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Death notices Lois Rodgers, Norma Evert, Mazine Warner and Carloine Koenig


Lois Clare Rodgers, 87, died Mach 14, 2008, in Vancouver. She was born Aug. 2, 1920, near Plainview, Neb., to George and Lenora Henderson Hart. She was educated in Nebraska.

She married Carl A. Rodgers on Sept. 3, 1942, in Madison, Neb. They moved to Washington in 1943. She was employed at Skyline Hospital for 26 years. After retiring, she volunteered for several years for Senior Services at the meal site in White Salmon. In 2006, she moved to Kamlu Retirement Inn in Vancouver.

She was a member of Bethel Congregational Church, a past member of Rebekah's, Bingen Circle, and Underwood Women's Club. She enjoyed needlework, gardening, cards, bird watching and family.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Carl, daughter Mary Snodgrass, and four brothers. She is survived by son Carl, Underwood; daughter Pauline Rhoads, Bend, Ore., and Shirley Evans, Portland, Ore.; two brothers, 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Gardner Funeral Home on Thursday, March 20, 2008, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Kevin Stone officiating.

Memorials may be made to the White Salmon Senior Center, PO Box 1877, White Salmon, Wash. 98672.

Interment will be at Idlewild Cemetery in Hood River, Ore.


Norma Evert died in Hood River, Ore., on March 9, 2008, with family members at her side. She was 86 years old. She was born on April 27, 1921 in Benton City to Cloie (VanDevanter) and Joseph Chapman.

She grew up and attended schools in Benton City. At the age of 16, she married Charles M. Evert on July 3, 1937, in Prosser. The couple lived in Glenwood and Benton City before settling in White Salmon in 1948. For 17 years, Mrs. Evert worked for Diamond Fruit in the cannery.

She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. Though her family was what she loved most, she did enjoy other hobbies such as gardening and sewing.

Survivors include daughters Carol Lewis, White Salmon, Janice Pollard, Tacoma, and Judy Millard, Mequon, Wis.; sisters Wilma Montgomery, White Salmon, Ida Rowley, Prosser, and Nera Yolo, Seattle; seven grandchildren Gary, Jeff, Joni, Ernie, Marianne, Terri and Ethan; 13 great grandchildren; one great great grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Evert was preceded in death by Chuck Evert, her beloved husband of 70 years; brothers Jae, Kenneth, and Dave and sister Rita.

A graveside service was held on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the White Salmon Cemetery. Gardner Funeral handled arrangements.


Maxine Warner, 73, Portland, Ore., died March 6, 2008, in San Diego, Calif. She was born in Chehalis on Feb. 22, 1935, to Henry and Edith Trout.

Mrs. Warner is survived by her loving husband, Richard Melvin Warner, her children Phyllis Ann Ross, Melvin Curtis Warner and Cheryl Lynn Drummond. She has four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She also leaves her brothers Robert and Richard Trout.

Mrs Warner spent many enjoyable winters with family and friends in Quartzsite, Ariz. Her passion was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she loved making crafts as well. Her favorite Bible passages were Matthew chapter, 6 and Psalms 23.

A memorial was held in Quartzsite. A service will be held in Portland at a later date.


Caroline Agnes Koenig, 88, died March 12, 2008, in Hood River, Ore., after a brief illness. She was born Jan. 25, 1920, in Tacoma to Agnes Andersen and later adopted by Arthur Grieb.

She lived in Brooklyn, Willapa and Longview. She graduated from RA Long High School in Longview. After graduation she worked as a telephone switchboard operator at the hospital. She then moved to Seattle working for the CAA in their steno pool. While she worked there, she met her husband to be, Eddie. They married Oct. 5, 1946. They lived in Seattle for awhile and then moved to the southeastern Oregon desert where he managed a government airstrip there and she raised their two children. They later moved to Pendleton, Ore. and then on to the Grays Harbor area in Aberdeen, Ocosta and Bay City. They later moved to White Salmon.

She returned to work after her husband passed away -- working for Weatherly Insurance and then later working for Transamerica Title in Seattle. After retirement she lived in Vancouver. She recently lived at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living in Hood River, Ore.

She loved knitting, traveling and fishing especially delighting in out-fishing her son-in-law.

She is survived by her daughter Karen Guler, White Salmon; grandchildren Debbie and Dale Deubel and Tony and Tanya Guler; great grandchildren Brad and Pat Deubel and Cody and Kyle Guler; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Eddie and son Daniel and brothers Gordon, Stan, Carl, George and Art.

Graveside services were held March 14, 2008, at the Fern Hill Cemetery in Aberdeen.


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