. 6, 1947.

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Edna Margaret Dearixon Dorzab Chandler passed away on April 1, 2021, at Columbia Basin Care Facility in The Dalles, Ore., where she resided at the time of her passing. Two of her grandsons were there with her.

Friday, May 21, 2021
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Muriel Jean Ing, a resident of Hood River, Ore., passed away on April 29, 2021, at Brookside Manor with family and friends by her side.

Thursday, May 20, 2021
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Truman Eddie Goss was born April 27, 1928, at home in Mt. Hood, Ore., to Ephriam and LaDonnia Goss. Truman was the youngest of nine children, seven boys and two girls. Truman passed away on Jan. 3, 2021, in Yuma, Ariz., at the age of 92.

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Alvin “Lad” Lash passed away in Redmond, Ore., at his home on May 14, 2021. Lad was born July 1, 1930, to Orville and Mary (Saunders) Lash in The Dalles, Ore. He graduated from the Dalles Union High School 1948.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Carole V. Anderson passed away on April 20, 2021, in The Dalles, Ore. Carole was born Nov. 12, 1948, in Chicago, Ill., to John and Marguerite (Fraser) Anderson. She graduated valedictorian of her Mundelein, Ill., high school class. She earned a bachelor’s of arts degree from Southern Illinoi…

Stephen (Steve) B. Johnisee of Hood River passed away on May 12, 2021. Steve was born on Jan. 23, 1951, in Alton, Ill., to Harold (Hal) Johnisee and Alice Johnisee(Miller).

Robert Howard (Bob) Schuppe was born on Sept. 3, 1935, in Oak Park, Ill. — amidst The Great Depression. The oldest of three, Bob naturally took charge, delivering newspapers and running trap-lines to help feed the family — always a hard worker.

Donald Charles Bryan, a longtime resident of White Salmon, Wash., has passed away at the age of 96, on April 11, 2021. He will be very much missed by his family and friends.

Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Akira Fukatsu, born July 7, 1946, in Numata City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan, came to the U.S. in the 1990s as an expert in apple production. In 2004, he met Geraldine Mary Jane Allen Cody. They married in March 2005. He became a U.S. citizen in March 2011.

Bernice Raszler age 86, passed away peacefully May 2, 2021, due to cancer. She was born June 30, 1934, in Beulah, N.D. She married Albin Raszler, who proceeded her in death in 1995. She loved to cook, grow her tomatoes and do water aerobics.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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Ronald Vern "Ron" Gilbert of Hood River, Ore., went to be with Our Lord Jesus May 6, 2021, at Portland Providence Medical Center after a brief illness.

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Mary Joyce Jaksha, 89, passed away at her home in White Salmon, Wash., on April 17, 2021. She was born to Mary Helen (Estes) and Samuel Lloyd Simmons in Wapato, Wash., on March 23, 1932.

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Natalie Kimmel Strizich was a caring mother, daughter, and sister. She left this world suddenly on April 10, 2021, at age 43 following a car accident. Natalie Antoinette Kimmel was born on May 25, 1977 ,to Eddie Kimmel and Nanette Cline Kimmel in Cherokee, Iowa. She lived in Cherokee for her…

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Janet Lucille Swales, 80, passed away on May 2, 2021, in Lehi, Utah, with her family by her side.

Thursday, May 06, 2021
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David Paul Reed passed away April, 20, 2021, at RiverBend Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield, Ore. David was born May, 29, 1947, in Hood River, Ore., to Paul and Margie Reed.

Monday, May 03, 2021
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Anne M. Ward, 98, Anne died peacefully at her home in White Salmon, Wash., on April 17, 2021. Anna Emielia Otillie Markgraf was born on July 4, 1922 at Panakanic, in Klickitat County, Wash. She was eighth of nine children born to Charles and LuDell (Bertschi) Markgraf. Anne married George He…

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Yolanda Martinez falleció en Mid-Columbia Medical Center el 19 de abril de 2021 en the Dalles, Oregon. Yolanda nació el 8 de octubre de 1959 en Morelia Michoacán hija de J. Rosario Martinez y Evangelina Pacheco.

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James Arland Newton, 74, a long-time resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away April 26, 2021, at The Springs Wilsonville.

Friday, April 30, 2021
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Leona Osbourn passed away on April 17, 2021. She was born in Picher, Okla., on Nov. 14 1930.

Thursday, April 29, 2021
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Calvin Henry DeMaris passed away on Sept. 6, 2020, in Aloha, Ore. He was born July 31, 1925, in Eightmile, Ore., to Leroy and Maree DeMaris. The family moved to the Goldendale, Wash., area when he started school. On his 18th birthday, he married Helen Ledford. He worked in the lumber industr…

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Wily W. Knighten Jr., age 89, of The Dalles, Ore., passed away at his daughter’s home on April 23, 2021, after an extended illness.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
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Gerald "Jerry" Veryl Gard passed away on April 15, 2021, at Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, Ore. Jerry was born on Jan. 16, 1942, and was 79 years of age at the time of his passing.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Lyola Holden Chase Workman, 95, of Gig Harbor, Wash., passed away April 19, 2021. She was born to Enos and Hazel Holden on May 25, 1925, in Franklin, Idaho. She graduated from high school and spent the next few years living with her sisters in Salt Lake City, Utah, and southern California wh…

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Sara “Lilly” Elizabeth Ellsworth was born Jan. 23, 1953, in Washington to her parents John and Sara Campbell. She passed away from stage 4 lung cancer on April 17, 2021, in The Dalles, Ore., which is where she spent the majority of her life with her loving lifelong partner Chester Hall.

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Anna "Pauline” (Fletcher) Kennedy, 86, passed away on April 17, 2021, surrounded by her family and an orchard full of beautiful white blossoms, her favorite flower color. Pauline was born Sept. 24,1934, in Hood River and grew up and worked on the family farm in Odell with her sister Patricia…

Friday, April 23, 2021

Dwain E. White, 90, formerly of Spokane, White Salmon and Carson, Wash., passed away peacefully on April 2, 2021, at Infinity Hospice in Las Vegas, N.V.