Obituaries - August 31

Mardis “Mardy” Goss

Mardis E. “Mardy” Goss, 89, passed away Aug. 29, 2005, at his home with family around him. Services will be held on Friday, Sept. 2, at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery.

Mardy was born April 25, 1916, in Stringtown, Okla., to Epha and LaDonia (Ritter) Goss. He came to Oregon as a child and was raised and educated in Mt. Hood, Ore. Mardy served in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the South Pacific. On July 7, 1947, he and Beatrice Hubbell were married in Stevenson, Wash. Mardy was a prior orchardist in the Hood River Valley and then worked for Stadelman Fruit Company until his retirement in 1981.

Mardy was a member of the Hood River Church of Christ, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed camping, hunting, gardening and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Bea Goss of Hood River; sons Mike Goss and his wife Becky of Madras, Ore., Richie Goss of Gresham, Ore., and Don Goss of Baker City, Ore.; daughter Lana Fox and her husband, Richard, of Hood River; special nephew Bob Huckaby and his wife, Sylvia, of Milwaukie, Ore.; grandchildren Mick, Don, Richie, Ange’, Eddie, Tim, Kira, Bob, Randy and David, and 12 great-grandchildren; brothers Roy Goss of The Dalles, Ore., Noble Goss of Hood River, Del Goss of Vancouver, Wash., and Truman Goss of Hood River; sister Almeda Ogden of California, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Steve Goss, brothers Odie and Doyle Goss, and sister, Ruby Wray.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ or the NRA in care of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals-Receptions-Cremations), 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Marguerite Landberg

Marguerite Leona Landberg, 88, died where she lived at Flagstone Assisted Living Home in The Dalles, Ore., Aug. 27, 2005. She lived 56 years in Long Beach, Calif., prior to moving here to be close to family. She is survived by her husband, Jack C. Landberg, daughters Corleen Hamilton and Jean Santavicca, son, Tom Finn, and six grandchildren: Greg Hamilton, Tim Hamilton, Brooke Kelley, Kim O’Bryan, Lisa Wright, and Mark Jaynes. Her great-grandchildren are Chloe Aetonu, Hana Hamilton, Tytus Hamilton, Zachery Jaynes, and Benjamin Jaynes.

Marguerite will be interred with other family members: her grandmother Rainbow; mother, Florence Podoski; uncle, Bill; and grandson, Jeffrey Robert Jaynes, in Westminster Cemetery in Southern California.

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