Obituaries for April 2013

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Benjamin Wayne Blackburn

Benjamin Wayne Blackburn, 51, of Portland, Ore., passed away March 26, 2013, due to complications of diabetes. He was born in Hood River, Ore., on Sept. 26, 1961, and graduated from Hood River Valley High School in 1979. Ben was ...

David Lee Taylor

David Lee Taylor, 68, died peacefully at home in Hood River, Ore., surrounded by family on Saturday, March 30, 2013. Dave was born in Lewiston, Idaho, in 1944 to Glenn and Veda Taylor. He grew up in Clarkston, Wash., and ...

Bertha M. Woosley

Bertha M. Woosley, of Reedsport, Ore., passed away March 27, 2013, in Reedsport. She was born Nov. 19, 1934, in New Sharon, Iowa, to Charles and Rosie Knupp. She retired from Stadleman Fruit in 1995 and was a longtime member ...

Jean Ann Nyseth

Jean Ann Frederick Nyseth, born Jan. 19, 1921, in Hood River, Ore., passed away March 29, 2013, in Hood River with her family by her side. Jean was a lifelong resident of Hood River. She was raised by her grandparents, ...

Paul Lynn Mortenson

After a courageous four-year battle with cancer, Paul Mortenson left this earth on March 31, 2013, to touch the face of God. Paul Lynn Mortenson was born Sept. 21, 1945, in The Dalles, Ore., to Jim and Agnes Mortenson, and ...

John Boyden Rumsey

John Boyden Rumsey passed away at his home on April 2, 2013, from sudden heart attack. His loving wife, Sharon, was by his side. John was the fourth child born to Marisa Caldwel and Frank Rumsey on June 4, 1961, ...

Loren A. Culp

Loren A. Culp, formerly of Hood River, Ore., passed away April 7, 2013, after a long decline due to dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease. He was 85. Loren was born in Hood River to Laurence and Fern in 1927, joining an ...

Frances L. Flynn

Frances L. Flynn, 97, entered into eternal peace while residing at Parkhurst House on Saturday, March 30, 2013, with her beloved husband of 64 years, Willard Flynn, by her side. To the delight of her parents, the late Frank and ...

Elda Rose Crane

Elda Rose Crane passed away March 17, 2013. She was born Sept. 22, 1920, in Reliance, S.D., and was the oldest of three girls. She lived in Chamberlain, S.D., Corvallis, Ore., Dayton, Ore., Hood River, Ore., and Vancouver, Wash. In ...

Margaret Love

Margaret Love, 86, of Hood River, Ore., passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013, in Hood River, with her beloved family at her side. A memorial service to honor her life will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at ...

Carol Jean Corsale

Carol Jean Terwilliger Corsale, 88, passed peacefully on March 7, 2013, after a very long illness. She lived most of her adult life in Springfield, Ill., and her final years at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles, Ore. Carol ...

Donald Gower

Donald Gower of Trout Lake, Wash., passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013. He was born Jan. 10, 1930, in Quincy, Ill., to Mildred and Edward Gower. In 1967 he moved his family to Salem, Ore., to work for the Ball ...

Margie Reed

Margie Reed, 90, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Margie was born June 6, 1922, in LeRoy, Ill., to John and Marie M. (Sasse) Lowry. Services are planned for 10 a.m. Friday, April 19, ...

Henrietta Willey

Henrietta Willey passed away on April 14, 2013, at her Hood River, Ore., home surrounded by family. Henrietta was born April 13, 1918, to Ewalt and Frances Kolterman in Wamego, Kansas. She was the oldest of three daughters. Henrietta worked ...

Elaine W. Higgins

Our dear mother, Elaine W. Higgins, passed away April 12, 2013, in Vancouver Wash. She was born March 4, 1930, in Albany, Ore., to Elmer and Martha Widmer. In 1955 Elaine graduated from Whitworth College with a Bachelor of Arts ...

Judith E. Kane

Judith E. Kane (Judi), 50, died peacefully at home in Hood River, Ore., on Monday, April 15, 2013. Judi was born in Chicago, Ill., May 11, 1962, to Arnold and Julia Zweerts. She grew up in Downers Grove, Ill., and ...

Marsa Ann Routson

On April 19, 2013, Marsa Ann Routson passed away at the Hood River Care Center in Hood River, Ore. Marsa was born on April 13, 1948, to Eugene and Marjorie Routson at Hood River Memorial Hospital. She was raised on ...

Robert Michael Wilson

Robert (Bob) Michael Wilson, 65, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, Ore. Bob was born Aug. 15, 1947, in Chicago, Ill., to Alfred W. and Edna A. (Huffman) Wilson. The National ...