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Obituaries

Death notices for Charles Stocker Jr., Charles Garrison, Doris Rosander-Clucas and Thomas Chandler

CHARLES STOCKER JR.

Charles Stocker Jr. died on Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at the age of 88.

Mr. Stocker was born in Oak Park, Ill., on Aug. 13, 1915, to Ethel (Porter) and Charles Stocker. He graduated from Northwestern University with a business degree. He and Gertrude Florence Simpson married on Sept. 27, 1940, in Ashton, Ill.

After his World War II tour in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska as a lieutenant in the Navy Intelligence, he returned to the Seattle area with his wife, settling down to various businesses and raising his family. He was always active in the community, serving on the school board and was a member of Ashler Lodge, Masons. He retired from Washington Natural Gas, where he was employed in commercial sales and later research and development in their solar energy program.

After retirement in 1977, he relocated to LaConner, to build a partially solar powered home. He remained active in Kiwanis and working on the library advisory board until his move to the Hood River area in 1999.

He resided at Down Manor in Hood River, until his move to White Salmon in 2003.

Mr. Stocker loved many hobbies including reading, golfing, woodworking, carving, and genealogy. In recent years, he embraced computers and used them to keep in touch with friends across the country.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Gertrude, who died on Jan. 29, 1992.

He is survived by daughter Susan McCausland, Kenmore; son Bruce Stocker, Underwood; grandchildren Carrie McCausland, Castle Rock, Colo., Colleen McCausland, Washington, D.C., and Sean and Kelly Stocker, Underwood.

The Stocker family will observe private services in honor of their father and grandfather.

Gardner Funeral Home handled cremation arrangements.

CHARLES GARRISON

Lyle resident Charles Edward Garrison died at his home on March 16, 2004. he was 69.

Mr. Garrison was born on Jan. 1, 1935, in Keokee, Va., to Bethena (Delph) and Charles Otis Garrison. He enjoyed playing the guitar and was also a nature lover who especially liked fishing for trout.

Mr. Garrison is survived by his sister Nancy Newton, Lyle; children Carol Stumpf, Wenatchee, Louella Mendoza, Nebraska, Gary Garrison, Florida, Randy Garrison, Kansas, Scott Garrison, Texas, Ed Garrison Jr., Florida, Kyle Garrison, Ohio, and Melanie Garrison and Karen Oakes, both of Michigan. He was preceded in death by five children.

A memorial service for Mr. Garrison will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2004, at the Klickitat Valley Baptist Church in Klickitat.

Cremation arrangements were handled by Gardner Funeral Home's Columbia River Crematory in White Salmon.

DORIS ROSANDER-CLUCAS

Doris Naomi Rosander-Clucas was born Jan. 22, 1942, and died on March 13, 2004.

She was born in Portland, Ore., to Milecent (Goodlander) and Harry Washington Talbert. She married John Larry Rosander on Dec. 31, 1966, and in 1968 the couple moved to Home Valley, where they raised their family. Mr. Rosander died on Aug. 27, 1992, and she married Willard Clucas on April 6, 2002.

She was an excellent mother who not only raised her own children but many other kids in the area, offering direction and love to those needing it most. She also showed this care and compassion by making blankets and hats for family and friends. She was a devoted mother and a wonderful grandmother. She willingly would help anyone in need. She was constantly taking people to doctors' appointments, helping out in any way she could.

She was an outdoors person who enjoyed camping, hunting, picking huckleberries and taking long drives in the woods. She was always in her yard, enjoying the fresh air. Besides nature, she loved animals, crocheting, playing cribbage and coffee.

Mrs. Rosander-Clucas is survived by her husband, Willard, Carson; children David Rosander, Carson, Gordy Rosander, Stevenson, Roberta Moorehouse, Friday Harbor, and Angie Connor, Aloha, Ore.; stepchildren Glenn Clucas, Stevenson, and Sharon Martin, St. Maries, Idaho; 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous step-grandchildren and many kids who loved and cared for her.

A memorial service, officiated by Dave West, was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, 2004, at Carson Bible Church in Carson.

Gardner Funeral Home handled arrangements.

THOMAS CHANDLER

Thomas M, Chandler, 81, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died Friday, March 19, 2004, at the Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital in Portland following an extended illness.

He was born Oct. 21, 1922, in Guntersville, Ala., to Hunter and Mary (King) Chandler. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1942 and served as a ship's cook until being discharged from active duty in 1946. He remained in the Naval Reserve until his discharge in 1975.

He married Florence VanRas of Hood River in December of 1945 in Vancouver. He worked for Pacific Power & Light in several locations from 1951-83 when he retired as a hydroelectric plant operator and dispatcher. The couple retired to their acreage in Pasco, returning in 1991 to The Dalles, where they made their home until his death.

An active outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, trap shooting, camping, golfing, and traveling, including RV snow-birding to Arizona annually. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 1868 in White Salmon, a 50-year member of the American Legion, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 2126 in The Dalles, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local No. 125 in Hood River.

In addition to his wife Florence, The Dalles, Ore., he is survived by his son Donald Chandler, Hood River; daughters Sandra Locke, Husum, and Vonnie Carlson, Herrick, Ill.; brothers Clay Chandler, Kokomo, Ind., Alvin Chandler, Parkdale, and Ray Chandler, Chattanooga, Tenn.; sisters Doris Bradford, Chattanooga, and Sarah Parton, Tampa, Fla.; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers Viv and J.W. and sister, Clara.

Services in celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2004 at the First Church of The Nazarene, 13th and Mt. Hood streets in The Dalles, Ore., with Pastor Randy Johnson presiding. A celebration of life will also be held on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Mt. Adams Elks Lodge.

Memorial may be made to the church or to the Tall Elks Therapy Foundation, c/o B.P.O.E. #1868 in White Salmon.

Arrangements are by Columbia Cremation & Burial.

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