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Death notices for Pete Yarnell,. Wilma Montgomery and Carol Guinn


George L. "Pete" Yarnell passed away at his home in Husum on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at the age of 82. He was born on the family homestead in Snowden near White Salmon on Dec. 6, 1929, to Lula Mae (Branaman) and Lemuel Yarnell.

Pete graduated from Columbia High School. In his earlier years, he worked for SD&S and later, owned his own truck and hauled for numerous logging companies.

Pete married Marjorie E. Fritchey on Dec. 23, 1950. He later married Elizabeth A. Austin on Dec. 31, 1971.

An old cowboy at heart, Pete was always busy around his place working and with hobbies such as leatherwork and tending to his horses and cattle.

Survivors include his wife Elizabeth Yarnell of Husum; children Audrey (Yarnell) Crader of White Salmon; Douglas Yarnell and his wife Sundee of Trout Lake; Sue (Yarnell) Mortensen and her husband Alex of Dallesport; Pam Yarnell and her significant other Karl Moore of Murdock; Sheri Sigley and her husband Brian of White Salmon; T.J. Henderson of Iowa; Tony Henderson and his wife Carol of Cook; Thomas Jordan and his wife Adrienne of Dallas, Ore.; Terry Yarnell and his wife Cayenne of Vancouver; sisters Mildred Dickey of Portland; Berniece Wright of Anchorage, Alaska and Jane Arnold of White Salmon; 20 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers Lon, Don, Ray and Lenard, sisters Peggy and Dorothy and granddaughter Jennifer Duhrkop.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at Grace Baptist Church in White Salmon with a potluck lunch to follow.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Gorge or CASPE Alumni Scholarship Fund in care of Gardner Funeral Home, PO Box 390, White Salmon, 98672, who handled cremation arrangements.


Wilma Faye Montgomery, 88, died April 15, 2012, at a care facility in The Dalles, Ore.

She was born Jan. 6, 1926, in Benton City, to Joseph and Cloe Chapman. She had four sisters and three brothers.

She married Orval Montgomery on Sept. 26, 1940. They had three children and lived in Prosser. They moved to Glenwood in 1952. At the time of Orval's death in 1993, they had been married for 53 years.

She was the matriarch of her family. She went to her children and grandchildren's events, programs and family gathers. She loved her yard and spending time with her friends. Wilma and Orval enjoyed fishing and camping.

She is survived by her children Shirley and Tim Clift, The Dalles, Karen and Richard Hansen and Derrel and Marlene Montgomery, all of Glenwood; two sisters Ira Rowley, Prosser, and Nera Yolo, Seattle; numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, two sisters, and one grandson.

Graveside services will be Saturday, April 28, at 1 p.m. at the Glenwood Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Glenwood School.


Linda Carol Guinn was born to Laura Jean and George Levi Denny on Nov. 8, 1948, in Richland.

Carol was raised in a good Christian home and attended Sunday school and church every Sunday. In 1967, she graduated from Columbia High School in Richland, and it was there that she married her high school sweetheart, Robert Guinn, on Dec. 30, 1967. The couple moved to Glenwood 44 years ago.

Carol was a devoted wife and mother and was very active in her community. For 24 years, she was a member of the Glenwood Fire Department where she served as an EMT, firefighter, an EMS evaluator, a CPR instructor, and EMS training coordinator.

Carol served as secretary for the P.T.A., the Glenwood Fire Department and the Mt. Adams Community Church. While attending the church in Glenwood, she was the Sunday School Superintendent for six years and Sunday school teacher for 18 years.

She was president and secretary for the Glenwood Women's Club. Carol has attended Community Grace Brethren Church in Goldendale, for the past 11 years where she sang in the choir, lead the over 50s group and was on the missions committee.

She loved horseback riding, fishing, camping hiking, crocheting, and motorcycle riding.

Carol passed away at her home in Glenwood on April 13, 2012, at the age of 63.

She is survived by her husband Robert Guinn; daughter Lori Guinn of Glenwood; son Keith Guinn of Riverton, Wyo.; sisters Janet Spencer of Richland and Sharon Nielsen of Auburn; and brother Robert "Bob" Denny of Vancouver.

Visitation was scheduled for Friday, April 20, at Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel in Goldendale from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service was held at Community Grace Brethren Church in Goldendale on Saturday, April 21, at 11 a.m. with interment at Mt. Adams Cemetery in Glenwood. A reception followed at the Glenwood School.

Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan's Purse or Community Grace Brethren Church missionary fund.

Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.


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