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Death notices for Judith Allen, Helen Robertson and Nathan Warner

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On Aug. 8, 2006, Judith Leilani Allen died in Hood River, Ore., at the age of 69. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 6, 1937, to Euphrosina (Bashta) and Harry R. Allen, Jr.

Ms. Allen graduated from San Jose State University then worked for NASA. She married and had three children. The marriage ended in divorce and Ms. Allen went on to work in various interesting capacities such as a medical technologist, farmer, lab technician and environmental inspector. Later, she owned a small bakery.

Ms. Allen loved knitting, crocheting, gardening and baking. She was a member of the Episcopal Church and served on both the Hospice Board and Underwood Community Council.

She leaves behind her three children, Nick Diestelhorst, Jerome, Idaho, Eric Allen, Bellevue, Idaho, and Heidi F. Diestelhorst, Underwood; three grandchildren; and her two dogs and three cats.

A memorial service in her honor will be held at a later date. Gardner Funeral Home handled cremation arrangements.


Helen Lois Robertson, 77, a resident of The Dalles, died Saturday, July 29, 2006, at Portland Providence Hospital after a brief and sudden illness.

She was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on May 14, 1929, the first child of Walter and Muriel Gross. She married Robert Robertson on March 23, 1952, in White Salmon. She worked as a beautician during their early marriage and later owned and operated the Hospital Pharmacy in The Dalles with her husband and worked in the Safeway Pharmacy after they sold the store. She was a past member of PEO and the Women's Hospital Auxiliary at Mid Columbia Medical Center.

She had a special way that warmed the hearts of everyone who knew her -- and the qualities that made her the wonderful person she was have left us all with many beautiful memories

Mrs. Robertson is survived by her husband of 54 years, Bob; three children, Greg Robertson, Hillsboro, Ore., Barbara Burke, Boise, Idaho, and Lori Fiegenbaum, The Dalles; nine grandchildren Christin Molden, Carrie Bews, Daniel Robertson, Caitlin Harris, Megan, Nathan and Lauren Burke, Abby and Rachel Fiegenbaum; 11 great grandchildren, Isaiah, Elijah, Micah, Alana and Selah Molden, Brenna, Grace and Aidan Bews, Nikole, Elie and Rivers Robertson. She is also survived by a brother Dale Gross, Bridgeport; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at a later date with Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Gorge, 751 Myrtle St, The Dalles, Ore., 97058.


Nathan (Nate) Warner, 87, Vancouver, died July 7, 2006, at Southwest Washington Medical Center. He was born in Pomeroy, on December 15, 1918, to Marion Albert Warner and Esther (Taylor) Warner.

Mr. Warner served in the United States Navy from Nov. 18, 1942, until Dec. 24, 1945. After his discharge from the military, he began a career in logging.

On Nov. 1, 1947, he married Ruth Booher. They have been devoted to each other for 58 years of marriage. In 1958, they moved from White Salmon to Vancouver where he attended Barber School. Upon receiving his barber license he opened Nate's Barber Shop and worked there for 31 years until his retirement in 1989. After their retirement, they spent winters in Quartzsite, Ariz., until health problems forced them to remain in Vancouver.

He was predeceased by his parents, his sisters Frances and Betty, his brothers Al, Mike, Claude, and Donald. He is survived by his wife Ruth, brothers George, Clifford, and Richard; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

At his request, no services will be held.


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