Carol Sue (Hursh) Hudson, 62, died in her home outside The Dalles on May 2, 2009, from complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).
She was born on Dec. 15, 1946, in Marshall, Ark., to John Howard and Sylvia Mae (Stills) Hursh. She was a "miracle baby." Due to her mother's rare, undiagnosed and at the time untreatable immune disorder, she arrived six weeks early and was the only one of several siblings to survive more than a few days after birth. She moved with her parents to Washington State while still an infant, and the family later settled in Southern California. Her exuberant personality emerged at an early age, and led to her choice while in the third grade to represent her grammar school on the "Art Linkletter's House Party" TV show.
She met her future husband, soul mate, best friend and dance partner, Steve Hudson, in junior high. They were married July 30, 1966, in Buena Park, Calif. They had two daughters, Robin (Aubrecht), Zurich Switzerland, in 1970, and Tricia (Weber), Oregon City, Ore., in 1973.
The family moved to The Dalles in 1978 where she helped her husband establish a State Farm insurance agency. She managed him and the Agency until becoming disabled in 2005.
Mrs. Hudson loved and was loved by many people, and her interests were intense and far ranging. They included her three grandchildren (Cale Darnielle, Mackenzie Darnielle, and Dixie Weber), her two Labs, gardening, painting, hats, camping, dirt bike riding, dancing and helping others learn to dance, and driving, detailing and showing her cherry red Studebaker convertible.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, the Trail Dusters motorcycle club, Mid-Columbia Car Club, the Studebaker Drivers Club, "Country Club" dance and the Red Hat Society.
She had a large collection of hats, and enjoyed matching her hat with her mood. Along with her husband, she helped many many people discover the fun of country dancing, and several marriages resulted from matches made in their classes. She specialized in getting shy "2-left feet" beginners out on the floor, and when she could no longer dance herself, she still came out to help and encourage others.
After her ALS diagnosis in 2005, she became an inspiration to many, and her remarkable courage and positive attitude in dealing with the disease was the focus of feature articles in The Dalles Chronicle and The Portland Oregonian.
Memorials can be made to the ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington.
A celebration of her life and sharing of memories will take place at Calvary Baptist Church (3350 Columbia View Drive, The Dalles) on Saturday, May 16, 2009, at 2 p.m., with reception following at the church.
Loving husband, father, and grandfather Lionel Krall died Saturday, May 2, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Krall was born July 25, 1924, to Lionel and Twyla Krall in Caldwell, Idaho. He attended school in Caldwell, graduating from Caldwell High in 1942 as a standout three-sport athlete.
He served his country in the Army during World War II. Upon returning from service, he completed his secondary education at Washington State University, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree.
Mr. Krall received his doctorate of chiropractic in 1952 from Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa.
In 1953, he moved to White Salmon where he courted and married the love of his life, Eloise Gribner. The Kralls had two sons, Randal Kay and Galen Bryce. He had is own chiropractic clinic in White Salmon from 1953 to 1962.
In 1962, the family moved to East Portland where Mr. Krall continued his chiropractic career and was active in both the Oregon and Washington Boards of Chiropractic. He retired in 1988.
The Kralls moved back home to Idaho in 1998, living in Lewiston until his death.
His passions were fly fishing, tying flies, upland game bird hunting, and golfing. At age 72, he shot his age in golf. He shared his passion for the outdoors with his family.
Mr. Krall is survived by his wife, Eloise, of 55 years; sons LJay, West Virginia, and Randy, Lewiston; and 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. His son Galen preceded him in death in 1986.
At Mr. Krall's request, no service will be held.
Memorials may be made to the Valley Boys and Girls Club 1021, Burrell Ave., Lewiston, Idaho 83501.
Arrangements were with Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in Lewiston.
Longtime Trout Lake resident Delbert Schmid died in The Dalles, Ore., on May 8, 2009. He was 82 years old.
No public services will be held.
Gardner Funeral Home handled cremation arrangements.
William Douglas Crapper died at his home in Klickitat on May 5, 2009, at the age of 47. He was born May 30, 1961, in Hood River, Ore., to Elmer and Catherine (Phillips) Crapper.
He spent his entire life in Klickitat and worked as a carpenter in the construction industry. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending time picking mushrooms and berries, hunting, fishing and camping. One of his favorite holidays was the Fourth of July; he loved fireworks. Mr. Crapper had the love and admiration of his family and many friends, especially his best friend Farrell Harris.
Mr. Crapper is survived by his wife, Sheila (Wenz) Crapper, Klickitat; sons Dusty Crapper, Cheney, and Alan Crapper, Klickitat; daughter, Jenna Crapper, Klickitat; brothers Mike Kingsley, Klickitat, Pat Crapper, Carson, James Crapper, Dayton; sister Megan Crapper, Klickitat; and mother Catherine Crapper of Klickitat. He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Crapper.
A funeral was held on Sunday, May 10, 2009, at the Klickitat Valley Baptist Church in Klickitat with interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Appleton. Gardner Funeral Home handled arrangements.