Obituaries for December 2015

Obituary

Bobby Gene Smith

Hood River native Bobby Gene Smith, 81, passed into the Kingdom of Heaven on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at home. Bob was born in Hood River on May 28, 1934, to Henry and Grace Smith. He is survived by his ...

Pauline May Maurer

Pauline May Maurer slipped into the spirit world on Nov. 30, 2015, from complications related to pneumonia. Pauline had spent the preceding weeks with her close family by her side. Pauline was born at home to Benjamin Henry and Kathrine ...

Gladys Ruth Grammer

Gladys Ruth Steveson Grammer passed at the home of her daughter Tania and husband Mike Tyrrell in Parkdale, Ore., on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, in the comfort and love of her family. Her short-term cancer diagnosis enabled the family to ...

Doris Ellen Cotner

Doris Ellen Cotner, 89, of Oak Harbor, Wash., formerly of McMinnville and Hood River, Ore., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at Regency on Whidbey Harbor Care. Doris was born in Vancouver, Wash., on Jan. 28, 1926, to Roy and ...

Westine L. Henegar

Westine L. Henegar, 91, passed away in Hood River, Ore., on Dec. 5, 2015. She was born to Elizabeth (Frost) and Tasker W. Tosh in Seneca, Mo., on April 2, 1924. She was raised in Oklahoma and at the age ...

Mary Lou Braden

Mary Lou Wyatt Braden, born Sept. 1, 1939, transitioned to glory on Dec. 4, 2015. Mary Lou was born in Forsyth, Mo., to Arter McDallas Wyatt and Amy Amelia Flynn and passed away in Gresham, Ore., with family by her ...

Mary Toda Imai

Mary Toda Imai, 90, died in Hood River, Ore., on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. She was born June 1, 1925, in The Dalles, Ore. Mary grew up in The Dalles and attended The Dalles High School until World War II ...

Colleen P. Shea Mace

Colleen P. Shea Mace, 71, passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at Upstate Medical University Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y. Born Nov. 29, 1944, in Portland, Ore., to John and Ethelyn Shea, she grew up in Parkdale, Ore., and graduated in 1962 ...

Arthur Nelson Knapp

Arthur Nelson Knapp, 85, of Otis, Ore., passed away peacefully at home in the loving arms of his family on Dec. 5, 2015. He was born on Nov. 15, 1930, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Jake Knapp and Charlotte Nelson Knapp. ...

Donald Lee Lowry

Donald Lee Lowry passed away suddenly at the Peace Health Vancouver, Wash., hospital on Dec. 1, 2015, after just turning 89. Donald was born in Lead, S.D., and attended school there through high school. He attended Black Hills Teachers College ...

Geraldine Marie Hobson

Geraldine “Geri” Marie Hobson died on Dec. 12, 2015, from complications from an ongoing illness. Geri was a world class, one-of-a-kind mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, friend and person. We were truly blessed to have had her in our lives. We ...

Meg Euwer

Meg Euwer, 80, of Parkdale, Ore., died peacefully in her home, surrounded by family on Dec. 12, 2015. Meg (Margaret) Maren Schmidt Euwer was born on Oct. 29, 1935, in Oakland, Calif., to Marion (Maren) Rohne Schmidt and Herman Schmidt. ...

R. Thomas Yasui

Mikie (Kageyama) and Ray T. Yasui received a special Christmas gift in 1944. A 10-pound son they named R. Thomas “Tom” was born on Christmas Day. Tom was born in Ontario, Ore., because his family had been relocated during World ...

Martha Jean Usatine

Martha Jean Usatine, 71, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., since 2002, died at home Dec. 11, 2015. Martha was born Aug. 4, 1944, in St. Paul, Minn., the fourth of four children to Wilbur and Rose Milton. She was ...

Ronald Dewey Thompson

Ronald Dewey Thompson, 63, from Moro, Ore., passed away on Dec. 16, 2015, surrounded with the love of his family and friends. Ron was a vibrant and creative force. The truly unforgettable Ron could – and would – strike up ...

Patrick J. Irving

Patrick “Pat” J. Irving, 62, passed away in his home in Cascade Locks, Ore., on Dec. 16, 2015. Pat was born in Hood River, Ore., on Feb. 4, 1953, and Cascade Locks was his home for almost all of his ...

Darryl G. Edwards

Darryl G. Edwards died in The Dalles, Ore., on Dec. 10, 2015, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was husband of Bonnie (Chinn) Edwards and the father to two adult daughters. Born in Bend, Ore., Jan. 26, 1947, ...

Ronald Dewey Thompson

Ronald Dewey Thompson was born Nov. 20, 1952, in The Dalles, Ore., the son of Sharon Chard and Donald Thompson and brother of Karen Umemoto, Susan Thompson, and Janice Mellinger. Ron was a free spirit at an early age and ...

Alao Litia Heka

It is with heavy hearts that Mr. and Mrs. Taliaoa Taefu Taisi Samoauatasi announce the passing of their precious daughter, Alao Litia Heka. Litia passed peacefully our care and in her brother’s home, Dec. 11, 2015. Tia was a selfless ...

Madelyn Margaret Simpson

Madelyn Margaret (Monaghan) Simpson, who lived most of her life in Hood River, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve, 2015, at her home in Mosier, Ore. Madelyn was born on Jan. 6, 1922, in ...

Richard Arlin Seeley

Richard Arlin Seeley, 82, died from glioblastoma brain cancer on Dec. 20, 2015, at the Redmond Care & Rehabilitation Center in Redmond, Ore., with his daughter, Sheri, by his side. He was born in Hood River, Ore., on Feb. 24, ...

Eugene Bliss Harvey

Eugene Bliss (Bud) Harvey passed away Dec. 19, 2015, while in the arms of his beloved wife, Vada. Born on June 11, 1924, in Inavale, Neb., he was one of four children born to Guy and Martha Harvey. Nicknamed “Bud” ...

Ruby Jean Bagge

Ruby Jean Hodges Bagge spent seven months at Flagstone Memory Unit in The Dalles, Ore., until Alzheimer’s took her home to be with her Father in Heaven. She is survived by her husband, Herman, of Mosier, Ore.; four sons: Jerald ...