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Death notices for Violet Garrett, Marilyn Moyer, James Zevely, Betty Tuthill
October 02, 2012
VIOLET GARRETTViolet Lorraine Gustin Garrett passed away at the Hood River Care Center on Sept. 20, 2012. She was born Nov. 19, 1920, and was 91 at the time of her death.
Violet was born in Hasting, Iowa, to Isaac and Eva Starr Gustin. On May of 1941, She married Kenneth E. Garrett and they were blessed with three children.
Violet worked in the local packing houses and was an active mother and homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, son, William L. Garrett and grandson, William S. Garrett.
Violet is survived by her son, Kenneth W. Garret and his wife Pam of White Salmon; daughter, Vicky L. Garrett Croissant of Aloha, Ore.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great, great-grandson.
Graveside Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Idlewilde Cemetery in Hood River.
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Memorials are encouraged to be made in Violet's name to Heart of Hospice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center.
MARILYN MOYERMarilyn Dean Moyer of Los Altos Hills passed away unexpectedly September 9, 2012, while returning home from her morning walk with husband Carl. She was 81.
The eldest daughter of Marie and Earl Dean, Marilyn was born and raised in White Salmon. She earned her bachelor of science degree in sociology from the University of Washington in 1952. Following graduation, Marilyn embarked on a two-month group bicycle tour of Europe, this being one of her many fond travel adventures. Upon her return, she worked at Continental Can Company in Seattle in the Personnel Department.
In 1958, Marilyn and a girlfriend returned to Europe for six months, picking up a Volkswagen "Bug"; skiing in Austria; touring Italy, France and Belgium, and visiting relatives in Norway and Sweden. Returning to the United States in June 1958, Marilyn followed her sister Sherry to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she became employed at Ampex in Redwood City as a personnel representative.
Marilyn formed a social club for singles at Ampex and met future husband Carl at the very first event. The two married in November 1962, living first in Redwood City, then in San Carlos and eventually settling in Los Altos Hills in 1969, where they raised their two children.
Marilyn attended the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Los Altos, for 43 years, serving in numerous volunteer capacities including First Reader, Sunday School Teacher, Board Member and Reading Room Librarian. She offered guidance and support to those who sought information on Christian Science, and was one of the first to visit members in need, bringing food, flowers and reading materials. She also gave generously of her time to the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter LL in Redwood City.
Marilyn was a wonderful wife, devoted mother and sister, and a dedicated friend. She and Carl recently returned from a trip to the Oregon coast where they celebrated 50 years of marriage with Marilyn's immediate and extended family.
Marilyn is survived by her husband Carl of Los Altos Hills; son Eric Moyer, daughter-in-law Michele Moyer and granddaughter Alana Moyer of Belmont; daughter Melanie Moyer and partner Steve Batliner of Los Altos Hills; sister Sharon Van Alstine and husband Bob Van Alstine of White Salmon, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on September 29 at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Mountain View, at 3 p.m. The Church is located at 221 Bryant, east of Grant Road.
Memorial donations can be made to Twelveacres at http://www.twelveacres.org/donations.html.
JAMES ZEVELYJames Kenneth Zevely was born to Kenneth Arnold Zevely and Ruby Rosella (Vallett) Zevely on May 8, 1923 in Bend, Ore. He passed Sept. 2, 2012, at the Oregon Veterans' Home in The Dalles, Ore. His children, Jim and Barbara, were with him at his passing.
Jim lived in Bend until he was five or so. His father was a telegrapher for S.P.&S. Railway so they moved around. They lived in Stevenson, where Jim's grandparents lived. They settled in Goldendale, where Jim went to high school. He played basketball, football and was in track. He graduated from high school in 1942.
After graduation he entered the Army in February of 1943. He was a clerk typist, Sharpshooter (M1 Rifle). He attended drafting school while in the Army. He served in WWII in Northern France with Engineering MM Detachment. Jim was honorable discharged Jan. 1, 1946.
After returning home he worked in the shipyards for a short time. He then went to work for Boise Cascade and worked out of Yakima in the Goldendale area until his retirement in 1986.
He met and married Catherine Bush on June 28, 1947. They had two children, James Allen and Barbara Jean. Jim was a life member of the American Legion Post 116 of Goldendale. He had been a member for 66 years when he passed. He was also a member of the 40et8. He held various positions at the post.
He, Carl Davidson, Cal Demaris, Bud Counts, Dwaine Bruner and Jack O'Leary put together an old car and used a flathead V8 out of a woody wagon owned by Carl Davidson. The car was named (7/11). They raced at the dirt track in White Salmon in the middle 50s where now stands the Columbia High School and Henkle Middle School. The school track is on what used to be the old race track, just smaller.
In the middle and late 60s, he helped maintain the high school track and on occasion helped as time keeper.
He enjoyed helping kids. He loved all of the grandkids no matter the circumstances. He loved showing them around to places and things that they had not seen before. He was a real practical joker and enjoyed doing little magic tricks and mechanical puzzles.
One year there was a young girl that could not afford the basketball shoes that the other girls were wearing so he bought her a pair so that she could have the same as everyone else. Of course, he never wanted anyone to know about it, that was just the way he was. He did things like that because someone was in need.
There are just too many things to list. Suffice it to say that we feel that Dad was an exceptional man, liked by all who really knew him. He was a soft-spoken, kind-hearted man.
He is survived by son James A. Zevely; daughter Barbara Jean Rude (Zevely); and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Services were held at Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel in Goldendale on Sept. 8, 2012, with interment at Mt. View Cemetery in Goldendale.
BETTY TUTHILLBetty Tuthill passed away at the age of 85 in The Dalles, Ore., on Sept. 22, 2012. Betty was born in Essex County, England, on Jan. 4, 1927. After graduating from high school, Betty worked delivering milk by bicycle to help support her family.
She later met Philip Tuthill, a sargeant in the U.S. Army in England during World War II. She married Philip on Feb. 14, 1945, in England and later blessed him with a son, Andy. When Andy was 3 months old, Betty traveled to America to join Philip and his family in Appleton. Philip and Betty added five more children; Gene, Janet, Jennifer, Linda and Ann.
Philip and Betty were successful farmers from the very beginning. Betty actively worked beside Philip and their sons, often driving tractors, trucks, feeding cows in addition to all the normal activities of a rancher's wife and mother of six children.
One of Betty's passions was her flower, fruit and vegetable garden. She not only sustained her family with her garden but shared the bounty with many people outside her family.
Betty actively worked the ranch with Philip for over 25 years. At that point, they took a less active role in the ranch and began traveling, fishing and spending more time with family. They traveled to Europe and many places in the United States.
Philip passed away in 1985 at which time Betty became an active volunteer for the Lyle Womens Club, Lyle Lions Club, and the Lyle Senior Meal. She was influential in helping raise funds to establish the new Lyle Lions Club building. She was a driving force behind a great team of volunteers who established a strong Senior Meal organization. Seniors from neighboring communities would often attend the Lyle Senior Meal due to the good home cooking and team work she encouraged with other volunteers.
Over the years, Betty enjoyed traveling, fishing, gardening, huckleberry picking, clam digging and spoiling grandchildren and great grandchildren. She traveled several times to Alaska to fish for salmon and halibut, the Philippines with her sister-in-law, Ida May, and England with her daughters, Jennifer and Janet, to visit her English family.
Betty was preceded in death by her five siblings in England, sister Gwen Jewell of Appleton and husband Philip.
She is survived by her son, Andy Tuthill of Lyle, son, Gene Tuthill of Appleton, daughter Jennifer Knutson of Seattle, daughter Janet Johnson and husband Duane of Hermiston, Ore., daughter Linda Tuthill of Lyle, and daughter Ann Andrews and husband Jim of Albany, Ore. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Scott Tuthill of Estacada, Ore., Mike Tuthill of Appleton, Candy Glover of Seattle, Alex Colby of Germany, Amy Johnson of Pasco, Stacy Roberts of Hermiston, Ore., Jeremy Andrews of Albany, Ore., and Sarah Andrews of Albany, Ore. She is also survived by 12 great grandchildren, four sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, over 26 nieces and nephews and many life-long friends.
A Celebration of Life was held at Gardner's Funeral Home on Sept. 29, 2012.
Donations can be made to the American Heart Association or Lyle Lions in Betty's memory.