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Death notices for Corman, Marley, Krause and Hickman


Loren Henery Corman died at his home in Husum on March 11, 2006, at the age of 82.

He was born July 15, 1923 in Cole Camp, Mo., to Julia (Curtiss) and George Harvey Corman.

Mr. Corman married Mary Katherine Bryan on Feb. 7, 1944. In 1952, they moved to Washington, first to Lyle, then to Wishram, where he worked for the railroad. In 1956, the family moved back to Missouri, only to return to Washington in 1962. They settled in Husum in 1966.

Mr. Corman worked for Mt. Adams Timber Products in Bingen until 1985, at which time he retired to farming and raising beef cattle. He loved farming life and was perfectly content to stay on his place in Husum.

Mr. Corman was a member of the White Salmon Grange, attended Grace Baptist Church, and was a great provider for his family.

He was preceded in death by sons Curtis Neal and Vernon Dale; grandson Christopher Dale; sister Lucile LaFrancis, and brothers Bryce and Clair.

Mr. Corman is survived by his wife, Mary, Husum; son Dennis, Husum; brother Bud, Pomona, Mo., and one grandchild.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, March 15, at Grace Baptist Church in White Salmon. Pastor Dan Kennedy officiated.

Interment followed at the White Salmon Cemetery. Gardner Funeral Home handled arrangements.

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Robert A. (Bob) Marley of Underwood died at his home on Friday, March 10, 2006, of cancer. He was 55.

He was born in Denver, Colo., on Oct. 12, 1950, to Pauline and Elmo Marley. He attended college in California at San Diego City College and Orange Coast College. During this time he received a Structural Steel Welding certificate.

Mr. Marley moved to the Columbia River Gorge in 1978. His love of people and desire to help those in need led him to a position with the Klickitat-Skamania Development Council in 1980. At that time he was involved with youth services and became director of the Stevenson Community Center.

He was eventually promoted to director of Energy (Food and Emergency Services) and Energy Program director. During this time Mr. Marley also met and fell in love with Leanne Pelton (nee Yamaguchi). They were married on Dec. 7, 1985.

In 1986, Bob became the associate director of KSDC. Four years later he was promoted to executive director, a position he held until retiring in 2003. After retirement, Bob enjoyed working part time at the Ace Hardware store in White Salmon, where he could remain socially active and connected with the community.

Mr. Marley was also involved with several non-profit organizations. He served on the La Clinica del Carino board of directors (past president). He also served on the boards of the Columbia Gorge Housing Authority, Cascade Housing Authority and the Washington State DSHS Region 6 Advisory Council.

Bob loved all aspects of the natural world. He was an avid fisherman, rock collector, wildflower enthusiast and bird watcher. He was also a talented artisan. He collected and pressed wildflowers for use in making beautifully designed candles. He enjoyed writing and was working on a novel at the time of his death.

Mr. Marley also was interested in alternative medicines, such as naturopathy and herbal remedies. He was a spiritualist, certified Reiki Master and considered a "Master Healer."

Bob will best be remembered for his hilariously twisted sense of humor. He loved to make people laugh and did some "stand up" routines. Even in his last days, surrounded by family and friends, it was amazing how he could fill a saddended room with laughter. His humor will live on to all that were close to him.

Mr. Marley was preceded in death by his brothers Phillip and Bill and his father, Elmo.

He is survived by his wife, Leanne, and daughter, Caitlin, Underwood; step-daughter Deidre Alcock of NAS Lemoore, Calif.; mother Pauline Hanson and stepfather Wendell Hanson, Idledale, Colo.; sister Janet Williams, Idledale; and two grandchildren.

Mr. Marley's public viewing is on Friday, March 17, at Gardner Funeral Home, from noon to 6 p.m. His funeral service will be held Saturday, March 18, at the Church of the Nazarene in White Salmon, at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any one of the following organizations: (paid to the order of) Hospice of the Gorge, La Clinica del Carino, or Washington Gorge Action Programs.

Send all donations to: Gardner Funeral Home, PO Box 390, White Salmon, Wash., 98672.


Myron H. (Mick) Krause, a resident of Modesto, Calif., died March 1, 2006, at the age of 76.

He was born April 1, 1929 in Petersburg, Neb., to John and Rose Krause. He lived in Eugene, Ore., approximately 20 years before moving to Modesto.

Mr. Krause graduated from Elgin (Neb.) High School in 1947, the same year he helped the school's basketball team win the state championship.

In 1949, Mr. Krause married Pat Cox in White Salmon; they were divorced in 1961. He married Clairene Crane in the 1970s.

Mr. Krause worked for the Broughton Lumber Co. in Underwood, in the 1950s and early '60s. In Eugene, he was a general manager at Stringfield Lumber in the 1970s. He also worked for a time for Eugene Sand and Gravel and as a self-employed contractor.

Mick and his wife owned The Overpass Tavern on Highway 99 in Eugene before moving to California. There, Mick worked as a cement finisher before retiring.

Mr. Krause's hobbies were woodworking and golf. His affiliations included membership in the Elks Lodge in White Salmon and in Eugene.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rose, and a sister, Marge Umhauer of Bend, Ore.

Mr. Krause is survived by his wife, Clairene, Modesto; children Ruby Haskell, Cottage Grove, Ore.; Rick Krause, Eugene; Ron Krause, Aurora, Ore.; Sandy Wear, Modesto; Chester (Chet) Crane, Modesto; Pam Paine, Modesto; and Henry Crane, Missouri; brothers John, Petersburg; Robert (Bob), White Salmon; Carrol, Rapid City, S.D.; Jerry, Ralston, Neb.; and Larry, Springfield, Mo.; sisters Arlene Brazie, Tacoma; Donna Foster, Kearney, Neb.; Vonnie Levos, Columbus, Neb., and Dolores (Dodie) Johnson, Kearney; 17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Krause was inurned March 10, 2006, in Modesto. Lakewood Funeral Home, Hughson, Calif., handled arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Stroke Foundation, 5960 Dearborn, Mission, Kan., 66202.


Baby Henry O'Shea Hickman, 4 months old, passed away in his sleep at home on March 3.

Baby Henry O'Shea is survived by his mother and father, Mike and Cyrill Hickman and seven brothers and sisters: Chantelle, 12; Destiny, 11; Michael Hickman II, 10; Jesse, 8; Jessica, 6; Jimmy, 4; Sophia, 2.

Services will be held at the Lyle Celebration Center at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, March 19.

Memorials can be sent to Spencer, Libby & Powell, 1100 Kelly Ave., The Dalles, Ore., 97058.


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