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Obituaries for July 19


Vernon "Mike" Warner died on July 10, 2001, at his home in Glenwood.

Mr. Warner was born to Ben and Sarah (Taylor) Warner on Feb. 8, 1916, at Alpha Creek near Walla Walla. He and his family came over Satus Pass in a wagon to work in the wheat fields of Goldendale. The family also lived in Liberty Bond, where he and his siblings attended school. Theirs was a musical family and they would play the violin, piano, guitar and harmonica at local dances. In June of 1935, Mr. Warner graduated from high school in Appleton. After that, he worked for Paul Kuhnhausen, SDS Lumber Co., and then J. Neils Lumber Co., as a timber faller. His nickname was "Iron Mike"; he may have been small, but he was strong and a good worker.

Mr. Warner married Minnie Ward and they lived in Glenwood for several years before moving to Grandview. After their separation, he moved to Stabler, near Carson and began a career with the Forest Service. He married Georgia Leate and they lived in Stabler. She died in 1991.

Mr. Warner liked to hunt some, fish some, but he loved to pick huckleberries and had many friends who liked to go berry picking with him.

The past few years, he has lived in Glenwood, staying with his longtime friend and companion Wanee Kuhnhausen. He attended the Glenwood Baptist Church.

He leaves behind friends in Stabler, Carson, Wind River and Glenwood. He was known for his kind ways and always wanted to help.

Mr. Warner is survived by brothers Nate, Vancouver, George, Glenoma, Clifford, Camas, Richard, Johnson City, Ore., stepson Bob Frey; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by brothers Francis, Al, Claude and Donald, and sister Minnie.

Services for Mr. Warner were held July 14, 2001, at the Glenwood Baptist Church in Glenwood. Vault interment was at Mt. Adams Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Gorge, in care of Gardner Funeral Home of White Salmon.


Iola Luelee Fuller was born in Martinville, Ark., on Sept. 12, 1921, to Orval and Bonnie Geary. She died on July 8, 2001, at her home in Bingen, at the age of 79.

Luelee and Upton Fuller were married March 3, 1939, at Dennard, Ark., and lived in Elberta, Ark., until they came to Washington in 1953, for the first time. They have lived in Bingen since Oct. 18, 1956.

Mrs. Fuller was a member of the Bingen Assembly of God Church. Going to church was her life; she enjoyed working in all areas of the church. She served as board member, WMC president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, Sunday School teacher, CA leader, Booster Band leader, SS secretary, church secretary/treasurer, and janitor.

She also enjoyed helping others, crocheting, embroidering, quilting (she quilted five quilts for each of her children), and getting together with family, which was so important to her. When great-granddaughter Kaity Hall was born on her birthday, that was a delight to her. Singing Southern Gospel music and eating watermelon on sunny days at her children's homes were good times, too.

Mrs. Fuller is survived by her husband, Upton Fuller; children Clarence Fuller, Bingen, Joan and Charlie Long, Bingen, and Bonnie and Erik Lund, Washougal; sisters Ruby Knight, Spartanburg, S.C., and Monteen Reynolds, Marshall, Ark.; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Orval and Bonnie Geary, sisters Hazel Wagner, Mary Evelyn "Vick" Bonds, and Lucille Tindall; son Wesley Ray Fuller; granddaughter Bonnie Athman; and great-granddaughter Laura Kuenzel.

Funeral services were held July 12, 2001, at Gardner Chapel in White Salmon. Interment was at White Salmon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Gorge.


Merlin E. Anderson, a Lyle resident since 1978, died July 10, 2001, in The Dalles, Ore., at the age of 83.

Mr. Anderson was born July 3, 1918, in Rutland, S.D. He farmed in South Dakota until 1952 and then moved to Washougal, where he worked for Crown Zellerbach for 11 years. He then moved to Sunnyside and then back to Washougal in 1970. There he worked for George Schmid Excavating before retiring and moving to Lyle.

Mr. Anderson married Mildred Anderson of Lyle 59 years ago. His hobbies included wood carving, bird watching and reading.

Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Mildred, Lyle; sons Dennis, Washougal, Bill, Camas, Dale, Vancouver, and Kenny, Vancouver; daughters Marilyn Chalstrom and Beverly Anderson, both of Vancouver; brothers Joe Anderson, Tacoma, and Arlin "Andy" Anderson, Lyle; sisters Evelyn Maxey, Minneapolis, Minn., Lois Zacharies, Browns Valley, Minn., and Delores "Tootie" Baker, Washougal; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Services for Mr. Anderson were held July 14, 2001, at Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.


Robert Louis Hollenbeck, a Bingen resident, died July 4, 2001, of complications from cancer, at the age of 49.

Mr. Hollenbeck was born in Hot Springs, S.D., on June 13, 1952 to Harry and Gertrude (Mehlbrech) Hollenbeck. He had a twin brother, Richard, who died in a car accident on July 3, 1993.

Mr. Hollenbeck was raised in Hot Springs. He moved to Bingen when he was 19. He worked for a short time at Underwood Fruit. He enjoyed working on cars and helped a lot people with their car problems. The last 11 years of his life he was unable to work due to poor health.

Mr. Hollenbeck is survived by his brother, Clarence Benson, and his sister, Dorothy Starr, both of Bingen, and nieces Jacqueline Cox of Bingen and Jerilena Gladish of Soldotna, Alaska.

A memorial service for Mr. Hollenbeck was held on July 14, 2001, at the Mountain View Grange in White Salmon. The Rev. Dave Garrison officiated.

Mr. Hollenbeck's body was donated to Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Ore., to support research and help others.


Vincent Turrey, a Lyle resident, died July 9, 2001, in White Salmon, at the age of 46.

Services for Mr. Turrey were held July 14, 2001, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in White Salmon.

Mr. Turrey is survived by his wife, Dorene, and his daughter, Bobbi Lara. Other family members include his mother, Felisa Turrey, and his brothers, Alex, Tom, Andrew, and Paul, and sisters Sylvia, Toni and Becky. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Vincent worked at Cannon Brothers Drywall and recently with Hood River Drywall.


Donald A. Reed, formerly of White Salmon, died June 30, 2001, in Scottsdale, Ariz., at the age of 86.

Mr. Reed was born in Yakima in 1914 and moved to White Salmon in 1951. He and his wife, Mildred, raised their family and lived in White Salmon for more than 30 years.

Mr. Reed worked in the old Underwood Fruit and Warehouse Company but eventually changed his line of work from fruit to lumber. He worked for SDS Lumber Company until he retired in 1978.

Throughout his life, Mr. Reed was an avid outdoorsman and fisherman. Many weekends and vacations were spent in the mountains around White Salmon.

He was active in community affairs and was a member of the Methodist Church, Masonic affiliations and other community groups. After the death of his wife, Mildred, Mr. Reed remarried and moved to Mesa, Ariz., where he enjoyed retirement and worked at perfecting his golf game.

Mr. Reed's survivors include his wife, Gertrude, his children and their spouses, Marjorie Regmund, Larry and Colleen Reed, and Kathy and Randy Armstrong; seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. In addition, he had six stepchildren, with many children and grandchildren, whom he also counted as his family.

A memorial service for Mr. Reed will be scheduled in White Salmon at a later date.


David Troh, formerly of Glenwood, died July 16, 2001, in St. Joseph's Hospital, in Tacoma, Wash., at the age of 61.

Mr. Troh was born Oct. 16, 1939 to Norman E. and Anna E. Troh. He was preceded in death by his mother, who passed away Aug. 8, 1999.

He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Troh, children Jay Troh and his wife Jacqe, Stephen Troh and his wife Lisa, and Will Elliott Troh.

Mr. Troh also leaves behind his father, Norman Troh of Glenwood, two sisters, Mollie Joe Patrick and Rose Anne Woolery of Goldendale, a brother, Douglas E. Troh of Glenwood, and four grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Troh will be held Saturday, July 21, 2001, at the Orting Christian Church, in Orting, Wash., with exterment and memorial services on Monday, July 23, 2001, at Grange No. 94 Cemetery in Glenwood.

Both services will be led by Jerry Harleman, pastor of Orting Christian Church.

Powers Funeral Home of Orting is handling the arrangements.


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