Obituaries

David James DeGroot

Hood River, Ore.

David James DeGroot, 64, of Hood River, Ore, died May 17, 2017, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Beaverton, Ore., after a long battle with heart failure. David was born July 6, 1952, in Artesia, Calif., the son of ...

Thomas Ford

Thomas “Tom” Ford went to be with his Lord on May 17, 2017, at the age of 78. Tom had fought a long battle with heart disease and was able to be at home with his wife and son by ...

Melinda G. Hannigan

Twisp, Wash.

Melinda G. Hannigan died of cancer on July 1, 2016, at her home in Twisp, Wash., surrounded by her loving family. Her passing was peaceful. In her death, she showed the same bravery and the extraordinary attitude that marked her ...

James Anthony Carr Jr.

Corvallis, Ore.

James Anthony Carr Jr. died peacefully at his home in Corvallis, Ore., on the morning of May 5, 2017. James (known as Jamie by his family) was born Jan. 20, 1940, to parents James Carr and Julie Anne (Benton) Carr ...

John R. Layson

The Dalles

John R. Layson passed away on May 10, 2017, at his home in The Dalles, Ore. John was born April 16, 1944, in Trenton, Mo., to John A. Layson and Bonnie L. Layson (Williams). His family moved to Seattle when ...

Murray Mitchell Kiggins

Hood River

On May 9, 2017, we lost a great man. Murray Mitchell Kiggins passed away peacefully at his home in Hood River, surrounded by loved ones. Murray was born on Aug. 3, 1929, in Springwater to Eugene and Evelyn Kiggins. He ...

Donna Mae Colclesser

Corbet, Ore.

Donna Mae (Tomlin) Colclesser, a long-time resident of Corbett, Ore., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 8, 2017, at her Corbett home while surrounded by loved ones. Donna was born on May 6, 1937, in Wyandotte, Mich., where she spent ...

Eloise Stevenson

White Salmon, Wash.

Eloise (Mulhausen) Stevenson passed away peacefully at home in White Salmon, Wash., on April 26, 2017, as her husband held her hand. She is survived by her husband, Rees Stevenson, and five children, Tom Stevenson, Amy Stevenson, Martha Stevenson, John ...

Lillian Bucher-Herschbach

Redmond, Ore.

We are sad to say that Lillian Bucher-Herschbach passed away April 4, 2017, in Redmond, Ore., where she had been residing the past few years. Born August 23, 1930, she was 86 years old, mother of seven children and one ...

Doris Ann Kahler

Hood River, Ore.

Doris Ann Kahler, 89, passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017, at her home in Hood River, Ore. Doris was born April 10, 1928, to Raymond Harold and Isabel Bennet Patterson-Cole in Trout Lake, Wash., the sixth of nine children. ...

Stephen Caleb Woody

Stephen Caleb Woody was born on Dec. 8, 1989, in Hood River, Ore., and left us far too soon on April 27, 2017. He was 27 years old. He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Warren Farmer, just ...

Gary Dean Hayes

Las Vegas

Gary Dean Hayes was born in Monterey, Calif., on Oct. 8, 1944, to Dean and Martha Hayes. Gary grew up in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California. He was the oldest of five brothers, Richard, Steven, Larry and Terry. ...

Yan Wang

Yan Wang was born Dec. 22, 1965, and passed away on April 27, 2017. He was born in Rongcheng, Shandong, China, to Zuokai Wang and Wenmin Zhang. He grew up in Rongcheng, a coastal town, with his parents and older ...

Paul Dewayne Henson

“15-2, 15-4 and there ain’t no more!” This cribbage-loving man may not be present on this earth anymore, but his memory is pegged in the lives of those whom he loved and who loved him. Paul Dewayne Henson was the ...

Rhonda Lea Mitchell

Hood River

Rhonda Lea Mitchell, also known as Auren or Ren, was born in La Grande, Ore., on June 30, 1978. She passed away in Hood River, Ore., on Friday, April 21, 2017. Rhonda is survived by her four sons, Alan, Logan, ...

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