Marilyn was born on May 28, 1932, in Portland, Ore., and moved to The Dalles at age four. She was the youngest of three children born to A.J. and Emma Zodrow. She was a proud graduate of St. Mary’s Academy and a parishioner of St. Peter’s Catholic Church for over 80 years. She married Sam
Scott Alan Wilkins passed away at home on June 18, 2018. He was born Nov. 21, 1963, to Alfred and Patricia Wilkins in Norfolk, Va., moving to Portland, Ore., in 1974. He attend Centennial High School, where he made many lifelong friends. He moved to The Dalles area in the 1990s. Scott was a fun
Recently living at Avamere assisted living in Tacoma Wash., Gladys Marie Cole Sperry was taken into the presence of her Lord and Savior June 1, 2018. Gladys was announced into this world April 14, 1920. Her family consisted of three brothers and five sisters. Gladys married Milford (Mel) Sperry on June 23, 1944. They had
Helen Marie Sexton, age 75, passed away quietly in her sleep on June 13, 2018. Helen was a unique person who cherished her friends, family, and dogs. She lived in The Dalles, Ore., for over 40 years. She owned and operated the Unicorn Hair design for 29 years, and was the best of friends to
Doris June Snyder Smith was born on April 5, 1925, in Lancaster, Pa., to Grover and Josephine Snyder. She was the youngest of six children. Raised in Lancaster, Doris graduated from JP McCaskey high school in 1943 and entered nurses training at Lancaster General Hospital as a cadet and graduated as a registered nurse in
Valerie Ann Norcom was born in The Dalles, Ore., on Feb. 4, 1990, and passed away at her home on June 15, 2018, at only 28 years old. Valerie enjoyed many outdoor activities, she was an amazing artist and singer. She loved spending time with her daughters and with the love of her life, William.
Lenore (Lennie) Clifford passed away June 13, 2018, at her residence in the Oregon Veterans’ Home.She was the daughter of Conie and Marie Taylor Lenore and was born in Hood River, Ore., on Oct. 4, 1927. The family moved to The Dalles, Ore., shortly after her birth. There, in her most beloved city, Lenore would
James was born in Brookfield, Mo., to Francis Leroy and Hazel Tate Gooch. The family moved to Troutdale, Ore., in 1941 to work in the shipyards. They later moved to Portland, Ore., where Jim attended Woodlawn Elementary School and Benson High School. In 1956, he married his high school sweetheart, Donna Erickson. That same year
Colleen (Filbin) Bergsma, one of the true originals and champions of The Dalles, Ore., entered immortality on June 6, 2018, after a valiant, three-year battle with cancer. She was born on December 6, 1951, to Charles and Gwenith (Stanley) Filbin, in The Dalles, Ore. Colleen was the 1970 “Northwest Cherry Sweetheart” who got to meet
Arthur Abad Geary, 65, of The Dalles, Ore., passed away on May 17, 2018. He was born on May 13, 1953, in Shady Cove, Ore. Arthur worked for Union Pacific Rail Road for 30 years after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Arthur is survived by his wife, Michelle; son, Matthew; daughter, Kaitlyn; stepdaughters, Tracy
Derald D. Stace was born April 24, 1942, in Baker, Ore., to Jack and Dora Rone Stace. He married M. Carol Kerst, Nov. 8, 1958, in The Dalles, Ore. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1959, where he served until honorably discharged. After his military service, he went to work at Harvey Aluminum and
On April 18, 2018, Hood River, Ore., lost one of its long time treasures. “Shige” Shigenobu Imai passed away at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital at the age of 98. Shige was born on Jan. 16, 1920, on Dee Flat, just a half mile from where he farmed for 60 plus years. Shige lived an
Cindy Bird Kastl left us on May 21, 2018, at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House. Her husband, George Kastl was by her side. Cindy was born on Feb. 10, 1953, in La Grande, Ore., to Tracy and Jeanne Bird. She spent her early childhood in La Grande, until 1963, when the family moved to Rufus, Ore.,
Sister Helen Moore passed away on May 22, 2018, at Marie-Rose Care Center at Mary’s Woods. She was born in The Dalles, Ore., on Dec. 30, 1924, to Gertrude Fleck and George E. Moore. She was the seventh of 10 children. She entered the Holy Names Convent at Marylhurst, Ore., in 1943, after graduating from
A precious little boy who had bright blue eyes and was full of smiles Cyrus Macioroski passed away suddenly May 15th at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, Oregon. Cyrus’s unexpected death leaves behind much heartache with his parents Jason & Bobbi Macioroski, his older brother, Atlas and family.
John Edward Phelps passed away May 15, 2018 at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Ore. John was born March 27, 1933 and was 85 years of age at the time of his passing. He was the son of Edward Abbott and Viola Miriam (Puutio) Phelps and was born in Portland, Ore., but resided in
Donald Edward Knowland, 81, quietly passed away early Saturday morning, May 5, 2018, at his home with his family around him. He was born April 17, 1937, in San Francisco, Calif., to Donald Edward and Vinnie Zelda (Wichman) Knowland. The family move to Portland, Ore., when he was about four years old. After graduation in
John “Jack” Halstead was born March 18, 1931, in Longview, Wash. He passed away unexpectedly on May 1, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. Jack grew up in The Dalles, Ore., and graduated from The Dalles High School in 1950. As a freshman in college, he learned he might soon be drafted. He joined the United States
Elisabeth Rooper Hill, 94, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 2, 2018, peacefully at her home. Beth was born on Oct. 24, 1923, in Redmond, Ore., the second of three children to Henry Earl Rooper and Sellah Foster Rooper. She grew up on the Rooper Ranch near Antelope, Ore.,
Cheryl Elaine Carter, age 74, passed away in her sleep on April 29, 2018, at her home in Mosier, Ore. Cheryl was born March 12, 1944, in Eugene, Ore., the daughter of Ernest H. and Dorothy M. Carter. Cheryl enjoyed spending quality time with her family. She loved Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and western/criminal shows.