Obituaries for November 2016

Obituary

Maxine Emma Mellenthin Bulick

Husum, Wash.

Maxine Emma Mellenthin Bulick was born to Max Friederich Mellenthin and Hilda Bertha Wuersching Mellenthin in Hayward, Calif., on Feb. 3, 1937. Our beloved mother and friend departed this life peacefully in Husum, Wash., on Sept. 24, 2016, at the ...

Lois Ilene Johnson

Lois died October 15, 2016 at her home among three of her family members…Alex, Serena, and Danny. She was 92 years old. A Pleasant Surprise. The discovery of the many cards and other things that were given to her and ...

John C. Evans

Baker City, Ore.

John C. Evans passed away on Sept. 6, 2016, in Baker City, Ore., at the age of 71. He was born at St. Vincent Hospital in Portland, Ore., on Feb. 23, 1945, to Clare Neil and Helen Christine Evans of ...

Ada Beatrice Rodriguez

Hood River

Ada Beatrice Rodriguez, 60, passed away at her home in Hood River on Oct. 27, 2016. She was born in Mexico City, Mexico, to Manuel and Aida Monje Rodriguez on Dec. 2, 1955. Ada worked as a teller for Columbia ...

Lenora Veasey O’Malley Mohr

Lenora (Nonie) Veasey O’Malley Mohr was born to Irish immigrant parents, Michael and Celia Anne Veasey O’Malley, in Portland, Ore., on July 27, 1922. She grew up in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, where her father was a road master for ...

Dean Brian Guess

Dean Brian Guess left our world too early on Oct. 27, 2016, from complications of sudden cardiac arrest. Dean was born on Feb. 18, 1957, to Delbert LaVern Guess and Theresa Rosemary Lauzon Guess. Dean arrived the second child of ...

Joan Yasui Emerson

Hood River, Ore.

Joan Yasui Emerson lost her battle with Gastric-Esophageal Cancer on Sept. 7, 2016. She was diagnosed with the disease in March of this year, and chose to fight the battle at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Ariz. Her bravery and ...

Violet Mae Baker

Hood River

Violet Mae Baker, 90, a resident of Hood River, Ore., passed away on Nov. 14, 2016, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital due to complications from Congestive Heart Failure. Violet was born on Sept. 3, 1926, to Lloyd and Pearl ...

Mary L. Ward

Hood River, Ore.

Mary L. Ward, 94, a resident of the Hood River Valley, died peacefully in Hood River, Ore., on Nov. 13, 2016, surrounded by family. Mary was born in Odell, Ore., to Andrew and Vera (Peterson) White on Feb. 24, 1922. ...

Rene Denny

Rene Denny passed away suddenly in her home on Nov. 7, 2016. She led a full and varied life and was always curious about the world and people around her. She was born in Kalispell, Mont., on May 21, 1938, ...

Lillian Mae Magee

Corvallis, Ore.

Lillian Mae Magee, 87, of Corvallis, Ore., passed away on Nov. 2, 2016, at her home surrounded by family. Lillian was born to Galen and Madge (Simpson) Bowlby on Nov. 23, 1928, in Hood River. While attending Hood River High ...

Betty Jean LaDouceur

The Dalles, Ore.

Betty Jean LaDouceur, age 84, passed away on Nov. 5, 2016, at her home in The Dalles, Ore., surrounded by loved ones. Betty was born to Gene and Lois (Spoor) Ihrstrom on Oct. 30, 1932, in Kalamath Falls, Ore. She ...

Verena Mae Heath

Albany, Ore.

Verena Mae Heath, 78, of Albany, Ore., went to be with Jesus on Nov. 8, 2016. Verena was born in Hot Springs, S.D., to George and Cleone (Powell) Schwartz. Her family moved to Hood River, Ore., shortly after her birth. ...

Sally Jo Donovan

Sally Jo Donovan lived a life of devotion and determination. Her devotion was to the people whose lives she touched, to the history she discovered and preserved, and to the world’s forgotten cats and kittens. Her determination was to see ...

Frederick Paul Dethman

Hood River, Ore.

Frederick Paul Dethman “Fred” passed away Nov. 15, 2016, at his home in Hood River, Ore., surrounded by family. Fred was born Dec. 3, 1931, and was 84. Fred was born in Hood River to Frederick Theodore and Johanna Nanny ...

Edward Joseph Hinkley

Edward Joseph Hinkley, son of the late Wesley James Hinkley and Lilliam Abbie Knadle Hinkley of Maryhill, Wash., was born in The Dalles, Ore., on June 12, 1955, and passed away on Aug. 17, 2016. He graduated from Hood River ...

Theresa Del Carpine

Theresa Del Carpine went home to Jesus in the heavenlies at 12:20 on Nov. 21, 2016. Her companion of 67 years, Cosmo Del Carpine, welcomed her with open arms. Theresa’s life brought her from her roots in Brooklyn, N.Y., through ...

Miriam Ann Danner

Milwaukie, Ore.

Miriam Ann Danner, a retired teacher in Portland-area schools, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at her home in Milwaukie, Ore. She was 96. Ms. Danner was born Miriam Ann Jensen in Hood River, Ore., on July 31, 1920, and raised ...

Helene Berta (Tschache) Sparks

Newberg, Ore.

Helene Berta (Tschache) Sparks quietly passed away in Newberg, Ore., on Nov. 21, 2016. She was 95 years old. Oma was surrounded and comforted by her family throughout the hours preceding her passing. Helene is survived by her sister, Herta ...

Sumio Fukui

Hood River, Ore.

Sumio “Soup” Fukui, a retired Hood River fruit farmer, passed away Thanksgiving evening, Nov. 24, 2016, at the age of 90 years. He was comforted by his faith, family, friends, and special canine companion “Petite” the last few months when ...

Joseph Charles Allen

Nampa, Idaho

Joseph Charles (Joe) Allen passed away Nov. 17, 2016, in Nampa, Idaho. He was born in Odell, Ore., on July 10, 1921, the oldest child of Charles W. and Della Z. (Cameron) Allen. He was joined by brother George Allen ...

Caroline Louise Nyseth

Hood River, Ore.

Caroline Louise Nyseth was born in Hood River, Ore., on March 14, 1938, to Frank F. Morby and Bonnie L. White Morby. She was raised in Willard, Wash. She attended school in Mill A and graduated from Stevenson High School. ...