Obituaries - January 22

Marie J. Maybee

Marie J. Maybee, a Parkdale, Ore., resident, died Jan. 17, 2003, at her residence. She was 95 years of age.

Services will be held in Bellevue, Wash., with vault interment at Sunset Hills Memorial Park.

She had resided in Washington, Oregon and California. A talented painter and a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Marie was a woman with great spirit and love, who only wanted to make people smile and to warm their hearts.

Survivors include her sister, Joan Ranaudo, a son, David Maybee and a daughter, Carol Niece. Many grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.

Her husband, Dan, preceded her in death in 1992.

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

Ellen ‘Ike’ Bonnett

Hood River resident Ellen Oneida “Ike” Bonnett died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. She was 72 years of age.

A funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 17, at Anderson’s Tribute Center with private interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.

Ellen Oneida was born July 13, 1930, to Lee A. and Daisy Alma (Bershears) McClain in Cove, Ore. Mrs. Bonnett spent her childhood in Cove until 1940 when she moved to Hood River, Ore.

Once in Hood River Mrs. Bonnett worked for the U.S. Forest Service for about five years. Her family remembers her sharing about one of her favorite jobs as a “candy striper” at the Hood River Hospital. Ike had a love for people and always was one to lend a hand. She was known for being a caregiver as she spent her time helping those in need or in poor health. Her love for animals was probably her most known trait. Ike would go to great lengths to rescue injured or stray animals.

Mrs. Bonnett is survived by her sons Raymond and David Chaffin of Kansas City, Kans., and Stanley Chaffin of Madison, Wisc., brother Donald McClain of Rufus, Ore., 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Mrs. Bonnett was preceded in death by her son, Lucky Ray Bonnett, and daughter, Judy Kay Chaffin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Humane Society c/o Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

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