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Death notices for Sharon Ross, Terri Caldwell, Fred Frazer, Harold Caruthers, Thelma Wilson and Hazel Fordyce


Sharon Kay Ross, 61, died at home on April 10, 2005. She was born to Ovadell (Beatty) and Lester Roth in Sterling, Colo., on Jan. 10, 1944.

She moved to the Gorge as a very young girl and lived in Lyle, Bingen, Husum and White Salmon. In 1998, she moved to Hood River.

Mrs. Ross enjoyed driving and collecting beanie babies. She was a very selfless woman who took care of everyone else before tending to herself. She loved her children and grand children.

She was very committed to Hood River Vineyard Church and a faithful follower of Jesus.

Mrs. Ross is survived by her husband, John Ross, Hood River; daughters Sherry Roberts, Hood River, Jacqueline Al-Imam, Boston, Mass., Leslie Huhtala, Longview; sons Terry Roberts, Hood River, Jerry Ross, Burbank, Thomas Ross, Philippines, Rusty Roberts, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Douglas Roberts, Kalispell, Mont.; mother Ovadell Roth, Lyle; brothers Lonnie Roth, Hood River, and Dan Roth, Lyle. She was preceded in death by father Lester Roth, brother Dale Roth, and nephew Ronnie Roth.

A Celebration of Life was held at Hood River Vineyard Church on Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at 4 p.m.

Gardner Funeral Home's Columbia River Crematory was entrusted with the arrangements.


Terri Lea Caldwell, 46, died at her home in BZ Corners on April 7, 2005. She was born to Janice Marilyn (Forest) and Theodore Lee Schadewitz in LaGrande, Ore., on Feb. 6, 1959.

She attended grade school in Condon, Ore., and in the early 1970s moved to White Salmon. She graduated from Columbia High School in 1977. Shortly after high school, Mrs. Caldwell went to beauty school and then worked in beauty salons in Hood River, including Oak Mall Hair Company and Anne Cruz. In 2000, she and her daughter Sabrina opened Infinity Salon and Tanning in Bingen. She retired from the salon business four years ago.

She married Daniel Caldwell on June 10, 1997, in Florida. Mrs. Caldwell was an exceptional homemaker and enjoyed outdoor activities like gardening and swimming. She collected glass eggs, crystal and vases. She was devoted to her family, friends and animals. She also enjoyed life to the fullest.

Mrs. Caldwell is survived by her husband Daniel, BZ; daughters Sabrina Jensen, White Salmon, and Sarah Roberts, Lincoln City, Ore.; mother and stepfather Janice and Bob Luth, White Salmon; and brother Ted L. Schadewitz, Jr., Bingen. She was preceded in death by her father Ted L. Schadewitz Sr., and a brother Larry L. Schadewitz.

She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

A Celebration of Life and reception will be held at the White Salmon Elks Lodge on April 21, 2005, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Gardner Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.


Fred W. Frazer died on March 22, 2005, in The Dalles, Ore. He was 84. He was born Jan. 10, 1921, in Underwood, the son of Fred R. Frazer and Mrytle M. Frazer.

He graduated from Columbia Union High School in 1938. He enlisted in the Army in 1942 until his honorable discharge in 1944. He married Eva Ziegler in Vancouver on June 18, 1943.

He lived in Underwood for 63 years and moved to White Salmon in 1984. He was self-employed as an orchardist for 20 years. He also worked for Broughton's Lumber Company for 21 years.

Mr. Frazer loved to work in his yard, reading, walking, helping neighbors and others that were in need. He volunteered at the KSDC Food Bank, making up food baskets, sacking produce and assisting the elderly. He delivered meals for senior services, drove seniors to medical appointments and donated 18 gallons of blood.

Mr. Frazer is survived by his wife Eva; sons Ray, Tom and Tim, all of White Salmon, and Joe of Lyle; daughters Carol Remsen, Lake Oswego, Ore., and Evelyn Cochenour, Lyle; sister Jessie Zweigart, Canby, Ore.; 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, two great, great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughters Terri and Mary Frazer, sisters Frances Savage and Blanch McCrumb, and brother Charles Donaldson.

Graveside services were held at the Underwood Cemetery on April 9, 2005.


Harold Caruthers, 70, died suddenly at his home in White Salon on April 2, 2005.

He was born in Sunnyside on March 20, 1935, to John and Maude (Galvin) Caruthers. He grew up and graduated from high school in Sunnyside. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War in a MASH unit. He served as a police officer in both Auburn and Quincy. He worked for many years at S & D Paving in East Wenatchee until his retirement.

He was a member of Kiwanis and an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and his horses.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy; parents, brothers John and Bill Caruthers; and sister Gladys McGrath. He is survived by daughter Sandra Wick, Entiat.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 8, 2005, at 2 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home in White Salmon.


The Dalles resident Thelma Darlene Wilson died at her home on April 2, 2005, at the age of 73. She was born in Bigeloro, Mo., on July 27, 1931, to Thelma (DeLong) and Samuel Alexandra.

On March 3, 1966, she married David Alvin Wilson in Clark County. They spent time living in Texas and Nebraska. After he died on Dec. 30, 1992, Mrs. Wilson move to Lincoln City, Ore., and then to The Dalles.

Mrs. Wilson loved painting and playing Bingo. She adored her grandchildren; they were her life. She hated camping.

Survivors include daughter Clair Hook, White Salmon, and Dessa Knight, Lincoln City, Ore.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, son David Campbell, brother Pap and sister Marge.

A graveside service was held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore., on April 7, 2005, at 1 p.m., under the direction of Gardner Funeral Home.


Hazel Lucille Fordyce, 96, died in Hood River, Ore., on April 4, 2005. She was born to Mary Belle (Hanson) and Lewis Moore in Newton, Iowa, on Dec. 22, 1908.

When she was seven years old, she and her family left Iowa and moved to La Center. The family came to White Salmon when Mrs. Fordyce was nine and she lived her whole life here. In 1933, she married Chester "Red" Fordyce.

Mrs. Fordyce worked at the pharmacy for over 25 years. She loved to do ceramics and even had her own kiln. Gardening was also a great joy for her. She grew flowers and vegetables and canned her harvests.

Mrs. Fordyce is survived by her son Ronald Fordyce, Portland, Ore.; daughter Sandra Jackson, Gresham, Ore.; grandson Steve Watson, Clatskanie, Ore.; several great-grandchildren; and sister Maybelle West, White Salmon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester, who died on Nov. 15, 1990.

A memorial service and reception will be held at Gardner Funeral Home on Friday, April 15, 2004, at 1 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Gorge, PO Box 36, Hood River, Ore., 97031.


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