Obituaries

Velva Holcom

Hood River, Ore.

On Aug. 6, 2017, Velva Holcom’s 95-year-old heart decided it was finally time to rest, leaving our hearts full and grateful for the many years we had with her, and leaving a world that is a little less interesting without ...

Jean Lewis

Clovis, NM

Jean Lewis was born in Lindsay, Calif., on Feb. 15, 1934, to Carla Vaughn Noble and Lloyd Noble. She moved with her mother, sister, and brother to Hood River, Ore., at the beginning of World War II. They were extremely ...

Lyle G. Nicholson

Hood River, Ore.

Lyle “Doc” G. Nicholson passed away on Aug. 9, 2017, at Providence Brookside Manor in Hood River, Ore. He was 102 years of age at the time of his passing. Born in Seattle, Wash., on March 23, 1915, to John ...

Patrick D. Wood

Seal Rock, Ore.

Patrick D. Wood passed away on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at his home in Seal Rock, Ore., from complications following a stroke at the age of 73. A celebration of life for Pat will be held at the Toll Bridge ...

Maxine Pearl Carter

Hood River, Ore.

Maxine Pearl Carter passed away July 26, 2017, at her home in Hood River, Ore. She was born Feb. 2, 1926, and was 91 at the time of her passing. Maxine was born in Hood River to Walter T. and ...

Billy Richard Vann

The Dalles, Ore.

Billy Richard Vann passed away peacefully at his home in The Dalles, Ore., on July 20, 2017, surrounded by loving family and friends after a long battle with dementia at the age of 87. Billy was born Oct. 14, 1929, ...

Ina Holman

Hood River, Ore.

Ina Holman of Hood River, Ore., died Friday, July 28, 2017, at Flagstone Assisted Living. Ina had moved to The Dalles, Ore., from Brookside Manor in Hood River in April of this year. She was 88 years of age when ...

Larry Jean Scott

Yakima, Wash.

Larry Jean Scott was born Aug. 22, 1941, in Portland, Ore., to Jean and Vera Scott. He lived most of his life in Hood River County. He passed away July 16, 2017, in Yakima, Wash. Larry attended school in Hood ...

Gary Walter Thelen

Gary Walter Thelen passed away in his vacation home in Hood River, Ore., on May 10, 2017. He was born in Hood River on Aug. 28, 1933, to Alice Nancy (Ketchison) and Grant Morgan Thelen. Gary grew up in the ...

James Lee Byers

James “Jamie” Lee Byers was born Sept. 18, 1972, in Canyonville, Ore. He was 44 years old at the time of his death from a very aggressive form of cancer on July 16, 2017. He loved camping, fishing, and anything ...

Dorothy Akin

Hood River, Ore.

Dorothy Akin passed away on July 27, 2017, at Brookside Manor in Hood River, Ore., surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 12, 1924, and was 93 years of age at the time of her passing. Dorothy is now ...

Ralene Newbold Cooper

Hood River, Ore.

Ralene Newbold Cooper, a resident of Hood River, Ore., returned to her Heavenly home on July 22. She was born Dec. 11, 1932, in Preston, Idaho, to Ezra and Dessie (McCarrel) Newbold. Ralene was 84 at the time of her ...

Elda Marie Small McMillian

Beaverton, Ore.

Elda Marie Small McMillian passed away from pancreatic cancer July 2, 2017. Her children, Brad McMillan and Kathy Loebe, held her hands as she left this world. Elda Marie Small was born in Portland, Ore., on April 23, 1928, to ...

Nancy Maureen Hackman

Hood River, Ore.

Nancy "Reeny" Maureen Hackman of Hood River passed away at the Hood River Care Center in Hood River, Ore., on July 13, 2017. She was born in Blue Island, Ill., on Dec. 20, 1931, to Charles and Mae Adams. She ...

James Edmund MacMillan Jr.

Mosier, Ore.

“Headin’ down the road” was a common theme in Jim’s original songs, but the metaphor became reality on July 7, 2017, when he was taken by aggressive, fast-moving cancer. Jim, born James Edmund MacMillan Jr. to Jim Sr. and Vergie ...

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