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Death notices for Everett Baxter, Gladys Durham, Barbara Ann Dollar

EVERETT BAXTER

Everett Lee Baxter was born in Rothbury, Mich., to Lawrence and Martha (Crawford) Baxter on Jan. 2, 1938. He died in White Salmon, on Oct. 22, 2007, at the age of 69.

Mr. Baxter moved from Michigan to Bonneville. On Jan. 22, 1973, he married Sharon Redman. Mr. Baxter worked as a log truck driver for his brothers in Willard from 1973 until 1986, at which time he retired. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working on cars and playing cribbage.

Surviving Mr. Baxter are his wife, Sharon Baxter, Willard; daughter Kay Baxter of Rothbury, Mich.; son Russell Baxter of Vancouver; stepdaughter Lisa Butcher of Stevenson; brothers Howard Baxter of Sedro Woolley, Robert Vandernalt of Michigan, and Larry Baxter of Willard; sisters Charlotte Peters of Michigan, Eleanor Degato of San Antonio, Texas, Clara Baxter of Michigan, Priscilla of Vancouver, and Joyce Baxter and Pauline Boone of Michigan; five grandchildren Heidi Baxter, Jessie Baxter, Ashley Jordan, Allison Butcher and Madison Butcher. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Emiline Degato, and son Rodney Baxter who died on March 2, 1968.

All are invited to an open house in his honor on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, from noon until 5 p.m. at the Baxter residence, 72 O'Leary Road, Willard.

GLADYS DURHAM

Gladys (Henderson) Durham, 88, of White Salmon died on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007. She was born to David E. and Lottie (Blevins) Henderson on a homestead in Paradise, Ore., on Sept. 20, 1919.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 72 years, David F. Durham. The couple originally met through their families in the hop fields in Yakima, when she was only four years old and he was 11 years old. They married on Oct. 8, 1935, in Chehalis.

Mrs. Durham was employed by Star Fruit in Bingen and Diamond Fruit in Hood River, where she was a supervisor when she retired. During WWII she worked as a riveter in the Tacoma Shipyards.

She will be remembered for her love of family gatherings, holiday season get togethers, fishing, clamming, camping, and square dancing. She was a long time member of TOPS. Family and friends will remember with great fondness her love of cooking and say she could always make a great meal out of next to nothing.

Mrs. Durham attended schools in Husum and at the Seventh Day Adventist Pleasant View School. The couple raised a happy and loving family in the White Salmon area.

Mrs. Durham leaves behind her sons Bob Durham, White Salmon, and Jim Durham, Olympia; and daughter Marie Moser, Carson. She was preceded in death by husband Dave and her daughters Evelyn Keys and Betty Carter both of Olympia and great-grandsons Travis Moser and Darrel Waymire both of Carson. She was one of nine children and is survived by her brother Bill Henderson of Glenwood. At her death, she was the proud grandmother of 17, great-grandmother of 29 and great-great grandmother of eight.

Mrs. Durham was laid to rest on Oct. 26, 2007, in the White Salmon cemetery next to her loving husband and surrounded by friends and family who loved, respected and cherished her.

BARBARA ANN DOLLAR

On Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, Barbara Ann Dollar died at her home in Trout Lake at the age of 67. She was born on July 1, 1940, in Trinidad, Colo., to Leon and Bertha Mae (King) Furlow.

She grew up in Albuquerque, N.M. and graduated from high school there. She was previously married to Tom Ehrgood and they had three children. On Oct. 16, 1990, she married Fred Dollar in Reno, Nev. Mrs. Dollar loved hot weather and she and her husband were snowbirds, spending the winters in Wellton, Ariz., while enjoying summers in Trout Lake. She liked desert trips and quilting but also enjoyed crocheting and flower gardening. She gave and received a lot of love to her precious pets, dog Sammy and cat Boots.

Mrs. Dollar is survived by her husband Fred Dollar of Trout Lake; daughter Rowena Musser, Vancouver; sons Bob Ehrgood, Stevenson and Les Ehrgood, North Bonneville; stepchildren Diann Beseda of Trout Lake, Glenn Dollar of Vancouver, Kent Dollar of White Salmon, Candy Fetsch of Spokane, Jana Clark of White Salmon, Bonnie Davidson of Carson, Jill Nishimura of Spokane; brother Sam Furlow, Junction City, Ore.; sister Tina Holden, Woodinville; eight grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren and seven great, step-grandchildren.

The family invites people to remember and celebrate Mrs. Dollar's life in their own private way.

Gardner Funeral Home handled arrangements.

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