Obituaries for January 2015

Obituary

Willis Lynn Gholston

Willis Lynn Gholston, 93, passed away Dec. 28, 2014, at The Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles, Ore. Services are planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Mosier Grace Bible Church, 201 3rd St., Mosier, Ore., with a ...

Eula Jackson

Eula “Rae” Jackson, 84, passed away Dec. 26, 2014, at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living in Hood River, Ore. She was surrounded by her surviving children as well as other members of the family. Rae was born May 17, 1930, in ...

Robert Larson

Robert Larson, 82, died on Oct. 28, 2014, while on vacation with his daughter, Stina, in Bergen, Norway. His family is deeply saddened by this unexpected loss, but are comforted knowing that he was doing what he loved in a ...

Ronald Williams

Ronald “Ron” Williams died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. He was born in Langdon, Kansas, to Bob and Maxine Williams. Ron grew up in Hood River, Ore. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1952, and served aboard the USS Essex until ...

Clark Prestia

Clark Prestia, 76, died in Carson, Wash., on Jan. 2, 2015. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Oct. 31, 1938, to Carolyn and Joseph Prestia. Clark graduated from TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, and pursued a career in electronic ...

Richard Thrun

Richard Thrun, 73, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 22, 2014, in the city he loved, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Dick was born on Nov. 20, 1941, in Wauwatosa, Wis., to Elroy and Anita Thrun. He was a graduate of Horicon High ...

Sergius Ray Gaulke

Sergius Ray Gaulke, 92, longtime Hood River resident and dentist, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Oregon Health and Science University hospital in Portland. He was born Aug. 2, 1922, in Walla Walla, Wash., to Sergius Carroll Gaulke and ...

Sara Kathereine Stone-Parks

Sara Kathereine Stone-Parks, 92, passed away Jan. 8, 2015, at her home in Odell, Ore. She was born March 27, 1922, in the Pigeon District of Mountain Home, Ark., to Steve Jonafan and Dolly Jane (Trivitt) Stone. Sara was a ...

David Dennis Arnold

David Dennis “Dave” Arnold, 48, passed away Dec. 29, 2014, at his home in Portland, Ore. Dave was born Oct. 1, 1966, in Portland, Ore., to Larry L. Arnold and Mari Beth Arnold (now Bohne). Dave spent his grade school ...

Betty Louise Connelly

Betty Louise Connelly, 87, passed away Jan. 10, 2015, in Salem, Ore. She was born Sept. 8, 1927, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to Oscar Alonson and Anna Alice (Hoard) Rich. She married T. Daryl Connelly on June 20, 1946; he preceded ...

Vernon Lee Bowlby

Vernon Lee Bowlby, of Corvallis, Ore., passed on to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, surrounded by his loving family in his home. He fought a long and courageous battle with LMS cancer. A celebration of life ...

Richard John Lamm

Richard John “Dick” Lamm passed away Jan. 2, 2015, at the Crescent Health Care facility in Yakima, Wash., after many strokes and lengthy illnesses. Dick was born Dec. 18, 1943, in Hood River, Ore., to John and Elsie Lamm. He ...

Daniel Kent Fellows

Daniel Kent Fellows, 81, passed away Jan. 8, 2015, peacefully in his home in Vancouver, Wash. Daniel “Boonie” was born March 17, 1933, in State College, Pa., to Robert and E. Marie (Hunter) Fellows. Daniel graduated from State College High ...

LeRoy Nickerson

LeRoy Nickerson, 64, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, on a farm just outside of Hood River. It was not clear at first what caused his death - a medical condition or a tractor accident. The medical examiner determined ...

Clarence Edgar Bridgeman Jr.

Clarence Edgar Bridgeman Jr., 68, passed away at his home in Carson, Wash., on Jan. 12, 2015. He was born Nov. 28, 1946, in Bloomfield, Iowa, to Mary (Garmon) and Clarence Edgar Bridgeman Sr. Clarence graduated from McKenzie High School ...

Fredrick Neil Hogg

Fredrick Neil Hogg, 72, passed away on Jan. 8, 2015. He was born Oct. 18, 1942, in Long Beach, Calif., to Frederick and Margaret Hogg. Fred grew up in Long Beach before moving to Fullerton, Calif., where he attended Fullerton ...

John Forrest Marker

John Forrest Marker, 77, passed away surrounded by friends and family Jan. 15, 2015, at his home in Mount Hood, Ore. John was born Feb. 26, 1937, to Roy A. and Twila A. (Reynolds) Marker in Marienville, Pa. John graduated ...

Wilma Rachel Spengler

Wilma Rachel Spengler, 78, passed away Dec. 30, 2014, at the West Linn, Ore., home of her youngest son, surrounded by family. Wilma is survived by her sons, Christopher Spengler, of Hood River, Ore., and Timothy Spengler and his wife, ...

John Michael Stancati

John Michael “Paco” Stancati, 57, passed away Jan. 22, 2015, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, Ore. He was born June 9, 1957, in Bay Shore, N.Y. John always enjoyed the outdoors and being adventurous. He started ...

Anita June Nevin

Bless the Lord, of my Soul. Let all that is within me bless His holy name. Ps. 103:1 Anita June Nevin, 91, entered her eternal home on Jan. 24, 2015, surrounded by her loving family at her home in Hood ...

Kevin Patrick Walters

Kevin Patrick Walters was born in The Dalles, Ore., on March 2, 1975. He grew up in Hood River and Yamhill; and most recently lived in McMinnville. He passed away on Jan. 25, 2015. He graduated in 1993 from Yamhill ...

Michele Alberry

Michele Alberry, 46, passed away Jan. 25, 2015, in her sleep at her home in The Dalles, Ore. She was born the older of two daughters on May 6, 1968, in Manhassett, N.Y., to Nancy and George Garland. Michele grew ...

Elisabeth Ione Dallmann

Former Hood River resident Elisabeth Ione Dallmann passed away Jan. 19, 2015, peacefully at her home in Madras, Ore., at the age of 94. She was born Dec. 13, 1920, in Grand Rapids, Minn., the eldest of five children born ...