Obituaries for December 2011

Obituary

Gary Michael Hornbeck

Gary Michael Hornbeck passed quietly through the veil Nov. 29, 2011, at his home in Hood River, Ore., with his family by his side. He was 69 years old and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer only two weeks before. ...

Elizabeth Cook Fouch

Elizabeth Cook Fouch passed away on Nov. 26, 2011, at the age of 92 in Hood River, Ore., surrounded by family. Elizabeth was born Jan. 19, 1919, to parents Adrian and Helen Cook, of Dunnigan, Calif. She attended Dunnigan Grammar ...

Ruby Alice Woosley

Ruby Alice Woosley, 95, of La Grande, Ore., passed away on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at a local care facility in La Grande. Her funeral service was held Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Damascus Road Ministries Church, in La Grande. ...

Anatole Sergeivitch Fetisoff

Anatole Sergeivitch Fetisoff was born April 14, 1924, in Moscow in revolutionary Russia to Sergei Petrovich Fetisoff and Klavdia Ivanovna Turkin. After his father was imprisoned twice and then released, Tolya and his parents fled across Siberia when he was ...

Frederick Joseph Wood

Frederick Joseph Wood was born in The Dalles, Ore., on June 13, 1919, to Fred and Gertrude (Ferguson) Wood. He passed away at his home in White Salmon, Wash., on Nov. 29, 2011, at the age of 92. Joe remembered ...

Diana Kay Strong

Diana Kay Strong, of Eugene, Ore., died of a heart attack Dec. 3, 2011, in Eugene. She was born Dec. 19, 1950, in Wichita, Kansas, to Norris and Christine (Holland) Strong. Diana had a master's degree in library science from ...

Verda F. Bargabus

Verda F. Bargabus, 83, of White Salmon, Wash., passed away Dec. 5, 2011, at her residence. Verda was born in Gravity, Iowa, on April 30, 1928, to Lowell and Ruth Leighton. She was the oldest of five children. The family ...

Kenon Aaron Everts

Kenon Aaron Everts ascended to heaven where God gave him his angel wings on Nov. 20, 2011, after a traumatic struggle from injuries he acquired in a car accident on Oct. 14, 2011. Kenon was born Dec. 12, 1991, in ...

Margaret Elizabeth Beekman

Margaret "Peggy" Elizabeth Beekman was born Oct. 28, 1917, in Tacoma, Wash., to Robert and Margaret Dargan. She was the middle child of seven and the only girl in a large Irish Catholic family. She passed away at the Hood ...

Filemon Jimenez

Filemon "Fil" Jimenez, formerly a resident of Hood River, Ore., died Dec. 1, 2011, in Portland, Ore. He was born July 23, 1944, in Zacatecas, Mexico. Fil was raised in West Los Angeles and lived and hung out in Venice ...

Louise Carol Perry

Louise Carol Perry passed away peacefully at age 81 in the early morning hours of Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, surrounded by the love of her family and friends. All who knew her enjoyed her company and will cherish her memory. ...

Timothy Wayne Fletcher

Timothy Wayne Fletcher, 61, of St. Helens, Ore., died Dec. 7, 2011, in St. Helens. He was born April 4, 1950, in Hood River, Ore., to Loren and Marianne (Leveque) Fletcher. Timothy grew up in Odell on the family farm ...

Leland Stanley Brunquist

Leland Stanley Brunquist passed away Dec. 8, 2011. He was born April 13, 1928, in Parkdale, Ore., to Albert and Martha (Struck) Brunquist. Leland was a graduate of Lewis and Clark College, Oregon State University and University of Oregon, a ...

Robert Richard Wood

Robert "Bob" Richard Wood, 91, a resident of Hood River, Ore., died in his home at Down Manor, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. Bob was born on July 5, 1920, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Leonard Wood and Irene Woods ...

John William Lassen

John William (Bill) Lassen passed away Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at the Providence Hood River Care Center. He was born in 1912 in California. John came to Parkdale with his parents and two sisters in 1916, when he was 4 ...

Ren Benner

Ren Benner, of San Diego, Calif., died Nov. 24, 2011, in San Diego. She was born Dec. 13, 1959, in Los Angeles, Calif.

Loyce Stanphill

Jane Stanphill, 84, of Hood River, Ore., passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at the Hood River Care Center. No services will be held at this time. Jane was born to Lloyd and Estelle M. (Swartwood) Griffith in Twin Oaks, ...

William Robert Gale

William Robert Gale passed peacefully out of this life on Nov. 25, 2011, at his home in Hood River, Ore. He was born Oct. 4, 1923, to Donald Robert Gale and Miskell Bloom Gale in Union, Ore. He was born ...

Elizabeth H. Putnam

Elizabeth (Liz/Betty) H. Putnam passed away on Dec. 11, 2011, at her home in Hood River. She was born in Ukiah, Calif., Sept. 26, 1916, to Bessie H. and Edward V. Henley. She lived in San Leandro, Calif., Campbell, Calif., ...

Hazel Ann Dougherty

Hazel Ann Dougherty was born May 4, 1918, in Valentine, Neb., to John and Jessie Mae Gallino. Hazel passed away on Dec. 20, 2011, surrounded by family in Hood River, Ore. She has six children: Shirley Brewer, John Jr., Ralph, ...

Boyd Dean Dowers

Boyd Dean Dowers, of The Dalles, Ore., died of Parkinson's disease Dec. 6, 2011, in Irrigon, Ore. He was born Oct. 4, 1926, in Boyd, Okla., to Harvey Stanton Dowers and Myza Wallace Dowers. He moved from Woodlake, Calif., to ...

Gary Leyon Reynolds Sr.

Gary Leyon Reynolds Sr. passed away Dec. 19, 2011, peacefully at home in Portland, Ore., surrounded by the love of his family. Gary was born Aug. 31, 1942, in Casa Grande, Ariz., to John and Ruby Reynolds. He grew up ...

Lester Shields

Lester "Les" Shields passed away on Dec. 24, 2011, in Hood River, Ore., at the age of 69 from pulmonary fibrosis. Lester was born Aug. 26, 1942, in Bend, Ore., to Lester and Rachel Worthen Shields. He arrived in the ...

Everett Joseph Long

Everett Joseph Long passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 22, 2011, after he collapsed while working in the orchard and was only 70 at the time of his death. Services are planned for 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at Anderson's Tribute ...

Evelyn Marie Kujala

Evelyn Marie Kujala was born on Aug. 25, 1942, in Trimountain, Mich., the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth Kujala. She left this earth on Dec. 23, 2011, to be with her Heavenly Father. Ev, or Evie as she was also ...

Linda Joyce Campbell

Linda Joyce Campbell, 70, passed away on Dec. 26, 2011, at her home in Parkdale, Ore. Linda was born Sept. 6, 1941, to Steven and Helen (Damron) Sherman in Yakima, Wash. She attended Grandview High School and earned her associate ...

Roy Clemens

Roy Clemens was given his first breath on July 26, 1937, and the Lord took his last breath on Dec. 22, 2011. Roy lived in Hood River and The Dalles, Ore., for the last 37 years. He is preceded in ...

John Hutchison

John Hutchison, 83, passed away on Dec. 26, 2011, at the Oregon Veterans Home at The Dalles, Ore. John was born June 28, 1928, in Denver, Colo., to Cecil Teller and Evelyn Esther (Scharf) Hutchison. He moved to the Hood ...

Deanna Marie Smith

Deanna Marie Smith, 70, former Oregon Republican Party chairwoman, died shortly after midnight Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Salem Hospital after a massive stroke. She was born April 22, 1941, to James Helm Walters and Gertrude Clara Mosebach at St. ...