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Death notices for Bessie Albert and Eleanor Morris
September 11, 2012
BESSIE ALBERTBessie Geneva Bunch Albert passed away in Stevenson on Sept. 1, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 4, 1916 in Lukfadda, Okla., to Elizabeth Louella (Cunningham) and David Richard Bunch.
Bessie married Ralph Albert in Oklahoma on Jan. 11, 1935. She worked at Skyline Hospital as a cook and belonged to the Grace Baptist Church, Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodge where she served as Noble Grand.
She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, knitting, sewing, painting and other crafts. Bessie also liked many outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, picking huckleberries, traveling, and the beach, but most of all spending time with family and friends.
Mrs. Albert was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ralph, four sisters, two brothers and great grandson Larry.
She is survived by her children Talmage Albert and his wife Lucille of Husum, Patricia Stephenson and her husband Calvin of White Salmon, Jeral Albert of Sherwood, Ore., and Linda Cage of LaCenter; eight grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and thirteen great, great grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Gardner Funeral Home in White Salmon with interment at the White Salmon Cemetery.
ELEANOR MORRISEleanor Morris passed away on Sept. 5, 2012, in Hood River. She was born July 16, 1920 in Portland to John and Ida DeWalt.
Her parents moved to the White Salmon area in her very early years and she spent her entire life in the Gorge.
She met and later married George Morris on Feb. 3, 1945, in White Salmon at the Congregational Church. That union lasted until George's death Aug. 11, 2007.
Eleanor was also preceded in death by her only daughter Georgene and brothers Lewis DeWalt, Emmet DeWalt and Allen DeWalt.
She is survived by her sons Bruce (Mooreen), Herbert (Gayle), George Jr. (Sandee) and Robert (Penny) and sisters Lorane Cody and Betty Lou (Don) Graves.
In addition to her devotion to her family she was an avid gardener and self-taught artist. One of her passions was her beautiful flower gardens that were admired by many. She knew way more about plants than any one person should ever know.
She always loved to draw and her pencil portraits of family and friends are in many homes throughout the area and beyond. Wanting to broaden her artistic abilities she took up oil painting--first landscapes of the beautiful gorge area then she did some oil portraits.
She was a very talented and determined woman. That determination got her through some of the more difficult times in her life.
There will be a graveside service Sept. 15, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the White Salmon Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to Providence Hospice of the Gorge in Eleanor's name.
Gardner Funeral Home is handling arrangements.