Obituaries for April 2009

Obituary

Irene Lucy Best

Irene Lucy Best passed away peacefully at the home of her son on Thursday, March 26, 2009, following a long illness. She was born on May 30, 1914, in Rye, N.Y. She was the daughter of Louis and Marie Baud, ...

Vernon Clyde DeHart

Vernon Clyde DeHart was born in Needmore, N.C., Sept. 29, 1938. He passed away peacefully at his home in Tumwater, Wash., March 3, 2009, with family at his side. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mitsuko DeHart; ...

Betty Jean Farmer

In the early morning hours of March 25, 2009, Betty Jean Farmer went to be with the Lord. She was born 90 years ago on Nov. 4, 1918, to William E. and Clarice L. (Monroe) Elliott in Indianapolis, Ind. After ...

Carl Otto Davidson

Carl Otto Davidson, 71, of Boring, Ore., passed away Friday, March 27, 2009. He was born in Billings, Mont., on March 25, 1938, to Otto and Myrtle Amna (Harper) Davidson. He moved to Dixie, Wash., in 1945 where he attended ...

Lewis Eldon Baker Jr.

Lewis Eldon Baker Jr., 51, passed away unexpectedly at his Cascade Locks, Ore., residence on March 26, 2009. Lewis moved out to Cascade Locks to be near his father in 1965. He had been living in Marlboro, Conn., with his ...

Tom L. Brazille

Tom L. Brazille, a Cascade Locks, Ore., resident, died March 30, 2009, at Providence Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 11, at 2 p.m. at the Port of Cascade Locks Gorge ...

Lloyd Gilkerson

Lloyd Gilkerson passed away at his Odell, Ore., home with family by his side on April 1, 2009. A service to honor and remember his life is planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, at Anderson’s Tribute Center with a ...

Lucile Adele Stanley

Lucile Adele (Nichols) Stanley, of Milwaukie, Ore., died March 29, 2009, in Salem, Ore., at the age of 83. She was born Sept. 5, 1925, in Boyd, Ore., the second of seven children of Chester and Dorothy (Martin) Nichols. She ...

John E. Allen

John “Jae” E. Allen passed away March 16, 2009, peacefully at home. Born and raised in Hood River, Ore., John was active all his life in theater, music and nonprofit organizations. Born Feb. 18, 1947, to Edward Allen and Bertha ...

Thomas William Oswald

Thomas William Oswald, affectionately known as “Tiny,” passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009. A service to mourn his passing and celebrate his life is planned for noon Saturday, April 11, at Idlewilde Cemetery. Viewing is scheduled for Friday, April 10, ...

Winona Kersteter Fellows

Winona Kersteter Fellows passed away March 30, 2009, in Vancouver, Wash. Winona, also known as “Noni,” was born Oct. 13, 1934, in Bellefonte, Pa., to Harold and Margaret Kersteter. Noni graduated from State College high school, and went on to ...

George Atsushi Tamura

George Atsushi Tamura, 93, died April 9, 2009, at his home in Odell, Ore. The eldest son of Katsusaburo and Michi Tamura, George was born in Portland on June 15, 1915. Three years later, the family moved to Hood River, ...

Wanda Genevieve Perkins

Wanda Genevieve Perkins, 87, passed away April 8, 2009, at the Hood River Care Center. A graveside service is planned for 3 p.m. Monday, April 13, at Idlewilde Cemetery. Chaplain Clyde Sanda of Heart of Hospice will lead her service. ...

Michael Lynn Snodgrass

Michael Lynn Snodgrass passed away April 4, 2009. He was born in Prosser, Wash., on Oct. 15, 1954, to Ray and Mary Snodgrass. He was the second of four children and grew up in Parkdale, Ore., where he attended Hood ...

Jarrell Bell

On Sept. 15, 1925, a son was born to the Newtonia County, Mo., farm family of Sherman and Veva Bell. Following local tradition he was stuck with a given name from some long lost ancestor that was impossible to spell, ...

Denzel Frank Fisher

Denzel Frank Fisher, 85, died peacefully March 1, 2009, at his Hood River, Ore., home. He was born at home in Cook Neb., to Frank and Blanche Fisher. Denny graduated from Cook High School in Neb., in 1941. After working ...

Ethel McNamee

Born in Hillsboro, N.D., to Charles and Minnie Hausmann, she married Wallace McNamee in 1938. The couple was married 62 years. They had five children, 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Grand Forks, N.D., was home until moving to ...

Kenneth W. Kirby

Kenneth W. Kirby, a lifelong Hood River Valley resident, died April 14, 2009, at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles, Ore. He was 87 years of age. Private family services were held with Vault Entombment at Idlewilde Cemetery Mausoleum. ...

Kenneth William Stoddard

Kenneth William Stoddard, 93, died comfortably at home under Hospice care on Monday, April 13, 2009, due to complications of old age. Kenny was born in Pomona, Calif., to LeRoy and Mabel (Gressley) Stoddard on March 27, 1916. He attended ...

John M. Barrett

Rear Admiral John M. “Jack” Barrett, USN (ret.), passed away peacefully in the midst of his family on April 18, 2009, at his home in White Salmon, Wash. He was 89 years old. By his own assessment, Admiral Barrett had ...

Howard G. Nellermoe

Howard G. Nellermoe, born Aug. 22, 1938, peacefully passed away April 14, 2009, at Kaiser-Sunnyside Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born to John and Mabel Nellermoe in Hickson, N.D. He graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., as ...

Lois Harrison Williams

Lois Harrison Williams passed away April 22, 2009, at the Rock Cove Assisted Living home in Stevenson, Wash., with family by her side. Lois was born July 9, 1917, in Olson, N.D., to Wilburn Leslie and Ella Florence (Stone) Smeltzer. ...

Norma Lee Hays

Norma Lee Mooney was born March 5, 1929, to Guy E. and Lola E. Mooney in Gillette, Wyo., joining brothers Fred and Everett Mooney and sisters Winna Fae Adams, Ora Mae Hartley and Pat Galligan. The family migrated to Hood ...

Bonita Joan Meyers

Bonita Joan Meyers passed away at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2009, at Liberty Country Place in Centralia, Wash. Bones, as she was known to many, was born on May 19, 1930, in Hot Springs, S.D., the daughter of ...

Donna Mae Murray

Donna Mae Murray, wife of the late Johnny Murray, passed away in Hood River, Ore., April 22, 2009, at the age of 75. She was born in Sylva, N.C., on Aug. 9, 1933, the daughter of Stella (Gunter) and Nathaniel ...

James W. Denny

James W. Denny, a former resident of Hood River, Ore., passed away with his loving wife Sheila by his side on April 22, 2009. He had fought a valiant battle against lung cancer which had been diagnosed in late February ...

Kenneth Lentz

Kenneth “Kenny” Lentz passed away at his father’s house in Odell, Ore., on Sunday morning, April 26, 2009. He was born July 16, 1968, in McMinnville, Ore. Kenny went all 12 years of his schooling in Amity, Ore., with sports ...

Berton Arthur Clark Sr.

Berton Arthur Clark Sr., 84, of Dufur, Ore., went home to be with the Lord with his family by his side on April 26, 2009. Bert was born Sept. 10, 1924, in Laramie, Wyo., but grew up in Blythe, Calif. ...