Obituaries

Karen Jean Schmitt

Karen Jean Schmitt was born in Akron, Ohio, on Dec. 11, 1945, to George and Mary (Young) Palmer. Karen passed away in Tillamook, Ore., on Nov. 20, 2014, at the age of 68. Karen’s family moved to Hood River, Ore., ...

Gregory Michael Herman

Gregory Michael Herman was born on March 9, 1950 in Ross, Calif., and died in Hood River, Ore., on Nov. 18, 2014. Greg was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Patricia Herman. Greg is survived by three sisters: ...

Lois Eileen Claflin

Lois Eileen Claflin, 80, passed away peacefully on Nov, 9, 2014, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, Ore., surrounded by her family. Lois was a 50-plus year resident of Hood River. She was born March 18, 1934. ...

Marjorie Ruth Oates

Marjorie Oates, 88, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at home at Providence Down Manor in Hood River, Ore., with her beloved husband Jimmie holding her hand. He says he was the first to hold her hand, as ...

Edward Lloyd Tornow

Edward Lloyd Tornow, 50, passed away on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. He was born Sept. 11, 1964, in the Panama Canal to Edward Lloyd and Patsy June (Long) Tornow. A graduate of Cascade Locks High School in 1982, Ed joined ...

Sharon Ramona Staley

Sharon Ramona Lee Staley, 60, was born Nov. 20, 1953, in Bremerton, Wash., and passed away Nov. 3, 2014, with her husband, Ralph Staley, her mom, Jean Lee, and her brothers at her side in their home near Mount Hood, ...

Shirley Ann Karr

Shirley Ann Karr, 75, was born Aug. 5, 1939, in Moscow, Idaho, to Donald W. Town and Laura M. (Carlton) Town. She passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Shirley married Glenn A. Karr on Sept. 25, 1958, in ...

Robert S. Takagi

Robert S. Takagi, 88, of Oakwood Terrace, Brunswick, Maine, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at his home. He was born in Hood River, Ore., April 28, 1926, the son of George and Hisae (Yamasaki) Takagi. He attended Hood River schools ...

Shirley Hutton

Shirley Hutton, 84, passed away Oct. 31, 2014, at her home in Cascade Locks, Ore., surrounded by those who loved her. Shirley was born Sept. 7, 1930, in Greenwich, N.Y., to John and Hazel (Lewis) Monroe. Shirley proudly served our ...

Kay Etola Lee

Kay Etola Lee, 73, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 25, 2014, at her home in Hawks Ridge Assisted Living Community, with her daughter Denise and longtime friend Nita Applegate by her side. Kay was born July ...

Lila Miller

Lila Miller, 83, passed away Oct. 24, 2014, at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living in Hood River, Ore. Lila was born April 13, 1931, in Duchesne, Utah, to Lee Duane Tanner and Reva (Young). On Oct. 30, 1949, she married Laurance ...

Lester Roberts

Lester Roberts, 96, passed away Oct. 22, 2014, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Ore. He was born Sept. 17, 1918, in Pendleton, Ore., to Sherman T. Roberts and Susie M. (Knowlton). Lester served in the Army during World ...

Robert Lage Dickey

Robert Lage Dickey (Bob), 85, passed away in Hood River, Ore., on Oct. 22, 2014, with his family by his side. Bob was born in White Salmon, Wash., on March 14, 1929, to Ruth Laura (Henderson) and John William Dickey. ...

Donald Clayton Smith

Donald Clayton Smith, 82, passed away at his home in Pine Grove, Ore., on Oct. 19, 2014. He was born in Portland, Ore., on Sept. 13, 1932, to Rosie (Goetzen) and Ted O. Smith. Don was a hard worker and ...

Donald K. Smith

Donald K. Smith, 87, passed away Oct. 19, 2014, at his home in Hood River, Ore. Born April 20, 1927, in Lincoln, Neb., he was the son of William and Francis Faulkner Smith. DK joined the Navy after graduating from ...

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