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Obituaries for week of Nov. 21

Death notices for Holmes, Osborne, Truitt, Hore


Betty Jones Holmes, 66, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died in The Dalles on Nov. 16, 2002.

She was born June 3, 1936 to Nettie (Johnston) and Archie Martin in Texas. She grew up and lived in the southern states for many years. In 1966 she moved to Trout Lake where she worked at the Trout Lake School. She also worked at the Hood River Care Center -- a job she thoroughly enjoyed.

She was happily retired for several years. She moved to Lyle about three years ago and to The Dalles two months ago.

Betty enjoyed boating, horses and her grandchildren. She considered her most important job, but also her greatest joy, keeping her five boys in line.

Betty is survived by her husband, Scott Ashton of The Dalles; sons John Crippen of The Dalles, Thomas Crippen of Lyle, Dan and Rick Jones, both of Husum, and Shawn Garrison of The Dalles; sisters Mary Krautkramer of Grants Pass, Ore. and Peach Johnson of Eureka, Calif., 5 granddaughters and 1 great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a brother Beau Martin and one granddaughter. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Nov., 21 at 2 p.m. at the White Salmon Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday, from 10-5 p.m., at Gardner Funeral Home. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in Betty's name may do so to Doernbecher Children's Hospital c/o Gardner Funeral Home, PO Box 390, White Salmon, Wash. 98672, which handled arrangements.


Iva H. Osborne, 85, formerly of White Salmon, passed away in Moses Lake on Nov. 15, 2002.

She was born in White Salmon on June 21, 1917 to Lottie (Barnes) and Vern Zimmerman. Iva grew up in White Salmon where she attended Locke Hill School and Columbia High and later sold real estate.

In 1974, she moved to Moses Lake and continued her career in real estate until she decided to retire and spend her later years as a homemaker. Iva had a gold mine in Sumpter, Ore. which she loved to work. She enjoyed walking and reading western novels. Iva was a woman who loved life, adored dogs and cherished her family.

Surviving Mrs. Osborne are her children Bert Osborne of Oregon City, Ore., Jerry Osborne of White Salmon, Verna Yates of Hillsboro, Ore., Charlotte VanNess of George, Wash. and Anita Noel of Moses Lake. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service for Iva Osborne will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. at the White Salmon Cemetery with the Rev. Joan Wilkins officiating.

A visitation will be held at Gardner Funeral Home on Friday, Nov. 22, from 10-5 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions in Iva's name be made to the Alzheimer's Association at their Washington address: 12721 30th Ave. NE, Seattle, Wash. 98125 or in care of Gardner Funeral Home, PO Box 390, White Salmon, Wash. 98672, which handled arrangements.


Longtime Carson resident Wilma May Truitt, 72, died at her home on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002.

She was born to Hazel (Gorman) and William Seeley on May 16, 1930, in Skamocawa. As a girl, she traveled all over Oregon and Washington, as her father's job as a road builder moved the family often. She finished school in Stevenson, and married Leo Truitt on August 15, 1949 in Vancouver.

Mrs. Truitt was an active community member, serving as the Skamania County Democratic chairwoman for many years. She also was a member of the Willard Women's Club and Rebekahs, holding leadership positions in both organizations. She sold Avon for several years and worked as a bakery chef at the Carson Hot Springs.

When she was younger, Mrs. Truitt loved to hunt and fish. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, gardening, huckleberry picking, spending time with friends and serving her community. She was a serious baseball fan with a lifelong devotion to the Chicago Cubs.

Surviving Mrs. Truitt are her son W.D. Truitt, Carson; sisters Hazel "Corky" Combs, Vancouver, Barbara Espinosa, Camas, and Ellen Mobley, Vancouver; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband Leo, son Kenneth and grandson Jack.

A private family burial was held at Old Carson Cemetery in Carson with a memorial service and reception for the public at the American Legion Hall in Carson on Monday, Nov. 18, 2002

Memorials may be made to Special Olympics in care of Gardner Funeral Home, PO Box 390, White Salmon Wash. 98672, which handled arrangements.


Iris T. Hore, a longtime area resident, died at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Ore., on Nov. 15, 2002, at the age of 90.

Iris was born on a family farm in Chelan, Wash. to Charles Grant and Velda Walker Grant on July 6, 1912.

Her Father moved the family to Dufur in 1918 where he ran a local restaurant and hotel. Iris spent her childhood in Dufur and graduated from high school there in 1930.

After completing a practical nursing course in Gresham, Ore., she worked at the Multnomah County Farm in Troutdale for several years.

She moved to North Bonneville to help her father run a restaurant during the building of the Bonneville Dam. Later they moved to Bingen and ran the Mount Adams Inn where she met and married Jim Hore.

Mrs. Hore raised her family while living at Broughton Lumber Company at Hood, Wash. Iris worked at various jobs in the White Salmon area, including Skyline Hospital, and was an active member of local community organizations, including the local chapter of the Rebekahs and was a Past President of the White Salmon Chapter of the Emblem Club.

After the death of her husband in 1968, Iris moved to Reno, Nev., and worked for Harrah's Hotel and Casino until she retired in 1977. She held part time jobs in the Reno area until 1986 when she moved to Maupin, Ore. to live with her son Charlie. Iris lived in The Dalles at Nancy and David Cox's adult home for the last 11 years.

Iris was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy, in 1943, a son, Thomas, in 1967 and her husband, Jim, in 1968. Iris is survived by sons Charlie Hore of Wishram and Jerry Hore of Brea, Calif.; three grandsons, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hore will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in White Salmon on Friday, Nov. 29, at 9 a.m., with a coffee and cake reception in the Church basement immediately afterwards. Internment of her ashes at the White Salmon Community Cemetery will follow the reception.


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