Obituaries for October 2009

Obituary

Cathy Jean Mathis-Thompson

Cathy Jean Mathis-Thompson, 53, a lifelong Hood River, Ore., resident, died with her family by her side Sept. 26, 2009, at Providence Medical Center in Portland, Ore., following a lengthy illness. Cathy was born Feb. 16, 1956, in Hood River, ...

Robert Kent Howard

Robert “Bob” Kent Howard, 68, passed away at his home on Sept. 27, 2009, with family by his side. Robert was born Aug. 5, 1941, in Portland, Ore., to James Robert and Grace (Hall) Howard. He grew up in Portland ...

Raymond M. Harms

Raymond M. Harms, 89, a longtime Hood River, Ore., resident, died Oct. 1, 2009, at the Hood River Care Center. Raymond was born Dec. 4, 1919, in Sterling, Colo., to Main and Cora (Wertz) Harms. He came to Odell, Ore., ...

Allan L. Muhs

Allan L. “Butch” Muhs was born on March 17, 1954, in Hood River, Ore., to parents Marvel and Helen Cochran Muhs. He died on Sept. 27, 2009, at his home in Hermiston, Ore., at the age of 55 years. Butch ...

Carol Arlene Heiserman

There once was a woman called Carol. She was a hard-working woman who, through her love for her family, did what she could to keep them fed, clothed and sheltered. After a rich, long life and a battle with lung ...

Michael Louis Fritz

Dr. Michael Louis Fritz was the only child of Chester Louis Fritz and Mary “Peg” (Amort) Fritz. He was born on Nov. 29, 1942, in Salem, Ore., and died on Sept. 28, 2009, in The Dalles, Ore., with his wife ...

John McCarty

The Rev. John McCarty, 84, of Dryad, Wash., went to be with Jesus Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009. He was born in Watts, Calif., on Nov. 11, 1924. At the age of 8 his mother passed away and he went to ...

Harry Hisashi Inukai

Harry Hisashi Inukai, 87, passed away at his Hood River home on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, with family by his side. Harry was born March 5, 1922, in Dee, Ore., to Kazuo and Ishino (Ikegami) Inukai and grew up in ...

James W. Thomas

The Thomas family is very sad to announce the passing of James W. Thomas. James was born Sept. 15, 1925, and passed away on Aug. 21, 2009. He is preceded in death by his beloved “sweetheart,” Frances Mae Thomas, and ...

Wesley Vann

The Vann family is saddened to let you know that Wesley Vann passed away on Oct. 10, 2009, at Brookside Manor with his wife, Genevieve, by his side. We were getting ready to celebrate his 89th birthday in 21 days ...

Eloise Beebe Vosburg

Eloise Beebe M. Vosburg was born in Oregon City, Ore., on Jan. 24, 1917, to Oscar and Leeta (Edmunston) Minor. Eloise passed away in Tillamook, Ore., on Oct. 11, 2009, at the age of 92. As a child Eloise moved ...

Harold William Kanable

Harold William Kanable, 87, passed peacefully Oct. 8, 2009, at his home in Boring, Ore., in the presence of his family. Harold (Stubby) was born Sept. 13, 1922, in Fargo, N.D., to John and Marie (Jerke) Kanable. He moved with ...

Anne Frances Goe

Anne Frances Goe passed away at her Mount Hood, Ore., home on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, after a lengthy illness. Her loving husband, Gary, and son Colby were at her side. Anne brought to this challenging period in her life ...

Marjorie Wells

Marjorie (Mears) Wells, 86, passed away Oct. 2, 2009, at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles, Ore. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who spent her life in service to her family, church and community. Marjorie was ...

Jack Dempsey Smiley

Jack Dempsey Smiley was born Sept. 18, 1922, in Andrews, Cherokee County, N.C. He went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 17, 2009, at the age of 87. Jack was born to Horace McKinley and Mary Etta (Davis) ...

George Bruce Borton

George “Bruce” Borton was born on July 22, 1960, in Hood River, Ore. He passed away on Oct. 8, 2009, in Richland, Wash., after suffering a heart attack a few days earlier. He was 49 years old. Bruce was raised ...

Adolphus Mack Maxwell

Adolphus Mack Maxwell was born in Hartville, Mo., Nov. 27, 1924, to John William and Emma Catherine McDaniel Maxwell. The family returned to their home in Carthage, Mo., when Mack was 2. He joined the Navy after he graduated from ...

Jerry Powell

Jerry Powell, of Scottsdale, Ariz., passed away unexpectedly in Jerome, Idaho, at the age of 57, while returning home from an extended stay in Hood River, Ore. He was born June 2, 1952, in Ryderwood, Wash., to Cleve and Penny ...

Daniel James Cochran

Daniel James Cochran was a beloved son, brother, father and companion. He was born on Feb. 15, 1957, to Floyd and Lila Cochran of Hood River County, where Daniel was raised and spent most of his life. Daniel passed away ...

Crystal Ann Hutchinson

Crystal Ann (Bay) Hutchinson, 54, a resident of Mosier, Ore., died unexpectedly at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital on Oct. 22, 2009. She was born May 15, 1955, in Fairview, Mich., the fourth of six children to Lawrence and Florence ...

Jacqueline Dolores Betts

Jacqueline Dolores Betts (Jackie Dee) of Hood River, Ore., passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. A memorial service to mourn her passing and celebrate her life is plan­ned for 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. ...

Christy Rose Britt

Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, my love left, surrounded by the love of family and friends, to live free of pain and to walk among the angels. Christy Rose Vanek Britt was born Dec. 3, 1946, in Hood River, Ore., to ...

James W. Wilkinson

James W. Wilkinson was born Nov. 29, 1918, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Joseph and Junetta Hansen Wilkinson. He passed away on Oct. 7, 2009, in Mesa, Ariz. A private graveside service with military honors was held Oct. 10, ...

Herschel Elwood Harvey Jr.

Herschel Elwood Harvey Jr. passed away at his home at Down Manor in Hood River, Ore., on Oct. 19, 2009. Herschel, “Harv” to some and “Popeye” to his grandchildren, was born Oct. 22, 1927, in Sioux City, Iowa, to his ...

Doris Irene DeHart

Doris Irene DeHart passed away in Portland, Ore., on Oct. 21, 2009, at the age of 76. She was born in Oroville, Wash., March 31, 1933, to Josephine (Smith) and John Reeder. She graduated from Tonasket High School in 1951 ...

Margaret Taylor Dameier

Margaret Taylor Finch Dameier, 88, was born on March 2, 1921, in Jonesboro, Ark., to the late Dr. C.B. Finch Sr. and Mertie Taylor Finch, and died on Oct. 29, 2009, at her home in Hood River, Ore. Margaret grew ...

Bessie Ancinec Sisson

Bessie Ancinec Sisson passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, in Rockville, Md., after a lengthy illness. She was 88 years old. She was born Bozena Ancincova (Ancinec) on Dec. 29, 1920, at Red Ranger, Texas, the ...

Nancy Louise Davis

Nancy Louise Davis, daughter to Carroll and Lorraine (Worley) Davis, of Hood River, Ore., passed away at a Portland care home with family by her side on Oct. 26, 2009, two days shy of her 52nd birthday. Nancy grew up ...