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Death notices for Dolores Haire and J. Keith West
November 20, 2012
DOLORES HAIREDolores M. Haire of White Salmon passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the Hood River Care Center of Hood River, Ore. She was 84 years of age at the time of her passing.
Dolores was born June 12, 1928 in Medina, N.D., to John and Bertha (Wahl) Miller. She graduated from high school in Mullan, Idaho, where she played the snare drum in the band, was an avid swimmer, played tennis and shared her beautiful soprano singing voice.
She married Gerald C. Haire in Spokane on Sept. 12, 1947. They raised their two daughters Shannon Marie and Miriam Louise in San Jose, Calif., where the family lived for more than 40 years.
Dolores worked most of her life as a bookkeeper, staying active in her girls lives, swimming, enjoying music and reading.
Dee and Jerry retired in 1989 and moved to Bend, Ore. With the passing of her husband in 1993 she moved to White Salmon to be near family, where she was actively involved in the Ladies of the Elk's Lodge.
Dee is survived by her daughters Shannon M. Buscho and son-in-law Larry of Applegate, Ore., and Miriam L. Thompson and son-in-law, Jerry of Chapman, Neb.; two grandsons, Justin Buscho and wife Jessica and Jarrod Thompson and wife Kelly Kruger; and five great grandchildren, Gianna Buscho, Connor Buscho, Brennan Buscho, Jadyn Thompson and Cole Thompson.
Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two sisters Toni Verley and Jacqueline Dickinson.
Memorials may be made in Dolores' name to the American Red Cross and sent care of Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Ore., 97031.
J. KEITH WESTJan. 13, 1925 -- Oct. 27, 2012
J. Keith West was born in The Dalles, Ore., to Murriel and James West. He grew up in Lyle and at the age of 17 joined the Army Air Force and trained as a pilot.
He attended Washington State University where he met his wife, Helen. He completed his degree in architecture in 1951 and worked as an architect in the Portland area for the next 40 years, ending his career with Portland Public Schools.
Keith was a long time mountaineer and member of the Mazamas, and enjoyed sailing, art, and travel.
He passed away peacefully on October 27, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen in 1978.
He is survived by his long time friend Annelie; three children, Bill of Portland, Gail (Dane) of Port Townsend, and Michael (Mikako) of Tigard, Ore.; and five grandchildren, Amelia, Maggie, Zachary, Sarah, and Ben.
Services will be announced at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Oregon Public Broadcasting and Friends of the Columbia Gorge.