Obituaries for September 2010

Obituary

Denzil Dwight Miller

Denzil Dwight Miller passed away on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at age 90, surrounded by family at his home in Cascade Locks, Ore. The cause of his death was cancer. Denzil was born Feb. 8, 1920, in Grant City, Worth ...

Herbert Charles Morse

Jack Morse passed away at the age of 93 on Aug. 14, 2010. Herbert Charles “Jack” Morse was born in Portland, Ore., on March 9, 1917. His family later moved to Vancouver, Wash., where he graduated from Union High School ...

Jack Culbertson

A life-long resident of the Hood River Valley, Jack Culbertson was welcomed into this world by Todd and Emma Morrison Culbertson on Feb. 15, 1924. Jack met the love of his life, Dorothy Kiel, when they were 17 and 16, ...

S. Gorham Babson

The life of S. Gorham Babson (Gorie) was an exceptional one by any measure. A gentle-hearted and kind man, he was loved and admired by everyone, and his five daughters celebrate his 98 years on this planet. Gorham was born ...

Maria Ellen Nelson

Maria Ellen Nelson “Tehowash” passed away peacefully in her home in Stanfield, Ore., on Sept. 5, 2010, one day before her 55th birthday. She was born on Sept. 6, 1955, in The Dalles, Ore., to Robert Nelson and Joan Crawford. ...

Bertha M. Downing

Bertha (Bertie) M. Downing was born to Elmer and Lillie Moilanen in Brockett, N.D., Jan. 6, 1920. She was the second of four children that would complete the Moilanen family. When she was 6, living in Hibbing, Minn., she contracted ...

Marvin G. Molina

Marvin G. Molina, 36, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away at a local care facility on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. He was born May 25, 1974, in San Juan Tepezonte, San Salvador. At the age of 10 he ...

George Akiyama

George Akiyama went to be with the Lord on Sept. 9, 2010. He passed away at Parkhurst House in Hood River, Ore. George was born Nov. 14, 1919, one of five children born to Tomeshichi and Itsu Akiyama. He grew ...

Serena Erspamer Muratore

Serena Erspamer Muratore was born July 31, 1948, and died Aug. 27, 2010. Serena’s family in Australia would like to express our deep thanks to the people of Hood River for embracing our precious sister/daughter into your community. Sera (as ...

Harold Drayfus Smith

Harold Drayfus Smith, 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Landmark Hospital in Joplin, Mo. He was born on Jan. 23, 1929, in Ottawa County, Okla., to Joe Bearskin and Iola (Smith) Waldon. Harold served in the United States Army ...

L. Bonnell Jensen

After a brief illness, “Bonnie” L. Bonnell Jensen died Aug. 24, 2010, at Legacy Meridian Park Hospital. She had 83 great years and made an impact on all who knew her. The first of four children, Bonnie was born Jan. ...

George Wayne Foster

George Wayne Foster, whose cup was always half-full, died peacefully on Aug. 31, 2010, in The Dalles, Ore. Wayne was an only child, born to T. Edward and Sylvia Foster, in Union, Ore., on Nov. 11, 1913. He graduated from ...

Merlin Leroy Parmiter

Merlin Leroy Parmiter was born Dec. 1, 1944, in Pueblo, Colo., to Eloise V. (Warner) and Merl Leroy Parmiter. While growing up in Colorado, he worked in construction with his father and on Aug. 30, 1964, Merlin married Joyce Linda ...