Clarence Eugene Farrar, age 61, resident of The Dalles, Oregon passed away at a local hospital October 15, 2019. There are no services planned at this time.
Margaret Matilda Larsen, age 92, resident of The Dalles, passed away at home October 11, 2019. Margaret will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband David Harry Larsen in a Committal Service scheduled for 1:00 Friday November 8, 2019 at Willamette National Cemetery.
Kae'l Sean Moran, age 45, resident of Wasco County, passed away, earlier this year. A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 PM, Friday October 25, 2019 at Spencer, Libby & Powell Gathering Hall, 1100 Kelly Ave., The Dalles, Oregon.
Ruvim Andryushin, age 28, resident of Battle Ground, Washington, passed away in Rowena, Oregon, October 12, 2019.
Kolotea Tufaina I'aulualo, age 77, resident of The Dalles, passed away October 6, 2019. She was surrounded by family at her home. A Going Home Celebration is planned for 11:00 AM Friday, October 18th, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, 305 E. 11th St., The Dalles. Burial will follow at IOOF Cemetery, 1100 18th St., The Dalles.
Thomas (Tom) Elliott, nearly lifelong resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family.
Tom was known for his love of fishing, camping, hunting and white-water rafting but mostly his love of family and friends.
Tom graduated from The Dalles High School in 1968. He then went on to Oregon Technical Institute where he studied heavy equipment diesel mechanics, graduating in 1970. He served in the Navy as a Seabee in Vietnam.
Upon returning to The Dalles, Tom married Patti (Shaver) Elliott in 1972, where they raised their family together. He enjoyed his ever changing career in heavy equipment mechanics and was happy to learn new things - starting with farm machinery, moving to logging equipment, then fire engines, and finishing his career with Bonneville Power Administration in 2014. Tom was also an active member of The Dalles Rod and Gun Club since 1982, making many fond memories with family and friends at the club cabins on the Deschutes River.
Tom is survived by the love of his life, Patti; children, Chad, Erin, and Jill; grandchildren Dane, Samuel, and Shaver; mother Angie; sisters, Jennifer and Judi; brother Brian; and oldest and dearest friend Nerl (Mike Bartell).
Tom will be remembered for his love and whole-hearted caring for family and friends. All were blessed to have had him in their lives. A private celebration of Tom will be at a later date with family.
If you wish to honor Tom, please make a donation to Deschutes River Alliance, Celilo Cancer Center, or Providence Hospice.
G. Louise Kendrick was born on August 6, 1930 in Tulsa, Okla., to Andy and Mary Wilder. In her early years, Louise spent lots of time with her neighboring grandma who took her to church regularly and shared God's love with her. From a very young age, Louise became passionate about sharing her love for Jesus with others around her, especially children.
Louise graduated high school in 1948 and then began nurses training, which is how she met her future husband as her patient. She and Delmar Kendrick were married on May 15, 1950, and had four children, Delese, Kit, Sue, and Mark. Louise and Del set an example to generations about what a dedicated, loving commitment through matrimony looks like during their more than 68 years of marriage, parting only through death last February.
Not only a dedicated wife, Louise lived out a strong commitment to each of her children and grandchildren as well as to extended family, which was extremely important to her. While fully capable of firmly teaching respect for others, good manners, hard work, etc., one of her hallmarks was Louise’s playfulness and even orneriness. Well into her 70's she would not shy away from challenging the grandkids to a round of "horse", demonstrating her continuing prowess and skill as a star basketball player from her high school days. In addition, playing cards and other games was a regular event in the Kendrick household motivated by Louise.
Teaching Sunday School was one way she used her gifts for literally decades, beginning at 12 years old and not stopping until a health event made it necessary at age 83! Over the years, many children, teens and adults have known her simply as "Teacher Louise". Coming from modest means and living through the Great Depression gave Louise a unique foundation she was able to use. She saw everyone as precious and was never intimidated by sickness, poverty, or even dirty, sticky hands and faces, but instead of being put off, engulfed each one lovingly in her embrace. She would gladly share with every individual God's love for them and how they had value to Him and in her eyes as well. Her ministry with youth was also evident in Lyle for many years during "Friday Nights" , and in the 70's and 80's, with women as a speaker for Christian Women's Club. Her activities and examples for young and old alike were often playful, animated, and captivating in nature. She had a great ability to laugh at herself and be silly, engaging the listener as she drove home a concept from God's Word.
The Kendrick's made their home in Lyle, Wash., and had a significant impact on the community. Louise joined in with the family grocery business and used her nursing skills many times to assist others in need. She even delivered a baby once when rockslides prevented transport to the hospital. One of her biggest community contributions was being "grandma" to the Lyle High School students their home bordered. Always with an "open door policy", teens would come in for short visits, a stay during a time of need, or for a hot meal at lunchtime. Walls in their kitchen were full of names and measurements of many children over the years, along with graduation photos and information. Her warm hospitality was like a magnet drawing people in through her genuine caring.
Louise truly loved people and had an outgoing personality. Louise made meaningful connections with everyone she met, and consistently shared her faith during her encounters. She had a positive influence on others and will be greatly missed.
Due to a series of health events, Louise died on October 4, 2019, surrounded by loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents; youngest sister Shirley; and her loving husband. She is survived by her sister Mary Ann; her children; grandchildren, Jacob, Nathan, David, Jeff, Kable, Katie, Kyle, Courtney, Sarah, Christie, and Ben; and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Gateway Church 1111 Dry Hollow Rd, The Dalles, Oregon 97058 on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 3:30 p.m.
Esther Meisenhoelder Nygaard, age 92, resident of The Dalles, passed away September 29, 2019 at her home. Esther will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Vernon D. Nygaard, in a private burial service at Willamette National Cemetery.
Christopher Robin Herrick, age 72, resident of The Dalles, passed away at home September 28, 2019. Private burial services will be held at Willamette National Cemetery.
AKA: Fred, Rocky & Pops! He went to be with Our Lord and the Love of His Life, Hilda on September 24th, 2019. He was the 2nd of seven children born to Abel & Carmelita Duran in Monte Vista, Colorado on April 11th, 1930. He now leaves one sibling behind, Teresa.
He enlisted in the Army in 1948 and was a part of the 32nd Field Artillery Battalion in Germany. After an Honorable Discharge in 1952 he went on to become a Nurse, Detective (PI), Policeman, Fireman (30 years) and for the last 35 years, a Spanish speaking interpreter for the Municipal Court for the City of The Dalles.
It wasn't unusual to see him walking the streets and roads of TD as he did 20 miles a day for many years. He also loved to hunt and Halibut fishing in Alaska was his favorite thing! He was a devout Catholic and hardly ever missed a Sunday for church and afterward would take communion to those that couldn't attend. Thanksgiving he would pull out his own potato peelers and go to the community dinner and peel potatoes for days, something he looked forward to each year. Best of all, he loved dancing two or three days a week with his love, Hilda!
Rocky is survived by his stepdaughters Rena (Greg) Hunley and Debbie Copple; three grandchildren, Geoff (Jess) Hunley, Andy Hunley and Mikayla Copple; two great-grandsons, Alex and Grayson Hunley; and many relatives in Colorado.
On behalf of Pops, we would like to give a special Thanks to Kim Koch, Shirley Ringlebauer, and Doreen & Bob Brown for being so supportive, caring and loving to him all throughout these past few months and for many years. You are special friends.
A family directed Memorial Service will be held 1:00 Saturday, October 26th at St Peter Catholic Church, 1222 W 10th St., The Dalles, Oregon.
Patricia Thomsen passed away peacefully on September 14, 2019 at her residence in Portland, Oregon. Born on March 7, 1933 in Portland, she was one of twelve children of Annetta and Charles LaMarche. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1951.
Pat loved working at the Granada Theater in her younger years, where she eventually met her husband Art of 51 years. They shared two children: Dan and Deana. They enjoyed traveling and spending time together at their place in Lincoln City. In her free time Pat could be found playing bridge, volunteering at St. Peter's Landmark, or going out for dessert.
She was funny, kind, and joyful, and well loved. Pat moved to Portland in early 2018 to be closer to her grandchildren and they loved seeing her often. She was born with the gift of gab and could make a friend out of anyone.
A memorial service will be held in The Dalles at Spencer, Libby, and Powell Funeral home on Wednesday, September 18 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Mary’s Academy, The Dalles, OR.
Zelphia Margaret Sellberg, age 94, resident of The Dalles, passed away September 17, 2019. Zelphia has been laid to rest in a private service, next to her beloved Ernest at IOOF Cemetery, 1100 18th St., The Dalles.
John Glenn Roisland, age 57, resident of Portland and Maupin, passed away at home, September 16, 2019.
Arnold “Arnie” Robert Bark, age 57, resident of The Dalles, Oregon passed away September 15, 2019.
Jone McDonald Keith, age 79, resident of Moro, Oregon, passed away at home September 19, 2019. The family will hold a private service at a later date.
Josue Amando Lopez Munoz, age 29, resident of Prosser, Washington, passed away September 15, 2019.
Anita Maurine Dugger, age 33, resident of Salem, Oregon, passed away September 15, 2019 near Rufus Oregon.
Robert McQueen, age 78, resident of Goldendale, Washington, passed away at a local hospital, September 15, 2019.
Margaret Kathelyn Patton, 90, of The Dalles, Ore., died September 9, 2019.
She was preceded in death by her life-long love, Paul Patton and older son LeRoy. She is survived by her son Larry. She also is survived by 3 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Margaret assisted her husband in business while raising 2 boys and taking care of the family home. She loved teaching Sunday school, sewing and making quilts. While she was quiet most of the time, she was quite the adventuress. Even after the passing of her husband, she continued her adventures throughout the Northwest and west even reaching Japan and The Philippines.
She touched many lives with her kindness and helpfulness and will be missed by all. Services will be Monday, 10 a.m., September 16, 2019, at Spencer, Libby and Powell.
LaRoi Leon Robertson, age 86, resident of The Dalles, Oregon, passed away August 30, 2019 at a local care facility.