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Death notices for Greg Pellissier, Charles Lane, William Lauterbach and Edna Cox


Greg David Pellissier died in his home in Dallesport on Nov. 3, 2005. He was born on Jan. 15, 1960, in La Grande, Ore.

Mr. Pellissier graduated from Wahtonka High School in The Dalles, Ore., in 1978, where he remained for several years before moving to Vancouver. He worked mainly in the transportation industry, both as a driver and mechanic. He recently returned to The Dalles area to live and return to school.

He attended Faith Community Church in Vancouver.

While Mr. Pellissier was a great handyman, and was always happy and ready to fix or repair something in his spare time, he also enjoyed animals of all kinds.

Mr. Pellissier is survived by his mother Hazel (Riggs) Allegre, Gresham, Ore.; brother Mark Pellissier, The Dalles, Ore.; sister Teresa Shirkey, Portland, Ore.; children Elisha and Oren Pellissier, Vancouver; several uncles and aunts; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert J. Pellissier, The Dalles, Ore.

A memorial will be held at the Gresham Eagles Lodge, 117 NE Roberts, Gresham, Ore., on Nov. 19, 2005 from 1 to 4 p.m.


Charles (Chuck) Marvin Lane, 70, died at his home in White Salmon on Nov. 10, 2005. He was born Oct. 27, 1935, in Falls City, Neb., to Eulalie (Oliver) and Marvin Lane.

At the age of nine, he moved to Burbank, Calif. He later lied about his age to get into the Air National Guard. Mr. Lane went to work for Bell Telephone in Los Angeles for 10 years before moving to the Tri-Cities in 1966. In 1974, he and his family moved to Goldendale where he went to work for United Telephone. In 1980, he moved to White Salmon. He worked as a bus driver for Senior Services from 1984 to 2001.

Mr. Lane loved horses and playing the guitar. He often went camping with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Mariam, White Salmon; sons David Lane, Brian Lane and Michial Lane, all of Kennewick; Garret Lane, Corvallis, Ore., and Bill Bonner, Mt. Vernon; daughter Alicia Boyd, Kennewick; stepbrother Skeeter Karnes, Siletz, Ore.; sister Jessie Larner, Roseburg, Ore.; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild on the way and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters Jeannine, Joyce and Janet.

A memorial reception will be held at Gardner Chapel in White Salmon on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, starting at 1 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the White Salmon Library or White Salmon Seniors Services.


William Rudolph Lauterbach, 75, died at his home in Castle Rock on Nov. 9, 2005. He was born on May 13, 1930, in Portland, Ore., to Zelma (Reed) and William R. Lauterbach.

Mr. Lauterbach grew up in White Salmon and attended elementary and secondary schools in White Salmon, graduating from Columbia High School in the class of 1948. He went on to Washington State University in Pullman, graduating with a degree in 1954. He was also a member of the WSU Rodeo Team and WSU Boxing Team during his years at WSU.

Mr. Lauterbach served his country in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958. Upon returning to White Salmon, he joined his family in the Lauterbach meat business, where he worked all his growing up years.

In 1959, he married Sugar Rowland and they moved to the Trout Lake valley and began the Lauterbach Ranch. The couple raised their family in the valley, where he was an active member of the Trout Lake Valley Irrigation District, Trout Lake School Board, Trout Lake Valley Comprehensive Planning Committee, the Klickitat County Soil Conservation District board, and the Klickitat County Planning Commission.

Mr. Lauterbach raised cattle and continued to ride in the local rodeo circuit. He also worked for the forest service from 1967 to 1978.

In 1987, Mr. Lauterbach moved to Cowlitz County, living in Castle Rock and operating an ARCO in Kelso from 1987-2003.

He maintained his love of ranching with the raising of award winning Brahma bulls at both the Castle Rock and Trout Lake ranches.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years Ramona "Sugar" (Rowland) Lauterbach, Castle Rock; son William Lee Lauterbach, Portland; daughters Raelene Steinbach, Glenwood, and Faye Wend and Annie Lauterbach, both of Longview; son William R. Lauterbach III, Castle Rock; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at the Elks Lodge in White Salmon.

Gardner Funeral Home handled cremation arrangements.


Edna Marie Cox died Nov. 12, 2005, at home. She was 78.

Mrs. Cox was born March 5, 1927, in Husum. She married Clarence Wesley (Wes) Cox on June 1, 1956.

She was a longtime resident of White Salmon, where she worked at Skyline Hospital for 25 years. She later moved to Vancouver so that she could be closer to her family. She loved her family, her faith and gardening.

She was preceded in death by husband Wes Cox and stepdaughter Carol Gillespie.

She is survived by children Tom Triplett, Lynne Sears, Holly Hayes and Todd Cox; stepchildren Raymond Cox and Collen Carmody; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Nov. 22, 2005, at 11 a.m. at Scared Hearts Catholic Church in Battle Ground.


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