Obituaries

James Edmund MacMillan Jr.

Mosier, Oregon

“Headin’ down the road” was a common theme in Jim’s original songs, but the metaphor became reality on July 7, 2017, when he was taken by aggressive, fast-moving cancer. Jim, born James Edmund MacMillan, Jr., to Jim Sr., and Vergie ...

Dawna May Rose

Heaven received another angel, Dawna May Rose. She left this world June 23, 2017, surrounded by family in Seaside, Ore. Dawna was born to Vernon and Madge Lauzon on July 24, 1962, in Hood River, Ore. She is preceded in ...

R. L. Ensminger

Rick was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., where his parents had worked packing their horses into the mountains and Pikes Peak. In the winter, they moved their horses by train to Tucson, Ariz. Soon after, the family moved to Fresno, ...

Ricky Eugene Elliott

The Dalles, Oregon

Ricky Eugene Elliott peacefully passed away in his home Thursday, July 6, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father Donald Elliott, mother, Vivian Botel (Farmer), and sister, Cheryl Morgan. Surviving siblings are Debra Speck, Devan Botel, Troy Botel, ...

Gwendolyn Jeanne Pellissier

Gwendolyn was born to Thomas and Thelma Bullion. She was preceded in death by her brother Charles Bullion. She is survived by her daughter Lynne Tingstrom; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Gwen enjoyed golfing and was a member ...

Fred Akita

The Dalles, Oregon

Fred Akita, 88, passed away, June 22, 2017, at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles Ore., from a stroke. He was a longtime resident of Dallesport, Wash. He is survived by a sister, Wasco Fujiwara (Bend); daughters, DeeAnn (Jon), ...

Leo Allen Deg Sr.

The Dalles, Oregon

Leo Allen Deg Sr. passed away Friday June 30, in The Dalles, Oregon, surrounded by family. He was born in Yakima, Washington, on June 4, 1938, to Ferdinand Deg and Phyllis King, Leo was the youngest of five siblings. At ...

Jason Michael DeGeus

Jason Michael DeGeus was born November 3, 1991, in Hood River, Ore. He died June 18, 2017, as the result of a tragic automobile accident near Mosier, Ore. Jason was raised in Odell, Ore., where he attended Mid-Valley Elementary and ...

Sharon D. Ritchie

Sharon D. Ritchie passed away at her home surrounded by her family on June 21, 2017. Sharon was born December 24, 1941, in Twin Falls, Idaho. She was the second child of six and the only girl. Sharon came to ...

Gary Schuhart

Gary attended elementary school in Milwaukee, Wisc., and graduated from Reynolds High School in Portland, Ore. He was a parts painter and was employed by Pioneer Pump in Canby, Ore., until he suffered a debilitating stroke in 2014. Gary married ...

Donel James Fletcher

Donel James Fletcher left this world on March 7, 2017, at the young age of 85 years. He died following a short illness surrounded by family and friends. Don was born on April 20, 1931, in Muskegon, Mich. The son ...

Clay Edward Espy

Clay Edward “Ed” Espy was born in Long Beach, Calif., in 1933. He grew up in Monterey, Calif., where he prided himself on his impeccable ability to drive Bluebird school buses thru the narrow, curvy streets. He spent his summers ...

Ernest Everett Tibbets

The Dalles, Oregon

Ernest (Ernie) Everett Tibbets, affectionately known by so many as Corky, was born on January 23, 1940, and passed away on May 26, 2017. As a lifelong resident of The Dalles, Ore., Ernie considered himself “a kid from the wrong ...

Harvey Jerome Porter

Harvey passed away quietly at his home surrounded by family as he wished. Harvey was born in Brooklyn, New York He was the fourth of five children and the only son born to Harvey Arthur and Mary Ellen Porter. Harvey ...

Curtis E. Gaige

Curtis E. Gaige, proud Army veteran, passed away at the age of 84. Preceded in death by his beloved parents, Preston and Julia; sister, Shirley; brother William “Bill”; wife, Barbara; uncle and aunt, Les and Virginia; his love of 40 ...

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