Obituaries

Richard Semmes

Richard “Dick” Semmes passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 12, 2015, after a long struggle with several tough bouts of cancer. Dick fought courageously and bravely for several years, never wanting to give up. Dick ...

Donald Lee McClain

On March 22, 1928, in the little Oregon town of Cove, a son by the name of Donald Lee McClain was born to Lee Andrew McClain and Daisy Brashears. Shortly after they made their way to the Hood River Valley ...

Doris Euleta Sharkey

Doris Euleta (Utley) Sharkey died on April 20, 2015, in Bend, Ore., from lymphoma (blood cancer). Doris was born April 11, 1927, the third child of Merrill Utley and Ethel (Waddle) Utley. She was born at home on the family ...

Marie Murphy

Marie Murphy, 96, of Heppner, Ore., died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Pioneer Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 5, at 1 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Hood River, Ore. She was born March 10, ...

Mary Martha Covey

Mary Martha (McAtee) Covey, 94, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at her home in Hood River, Ore. Services are planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 30, and friends are invited to join family during a time of visitation on ...

Ruth Evelyn Nelson

Ruth Evelyn Nelson, 84, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in Portland, Ore. Ruth was born April 16, 1931, in Chehalis, Wash., to Earl Leigh “Pat” Middaugh and Cora (McClintok). Ruth attended college at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash., ...

Jay Norman McCulley

Jay Norman McCulley, 83, of Cascade Locks, Ore., passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. He was born on Dec. 29, 1931, in Grangeville, Idaho, the 14th of 14 children, to Homer and Sarah (Marshall) McCulley. He graduated from Grangeville ...

William Alphonse Mohr

William “Bill” Alphonse Mohr, 52, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015, at his home in Hood River, Ore. Bill was born Feb. 16, 1963, in Hood River, Ore., to Louis Alphonse and Beverly Betty (Boesel) Mohr. Bill attended school at ...

Betty Sappington

By Betty: “To all family and friends, thank you for the privilege of loving you." Betty Sappington passed on April 26, 2015. She was a Hood River, Ore., resident and died in her home at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living. She ...

Bette Ann Benjamin

Bette Ann Merz Benjamin’s vibrant and fruitful life began and was lived out in the beautiful Hood River Valley at the foot of Mount Hood. She passed gently from this life April 23, 2015, at her home in Parkdale, Ore., ...

Alvin Clyde Flory Jr.

Alvin Clyde Flory Jr., 65, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Hood River Care Center in Hood River, Ore., surrounded by his loved ones. Alvin was born July 24, 1949, in Eugene, Ore., to Alvin Flory Sr. ...

Brian Paul McClure

Brian Paul McClure, 51, of Trout Creek Ridge Road in Hood River, Ore., died April 9, 2015. Brian was born Jan. 3, 1964, in Milwaukee, Wis. He was the beloved son of Delbert and Marie McClure, brother of Michael Delbert ...

Richard A. Phillips

Richard (Dick) A. Phillips, of Hood River, Ore. passed away April 2, 2015, in Yuma, Ariz., from medical complications. He was born Jan. 2, 1938, in Tillamook, Ore., to Robert M. and Beatrice M. (Kirby) Phillips. He graduated from Tillamook ...

Robert Lucas Coffey

Robert Lucas “Bob” Coffey, a lifelong resident of Portland, Ore., died of complications of cirrhosis of the liver on Feb. 13, 2015, at the age of 70. Born in Salem, Ore., on March 10, 1944, to Gordon Bartholomew and Martha ...

Elizabeth Kilbuck Asbury

Elizabeth Kilbuck Asbury, raised in Hood River, Ore., passed away on Easter morning, April 5, 2015, at her home in Portland, Ore. She was 96. Born to Joseph and Novello Kilbuck Nov. 29, 1918, Elizabeth Henry Kilbuck spent her earliest ...

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