History and Genealogy
Hood River County, Oregon

Death Notices & Obituaries



Bakker, Elizabeth
Beers, Dorothy
Benson, Rhoda
Boot, George
Boynton, Amos
Bradley, Arlo
Burchell, James

Carnes, James
Chamberlain, Mary
Cooper, George
Crapper, Elizabeth

Davis, David
Doorman, George
Dorzab, Harold

Edgerman, W. W.

Flora, Wenona
Foster, Anthoney
Foster, Norval
Furrow, Margaret

Hale, Walter
Hepner, Silven
Hettervig, Phyllis
I - J



Lyon, William

Miler, Nancy
Miller, Bessie
Miller, Child

Neece, Gladys
Newman, Michael
O - P

Parker, John
Perham, Son
Q - R

Rand, Robert

Shoemaker, Jennie
Sinnott, Nellie
Stephens, Mabel
Stratton, Frank

Travers, Unknown
U - V

Vannet, David

Weart, George
Wells, Jerome
Wheeler, Lillian
Williams, David
Wimmers, Marie
Wood, Carl
X - Y

Weart, George


George Weart, a brother of Mrs. A. L. Holcombe of this place, W.A. Weart of Blawenburg and Mrs. J.H. Blackwell of Trenton, died on July 2d, at his home in Hood River, Oregon, of paralysis, after an illness of about a week. Interment was at Hood River.

Mr. Weart was a resident of New Jersey all his life until about two years ago, when he removed from his home at Deal Beach at Oregon. He was about 72 years of age and was well known by many of the older residents of this place and vicinity, with whom he associated in his younger days when he resided here. He was among the first ones in this state to enlist as a volunteer in the war of the rebellion and served his country during the entire war. His brother, James M. Weart, for whom the G.A.R. Post in this place was named, was the first volunteer to sign his name to the roll in New Jersey.

Source: The Hopewell Herald (Hopewell, NJ) - Wednesday, July 15, 1908
Contributed by Shauna Williams

Bakker, Elizabeth

Former Billings Resident Dies

Funeral services were held in Hood River, Ore., for a former Billings resident, Mrs. Elizabeth Bakker, relatives reported Monday.

Mrs. Bakker, 70, wife of Abe Bakker, died in a Hood River nursing home Dec. 15 of a heart ailment. She lived in Billings 32 years before moving to Oregon with her husband in 1951. Burial was in Idlewild Cemetery, Hood River.

Mrs. Bakker was born Dec. 10, 1887, in Holland, Mich., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Straatsma.

She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. John G. Brown of Grassrange, Mrs. Robert J. Brown of Hood River and Mrs. Norman Wallace of Rt. 3, Billings; three sons, Peter A. Bakker, 435 Laurie Lane, William Bakker, 1304 Miami St., and Jack Bakker, 2016 Hewitt Dr.; two sisters, Mrs. Kate Andresien of Bozeman and Miss Martha Straatsma of Beverly Hills., Calif.; two brothers, Nick Straatsma of Gillette, Wyo., and Ruel Straatsma of Rogers, Ark., and 18 grandchildren.

Source: The Billings Gazette (Billings, MT) - Tuesday, December 24, 1957
Contributed by Shauna Williams

Hale, Walter

Walter Landreem Hale

Walter Landreem Hale, a Hood River., Ore., resident for the past 30 years, died early Friday morning at a Hood River hospital. He was 83.

Mr. Hale was born Feb. 13, 1891, near Winlock.

Surviving are a brother, Edward E. Hale, Winlock; five nieces, Carol Jillette and Janet Fisk, both of Seattle; Mrs. Phil (Annie Jo) Rector, Olympia; Mrs. Robert (Margaret) Snider, Anchorage, Alaska, and Mrs. Roger (Lona) Lewis, Winlock, and a nephew, Charles Hale, Mountlake Terrace.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Idlewild Cemetery, Hood River Heights, Ore.

Source: Daily Chronicle (Centralia, WA) - Saturday, March 30, 1974
Contributed by Shauna Williams

Wells, Jerome


Jerome Wells, an old and highly respected resident of Pine Grove, died April 1. Mr. Wells has been in poor health for the past few years, but was not dangerously ill except during the week preceding his death. The funeral was held Friday at the Pine Grove Church. Rev. G. E. Heineck and Rev. J. W. Rigby officiating. Interment was made at the Pine Grove Cemetery.

Surviving Mr. Wells are his widow, four sons and a daughter. They are as follows: Mrs. J.D. Lester, Perry, Edward, Warren and Clifford, all of Hood River with the exception of Warren who makes his home at Aloha, Oregon. There also survives 9 grandchildren and sisters, Mrs. M. E. Thomas of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and Mrs. Emery Brock of Ovid, Colorado and a brother Charles of Kitscoty, Providence of Alberta.

Mr. Wells was born in Logan County, Illinois, 60 years ago. His marriage to Miss. Anna Mary Stricker occurred in 1876. They moved to Hood River in 1891, at which time Mr. Wells took up a homestead near Pine Grove. He had lived in that section every since and was highly thought of by all of his neighbors and friends. He was a member of the Methodist Church and had been an active member.

[Jerome Wells was the son of Andrew Wells and Eliza Ridgeway. Jerome was my great-grandfather.]

April 1913 - Hood River News or Hood River Glacier (Hood River, OR)
Contributed by Charlott Wells Jones

Carnes, James

Obit: An Oregon resident for all of his life, James Fred Carnes, 83, died July 20 at the Hood River Convalescent Care Center.  He was born March 21, 1888 at North Powder to Mr. and Mrs. John Finley Carnes.

Surviving him are his wife, Myrtle, 1107 Montello St., Hood River;  a son Millard Carnes; a daughter, June Woolcott, Cottage Grove; a brother, George L. Carnes of La Grande; a sister, Margarett Howell of Hood River and three grandchildren.

Funeral for Mr. Carnes, a retired farmer, is Thursday, July 22 (today) at 2 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home chapel, the Rev. Charles McDonald officiating.  Burial will be at Idlewild cemetery.

Mr. Carnes had been a Hood River resident for 68 years.

Source: Unknown (Hood River, OR)
Contributed by Dawn Woolcott

Doorman, George


HOOD RIVER, Ore. June 29.—A young man. George Doorman, in the employ of the Menominee Lumber
company, lost his life In attempting to wade across the surging stream of the White Salmon.

Source: Morning Olympian (Olympia, WA) - Friday, June 30, 1905
Contributed by Barbara Ziegenmeyer

Chamberlain, Mary

Mrs. Mary Chamberlain, of Hood River, mother of W. J. Wilkinson and W. D. and Orange Chamberlain, died after a brief illness.

Source: Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) - Monday, January 30, 1899
Miller, Child

A little child of B. F. Miller of Hood River died Sunday morning, and was buried at Hood River yesterday.

Source: The Dalles Daily Chronicle (The Dalles, OR) - Tuesday, December 22, 1896
Cooper, George

Hood River, Dec. 29 (Special) – George David Cooper, 45, a native of Mount Hood, died near Fossil Monday.  Survivors include the widow, Thelma of Parkdale; three brothers, James of Mineral, Wash.; John and David of Parkdale; sister, Mrs. Tena Gribble, Canby; Mrs. Mae Walton, Parkdale, and Mrs. Harriet Iremonger, Fossil, and his mother, Mrs. Marian Cooper, Parkdale.

Source: The Sunday Oregonian (Portland, OR) - Sunday, December 20, 1934
Boot, George

Geo. M. Champlan, of Hood river, accidentally shot Geo. Boot his father-in-law, last week, while out hunting, probably proving fatal.  This is the second occurrence of the same kind within the last two weeks.

Source: The Oregon Scout (Union, OR) - Saturday, October 10, 1885
Hepner, Silven

Silven Irene Hepner died on Aug. 2, 2001 at her home in Odell, Ore. She was 77 years old.

Irene was born on Jan. 31, 1924 in Parlier, Calif., to Chester and Mary Lee (Day) Davis. She grew up in Parlier and it was there that she met George Hepner.

The couple was married on April 20, 1946 in Kingsburg, Calif., where they made their home. In 1964 the family moved to Odell. Irene and George moved to White Salmon, where they lived for a few years before moving back to Odell.

Irene stayed at home until her children were grown and then she went to work at Diamond Fruit as a sorter.

She liked to camp, fish and do some handwork. She also loved to work in her yard.

Irene's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were very special to her, and what she lived for.

Irene is survived by her husband, George, of Odell, children Richard, Donald, Doug and Clifford, all of White Salmon, and Dorothy Matulovich of Carson, Wash.

She is also survived by her brothers, J.C. Davis of Temple, Texas, and Everett Davis of Fresno, Calif., and sisters Marie Schroeder of Clovis, Calif., and Mabel Parson of Readley, Calif.

Also surviving are her beloved grandchildren Laurie Wangelin, Shellie Banks, Mike Hepner, Darin Hepner, Dewayne Matuovich, Lisa Hepner, Becky Hepner, and Nicole Hepner, and great-grandchildren Courtney and Colton Smith, Brittney Wangelin and Katelyn and Emily Banks.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents and by an older sister, Opal May.

Graveside service will be held on Aug. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at Wind River Memorial Cemetery in Carson, Wash., with a visitation at Gardner Funeral Home in White Salmon on Aug. 7 from noon to 5 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice in care of Gardner Funeral Home, which was in charge of arrangements.

Source: Hood River News (Hood River, OR) - Thursday, August 9, 2001
Dorzab, Harold

Harold W. Dorzab, 81, died Aug. 2, 2001 at his Ocean Park, Wash., residence. The son and last surviving child of William and Leola (Regester) Dorzab, he was born Dec. 12, 1919 in California, Mo.

Harold received his education in Missouri and moved with his family to Hood River in 1938. There he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, worked in area orchards and fruit packing operations and during World War II worked in Portland area shipyards. As a young man he enjoyed riding his Indian motorcycle.

Harold was a mechanic for Richards Motors in Hood River until 1958 when he went to work as Luhr Jenson maintenance man. He retired as maintenance supervisor in 1981 but continued on as a consultant until 1989. Following retirement he moved to Ocean Park where he had previously built a summer residence.

While living in Hood River he was a member of Parkdale Church of the Nazarene and currently was a member of Peninsula Church of the Nazarene, where he volunteered for His Supper Table. He enjoyed carpentry and could seemingly build something out of nothing. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing and the day before his death caught his limit of salmon at Buoy 10.

His family will remember him as a "fisher of men," an exceptional storyteller who was honest to a fault and whose favorite occupation was being a Grandpa.

He and Rita Sharkey were married on Nov. 11, 1981 in Stevenson, Wash., and she survives. He previously was married to Edna Dearixon. He is also survived by children Jerry Dorzab of Hood River, Helen Irish of Junction City, Ore., Richard Dozab of Keher, Hawaii, Sandie Fischer of Parkdale, Glenneda Sulgrove of Forsyth, Mo., Renneth Sullenger of Hood River, and Julie Miller of Gray Bull, Wyo. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 7, 2001 at Peninsula Church of the Nazarene, Long Beach, Wash. Private burial will be Wednesday morning, Aug. 8 at Pine Grove Cemetery, and a memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Aug. 8 at Hood River Alliance Church.

Memorials may be made to the Harold Dorzab Memorial Fund in care of Peninsula Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 1106, Long Beach, Wash., 98631. Arrangements are by Penttila's Chapel by the Sea, Long Beach.

Source: Hood River News (Hood River, OR) - Thursday, August 9, 2001
Furrow, Margaret

Margaret Lucille Furrow, a former Hood River, Ore., resident, died July 22 in Medford, Ore., at the age of 88.

A memorial mass will be held Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hood River.

Memorial contributions may be made to an Alzheimer's organization c/o Anderson Funeral Home, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

A full obituary will appear in the next edition of the Hood River News.

Source: Hood River News (Hood River, OR) - Thursday, August 9, 2001
Newman, Michael

A celebration of life in memory of Michael F. Newman will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at Trout Lake Gardens, 83 Little Mountain Road, Trout Lake, Wash..

Michael died Aug. 13 at age 58.

Michael was born April 5, 1943 in Los Angeles. His career as a film and television editor included such works as "The Godfather," "My Own Private Idaho," "The Longest Yard," "Crime Story," "Charlie's Angles," "Matt Houston," "Cagney and Lacey," and "Hart to Hart."

When he moved to Hood River in 1988 he founded a video production company, Image Ideas. Michael created many video commercials for local businesses, as well as various documentaries and training videos for state and local entities.

He was currently producing the television show "Around the Gorge Video Magazine" which airs on KHRP Channel 14, The Dalles.

Michael was a school bus driver for Hood River County School District. He loved his job, and every child who ever rode on a bus with him was one of his "bus kids."

Michael was an avid windsurfer, motorcyclist and runner.

Michael is survived by his wife, Pamela and her daughters, Kari and her husband, Philip, and Sarah.

He is also survived by his sisters, Dale Potter and Tracey Lake, brother Donald Newman, nieces Misty and Aneesa, nephew Ryan, grandniece Kiah and grandnephew Caleb, and special cousins Bill Noe and Bob Noe.

The family suggests donations to the American Red Cross or the Oregon Health Sciences University in Michael's name, or to the Michael F. Newman Scholarship Fund at Columbia River Bank.

Arrangements are being handled by Anderson Funeral Home, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031. Maps or directions to the service are available from Anderson, 386-1000.

Source: Hood River News (Hood River, OR) - Friday, August 17, 2001
Bowers, Galand

Galand N. Bowers died at the age of 67 in July 24, 2001 in Vancouver, Wash.

Galand was born July 10, 1934 in Mangum, Okla. He lived for more than eight years in North Bonneville, Wash., and worked in customer service for Pacific Construction and Electric.

He and his wife, Loretta, were married 49 years. He owned a grocery store in Yountville, Calif., and worked for the last six years for the U.S. Forest Service at Skamania Lodge.

He was member of the Masonic Lodge 365 in Willets, Calif., and Glad Tidings Church in Vancouver, Wash. He as an active member of NRA and Ducks Unlimited. He had also served on the city councils of North Bonneville and Yountville.

Galand loved trap shooting and duck and pheasant hunting, fishing, gardening, and attending church.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta, and daughters Cynthia Mitchell of Cascade Locks, Ore., and Brenda Cramblett of Cascade Locks.

he is also survived by his brother, Edward Bowers of Colusa, Calif., and sister, Carol Errington of Concord, Calif., along with six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jake Mitchell, in 1983.

Services were held July 28 at Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel, and he is buried at Stevenson Cemetery in Stevenson, Wash.

Memorials can be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 371 Vancouver, Wash., or the Mission Department of Glad Tidings Church, 305 N.E. 192nd Ave., Vancouver, Wash., 98684.
Flora, Wenona

Wenona "Winnie" Flora, a longtime resident of Hood River, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001 at her residence. She was 86 years of age.

Wenona was born November 22, 1914 in Decator County, Iowa to Clark and Lillie (Hullinger) Trembly. She was raised in Decator County, Iowa and graduated from high school there. She married Dean Flora on June 26, 1948 in Galesburg, Illinois. She moved to Hood River, Ore., in 1949. She was a homemaker and mother most of her life.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Odell. Her main hobbie was making and selling candy and crafts.

She is survived by one son, Dick Flora of Estacada, Ore., two daughters, Karen Watts of East Wenatchee, Wash. and Lillie Stevens of Beaver Creek. One sister, Marie Spencer of Tuscon, Ariz., 13 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean and by two sons, Ronnie and Larry Flora.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Mt. View Cemetery in Hood River. Visitation was held on Monday, Sept. 17, 2001 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Anderson's Tribute Center.

Memorial contributions in memory of Wenona may be made to the Odell Baptist Church, c/o Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Source: Hood River News (Hood River, OR) - Tuesday, September 18, 2001
Burchell, James

James Burchell died of cancer on Sept. 14, 2001 at the age of 51. He was born on June 15, 1950 in Fargo, N.D. and raised in Jamestown, N.D. His parents, Floyd and Opal (Hyland) Burchell are both deceased.

Jim moved to White Salmon, Wash., 26 years ago. He worked as a union carpenter for 10 years and then started his own business, Precision Concrete, 12 years ago.

He loved his grandkids and his family, horses, herding cows, fishing and shooting his guns.

Jim leaves behind his wife, Pam Burchell of Underwood, Wash., daughter Tami Hoodenpyl along with son-in-law David and two grandchildren Lauren and Gunnar, all of Glenwood, Wash.

A memorial service was scheduled for 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at Gardner Chapel in White Salmon, Wash.
Stratton, Frank

Frank M. "Brick" Stratton, a Hood River, Ore., resident, died Sept. 17, 2001 at Hood River Care Center at the age of 91.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Anderson's Tribute Center. A full obituary will appear in the next edition of the Hood River News.

Source: Hood River News (Hood River, OR) - Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Frank M. "Brick" Stratton, a Hood River, Ore., resident, died Sept. 17, 2001 at Hood River Care Center at the age of 91.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001 at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 24, 2001 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Anderson's Tribute Center.

Frank was born on Oct. 24, 1909 in Dufur, Ore., to Frank R. and Mary (Cantrell) Stratton. His father was manager of the Moody Ranch. In his early years the family lived in Brighton and Koberg, Ore.

In 1922, the family moved to Hood River, Ore., where he attended Pine Grove School and Hood River High School, graduating in 1924. He loved sports, playing baseball and football where he was a star player. Brick competed on the town baseball team for many seasons.

On Aug. 31, 1939, he and Bertha Kneale were married.

In May 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving in England and France until November 1945. After returning to Hood River from the Army, he was a founder in the Hood River Valley of a twelve-step program, where after 54 years of giving himself to help others, he left many devoted friends and many hundreds who say he saved their lives.

Over the years he held positions with Bartel Motors, Brisbane Appliances, Hal Nesbit, E & L Auto, and was manager of the American Legion Club for many years.

He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a member of the Hood River Elks Club for over 60 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife Bertha, his parents and two brothers.

Survivors include cousins Jackie Cole of Mosier, Ore.; Loye Neal of The Dalles, Ore.; Dorothy Ober of McMinnville, Ore.; Jack Morgan of Nevada and Steve Morton of Vancouver, Wash.

Vault entombment will be at Idlewild Cemetery Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church or Hospice of the Gorge c/o Anderson Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Source: Hood River News (Hood River, OR) - Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Wheeler, Lillian

Lillian Mae Wheeler, a Hood River, Ore., resident, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001 at Brookside Manor in Hood River, Ore. She was 86 years of age.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031. A full obituary will appear in the next edition of the Hood River News.

Source: Hood River News (Hood River, OR) - Tuesday, September 18, 2001
Beers, Dorothy

Dorothy M. "Dottie" Beers, a longtime resident of Cascade Locks, Ore., died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001 at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. She was 76 years of age.

Dorothy was born Oct. 8, 1924 in Nashville, Tenn., to Morgan and Eva (Watkins) Walker. As a small child she moved with her family to Oklahoma where she was raised and attended school and graduated from high school.

After graduating from high school she moved to Pasadena, Calif., where she met Victor Beers. They were married on Nov. 10, 1943 in San Diego They moved to Cascade Locks, Ore., in 1946.

Dorothy worked for the U.S. Weather Bureau where she reported the weather for aircraft at the Cascade Locks airport. She retired after 30 years. During that same time she also worked for Tveidt's Market in Cascade Locks. Since 1978 Dorothy and her husband Victor worked for an RV tour company, traveling extensively to Alaska, Canada and Mexico.

Dorothy was a member of the Cascade Locks Garden Club and also the Square dance club.

Dorothy enjoyed, traveling, fishing, hunting, arranging flowers and crocheting.

Dorothy is survived by her husband Victor Beers of Cascade Locks, one daughter, Linda Taylor of Pendleton, Ore., one son, Dan Beers of Richland, Wash., two brothers, Gene Walker of Camp Verde, Ariz., and Clinton Walker of Exeter, Calif.

She is also survived by five granddaughters, Christene Beers of Vancouver, Wash., Laura Beers and Amanda Beers both of Richland, Kathy Stills of Ft. Lewis, Wash., and Karen Willis of Monmouth, Ore.

Dorothy was preceded in death by one brother, John, one sister, Rudean and by her daughter, Judy.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Cascade Chapel Assembly of God Church in Cascade Locks, Ore.

Memorials in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, c/o Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031 who is in charge of the arrangements.

Source: Hood River News (Hood River, OR) - Tuesday, September 18, 2001
Foster, Anthoney

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001 in Salem, Oregon. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Anderson's Tribute Center followed by interment at Idlewild Cemetery.

Anthoney Darion Foster was born March 9, 1996 in Hood River, Ore., and moved to Salem, Ore., in 1998. Anthoney was a true inspiration to his family and everyone who met him. He was a true fighter and had a strong will to live even with his very difficult battle with Krabbe Disease.

Anthoney is survived by his parents, Rob and Erin Foster of Salem; and grandparents, George Wooding of Orfino, Idaho and Julia Wooding of Dallesport, Wash., and Bob Foster and Jessie Foster-Troxel, both of Hood River, Ore.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hunter's Hope Foundation c/o Anderson Tribute Center, c/o Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Source: Hood River News (Hood River, OR) - Tuesday, September 18, 2001
Stephens, Mabel

A family prayer service was held for the memory of Mabel D. Stephens, 68, a resident of The Dalles who died in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 surrounded by family.

She was born March 9, 1933 in Hard Rock, Ariz., to Deneh D. and Betty Badoni. She married Roy Edward Stephens in Independence, Ore., on Aug. 9, 1957. She was a devoted wife and caring mother and worked for years as a packer at Diamond Fruit.

She is survived by her husband Roy, and by her children; daughters Laura Tufti, Erma and her husband, Armando Garcia, sons Lonnie, Johnnie and his wife, Julie, Michael and his wife, Della; a niece, Margaret, and her husband, Regi Johnson; brother Joseph Badoni; aunt Annie Badoni; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous extended family members in Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandchild, Senka Stephens.

Arrangements were by Columbia Cremation and Burial.

Source: Hood River News (Hood River, OR) - Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Wimmers, Marie

Marie Wimmers, a Hood River, Ore., resident, died at her home Sept. 21, 2001. She was 80 years of age.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Hood River Valley Christian Church. Visitation was scheduled on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001 from 4 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Anderson's Tribute Center.

Marie was born Sept. 16, 1921 in Indian Valley, Idaho to Wells and Anna (Riggin) Gordon. She came to Hood River, Ore., as a child and attended Barrett Grade School and graduated form Hood River High School. On Oct. 15, 1938, she and Frank Wimmers were married.

Mrs. Wimmers was a member of Hood River Valley Christian Church. She enjoyed being a Cub Scout and 4-H leader and volunteered delivering Meals on Wheels. Marie and Frank enjoyed traveling and had visited Jerusalem three times, and also visited Egypt, New Zealand, China, Australia and South America.

Her husband, Frank of Hood River; two sons, Bob Wimmers and his wife Evilo and Frank Wimmer, Jr. and his wife Jacki, both of Hood River, and two daughters, Joy Hoisington of Hillsboro, Ore., and Linda Fletcher of Bonney Lake, Wash., and a brother, Howard Gordon of Gladstone, Ore., survive her.

Thirteen grandchildren, Becky, Robin, Nan, Chris, Tricia, Beth, Jaki, Sandy, Will, Lauren, Ryan, Chad and Lori and ten great grandchildren also survive.

Vault entombment will be at Idlewild cemetery mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ray Yasui Dialysis Center or the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation c/o Anderson's Tribute Center 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Source: Hood River News (Hood River, OR) - Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Vannet, David

David Dean Vannet, a resident of Edmonds, Wash., died Sept. 18, 2001. He was 77 years old.

Dave was born on April 5, 1924 in Hood River, Ore., to Edward A. and Edith (Sproat) Vannet. He attended Pine Grove grade school and graduated from Hood River High School in 1942.

He joined the U.S. Army in 1942 and trained in the Armored Field Artillery. He joined the 62nd A.F.A. in North Africa. He received several medals for service in Sicily, Omaha Beach D-Day invasion, Normandy, Ardennes, Alsace, Battle of the Bulge, Central Europe, and Czechoslovakia.

Dave earned a B.A. from the University of Washington in 1950. Following graduation he went to work for Standard Oil Co. in the Hood River plant.

In 1952 he and Joan Schuler, a local teacher, were married in Hood River. They moved several times as Dave was promoted in the Chevron Co. He took early retirement after 30 years with the company and remained in Edmonds.

Dave and Jo especially enjoyed attending his Army reunions and their class reunions. He was a fierce bridge player and avid investor in the stock market.

He leaves a large circle of friends, most of who had coffee-time every Friday for 19 years.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joan of Edmonds; daughter Barbara, her husband, Walt Roestel and grandson, Connor, of Mukilteo, Wash.; son, Bill, of Seattle; and brother Ed Vannet and wife, Cherie, of Hood River, Ore.

A gathering of family and friends was held Sept. 22 at Edmonds Presbyterian Church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Red Cross or charity of your choice in his name.

Arrangements were by the Neptune Society of Everett, Wash.

Source: Hood River News (Hood River, OR) - Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Foster, Norval

Norval Ivans Foster, 83, a resident of Hood River, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001 at the Oregon Veterans Home following a battle with cancer.

He was born Aug. 21, 1918 in Vernal, Utah to Walter and Lenora (Jewitt) Foster. He served in WWII as an aerial navigator with the Army Air Corps.

He owned and operated Foster Saw Shop on Tucker Road in Hood River, selling and maintaining chain saws in the local forest products industry for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian, of Hood River, stepsons Roger and Lyle Baxter of Hazel Dell, Wash., and daughters Gail Washausen of Chandler, Ariz., Susan McClement of Bremerton, Wash., and Edith Fleck of Hood River. He was preceded in death by a son, Draden.

No public funeral services will be held; the family will observe private services of remembrance.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Gorge, 751 Myrtle Street, The Dalles, OR 97058 or to the Parkinson's Foundation or the Oregon Veterans Home. Arrangements were by Columbia Cremation & Burial.

Source: Hood River News (Hood River, OR) - Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Benson, Rhonda

Rhoda Benson died Sept. 23 in Portland, Ore., at the age of 65.

Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at First Baptist Church of Hood River.

Rhoda graduated from Hood River High School in 1954 and then attended Oregon State University. She worked for Standard Insurance for 17 years.

She is survived by her mother, Ruth E. Markley of Hood River, and her sister, Shirley Fairchild of Hood River, and her son, Scott A. Benson of Gladstone, Ore., and daughter Amy L. Hulscher and her husband, David, of West Linn, Ore.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Louisa and Timothy Hulscher.

Source: Hood River News (Hood River, OR) - Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Perham, Son

Judge Perham’s son, who was accidentally shot last month, died lately at his house at Hood river.

Source: The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR) – Saturday, June 5, 1880
Shoemaker, Jennie

SHOEMAKER – Jennie M., last of Hood River, Or., mother of Vernon of Hood River and Glenn B. of Portland.  Funeral services will be held at Anderson’s Chapel, Hood River, Sunday at 2:30 P.M.  Friends invited.

Source: The Sunday Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Sunday, May 10, 1936
Boynton, Amos

Dead, Yet Man Grips Plow

Hood River Farmer Dies in Field at Age of 78

HOOD RIVER, Or., March 23 – (Special) – Still gripping the handles of an overturned plow to which a team was hitched, the dead body of Amos B. Boynton was found today, in a field near his home in the Barrett district.

Mr. Boynton, whose death was due to apoplexy, was 78 years old.  He had been plowing during the morning and attention was directed toward his dead body by the team standing in one place for a long time.

He was an old resident here and the father of Mrs. J. H. Shoemaker, whose husband is a prominent rancher and a director of the Apple Growers’ Union.

Source: The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Thursday, March 24, 1910
Parker, John

Word was received here yesterday that John Parker of Hood River died at his home yesterday afternoon.  Mr. Parker had suffered for a long time from cancer of the stomach, which was the cause of his death.  He was an exceptionally good man, one the community can illy afford to lose.  He leaves a wife and two children, and along list of friends to mourn his loss.  He was a member of Riverside Lodge, A.O.U.W., and several members of the order went down this morning to attend the funeral, which took place today.

Source: The Dalles Daily Chronicle – Saturday, August 28, 1897
Sinnott, Nellie

A child of Mr. P. Sinnott, section foreman at Hood River, died yesterday, and will be buried here from the Catholic church at 6:30 this evening.

Source: The Dalles Daily Chronicle – Monday, August 2, 1897
Miller, Bessie

A little child of B. F. Miller of Hood River died Sunday morning, and was buried at Hood River yesterday.

Source: The Dalles Daily Chronicle – Tuesday, December 22, 1896
Wood, Carl
Edgerman, W. W.

Drowned in Hood River

Carl Wood and W. W. Edgerman Lost in a Small Boat

An accident costing two men their lives, happened on Hood river, about eight miles from the town yesterday.

The company building the flume and irrigation ditch; is now building a bridge across Hood river for the purpose of bringing the flume across to the west side.  This bridge is about eight miles from the mouth of the river, and a couple of miles below the sawmill belonging to Frank Davenport, where lumber for the flume is being cut.

Monday two men, Carl Wood and a man who went by the name of Deitrick, but whose right name is W. W. Edgerman, got in a small boat at the sawmill intending to go down to the bridge.  The current in places runs very swift, and in one of these places the boat struck a big bolder and was literally smashed to pieces.  The men were whirled under by the current and in a moment were strangled and beyond helping themselves.  Seven or eight men working on the flume ran to their assistance, but the current bore the bodies down faster than they could run.  Up to last night the bodies had not been recovered.

Carl Woods parents live in Hood River valley, and he was a brother-in-law of Dick Fisher of Mosier.

Source: The Dalles Daily Chronicle – Tuesday, December 22, 1896
Lyon, William

Mr. Lyon, father of E. E. Lyon of Hood River died at his son's residence yesterday morning.

Source: The Dalles Daily Chronicle - Tuesday, November 20, 1894
Travers, Unknown

A young man named Travers, a recent arrival at Hood River, died there this morning.  He was about 25 years of age and leaves a wife to mourn his loss.

Source: The Dalles Daily Chronicle – Monday, January 21, 1895
Crapper, Elizabeth

Mrs. D. S. Crapper died at the family residence, near Hood River, Sunday night.  The funeral took place yesterday, interment being in Idlewilde cemetery at Hood River

Source: The Dalles Daily Chronicle – Wednesday, November 3, 1897
Miler, Nancy

Funeral of Mrs. Nancy Miler, 83, Is Held at Hood River

HOOD RIVER, Or., Nov. 12 – (Special) – The funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Miler, who died in Portland last Wednesday at the age of 85 years, were conducted yesterday by Rev. W. B. Young, pastor of the Asbury Methodist church.

Mrs. Miler crossed the plains to The Dalles in 1864.  The next year with her husband she went to a point near Mosier to take up life on a homestead claim.  Mrs. Miler’s husband died seven years ago, almost to a day, before his wife.

Mrs. Miler is survived by a son, John Miler, of Linn County.

Source: The Sunday Oregonian (Portland, OR) – Sunday, November 12, 1916
Hettervig, Phyllis

Phyllis Elaine Hettervig, 70, a resident of Tygh Valley, died at her home on Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, after a short fight against cancer.

She was born in Lawton, N.D., on June 26, 1935, the second of nine children to Mark and Ruby (Meader) Langton. She was raised in North Dakota where earned her teaching degree and taught school for five years.

She married Paul Adriane Hettervig in Lawton on Dec. 27, 1954. She became a homemaker and mother of four children, two girls and two boys. They moved to Portland in 1956 where they lived for 35 years before retiring in Tygh Valley, where they have lived for 19 years.

She was a member of the Lutheran Church, Elks, V.F.W. Post 5133, enjoyed reading, walking, gardening, being with her children and spending time with her sister and friends.

She is survived by her husband Paul, Tygh Valley; her two sons, Mark Hettervig and his wife Cheryl, Carver; and Paul Christian Hettervig, Carver; her two daughters, Paula Raye Barker and her husband Tom, Estacada; and Peggy Sue Potter and her husband Troy, Portland; three grandchildren, Jason Paul Hettervig and Kyle and Kate Potter; her mother Ruby Langton; her sister Lola Schneiberg, Tygh Valley; five brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father and two brothers.

Private cremation was held at The Dalles Win-Quatt Crematory, with Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Gorge, 751 Myrtle St., The Dalles, OR 97058.

Source: The Dalles Chronicle (The Dalles, OR) - Wednesday, February 8, 2006
Davis, David

A fatal accident occurred last week at a Hood river sawmill, by which a young man named David Davis was caught in a belt and instantly crushed.

Source: Heppner Weekly Gazette (Heppner, OR) – Thursday, December 13, 1883
Neece, Gladys

Gladys Ione Neece, 81, of Carson, Wash., died Wednesday in Hood River, Ore.

Mrs. Neece was born in Turtle Lake, N.D. She lived in Seattle before moving in 1974 to Wapato. She opened the Broadmoor Beauty Salon in Yakima.

Survivors include her son, Wayne Neece of Carson; a brother, Martin Jesser of Phoenix; three sisters, Elsie Baughman of Vancouver, Wash., Mildred "Dolly" Farmer of Phoenix and Janet McMahan of Wapato; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Reservation Community Memorial Park, Wapato. Those wishing to attend may meet at Merritt Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Merritt Funeral Home is in charge arrangements.

Source: Yakima Herald-Republic (Yakima, WA) - Friday, February 4, 2005
Contributed by Maurene Richard Miller

Williams, David

David Owen Williams, a longtime Hood River resident, died Aug. 30, 2005, at Providence Medical Center in Portland, Ore. He was 79 years of age.

Services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 2 p.m. at Anderson's Tribute Center.

David was born Nov. 18, 1925, in Tahoka, Texas, to Tyra and Ola (Holmes) Williams. He was raised and educated in Texas and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

On Dec. 16, 1946, he and Mildred Decker were married in Lovington, N.M.

He moved to Hood River in 1955 and worked for Weber Brothers in Odell and the aluminum plant in The Dalles before working for Diamond Fruit Company from which he retired.

David dismantled an old cold storage building and used the lumber to build his house on Frankton Road, where he lived from 1978 until recently when a move to Salem, Ore., was planned. Farming was in his blood, from cotton and strawberries to fruit. His John Deere and Ferguson tractors were his pride and joy. David especially enjoyed decorating at Christmas. His light displays were enjoyed by many.

His son, Lloyd, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred, of Salem, Ore.; daughters Debbie Garver of Salem and Peggy Lawrence of Hillsboro, Ore.; four grandchildren: Allen Williams, Charissa Reagan, Catrina Horn and Kristen Lawrence; and three great-grandchildren: Madilynn Reagan, and Caitlyn and Colton Horn.

Interment will be at Idlewild Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Gorge, c/o Anderson's Tribute Center, Funerals-Receptions-Cremations, 1401 Belmont, Hood River, OR 97031.

Source: Hood River News (Hood River, OR) - Friday, September 9, 2005
Rand, Robert

Robert Rand, who came to Oregon in 1859, and who had spent the last 40 years of his life in Hood River, died in that city aged 90 years.

Source: The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) - Wednesday, January 21, 1925
Bradley, Arlo

Arlo Bradley Dies At Home.

Arlo Ray Bradley, 69, died Saturday evening at his home, 1117 W. 9th St. He was the owner of Arlo’s Bakery, which he built when he first came to Juneau in 1949 and operated until his death.

Mr. Bradley was born Oct. 24, 1891 in Vaughn Bay, Wash. And lived most of his life in various Washington communities and in Hood River, Ore. He was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving him are his wife, Pearl, in Juneau; two daughters, Beverly Kimball of San Francisco and Margaret Peterson of San Jose, Calif; and a son, Ray Bradley of Tahoe City, Calif.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Carter Chapel. The Rev. Richard Heacock, pastor of the Juneau Methodist Church will be the minister.

Private committal will take place in Evergreen Cemetery.

The Carter Chapel will be open this evening from 7 to 8 p.m. for those who wish to call.

Daily Alaska Empire (Juneau, AK) - Tuesday, December 06, 1960
Submitted by O. & M. Kent, transcribed by cddd

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