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Death notices for Barbara Hall-Troxel and Patricia Coffin


Barbara Jean Hall-Troxel, former White Salmon resident, died in The Dalles, Ore., on Dec. 1, 2005, at the age of 86. She was born in Spokane on June 17, 1919, to Homer "Charles" and Frankie (Olin) Phillips.

Mrs. Hall grew up in Spokane and later married John Hall. The couple lived in White Salmon for almost 40 years and was very active in St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He died in 1988. She then married Manville Troxel on April 7, 2004, and they resided in The Dalles, Ore. He died on Nov. 17, 2005.

Mrs. Hall-Troxel is survived by her sister, Peggy Phillips of Milwaukie, Ore.

A funeral service was held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at 11 a.m., with Father Felix Rodriguez officiating. Mrs. Hall-Troxel was buried at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Portland, Ore.

Gardner Funeral Home handled arrangements.


On Dec. 5, 2005, 52-year-old Patricia Ann Coffin died in White Salmon. She was born to Edith Winifred (Davies) and Edward Hume Rawson on May 17, 1953, in La Jolla, Calif.

Mrs. Coffin served in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War. She later went on to college and earned her master's degree. She loved painting and artwork. She was a great homemaker and a really neat lady. Mrs. Coffin enjoyed going to school with her son, Patrick, where she would help in the science classes.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph Coffin, Trout Lake, son Patrick Coffin, Trout Lake; daughter Brandi Rawson, California; stepchildren Vicky, Seattle, Theola Braaten, Longview, Tina Swanson, Kelso, and Chris Coffin, Castle Rock; and numerous grandchildren.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005.

Gardner Funeral Home handled cremation arrangements.


A memorial service for Clarence Benson, who died on Nov. 30, 2005, will be held at a later date.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gertrude and Clarence Benson, and two brothers, twins Robert and Richard Hollenbeck.


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