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Obituaries for May 3


Rollin Rideout died on April 28, 2001, at the Oregon VA Retirement Home in The Dalles, Ore., at the age of 77.

Mr. Rideout was born on March 19, 1924, in Clearwater, Idaho, to Charles and Mary (Clark) Rideout. He lived in Lyle for a great part of his life and worked for the Klickitat County Road Department, from which he retired.

Mr. Rideout enjoyed all outdoor activities and was an avid trout fisherman. He died on opening day of trout season.

Mr. Rideout is survived by step-children Lester Thomas, Lee Thomas, Clauda Deangelo, Larry Thomas, Bryan Thomas, Julie Halstead and Floyd Grubbs; children Betty Jolley and Mona Miller; a big bunch of grandchildren and even bigger bunch of great-grandchildren.

Graveside services for Mr. Rideout will be held on Friday, May 4, 2001, at 1 p.m. at the Lyle Balch cemetery in Lyle, with a potluck to follow at 850 SW Winebarger Road in Pucker Huddle. All are welcome. Any questions regarding the potluck can be directed to Mona Miller, 493-3944.

Memorials may be made in Mr. Rideout's name to the Oregon VA Retirement Home in care of Gardner Funeral Home, who was in charge of arrangements.


A funeral mass was held for Alvaro Lujano on Tuesday, may 1, 2001, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hood River. Mr. Lujano died on April 28, 2001, at his home in White Salmon, at the age of 44.

Mr. Lujano was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, on March 4, 1957, to Jose and Dolores (Martinez) Lujano. He moved to the Hood River Valley at the age of 18 and worked in the fruit industry and at Luhr Jensen. In 1989, he married Martha Sanchez in Hood River.

Mr. Lujano loved to play soccer and enjoyed family gatherings and fishing.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and a very compassionate man, who loved the Bible and preaching. Mr. Lujano counseled many people and traveled around Oregon and Washington with his family, ministering with signing and preaching.

He is survived by his mother Dolores Lujano, Hood River; wife Martha Lujano and daughter Martha Trejo, both of White Salmon; brothers Juan of Hood River, Miguel, Luis and Arturo, all of White Salmon; sisters Martina Sandoval and Vina Lujano, Los Angeles, Calif., Maria Nuno, Hood River, Teresa Lujano, White Salmon, and Guille and Alicia Lujano, Tijuana, Mexico.

Burial was at the White Salmon Cemetery on May 1.

Arrangements were handled by Gardner Funeral Home.


Alyce E. Smith Dekker of Centerville died on April 29, 2001, following a long illness.

Mrs. Dekker was the eldest daughter of George E. and Alice M. Eversoll Letlow Smith.

She was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary. She was an avid reader who enjoyed her animals, travel and adventure, select friends, gardening and children. Although a very private person, she loved visiting with sisters and their children. Their well being was always important to her. When Mrs. Dekker loved you it was unconditional and forever.

Mrs. Dekker is survived by her daughter Rhonda E. Ellis and grandson Kevin Andrew Ellis; numerous nieces and nephews; and sisters Marjorie Beebe, Ivy Maxine Orr, Mary Quantrell, and Patricia Nichols. She was preceded in death by her son, parents, brother Robert Letlow, and sisters Margaret Lee, Maizie Abercombie, and Georgia Frost.

At her request no services will be held and disposition will be private.


Kenneth Eugene McInroy, a resident of White Salmon for 25 years, died on April 29, 2001, in Portland, Ore., at the age of 55.

Mr. McInroy was born on Sept. 1, 1945, in Seattle, to John and Leona (Fuerst) McInroy. He was raised in Yakima, and served in the US Army from 1966 to 1968. On Oct. 13, 1968, he married Shirley Trudeau in Yakima. Mr. McInroy worked for the Washington State Highway Department for five years before going to work for the US Forest Service, where he had been ever since.

Mr. McInroy loved to golf, fish and play pool and was a good bowler when he was younger. He was an avid sports fan and especially loved the Denver Broncos.

Survivors include his wife Shirley, White Salmon; sons Dru, White Salmon, and Chad, Odell, Ore.; and brother Richard McInroy, Long Beach.

A memorial service will be held Friday, May 4, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Gardner Chapel in White Salmon.

Memorials may be made to the Patti Franklin Memorial Scholarship Fund or the American Cancer Society in care of Gardner Funeral Home, who was in charge of arrangements.


Wanda Murray Rutledge died in Santee, Calif., on April 10, 2001.

She was was born Jan. 25, 1917, in Glenwood to Frank and Susetta Murray. She lived her early days in Glenwood before moving to Los Angeles, Calif., at the age of 16 to live with her sister Gladys. After graduating from high school, she worked as a hostess in her sister's restaurant, where she met many celebrities during the "Golden Days" of Hollywood.

She moved to Lyle in 1956 and worked with her mother, who was manager of the local telephone office.

In 1958, she became the bride of Lawrence Rutledge, an engineer with the SP & S Railroad. In their leisure time, the couple's favorite diversion was playing golf. When they retired, they traveled extensively and in 1980 began spending their winters in Yuma, Ariz.

Her greatest gift was making friends. Her wit and warm sincerity endeared her to all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Lawrence, Lyle; sons Terry, Gaston, Ore., Patrick, Goldendale, and Philip, Marysville; and numerous cousins.

A memorial in her honor will be held May 16, 2001, at the White Salmon Elks Lodge between 2 and 4 p.m.


Marvin Lyle Montgomery died on April 25, 2001, at his home in Glenwood, at the age of 74.

Mr. Montgomery was born on Feb. 11, 1927, in Benton City, to Arthur Floyd and Florence (Moore) Montgomery. As a youngster, he attended various schools while his father worked on the railroad.

On Aug. 19, 1944, Mr. Montgomery married Josephine McDowell in Yakima. He worked in the wheat fields and herding sheep before becoming a custodian for the schools of Glenwood and then Connell, where Mr. Montgomery retired. In 1987, he moved back to Glenwood where he and his wife made their home.

Mr. Montgomery was a "Mr. Fix-it" and he especially liked restoring Kaiser and Fraizer cars. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing and playing cards.

Mr. Montgomery was a family man and a man of excellent character. Family was a priority to Mr. Montgomery and he "adopted" many kids along the way. He was very highly thought of in his community and was tenderhearted toward his wife.

Mr. Montgomery is survived by his wife, Josephine; sons Duane, Glenwood, and Jim, Royal City; daughters Anita Wellenbrock, Marvina Randle and Jensi Smith, all of Glenwood; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by grandsons Jason and Anthony and by eight brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 28, at 1 p.m. at Gardner Chapel in White Salmon, with vault interment at Mt. Adams Cemetery in Glenwood.

Memorials may be made to Ronald McDonald House in care of Gardner Funeral Home, who was in charge of arrangements.


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