Obituaries - August 6

Lee Shalhope

Lee Ferris Shalhope died Aug. 3, 2003, in Portland, Ore., at the age of 92. He was born in Stroud, Okla., on July 16, 1911, to George and Velma Shalhope.

Mr. Shalhope began college at Oklahoma A & M and completed his education with a degree in accounting from Chillicothe Business College in Chillicothe, Mo., in 1936. He and Cecile Opal Marshall were married the same year. Upon graduation, he joined Cooper-Jarrett Truck Lines in Kansas City, Mo. In 1945, he co-founded Mid-American Truck Lines, headquartered in Kansas City.

He and his family moved to St. Joseph, Mo., in 1946, and then to LaGrange Park, Illinois in 1948 where they lived until Mr. Shalhope’s retirement from Mid-American in 1970. He and his wife, Cecile, then resided in Orlando, Fla., before moving to Portland, Ore., in 1990.

Before retirement, Mr. Shalhope was on the board and served as President of the Illinois Central Motor Freight Association. He was an active volunteer with Boy Scouts of American for over 50 years, serving on the National Executive Council and attending National and International Jamborees. After retirement, he served the Southern Region Council in Florida and Puerto Rico and the Cascade Pacific Region Council in Oregon.

Mr. Shalhope’s dedication and service to the Boy Scouts were honored with both the Silver Antelope and the Silver Beaver awards. He was a Life Loyal member of Sigma Chi fraternity. Over his lifetime, Mr. Shalhope was a devoted and faithful church member in each community where he resided.

Mr. Shalhope is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law: Don and Betty Shalhope of Hood River, Ore., and Robert and Emma Shalhope of Norman, Okla.; five grandchildren and their spouses: Sara and Michael Christie, Julie and Peter Kalnin, Robert C. and Stephanie Shalhope, Adelaide Lee Shalhope, Mary Cecile and Robert Pallotta; and three great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by Cecile, his wife of 67 years, his grandson Tyler Ferris, and his sisters, Garvene and Lorraine.

Funeral services will be held Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hood River, Ore., with interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Boys Scouts of America, Cascade Pacific Council at 2145 Southwest Naito Parkway, Portland, OR, 97201 or in c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Virginia Fox

Virginia Grace (Paasch) Fox, a Hood River, Ore., resident, died July 31, 2003, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. She was 85 years of age.

Graveside services were held Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at Pine Grove Cemetery.

Virginia was born June 9, 1918, in Hood River, Ore., to Hugo and Grace (Perry) Paasch. She was raised and educated in Hood River. On April 30, 1951, she and Bernard P. Fox were married. He died in 1978. In her younger years she enjoyed playing golf and sewing.

Survivors include her sons, Dick Fox and his wife Lana of Hood River, Ore., and Mike Fox and his wife Karen of London, England and her brother, Perry “Bud” Paasch of Hood River, Ore. Five grandsons, Bob, Randy, David, Kevin and Ben Fox also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Bernard.

Vault interment was at Pine Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Gorge c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Daryl ‘Doc’ Strader

Graveside funeral services for Daryl R. “Doc” Strader were held Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Oak Harbor, Wash., with Cdr. Fred Renfroe, CHC, USN officiating. The NAS Whidbey Island Honor Guard and the Oak Harbor Police Department provided funeral honors.

Daryl Russell Strader died at his home in Oak Harbor on July 28, 2003, at the age of 81. He was born Oct. 1, 1921, in Irrigon, Ore., to Frank Edward and Esther Graybeal (Thurner) Strader. He was raised in Irrigon, near Hermiston and Cascade Locks, near The Dalles, Ore. Daryl joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the Great Depression and worked on construction of the Bridge of the Gods at Cascade Locks.

Daryl Strader joined the U. S. Navy in October of 1940. During World War II he was assigned to the aircrew of VPB-52, the Black Cat squadron, flying aboard the PBY’s Doc served as flight engineer for much of his military career. Doc was married to Celeste Delight Coe in Vancouver, Wash. on Jan. 10, 1945. They were happily married for 56 years.

Doc retired on June 1, 1960, at NAS Seattle as an ADC (E-7) with 20 years of military service. Following retirement, he was employed at NAS Whidbey by McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Company as a field rep.

On June 1, 1960, Doc began a second career, that of law enforcement. He was hired by the City of Oak Harbor to work as a police officer. He began as a patrolman. Doc worked his way up through the ranks and on Feb. 10, 1979, retired as Captain.

Doc Strader attended the Whidbey Presbyterian Church of Oak Harbor. He was a member of the Chief Petty Officers Association, the PBY Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Whitehead-Muzzall Post 7392, Navy League of the United States.

Doc Strader loved hunting and fishing. He and Celeste commercial fished at Neah Bay and LaPush for several years. He had a special hunting cabin near Goldendale where he spent many wonderful days with special friends and family.

Daryl Strader is survived by four children and their spouses: Daryla and Charles Extine of Renton, Wash.; Pamela Kennedy of Oak Harbor; Mark and Donna Strader of Lynnwood, Wash., and Jana Palmer of Oak Harbor. One brother Rick Strader of Madras, Ore., and one sister Gayanne Thompson of Culver, Ore., also survive him. Seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive.

His wife Celeste Strader and two brothers, Dennis and David Strader preceded him in death.

Memorials may be made to the PBY Association, P.O. Box 941, Oak Harbor, WA 98277-0941. Arrangements are under the direction of Burley Funeral Chapel, Oak Harbor. This obituary is on-line at:


Michael Monroe

Michael “Mikey” James Monroe, born Oct. 16, 2000, died July 28, 2003. He was born in Hackettstown, N.J.

Mikey is survived by parents James and Julie Monroe, brother Spencer, of Hackettstown, grandparents Al and Pam Hawkins of Hood River, Ward Monroe and Pat Green of Redmond, Mike and Jenny Thompson of Virginia and Robert and Yolanda Sewell of Pennsylvania.

Also surviving is great-grandmother Deloris York of Hood River, and Aunts and Uncles Suzy and Darin Coreson of Parkdale and Christy and Troy McCadden of Connecticut and cousins Sara Coreson, Cade and Macy McCadden.

He was with us only a short time but will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Memorials can be given in Mikey’s name to Heaven Sent Nursery School, 298 Main St., Hackettstown N.J. 07840.

Marlene Black

Marlene J. Black of Eugene, Ore., died on July 31, 2003, at the age of 52, of pulmonary hypertension.

Marlene was born on Nov. 18, 1950, in The Dalles, Ore., to Willis and Margie (Camp) Gholston.

Marlene grew up in Mosier, Ore., graduated from Wahtonka High School in The Dalles, and attended Ore., College of Education in Monmouth (now Western Ore., University) and Portland Business College.

She worked as a secretary until 1974 when she lost her sight due to illness. She was very active in the blind community. She was past president of Supporting Independent Living of the Visually Impaired (SILVI.) She was also past president of the Emerald Council of the Blind, and was active in University Street Christian Church and Bergan Baptist Church.

She formed and facilitated a support group for disabled women, volunteered for Head Start of Lane County, performed puppet shows for awareness featuring a disabled character for Kids on the Block, did extensive classroom education of blind awareness, and consulted with the City of Eugene on Americans with Disabilities (ADA) issues. Her hobbies were reading and her dogs.

She married Allen Black in Vancouver, Wash., in 1972. They later divorced. She married Bob Hager in Eugene on May 9, 1995.

She is survived by her husband, Bob, of Eugene, parents Willis and Margie Gholston of Mosier, her son, Kevin Hager of Coburg, Ore., and sisters Marilynn Shaw of Mosier, Molli Gholston of Beaverton, and Jeanne Reeves of Mosier.

A memorial service was held on Aug. 5.

Memorial contributions can be made to Guide Dogs for the Blind, P.O. Box. 3950, San Rafael, CA., 94912.

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