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Obituaries

Death notices for Tony Loy, Richard Misner, Naomi Ohngren, Mary Huffsmith and Marshall Duffield.

TONY LOY

Tony Loy, 88, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at his home in Vancouver.

He was born June 15, 1915 in Chehalis and lived in Winlock before moving to Trout Lake in 1937. Mr. Loy joined the Army in 1941 and served during WWII. After his military service he moved to White Salmon and married Eleanor Irvine in 1946.

He worked for S.D.S. Lumber Company as Logging Supervisor and retired in 1980. In 1989, the couple moved to Vancouver.

Mr. Loy was a former member of the Mt. Adams Elk Lodge and a member of Beacon Rock Golf Course. He also enjoyed woodworking, gardening and beekeeping.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor, at home; daughters, Judith Loy, Vancouver, and Janet McCormick, LaCenter; son, James Loy, Portland, Ore; sister, Marie Gebhardt, Sequim; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

At his request, his body was cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 6 in the Wesleyan Hall, United Methodist Church in White Salmon. His ashes will be scattered at a later family service.

Straub's Funeral Home and Columbia River Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials can be given to Kaiser Hospice at 3600 N. Interstate Ave., Portland, Ore., 97227.

RICHARD MISNER

Richard George Misner, known as "Dick" or "Dickie" died on Aug. 11, 2003, in Victoria, British Columbia, at the age of 70.

Mr. Misner was born in Camas on July 23, 1933, the son of Bertha (Garwood) and George Misner. He lived his entire life in Skamania County, mostly in the Hemlock and Stabler area until moving to Carson in 1994. He attended Stevenson High School, where he played on the basketball team, and graduated in 1953.

He worked at Wind River Nursery as a field supervisor and equipment manager for 37 years. After he retired from the nursery, he drove school bus for about five years and on the weekends, he supervised kids working in the juvenile department.

Mr. Misner served for 15 years as a fireman and was instrumental in establishing the fire station at Stabler. He was a member of the Eagles, a past member of the Elks, and was a volunteer and supporter for and of the Interpretive Center.

Gardening was everything to him and he was known as "the little old man with a hoe in his hand." He loved to travel and he loved people. He was very social and could strike up a conversation with anyone. He was a prankster and loved to tease his wife. He liked Thomas Kinkade paintings.

Mr. Misner is survived by his wife Marilyn, Carson; daughters Beverly Rogers, Farmington, Maine, Sandra Friesen, Jacksonville, Fla., Rena Hollis, Stabler, Colleen Weatherly, Battle Ground; sons Richard L. Misner, L. Misner, LaCenter, Glen E. Crews, Carson; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sons Gary Misner and Blaine Crews.

A funeral service for Mr. Misner was held on Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Carson Elementary School in Carson, with Pastor David Hedman officiating. Interment followed at Wind River Memorial Cemetery in Carson.

Memorials may be made to Stevenson High School Alumni Association, PO Box 850, Stevenson, Wash. 98648.

Gardner Funeral Home handled arrangements.

NAOMI OHNGREN

Ocean Park resident Naomi L. Ohngren, 77, died Aug. 1, 2003, in a Vancouver Care facility.

The daughter of Wilbur and Mary (Hink) Hagerman, she was born March 9, 1926, in San Gabriel, Calif. At an early age, she moved with her parents to Rosemead and later to El Monte, Calif., where she graduated from high school.

Mrs. Ohngren married Robert McKenzie in El Monte and they later settled in Pomona, Calif. She was a devoted wife and mother and was very active in her children's Little League activities. She also worked for Travelers Insurance.

In 1964, she married Otto Ohngren and in 1972 they moved to Lyle. In Lyle, she obtained her real estate license. In 1980, they moved to Ocean Park where she enjoyed entertaining family and friends who often visited the coast.

Mrs. Ohngren was an active member of Peninsula Baptist Church of Ocean Park. She enjoyed baking, canning, gardening and crafts. Throughout her life, her hands were always busy knitting and crocheting.

Mrs. Ohngren is survived by sons Robert McKenzie, Claremont, Calif., Mark McKenzie, Victorville, Calif., and David McKenzie, Stevenson; brothers W. Robert Hagerman, Norco, Calif., and John Hagerman, San Clemente, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous other family members from her extended family. She was preceded in death by husband Otto in 2001 and sister Mary Wasson.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Peninsula Baptist Church in Ocean Park. Graveside services followed at Ocean Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Peninsula Baptist Church in care of Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, PO Box 417, Long Beach, Wash. 98631.

ANTON RIESS

Anton "Tony" Henry Riess, 91, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., and a longtime resident of Klickitat died at a The Dalles care facility on Wednesday, August 13, 2003.

He was born July 7, 1912, in Cass Lake, Minn., the third of nine children to Michael and Eva (Niefer) Riess and spent his childhood in Cass Lake.

He started working for the J. Neils Lumber Company in Cass Lake and moved with the company and his family to Klickitat in 1929. He retired in 1977 after 48 years at the Klickitat Mill as a lumber grader. Tony and his wife, Renata, moved to The Dalles in July 2001.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Klickitat and Faith Lutheran Church in The Dalles. He enjoyed the outdoors, playing tennis when he was younger and bowling in his later years. Mr. Riess was a successful bowler winning many trophies.

He is survived by his wife, Renata Marie Schmidt, The Dalles, whom he married on September 2, 1950, in Corvallis, Ore.; son, Milton Charles Riess, Los Angeles, Calif.; daughter, Pamela Sue Riess, Tukwila; one brother, Walter Riess, Bakersfield, Calif.; three sisters, Rose Morris, Seattle, Ethel Babbit, Katy, Texas, and Erma Coovert, Long Beach, WA. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Phillip and Frederick, and two sisters, Frieda and Eva.

Funeral services were held at Faith Lutheran Church in The Dalles on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at 1 p.m. with Pastor John Westhafer officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Goldendale.

Memorials may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church, Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 66, Klickitat, Wash. 98628.

Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home was in care of arrangements.

MARY HUFFSMITH

Mary Kathleen Vaughan Huffsmith, 62, died on Aug. 5, 2003 in Portland, Ore.

She was born in Sedro Wooley, on April 9, 1941, to Francis Eugene Vaughan and Mary Camilla Levy Vaughan. Mrs. Huffsmith soon turned into "Punk" or "Punky," which is how most people knew her. Punky grew up in the BZ Corner area and attended school in White Salmon. On January 31, 1959, in Stevenson, she married Bert Huffsmith of Glenwood. They lived in Glenwood, Bingen, White Salmon, Husum, and finally, in Trout Lake. They were married 44 years this past January.

She is survived by her husband, Bert, Trout Lake; daughter Vicky Ramsay, Lyle; and sons Guy and Roger, both of Trout Lake; grandchildren Justin and Jaecee Ramsay, and Heather Shannon, Kris and Tamaira; and foster son James Skerbitz, Gresham, Ore.; foster granddaughter Amanda; two brothers, Larry Eugene, White Salmon, and John William Vaughan (Bill), Vancouver; and nieces and nephews.

Both of her parents preceded her in death.

Mrs. Huffsmith's wishes were to be cremated. She was buried at the Trout Lake Cemetery.

MARSHALL DUFFIELD

A funeral service for 84-year-old Marshall Duffield of Klickitat was held on Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in White Salmon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stephen Duffield Memorial Scholarship Fund at Klickitat High School.

A complete obituary will run in next week's edition.

Gardner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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