Obituaries for July 2017

Obituary

Dewane Delmer Johnson

Odell, Ore.

Dewane Delmer Johnson passed away June 28, 2017, at his home in Odell, Ore., surrounded by family. Dewane was born Nov. 8, 1932, and was 84 years of age at the time of his passing. Dewane was born in Parkdale, ...

Donna Joy Wilson

Salem, Ore.

Donna Joy Wilson was born on Aug. 14, 1944, in Hood River, Ore., to Donald and Neola Walker. She died at home in Salem, Ore., on June 29, 2017, at the age of 72. Joy is survived by her husband ...

Winnifred Helen Cole

Hood River, Ore.

Winnifred (Winnie) Helen Cole passed away at Providence Brookside Manor in Hood River, Ore., on July 5, 2017. She was born in Walla Walla, Wash., on Feb. 20, 1925, to Olivia Evans (Pratt) and Raymond John Baker. Winnie grew up ...

Chloris Anna Thorne

Chloris Anna Thorne was born Chloris A. Mullennax on Jan. 11, 1925, in Pawnee, Okla. She passed away on July 4, 2017. At 16, she married William A. Sappington. They had one child, LeVoy, before moving to Hood River, Ore., ...

Douglas A. Newman

Milwaukie, Ore.

Douglas A. Newman, 79, of Milwaukie, Ore., passed away in Milwaukie on July 2, 2017. Doug was born on May 26, 1938, in Hood River, Ore., to Elton and Isabelle (Dimmick) Newman. After graduating from Central Catholic High School, Doug ...

Andrew S. Bene’

Andrew S. Bene’ passed away June 27, 2017, at Portland Providence Medical Center; he was 47 at the time of his passing. Andrew was born March 25, 1970, in Terre Haute, Ind., to Steve J. Bene’ and Carolyn Diskin. He ...

David D. King

Leawood, Kan.

David D. King, 81, of Leawood, Kan., passed away June 13, 2017. Dave was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His parents were Donald and Katherine (Briggs) King. Dave attended the University of Dayton, where he graduated as valedictorian of ...

R.L. Rick Ensminger

R.L. Rick Ensminger passed away on June 28, 2017. Rick was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., on March 19, 1943, where his parents had worked packing their horses into the mountains and Pikes Peak. In the winter, they moved their ...

James Edmund MacMillan Jr.

Mosier, Ore.

“Headin’ down the road” was a common theme in Jim’s original songs, but the metaphor became reality on July 7, 2017, when he was taken by aggressive, fast-moving cancer. Jim, born James Edmund MacMillan Jr. to Jim Sr. and Vergie ...

Nancy Maureen Hackman

Hood River, Ore.

Nancy "Reeny" Maureen Hackman of Hood River passed away at the Hood River Care Center in Hood River, Ore., on July 13, 2017. She was born in Blue Island, Ill., on Dec. 20, 1931, to Charles and Mae Adams. She ...

Jewel Sherrell

Jewel Sherrell was born to Jack Short and Pearl (Caughran) Short on Jan. 23, 1950, in Albany, Ore. She was the youngest of seven. Jewel grew up in the Hood River Valley with her three brothers, Friday, Fred and Floyd, ...

Elda Marie Small McMillian

Beaverton, Ore.

Elda Marie Small McMillian passed away from pancreatic cancer July 2, 2017. Her children, Brad McMillan and Kathy Loebe, held her hands as she left this world. Elda Marie Small was born in Portland, Ore., on April 23, 1928, to ...

Gary Walter Thelen

Gary Walter Thelen passed away in his vacation home in Hood River, Ore., on May 10, 2017. He was born in Hood River on Aug. 28, 1933, to Alice Nancy (Ketchison) and Grant Morgan Thelen. Gary grew up in the ...

Larry Jean Scott

Yakima, Wash.

Larry Jean Scott was born Aug. 22, 1941, in Portland, Ore., to Jean and Vera Scott. He lived most of his life in Hood River County. He passed away July 16, 2017, in Yakima, Wash. Larry attended school in Hood ...

James Lee Byers

James “Jamie” Lee Byers was born Sept. 18, 1972, in Canyonville, Ore. He was 44 years old at the time of his death from a very aggressive form of cancer on July 16, 2017. He loved camping, fishing, and anything ...

Ralene Newbold Cooper

Hood River, Ore.

Ralene Newbold Cooper, a resident of Hood River, Ore., returned to her Heavenly home on July 22. She was born Dec. 11, 1932, in Preston, Idaho, to Ezra and Dessie (McCarrel) Newbold. Ralene was 84 at the time of her ...

Dorothy Akin

Hood River, Ore.

Dorothy Akin passed away on July 27, 2017, at Brookside Manor in Hood River, Ore., surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 12, 1924, and was 93 years of age at the time of her passing. Dorothy is now ...