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Obituaries

Death notices for Kenneth Schilling, Iris Bodine, Betty Miland and Jalmar Bell

KENNETH SCHILLING

01/16/1939-11/20/2010

Surrounded by family and friends, Ken's battle with cancer ended as he passed away at home in Tigard, Ore., on Saturday evening, Nov. 20.

He will be best-remembered for his love of life and his tenacity.

He traveled to nearly every country in the world during his career as an industrial air specialist. He worked for Rogers Machinery in Tigard, Ore., for 16-plus years and for Dresser-Roots of Connersville, Ind. for an additional 16-plus years. Prior to his professional career, he served four years in the US Navy.

He was a 20-plus year member of the Broadmoor Bums Golf Group. In addition to golf, his favorite pastimes since retirement 9-plus years ago have been his granddaughters and his 65th birthday present...his Harley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Anna Schilling and his sister, JoAn Hughes. He is survived by his wife of nearly 48 years, Donna; son Ken (wife Susan); daughter Dawn Schilling Luttrell; three granddaughters, Leigha and Jasmine Luttrell and Kensy Schilling; sisters, Diane King, Delores Vassallo, and Norma Schilling.

At his request, we will have "a graveside gathering followed by a big party in the spring of 2011 when the weather is better." Ken has been cremated, and his ashes will be interred next to his parents in White Salmon.

Remembrances may be made to Compassion & Choices of Oregon or to the American Cancer Society.

IRIS BODINE

Iris Jacqueline Bodine passed comfortably and peacefully with family at hand Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010. She was 73.

Iris was born on Dec. 23, 1936, in Everett, the daughter of Gustave Waldemar and Lena Olive Bodine. She was raised in Lake Stevens and graduated from Bellingham High School, a proud alumni of '54.

Iris, husband Ken Lohman, daughter Lori, and son Kevin later moved to Kennewick where she worked for Kennewick Education Association. Iris served on the Tri-Cities Water Follies Board, sponsoring the Atomic Cup hydroplane races, Blue Angels and Miss Tri-Cities pageants. She was active in the National Federation of Junior Women's Club, serving as state president with visits to the White House to meet first ladies Pat Nixon and Betty Ford.

Iris later moved to Bellevue where she was executive secretary to the president of Alaska Airlines and later executive assistant to the office of Public Affairs with PACCAR. One of her proudest achievements was working with Dr. Pat Smith relocating young women and children refugees from Vietnam.

Iris later obtained her bachelor of science degree in business administration from City University. Iris was a small business owner of Sammamish Mirror and Glass with husband Lew Wahlbrink.

Iris retired in White Salmon, in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. She had master gardener credentials and enjoyed her golden years with her children and families at the "Playhouse in the Gorge." She also volunteered with the Heritage Museum, Arts Council, and more.

She finally decided to slow down and enjoyed her last year of life in Issaquah among many wonderful newfound friends at Providence Point.

Iris is survived by daughter Lori and husband Kim Hasselbalch, grandchildren Ashley and Stefan, of Battle Ground. Her son Kevin and wife Cindy Lohman, grandchildren Cara and Trevor, of Bellevue. Her sister Ione Bard, niece Brenda Bard and nephew Erik Bard.

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 9460 NE 14th Street, Bellevue.

The family suggests remembrances to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at www.seattlecca.org/scca-make-a-donation.cfm

Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's on-line guest book at www.flintofts.com.

BETTY MILAND

Betty Collins Miland, age 79, passed away peacefully on Nov. 19, 201, at The Dalles Hospital surrounded by family and loved ones. She was born May 27, 1931, to Martin and May Hurworth in Glenn's Ferry, Idaho.

The Hurworth family moved to Stevenson in the early 1940s where they lived at what was then called the Goat Ranch, which is where Skamania Lodge is today.

She attended the Stevenson school system. She met Dale Collins at a dance and married him in 1948. They lived in Mill A until 1958 and then moved to Home Valley where they built a home and raised three boys. In 1976 they moved to Underwood and lived there until Dale died in 1983.

In 1985, Betty met and married Curly Miland and they lived in the White Salmon area, Wishram and then The Dalles.

Betty enjoyed listening and dancing to country music, doing ceramics and crafts.

Her parents preceded her in death along with her sisters Florence and Dolly, and late husband Dale, and grandson Kasey Collins.

She is survived by her husband Curly and three sons and their families: Gail and wife Carol Collins, Danny Collins, and Gary Collins; granddaughters Jenny Taylor and husband Andrew, Amy Collins and Molly Gunn and her husband Steve, all living in the Stevenson area.

Graveside services will be at Carson Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at 1 p.m.

JALMAR BELL

Jalmar "Sandy" Cornelius Bell, 63, a resident of The Dalles, passed away at his home on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010.

He was born in Longview on March 16, 1947, the oldest of three siblings, third in a line of seven in a blended family. He grew up in Portland, Ore., graduating from David Douglas High School in 1965. After high school he joined the U.S. Air Force and served from 1965 to 1967 in Vietnam and Germany receiving an honorable discharge.

Sandy married Kathleen Lee Griffith on Dec. 7, 1975. He worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District on the Dredge Biddle, 1975-1982 and Dredge Yaquina, 1987-89. In 1983 he transferred to The Dalles Dam and then transferred to Philadelphia district on the Dredge McFarland from 1989 until his retirement in 2001. He started as a boiler-water tender and worked his way up to second assistant engineer.

Sandy also served on research vessels for Oregon State University and Woodshole, Maine, for a short period of time, worked on the Empress and Queen of the West Riverboats on the Columbia River. Upon his retirement he worked as a merchandiser in the Northwest.

He is survived by his mother, Patricia Bales of Florence, Ore.; his wife, Kathleen of The Dalles, Ore.; his children, Claudia McCurdy, Tina Fountain, Patricia Miller and her husband Bill, Sandra Jones and her husband Douglas, Sue Love, Douglas Truex, Johnathan Truex. Nicole Barlow and her husband Dave, and Kimm Loving and her husband Tom; his siblings, Ronald Smith and his wife Patricia, Allan Smith and his wife Delores, Bruce Smith and his wife Nora, Mark Smith, Melodee Nichols and her husband Tim, and Michael Bell and his wife Dondi; 18 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and numerous extended family, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.

Viewing will be held on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home with a graveside service to follow at 1 p.m. at IOOF (Parklawn) Cemetery Threemile Road.

Donations may be made to Heart of Hospice, The Lymphoma and Leukemia Society or Lung cancer research.

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