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Death notices for Phyllis Donaldson, Jared Hayes, Karl Marlow, Tamara Ross and Lowell Everett


Phyllis Jean Donaldson was born May 14, 1937, in Eugene, Ore. She died Feb. 14, 2008, in Yuma, Ariz.

Mrs. Donaldson grew up in Eugene and attended Oregon State University. She met Les Donaldson there and they married in 1957. The couple lived in Beaverton, Ore., with their children until 1972 when they moved to White Salmon. They owned White Salmon Auto Supply from 1972 until 1991. Mrs. Donaldson worked at Riverview Savings Bank from 1979 until 1991. The couple moved to Dallesport in 2006.

She was a member of The Rebecca Lodge, the Red Hat Society and Hood River Alliance Church.

Mrs. Donaldson is survived by her husband, Les; son Steve Donaldson; daughter Jeanine Chase; and granddaughters Sara and Stacy Donaldson.

A memorial service for Mrs. Donaldson will be held on March 8, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in White Salmon.

Memorials can be made to Dornbecker's Children Hospital or Hood River Alliance Church.


Jared "Bun" Hayes died on Feb. 19, 2008, in Gresham, Ore., at the age of 75.

Mr. Hayes was born July 13, 1932, in Aberdeen. He attended Columbia High School in White Salmon, graduating in 1951. Mr. Hayes entered the U.S. Army. He attended business college in Vancouver. He moved to Aloha, Ore., from Portland to work for Tektronix before moving to Gresham in 1957. He was an advertising manager for Safeway for 27 years, retiring in 1990.

He married Billie Harris in 1952. The were later divorced.

Mr. Hayes is survived by his daughter Jennifer Hayes; son Jeff Hayes, brothers Alan and Harold Hayes; and two grandchildren.

No services were held.


Karl Martin Marlow was born in Aberdeen on Sept. 6, 1949, to Helen A. (Thoma) and William John Marlow. He died on Feb. 18, 2008, in Timber Valley at the age of 58.

An avid sportsman and outdoorsman, Mr. Marlow loved hunting and fishing of every kind. He was always active in the community and his church. Mr. Marlow volunteered his time to the Big Brother mentoring organization and to Hospice of the Gorge; in fact Karl had just received the Dream Team award for his Hospice work.

Karl Marlow is survived by his son Bill Marlow, Aloha, Ore.; grandchildren Austin and Tate; twin brother Ken Marlow of Timber Valley; brothers Stan Marlow, Goldendale, and Andy Marlow, Roseville, Calif.; sisters Doloras LaGae, Oregon City, Ore. and Carolyn Myers, Vancouver.

A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2008, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 1660 Elm St. Forest Grove, Ore. 97116.

Gardner Funeral Home in White Salmon handled cremation arrangements.


Tamara LaNea Bucher Ross died at her home in Hood River, Ore., on Feb. 24, 2008 at the age of 26. She was born August 29, 1981, in Hood River to Laveda Fay (Vinsant) and Ralph Kenneth Bucher, Jr.

A complete obituary will appear at a later date.

Memorial services are pending.

For information please call Gardner Funeral Home, 493-1323.


Lowell F. (Doug) Everett was born in Pomona, Mo., on Oct. 19, 1926, to Nancy Belle (Miller) and Charles Frank Everett.

He lived in Missouri until the mid 1940s when he moved to Crewport, in the Yakima Valley. In 1959, Mr. Everett settled in North Bonneville and started working at the Bingen Plywood Mill. He married Donna Parker in November 1967 and in 1968 they moved to Bingen. After 30 years at the plywood mill he retired in May of 1989.

Mr. Everett loved antique gas engines, farm equipment and old tractors. He took them to fairs in Idaho, Stevenson, Cascade Locks, Dufur, including the Yakima State Fair where he displayed his collection for 30 years. He also liked tinkering in his shop. Through the years, he was able to take many trips back to Missouri and loved to travel.

His lifelong love of sports was increased as he enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow up and participate in school sports and extra curricular events. He attended the Grace Baptist Church and enjoyed the Friday morning men's coffee gatherings.

Mr. Everett's life journey came to an end on Feb. 24, 2008, when he died in Hood River, Ore., at the age of 81.

He is survived by his wife Donna Everett, White Salmon; step-daughters Nancy Knowles and Nina Clark both of White Salmon; step-son Don Parker, Brookings, Ore.; seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death is step-son J. Douglas Parker who died in 2000, and sister Darlene Coffman.

A memorial service will be held at Grace Baptist Church in White Salmon on Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at 4 p.m. with Pastor Dan Kennedy officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Columbia High School Baseball Program or the Grace Baptist Church Building Fund. Memorial contributions may be mailed to Gardner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 390, White Salmon, Wash. 98672.


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