Obituaries for January 2016

Obituary

Leroy Sutton Jr.

Hooyah! This Navy Seabee diver has gone home to the sea. Yeah, buddy! We love you and we miss you. Leroy Sutton Jr., 61, passed away at his home in Lyle, Wash., on Jan. 2, 2016. At his request, there ...

Nola Marcheta Nolin

Nola Marcheta Nolin, 88, died at Community Hospice in Vancouver, Wash., on Jan. 1, 2016. The cause was complications of old age, or as Nola put it: “I’m at the end of my rope.” Her four children and several of ...

Jimmy Dow Taylor

Jimmy Dow Taylor, 74, of Kennewick, Wash., passed away Dec. 25, 2015, in Sutherlin, Ore., of cancer. He was born May 18, 1941, in The Dalles, Ore., to Malcolm and Vera (Vogel) Taylor. Jim served in the U.S. Air Force ...

James Mallon

James “JP” Mallon passed away in Portland, Ore., on Jan. 5, 2016. He is survived by Shirley Mallon, his wife of 64 years, his brother Richard, his son Terry and his wife Ellen Bernards-Mallon, his son Cary and his wife ...

Vada Irene Harvey

Vada Irene (Scott) Harvey, 90 years old, passed away of natural causes on Jan. 5, 2016, in Hood River, Ore. She was born Aug. 6, 1925, in Goodnoe Hills, Wash., to Lincoln and Oma Huot, as the youngest of 10 ...

Mark Steven Beam

Mark Steven Beam passed away peacefully on Dec. 29, 2015, surrounded by family and friends in Arizona. He was born on April 2, 1951, in Hood River, Ore., to Cliff and Phyllis Beam. Mark attended Hood River schools, graduating in ...

John Richard Bucher

On Jan. 7, 2016, after 100-plus years, John Richard Bucher slipped into our memory, ending an era. As a numbers man, “Gramps” chose the 7th as his birthday present to his wife, and our mother. Dad was born Aug. 15, ...

Elaine Marie Huskey

Longtime Mosier resident Elaine Marie (Herman) Huskey passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at home, in the presence of family and friends. Elaine, next-to-the-youngest of eight children born to Frank and Maggie (Partin) Herman, was born in Antlers, Okla., April ...

John Lee Hunter

John Lee Hunter, 65, passed away Jan. 13, 2016, at his home. John was born July 4, 1950, in Madera, Calif., to John V. and Marie (Lemmons) Hunter. He was raised by his father in Washington and Oregon they traveled ...

Bonnie Lynne Johnson

Bonnie Lynne Johnson, 61, of Cave Junction, Ore., died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Ore., after a long battle with cancer. Bonnie was born Aug. 23, 1954, in Hood River, Ore. On Oct. 7, ...

George Harold Kirby

George Harold Kirby, a lifelong resident of Hood River, Ore., passed away in his home on Jan. 10, 2016, following a brief illness. He was born on Jan. 30, 1949, at Hood River Hospital, to Harold “Butch” and Lora Ann ...

Donald LaVerne Smith

Donald LaVerne Smith was born in Severance, Kansas, on Aug. 4, 1934, to parents Agnes Zelma (Jones) and Charles Francis Smith. The family moved to Oregon when he was 1 year old. Donald spent summers traveling with his parents throughout ...

Roger Allen Muma

Roger Allen Muma, 65, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 12, 2016. He had a heart attack while sleeping in his Brush Prairie, Wash., home. He was born May 31, 1950. His heart was heavy at the time of his death, ...

Sylvia Yvonne Bisping

On Jan. 4, 2016, Sylvia Yvonne Bisping went to be with the Lord, where she will be able to see her husband Ray again, as well as numerous other family members, close and dearly loved friends. After successfully beating breast ...

Joan Lorraine Davis

Joan Lorraine Davis, native to New York, and a resident of Oregon for almost 50 years, died of age-related causes in Portland, Ore., on Jan. 23, 2016. She was born in Queens, N.Y., on Sept. 3, 1927, to John and ...

Wanda Faye Phipps

Wanda Faye Hodges Phipps, 67, of The Dalles, Ore., passed away Jan. 25, 2016. Wanda was born Nov. 9, 1948, in Boynton, Okla., to Ferba L. Bell Hodges and Henry Hodges. In 1967, she married Fred Phipps in Union Gap, ...

Marilyn West Pheasant

Marilyn West Pheasant, 83, died on Jan. 20, 2016, from complications from vascular dementia. She leaves her daughter, Elizabeth Pheasant, along with her sister-in-law, Martha Ullman West, her niece, Alice Emily West, grandnephews Michael Johnson, Jeff Johnson, and Feodor West, ...