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Death notices for Dee Hathaway and John Johnson
October 16, 2012
DEE HATHAWAYDee Maxine Hathaway was born June 10, 1924, at home on the farm, in Marion, Ore. She was delivered by her grandmother, Lucretia Wheeler. Dee passed away at her home in Glenwood on Oct. 3, 2012, surrounded by her family.
Dee graduated from Girls Polytechnic, an all girls' high school in Portland, Ore., on June 3, 1943.
In 1944, her daughter Sandra Hamilton was born.
Between 1944 and 1948, Dee worked at Jantzen Beach in Portland, Ore. She loved to ride the roller coaster. In 1950 Dee and Sandra moved to Newport, Ore., to be near her mother.
Her mother gave Dee the love of the ocean. While in Newport, Dee worked at Nye Beach Market, she was loved by customers and employees alike.
Dee was introduced to George Hathaway; it was a true love story. Christmas of 1953, George came to Newport and brought two gifts. It was then George asked Dee to marry him. They were married February of 1954 and four children were born in quick succession, Melvin, Joanne, Darlene and George Jr.
The Glenwood Community remembers Dee when she would always answer with "Glenwood Operator." She stopped years ago and it is truly missed.
Dee was involved in 4-H, from 1965-1977 while her children were involved in 4-H and they had sheep, horses and steers. Dee loved the sheep, she would help with the birthing of lambs and took special interest in the bum lambs.
Dee enjoyed the Goldendale fair and always had things to put on exhibits, jams, pies or things that she had made.
In 1994, the first family campout began. Over the years it grew. Everyone had a great time singing, games, berry picking, ice caves, dead horse caves, oh the memories we all have. Family camp is always over Labor Day weekend.
In 1973, Dee managed the National Weather Station in Glenwood from her home. She monitored it for about 30 years. Daily she would call Portland to report the temperatures and perceptions.
Over the years, Dee had many accomplishment here are a few: member of Truth Tabernacle Church for 24 years, for several years she sold pizzas for the church, people all over the Glenwood Valley would enjoy them; member of Washington Grange Association for 50 years; selling Tupperware, Mason Shoes and Studio Girl Cosmetics.
Dee enjoyed working with our father on the family farm.
She shared the honor of being 1991 Klickitat County Cattleman of the year award
Dee is survived by her sister Marjorie Zielger, Ontario, Ore.; her children: Sandra Hamilton, Jefferson, Ore., Melvin (Laura) North, Las Vegas, Nev., Joanne Hathaway-Roe, Glenwood, Darlene Hathaway Schrank (Bill), Benton City, and George Hathaway, Jr. (Tammy), Glenwood; 17 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and nine great, great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Mom you are very special to us, thank you for being a wonderful mother, we will miss you always.
Dee M. Hathaway's funeral was held Oct. 6, 2012, at Truth Tabernacle in Hood River, Ore. The burial was in Glenwood, followed by a dinner at the Glenwood School.
JOHN JOHNSONJohn Burneil Johnson, 59, five days away from his birthday passed into his heavenly home on Oct. 12, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.
He was married to the former Kayla Hobson for 32 years, with daughters, Kalynn, Karalyn, and Jennifer. He passed away of heart failure.
He was born to Haroldene and Albert Ferris "Tuff" Johnson in Pocatello, Idaho. After the death of his father his family moved to Bancroft, Idaho, where he was blessed with a second father, Les Knowles. He met Kayla Hobson in Pocatello, Idaho and they were married in 1980. Later in 1984 they moved to Hood River, Ore., where they lived and raised their family.
John grew up in Bancroft, Idaho, and graduated from North Gem High School. Due to outstanding academic achievement, he graduated from Idaho State University and began his career in law enforcement, beginning as a rookie at ISU and then progressing onto the Blackfoot Police Department. He continued to serve the city of Aberdeen, Bonneville County Sheriff's office, the Idaho State Police, and then on to retire from the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement as their chief. At the height of his career, he had the honor and privilege of serving The Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Yakama tribes. Tribal members honored him by endowing him with the Tribal name of White Wolf.
His charisma, wit, and intellect were trademarks to his social and magnetic personality. He will be dearly missed by friends and family.
John was an avid hunter and gun enthusiast. He loved restoring guns with meticulous precision. In addition to gun restoration, he excelled in marksmanship.
He possessed a great passion for animals. He and wife, Kayla, initiated a rescue program for cats.
He was preceded in death by his mother Haroldene, Father Tuff Johnson, and step father Les Knowles, along with his nephew Terry Freestone.
He is survived by his dear wife Kayla Hobson Johnson, Hood River, Ore.; his special daughters Kalynn (Zachary) Johnson, Orem, Utah, Karalyn (Felipe) Castaneda, Hood River, Jennifer (Michael) Adkins, Hood River. Holding onto his heart are his grandchildren: Janessa, Cristofer, Diego, and Dylan Castaneda, and Callie Louise Johnson. He is also survived by his treasured aunt Virginia Ruger, Bancroft, Idaho; along with his siblings Darlene (Wolfe) Delbridge, Bancroft, Idaho, and Robert Gerold "Jerry" Johnson, Pocatello, Idaho. He also left behind aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews that were precious to him.
Services to honor and celebrate the life of John Johnson are planned as follows: 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Hood River Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints (18th & May Streets, Hood River) viewing will preceded the service at the church at 3 p.m.; viewing is planned for 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Downey Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints (525 East First North, Downey, Idaho) with graveside rites at the Downey Cemetery following at 2 p.m.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center, Hood River.