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Obituary: Donna Spitler White

The Dalles, Oregon

Donna Spitler White passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at a local hospital surrounded by family, friends and the wonderful, giving and caring staff at MCMC. Donna was a lifelong resident of The Dalles. Donna and her brother Bill grew ...

Obituary: Cecilia Cushing

The Dalles, Oregon

Cecilia Cushing passed away peacefully Friday July 24, 2015 with a niece on each side holding her hands. She was pleased to have spent her last days surrounded by many nieces and nephews from The Dalles and from out of ...

Obituary: Joan Ellis

The Dalles, Oregon

Joan died peacefully in her home on July 22, 2015. She was surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was born in Dennison, Texas and raised in Frederick, Okla., where she met and married Louie Floyd Ellis and had ...

Obituary: Frank Joseph Hammel Jr.

The Dalles, Oregon

Frank Joseph Hammel, Jr., 77, of The Dalles, passed away surrounded by family on July 10, 2015. He was born in The Dalles, Ore., on November 17, 1937, to Frank & Mildred Hammel.<br> Frank grew up in The Dalles on ...

Obituary: Carl Talatzko

The Dalles, Oregon

Carl Talatzko, 63, died peacefully July 15, 2015 in The Dalles; he was surrounded by his family. Carl was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wis. Carl left behind a wife, 4 children and 11 grand children. Carl was a loving ...

Obituary: Reatha Sayrs Coats

The Dalles, Oregon

Reatha Coats died July 15, 2015 in The Dalles. She was born in Portland in 1922 to Carroll and Helen (Whalley) Sayrs. She grew up on the Sayrs farm west of Moro on land homesteaded by her grandfather in 1883. ...

Obituary: Arthur Allen Van Gilder

Wasco, Oregon

Arthur A. Van Gilder passed away early morning on July 9, 2015 from natural causes, at home with his family near. Arthur was born to Harry Allen Van Gilder and Ethel Mae Laidlaw Van Gilder on January 4, 1917 in ...

Obituary: Michael Roy McGee

Michael Roy McGee was born September 23, 1951 and passed away on June 30, 2015. Mike is survived by his parents, Jim and Jane McGee, his wife Jackie and his sisters Linda and Connie. Mike graduated from The Dalles High ...

Obituary: Clayton Walter Cox

The Dalles, Oregon

Clayton "Clay" Walter Cox, 87, a resident of The Dalles, died at Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at a local hospital.<br> He was born September 25, 1927 in Lethbridge, Alberta Canada, the only child to Clare Bowerman and Frances Marguerite (Deisman) ...

Obituary: Mildred June Koskiniemi Berge

Grass Valley, Oregon

Mildred was born July 8, 1933 in Gackle, N.D. to Marion and Oscar Koskiniemi. She passed away unexpectedly in St. Charles Medical Center from complications due to a fall/stroke surrounded by her family on June 28, 2015.<br> Mildred was always ...

Obituary: Bruce Francis Medler

Tigard, Oregon

Bruce Francis Medler peacefully passed away of natural causes at his home in Tigard, Oregon. At 82 years of age, he lived a full and prosperous life.<br> Born during the depression it was the year 1932 and he was the ...

Obituary: James E. Roark

The Dalles, Oregon

James E. “Ed” Roark, 59, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., died at home May 27, 2015.<br> James was born June 29, 1955 in The Dalles, Ore., the oldest child of James and Wanda (Wilson) Roark. He was raised and ...

Obituary: John Franklin Sullivan

The Dalles, Oregon

John Franklin Sullivan, 88, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at Cherry Heights Living in The Dalles, Ore. John was born August 10, 1926 in Salmon, Idaho to Roland and Eleanor (Bartl) Sullivan.<br> On February 18, 1961 John married Naomi ...

Obituary: Sandra Yvonne Baker

Oregon City, Oregon

Sandra Yvonne Baker of Oregon City passed away July 5, 2015, after an eight year battle with ovarian cancer.<br> Born in Oakland, Calif., on February 19, 1947, Sandra grew up in central California and graduated in the Napa High School ...

Obituary: Rita Parrett

The Dalles, Oregon

Rita Parrett passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 in The Dalles, Ore. Rita was born November 25, 1943 to Clifford E. and Viola Mae (Spieth) Parrett, she was 71 years of age at the time of her passing.<br> Rita was ...

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