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Death notices for Gilbert Giles, Jo Ann Roberts, Iris Hore


Gilbert A. Giles was born in Bickleton, on June 5, 1910 to Harold and Elsie Giles and died on November 20, 2002.

Mr. Giles attended college in Ellensburg. Back in those days it was Central Washington College of Education and he earned a degree in education. During his time at Central, he met Helen Hawthorne and they were married in 1936. Mr. and Mrs. Giles taught in many small towns but spent most of their years in Lyle and Woodland. He was a respected teacher and principal for 30 years.

When Mr. Giles was young, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, photography and traveling. One of the greatest joys of his life came on Nov. 6, 1944 when his only child, Lynetta, was born.

Mr. Giles enjoyed talking to people of all walks of life. He was always happy to learn what they were doing and what they thought. He had an especially strong affection for the Native American people. He was invited often to special Indian ceremonies up and down the Columbia River and the Yakima Valley. He respected the ways of the Indian people and studied their culture.

The love of Mr. Gile's life, his wife Helen, died in March 2002. He took care of her for several years when she was in poor health. They were married for 66 years and had retired and lived in White Salmon for 34 years.

Mr. Giles was widely known in Klickitat and Skamania counties. He will be sorely missed by all of those who knew him, especially his grandsons Darren and Troy Morningstar and his great-granddaughters Meggie, Piper, Paige and Marina Morningstar.

Mr. Giles wished to have no funeral or memorial service. He will be buried beside his wife and daughter at the Stevenson Cemetery.


76-year old White Salmon resident Jo Ann Roberts died at her home on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002.

She was born in Kansas City, Mo. on Jan. 16, 1926. Mrs. Roberts worked for Senior Services in Klickitat County and owned numerous businesses in the county.

She loved the dog races and had a collection of over 3,000 cows. Mrs. Roberts loved her collection and her cows gave her many years of enjoyment.

After her husband, Tollie, died in 1989, Mrs. Roberts's dog, Candy, was her constant companion. Mrs. Roberts was loved by everyone who knew her and she had many close friends.

At her request, burial will be private at the White Salmon Cemetery with Gardner Funeral Home handling arrangements.


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

Mrs. Hore was born on a family farm in Chelan, 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. She 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. She 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, Mrs. Hore 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. Mrs. Hore lived in The Dalles at an adult home for the last 11 years.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy, in 1943, a son, Thomas, in 1967, and her husband, Jim, in 1968.

Mrs. Hore is survived by sons Charlie Hore of Wishram and Jerry Hore of Brea, Calif.; grandsons Tom Hore, Tim Riley and Tony Grant, granddaughter Tanya Hore, and great-granddaughter Barbara Riley.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hore will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in White Salmon on Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, 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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