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Obituaries

Death notices for Ravanah Wolf, Harry Robinson, Joan Hughes, Chalres Evert and Udell Wilson

RAVANAH WOLF

Ravanah Sue Wolf, 23, died Friday, June 23, 2007, in Troutdale, Ore. A celebration of life was held Saturday, June 30, 2007, at 1 p.m. at her grandmother Eula Smith's home in Trout Lake. Her aches were spread by family at some of her favorite places.

Ms. Wolf was born Nov. 6, 1983, in Forest Grove, ore., to Robin O'Connor and Buck Wolf. She attended Trout Lake School as a child and started traveling after she left Trout Lake.

She became a mother in 2002 (a son, Phoenix Wolf) and again in 2006 (a daughter Maddison Fox Paulsen).

She loved her family and friends and always wanted everyone to be happy. She loved to laugh and always had a huge smile on her face. She loved music and loved to sing. She would have music playing anytime of day, and a little girl she just knew she would be a famous singer when she grew up. She enjoyed traveling and seeing different people and places. She loved adventure and hated to be bored.

The last couple of years were rough on her. She witnesses more in that time than most of us see, or should see, in a lifetime. She will be greatly missed by her family.

She is survived by her parents Robin O'Connor, White Salmon, Buck and Lynn Wolf, Dallesport, and Lanny Smith, Trout Lake; siblings Marissa and Andy Davis, Gresham, Ore., Randa Wolf, White Salmon, Shay Smith, Trout Lake, Seraiah, Nichole, Caleb and Erynne Wolf, Dallesport; nieces and nephews Coleman and Logan Davis and Jaden Kusky; and many other extended family and friends.

HARRY ROBINSON

Harry Elvin Robinson was born in Klickitat, on June 12, 1928, to Jake and Goldie (Ferry) Robinson. He died in The Dalles, Ore., on July 1, 2007, at the age of 79.

Mr. Robinson served in the Navy and fought in the Korean War. While in the service, he drove trucks hauling 1,000 pounds of bombs to the sand-filled dead zone. On Nov. 1, 1951, he married Billie Lue. She died on April 5, 1981. He found love again and on Feb. 17, 1982, he married Lorraine Portner. The union gave Harry another family full of step-children, grandchildren and great grandchildren whom he loved dearly.

Mr. Robinson worked at the mill in Klickitat for 43 years, retiring in 1984. Upon retirement, he had time to play and enjoyed deer hunting (always with his lucky red hat), and taking gambling trips to Reno and Toppenish.

Harry Robinson is survived by his wife, Lorraine, Klickitat; daughters Joni Brown, Salem, Ore. and Gail Nolan, Texas; son Stacy Robinson, Everett; step-daughters Judy Fink, Linda Hubbard and Karen Johnson; step-son Dave Holly; numerous grand and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Billie Lue, parents Jake and Goldie Robinson and sister Helen Davis.

A graveside service with military honors was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 07, 2007, at Mt. View IOOF Cemetery in Goldendale. Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.

JOAN HUGHES

Hood River resident JoAn Eleanor Hughes was born in Turner, Ore., on March 23, 1933, to Anna Irene (Oren) and Lester Mac Schilling. She died in Tualatin, Ore., on July 5, 2007, at the age of 74.

She grew up in BZ Corner, near White Salmon, and attended White Salmon schools. When the family moved, Mrs. Hughes continued high school in Estacada, Ore., where she graduated. While at a dance in Portland, she met a handsome sailor named Norman Peter Hughes. The couple married in Stevenson on October 28, 1950. Shortly after the wedding they moved to Astoria, Ore., where he was stationed. As the wife of a career military man Mrs. Hughes moved a lot, relocating with her husband wherever he transferred. Upon his retirement from the Navy in 1964, the family settled in Tigard, Ore., where they lived until 1980.

Besides working as a loving mother and homemaker, Mrs. Hughes was also employed as chief financial officer for several firms.

Mrs. Hughes is survived by her children, Norman Peter "Pete" Hughes Los Alamedas, Calif., Steve Hughes, Hood River, Sharon Mattson, Portland, Ore., and Sandy Hughes, Del Mar, Calif.; siblings Diane, Delores, Ken and Norma; 10 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and numerous relatives in the Gorge area. She was preceded in death by her husband Norman in March of 2003 and her son Michael Glenn Hughes.

A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2007, at the White Salmon Cemetery. Gardner Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

CHARLES EVERT

Charles M. Evert died in Hood River on July 2, 2007, following a brief illness. He was just five months shy of his 92nd birthday, having been born to Amelia and Thomas Evert in Seattle on Nov. 7, 1915.

The family relocated to Benton City shortly thereafter, where Mr. Evert spent his school years becoming a skilled athlete playing for many Benton City ball clubs.

He married Norma Chapman on July 3, 1937, and their 70-year union brought them three daughters.

The family briefly lived in Glenwood during World War II, where Mr. Evert logged for J. Neils Lumber Co. They moved to White Salmon in 1948, where he spent many years as a head-lead choker setter for F.D. Wallace Logging Co. He left that company in the early 1960s to begin a career at Bingen Plywood Company, where he stayed until his retirement.

Mr. Evert is survived by his wife, Norma; daughter Carol Lewis, Husum, Janice Pollard, Tacoma, Judy Millard, Mequon, Wisc.; brother Kenneth, Richland; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great, great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Evert was interred at White Salmon Cemetery at his request.

UDELL WILSON

Udell Wilson died June 28, 2007, in Portland, Ore., at the age of 63.

He was born Nov. 24, 1943 in Orange, Texas. He married Shirley Colman in 1960. He had lived in the Portland area since 1996.

Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Shirley, Portland; daughters Robin O'Connor, White Salmon, and Tanya Balli, Midland, Texas; sister Brenda Wilson, North Carolina; brother Oriville Wilson, Portland; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held Saturday, July 7, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3516 SE 74th, Portland.

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