Death notices for Aug. 7

Collin Backowski

Collin Backowski, 25, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, while snowboarding on Mount Hood. Collin, who is from Pines, Colo., was born Nov. 18, 1987.

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.

Joyce DeHart

Joyce DeHart, 83, passed away Aug. 2, 2013, in Portland, Ore., surrounded by her loved ones. Joyce was born March 1, 1930.

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.

Kimberlie Lowe

Kimberlie A. Lowe, 56, passed away Aug. 6, 2013, at the Hood River Care Center. Kimberly was born June 11, 1957.

Services are pending with arrangements under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.

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