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Death notices for Baumgarden, Campbell, gunter and Watermeier


A memorial service for Bonney L. Baumgarden of White Salmon will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at Gardner Chapel in White Salmon.

Mrs. Baumgarden died on Aug. 19, 2002, in Goldendale, at the age of 90.

She was born in Hastings, Neb., to David and Lila (Jones) Loy on July 22, 1912. She grew up in Nebraska, moving to California in 1937. In 1945, she moved to The Dalles then settled in White Salmon in 1951. She worked as a bookkeeper and also owned a ranch up Snowden. In 1966, Mrs. Baumgarden left the ranch and moved into town, living in White Salmon for many years until recently relocating to Goldendale to be near her son.

She enjoyed crocheting and watching television.

Surviving Mrs. Baumgarden are her son Norman Goree, Goldendale; 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several great, great-grandchildren; sisters Agnes Douglass, O'Neill, Neb.; and brother Donald Loy, Alma, Neb. She was preceded in death by four children and one grandchild.

Inurnment will be private at Rose City Columbarium in Portland, Ore.

Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Elmira Hope Campbell, 88, of White Salmon, died on Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Bob Howard, next door to her home of 40 years.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at the Husum Church of God in Husum. Gardner Funeral Home of White Salmon is in charge of arrangements. People are welcome to share memories.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Gorge.

Mrs. Campbell was born on Oct. 4, 1913, in Greer, Idaho, to Rufus Alfonso and Eva Edna (Dean) Wilder. She moved to the White Salmon area in 1943. She was a homemaker and had worked at several jobs including Dickey Farms, Wells Packing House in Hood River, and as a rural mail carrier in the White Salmon area for 14 years.

Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting and quilting since age 14. She enjoyed horseback riding and served as treasurer and secretary of the Saddles and Blankets Club.

She was a past secretary/treasurer and an active member of the Husum Church of God; knitting and crocheting items for the women's bazaar and its members. She was also active in the women's group of the Church of God of Prophecy, which made quilts to send to missions. She was an avid reader.

Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Campbell; half brother Gene Dean; brothers Marvel Wilder, Roy Wilder and Harry Wilder; and granddaughter Janet Turner.

Survivors include daughter Alaine M. Turner, Touchet; sons Orville J. Camp Jr., Selma, Ore., and Donald L. Camp, Medford, Ore.; brother Ray Wilder, Selma, Ore.; sister Thelma Howard, White Salmon; and 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several great, great-grandchildren.


Monte Elwood Gunter, 89, a resident of North Bonneville, died at his home on Friday, Aug. 9, 2002.

Mr. Gunter was born on Oct. 18, 1912, in Coe Hill, Ontario, Canada, the youngest of six children to William Henry and Ida Lee (Short) Gunter. The family moved to the United States in 1920, filing a homestead claim and settling in Malta, Mont.

As a youth, he went to work on a big ranch in Montana, then worked on a cattle ranch in Walla Walla and then worked in Oregon and California in restaurants and drive-ins. He returned to Malta in the early 1930s working for the City of Malta and Hanson and Just Plumbers.

In 1942, he moved to Oregon, working in a sawmill north of Hillsboro and also working at the Hillsboro and Salem Airports, laying drain pipe.

Mr. Gunter was drafted into the Army on April 12, 1943, and served in the European Theater and was discharged on Oct. 12, 1945. After the service, he went in to the trucking business in Vancouver, until the beginning of the Korean War, when he worked as a Maritime Administration fire fighter guard at the Vancouver shipyards.

In August 1957, he moved to Lyle after transferring to the Corps of Engineers at The Dalles Dam as a firefighter guard and an retired in 1974 after 28 years of service.

Mr. Gunter was a member of The Dalles Assembly of God Church, a member of VFW in Washington and Oregon, Oregon Old Time Fiddlers, the Elks Lodge and National Rifle Association.

He married Laura May Price on Sept. 7, 1943, in Vancouver and she preceded him in death on January 28, 1994.

Surviving are his children, Bryon Gunter, Vancouver, Monte E. Gunter, Jr., Camas, Rosalie Dyer, Washougal, Mary Ann Hopkins, Stevenson, Laura Mae Hopkins, North Bonneville, Nancy M. Kinkead, Billings, Mont., and Linda Huteson, Gladstone, Ore; 20 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and four sisters.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, with Pastor Brett Johnson officiating. Interment followed at The Dalles Parklawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1311 NW 21st. Ave., Portland, Ore. 97209


A funeral was held on Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, in Layne's Funeral Chapel in Battle Ground for Roger Kent Watermeier, who died July 27, 2002, at the age of 61.

Mr. Watermeier was born Jan. 25, 1941, in Rapid City, S.D. Moving to the Portland/Vancouver area, he attended both Benson and Fort Vancouver High Schools. He contributed to the defense of his country in the U.S. Army.

After his army service, he worked for the Williams Gas Pipeline Company, based out of Willard, from which he retired after 30 years as senior corrosion technician.

His passions included antique cars, drag races and going to car shows.

He also loved working on Fords, especially his 1940 Ford truck. He enjoyed driving and seeing the beauty of the country.

He will be greatly missed by family and friends.


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