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Death notices for Benita Holmes, Cheyenne Pike


She came into this world with a smile on her face on May 31, 1956, and on June 14, 2007, she left this world a better place for having shared that smile and her beauty.

A celebration of Mrs. Holmes's life will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2007, at 1 p.m. at the Rock Creek Center in Stevenson.

She is survived by her mother, Doreen Mahaffey, Klickitat; husband Bobby Holmes and children Robert and Leah Holmes of North Bonneville; her daughter Nicole Fuller; grandchildren Shana and Jaden Birkenfeld and Landen Fuller of Vancouver; sisters Linda Hill, Kent and Nancy Perry of Everson. She was preceded in death by her father Ben Mahaffey.

Mrs. Holmes was an active member of the Skamania Lodge Relay for Life team, participating in the Relay from the Lodge's first 24 hour "walkathon" in 1996 through last year's relay.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Skamania Lodge Relay for Life in memory of Mrs. Holmes Holmes.

Mrs. Holmes's faith in the Lord and the love for her family gave her the strength to fight for her life in order to watch her children grow into the strong, giving and loving young adults they are today.

She is missed by her family and friends and we will remember her always and draw on the strength she shared with us

She will always be loved as -- daughter, wife, mother and friend.


Cheyenne Alexandra Pike, 12, born on Feb. 10, 1995, in White Salmon, died June 10, 2007, in Portland, Ore.

She was the daughter of Cliff and Laurene Pike and Eden Bowie; sister to Kathleen Edwards, Gabrielle Bowie and Grace Pike; granddaugter to Silas and Roberta Pike, Burton and Bonnie Flohr, Gary and Lynn Timmerman; and great-granddaughter to Don and Velma Martin. She is loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Ms. Pike resided in the Hood River and White Salmon areas with her mother, Eden. During the summer months, she stayed in the California Central Valley with her father, Cliff and mother, Laurene.

She attended school in Dallesport; where she enjoyed playing her musical instruments, playing in the band, and singing in school programs and plays.

She absolutely adored animals, and enjoyed going to her grandparents to play with the chickens and to go on nature walks. Hanging out at the Cook County Fairgrounds and helping out grandpa were some of her other favorite things to do.

Watching the Disney channel and singing and dancing kept her busy along with some of her favorite games: Disney Scene It, UNO and Trouble.

In the summer, while camping at Lake Shasta, she loved to swim and ride her jet ski. She also had fun swimming the pool.

She loved to ride her mountain bike around the neighborhood, but it was more fun to ride on her dad's Harley to go to the movies.

Going to Disneyland was another highlight of her summer. She loved Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and the Pirates of the Caribbean rides.

She was a fun loving young lady who always wanted to help others.

She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and by all who knew her.


A celebration of life will be held in honor of Boyd F. Fitzgerald (owner of Northwestern Lake Riding Stables) on June 24, 2007 at the Mt. Adams Elks Lodge in White Salmon, starting at 2 p.m.

Join in an afternoon of remembering a great man, that was taken too soon.


A celebration of life will be held June 30, 2007, at 1 p.m. at the Kreps Ranch, 499 BZ/Glenwood Highway, for Margaret S. Smith.

The main dish for the potluck will be provided.

Mrs. Smith died May 21, 2007, in Hood River.


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