News and information from our partners


Death notices for Mabel Beck, Cordelia Kuhnhausen, Lyle Trent, George Ing, Herbert Chubb and Father Dahlquist


85-year-old Mabel Belle Beck died on May 10, 2005, in White Salmon. She was born on Aug. 10, 1919, in Baker, Ore., the daughter of David W. and Bertha R. (Scrivner) Yeager.

On Aug. 12, 1942, she married Stanley Beck in Portland, Ore. She was a child-care provider for many years. Mrs. Beck was always very active in her church and community. She sang for her church, weddings, and even the Billy Graham Crusade at one time.

She loved sewing and would sew anything she could get her hands on. She also enjoyed doing puzzles and was an excellent cook.

Mrs. Beck is survived by her husband, Stanley, Bingen; son Robert Beck, Bingen; daughter Adena Kelly Grove, Summerville, S.C.; and five grandchildren.

A funeral service for Mrs. Beck was at Gardner Funeral Home in White Salmon on Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Dick Pogue officiating. Interment was at the White Salmon Cemetery.

A reception will at the Bingen Baptist Church.


Cordelia Mae (Lyle) Kuhnhausen, a former White Salmon resident, died on May 12, 2005, in Portland, at the age of 95.

Mrs. Kuhnhausen was born April 18, 1910, in Zillah. She married Frank Kuhnhausen on June 23, 1928, in Stevenson. She lived on a ranch in Glenwood, in White Salmon, and Camas before retiring to Woodburn in 1979.

Mrs. Kuhnhausen primarily worked in a doctor's office as a receptionist.

She was a member of the Sr. Estate Golf & Country Club, and the Sr. Estate Walking and Garden Clubs.

Mrs. Kuhnhausen is survived by daughters Linda Bolt, Portland, and Janice Trout, Elkton, Ore.; sister Francis Schilling, Carson; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Mrs. Kuhnhausen will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2005, at 11 a.m. at Simon-Woodburn Funeral Chapel in Woodburn. Interment services are pending at Mt. Adams Cemetery in Glenwood.


Former Columbia Gorge area resident and teacher Lyle Edwin Trent died on May 3, 2005, in Santa Rosa, Calif. He was born in Arapahoe, Neb., on Feb. 7, 1921, to William D. and Florence S. (Bruffett) Trent.

The family moved to southern Missouri when Mr. Trent was still an infant. He grew up near Gainesville and married his high school sweetheart, Orene Krider.

Mr. Trent graduated from college at SMS in Springfield, Mo. He taught elementary school and was principal in Ozark. In 1960, he and his wife and their daughter moved to Washington State where he continued his teaching career for a total of 37 years. After his wife died in 1987, he moved to Petaluma, Calif., to be near family there. He taught calligraphy at the senior center, met and married his star student, Elizabeth Stewart. They have been happily married for 12 years.

Throughout his life, Mr. Trent was well known for being open, honest and eager to make people laugh. He always looked on the bright side, was an adored teacher and fine example for his students, a marvelous husband and fantastic father.

Mr. Trent is survived by his wife Elizabeth; daughters Linda Benville, Donna Wandling and Wanda Burgeson; brother William Trent; sister Earlene Orley; six grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Orene; his parents Williams and Florence Trent; and three brothers Harvey, Lloyd and Harold.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2005, at the White Salmon Cemetery with Gardner Funeral Home officiating.


George Ing, a Hood River, Ore., resident, died May 11, 2005, at his residence. He was 69 years of age.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at 10 a.m. at the Hood River Alliance Church.

Concluding services, interment will be held at 3 p.m. at the Cornelius Methodist Cemetery in Cornelius, Ore.

Mr. Ing was born Jan. 26, 1936, in Hillsboro, Ore., to Kenneth and Verna (Krahmer) Ing. The family resided south of Gaston, near Wapato. He attended Gaston schools where he served as student body and class presidents and was active in drama and athletics. He was captain of the football team for two years. In 1957 he earned a bachelor of art degree in social sciences from Pacific University where he was fraternity president, honor society president and newspaper sports editor. From 1957 to 1960, Mr. Ing taught seventh and eighth grade at Yamhill Grade School and from 1960 to 1962 he taught and coached at Yamhill Carlton High School. In 1961, the summer sixteen-year-old baseball team won the State championship. From 1970 to 1980 he coached and managed youth baseball teams in Hood River and White Salmon.

In 1955, Mr. Ing purchased 110 acres near Gaston, Ore., and planted all to orchard. Additional purchases were made with land ownership in Hood River, Yamhill and Washington counties. From 1962 to 1991 Mr. Ing was manager of Mt. Adams Orchards in White Salmon. He served as board member, vice chairman, chairman, and manager of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission from 1969 to 2001; chairman and manager of the Winter Pear Control Committee Research Committee from 1970 to present; board member and chairman of the Winter Pear Control Committee, research committee chairman of the International Apple Institute; president, board member and program chair of the Washington State Horticultural Association, board member of the Washington State Fruit Commission; secretary/manager of the National Cherry Growers and Industries Foundation; board member of the Washington Technology Center and advisory board member of the Oregon State Environmental Stewardship program.

Mr. Ing has written a bi-monthly column for the Good Fruit Grower magazine since 1983. In 2003 his book, "Wending The Way From Wapato Gap" was published. Mr. Ing also wrote special articles for Good Fruit Grower and other publications. Mr. Ing also spoke at numerous events nationally in the fruit growing states of California, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Colorado, Michigan, New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He also spoke about research and horticulture technology in Canada, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa and Australia. Mr. Ing was awarded the Washington fruit grower of the year "Silver Pear" in 1971 and 1979, the distinguished Service Award from the Washington State Horticultural Association in 2002, was Northwest Cherry King in 2002, Pacific University Alumnus of the Year in 1986 and graduation speaker at Gaston High School in 1979. He enjoyed traveling, fruit variety testing, carpentry, photography, history and collecting antique automobiles.

He is survived by his wife Muriel, of Hood River, Ore.; sons Ed Ing and Kenneth Ing; daughter Kathy Keerbs; and sister Susanne Nordquist. Five grandchildren, Jon, Alex and Emily Ing and Evan and Danielle Keerbs also survive.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hood River Little League or Hood River Valley Youth Basketball Association C/O Anderson's Tribute Center 1401 Belmont, Hood River, Ore., 97031.


Herbert Leonard Chubb, 88, died in Portland, Ore., on May 5, 2005. He was born on March 2, 1917 in Canby, Ore., to Annie Mary (Weingardner) and Roy Garfield Chubb.

In 1931, he moved to Trout Lake. He married Willa Borthwick on Feb. 29, 1948. They lived in Antelope, Ore., from 1948 until 1955. The couple divorced in 1964 and Mr. Chubb married Vera Hickman on Oct. 3, 1970, in White Salmon. He worked as a logger and also farmed in Trout Lake.

Mr. Chubb loved to work. He participated in the first Glenwood Rodeo, winning a purse of $5. Always a family man, he enjoyed being with his kids and grandkids. He liked agriculture related events, such as county and state fairs, and berry picking.

Mr. Chubb is survived by his wife, Vera, Goldendale; son Herbert Steven Chubb, Mill A; daughter Cindi Fielder, Puyallup; daughter Sharla McConnell, Spanaway; son Randall Ross Chubb, Mill A; son Roy Gary Chubb, Goldendale; daughter Annie Mary Upton, White Salmon; step-daughter Loretta Mae Reams, Virginia; sister Agnes Tethrow, Portland; 18 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brother Archie Chubb, sisters Frances Howe and Meta Schatz, and infant siblings Harry and Nita.

A funeral service for Herbert Chubb was held on Saturday, May 14, 2005, at 11 a.m. at Gardner Funeral Home in White Salmon with interment at the Trout Lake Cemetery.

Condolences and special thoughts may be sent to the Chubb family at


Father Thomas S. Dahlquist died on Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2005, in Seattle. Father Dahlquist was born on May 7, 1945, in Bellingham, to George S. and Agnes Jerns Dalquist.

He attended Assumption Catholic Grade School and Bellingham High School in Bellingham. In 1963, he entered St. Martin's College in Lacey, and continued his higher education at the University of St. Paul in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He received a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from St. Martin's and a master's degree in theology at the University of St. Paul.

In 1973, Father Dahlquist was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest by Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen for St. Martin's Abbey in Lacey. He came to the Diocese of Yakima in August of 1987 where he served as the associate pastor of St. Joseph's Parish in Kennewick and St. Andrew's Parish in Ellensburg and as pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes, Selah; Rose of Lima, Ephrata; and St. Joseph, White Salmon.

Father Dahlquist is survived by his brother Dr. Perry S. Dahlquist; his sister Rosemary Dahlquist; and 11 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George S. and Agnes Dahlquist; his brother George, sisters Lauretta Damitio and Elizabeth Ann Holtz.

Father Dahlquist's funeral Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Carlos A. Sevilla, S.J. at St. Paul's Cathedral in Yakima on Friday, May 20, 2005, at 5 p.m. A vigil will precede the Mass at 4 p.m. also to be held at the Cathedral. A reception will be held at the Cathedral following the Mass. He will be laid to rest at Bayview Cemetery in Bellingham.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment


Information from the News and our advertisers (Want to add your business to this to this feed?)