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Obituaries

Death notices for Clifford Jones, Eva Sutherland, Richard Mansfield, Bear Ghosthorse

CLIFFORD JONES

Clifford Gerald Jones, 59, Lyle, died on July 13, 2003 at his home.

Mr. Jones was born on July 8, 1944, in Elk City, Okla., the only son of Clifford (Bill) Jones and Claudia White Jones. In 1948, he moved with his family to White Salmon and graduated from Columbia High School in 1962. He attended Western Business College in Portland in 1964-65, where he successfully completed a course in computer programing.

He enlisted in the Oregon Army National Guard in 1965 and was honorably discharged in 1971.

On July 11, 1971, he married Marie Jones in Stevenson. He was employed as an auto mechanic at Ray's Auto in Bingen for 25 years before transferring to Northwest Auto (NAPA) in Hood River, where he worked as a machinist until his health failed.

He served as a volunteer fireman with Bingen Fire Department for a number of years. Mr. Jones unselfishly gave of his time and expertise in repairing cars, small engines, etc., for anyone who asked him for help.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and cooking. He dearly loved his family and never missed an opportunity to let them know it.

Survivors include children Shane Jones, Goldendale, Tina Jones, Lyle, and Corinne Kary, Troutdale, Ore.; eight grandchildren; five sisters Virginia Hall, Beaverton, Ore., Lorene Forney, Walla Walla, Nancy Brown and Voncille Armstrong, both of White Salmon; and Ellen Hansen, Centerville; and a number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, and wife Lisa Jones of White Salmon. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant son Steven Edward.

A memorial service was held on Friday, July 18, 2003, at Gardner Funeral Home in White Salmon.

EVA SUTHERLAND

Eva Genevieve Sutherland, Portland, Ore., died July 16, 2003, of age-related causes. She was 91.

Mrs. Sutherland was born March 18, 1913, in Linnton, Ore., to Jesse and Rose Anna Coffield. She graduated from Columbia Union High School in 1931. She married Vern Bussing on July 21, 1934. He died Aug. 24, 1956. She married George F. Sutherland on Sept. 5, 1960.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, dressing dolls, reading and her family. She was a member of Wilshire Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband; son Vern Bussing, Anchorage, Alaska; daughter Jeanne Gahagan, San Diego, Calif., and Debera Ellingboe, Eugene, Ore.; sister Lila Benson, White Salmon; brother Darrel Coffield, Vancouver; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son Jesse Bussing and sister Goldie Parks.

No memorial service is set at this time.

RICHARD MANSFIELD

Lifelong White Salmon area resident Richard Jewett Mansfield died in Hood River, Ore., on July 15, 2003, at the age of 91.

Mr. Mansfield was born to Charles and Mary (Dunn) Mansfield on July 5, 1912, in White Salmon, where he was raised. During World War II, he worked in the shipyards in Portland, Ore.

In 1948, he married Adele Portner in White Salmon. Mr. Mansfield was a partner in Mansfield's Hardware and he retired from SDS Lumber Company in 1977.

Since his retirement, Mr. Mansfield worked on his farm in Husum, where he raised hay. He loved mountain climbing, skiing, fishing and backpacking -- anything to do with the outdoors.

He was a member of the Mt. Adams Nordic Ski Club and Alpinee Search and Rescue.

Survivors include wife, Adele, White Salmon; son Jim Mansfield, Husum; daughter Sherry Mansfield, Summerfield, Fla., Tami Anderson, White Salmon, and Debbie Mansfield Chamberlain, Portland; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter Sandra in 1950, his parents, two brothers and a sister.

Graveside services were held at the White Salmon Cemetery on Saturday, July 19, 2003, at 11 a.m. with Mike Yarnell officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Columbia High School Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Gardner Funeral Home handled arrangements.

BEAR GHOSTHORSE

Cher Bear Lyons GhostHorse died at Emmanuel Hospital in Portland, Ore., on July 2, 2003 at 10:05 p.m.

She was born Aug. 15, 1933, in a Northern Aleut Village in Alaska. She was twice married with five children, two boys and three girls, and had numerous granchildren and adopted children and granchildren.

Mrs. GhostHorse was a traditional Elder of the Aleut people and the Sicangu-Sungleska Lakota. A healer, and Womans Ceremonial leader and Sun Dancer of some 30 years, she was one of the first woman dancers at the Mt Hood SunDance. She was a lecturer and speaker at numerous Native American functions and gatherings all over the western United States. She was a leader in the AA in the Gorge area and in Lodges for NA alcoholics. She was also a leader at the Celilo Campout at Celilo Park.

Mrs. GhostHorse will be missed by thousands of people who knew her and by her people and family. Numerous memorials are planned for this sincere and strong Elder. Native America has lost yet another leader.

Her ceremonial items were passed on to her eldest daughter who lives in Fresno, California.

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