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Death notices for Tomas Frederick, Lavona Kinkead, and David Henderson.


Alfred Tomas Frederick, 90, died in Hood River, Ore., on Feb. 3, 2002.

Mr. Frederick was born on Nov. 23, 1911, in Grandview, Idaho, to Charles and Carrie (Engen) Frederick. As a boy, he traveled throughout North Dakota and Minnesota with his family. In the early 1930s, the family moved to the Northwest, living in Wilsonville, Spokane and Vancouver. In 1933, the family settled in the White Salmon area, where Mr. Frederick lived the rest of his life.

He loved reading and target shooting with his pistol.

Mr. Frederick is survived by his sister Nina Robertson, Devine, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.

At his request there will be no formal services.

Inurnment was at the White Salmon Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Gardner Funeral Home of White Salmon.


Underwood resident Lavona Kinkead died on Feb. 1, 2002, at the age of 80, in Hood River, Ore.

She was born on May 28, 1921, in Watts, Ark., to William Andrew and Vietta (Bradley) Duncan. On May 11, 1943, she married Lewis Edward La Bryer in St. Louis, Mo. He died on April 29, 1961. She later married Edsel Hall Kinkead, who died in 1984. In 1970, Mrs. Kinkead moved to Washington, living in Yakima and Bingen before settling in Underwood. She worked for Underwood Fruit for 13 years.

Mrs. Kinkead liked to sew and listen to country music. She enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens, and loved her family and the Lord.

Mrs. Kinkead is survived by sons Alfred Glen Duncan, Apache Junction, Ariz., and Ronnie Lewis La Bryer, Trout Lake; daughters Florence Mildred Yerkey, Marshall, Ark., and Patsy Kaye Dudley, Willard; stepchildren Ed Kinkead, Washougal, and Edgar Kinkead, Evon Poirier and Eva Word, all of Tennesse; 34 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews, nieces and friends.

She was preceded in death by both husbands, son Delbert Duncan, granddaughter Charolette Marie Duncan; brothers Cecil, Denver, Raymond and Leslie Duncan; sisters Perna Halsted, Dona Small and Viney Duncan; and stepson Buddy Kinkead.

Funeral services for Mrs. Kinkead will be held at Gardner Chapel in White Salmon on Feb. 8, 2002, at 12 p.m.

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


David Wayne Henderson, a former White Salmon area resident, died of heart failure on Jan. 17, 2002, at the age of 55.

Mr. Henderson was born on July 4, 1949, in White Salmon, to Ernest and Annette Henderson. He was raised in the BZ Corner/White Salmon area, except for a three-year period which he spent with his family in an Alaskan logging camp.

He graduated from Columbia High School in 1965 and went on to serve his country in the Navy for three years during the Vietnam conflict.

He started working for the Skamania County Sheriff's Office in 1971 and retired from the sheriff's department in 1997. He was proud of the 25-plus years he spent serving the people of Skamania County.

He loved to ride motorcycles and traveled on them over most of the United States and Canada. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.

After his retirement, he spent a lot of time working on classic cars -- his 1952 Chevy and a 1956 Ford. He also spent a lot of time traveling to car shows and meets.

Mr. Henderson is survived by his wife Diane, Carson; sons Aaron of The Dalles, Robert of Carson and Justin of North Bonneville; and brother Mike Henderson.

A memorial service was held at Rock Creek Center in Stevenson on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at 1 p.m. An honor guard from the Navy and the Skamania County Sheriff's Office saluted Mr. Henderson.


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