Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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On Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, Dolores “Dee and Granny” Roberts, loving mother and “Granny,” passed away at Hawk’s Ridge at the age of 91.

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Donald Dean Webster, age 87, died Oct. 21, 2020, at his home with wife and family. We are forever grateful to Hearts of Hospice for making Dean and the family’s last months so peaceful.

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Barbara Elaine Hillmick passed away peacefully at home with her family in Hood River, Ore., on Oct. 15, 2020. She was born on Oct. 15, 1945, and was 75 years old at the time of her passing. Barbara was born in Wylam, Ala., to Elbert and Charlotte Livingston. Her father worked for general mot…

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Mary B. Graves was born Oct. 21, 1941, in Glendale, Calif., the firstborn of Eugene and Charlotte Baur Graves. She died Oct. 19, 2020, at home in Hood River, Ore.

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Fred Allen Phipps, 73, died Oct. 21, 2020, at his home, in The Dalles Ore. Fred was born July 25, 1947, in Klamath Falls, Ore., to Junia James Phipps and Lotti Phipps Baker. After his father’s passing, Lotti remarried to Grover Cleveland Baker III. He grew up traveling with his family for work.

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Thomas Evan Garred was born in Spokane, Wash., on Oct. 27, 1936, to parents Mary Estelle (Enoch) and Max Frank Garred. He graduated from Washington State University (go Cougs!) with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacology.

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Juanita Leibbrandt, age 81, passed peacefully at home, surrounded by family. She was born Aug. 29, 1939, in The Dalles, Ore., to Rex/Shorty and Wilma Osborne.

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The sudden passing of Nayland J. Wilkins on Sept. 27, 2020, was a shock to all who knew him and loved him. Just days prior, he had been riding his ATV at Mescalero Sand Dunes in New Mexico. He was on his way to meet his partner Pat at their home in South Padre Island, Nayland’s winter kitebo…

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Kurtis Richard Duggan, age 44, died on Oct. 13, 2020, in Bend, Ore. Kurtis was born on Feb. 29, 1976, in Hood River, Ore., to Doug and Sharon Duggan.

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Rosalie Beachman was born to Armas and Alice (Clark) Jakku on April 23, 1926, in Hood River, Ore. In 1930, her mother passed away suddenly. Armas, along with help from relatives and others, continued to raise Rosalie and her older brother, Stuart, until Armas married Evi Annala several years later.

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Norma J. Clark (McDonald), 92, lifelong resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, 2020, at MCMC. She was born to Lester and Helen McDonald on Aug. 26, 1928, and raised on Chenoweth Creek. Norma graduated from The Dalles High School in 1946, and married Alvin H. Clark on De…

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Jim Mahaffey, 88, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22 in Tualatin, Ore. He was born in Hopewell, Ohio, to Carlos and May Mahaffey.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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Virgil Hughie Major, 98, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at the Springs of Mill Creek Assisted Living in The Dalles, Ore. He had been on hospice since early September.

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On Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, Jimmy Guthrie, loved son, brother, and father, passed away at the age of 60. Jimmy was born Jan. 8, 1960, in Klamath Falls, Ore., to Jim and Kathy Guthrie. He bragged his whole life about sharing his birthday with Elvis Presley.

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Maria Bartola Acevedo, age 80 years young, passed peacefully in her sleep from this life, next to her daughter Evelyn and granddaughter Brittany, on Oct. 12, 2020. She was born to the late Juan Acevedo and Geovanna Gentile Acevedo on March 4, 1940, in Manhattan, N.Y.

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Robbie Lynn Niemola was born Feb. 3, 1962. He died on Oct. 1, 2020, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He had acute renal failure and acute respiratory failure.

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Rear Admiral S. David Frost, U.S Navy (retired), born April 21, 1930, in Southard, Okla., passed this world peacefully on June 27, 2020. He loved God and country and was a devoted husband and father.

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Rosalie Conner Cornell Colbert died Oct. 5, 2020, at Flagstone Senior Living in The Dalles, OR. She was 95.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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Lillian Esther Hutson, daughter of Harvey Clarence Hutson and Tressie Myrtle Hardman Hutson, was born in Hood River, Ore., on Aug. 22, 1932. Lillian was the youngest of 10 born to Tressie and Harvey and still lived in her childhood home in Hood River at the time of her death, Aug. 19, 2020, …

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Donald Chester Carpenter, 93, passed peacefully on Oct. 6, 2020, at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles, Ore. Don was born March 2, 1927, in Livingston, Mont., the son of Chester and Cecile Carpenter. Having been raised on the family’s ranch outside of Clyde Park, Mont., Don graduated fro…

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Claris J. (Campbell) Fraley was born Feb. 12, 1931, in The Dalles, Ore., to Eldon and Rachel (Look) Fraley, and passed away in The Dalles on Oct. 5, 2020, at age 89. She attended schools in The Dalles and Gresham, graduating in 1948. Claris had many fond memories of spending time with her gr…

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Frank See died Oct. 8, 2020, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Born in 1935 in Long Beach, Calif., his parents moved to Cooper Spur, Ore., in 1945, where his parents bought a restaurant. It had one cold water tap, one tea kettle, no electricity and an outhouse in the back. But…

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Timothy “Tim” Paul Boyette passed away on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Portland, Ore. He was on his motorcycle on his way to work when he went down. Tim was born in Modesto, Calif., on Aug. 24, 1979, to his mother Jeanne Hathcock, whom he loved very much, and his father, Bill Boyette.

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Kraig Alan Hull was born Sept. 1, 1977, in The Dalles, Ore., to Larry and Sharon Hull. Kraig grew up in Tygh Valley, Ore., and graduated from Wasco County Union High School in 1995. He passed away on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, at the age of 43. After high school, Kraig attended Linn Benton Commun…

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Helen Loraine Staab, 90, of The Dalles, Ore., passed away on Sept. 28, 2020. She was born to parents Fred Ballard and Bessie Sisemore on May 7, 1930, in Meridian, Idaho.

Tuesday, October 06, 2020
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Mary Viola Rattray Smith was born Jan. 19, 1924, in Buckhorn, Ore. She was the sixth child following Winnie, Wilma, Bill, Helen and John. She passed away from us on July 8, 2020, at her home in The Dalles, Ore.

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Jean Emerson, daughter of Eldon and Myrtle Emerson, died Sept. 23, 2020. She was born Sept. 2, 1944.

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Sandra Teel Trainer, 82 passed away on Sept. 28, 2020, of complications from Alzheimer’s Disease and other natural causes. She was living in memory care in Hood River but was a proud Portlandian prior to that for over nine years. The funeral service will be held online/virtually, with detail…

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Margaret Kathleen McCuistion passed away peacefully on Sept. 17, 2020, in College Place, Wash. She was born on Dec. 27, 1939, in White Salmon, Wash., to William “Bill” McCuistion and Alice (Bowling) McCuistion. She grew up in Trout Lake and graduated from Trout Lake High School in 1958. Kath…

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Rickie Gene “Rick” Hutchison passed away on Sept. 28, 2020, at his home in Mosier, Ore. He was 70 years of age at the time of his passing.

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Kimiko (Doi) Akiyama passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 23, 2020, at Hearthstone at Murrayhill Senior Living Community in Beaverton, Ore. She was born on March 29, 1930, in San Francisco, Calif., to Nenichi and Haruko Doi. She had one sister, Setsuko (Doi) Kagehiro.

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Rudy Paul Wostel, 87, of The Dalles, Ore., went to the Lord on Sept. 28, 2020. Rudy was born on Feb. 7, 1933, in Tillamook, Ore. He was the son of his late parents, Rudolph Paul Wostel, and Elsie Blank Wostel. He died peacefully in his sleep at Columbia Basin Care, The Dalles.

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Ron Opbroek, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away Sept. 26, 2020, at home with family by his side. He was born Oct. 13, 1949, to Cletus and Connie Opbroek in Albany, Ore. Ron went into the Army in 1969. He was stationed at Fort Carson, Colo. He was a M.P. Ron served two years.

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Douglas Allen Warrington, 76, of Baker City, Ore., and formerly of The Dalles, Ore., passed away Sept. 27, 2020, from cancer. Born April 6, 1944, in Eugene, Ore., he moved to Bend, Ore., in 1946 and graduated from Bend High School in 1962.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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Mary Ann Voigt, 90, passed away peacefully on Sept. 26, 2020. She was born in Elgin, Neb., in 1930 to Fred and Nellie Holtmann. Mary Ann moved to Bingen, Wash., in 1946 with her family. She graduated from Columbia High School in 1948. One of her joys was volunteering in planning and then par…

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Richard Michael Ely, 71, died on July 18, 2020 of injuries from a fall at his home in Welches, Ore.

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Howard Henry Thille, AKA Howie, Hank, How Weird, and Junior to his close friend and family, passed peacefully to the Pearly Gates on Sept. 23, 2020. He suffered from a broken heart after losing his dear wife Alene earlier this summer. Howard was born in Elgin, Neb., to Howard and Vernona Thi…

After a lengthy illness, John “Jack” Steward has gone to be with his forever family. Jack went to his forever family at home with his family surrounding him. Jack was born and raised in Rufus, Ore. He is survived by his wife, Geri Steward; four children, Kim Thompson, Kelly Steward, James De…

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Casey Anthony Popenoe, 39, died in a car accident while in Alaska on Sept. 5, 2020. He was born in Goldendale, Wash., to Donna Frey and Tony Popenoe on Oct. 16, 1980.

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Sharon Mae Krall Thomas passed away on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in The Dalles, Ore., after a fierce four year battle with cancer. Her passing was peaceful with her daughter’s hand lying with gratitude over her heart.

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Dennis Dwight Rogers went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sept. 21, 2020, at his home in Sheridan, Ore. He was 76 years old at the time of his passing. Dennis was born on Jan. 7, 1944, in McMinnville, Ore., to parents Ira and Naomi Rogers. Dennis took part in FFA and 4H while …

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Sharon Eileen (Smith) Robertson, 76, of Mosier, Ore., passed away from a heart attack on Sept. 17, 2020. Sharon was born in The Dalles, Ore., on May 30, 1944, to Agnes and Frances Smith. She went to school in Hood River and graduated in 1962. She lived in Hood River most of her life and work…

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If you ever want to know what service to others looks like, look no further than the life of Karen Renee Jolliffe, who passed away peacefully in her sleep after a courageous bout with cancer on Aug. 5, 2020, in San Francisco, Calif., after a life of service to others.

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Neola Maxine Walker passed away on Sept. 16, 2020, at Brookside Manor in Hood River, Ore. Neola was born on July 31, 1923, and was 97 years of age at the time of her passing.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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Michael “Mike” J. Broadhead of Hood River, Ore., passed away with his family by his side on Sept. 15, 2020. Michael was born to Orville Lorenzo Broadhead and Ione Osterhout Broadhead in Rupurt, Idaho, on June 3, 1945. Mike grew up in the Burley, Idaho, area and graduated from the Declo, Idah…

Nancy Elizabeth Robideau, 82, a Prineville, Ore., resident, died Sept. 18, 2020, of natural causes. She was born Oct. 20, 1937, in Old London, Texas, to John Van and Clyde (Sanders) Leabo. Her early years were spent in Arkansas, and moved to The Dalles, Ore., where she spent her teenage year…

The evening of July 22, 2020, at the age of 41, Lanette Cathleen Boyer left this world to join her heavenly Father. She was born as Lanette Ellen Lamoreaux, in Medford, Ore., late evening, March 27, 1979, to a teenage mother named Nanette Lamoreaux.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Karon Corinne Osborne, 68, of The Dalles, Ore., passed away from metastatic lung cancer after a courageous battle on Aug. 21, 2020. Karon was born on Jan. 20, 1952, in Ellensburg, Wash., to Keith and Mary Jane Casidy.

Mieczyslaw (Mick) Grabowski, 96, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away peacefully at the Mid-Columbia Medical Center on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, with his family at his side.