Obituaries for May 2011

Obituary

Marilyn Marie Marshall

Marilyn Marie Marshall, 78, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at her home in Hood River, Ore. Marilyn was born and raised in Hood River and lived here her entire life. She worked for Hood River Distillers for 30 years ...

Robert H. Stein

Robert (Bob) H. Stein, 83, a longtime resident of La Grande, Ore., died at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles, Ore., May 11, 2011. Bob was the only boy of seven children born to Herman and Jesse Stein in ...

Ronald L. Embree

Ronald L. Embree, 66, passed away on May 12, 2011, at his home of natural causes. Ron was born to Norval and Erna Embree in Windsor, Mo., on Dec. 7, 1944. The family moved to the Hood River, Ore., area ...

Isami Tsubota

Isami Tsubota was born in Olympia, Wash., on Oct. 5, 1914, to Japanese immigrant parents, Rokuta and Uma Kodani Tsubota; he was the third of six siblings and the last survivor. He went to be with the Lord on Saturday, ...

Barbara Zeller

Barbara "Barb" Zeller passed away at her home with her husband and sons beside her on May 12, 2011, the day following her 66th birthday. She was born May 11, 1945, in Artesia, N.M., to Alford J. and Lucille Virgie ...

Laura Jean Bisbee

Laura Jean Bisbee died in The Dalles, Ore., on May 11, 2011. She was born on Oct. 15, 1927, in Idabelle, Okla., to John and Myrtle Ann Mitchell. Laura Jean Mitchell was born on the Oklahoma-Texas border during the Dust ...

Fyrn Lucille Pyle

Fyrn Lucille Pyle was born at Avery, Mo., on March 7, 1919, to parents Robert and Mona Miller. She died on Friday, May 13, 2011, at the Regency Hermiston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hermiston, Ore., at the age of ...

Ronald G. Dexter

Born Jan. 11, 1970, at Ft. Benning, Ga., Ronald G. Dexter died May 15, 2011, in Parkdale, Ore., just less than a mile away from the home he lived most of his life. Ron was a wonderful father, son, brother, ...

Mitsuge Tamiyasu

Mitsuge "Mits" Tamiyasu, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and neighbor, passed away peacefully at home Friday, May 13, 2011. He was 88 years old. Mits, the fourth of eight children, was born in Hood River Jan. 29, 1923, ...

Martha Ann Weber

Martha Ann "Sue" Weber passed away at her Odell, Ore., home surrounded by family on May 17, 2011. She was born Sept. 25, 1920, and was 90 years of age. Sue was born in Hood River to Harry and Palma ...

James Harold Wishart

James "Jim" Harold Wishart passed away on Friday, May 20, 2011, in Hood River, Ore., surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 23, 1928, in Klickitat, Wash., to Frank U. Wishart and Mary Jane Bostick Wishart. Jim lived ...

Michael Anthony Blouin

Michael Anthony Blouin, 54, passed away at his home in The Dalles, Ore., May 19, 2011. He resided in The Dalles for the past few years but lived in Hood River, Ore., the majority of his life. Michael was born ...

Mary Lou Godfrey

Mary Lou Maurer was born June 8, 1930, in Hood River, Ore., and passed away April 19, 2011, at the age of 80, with her son and daughter by her side at her home in Odell, Ore. Mary grew up ...

Loretta Jean Annala

Loretta Jean Annala passed away peacefully at her home in Hood River, Ore., on May 18, 2011, at the age of 78. Her death was hastened by terminal emphysema. Loretta was born March 14, 1933, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, to ...

Bernita Vivian McKereghan

Bernita Vivian McKereghan, 90, passed away on May 8, 2011, in Spokane, Wash. She was born Jan. 18, 1921, in Osmond, Neb., to Arnie and Jane (Smith) Larson. She attended schools in Hood River, Ore., and graduated in 1939 from ...

Vada Belle Bledsoe

Vada Belle Bledsoe, 90, of Underwood, Wash., died of congestive heart failure May 17, 2011, in Bellevue, Wash. She was born Nov. 5, 1920, in Gail, Texas, to Alex O. and Belle Murphy. She was raised in Cisco, Texas, and ...