Over the years we have lost several classmates who touched our lives and were our friends and acquaintances. As we celebrate our reunions and get togethers, let us not forget them.
If you have obituaries for any not listed, please send a copy to us. Thanks
Sarah Adkins passed away in Portland, Oregon on 12/4/08, after an extended illness. She was born on 1/25/47 in Rome, Italy to Virgil and Vera Adkins. She graduated from The Dalles High School in 1965. She is survived by her husband, David Kong; a son, David Hess of California; a daughter, Karen Hess of Portland; her sisters Shirley Fischer of Warren, Oregon; Barbara Adkins of Portland; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in The Dalles at a future date.
Helen Patricia Stout, 57, of Seaside, died at her home on June 26, 2004.She was born Dec. 21, 1946, to Arthur and Mary (Bartholdi) Anderson, the sixth of eight children. She was raised in The Dalles and graduated from The Dalles High School in 1965. She married Doug Stout on Sept. 7, 1966. She was a wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to travel, paint, garden, cook and quilt by hand. She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Seaside.She is survived by her husband, Doug Stout; two daughters, Patricia and her husband Kerry of Portland, and Elizabeth and her daughter, of Texas; and one son, Robert Stout of Portland, and his two sons; and her brother and sisters, Don and Marilyn Anderson of Lacey, Wash., Barbara and Raymond Johnson of The Dalles; Karen Yarbrough of Williams burg New Mexico, Virginia and Bill Miller of Pendleton, Wanda and Orial Burnell of Turner, Ore., and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother LeRoy. Her service was July 1 and committal was at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland with Father Nicholas Nilema ALCP.Hughes-Ramson Cremation and Mortuaries was in care of arrangements — The Dalles Chronicle
Robert Bales 5/2/1947 – 6/2/1992
John Baker 5/5/1947 – 12/9/1991
Frances Belshe Lewis
October 20, 1947-2013
Frances Arlene Lewis was born October 20, 1947 in The Dalles, OR and lived there with her parents , Irene and Halbert Belshe. She grew up and attended school there graduating from The Dalles High School.
Fran married Dwayne Lewis and had two sons, Michael and Tony. She moved to Portland where she worked for many years. Fran and Dwayne went their separate ways.
Later Fran met Bill Magrel and they lived happily over 30 years together! Fran and Bill were blessed with three grandchildren Brian, Tiffany and Dakota. Also blessed with a great-grandchild named Collin.
Fran passed away in the summer of 2013.
Steven William Berki
Oct 8, 1947 – Nov 4, 2010
Steve died Thursday following a courageous year long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Pamela Rice Berki; and his children, Robert Berki and wife Kim, and Leslie (Berki) Mason and husband Bill. Steve was born in The Dalles , OR and graduated from Oregon State University . He also completed an MBA at the University of Nebraska at Omaha . He worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 38 years, retiring in 2008. He loved his wife, his children, Oregon and classic cars.
8/11/1947 – 10/19/2022
Douglas Birge passed away suddenly on Oct. 19, 2022, in Monmouth, Ore. He was born on Aug. 11, 1947, in Brainerd, Minn., to Herman and Tallie Birge. In 1952, the family relocated to The Dalles, Ore., and Douglas spent the remainder of his life in Oregon. Douglas was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Bob Birge and Harold Birge.
Doug was a devoted family man and is survived by his beloved wife Susan Birge — they had been together nearly 47 years; children Lisa Rowland (Scott), Tom Nicholson, and Joshua Birge (Hector); sister Mary Ann Haas (Frank) and brother Jesse Birge (Kim); grandchildren Colton Rowland (Charlee), Meghan Rowland (Taylor), and Madison Ochoa (Johnny); and great-grandchildren Blaklee and Landree Rowland and one on the way. He also had numerous nephews and nieces and was especially close to Riley Darling, who visited him often in his later years. He was a devoted Father and “Poppa” to many beyond his immediate family including the friends of his children and grandchildren and often considered Lorna Hodges his second daughter. He loved many pets throughout his life and is survived by his loyal dogs Lola and Hunter.
Douglas “Doc” Birge was a passionate U.S. Army Veteran. Soon after attending The Dalles High School, he proudly served in Vietnam 1967-1970, including during The Tet Offensive. He was honored with numerous military awards, including the Purple Heart, Bronze Star (two) and Vietnamese Gallantry Cross. He was devoted to the members of the Bandido Charlie 5th/60th Mechanized 9th Infantry Division, especially Larry Miller, Forrest Spivey, Lanny Jones, Curtis Hatterman, and David Rohe; there were many others. He always looked forward to any reunions of this group of his brothers in arms.
After Vietnam Doug returned to The Dalles and began his career with the State of Oregon at Columbia Park Hospital in 1971 until its close in 1976, and then moved to the Fairview Training Center in Salem until his retirement in 2000. Throughout the years, he always had a special love for the residents and staff at Fairview.
Doug was a passionate baseball fan and nothing made him happier than a Boston Red Sox win. He also supported the Oregon State Beavers and loved to attend the sporting and cheer events of his grandkids and nephews and nieces. Doug was always a great reader and follower of current events and as he became less mobile, he could often be found watching his favorite sports team or TV program, including Yellowstone or a crime mystery, while munching on his favorite snacks of popcorn and peanut butter cookies — with his mug of black coffee always nearby.
Doug had a strong and gentle personality and was extremely generous to his family and friends. He will be missed by so many people who are grateful to have shared his life.
Douglas will be interred at a private family ceremony at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Independence, Ore., Elks Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion Post 33, 1220 D Street, Independence, OR 97351 or the veterans’ group of your choice.
Carolyn Mae (Blum) Westin
Carolyn Mae (Blum) Westin, 54, a resident of Gresham and a former resident of The Dalles, died at a Portland hospital on Feb. 20, 2001.She was born the only child to Karl (Slim) Blum and Dorothy Blum on Nov. 16, 1946, in Wisconsin.She enjoyed sewing, photography and travel, but most of all, enjoyed her family.Survivors include her husband, Richard Westin and two daughters, Allison and her husband Nick; and Jessica and a son,Kevin, and his wife Holly and their son, Tyler.Services will be held Friday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. at Eastman Bateman Carroll, 520 W. Powell, in Gresham.
Marsha Brown Luke
5/22/1947 – 3/20/2011
She is survived by 3 brothers Steve Brown from Medford, Brian Brown and Robert Brown from McMinnville, her 2 daughters Michelle Patten and Holly Patchin both from Salem and 2 grandchildren Dylan and Autumn Patten from Salem.
She loved the beach, collecting lighthouses and anything to do with strawberries . Her favorite lighthouse is the Coquille Lighthouse in Bandon, Or. That is where her ashes were spread.
Charles Bushman passed away on January 12, 2016. Charles is survived by his wife of 37 years, Diane, 1 child, 4 step-children, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Michael S. Carrico
10/6/1947 – 9/19/2021
Michael “Mike” Stephen Carrico (The big Kahuna) passed away at the Mid-Columbia Medical Center on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, after a long battle with chronic eosinophilic pneumonia. Mike was preceded in death by his father Harold, his mother Evelyn (Hopp), and brother Dave. He is survived by his two sons, Jamie and Tanner; daughter in-law Dee Dee; grandchildren Haley, Payton, and Alyssa; as well as three great-grandchildren, Bentley, Kinsley and Rowan. Mike is also survived by two sisters, Pat and Candy, and two nieces, Tawnya and Sadie.
Mike was born in Flint, Mich., Oct. 6, 1947. Career choices moved the Carrico’s from Michigan to Spokane, Wash., San Diego, Calif., and Portland, Ore., prior to making The Dalles, Ore., their final residence, in the mid- 1960s. Mike graduated from The Dalles High School in 1965.
After high school, Mike served four years in the United States Navy. Much of that time, Mike spent serving on the USS Simon Lake based in Holy Loch, Scotland. While in Scotland, Mike met Diana Murchison and they were married not long after.
Mike was an excellent dart player and belonged to a few dart leagues while in Scotland. He and Diana had a lovely apartment overlooking the river Clyde aptly named, Portland Place. His favorite place to play darts and dominoes was a pub called The Queens. Mikes libation of choice was always a pint of “heavy.” While in Scotland, Mike bought his first car, a Ford Cortina, which he had shipped back to the States upon discharge. He and Diana then drove the car from New York all the way to The Dalles.
Mike was a familiar face at Thomas Motors once he and Diana were back in The Dalles making a living. They purchased their first house on “G” street and a few years later built a house on Columbia View Heights. Many nights were spent at the Columbia View Heights house playing hoops in the driveway and/or ping pong in the garage with the Barnetts and Woodsides.
In the 1990s, Mike moved to Seaside, Ore., as his long time love for the ocean was still strong. He thrived “at the beach” until moving back to The Dalles in 2008 to be closer to family, especially his ever growing number of grandchildren. Prior to his death, Mike asked that he be taken back to Seaside and laid to rest at the famous Oregon surfing beach “the Cove.” Some of Mike’s spirit was laid to rest at that location a week after his passing.
Mike was an athlete most of his life, loving the games of baseball and basketball. Because of the time spent in Scotland, Mike fell in love with soccer and was instrumental in bringing the sport to the Dalles in the 1970s. Sunday soccer is still strong in the community and hundreds of kids can still be seen playing at Kramer field on Sunday afternoons.
In his younger years, Mike was an avid hockey player and surfer and remained a top notch ping pong player up until his death.
Mike was also a music lover, putting the Beach Boys, Paul Revere and the Raiders, and the Beatles among his top picks. He was also fond of some of the music brought home by the kids such as Iron Maiden, Scorpions, and Motley Crue.
Mikes final resting place will be in San Diego at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery next to his mother and father. A celebration of life is being planned for the spring of 2022 somewhere in The Dalles. Stay tuned.
The Big Kahuna was a father, son, husband, uncle, grandpa and friend and will be greatly missed.
Judy Chaffee Greiner
Funeral for Judith Elaine Greiner, 21, who died at a local hospital, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Spencer & Libby Funeral Home with burial at Parklawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Greiner was born September 26, 1947, at Tillamook but had resided in The Dalles the past 20 years. She was graduated from The Dalles High School in 1965 and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Surviving are her husband Michael, a son, Michael Raymond and mother, Mrs. Harry Douthit, all of The Dalles; a sister, Mrs. Barbara Canfield of Salem, two half brothers, Donald and David Douthit, and two grandmothers, Mrs. Helen Maxwell of The Dalles and Mrs. Maude Chaffee of Hinkley, Minn.
Dean Cavilee 3/29/1947 – 2/8/2009
Durella Clark Struthers
Durella S. Clark Struthers, 64, a longtime resident of The Dalles, Ore., died March 15, 2011, in Boise, Idaho, after a long illness.
She was born Dec. 10, 1946, in Waynesville, Mo., the only child to Durward and Marie Clark. She got to see many states as a child as her father worked construction on dams. After World War II, her family settled in The Dalles in June 1953. She was a 1965 graduate of The Dalles High School. During school she was a part of the girls Booster Club, and an avid horse woman, riding any chance she got.
She had a daughter, Keri Morrison (Clark) in 1972. She enjoyed working and being around people. She was a bartender for the Moose Lodge and other places as needed. She worked as a bookkeeper for the Shamrock and Matthews Distributing. She was a collection agent for CBI collections and retired from that line of work in 1998 due to a disability.
She married Gordon Struthers on A p r i l 1 9, 1991. They moved to Burley, Idaho, in 1994 as her husband was a forester, and later retired there. She was a toll painter, loved gardening and being with her family and especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Keri Morrison and husband, Billy, Pendleton, Ore.; her grandchildren, Hannah and Joshua Myers; her aunt, Charlene Stange and numerous cousins.
Ray Alan Davis, 54, The Dalles, died Oct. 9, 2001 (Spencer, Libby & Powell.) — The Dalles Chronicle
Mary Comes 2/4/1947 – 2/11/2003
Adam Jerome “Jerry” Dietz Jr., 60, a resident of Gresham, died Nov. 26  in Portland. He was born Nov. 12, 1946, in Vanport, and he was the son of Adam and Mildred (Lowe) Dietz. He attended The Dalles High School and on May 3, 1969,he married Jacquelyne Sue Windsor in Reno, Nev.In 1969, he worked for Platt Furniture Assembly, and after that he spent four years as an apprentice furniture upholsterer.In 1974,he and his family moved to Dufur, and he started Dietz Custom Upholstery in The Dalles. He took great pride in creating unique pieces of furniture for his clients.In 1980, he and Jackie divorced, and he moved to Portland in 1981, finally residing in East County. He continued doing custom upholstery from his home until he retired. During retirement, he enjoyed trying his luck at the Multnomah County Greyhound Park, taking trips with his friends to the casinos, betting on his favorite football team, playing Bingo and hitting the big jackpots. He spent many hours riding his Harley Davidsons, keeping them in perfect condition. He loved the outdoors and taking his granddaughters on fishing trips.He is survived by his daughters, Susan Dietz of Corbett, Oregon and Diana Dietz of The Dalles; brother, Antone Dietz of The Dalles; and sister, Sandra Winters of Sedro Wolley, Wash.; along with two grandchildren.A memorial service will be held Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham. TDC
Darlene Doyle Gibson
June 8, 1947 – Sept. 27, 2021
Darlene Ann (Doyle) Gibson, 74, passed away peacefully at her home in Beaverton, Ore., Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. Darlene was born June 8, 1947 in The Dalles, Ore. She was the first born of two children of Henry and Donna (Spitler) Doyle. Darlene graduated from The Dalles High School in 1965.
Darlene is survived by her husband, Pat Gibson; her daughter, Lisa White; son, Don White; sister, Diane Frederickson; her uncle, Bill Spitler and aunt, Harriette; and many cousins, nieces, nephew, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Darlene’s Celebration of Life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at 11495 S.W. Ridgecrest Dr., Beaverton, OR 97008.
Alene Dunlap Thille
8/19/1947 – 6/4/2020
Alene was born in Nyssa, Oregon, on August 19, 1947 to Peggy and Norman Dunlap. She was the oldest of three girls. The family moved to The Dalles in 1956, and she graduated from The Dalles High School in 1965.
Alene married Howard Thille in August, 1976. She worked as a hairdresser at Joan’s Beauty Salon on 3rd Street in The Dalles until her retirement.
Alene was an animal lover. Early in her life she concentrated mostly on dogs named: Yummy, Honey, Babydoll and Princess. In her later years she became a cat rescuer to felines named; Andy, Spooky, Trixie and most recently Elizabeth Taylor. If anyone wanted to come back to life as a cat…Alene’s house would be the place you would want to live.
She was fortunate to have traveled to Ireland, England and Scotland, but her favorite place to travel was the Oregon Coast, which she ran to whenever the occasion arrived. She was a terrible card player, but played weekly with her friends, because they had good desserts. She was an “Aunt” to the children and grandchildren of her friends, always remembering them on birthdays.
She was a devoted wife and may have even put husband, Howard, above her love of Elizabeth Taylor. She would rarely travel across town without calling to check on him.
Alene is survived by her husband, Howard; step-son and “daughter”, Mike & Tracy Thille; sister Connie Marie; her nephew Jason and nieces Melissa and Stephanie.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Millie: and the aforementioned dogs & cats and one fish named Fred.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday June 20, at 11:00 a.m., at Sorosis Park . Bring a chair if you want; cake and coffee provided.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Home At Last Animal Shelter, 200 River Rd, The Dalles, OR 97058.
Candy Dunn Kaseberg
July 15, 1947 – November 24, 2011
Candace Chloe Kaseberg, 64, a resident of The Dalles, died Nov. 27, 2011, at her home. She was born July 15, 1947, in Hood River, Ore., the only child of Milton and Nadine (Stone) Dunn. She was raised in Hood River and The Dalles and was a 1965 graduate of The Dalles High School. She worked at various places in The Dalles, including Valley Vista, Payless, Sunset Motors as a service writer and most recently conducted estate and antique sales in the Mid-Columbia area. She is survived by her husband, Max Kaseberg, The Dalles; her son, Michael Slusher, his wife Karen, and three grandchildren, Koreigh, Kaylee and Konner, Enterprise, Ala. Her grandparents, Earl and Chloe Stone and her parents, Milton and Nadine Dunn, preceded her in death. Private graveside services will be Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2:30 p.m., at Idlewild Cemetery in Hood River. Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 1425 NE Irving St. Suite No. 100, Portland, OR 97232 or American Diabetes Association, 380 SE Spokane St. No. 110, Portland, OR 97202.
August 12, 1946 – October 11,1986
October 11, 1986 Karyl Lee Martin, 40, resident of The Dalles since 1953, died on Saturday when she was hit by a falling tree near Dufur.She was born Aug. 12, 1946 in Sutton, N.D.She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and was a 1965 graduate of Wahtonka High School. She worked as a night registrar for Treaty Oak Community College. Survivors include her husband, Edward, The Dalles, whom she married Aug. 6, 1966 in The Dalles; two daughters, Mrs. Greg (Kara) Nicolson and Kelli Martin, both of The Dalles; her father and stepmother, Wilbur and Dee Fadness, The Dalles; three brothers, Michael Fadness, Modesto, Calif., and Richard and Steven Fadness, both of The Dalles. Funeral services will be at Faith Lutheran Church on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Eugene Schooler officiating. Burial will follow at The Dalles IOOF Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jim Gualco, Ron Taylor, Bob Sjdak, Steve Lehman, Carl Burgum and Elmer Issac. Memorials may be made to the Faith Lutheran Memorial Fund or to the Karyl Martin Scholarship Fund at Treaty Oak Community College. Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.—The Dalles Chronicle.
Darel L. Franklin
December 28, 1946 – August 25, 2021
Darel Lyndon Franklin, 74, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Aug. 25, 2021, in The Dalles, Ore. He was born Dec. 28, 1946, in Salem, Ore., to Harold and Marjorie (Behymer) Franklin.
After graduating from The Dalles High in 1965, Darel attended Oregon State University, where he earned his pharmacy degree. Darel enlisted in the Army in 1969 and served in Germany as a pharmacist.
Darel married Teddie Dayley on Sept. 20, 1969. Soon their first child was born. Because of their love for children, they became foster parents and added three more children to the family through adoption. Darel and Teddie eventually divorced.
After his honorable discharge from the Army, the family settled in Independence, Ore., and later moved back to The Dalles. He worked for 38 years as a pharmacist at Payless Drug Store, Rite Aid and Safeway pharmacies.
Darel was an amazing man who was known for his signature handlebar mustache. Darel was softspoken but underneath his quiet exterior, he was intelligent, loving, kind and funny. Those who got to really know him were blessed to see all the different sides of him.
Darel was a member of the Ponca tribe of Nebraska and enjoyed attending pow wows when we could. He enjoyed archery, bowling and Sunday night board games with his family, as well as watching Star Trek and Star Wars. He was also an avid reader.
Darel married Natalee Bradshaw on Jan. 29, 2000. They spent 21 wonderful years together before his passing. They loved to travel, and go out to dinner to visit and socialize with their many friends and family. He loved road trips to the Oregon coast and yearly trips to Hawaii with Natalee.
Darel was preceded in death by his father, Harold, and mother, Marjorie. He is survived by his loving wife, Natalee Franklin; brother Harold Bruce Franklin (wife Diana); sister Patricia Eldean Powell (husband Larry); children Curtis Franklin (wife Trisha), Kevin Franklin, Michelle (Franklin) Benitez (husband Jose) and Crissy (Franklin) Brooks.
Darel was blessed with nine grandchildren, Angel, Kendra, Phil, Tyler, Tanner, Brandon,Bryan, Austin and Justin, and two great-grandchildren, William and Dominic, with a third due in December, as well as nieces and nephews Danielle, Patrick, Jeffery, Devin, Lisa and David.
A private cremation was held. Interment of his ashes and a celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Hospice of the Gorge or Heart of Hospice.
Linda Lou Gahimer Miller
October 22, 1947 – July 23, 2019
Linda went forth from her home and into the arms of our Lord July 23, 2019.
Our lovely lady was born the second daughter to Edward Guy and Norma Jean Gahimer Oct. 22, 1947 in Shelbyville, Ind. The family moved to Oregon as Guy worked for the Corps of Engineers on the Bonneville, McNary and The Dalles Dams.
Linda graduated from The Dalles High and went to the University of Oregon majoring in Sociology and joining the Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority.
Linda and John were married September 9, 1967, marking the beginning of a fabulous love story for the next 51 plus years. Linda was a Navy Wife for 4 years, an adventure that would take her and John to California, Texas and Panama. It was during this time that daughter Michelle and son Craig were born. Once their time in the military was served, Linda then made sure John completed his education as a Mechanical Engineer at Oregon State University.
Linda loved managing the family’s home and taking care of her people. Family always came first. As John’s career moved along, Linda was involved in all of the school and sports activities of Michelle and Craig as they moved through grade school and high school. It was during these years the family moved from Portland, Oregon to Roscoe, Illinois, to Redmond, Washington and back to Portland.
Linda worked outside the home when her children were in college – she earned certificates for accounting and computer skills and put them to good use in her roles. But her true occupation was Homemaker and Family Celebration Organizer Extraordinaire. None of life’s milestones ever passed without one of Linda’s special and memorable events.
Her proudest moments were the accomplishments of her children as Michelle graduated from Oregon State University and Craig from Gonzaga University, then Michelle marrying Kevin Schleh and Craig marrying Julie Dean. Incredibly, her capacity for joy increased when grandgirls, Haley and Payton Schleh, and grandson, Justus Miller became part of her family.
Linda was a master at turning John’s career moves into a travel adventure. After the kids were out of the house, Linda and John turned career stops in Boston, Los Gatos, Sacramento and then back to Portland again into adventures in urban living and touring the best restaurants and vineyards within driving distance of their current location. Linda loved to travel – she and John made sure they enjoyed many US cities, the best resorts and several European countries over the years. During the last 15 years, Linda focused the travel on their favorite spot in Puerto Vallarta where they always vacationed with family.
Linda was a victim of metastasized breast cancer, but she did not let the disease define her life and activities. With the help of OHSU, she lived enjoyable years after the diagnosis. But, in the end, the disease took her from us way too early.
A Rosary and Funeral Mass at St. Pius X Catholic Church and an Interment at River View Mausoleum took place on July 26, 2019.
Linda is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren, her Mom – Norma Massman, and sisters – Carolyn and Nancy, sisters-and brother-in-law – Terry Cornett, Mary Jean Englund and Jeff Miller and many cousins, nieces and nephews in Linda and John’s families.
We miss her dearly, but are so happy for where she is today and the memories we have of her.
Patricia Gay Gallagher
November 15, 1947 – December 28, 2006
She always put others first and helped any and everyone. She loved spending time withfamily and animals, especially her dog Hidie. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.She is survived by her brother Pat and his wife Diana Gallagher of Goldendale; sister Thelma and her husband Bob Stewart of California; nieces, Mary Catherine Preston of The Dalles and Kelly Gallagher of Beaverton; nephew, Greg Gallagher of Goldendale; and great-niece Rachel Gallagher of Goldendale.She was preceded in death by her parents and Sister Barbara Preston.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. at the St. Peter Catholic Church with Fr. Todd Unger officiating. Private cremation was held at Win-Quatt Crematory with Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Home at Last Animal Friends, PO Box 390 , The Dalles , OR 97058 or Cat Link, 1812 Mt. Hood St. , The Dalles , OR 97058 .
Barbara(Babs) Jean Garrison Watkins
1947-June 22, 2019
Barbara Jean Watkins passed away June 22, 2019, at home with her family by her side. She was 72 years old. She had fought a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
The family would like to thank the Heart of Hospice for the loving and comforting care of Barbara.
Linda Geiger Valente
December 26, 1947 – March 27, 2022
Linda Lee Geiger Valene passed away peacefully at her home in Renton, Wash., on March 27, 2022. She was born in The Dalles, Ore., on Dec. 26, 1946, to the late Edward and Betty Geiger. She graduated from The Dalles High School and went on to study at Oregon State University before beginning a career with United Airlines as a Flight Attendant.
After retirement from the airlines, she had two children, Joseph and Maria. She spent countless hours in their classrooms, attending recitals and concerts and nervously watching sporting events. As they grew older, Linda began a second career at Fairwood Pharmacy, where she met and had a profound impact on all those she worked with. After second retirement, she and husband, Jules, cruised the world, visited the kids and she was present for the births of all four of her grandsons.
Linda is survived by her devoted husband, Jules; children Joseph Valente and Maria Valente Woodard; brother John Geiger; sister Carrol Clark; four grandchildren, Aiden Valente, Payne Woodard, Hodges Valente, and Freddie Woodard; and several nieces and nephews and countless friends.
Linda will be laid to rest on April 15 next to her parents Ed and Betty at St Peter’s Catholic Church, The Dalles, in a family ceremony.
Stephen Richard Gosson
David Freeman Gregory
David Freeman Gregory, 69, died at Lake District Hospital on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. He was born to Otto and Jessie (Brock) Gregory in The Dalles on June 12, 1946. David grew up in Mosier and graduated from The Dalles High School and then went on to graduate from Mount Hood Community College with an Associate Degree in automotive mechanics. David served honorably in the Navy from July 1965 to July 1967. After his military service he went to Crescent City, Calif. and then to Klamath, Calif. where he worked on a dairy and also worked as a mechanic. He eventually ended up in Prineville where he married Susan Jorgensen in 1982. They moved back to Crescent City, where Susan died as the result of an automobile accident. He finally settled in Lakeview about 10 years ago. David was one who would do what ever he could to make a buck. He enjoyed going to Native American pow-wow’s and selling blankets, knives and other items. Other ways of picking up a few dollars was repairing lawnmowers and chainsaws and also cutting wood. He loved being outdoors, so he got a lot of pleasure from hunting and fishing. Probably the most enjoyable and important part of his life was the time he spent daily at Blarney Brothers Smoke Shop drinking coffee and visiting with the “Blarney girls”. He is survived by sons; daughter, Kendra Fox; brother, Donald Gregory of The Dalles; sister, Arliss Ingram of Pasco, Wash.; nieces, Bobbie and Kathy and special friend and caregiver, Kayla Asbell.
A memorial service will be held at Desert Rose Funeral Chapel on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 at 2 p.m. with military honors provided by V.F.W. Post #4070.
Contributions in David’s name may be made to Lakeview Disaster Unit, PO Box 1007, Lakeview 97630 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel has charge of the arrangements.
Debbie Hansen Ramsey 8/5/1947 – 9/29/2002
Charles Hardin 8/5/2022
Patricia Herbert Frick 8/29/1947 to 2/27/2016
Pat was born and raised in The Dalles, OR and graduated from The Dalles High School in 1965. She moved around, went to business school, and got married before settling in Troutdale in 1972. She later got divorced, but continued to live in Troutdale until moving to Boring in 2000.
She was loved and survived by her sons, James and Steven; daughters-in-law, Hollie and Michaela; 6 grandchildren and spouses; and 4 great-grandchildren.
There will be no formal service, but a gathering will be scheduled at a later date.
Verna Hill 1947 – 1961
Christopher Robin Herrick, age 72, resident of The Dalles, passed away at home September 28, 2019. Private burial services will be held at Willamette National Cemetery
David “Dave” Hinshaw, age 67, lost his brief battle with kidney cancer on July 21, 2014 at Island Hospital, Anacortes, WA. His wife Diana “Dani” Hinshaw and daughter Lisa Hill were privileged to be at his side as he passed into the kingdom of heaven.
Survivors include his wife Dani Hinshaw of Oak Harbor, WA; daughter Lisa Hill, her husband Dave Hill, and their two sons Aaron and Matthew, all of Virginia Beach, VA; siblings Sandy, William, Nancy, Robert and DeeAnn. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Roberta and Willard Hinshaw, and brothers Bruce and Wayne.
At the age of 17, Dave enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Two years later he met and married Dani in Coos Bay, Oregon, and shortly thereafter completed their family with the addition of their daughter, Lisa. The family traveled extensively during Dave’s active duty years, enjoying duty stations in Oregon, Guam, Florida, Alaska, Wales, and Washington. In 1986, OTCM Dave Hinshaw received orders to NAS Whidbey as the first Command Master Chief of NOPF (formerly NAVFAC Whidbey Island). Dave and Dani set down roots in Oak Harbor following his Navy retirement in 1990 after 26 years of active duty service. Dave then worked for twelve years at the Navy Exchange, hired first as a warehouseman and ultimately retiring from the Navy Exchange as foreman. Always a hard worker, Dave was not yet content with full retirement and worked several years for NMCI in their warehouse before becoming a full-time outdoor enthusiast.
Dave was an active member of the Retired Chief Petty Officer’s Association (RCPOA), serving as the president of the local chapter for two terms.
Dave had a passion for the outdoors; camping, hunting, and fishing were his life’s joy. Rasar State Park in Concrete, WA became his home away from home and he would often spend months of each year as camp host. Dave’s dedication to Rasar was recently recognized when he was selected as the 2013 Volunteer of the Year.
Friends and family are encouraged to visit Dave’s page in the Book of Memories at www.wallinfuneralhome.com to share memories and condolences. Dani will host a gathering in celebration of his life at the American Legion Post 129, 690 SE Barrington Drive in Oak Harbor on Saturday, August 2 from 4-6pm. To honor Dave’s love of Rasar, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rasar State Park. Donations can be accepted by mail at Rasar State Park, 38730 Cape Horn Rd, Concrete, WA 98237, or by telephone at 360-826-3942. Donations should be identified “In Memory of Dave Hinshaw” fund.
Jim “J.J.” Jackson, 63, died Dec. 6, 2010, at a local care facility in the presence of loved ones, due to complications of Alzheimer’s-type dementia.
He was born April 25, 1947, in The Dalles, to James and Thelda (Beyer) Jackson. He graduated from The Dalles High School in 1965 and completed two years at Judson Baptist College in Portland. In 1968, he went to work for Pacific Power and Light as a meter reader and eventually became a lineman. He worked in The Dalles, Rainier, Hood River and Cottage Grove before settling in Seaside in 1979.
As a youth, he excelled in baseball and basketball. For many years, he supported The Dalles Hustler baseball team and was active in their annual golf tournament fundraiser. His main passion was fishing. As his father recalls, high points in his life included a fishing trip with Chuck Yeager, many such trips with Buzz Ramsey and Herbie Good, and a trip to Alaska with Dan Gaston and buddies, where they fished the Kenai River. He could often be found at yard sales and flea markets buying baseball gloves and fishing poles to give to local neighborhood children. He enjoyed living in Seaside and could be seen riding his bike all over town.
He is survived by his father, James Jackson, his sister Cathy and brother-in-law Ron Elton, younger brother Tom and his wife Vicki, nephew Travis Elton and nieces Holli Elton, Jennifer Thompson, Jodi Coffman and JoAnna Jackson and their families. In addition, he left behind many friends and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelda Jackson.
A memorial service will take place in The Dalles in late February to celebrate his life.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to The Dalles Hustler baseball team or Home at Last in The Dalles.
Tedd Johnston 8/8/1947 – 10/17/1961
Bob Kelley 1/31/1947 – 7/31/1995
Billie Jeanne Kortge
Billie Jeanne Kortge passed away at home on August 3, 2023. Billie was a force of nature, living her life with adventure, humor and love. She brought joy to everyone she met, bringing passion and fun to her work and deep care and compassion for her clients and colleagues. Getting her Masters later in life, Billie found the work she loved the most working with children and young adults going through trauma, bringing her insight, empathy, and playfulness into countless lives.
Billie grew up in The Dalles, Oregon, the youngest of three sisters, before moving to Portland, finally settling in Kennewick Washington after various travels. Her love for her children and grandchildren was the deepest foundation of her life. She loved her daughter, Ingrid, and her son, Brett, with her whole heart. Throughout years of sleepovers, tea parties, funny cards, board games and random texts, she made sure her grandchildren knew Grammy was there for them.
Billie will be remembered for her creativity, her love of flowers and gardening, her odd fondness for ironing everything. For her distinctive style, her skill with just about every job she did, and most importantly, her sense of humor. Billie is predeceased by her daughter Ingrid and survived by her son Brett, her sisters Linda and Nancy, her husband Joe, her grandchildren Tyler, Alea, Vaughn, Anika, Christopher and Ashley, her great grandchildren Peyton and Lincoln.
Clare Lee Koznek
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, in Sandy Baptist Church for Dr. Clare Lee Koznek of Sandy, who died Aug. 8 at age 61. Clare Lee Koznek was born Feb. 18, 1947, in Warroad, Minn., and raised in The Dalles. He graduated from Portland State University and Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He worked in Heppner, Gresham and Sandy, where he was a doctor of osteopathy and family practitioner. He was also a physician and surgeon for the Clackamas County Community Health Clinic. In 1984, he married Doris Iverson.Survivors include his wife; son, Dane; daughters, Zoie and Kari; and brother, Arlan.
Arrangements by Sandy Funeral Home.Monday, August 11, 2008–The Oregonian
Betty (Kennedy) Baker
Elizabeth Kennedy Baker, 32, a resident of Reno and former resident of the The Dalles, died Tuesday at a Portland hospital of injuries received in a horseback riding accident.She was born Aug. 3, 1947, and attended The Dalles High School where she was salutatorian of the Class of 1965. She was the Elks Scholarship winner that year.Survivors include her husband, Ed Baker, Reno; a daughter, Renee, also of Reno; her parents, Ruth Kennedy and M. Bryce Kennedy, Sr., both of Reno; two brothers, Michael N. and M. Bryce Kennedy, Jr., both of The Dalles; three nieces and nephews.Private services will be held in Reno. TDC
John Kerege 5/29/1947 – 9/15/1993
Bruce G. Lindsay
Dr. Bruce G. Lindsay, 68, passed away on May 5, 2015 after battling an aggressive form of neuroendocrine cancer. He was born on March 7, 1947, in The Dalles, Ore., the son of the late George and Geneva Lindsay.
In 1997, he married Laura Simon who survives at home. He was the loving father of son Dylan Balch-Lindsay, who preceded him in death in 2002; son Camden Lindsay of The Dalles, Ore.; and daughter Maia Lindsay, at home. He is also survived by sister Susan Lyden (Art Curtis) of Lake Oswego, Ore.; step-sister Yoanna Sawdey (Steve) of West Richland, Wash.; step-brother Walton Lindley (Jean) of Tygh Valley, Ore.; step-brother Roger Whitley (Bonne) of Grass Valley, Ore.; niece Johanna Bataz (Juan) of Olivehurst, Calif.; nephew John Lyden of Carlsbad, N.M.; cousin David Mark of Greers Ferry, Ark.; and one grand-niece and three grand-nephews.
Bruce graduated from The Dalles High School, Ore., in 1965, and received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Oregon in 1969. He did graduate studies in mathematics at Yale University followed by four years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. He earned a doctoral degree in biomathematics in 1978 at the University of Washington and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Imperial College of London in 1979.
Bruce happily spent all 36 years of his professional career in the Department of Statistics at Penn State University. He joined the faculty in 1979 as an assistant professor, was promoted to professor in 1987, and to distinguished professor in 1991. In 2004, he was named the Willaman Professor in Statistics. From 2012 to the time of his passing, Bruce was the holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Statistics, one of the highest honors awarded to faculty members in Penn State’s Eberly College of Science.
His career exemplified the three pillars of academic life, namely research, teaching and service. Early in his career, Bruce developed methods for analyzing data arising from mixtures of populations. This seminal work is recognized as a major contribution to the foundations of statistical theory. Throughout his career, Bruce valued developing statistical methods that were useful for research in other scientific disciplines, such as biology, ecology, genetics, and the social sciences. While the statistical community will remember his numerous scientific publications and invited talks at scientific meetings and universities around the world, his family will remember with fondness his clipboards filled with his penciled scribbles of his early thoughts on his next great method or theorem.
Bruce received many honors for his contributions to the understanding of scientific data, including the 2010 Fisher Lectureship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Humboldt Senior Scientist Research Award. Bruce’s greatest professional honor, however, was the opportunity to advise the many gifted students who came to Penn State to study statistics. Having supervised over 30 Ph.D. degree recipients, he viewed his students as a key source of inspiration for the development of new scientific ideas. He was passionate about his students’ growth, not only as statisticians, but also as individuals.
Bruce was devoted to serving the university and broader statistical community. He was the Head of the Department of Statistics for eight years and served on numerous departmental, college, and university committees. Outside of Penn State, he was appointed to numerous editorial boards, was involved in the leadership of the Institute for Mathematical Statistics, and served on several national panels. As chair of the National Science Foundation Workshop on the Future of Statistics, he played a leading role in the creation of our nation’s policy regarding statistical data.
Although the field of statistics played a significant role in Bruce’s career and life, Bruce’s interests went far beyond the likelihood methods he worked to perfect. He was an avid traveler and life-long runner, hiker, reader and lover of opera. He was also an environmentalist, who took great pride in having biked or walked to work every day no matter how great the distance. He was a devoted husband and loving father with a playful spirit, heart-melting smile, and laughing eyes. He embraced walking beside and helping his children negotiate their lives, and delighted in watching them grow and develop their own passions.
Bruce’s innate curiosity would have him delving feverishly into the art of civilization one year and the history of the English language the next. His life-long studies combined with his boundless memory made him a fount of knowledge and an incredibly interesting travel partner. He loved traveling internationally with his family, and relished serving as the family’s travel agent, having planned perfectly trips from New Zealand to Italy and many places in between.
Bruce faced his illness much like he prepared for the five marathons he ran, namely, with one foot in front of the other. Just when we thought he’d hit the proverbial wall, he’d come running around the corner again. He’d go for a long walk in The Arboretum, plan a trip, go to a women’s volleyball game, chase the Blue Band, read another book, mentor a friend, watch an opera. He simply loved life, and he very much wants those he is leaving to go on loving and honoring life for him.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at the Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I, University Park, with Celebrant Jackie Hook officiating. A memorial reception will immediately follow until 4 p.m. at the Memorial Lounge in Room 107, at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, adjacent to the Music Building.
In lieu of flowers, contributions for a feature in Bruce’s memory may be made to The Arboretum at Penn State, 302 Forest Resources Building, University Park, PA 16802. A commemoration celebrating Bruce’s career in statistics will be planned in the future.
Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com.
He was born Jan 23, 1947 at Sayre, Okla., the second of two children to Leonard and Marie (Green) Mahan. He moved to The Dalles in 1952, attended Chenowith Grade School and graduated from The Dalles High School in 1965.
He attended Boise State College for two years, then returned to The Dalles for several years before moving to Bakersfield. He worked in hotel and lounge management for many years then worked as a plasterer for Donald Nyswonger Plastering Company until he retired due to heart disease.
Survivors include a sister, Venita Shaw, The Dalles; his daughter, Candy Hall, Bakersfield; his former wife, Lori Albany of Bakersfield; three nieces, Kelly Freeland, Sisters; Tracy Shaw, Redmond; and Amy Shaw, The Dalles; aunts and uncles; and two great nephews, Spencer and Benjamin Freeland.
Memorial services will be Saturday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. at Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home. Burial will be at The Dalles IOOF Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Oregon Heart Fund in care of the funeral home, or to the Jim Mahan Memorial Fund, in care of Gary Bradford.
Ann Massman Kleidosty
Ann L. Kleidosty, 72, Battle Ground, died June 2, 2020
December 25, 1946 – March 5, 2023
Daniel “Dan” John Matheny, 76, of Lebanon passed away Sunday. He was born in Portland, Oregon, the second son of Donald Edward and Dale Sylvia (Power) Matheny. He grew up in Halsey and remembers dressing up to go into Lebanon. He was proud of his pioneer heritage and had ancestors who came over in 1843 in one of the first wagon trains to Oregon.
Dan served in the United States Air Force, retiring after serving for over 22 years. He was a computer operator, recreation specialist (he taught water skiing at Lake LBJ in Texas), flight simulator instructor and missile site manager. While serving he lived in Texas, Washington, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, South Dakota and Missouri. After retiring from the Air Force he returned to his beloved Oregon and eventually opened his own hearing aid business. He then lived in Bend, Burns, Woodburn, Keizer and Lebanon. In 2009 he became the owner of Oregon Hearing Health Service and commuted from Keizer until 2015 when he and his wife bought their dream property outside Lebanon.
He enjoyed church, woodworking, gardening, fishing, reading, playing chess and Words with Friends. He loved his family.
Dan is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nancy of Lebanon; four children: David (Halli) Matheny of Leander, Texas; Samuel Matheny of Corvallis; Katrina (Kevin) Shaffer of Williamsburg, Virginia; Andrew (Carrie) Matheny of Gresham; one brother, Ronald (Susan) Matheny of Madras; and ten grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and step-parents; two brothers: Thomas David Matheny (1950 – 1971), James Alan Matheny
Cheryl McGough Gallagher
Colleena McGuire Capaci
1947 – June 3, 2022
Passed away June 3. Sending this post from Facebook.
Just Hang On. No words more true than these three have ever been spoken to summarize her life. Just Hang On. That’s what she did until her final breath.
Colleena was one of the most loving and vivacious people you could ever have the privilege of knowing. Her infectious smile and witty personality could light up any room, and she always had a kind word for everyone she met.
So often in life, we don’t get to choose our circumstances, but we can choose how we respond and Colleena always chose positivity and hope.
She started making beaded ornament hangers while getting chemotherapy for breast cancer 20 years ago. Her hobby turned into a business that she proudly named Just Hang On. Profits from sales would fund her true passion, which was giving her hangers to cancer patients with the message “When it feels like the world is crashing down around you and you can’t catch your breath, just hang on. It won’t be like this forever.”
After beating cancer, she continued to fight several other medical issues over the years with grace and dignity, never complaining. She never wavered in her faith in God or her mission to help others. Her optimistic attitude was an inspiration to everyone who knew her.
Once her aliments became insurmountable, Colleena chose to spend her final days in the same Hospice facility that her mother did years ago. She passed comfortably at dawn on June 3rd, 2022 at the age of 75, surrounded by family and loved ones.
Her legacy will live on through all the lives she touched personally and through the hundreds of thousands of ornament hangers that will be hung in homes all over the world each Christmas.
Colleena is survived by Tony, her husband of 55 years, as well as her children Rian and Katie, her two grandchildren, Hannah and Tatum, and her sister Nikki.
A private memorial will be held in her honor at a later date in The Dalles, Oregon where she will rest forever alongside her mother, Hazel.
Just Hang On, Momma. Until we see you again
Arthur Wayne McGuirk, age 71, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away at a local hospital Feb. 20, 2019. Spencer Libby & Powell Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.
Douglas E. Miller
December 6, 1946 – March 29, 2016
Doug was born and grew up in The Dalles, Oregon and lived for many years in Bremerton, Washington.
He is survived by his wife, Carol, daughter, Andrea Miller, son Scott Miller/Amy and grandson, Sam. Also survived by a sister, Jane Mitchell and a brother, John Miller. Nieces Shannon Homer and Heather Coleman and Nephews Steven Jallen, Kevin Jallen, Peter Miller and John Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Marjorie Miller, a sister, Ginger Jallen and brother-in law, Larry Mitchell.
His life is best described by the words of his son, Scott. “My dad was many things; a Vietnam Veteran, Combat Medic, Corpsman, Physician’s Assistant, Military Officer, College Graduate, Distance Runner, Mountain Climber, Painter, Published Poet, Award Winning Photographer, Amateur Astronomer. My inspiration to be a better person … my Dad.
A memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 9, 2017 at 4:00 pm at the Olympic Evangelical Free Church, 14861 Silverdale Way, Poulsbo, Wa. 98370.
Warren R. Moore, 59, a former resident of The Dalles , died Jan.30, 2007. He was born Sept. 17, 1947, in Walla Walla , Wash. , and was raised in The Dalles , where he graduated in 1965. Warren was the Red Team Service Manager for Town & Country Chevrolet in Gladstone for the past five years, earning numerous customer service awards.
He married Barbara Shipley-Oades March 14, 1986, and resided in Gladstone since 1988. Survivors include his wife; daughter, Kristi Short, Jacksonville, Fla.; son-in-law, LTJG Michael Short U.S. Navy, Jacksonville; grandson, Alexander Short, Jacksonville; father, Dale Specht, The Dalles; son Jason, Prosser, Wash.; granddaughter Kaylee, Prosser. His mother, Nora Specht, preceded him in death.
A celebration of his life will be held at 7 p.m., Feb. 8, 2007, at Milwaukee Christian Church.
Remembrances may be made to the Portland/Vancouver chapter of Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc., www.tipnw.org.
Melvin John Olmstead
September 2, 1946 – January 3, 2017
Melvin John Olmstead, known to everyone as John, passed away at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles, Ore., on Jan. 3, 2017, after a 50-year battle with diabetes and 15 years of dialysis treatment for kidney disease.
He is survived by his 98 year old mother, Kathryn Hackenbruck Olmstead (Jessie’s Flower Shop), The Dalles, Ore.; sisters, Melanie Junker, Palmer, Alaska, Jill Townsend, Canby, Ore., and Kim Olmstead, The Dalles, Ore.; 12 nephews and nieces; 24 grand nephews and nieces, and six great grand nephews and nieces. Preceding him in death was his father, Melvin E Olmstead (Mel O’s Camera Shop), sisters, Kit Kirk and Marcia Dierks.
John was born and raised in The Dalles. He graduated from The Dalles High School in 1965. He was active with the Boy Scouts of America, obtaining Eagle Scout rank and was a Boy Scout adult volunteer for years after his return from the Army. He joined the United States Army in Jan. 1966, and was stationed in Vietnam through Jan. 1968.
Following his military service, he was employed for many years by The Dalles School District 12 in the maintenance department. He was a member of the American Legion. His love for fishing and camping was known by many.
Dena Patton Lively October 28, 2022
Our beloved Dena unexpectedly passed away on October 28th. Dena dedicated her life to faith, family, community and of course her furry little friends. She spent endless hours spreading prayer and love over all who were lucky enough to have known her.
We want to give Dena the memorial she deserves, to honor her memory and say our last goodbyes. If you knew Dena, you know that she never let anything slow her down. Even in her late years she worked more than full time and poured herself into her community. Not to mention took care of her family and her many kitties. She was strong willed and confident in what her role was in life, to spread God’s love and make sure she was well equipped to help those around her.
We are currently asking for donations to help cover the cost of Dena’s funeral as well as some unexpected expenses for her immediate family since her passing.
Please share this to others who may have known Dena in the community and may want to attend or help with the costs of her service.
Thank you all for your support in this sudden loss
Her service will be held at:
First Christian Church
909 Court Street
The Dalles, OR 97058
Saturday, November 12th, 2022
Leslie Perrigo Schricker
Leslie Dayle Perrigo Schricker, 60, died Sept. 22, 2007, surrounded by her loving family at her home in Baker City, following a long, hard battle with cancer.
Visitations will be today until 7 p.m. at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St.
Her memorial service will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Agape Christian Church, 650 Highway 7. Pastor Monte Loyd of the Harvest Church will officiate. Following the service, friends are invited to a reception at the family’s home.
Private interment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery in La Grande.
Leslie was born Feb. 5, 1947, at The Dalles to Chuck and Cora Perrigo. She graduated from The Dalles High School in 1965 and later attended Pacific University and New Mexico University.
On April 7, 1968, Leslie married Richard “Rick” Schricker in The Dalles. The couple lived in Hood River from April 1968 until February 1970, when they moved to Eugene, where her two children, Jeff and Jaym’e, were born.
In October of 1973 they moved to Baker City and Leslie went to work for the First National Bank, which later became First Interstate Bank. She retired from the bank in 1995.
Leslie was a loving and devoted mother who gave all she could to her children. She loved them dearly. She loved to dance and enjoyed working in her yard, walking, riding her bicycle and her travel trailer.
She is survived by her husband, Rick Schricker of Baker City; her children, Jaym’e Schricker of John Day, and Jeff Schricker of McCall, Idaho; two sisters, Linda Riggs and her husband, David, of Vancouver, Wash., and Lori Deike and her husband, Randy, of Lacey, Wash.; two nieces, Jenifer Andrews and Cori Crofts; and her dog, Hailey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan B. Komen Foundation through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Oct 12 2004 James Dale Powell, 57, longtime funeral director in The Dalles, died Sunday, Oct. 10 due to complications from an aortic heart valve replacement at the local hospital.
He was born Aug. 13, 1947 in Bend, the third of nine children to Edward Aloysius and Mildred Marie (Zeller) Powell. He lived in Redmond until the family moved to The Dalles in 1954.He attended St. Mary’s Academy and graduated from The Dalles High School in 1965. While in school he was active in 4-H, Future Farmers of America, student Kiwana and was “UPRR FFA Star Farmer.” He also worked for his father’s welding shop, in various orchards and stocked cabooses for Union Pacific.He started with Spencer & Libby Funeral Home on July 1, 1965, working the summer and when home from Oregon State University. In June 1966, he began his funeral service and embalmers apprenticeship under Ken Libby. He married Mary Ann Jeffreys on Dec. 30, 1966, at Corvallis, and they settled into the upstairs apartment above Spencer & Libby Funeral Home that has been their home for almost 38 years.In October 1967, he graduated from San Francisco College of Mortuary Science and completed his state boards for licensing in January 1968. In April 1975, he purchased Ken Libby’s share of the funeral home and it became Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home. In 1981, he bought out Donald Spencer and he and his wife operated the business with the part-time assistance of Barnie Ross. In 1992, Jim’s son, Mark Powell came into the business and Win-Quatt Crematory was installed in June 1992, serving all the funeral homes in the Mid-Columbia area.The Powells purchased Smith Callaway Chapel in October 1996 and continued to operate both funeral homes.In October 2002, Doug Tuning joined the firm.He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and, in his younger days, he had been very active with the Knights of Columbus, St. Peter Parish Council, Jay-cees, 4-H livestock club leader for many years, and superintendent of the sheep barns at the county fair. He was active with St. Mary’s Parents Club and also designed and built a number of projects for St. Mary’s plays and classrooms, as well as the tables and kitchen set for the kindergarten.He enjoyed helping his kids with their homecoming projects, even having all three of their classes working on projects at the funeral home simultaneously. He was also a sponsor of youth activities including Campfire Girls, Little League, girls softball, Boy Scouts and 4-H. He was Business Man of the Year in 1992 and also received the Home Beautiful award. He was one of the top eye enucleators for Lions Eye Bank of Oregon from 1975-1995.His passion for helping others in their grief extended into listening to people as he hoed or watered his flowers around the funeral home. He was a farmer at heart, planting thousands of annuals each year and always planning on how to make the neighborhood more beautiful.Though always working, he always found time for his Sunday night date with his mother, loved his large extended family and delighted in his six grandchildren.He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, The Dalles; his children, Katherine “Kitty” Powell and her husband, Mark Swinth, Portland; Holly Powell Walrod, Ventura, Calif.; and Mark and his wife, Chelsea Powell, The Dalles; six grandchildren, Edison Powell-Walrod; Emily Ann, Kira Lee and Tucker James Swinth; and Claire Bleu and Oscar Jack Powell; his mother, Mildred M. Powell, The Dalles; mother-in-law, Beverly J. Jeffreys, The Dalles; his sisters, brothers and spouses, Judy Ann and Jim Marick, Vancouver, Wash.; Janet M. Powell and Jeri Powell-Knudson, both Milwaukie; Joyce Powell-Morin and her husband Tony, The Dalles; Joseph and Judy Powell, The Dalles; Jean Powell-Marks and her husband, Jim, Portland; and Jeffrey Powell, Kent, Wash.; aunts Helena Wagner, Pontica, Mich.; Bernie Falson, Buffalo, N.Y.; and Sister Mary Aloy Powell, Denver, Colo.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Powell, in August 1969; his father, Ed, in October 1987; and his brother-in-law, Tom Knudson in Nov. 1988; and father-in-law Edwin D. Jeffreys in March 1998.Viewing visitation will be at Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home from 2pm through the Recitation of the Rosary at 7pm on Thursday, October 14, 2004.Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with interment at St. Peter Catholic Cemetery and a reception following. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s School Foundation, 1112 Cherry Heights Rd., The Dalles, OR or the Mid-Columbia Medical Center (MCMC) Health Foundation, 1700 E. 19th Street, The Dalles, OR. — The Dalles Chronicle
Michael Reynolds 5/23/1947-11/26/19
Former resident of The Dalles, Ore., Michael “Mike” Reynolds passed away while on vacation in Hawaii on Nov. 26, 2019.
Mike graduated from The Dalles High School in 1965 where he played football and wrestled. Mike also played football for Boise State. Mike spent 1½ tours in the Army in Vietnam as a Gunner and then a Crew Chief on Huey Gunships. Mike spent most of his working career as an electrician in Oregon and Alaska.
Mike is survived by his wife, Sylvia; sons, Micah of Soldotna, Alaska, and Mackennon of Missouri; sister Wanda Bennett of Vancouver, Wash.; and brother Mark of Hermiston, Ore.
Mike was proceeded in death by his parents, Marvin and Inez Reynolds of The Dalles, Oregon.
In lieu of flowers Mike’s wishes were for donations to go to the Wounded Warrior Project or Veteran’s of Foreign War.
David Ringo 1947 – 12/9/2020
Cameron Roome 11/16/1946 – 4/5/1989
Sandra Reuber-Vaughn 11/23/1946 – 5/8/1996
Sandra Ricketts Connelly
11/27/1946 – 8/19/16
Sandra Lee Connelly passed away August 19, 2016 in Hood River, Oregon. She was born November 27, 1946 and was 69 at the time of her passing.
Sandra was born in Hastings, Nebraska to Theodore C. and Mabel (Holmberg) Ricketts. She moved with her family to The Dalles, Oregon and graduated from Watonka High School Class of 1965. On September 22, 1965 she married Michael Connelly in The Dalles and had two children; Kathryn “Shawn” Marie and Christopher Michael. The
family lived in The Dalles with a brief stint in Anchorage, Alaska in 1984 and then to Hood River in 1987 where she has resided since. Michael passed away on September 9, 2012.
She loved her family and opportunities to be with them, Sandra also enjoyed;
making beaded jewelry, fishing, gardening, shopping on QVC and traveling.
Sandra was an active homemaker, mother and grandmother but she also worked as a secretary for the The Dalles Police Department and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Portland.
Sandra is survived by her daughter, Sawn Marie Conner and husband, Richard of The Dalles, Oregon; son Chris Connelly and his wife, Lori of Sweet Home, Oregon; grandchildren, Jason, Johnathan, Michael, Brenna, Liam & Ciaran; great granddaughter, Lily Ann; brother, Gary R. Ricketts of Naperville, Illinois; two sisters, Shirley Hovda of The Dalles, Oregon and Linda M. Jones of Durango, Colorado; numerous nieces, nephews and friends she has collected over the
years. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers (Theodore & David) and sister (Cynthia).
Larry Arnold Robertson
Larry Arnold Robertson, 60, formerly of The Dalles, died in Las Vegas on Sept. 10, 2006, after a long battle with cancer.He was born in Portland on March 8, 1946.After attending school in The Dalles he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1964, and served three tours of duty in Vietnam. He achieved the rank of Gunnery Sergeant USMC.After his retirement from the military in 1986 he pursued a second career in aviation and became an accomplished pilot.He is survived by his wife, Josie, of Las Vegas; daughter, Chira Faye, Marina Del Ray, Calif.; brother, Dan, Cottonwood, Calif.; aunt, Lee Wagonblast, Lexington; and uncle Cork McCloud, Vancouver, Wash.He will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in
Washington, D. C.
Alan Dale Rowland
Alan Dale Rowland, 58, a resident of The Dalles, died at the local hospital on Saturday, April 22, 2006.He was born in Boise, Idaho, on Sept. 14, 1947 the fourth of five children to Norman lexander and Bertha (Uhl) Rowland.As a young child he moved to The Dalles and graduated from The Dalles High School in 1965. After graduation he went into the U.S. Navy as an air sea rescuer in the Philippines during the Vietnam War. After the service, he returned to The Dalles working for a short time for Les Schwab Tire Center and the Aluminum Plant, until he was hired with he Union Pacific Railroad as a conductor. On Feb. 12, 1966 he married Peggy L. Eads in The Dalles.He enjoyed fishing, golfing, running his dog, playing with his grandchildren and spending time at the Deschutes River. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and American Legion.He is survived by his wife Peggy Rowland; his two children, Scott and his wife Lisa, and Dawna and her husband Randy Seibel, all of The Dalles; his six grandchildren, Colton, Meghan, Madison, Kory, Tyler and Kayla, all of The Dalles; his two brothers, Ron Rowland, The Dalles; and Fred Rowland, Arlington; and numerous nieces and nephews and friends.He was preceded in death by his mother and father, a brother and sister and his step father.A casual celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 29, at 1 p.m. at the Moose Lodge with Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home in care of arrangements.Memorials may be made to The Celilo Center, 1800 E. 19th St., The Dalles, OR 97058 and Home at Last Animal Friends, PO Box 290, The alles, OR 97058.
May 17, 2023
Geoff Sauncy, age 63, passed away at his home in The Dalles , Oregon on January 10, 2011, following a brief illness. Geoff was a graduate of the Class of 65; attending Chenoweth and then The Dalles High. Upon graduation he became a graphic illustrator for the City of Portland . He enjoyed camping, the river, music and taking care of animals.Geoff was an active member of our Class Reunion Committee. He created music/video programs for our enjoyment. He also digitized each classmates picture from our 1965 Steelhead.He was a gentle soul. He leaves behind his wife, Donna, a brother and sister, several other family members and many good friends. At his request there will be no service. A suggestion for anyone wishing to make a donation in his name would be to Home At Last.
1947-May 8, 2019
Clay R. Smith, age 72, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away at a hospital May 8, 2019. A celebration of life will be held Friday May 17 11 a.m. at Spencer, Libby & Powell Gathering Hall, The Dalles.
Clay served on the Northern Wasco PUD board since 2003.
Patricia Jo Spencer Allsup
Patricia Jo (Spencer) Allsup, 68 of Grants Pass passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at her home in Grants Pass.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 12:00 – 2:00 PM at Stephens Family Chapel.
Funeral Service will be held Sunday 1:00 PM at Newman United Methodist Church with a committal service following at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Patty is survived by her son, Jake Allsup, his wife Christie, and their 3 year old son Walker, who was Patty’s pure joy. They live in Portland. She is also survived by her daughter, Susan Snow of Seattle. Her sisters, Jackie Gasow of Grants Pass, Barbara Ainslie of Tigard, and their families.
Patty’s teaching career at Madrona Elementary, in Josephine county, spanned 31 years as a first and second grade teacher. In retirement, Patty traveled, enjoyed occasional trips to a casino, volunteered at the local food bank, and in the ER, as a volunteer with the hospital guild.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Diabetes Association. Please see below.
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Gail Strode Timmons
December 15, 2020
Over the years we have lost several classmates who touched our lives and were our friends and acquaintances. As we celebrate our reunions and get togethers, let us not forget them.
If you have obituaries for any not listed, please send a copy to us. Thanks
Mary E. Swaim
February 16, 1947 – February 22, 2017
Mary was born in Prineville, Oregon, the second of four children born to Howard Finch Swaim and Celia Mary Lytle Swaim. Mary’s father died suddenly in 1958. When Celia married Raymond W. Doty in 1961, the family moved to The Dalles, Oregon and Mary gained four step brothers and sisters.
She graduated from The Dalles High School in 1965, attended George Fox College and Portland State University. Most of her career was in the insurance business in bookkeeping and office management in the Portland area. She also had a licensed Adult Foster Home for years in Oregon City with Donna Crawford.
Survivors include Donna J. Crawford, friend; Philip Dean Swaim (Sheila), brother, Mosier, Or; Jeremy Samuel Swaim, nephew, Montana; step-siblings Denice Henshaw (Keith), Portland; Raymond Curtis Doty, Oregon City; Estlie Emery, Washington, and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, step-father, two brothers, and a step-sister.
A memorial service for Mary is being held at 11.am. on March 11th at:
Oregon City Evangelical Church
1024 Linn Ave.
Oregon City, OR 97045
There will also be an informal gathering on March 9th at Spooky’s in The Dalles from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for anyone who would like to attend and share memories of Mary.
Hazel Jean Thompson
Joseph Cornelius Thompson
Joseph Cornelius Thompson, 38, a resident of Salt Lake City since 1965, was killed in an automobile accident near there on Sept. 10, 1985.He was born in Twin Falls, Idaho on March 6, 1947 and was the son of Cornelius and Celia Thompson. He grew up in The Dalles and was a member of the Class of 1965, which recently celebrated its 20th class reunion, which he attended. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served his missions in Colorado and New Mexico. He graduated from Brigham Young University in business.He is survived by his wife Larine, two daughters, Amy and Leigh and one son, Jesse, and his mother Celia Thompson.His father, Cornelius, and a daughter, Addie, died earlier.He was an avid hunter, fisherman, bowman and runner.
Funeral arrangements are pending. — The Dalles Chronicle
Diane Linda (Watkins) Barlow, 55, a resident of Medford (Oregon), died at her home on Friday, March 28, 2003.She was born April 25, 1947, in The Dalles to Leonard Wade and Muriel Lois (Morse) Watkins. She grew up in The Dalles and graduated from The Dalles High School in 1965.She received a degree in education in 1969 from what is now Southern Oregon University. She was an elementary school teacher for 33 years. She taught school in Salem (Oregon), Oregon City (Oregon) and Central Point (Oregon) for 29 years.She was a member of several education associations, enjoyed collecting antiques, shopping for bargains, world travel, traveling in the family’s motor home and trail riding in the desert in their Jeep.She is survived by her husband, David Olen Barlow, Medford, whom she married on September 19, 1970, in Salem; a son, Dorian, Portland; a daughter, Katarina “Katie”, Medford; her parents, Leonard and Muriel Watkins, Salem; a sister, Janet Gates and one grandchild.Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Phoenix (Oregon) Presbyterian Church, 121 W. 2nd Street, Phoenix. The Reverend Patricia Vanvertol will officiate. Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives and Crematory are in care of arrangements.Memorial contributions may be made to Mae Richardson School, 200 W. Pine Street, Central Point, Oregon 97502
Rex Stanley Walker
Rex Stanley Walker, 37, a former resident of The Dalles and a 1965 graduate of The Dalles High School died April 23 in Enterprise.He was born Sept. 13, 1947 to Stanley and Leone Walker in Hillsboro.After graduation from The Dalles High he attended the University of Oregon for a short while and then enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served In the States, Vietnam and in Germany and received an honorable discharge in 1971.He later attended Central Washington College in Ellensburg, Wash. And Washington State University in Pullman. While in the service and In college he was active in the Navigators and Campus Crusade for Christ.He had lived in Denver, Colo. Before moving to Whitefish, Mont., and later to Enterprise.Survivors include his parents in Enterprise; a brother, Dr. Scott Walker, Mulino; a nephew and niece, Brett and Erica Walker, both in Mulino.Funeral services were held April 25 in Enterprise and burial was in the Enterprise cemetery. — The Dalles Chronicle
Christie Webber Roy
_/_/1947 to 12/6/17
Christie passed away on December 6, 2017 in The Dalles.
Christie was an active member of our reunion committee always willing to take on whatever needed to be done.
Christie is survived by her husband, Joe, son Ryan Lowther, and daughter Erin Lowther.
Mark W. Westlund
Mark W. Westlund was born Aug. 25, 1947, in The Dalles. He graduated from Pacific University and lived in Texas, Illinois, Washington and California before moving in 1979 to Canby, where he was a music teacher for the Canby School District for 28 years. In 1971, he married Alice Wagnon.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Erik and Micah; sister, Tonia Culpepper; and two grandchildren. Rembrances to the Music Education Fund of the Canby School District. Arrangements Crown.