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Death notices for Judy McKee, Paul Baumgarden, Donald Dean and Mabel Knutson


Judy Faye McKee, a longtime resident of Carson, died at her home on Nov. 6, 2004, at the age of 64. She was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 19, 1940, to Audrey Pearl (Hibbard) and Manley Raymond Moore.

She lived in Salem, Ore., and Vancouver in the 40s. In 1952, her family moved to Stevenson and she graduated from Stevenson High School in 1958. From 1959 to 1962, she worked in the fish nutrition lab in Willard. On Sept. 8, 1962, she married Albert McKee at the Methodist Church in Camas. The couple lived in Springfield, Mass. and Walla Walla before moving back to Stevenson and eventually to their home in Carson in 1973.

Besides her work in Willard, Mrs. McKee also worked as the bookkeeper for HSC Logging, Jerry Carter, Howell Trucking and Wind River Logging. She was a member of the Stevenson Eagles Lodge and a longtime member of the Faith Tabernacle Church. She loved to play Pitch and other card games with her friends and she loved ironing. In the springtime, she enjoyed working in her yard among the flowers.

Mrs. McKee was a great cook and gracious hostess who loved to entertain. She shared wonderful stories and loved to laugh. As she encouraged others throughout her life, her dear friends encouraged her during her illness, and gave tremendous support not only to her, but to her family as well.

Surviving Mrs. McKee are her husband Al, Carson; sons Mike McKee, Lynden, and Craig McKee, Stevenson; daughter LeeAnne Shaw, Stevenson; sister Ginger Lumpkin, Tacoma; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Col. Raymond R. Moore.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. at the Rock Creek Center in Stevenson on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, with interment at the Stevenson Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Stevenson High School Booster Club in care of Stevenson High School, PO Box 850, Stevenson, Wash. 98648.

Gardner Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.


Longtime Bingen resident Arthur Paul Baumgarden died in Hood River, Ore., on Nov. 4, 2004. He was 70-years-old.

Mr. Baumgarden was born on March 3, 1934, in Gerster, Mo., to Georgia B. (Slocum) and Walter F. Baumgarden.

In 1949, the family moved to the Gorge area. Mr. Baumgarden was inducted into the United States Army on Jan. 24, 1957. He served his country for five years before being honorably discharged on Dec. 31, 1962. On April 29, 1964, he married Mary Louise Edwards.

Mr. Baumgarden worked on barges but mostly worked in the saw mill at S.D.S. Lumber Company, where he was employed for 26 years. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Later, he liked working with his two-way radio and his computer.

Mr. Baumgarden is survived by son Darrell A. Baumgarden, Bingen, and two grandsons Todd and Steven. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, on Nov. 1, 1983.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at Gardner Funeral Home in White Salmon, with interment at the White Salmon Cemetery. A reception will follow at the home of Denise and Austin Bell on Spring Creek Road in Husum.

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Donald L. Dean, 73, died Oct. 22, 2004, at a nursing home in The Dalles.

He was born April 29, 1931, in Ariel, the youngest of eight children, to Jetty and S. Leon Dean. Mr. Dean was a 1949 graduate of The Dalles High School. He married Delores M. Baldwin in 1951. He worked for The Dalles Irrigation District for 35 years, retiring as operations manager.

He was an avid hunting and fishing enthusiast.

Survivors include his wife, Delores Dean, The Dalles; two daughters, Donna Lee Hammond, Warrenton, and Carol Ann Guthrie, Sacramento, Calif.; a granddaughter, Clara Marie Hammond; a grandson, Christopher Dean Guthrie; and sisters, Bernice Johnson, Jackson, Calif., and Betty Meister, Coos Bay, Ore.

A private family service will be observed. Memorials may be made to the Mid Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W. 9th St., The Dalles, Ore. 97058.


Mabel May Knutson, 96, of Elgin, Ore., died at her home on Oct. 27, 2004.

She was born on January 6, 1909, to Bertie and Sara Hurn Smith in Sunnyside. She graduated from high school in Prosser. She moved to the Grande Ronde Valley in 1997 from Dodson, Ore.

She was a self-taught piano player. She played at community dances. She loved the horse races, lotto, greyhound races and most of all cats.

She is survived by her son Frank Sanders, Elgin, Ore.; sister Vivian Smith, White Salmon; four grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and six great, great-grandchildren.

Loveland Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Private Internment will take place in the White Salmon Cemetery.


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