Obituaries for September 2011

Obituary

Donald Alfred Betz

On Aug. 29, 2011, Don Betz passed to join his heavenly father and Lord Jesus Christ in everlasting life after a long struggle with lung disease. He died in the comfort of his home - built with his own hands ...

Yukiko Okimoto Sumoge

Yukiko Okimoto Sumoge passed away on Aug. 28, 2011, at Providence Brookside Manor. She was born on July 15, 1920, in Hood River, Ore., to Masaye and Tomeji Katayama. She lived in Oak Grove until the farm in Parkdale was ...

Chester Robert Severance Jr.

Chester Robert "Bob" Severance Jr. passed away on Aug. 28, 2011, at his home in Hood River, Ore. He was born Feb. 19, 1943, to Chester Robert and Ruby Lora (Beck) Severance in Inglewood, Calif. Bob grew up in Hawthorne, ...

Jill Hukari Carlson

Jill Hukari Carlson, 75, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 24, 2011, at her home in Palm Harbor, Fla. Jill was born on Dec. 8, 1935, in Portland, Ore. Jill grew up in Hood River, where she met and married Harold "Hank" ...

Allen Dale Lane

Allen Dale Lane was born Dec. 25, 1948, in a cotton camp in Arizona to Allen George and Grace Arlene (Smith) Lane. He spent his early childhood in Ventura, Calif. It soon became evident that Dale had "special needs" and ...

Kevin Elliott

Kevin Elliott, 54, renowned motorcycle rider and builder in the Pacific Northwest, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in a motorcycle accident on the BZ/Glenwood Highway. Kevin ate, slept and drank motorcycles (but not Harleys). He and his wife, Michelle, rode ...

Penny Anne Stanley

Penny Anne Stanley passed away Aug. 25, 2011, at Blue Mountain Convalescent Center. Penny was born July 5, 1949, in White Salmon, Wash., to Orville and Mildred (Biggerstaff) McCall. Penny attended grade school and high school in Hood River, Ore., ...

Anna Marie Theresa Franklin

Anna Marie Theresa Franklin was called home by our Lord on Sept. 4, 2011, and took her final sunset ride home to Hood River from the Oregon Veterans Home. Anna was born on Aug. 7, 1930, in Fort Collins, Colo.; ...

Della Louise Barrett

Della Louise Rust Iholts Barrett of Hood River, Ore., passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in Gearhart, Ore., at the age of 72. She was born to the late Ranzo and Winnie (Prueit) Rust, Feb. 27, 1939, in Azalea, Ore. ...

Theodore Owen Mohr

Theodore (Ted) Owen Mohr, 89 passed away on Sept. 7, 2011, in Eugene, Ore., due to age-related issues. He was born Aug. 11, 1922, in Hood River, Ore., to Carl and Gertrude (Coughlin) Mohr. Ted attended Oregon State University and ...

Davin Arne Annala

Davin Arne Annala, 47, died Sept. 3, 2011, in Odell, Ore. He was born Oct. 7, 1963, in Hood River, Ore., to Wayne and Loretta (Daugherty) Annala. He grew up in Hood River and graduated from Hood River Valley High ...

Leilani Ramona Naranjo

Leilani Ramona Naranjo, 64, of Hood River, Ore., passed away on Aug. 31, 2011, after an extended illness. Leilani was born in Neulussheim, Germany, on July 28, 1947, to Anna Marie Kauppiner and Gustave Johnson and was their only child; ...

Helen W. Hackett

Helen W. Hackett, a resident of Hood River, Ore., for many years, passed away Sept. 1, 2011, in Mesa, Ariz., from sudden heart and respiratory failure. Helen was born April 26, 1917, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, to Levi and Edith ...

Arbutus W. North

Arbutus "Jeannie" W. (Murrow) North, of Hood River, Ore., passed away Sept. 1, 2011, in Portland, Ore. She was born July 26, 1929, and was 82 years old. Arbutus was born in Dacoma, Okla., to Lionel R. and Lilly May ...

Charles Robert Duckwall

Charles Robert "Bob" Duckwall, 88, passed away on Sept. 13, 2011 at home, surrounded by his family. Bob was born Aug. 16, 1923, to John Charles and Minnie (Paasch) Duckwall in Hood River, Ore. He spent his entire life in ...

Harold Milton Schull

Harold Milton Schull passed away on Sept. 18, 2011, at his home in Hood River, Ore., surrounded by family. Harold was born in Watertown, S.D., on Oct. 25, 1924. His family farmed in the area and later headed into the ...

Pearly Jean Frazier

Pearly Jean Frazier, 80, passed away Sept. 14, 2011, at a Portland medical center. Pearly was born March 7, 1931, in Wyandotte, Okla., to Samuel and Abby Indiana (Crowder) Steeley. A graveside service is planned for 5 p.m. Sept. 21 ...

Clifton J. Smith

It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing Sept. 9, 2011, of our father, Clifton J. Smith Sr. He was born Feb. 2, 1936. Cliff is survived by his wife, Georgia, and their four children: Stacy, Joe, Todd ...

Gerald Lee Sheirbon

Gerald Lee "Jerry" Sheirbon, 51, passed away Sept. 17, 2011, at his home on the family farm in Odell, Ore. Jerry was born Dec. 1, 1959, in Hood River to Joseph C. Sheirbon Sr. and Gertrude (Moore) Sheirbon. He grew ...

Hayden LeRoy Hamilton

Hayden (Joe) LeRoy Hamilton, son of Moffitt Hamilton and Ketura Holloway, was born June 27, 1960, in Baker City, Ore. He died Sept. 8, 2011, at the age of 51 in Hazelton, Idaho. Joe is survived by his children, Rocky ...

Hiroko Raymer

Hiroko Raymer, 83, of Portland, Ore., passed away Sept. 3, 2011. Inurnment was held Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Willamette National Cemetery. A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, Sept. 30, at 11 a.m. at the Japanese International ...