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Death notices for Dunlap, Jaksha


Margaret C. Dunlap, formerly of White Salmon, died July 26, 2002, in Gresham, Ore., at the age of 97.

She was born on Jan. 21, 1905, in Aberdeen, Wash., one of three children, to Richard and Myrtle Campbell. When she was a young girl, the family moved to Ashland, Ore. She was 12 when her mother died.

She graduated from high school in Ashland and then went to work for the telephone company as a telephone operator. She later met Wilbur Dunlap and, in 1925, they were married in Ashland.

Following their marriage, Mrs. Webster cared for home and family, and her husband, who worked for Standard Oil, was transferred many times. The family lived in Eugene, Ore., McMinnville, Ore., and Hood River, Ore., before settling in White Salmon in 1935.

During her many years here, Mrs. Dunlap was a member of the White Salmon United Methodist Church, P.E.O., Women's Club and Order of the Eastern Star. She also was an expert seamstress.

Mrs. Dunlap was preceded in death by her husband, in 1980; her sister, Isolene Barry, in the early 1990s; and her brother, Richard Campbell, in the late 1970s. She moved to Gresham in 1996.

She is survived by her two daughters, Jo Robertson, Portland, Ore., and Phyllis Dieckmann, Kirkland, Wash.; five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

A memorial service for Mrs. Dunlap will be held on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at 3 p.m., at the White Salmon United Methodist Church. Disposition was by cremation, under the direction of Gresham Funeral Chapel, Gresham, Ore.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the White Salmon United Methodist Church or a charity of choice.


Margaret Rosella Jaksha of White Salmon died July 28, 2002, in White Salmon at the age of 64.

She was born on May 7, 1938 in The Dalles, Ore., to Francis and Elizabeth (Demarest) Jaksha. She grew up in the Dallesport area and attended schools in White Salmon. She graduated from Centralia High School.

Ms. Jaksha later drove school bus in the Wenatchee area before coming back to the White Salmon area about five years ago. She also was an instructor for bus drivers. She loved to roller skate and bowl, and also played in a salsa band.

Survivors include her mother, Betty Nielson, Winston, Ore.; children Randy Worrell and Ron Worrell, both of Olympia; Annette Phelps, Pe Ell; Michael Worrell, Ballard; Dennis Worrell, Lacey, and Daniel Worrell, Kirkland; her sister, Rosemary Baird, Roseburg, Ore.; and nine grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at Gardner Funeral Home in White Salmon. Inurnment will be in the niche wall at the White Salmon Cemetery.

Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family suggests that memorials be made to Hospice of the Gorge, P.O. Box 36, Hood River, Ore., 97031.


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