Obituaries for March 2017

Obituary

Judy Curtis

Judy Curtis, age 73, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at Portland Providence Medical Center in Portland, Ore. She was born April 27, 1943, in Bakersfield, Calif., to Jack and Barbara Knight. After moving to Colorado as a ...

Clara Gean Robison Nebeker

Hood River, Ore.

Clara Gean Robison Nebeker passed away on March 5, 2017, in Hood River, Ore., at the age of 86. She is greatly loved and missed by Bryson Nebeker, her husband of 61 years, and by their many family and friends. ...

Helen Evelyn Osterberg McFarland

Hood River, Ore.

“Stick to the right and you will never go wrong.” A Hood River resident in her last years, Helen Evelyn Osterberg McFarland was born in Pasadena, Calif., on Sept. 27, 1926, the only child of her loving, Swedish immigrant parents, ...

LeeRae Vyona Kitchens

Cascade Locks, Ore.

LeeRae Vyona Kitchens (Clara Allman) of Cascade Locks, Ore., passed away Feb. 25, 2017, at Prestige Care Retirement Community in Camas, Wash. Lee was born May 1, 1943, in Modesto, Calif., and was 73 years old. She was one of ...

Norma Dunham Allison

Norma “Jean” (Dunham) Allison, 82, of Longview, Wash., passed away at home March 3, 2017. Her final days were spent surrounded by her family. She was born in St. Joseph, Mo., to the late Harold and Verla (Gray) Dunham on ...

Crystal Marie Dexter

Clear Lake, Calif.

Crystal Marie Dexter, age 35, left this life on Jan. 26, 2017, in Clear Lake, Calif., of complications related to a seizure disorder. Crystal is survived by her children, Austin Dexter, age 16, Jerimiah Batcheldor, age 9, and Jasmine Batcheldor, ...

Mark Allen Gray

Hood River, Ore.

Mark Allen Gray passed way in Portland, Ore., on Friday, March 10, 2017, from complications following emergency open heart surgery. He was 68 years old. Mark was born in Hood River on Aug. 2, 1948, to Anne Ruth Brookshier Gray ...

Kathleen Ann Winkel

Kathleen “Kathy” Ann Winkel was born Dec. 8, 1954, in Peoria, Ill. She lived in Hood River, Ore., for many years. She passed away after a long illness on March 5, 2017, in Portland, Ore. Kathy graduated from nursing school ...

Merle H. Mau

Cascade Locks, Ore.

Merle H. Mau, 95, of Cascade Locks, Ore., passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Merle was born Oct. 23, 1921, the son of the late Herman and Myrtle Mau. He is survived by his spouse, Phyllis Mau, and ...

Edgar Llewellyn Johnsen

Salem, Ore.

How fitting that Edgar Llewellyn Johnsen, a man with a great sense of humor, was born on April 1, 1932, the younger of two sons born to Luella Mae (Nielsen) and Arthur Clarence Johnsen. Growing up in Hood River, Ore., ...

William Walter Trude IV

Lyle, Wash.

On Oct. 3, 2016, William Walter Trude IV (Whit) was born to William Walter III and Jennifer Stacy Trude of Lyle, Wash. On March 8, 2017, Whit Trude's precious life on earth was inexplicably ended due to sudden infant death ...

William Henry Braden

Gresham, Ore.

William Henry Braden, Jan. 8, 1929, to March 14, 2017, died at the age of 88. William was the second of six children, born to William Loyd Braden and Eltie Myrtle Roberts Braden. That included sisters Jessie Braden David and ...

Howard Fred Goodwin

Hood River, Ore.

Howard “Fred” Goodwin was born Nov. 12, 1953, to Don and Dolly Goodwin in Albany, Ore. He is survived by his mother, Dolly Goodwin; his sister’s family, Rhea and John Hergenrather; their daughter’s family, Katie and Tanner and son Lundy ...

Donald Lee Maxwell

The Dalles, Ore.

Donald Lee Maxwell, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away Feb. 5, 2017, at his home surrounded by loved ones. Don was born March 28, 1953, in Enterprise, Ore. He was the new addition to his older brother James ...

Connie C. Miller

Parkdale, Ore.

Connie C. Miller passed away at the age of 72 in Parkdale, Ore., on March 26, 2017. Connie was born on Jan. 23, 1945, in Twin Falls, Idaho. Connie was a unique, colorful and artistic woman. She began her career ...

William Lee Bork

William “Bill” Lee Bork passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017. He spent his final days surrounded by his four children. Bill was born on Dec. 2, 1943, in Hood River, Ore. He grew up on a dairy farm in Monmouth, ...

Norman Patton

Hood River, Ore.

Norman Patton was born April 6, 1942, in Bennett County, S.D., to Roy and Margaret Patton. The family moved to Parkdale, Ore., when Norman was about 4 years old. The family wanted a new start farming and joining other family ...