Obituaries

Diane Lee Gadway

Diane Lee Gadway passed peacefully into memory at her Snowden home on Oct. 9, 2018, aided by Heart of Hospice, especially Dr. Stephen McClennon and RN Donita Brownlee. Diane was born Jan. 17, 1943, to her parents Ida and Richard ...

Carolynn Struck-Loos

Carolynn Joy Struck’s hard fought battle with Alzheimer’s disease mercifully ended on Sept. 29, 2018, at The Dalles Health and Rehabilitation Center. All she experienced during her 81 years formed her into a wonderful and beloved woman. Born in 1937 ...

Joyce Berkley

Dora Joyce Berkley, 95, passed away in Olympia on Sept. 30, 2018. She was born in White Salmon on Feb. 22, 1923, to Elsie Mae (Ackley) and James George Downs. Joyce worked at the cannery in Hood River and retired ...

James W Teel

James W. Teel passed away on Sept. 12, 2018, in Yakima. He was born and raised in White Salmon, graduating from Columbia High School in 1962. He served three years in the U.S. Army. He began his career in the ...

Marlyn Suksdorf Bast

Marlyn Suksdorf Bast passed away on Aug. 16, 2018, at the age of 76. Marlyn was born on June 5, 1942, in Roseburg, Ore., to Adolph (Jack) and Dorothy (Winston) Suksdorf. She graduated from Douglas High School in Winston, Ore., ...

Marian Whitefield

Marian Whitefield, 84, former Glenwood resident, died Aug. 28, 2018, in Richland. She was born March 7, 1934, in Fall Creek, Ore., to Joseph and Minnie Porter. She married William Whitefield on Feb. 10, 1951, in White Salmon. At her ...

Ruth Watkins Shilling (Baugher)

Ruth Watkins-Shilling, age 88, passed away peacefully Aug. 21, 2018. She was born July 8, 1930, in Granger to Forrest “Roy” and Grace (Morris) Baugher. Ruth was a longtime resident of Renton. She was a talented poet, artist, realtor, and ...

Norman White Jr.

NORMAN WHITE JR. On the morning of Sept. 5, 2018, Norman Keith White Jr. passed away peacefully and in the presence of loved ones at the age of 63. Norm was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer in January of ...

Duane Beecher

DUANE BEECHER Duane Irvin Beecher was born in Great Falls, Mont., to Ann (Engen) and Howard I. Beecher on Feb. 28, 1949. He passed away at the age of 69 in White Salmon on Aug. 5, 2018. Duane worked for ...

Curtis Stephenson

Curtis Duane Stephenson passed away at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles, Ore., on July 26, 2018. He was 83 years old. Duane was born to Bessie Beatrice (Courtney) and Jim Lewis Stephenson on Sept. 21, 1934, in Sweetwater, ...

Roy Barnes

A descendant of Klickitat County pioneers, Roy Huot Barnes was the first child of Charles Kenneth Barnes and Dolly Karama Huot Barnes. Born in Bingen in early 1936, Roy graduated from Pendleton High School in 1954, joined the United States ...

Dorothy Lee Franklin

The Reverend Dorothy Lee Franklin passed from this life after a period of declining health in Hood River, Ore., on May 31, 2018. Dorothy was born in Camas on Jan. 26, 1934, to Milton J. and Bettie Boone Ewing Franklin. ...

Ned Taylor

Ned W. Taylor, 87, passed away peacefully at his home in White Salmon on July 16, 2018. He was born Oct. 6, 1930, in Osceola, Mo., to Wilber and Minnie (Baumgarden) Taylor. Ned served in the United States Navy for ...

Susan Billette

Susan Kay Moretto Billette was born on Aug. 20, 1959, in Blue Field, W.V. to Thelma (Hedrick) and Mito Moretto. After a two-year battle with ALS, she passed away at her home in Lyle on July 14, 2018, surrounded by ...

Pilar Stencil

Pilar Teresa Chacon Stencil, 85, a longtime resident of White Salmon passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 12, 2018, of pancreatic cancer, surrounded by her family. Teresa was born Oct. 12, 1933, in Florence, Kan. to Francisco and Juana Chacon. ...

Tracy Bruckner

Tracy Jill Bruckner passed away at her home in White Salmon on July 8, 2018, at the age of 48. She was born to Shirley Ann (Erker) and John Mark “Jack” Bruckner in Rifle, Colo., on May 27, 1970. Tracy ...

Kevan Bren

D. Kevan Bren was born Dec. 19, 1957 in Renton to Stanley Bren and Bettie (Ramey) Bren. He was promoted to Heaven the morning of June 18, 2018. Kevan grew up in Maple Valley. In 1975, he moved to Lind ...

Louis Dearing

Louis Howard Dearing, a longtime resident of Snowden, died peacefully with family by his side on April 12, 2018. Howard was born on June 26, 1936, to Virginia Zacharias Eastman and Robert Howard Dearing in Patterson, Calif. He had happy ...

Fred Steinbach

Longtime Glenwood resident Fred W. Steinbach passed away at his home on July 2, 2018. He was 91 years old. Fred was born in Weippe, Idaho, to Veneta (Odle) and Fred Willis Steinbach on April 17, 1927. When Fred was ...

Lonnie Roth

Lonnie David Roth passed away at his home in Hood River, Ore., on July 3, 2018, at the age of 73. Lonnie “Lonzo” was born in Sterling, Colo., to Ovadell and Lester Roth on March 1, 1945. Their family moved ...

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