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Marilee A. Klemmer

November 14, 1946 - October 29, 2013

MARILEE A. KLEMMER Marilee A. Klemmer passed away Tuesday, October 29 th at the Ray Hickey Hospice House with her loving son, Joe, at her side. She was 66 years old. Marilee was born November 14, 1946 as the first of three children. After graduating from Hudson Bay High School in 1964, she went on to marry Blaine Klemmer in 1968. The couple made their home in the Camas-Washougal, Washington...
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Russell James Krahn

July 30, 1957 - October 16, 2013

Russell James Krahn Russell J. Krahn died on October 16, 2013. The 56 year old was a longtime resident of Carson, Washington. He graduated from Camas High School in 1975. He was an avid outdoorsman. You would find him out hunting or fishing with family and friends. He was preceded in death by Jack Krahn, Sr. (father), brothers Jack Jr., Pete, and Joe. He is survived by a son and two...
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Elmer Fraley, Jr.

October 5, 1959 - October 13, 2013

Elmer Fraley Jr. of Vancouver, Washington passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Peace Health Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington. Born on October 5, 1959 in Vancouver, Washington to Elmer and Ora O. (Curtis) Fraley; Elmer was 54 years old. A former Camas resident, Elmer worked as a superintendent in the electronics industry. He was an avid reader who greatly...
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Ronald Wayne Winter

May 2, 1935 - October 10, 2013

Ronald Wayne Winter May 2, 1935 - October 10, 2013 Ronald Wayne Winter was born in McMinnville Oregon, raised in Banks, Oregon, and gained his first real world experience in Korea as a marine. He got married to Mary Raffle soon thereafter and raised his four children, Michael, Jeffery, Teresa and Laurie in Newport, Oregon. He continued his military service as a National Guardsman in the...
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Brent Rust Palmer

May 21, 1988 - October 8, 2013

Brent Rust Palmer returned to his Lord on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at his home in Bellevue, Washington. Born on May 21, 1988 in Vancouver, Washington to David Palmer and Sharon (Rust) Littlefield, Brent was 25 years old. He was a graduate of Camas High School in 2007. Brent is survived by his loving mother Sharon (Jay) Littlefield of Vancouver; father David (Susan) Palmer of Vancouver;...
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Cecil Earl Douglas

March 15, 1922 - September 25, 2013

Cecil Earl Douglas was born on March 15, 1922 in Camas Washington. He died peacefully at home with his wife on September 25, 2013 at the age of 91. Cecil married the love of his life Shirley Foster on October 26, 1947. During their almost 66 years of marriage they enjoyed traveling to all 50 states, spending time with family and friends, wintering in Yuma, and sharing a home together. Cecil had...
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Frances Katherine Candee

February 26, 1921 - September 24, 2013

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Joan E. Soost

May 20, 1929 - September 19, 2013

JOAN E. SOOST Joan E. Soost, age 84, of Washougal, WA, passed away on September 19, 2013. She was born on May 20, 1929 in Camas, WA to Fritz and Evalene Ammeter. After Fritz' untimely death only a few months after Joan was born, she was raised by her mother alone for several years in Washougal until her mother married Walter Jones. Joan graduated from Washougal H.S. in 1947. After graduation,...
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Dorothy Marie Kirsch

January 4, 1922 - September 16, 2013

Dorothy Marie Kirsch January 4, 1922-September 16, 2013 Wife. Mother. Grandmother. World traveler. Songwriter. Poet. Dorothy was all that and more in a wonderful life that spanned nearly 92 years. Dorothy was born in Vancouver, Wash., to Reinhold and Bessie Dux. With her parents both working full-time (Reinhold was a tailor and Bessie a storekeeper), Dorothy often recalled how, as a...
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Thomas Matthew Hays

September 16, 2013 - September 16, 2013

Thomas Matthew Hays June 8, 1954 ~ September 14, 2013 Tom Hays, 59, of Washougal, WA died September 14, 2013. Tom was raised in Olympia, WA. Graduating from Olympia High School in 1972, where he was a star football player. He went on to play football for Linfield College, graduating in 1977. Tom taught and coached for the Washougal School District for 33 years, touching the lives of...
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Sylvia E. Gary

November 15, 1918 - August 20, 2013

SYLVIA E. GARY Sylvia Gary passed away on August 20, 2013 at the age of 94. She was born on November 15, 1918 in Gackle, ND. Sylvia married Harold Gary and they made Camas their home. Harold passed away in 2001 and Sylvia moved to Vancouver shortly thereafter. They were long time members of Zion Lutheran Church in Camas. She is survived by her daughter, Sonja & husband Bob Frasier of...
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Herbert Schafer

July 2, 1921 - August 18, 2013

Herbert "Herb" Schafer returned to his Lord on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Peace Health Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver. Born on July 2, 1921 in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada to Frederick and Eva (Walters) Schafer, Herbert was 92 years old. Herb was a Veteran of the US Army Air Corps during World War II. Following the war he went to work for Crown Zellerbach Paper Mill in Camas...
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Peter Trevor Clarke

February 8, 1919 - August 15, 2013

Peter Trevor Clarke peacefully passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, August 15, 2013 at his home in Vancouver. Born on February 8, 1919 in Birmingham, England to David and Ethel Florrette (Sumner) Clarke; Peter was 94 years old. Peter was a Veteran of the English Army serving honorably during World War II. It was in the military where he met the love of his life Joan Constance...
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Linda Sue Fishel

February 25, 1960 - August 11, 2013

LINDA FISHEL Linda Fishel, loving mother and wife, passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2013. She was born February 25th, 1960, in Rapid City, South Dakota. She worked for Albertsons for 20 years and most recently worked for Daimler in Portland, Oregon. Her hobbies included; gardening, cooking and crocheting but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded...
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Edward Carl Trachsel

April 22, 1928 - July 25, 2013

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Julie C. Aguilar

January 28, 1922 - July 17, 2013

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Brenda Nelson

May 2, 1950 - June 21, 2013

BRENDA "KAYE" NELSON Brenda "Kaye" Nelson, 63, passed away June 21, 2013, peacefully at her home in Washougal, Washington. She was born on May 2, 1950 in Burns, Oregon to Jack and Betsy (Wood) Smith. The family moved to Medford, Oregon in 1952, and then moved to nearby Central Point, Oregon in 1958. She attended Crater High School, and enjoyed being a cheerleader and a homecoming queen. During...
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William D. Moffet

November 27, 1934 - June 21, 2013

WILLIAM D. MOFFET, JR. William Moffet, age 78, passed away on June 21, 2013. He was born on November 27, 1934 in Seattle, WA where he grew up. After high school he joined the Coast Guard. After his service he married Clara Naples in 1958 and they had four children. They later divorced. William moved to Morton, WA where he owned and operated Morton's Supply & Equipment for 30 years. In...
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Robert Leland Hight

March 20, 1943 - June 21, 2013

ROBERT HIGHT Robert (Bob) Leland Hight, 70, of Washougal, died June 21, 2013. He was born March 20, 1943 in Twin Falls, ID and graduated high-school in Jerome, ID. He was the only surviving child of Edna Elizabeth Blunt and Arnold Francis Shurtz, who had three other children that died as infants. He is survived by his high-school sweetheart and wife of 50 years later this month, Karen Marie...
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Independence Charles Edwards

July 26, 1999 - June 10, 2013

INDEPENDENCE CHARLES EDWARDS Indy Edwards, our beautiful boy, became God's angel on June 10, 2013. He was born on July 26, 1999 in Oregon City, OR. He had big ideas and an even bigger heart. He was an actor, a fisherman, and a poet. He loved ice cream, running fast, and golden retrievers. His best times were crossing the bar with his uncle Mike to brave the ocean wild and being on stage...
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Arlene May Schanaman

May 17, 1938 - June 7, 2013

ARLENE SCHANAMAN Arlene May Schanaman, age 75, was welcomed into heaven on Friday, June 7th, 2013. She was born to Ella and Christ Whittmeyer in Lehr N. Dakota, and raised in the big sky country of Montana. She started working at an early age as a waitress and went on to retire from Sky Chef in Portland, OR, when her grandchildren arrived; however, she truly shined as a wife, mother and...
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Lynn Keith Koppang

May 17, 1927 - May 27, 2013

LYNN KEITH KOPPANG Lynn Koppang, a proud Army veteran, passed away on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013. He was born at home near Portland, ND, the son of Alfred and Ingeborg Koppang. He graduated from Mayville High School and in 1950 he joined the Army serving two years of active duty and five years in the reserve. After his service he attended Dakota Business School in Fargo, where he met his...
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Charles E. Smith

October 12, 1917 - May 8, 2013

CHARLES E. SMITH Charles Elman Smith passed away on May 8, 2013 in Vancouver at the age of 95. He was born on October 12, 1917 in Portland, OR to Charles and Beulah (Faulkner) Smith. Charles graduated from Scio High School and enlisted in the Army serving in the Infantry. After his discharge he married Estella Barratt on August 18, 1939 in Camas. He went to work at the Crown Zellerbach paper...
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Ethel L. Pawsey

September 8, 1927 - May 6, 2013

ETHEL L. PAWSEY Ethel Pawsey, of Camas, passed away on May 6, 2013 at the age of 85. She was born on September 8, 1927 in Portland, ND to Marsh and Selma Warren. She married Robert C. Pawsey in 1957 and worked for 20 years at the Pendleton Woolen Mill in Washougal. Ethel and Robert divorced and she moved back with her parents. She later worked as a caregiver until 1993 at which point she...
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Marguerite L. Melander

August 9, 1928 - April 20, 2013

MARGUERITE L. MELANDER August 9, 1928-April 20, 2013 Margi, as her family calls her, was born in North Park, Chicago, to Walter William and Marguerite Elizabeth Melander from Menominee, Michigan. To the end of her wonderful life, she treasured many happy memories and told many happy stories of her childhood years during the Great Depression. She enjoyed loving parents, but she particularly...
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John William Young

April 18, 2013 - April 18, 2013

JOHN W. YOUNG John Young, age 86, passed away on April 16, 2013 at home in Washougal. He was born on August 15, 1926 in Tyler, TX. John joined the Army during WWII and after his service he moved back to Texas where he worked for Phillips Petroleum. He later moved to Los Angeles and operated his own automotive garage. In 1965 he married Elaine Walters and then went to work for Southern...
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Donald H. Lindgren

September 20, 1923 - April 18, 2013

DONALD H. LINDGREN Donald H. Lindgren passed away on April 18, 2013 at the age of 89. He was born on September 20, 1923 in Portland, Oregon and lived many places during his childhood. He graduated from Camas High School in 1941 and from the University of Washington following his return from WWII where he served in the 70th Division of the Army. He married Genevieve Belz in 1946 and enjoyed 66...
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LaMerne M. Hinschberger

June 11, 1916 - April 8, 2013

LaMERNE M. LILJA HINSCHBERGE LaMerne M. Lilja Hinschberger was born on June 11, 1916 in Cogswell, ND. She passed away on April 8, 2013 at the age of 96. LaMerne graduated from high school in 1934 and went to Valley City College graduating in 1937. She earned her Master's Degree in 1962. She taught for 20 years in Camas and was an award winning teacher, retiring in 1976. She was preceded in...
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Celia Marie Lougheed

June 29, 1924 - March 29, 2013

CELIA MARIE LOUGHEED   Celia Marie Lougheed, 88 died March 29, 2013. Celia was born June 29th, 1924 in Wilsonville, Nebraska. She was the only daughter of Eunice and Louis Rice. The family moved from Wilsonville to the Fishers Landing area of Clark County where she attended 11th grade. They then returned to Wilsonville where she graduated from high school. The family returned...
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Andrew Jackson Anderson

May 13, 1934 - March 26, 2013

ANDREW J. ANDERSON Andrew Jackson Anderson died March 26, 2013, with his family by his side. He was born May 13, 1934, to Mon E. and Sara V. (Clayton) Anderson. He graduated early from Modoc High School in Alturis, Calif., in 1950. He served in the Navy from 1952 to 1956, and attended Clark College and the University of Oregon. Andy owned and operated several body shops through the years, and...
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Ira Edward Bush

March 18, 1926 - March 22, 2013

Ira "Eddie" Bush, aka Gangster Eddie, passed away on March 22, 2013 at the age of 87. He was born on March 18, 1926 in Marion, IN. He has been a Washougal resident for the past 9 years. His life will be celebrated on Saturday, March 30 at the Kenton United Presbyterian Church at 2115 N. Lombard St., Portland, OR 97217 from 1-3PM. Straub's Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas was...
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Marie Francis Jensen

November 22, 1922 - March 20, 2013

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Margie Merryfield

January 23, 1923 - March 9, 2013

MARGIE MERRYFIELD (LANGFORD) Margie passed away peacefully on March 9, 2013 in her home surrounded by family & friends, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born the sixth of eleven children in Pocatello, ID. In 1939 she met the love her life, Dale George Marryfield (1991). They were married 52 years and enjoyed a life of dancing, extensive traveling and an evening cocktail. They...
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Margaret E. Bradshaw

January 25, 1917 - March 6, 2013

MARGARET E. BRADSHAW Margaret E. Bradshaw, age 96, passed away on March 6, 2013. She was born at her parents' home in southeastern Nebraska January 25, 1917. Born to Bodle T. Carroll and Esther Florinda (Locke) Carroll, she was one of eight children including Ward, Bruce, Odessa, Margaret, James, Beatrice, Robert, and Edna. She grew up and attended school in the area of her birth. She...
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Barbara Jean Combs

May 11, 1934 - February 28, 2013

In loving memory Barbara Jean Combs Another angel was taken home Long time Washougal resident, Barbara Combs, 78 born in Orting, Washington passed away in her Washougal home February 28th, 2013. Barb is survived by her siblings, sister and best friend, Roberta Lund of Washougal and caring brother Wayne Barton of Husum, Washington. Children: Vince Ricks and Vance Ricks, of Vancouver,...
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Ronald Ray Freed

October 22, 1931 - February 24, 2013

RONALD FREED Ronald Ray Freed passed away on February 24, 2013 at his home in Camas, WA, at the age of 81. Ron was born on October 22, 1931 in Superior, NE. He moved to Camas as a young boy, and graduated from Camas High School in 1950. After high school, Ron joined the United States Air Force and was stationed at Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento, CA. While there, he met the love of his...
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Leslie J. Whetzel

March 23, 1926 - February 21, 2013

LESLIE J. WHETZEL Leslie J. Whetzel passed away on February 21, 2013 in Vancouver at the age of 86. She was born on March 23, 1926 in Washougal and she grew up in the Camas/Washougal area. In 1943 she married Curtis S. Whetzel. When Curtis was discharged from the military they settled in Washougal. Leslie worked at Hathaway Elementary School for several years as an aide. When Curtis...
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Florence Ethel Walden

November 18, 1910 - February 20, 2013

FLORENCE WALDEN Florence Ethel Wagner Walden was born on November 18, 1910 to Spencer and Sabrina Wagner in Hill City, KS. She passed away on February 20, 2013 at the age of 102 in Vancouver, WA. She married Robert Dale Walden on June 17, 1928. They moved from Kansas to Camas, WA, following their wedding where they raised two sons. Florence was employed at J.C. Penny's in Vancouver as a...
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Craig J. Reitemeyer

May 12, 1959 - February 18, 2013

CRAIG J. REITEMEYER Craig J. Reitemeyer, age 53, passed away on February 18, 2013 in Vancouver. He was born on May 12, 1959 in Burns, OR. As a boy he moved several times before moving to Vancouver and graduating from Columbia River High School. Craig ran his own video business for several years and enjoyed photography. He later went into sales in the hardware industry and worked in the...
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Olive A. Hubbard

February 15, 2013 - February 15, 2013

OLIVE A. HUBBARD Olive A. Hubbard died February 13, 2013 with her husband, George at her side. She was born in Boise, ID on September 24, 1918 to Charles S. Rodgers and Sylvia Carringer Rodgers. Olive always was energetic and helpful. As a girl, she loved dancing and swimming. She married early and had two daughters. That marriage ended in divorce. Several years later she married Edward...
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Linda L. Draney

March 23, 1945 - February 13, 2013

LINDA L. DRANEY Linda Draney, of Camas, passed away on February 13, 2013 at the age of 67. She was born on March 23, 1945 in Afton, WY. A funeral service was held on Monday, February 18 at 11AM at Fern Prairie Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial will be at the Afton Cemetery in Afton, WY. Straub's Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas was in charge of...
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Kara Shannon Saville

January 28, 1967 - February 8, 2013

KARA SAVILLE Kara Shannon Saville passed away at her home in Washougal on February 8, 2013 at the age of 46. She was born in California on January 28, 1967 and then moved to Utah. She later moved to New Orleans where she went to high school and college. Kara moved back to Utah and in 1995 she married Curtis VanNood. She worked as a chef and most recently as an assistant manager of a hotel...
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Patrick Angelo Pitts

March 17, 1922 - February 7, 2013

PATRICK ANGELO PITTS Patrick Angelo Pitts was born March 17, 1922 in Sherwood, OR and past away in Camas February 7, 2013 with Sharon and Ali, his grand dog, by his side. Patrick was born to Richard and Marie Pitts. His father was a farmer and mother was a housewife. Patrick had 7 sisters and two brothers who are deceased. Raymond lives in Vancouver, and Michael lives in Yacolt. He joined...
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Charles Kacin

June 24, 1941 - February 6, 2013

CHARLES KACIN Our beloved father, brother, uncle and friend, Charles Kacin passed away on February6, 2013 at the age of 71. Charles was born on June 24, 1941 in Chicago, IL, son of the late Joseph and Frances Kacin. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joan. They were married in 1961 and were married for 45 years. Charles graduated from Washougal High School in 1959 and studied...
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Bob Tidland

October 21, 1923 - February 5, 2013

Charles Robert "Bob" Tidland Camas industrialist C. R. "Bob" Tidland passed over peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, he was 89. Bob was born October 21, 1923 in the Forest Home residence of his parents Bessie and Ed Tidland, second generation Camasonians and cofounders of the Camas First Baptist Church. Bob was the youngest of four children, three surviving. He was a frail yet...
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Nicola Marie Brood

June 2, 1943 - February 4, 2013

NICOLA M. BROOD Nicola M. (Kane-Tandy) Brood, died February 4, 2013 in Vancouver, WA at the age of 69. She was born on June 2, 1943 in Camas, WA to Vern and Veda Kane. Her father, Vernon was killed on April 25, 1945 in Okinawa during WWII. Her mother later married Merle Tandy and Nicola was raised by Veda and Merle Tandy. Nicola graduated from Shoreline High School in Seattle in 1961 and...
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Donn Roy Allen

March 7, 1950 - January 28, 2013

DONN ROY ALLEN Donn Roy Allen, 62, of Camas passed away peacefully on January 28, 2013 in Vancouver, WA. He was born to Roy Wilfred Allen and Gladys VanHollebeke of Camas on March 7, 1950 in Vancouver, WA. Donn attended school at Prosser and then Grandview where her then joined the service and was stationed in Georgia before getting and honorable discharge. Donn is survived by his mother,...
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Viola F. Chalker

December 2, 1932 - January 22, 2013

VIOLA F. CHALKER Viola Chalkier, age 80, passed away on January 22, 2013 in Camas. She was born on December 2, 1932 in Camas to Myron and Marie Dole. Viola grew up in the Camas and Washougal area. She married Willis Chalkier and the moved to Ridgefield where they lived for 40 years. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1987. She is survived by her brother, Arthur Dole; sisters,...
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Terry Dean Arvidson

November 21, 1946 - January 19, 2013

TERRY DEAN ARVIDSON Our beloved brother, uncle and friend, Terry Dean Arvidson concluded his mortal journey on Jan. 19, 2013. He was a true renaissance man, with a love for nature, photography, family and dear friends. He will be greatly missed, but he will never be far from our thoughts. Terry was born in Vancouver, WA on November 21, 1946, son of the late Carl and June (Jarvis) Arvidson. ...
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Betty Jean Miller

June 25, 1930 - January 19, 2013

BETTY JEAN MILLER Betty Jean Miller, age 82, of Washougal passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013. She was born to the late Walt and Lillian Campbell on June 25, 1930, in the neighboring city of Camas. Upon marriage to John A. Miller on May 11, 1951, they resided and raised their family of five children in Washougal with Betty, a homemaker, and John working at Crown Zellerbach. Betty was...
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Anne Marie Seitz

January 9, 1977 - January 19, 2013

ANNE MARIE SEITZ Anne Marie Seitz passed away on January 19, 2013 at her home in Washougal at the age of 36 after a long battle with cancer. As she would say, "It is what it is," and she focused each day to fully living, loving and fighting the disease that ultimately took her life. Her life may have been short, but she fully lived every moment of it. Anne was born on January 9, 1977 in...
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Frank L. DeTemple

November 16, 1920 - January 11, 2013

FRANK L. DETEMPLE Frank L. DeTemple, a lifelong resident of Fern Prairie, died January 11, 2013 at Polly's Adult Foster Home where he received great care for the past year. He was 92. Frank was born November 16, 1920 in Goldendale, WA. His parents purchased a farm in Fern Prairie when Frank was 2 years old. This was his home for the rest of his life except for the years in the Army as part...
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Elmer W. Poser

February 8, 1920 - January 8, 2013

ELMER W. POSER Elmer Poser, age 92, passed away on January 8, 2013 in Vancouver. He was born on February 8, 1920 in Saskatchewan, Canada and moved to Washougal when he was 5 or 6 years old. He graduated from Washougal High School and joined the Merchant Marines during WWII. He later became the Captain of the SS Illinois for State Lines Cargo Ships. Elmer married Juanita Patterson and they...
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Rebecca Carol Morris

December 29, 1979 - December 30, 2012

Rebecca Morris Rebecca (Becky) Carol Morris, 33, passed away on December 30, 2012 at her home in Washougal, WA after a short but courageous battle with metastatic melanoma. She was born on December 29, 1979 in Owatonna, MN to John and Gayle (Baker) Hofmann. Becky grew up in rural Ellendale and graduated from Owatonna High School in 1998. In high school, she was a member of the National Honor...
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Carol Ruth Kraff

September 18, 1925 - December 21, 2012

Carol Ruth (Erickson) Kraff September 18, 1925 – December 21, 2012 The world did not end on 12/21/12; however life in this world ended for our beloved Mother and Granny. Carol was born in Mora, MN. (Sister City of Mora , Sweden ) to Adeline (Johnson) and Carl Erickson. Both families were from Sweden . Carol was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Dennis Guck, and her three...
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James Richard Altfilish

December 19, 2012 - December 19, 2012

JAMES R. ALTFILISH James "Jim" Richard Altfilish died December 17, 2012 at the age of 81 in Vancouver, WA after a short battle with pneumonia. James was born on Monday, July 20th 1931 in Freeport, Illinois to Romaine and Emma Altfilish. In 1949, shortly after graduating from Freeport High School, James enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars and was stationed in...
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Richard Rudolph Smolarek

December 31, 1928 - December 9, 2012

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Alfred Samuel Joseph Piche

May 1, 1918 - November 29, 2012

Alfred Piché passed away on November 29, 2012 at the age of 94 surrounded by his wife and family. He was born in Quebec, Canada. Alfred served in the Canadian army as a Lance corporal during World War II and was stationed in Nova Scotia & Newfoundland. He loved playing hockey as a boy and was a passionate golfer throughout his life. He moved to Washington State and married Lucille...
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Ethel Josephine Golliher

October 10, 1918 - November 28, 2012

ETHEL JOSEPHINE GOLLIHER Ethel Golliher, age 94, died Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at her home in Washougal. She was born October 10, 1918 in Midvale, Idaho to Elbridge and Helen Pickett. Ethel grew up in Idaho were she meet and married Zurha (Jerry) Golliher in 1942 in Weiser, ID. After moving to Washougal, Ethel worked at the Kaiser Ship Yard and the spinning department at Pendleton Woolen...
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Rosella M. Mays

September 11, 1927 - November 20, 2012

Rosella M. Mays Rosella M. Mays, a Vancouver resident, died at her home on November 20, 2012. Mrs. Mays was 85. She was born September 11, 1927 in Daisy, North Dakota to Kathryn (Kunze) and Paul Langer. Rosella moved with her family to Minnesota at age 7 and grew up there. During World War II she came to Vancouver to work in the shipyards, along with a couple of sisters. She met and married...
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Mary Ann Keller

December 31, 1923 - November 19, 2012

MARY ANN KELLER Mary Ann Keller (Whalen) began her final journey November 19, 2012. She was born December 31, 1923 in Yakima, WA and attended Mary Cliff Catholic High School graduating as salutatorian of her class. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Keith Keller, her mother, Verna Whalen, her father Joseph Whalen, her sister, Winnibelle Gottlieb, her brothers, Don Whalen and Thad...
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Guy R. Lynch

April 4, 1962 - November 17, 2012

GUY R. LYNCH Guy R. Lynch, of Washougal, passed away on November 17, 2012 at the age of 50. Guy was born on April 4, 1962 in New York, NY and was raised in Philadelphia. He moved to Camas as the age of 15 and has lived her since. He worked at the Post Record off and on for many years and worked most recently at Precision Cast Parts in Milwaukie, OR. Guy was a member of the Washougal Church...
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Eleanor E. Mansfield-Shuss

May 11, 1913 - November 16, 2012

ELEANOR EDITH (MANSFIELD) SHUSS Eleanor Shuss passed away on November 16, 2012 in Camas at the age of 99. She was born on May 13th 1913 in Sellwood Oregon, to Archie and Edith Hockinson. She moved to Camas in 1929, at age 16 and was kicked out of school for wearing "Bobby Soxs." She married Marion "Snix" Mansfield in 1933, which preceded her in death in 1978, and brother, Bill Macallister...
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Hazel Lou Williams

March 6, 1922 - November 14, 2012

HAZEL L. WILLIAMS Hazel L. Williams passed away at her home in Camas, WA on November 14, 2012. She was born in Vancouver, on March 6, 1922. She is survived by her son, Steven Williams of Washougal, WA, daughters, Janet Smith (Stanley) of Camas, WA and Mary Dade of Portland, OR. She is also survived by daughter-in-law, Mona Williams of Camas, WA, sister, Alice Higgins of Tacoma, WA as well as...
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Gary Michael Pachl

November 21, 1955 - November 3, 2012

GARY M. PACHL Gary M. Pachl, passed away on November 3, 2012 in Vancouver at the age of 56. He was born on November 21, 1955 in Dickinson, ND. He is survived by his wife, Mariella of Vancouver; children, Joshua (Kristen) Pachl of Vancouver, Christopher Pachl of Florida, Tiffany Pachl & Tonya Pachl both of Vancouver; 2 grandchildren and dog, Chico. A memorial service will be held on Friday,...
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Carl Rankin Woodburn

April 15, 1935 - October 28, 2012

CARL R. WOODBURN Carl Rankin Woodburn died Oct. 28, 2012, in Vancouver. He was 77. He was born April 15, 1935, in Globe, Ariz. When Carl was 10 years old, the family moved to Portland where he attended Buckman Elementary School. He later moved to Milwaukee, and attended Milwaukee High School where he excelled in football and baseball. He graduated in 1953, and continued his education on a...
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Elizabeth Irene Sellers

January 4, 1925 - October 23, 2012

ELIZABETH "BETTY" IRENE SELLERS January 4, 1925 ~ October 23, 2012 "Betty was a loving mentor to her family." Elizabeth "Betty" Irene Sellers of Washougal, WA, passed away on Oct. 23, 2012 at the age of 87. She was the 2nd of eight children born to Francis and Frankie Carroll on Jan. 4, 1925 in Hallock, MN. The family later came west in a 1928 Model T Ford. Betty worked for many years at...
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Eleanor O. Messick

June 7, 1918 - October 21, 2012

ELEANOR O. MESSICK Eleanor O. Messick of Camas, WA passed away on October 21, 2012 at the age of 94. She was born on June 7, 1918 in Trinidad, CO to Rev. Homer Clark Reynolds & Elsie Orrissa Clemens Reynolds. She had an older brother, Harold Clark Reynolds, now deceased. She was married to George F. Messick on June 21, 1937 in Eads, CO. They were blessed with a son, Gordon in 1939 and a...
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Barbara Anne Gabriel

June 4, 1959 - October 12, 2012

Barbara Ann Gabriel passed away on October 12th, 2012 in Camas, Washington, at the age of 53 after struggling with Multiple System Atrophy for 6 years. Barbara was born on June 4th, 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Richard and Alice Gabriel. She graduated from Stevenson High School, Stevenson, Washington, in 1977 where she was a Peer Counselor, participated in sports, and had many friends. Her First...
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Basil C. Taylor

May 20, 1937 - October 10, 2012

BASIL C. TAYLOR "BOOJ" 5/20/1937 – 10/10/2012 Our beloved Booj has passed from this life to one of eternity. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Judy, son, Troy, daughter, Terri, and three grandchildren, Aaron Groce, Philip Taylor, Sean Taylor, and numerous friends and family who had the pleasure of knowing this remarkable man. Booj graduated from Camas High School in 1955. He was...
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Eleanor Frances Loy

December 18, 1917 - September 29, 2012

ELEANOR F. LOY December 18, 1917 ~ September 29, 2012 Eleanor Frances Loy, 94, of Vancouver, WA, passed away Sept. 29, 2012. She was born Dec. 18, 1917 in Shawnee, OK, the only child of Charles and Beulah Irvine. Eleanor attended Kansas City General Hospital School of Nursing in Kansas City, MO, then pursued a career as a registered nurse. During World War II she was a member of the Army Nurse...
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Geraldine F. Fryberger

January 4, 1934 - September 24, 2012

GERALDINE F. FRYBERGER Geraldine Fryberger, of Washougal, passed away on September 24, 2012 in Vancouver at the age of 78. She was born on January 4, 1934 in Pueblo, CO. She would grow up in Vancouver and later move to Mt. Pleasant. In 1951 she married Robert Fryberger and they lived in Washougal where she raised their children. Geraldine enjoyed gardening, canning and the outdoors. She...
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Mya Ward

March 6, 1938 - September 7, 2012

Mya Ward Myra Ora Mabel Sternard, Roggenkamp, Minder, Ward Mya Ward of Camas, WA entered into Glory Friday, Sept 7, 2012 surrounded by family at home. She died due to complications of cancer. She leaves behind her devoted husband George, her children Lea Nicodemus (Nick), Troy Minder (Teresa) and 5 grandchildren Skylar Solander Buer (Thor), Luke Minder, Mason Minder, Kathryn Millsap, and Graysen...
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Donna Lee Whalen

March 29, 1958 - August 28, 2012

DONNA LEE WHALEN Donna Whalen, of Camas, passed peacefully on Tuesday August 28th, 2012. She was born on March 29, 1958 in Lundstul, Germany. She is survived by her husband Jim. She was the loving mother of three beautiful children. Her kindness and compassion will be missed by many. She had faith in Jesus Christ and now is in the presence of God. There will be a memorial service for Donna...
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Zona Gale Callahan

December 20, 1943 - August 27, 2012

ZONA GALE CALLAHAN Zona G. Callahan, age 68, passed away on August 27, 2012. She was born on December 20, 1943 in Camas and lived here her entire life. After she graduated from Camas High School she went to work at the Post Record Newspaper. She would later work for over 20 years as a sales assistant at the Columbian Newspaper. Zona liked traveling, gardening and her cats. She also loved...
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Colton Matthew Dunham

August 1, 2010 - August 12, 2012

COLTON MATTHEW DUNHAM August 1, 2010 ~ August 12, 2012 "With his big blue eyes and sweet smile, he could charm you into almost anything." Colton Matthew Dunham, unexpectedly flew from us on angel wings Aug. 12, 2012. In his two short years, Colton touched many lives-bringing families together and giving all who were blessed to know him unforgettable moments of joy. He came into this life with...
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Jack Richard Johannesen

June 11, 1994 - August 10, 2012

JACK JOHANNESEN Jack Richard Johannesen was granted his angel wings when he lost his battle with Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy on August 10, 2012. Jack was born in Portland Oregon on June 11 1994. He resided in Gresham Oregon and attended the majority of school in the Centennial School District. He was currently residing with his family in Washougal Washington and finished his 12th grade year...
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Eathel William Boys

April 14, 1917 - August 6, 2012

Eath William Boys, husband, father, grandfather and friend died in Vancouver, Washington on Monday August 6, 2012 at the age of 95. Mr. Boys was born in 1917 in Harlowtown, Montana as one of eight brothers and sisters. The family moved to La Center Washington where he graduated from High School in 1936 and met and married Beula Holmes in 1939 (deceased 1986). Together they had four sons John,...
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Robert H. Cochrane

February 18, 1943 - August 2, 2012

ROBERT H. COCHRANE Robert H. Cochrane, age 69, of Washougal, WA, passed away at home Thursday, August 2, 2012. He was born February 18, 1943 in Walla Walla, WA to the late Robert & Letha Cochrane. Mr. Cochrane was an active member of the AWPPW Union and a volunteer firefighter. He had a love of the game of golf & served on the board of Orchard Hills Golf Club. He also enjoyed outdoor...
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James Roscoe May II

May 25, 1924 - July 25, 2012

JAMES R. MAY, II   James May passed away on July 25, 2012 in Camas at the age of 87. He was born on May 25, 1924 in Knoxville, TN the oldest of eight brothers and sisters. James joined the Army Air Force and served during WWII. After his service he began working for the railroad and moved to Portland. James taught ballroom dancing at Arthur Murray Studio in Portland. That is...
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Juana Lee Russell

February 4, 1932 - July 23, 2012

Juana Lee Russell, a Camas resident, died in Vancouver , Washington on July 23, 2012. She was 80 years old. Juana was born February 4, 1932 in Smithsboro , Kentucky to Norma (Mullins) and John Q. Pridemore. When she was seven, the family moved to Camas. She graduated from Camas High School and then from Clark College . She joined the Air Force and met another member of the Air Force, Marvin. They...
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Alan Jean Carlson

June 11, 2012 - June 11, 2012

ALAN CARLSON Alan J. Carlson passed away on June 8, 2012 at home in Skamania at the age of 64. He was born on January 16, 1948 in Milbank, SD. He left South Dakota in 1965 and joined the Army in 1968. After his service he traveled and worked various jobs. Alan settled in Skamania in 1985. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gunnar and Jeanne Carlson and brother, John Carlson. He is...
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Ronald Eugene Thorn

April 30, 1935 - June 8, 2012

RONALD THORN Ronald (Ron) Eugene Thorn died June 8, 2012. He was 77. He was born April 30, 1935 in Camas, Washington to Eugene and Henrietta Thorn. He has lived his entire life in Washougal. He is survived by his wife of more than 55 years, Betty, his two sons, Randy, Ronnie and his wife Tammy, Candy and her spouse Rick Smolarek, and Connie and her spouse Kevin Ayres; grandsons, John...
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Thomas Wilbert Cox, Sr.

September 16, 1945 - June 7, 2012

THOMAS W. COX Thomas Wilbert Cox of Gresham, Oregon passed away peacefully on June 7th, 2012 surrounded by his family. He was born in Yakima, WA to Verdie and Alice (Weeks) Cox on September 16, 1945. He graduated from Philomath High School and joined the US Navy. He served during the Vietnam War. Tom married his wife Linda (Baxley), in 1970. Tom attended Rogue Community College and received...
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Elizabeth Theresia Wurzer

September 19, 1917 - June 7, 2012

Elizabeth Theresia Wurzer September 19, 1917 – June 7, 2012 Elizabeth Theresia (Steidl) Wurzer was born to Anton and Rosalia Steidl on September 19, 1917, in Fingal, North Dakota, and died on June 7, 2012, at the age of 94 with many loved ones around her. She lived her early life in Fingal and met her husband Herman Wurzer there at one of the many local "house dances". They were married...
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James Robert Mays

June 5, 2012 - June 5, 2012

James Robert Mays James Mays, of Vancouver, passed away on May 30, 2012 at the age of 86. He was born on June 11, 1925 in Portland, OR. At his request there will be no services.
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Benjamin Straub

July 5, 1921 - June 2, 2012

BENJAMIN STRAUB Benjamin Straub was born in St. Marys, Idaho July 5, 1921 to Katherine (Schierman) and Henry Straub. He had eight brothers and two sisters. He married Ella Jean Brunner May 31, 1945. They lived in Camas and Vancouver and Ocean Park, Washington and Kona, Hawaii and Sun River, Oregon at different times during their marriage. Ben had three sons Roger, David and Tracey and one...
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Philip Richard Harris

April 19, 1941 - May 31, 2012

Philip R. Harris Philip R. Harris died peacefully on May 31, 2012 at his home in Washougal; his wife Molly Coston was at his side. He was 71. He was born in Rapid City, S.D. on April 19, 1941 to Opal (Stone) Harris and William Harris; he had 3 brothers and 3 sisters. His family moved to Portland while Phil was one year old, where his father worked at the shipyards. Phil graduated from South...
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Robert Glen Wilson

February 1, 1924 - May 27, 2012

ROBERT GLEN WILSON Robert Wilson passed away on home in North Bonneville, WA on May 27, 2012 at the age of 88. He was born on Feb. 1, 1924 in Oseola, IA. He is survived by his wife, Mary at home; children Charles & Loretta Wilson of Skamania, Rita & Bruce Temple of Ocean Park, WA, Robert Wilson, Jr. of Vancouver; brother, Dale Wilson of San Diego, CA; sister, Edith Reuter of Fairview, OR and...
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Linda Martha Vie

May 19, 1948 - May 26, 2012

Linda Vie passed away in her home on May 26, 2012. Linda will be forever missed by so many. One quiet May morning she left us here to be with God. Linda had moved from Eugene, OR to Camas, WA three years ago with her loving husband of 25 years. Linda and Curt had retired and wanted to live closer to their children and grandchildren. They shared a love for music, good food, knowledge, laughter,...
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Donald Walker Taylor

September 5, 1926 - May 25, 2012

Donald Taylor was born the fourth child of Adam and Alisemon Taylor in Gilby, North Dakota, on September 5, 1926. He died on May 25, 2012, at the age of 85. His family moved to Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, where Don attended school. He served in the Navy in World War II in the South Pacific, and worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad afterward. He retired as a signal inspector with 42 years of...
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Arthur Gaiani

March 9, 1916 - May 22, 2012

ARTHUR "ART" GAIANI Arthur "Art" Gaiani, 96, a long-time resident of Camas, passed away May 22, 2012 at home surrounded by family. Art was born March 9, 1916 in Mulberry, Kansas and graduated from Camas High School in 1936. After graduating, he enlisted in the Army & served in the Aleutian Islands as a carpenter. Following his Honorable Discharge in 1945 he resumed his career building homes...
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Steven Y. Dayley

August 6, 1946 - May 19, 2012

STEVEN Y DAYLEY August 6, 1946 – May 19, 2012 Steven Y Dayley was doing what he loved most; enjoying the natural beauty of this earth and riding his bike with his wife Karen and close friends. In the sheer pleasure of living his passion, Steve was accidently hit by a truck and lost his life. Steve was given great news the day before this tragic accident about his Brain Cancer going into...
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Susan M. Woodings

March 26, 1952 - May 13, 2012

SUSAN MARIE WOODINGS Susan M. Woodings, age, 60, passed away at home in Washougal on May 13, 2012. She was born on March 26, 1952 in Pocatello, ID. Susan settled in Washougal in 1972 and was a member of Gateway Community Church. She also volunteered her time at the Washougal schools. Susan enjoyed reading, helping others and putting puzzles together. She is survived by her daughter,...
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Fern Lorraine Carlson

April 21, 1926 - May 10, 2012

April 21, 1926 – May 10, 2012 Fern L. Carlson died May 10, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. She was 86. Born Fern Lorraine Chambers to Rachel and Lesley Chambers in Niche, North Dakota, she was the youngest of four children. After graduating from high school, she attended Jamestown College in Jamestown, North Dakota, where she majored in education. Fern met her husband, Lewis John...
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Raymond H. Miller

February 8, 1925 - May 6, 2012

RAYMOND H. MILLER Raymond "Ray" Miller, of Camas, WA, passed away on May 6, 2012 at the age of 87. He was born on February 8, 1925 in Loup City, NE. Ray grew up in Nebraska and joined would join the Army. He fought during WWII in the Pacific Theater. After his service he returned to Nebraska and in 1953 he moved to Camas. In 1963 he moved to Puget Sound and worked for the State Highway...
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Bette Lou Ostenson

April 30, 2012 - April 30, 2012

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Jim C. Slaight

July 18, 1962 - April 28, 2012

JIM SLAIGHT Jim Slaight, of Camas, passed away on April 28, 2012 at the age of 49. He was born on July 18, 1962 in Brooklyn, NY. Jim later moved to Florida where he attended college. He worked for IBM in San Jose before moving to Wilsonville, OR and eventually Vancouver. Jim married Mary Smith in 2000 and they made their home in Camas. He worked for Columbia Credit Union and 1st...
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Pamela A. Albert

July 3, 1942 - April 28, 2012

PAMELA ALBERT Pamela Albert, 69, died peacefully on April 28, at home in the company of her loving family. She was born Pamela Antoinette Blair on July 3, 1942 to Hugh and Helen Blair in Littlefork, Minnesota. She called numerous cities throughout the United States home before settling in Portland Oregon where she married Charles A. Gardner in 1964. Pam is preceded in death by brothers Tony...
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Lawrence W. Quinn

September 25, 1923 - April 27, 2012

BUD QUINN Bud Quinn, age 88, passed away on April 27, 2012 at home in Washougal. He was born on September 25, 1023 in The Dalles, OR. Bud was a former Superintendent of Crown Zellerbach paper mill as well as Skamania County Commissioner amongst other things. At Bud's request, there will be no Memorial. Straub's Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas was in charge of the...
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