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Death notices for Darold Hargrove, Renata Riess, Patsy Pardee, Mariana MacLeod


Darold LeRoy Hargrove, 70, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died at his home on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006.

He was born April 3, 1935, in Waldport, Ore., the eighth of 10 children to Henry Raymond Hargrove and Clementine Hattie Smith. He was raised in Yachats, Ore.

A logger, he married Carolyn Louise Strode on July 3, 1982, in Reno, Nev. They resided in Toledo and then moved to Eugene, Ore., and then to The Dalles.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching old movies.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, The Dalles; daughter Teresa Shotts, Kennewick, Rita Ulver, Portland, Candace Dawn Reeves, Lyle, Sara Harris, The Dalles, and Sandra Darlene Niemela, White Salmon; seven grandchildren; sisters Thelma Hargrove, Firebaugh, Calif, and Helen Powers, Lynchburg, Va.; brothers Carl Hargrove, Springfield, Ore., Harold Hargrove, Keno, Ore., Leland Hargrove, Fairbanks, Alaska, and Keith Hargrove, Elmira, Ore.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three siblings and daughter Verena Ulver.

Services were held Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Dalles. Private cremation was held at Win-Quatt Crematory with Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of The Gorge, PO Box 1288, The Dalles, Ore. 97058.


Renata Marie Riess, 89, a resident of The Dalles, died at her home on Monday, Jan. 9, 2006.

She was born on June 24, 1916, in Corvallis, Ore., the second of six to Frank August Walter and Maria Marguerite (Heeszel) Schmidt. She grew up in Corvallis, where she graduated from Corvallis High School.

Mrs. Riess married Anton "Tony" Henry Riess in Corvallis, on Sept. 2, 1950. She was an accomplished and prolific painter and artist. Her art can be found in many homes. She was the organist for Grace Lutheran Church in Klickitat for 50 years, a passionate gardener and for years she provided flowers for the church. Over the years she was a member of the Walther League, Lutheran Ladies Aid, Homemakers Club, and Lutheran Women's Missionary League, leader of several 4-H Clubs and organizer of Klickitat Canyon Days art show.

She is survived by her daughter Pamela Sue Riess, Tukwila; her son Milton Charles Riess, Los Angeles, Calif.; brother, Walter Schmidt, Corvallis, Ore.; sisters Esther Warneke, Scappoose, Ore., and Marie Grossnicklaus, Corvallis, Ore.; and many loving extended family members and friends.

Mrs. Riess was preceded in death by her husband Anton Riess; two sisters Gertrude Riess and Ruth Wulfers and her parents.

A memorial service was held at noon on Jan. 13, 2006, at Faith Lutheran Church with Pastor John Westhafer and Rev. Paul Bundschuh officiating. Organist will be Shirley Bundschuh. Graveside service to follow at IOOF Cemetery in Goldendale.

Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, PO Box 66, Klickitat, Wash. 98628 and Faith Lutheran Church, 2810 W. 10th St., The Dalles, Ore. 97058.


Patsy Marcella Pardee, 61, died on Jan. 10, 2006. She was born in Ava, Mo., on June 25, 1944, to Qula (Deckard) and Floyd Trent.

Raised by her grandmother, she moved from Missouri to Yakima as a young girl, then to White Salmon as a young adult. Ms. Pardee liked to do crafts, loved her plants and enjoyed visiting Oregon beaches. She operated an adult foster home in Lyle for many years and many will remember her as a great cook. By far, the biggest part of her life was her children and grandchildren; she lived for them. After her death in The Dalles, Ore., Ms. Pardee continued to care for others by becoming an organ donor.

Survivors include her daughter Lisa Felt, Dallesport; sons Shawn Pardee, New York, and Lance Pardee, Dallesport; grandchildren Natasha, Taylor, Jacob, Trefly and Cher-ee; four brothers and eight sisters. Preceding her in death was her son Anthony, one brother and one sister.

A memorial service for Patsy Pardee was held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Bingen. Gardner Funeral Home handled cremation arrangements.


Mariana C. MacLeod died at her home in The Dalles, Ore., Jan. 11, 2006, surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren. She was born in Rotan, Texas, to Bascom L. Collom and Clara M. (Vaughn) Collom on May 12, 1941.

Mrs. MacLeod worked at the Trout Lake School for many years until her retirement in 2001. She then went to work at her son's business cooking, baking and preparing wedding cakes. She enjoyed teaching and was an avid reader and enjoyed her books any and every chance she got. History was her most favored reading. She was also able to enjoy history during three travels to Europe. As learning was important to her, she always made sure her grandchildren received a book as one of their Christmas gifts each year.

Some of Mrs. MacLeod's other enjoyments were sewing, gardening and camping with family and friends. She also enjoyed cooking and baking with family for family get-togethers.

She and her husband opened their hearts and home for many foster children during and after raising their own. As her children were special to her, she always made it a point to let them know (she couldn't have been blessed with better children). Mrs. MacLeod's heart was filled with so much love and enjoyment for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Her wishes were not to have a funeral but for her family and friends to remember her in a Celebration of Life. Her family will greatly miss her and cherish the life she gave to them.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Gordon V. MacLeod; mother Clara M. Noland; sister Jeanie E. Bailey; children Mary K. MacLeod, Marla J. MacLeod-Martin, Gordon H. MacLeod, Michael D. MacLeod-Correia; 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several foster children.

Gardner Funeral Home's Columbia River Crematory handled arrangements.


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