Carole Day Brisbine

Carole Day Brisbine, age 92, resident of The Dalles, Oregon passed away August 13, 2019 at a local care facility.

There are no services planned at this time.

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Melanie J. Bowes

Melanie J. Bowes, age 63, resident of Maupin, Oregon passed away August 16, 2019 at a local care facility. Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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Sheridan Lee Webb

Sheridan Lee Webb, age 79, resident of The Dalles, Oregon passed away at home August 8, 2019. Viewing is scheduled for 2:00-3:00 Wednesday August 14, 2019 at Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home.

Family directed services are planned for 2:00 Tuesday August 27, 2019 at The Dalles Salvation Army.

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Joe Harvey Armstrong
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Joe Armstrong of Dufur, Oregon passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. He was 76 years old.

     Joe was born to Maxine and Harold Armstrong in The Dalles, Oregon. He graduated from Dufur High School and enlisted in the United States Navy where he fulfilled his duty to serve his country.

      In June 1966, he married Gail and together they raised two children, Marc and Stacey. Joe was an avid Harley rider and he and Gail would often take memorable trips together. His favorite trips were to Sturgis and San Diego to see the Midway --the ship he was stationed on while in the Navy.

      Joe was known for his hard work ethic, love of riding and love of his family.

      Joe is proceeded in his death by his father, Harold and his mother, Maxine. He is survived by his wife, Gail; his beloved Missy (pet); his sister Lucile (Harold); his brother George (Candy); his two children, Marc and Stacey (Terry); and his grandchildren, Briana (John), Brandon (Karrissa) and Taylor; his step-grandchildren Jake, Ashley (Jason), Zach and Trevor; his great-grandchildren Anderson, Avalyn, Noah, Olive; and many friends and family.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Spencer Libby and Powell Funeral Home in The Dalles, Oregon. A potluck party will follow at Dufur City Park.



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Anne Laura Franklin

Anne Laura Franklin, age 102, resident of The Dalles, Oregon, passed away at a local hospital.

Family directed Memorial services are planned for 2:00 Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church , 3350 Columbia View Drive, The Dalles, Oregon.

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Hazel Mary Johnson

Hazel Mary Johnson, age 86, resident of The Dalles, Oregon passed away at home, August 6, 2019.

There are no services planned at this time.

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Frank Lee Phelps

Frank Lee Phelps, age 81, long time resident of Dufur, Oregon, passed away August 7, 2019 at a local hospital.

A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00, Saturday August 24, 2019 at Lifeline Baptist Church, 810 E 10th St. , The Dalles, Oregon with Pastor Fred Sheldon officiating.

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Michael Anthony Duvall

Michael Anthony Duvall, age 60, resident of The Dalles, Oregon, passed away at home August 7, 2019.

Mike served in the ARMY 1980 - 1989, he was a SGT.

Mike worked as a foreman in the lumber industry for many years.

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Judith “Judi” Woodward
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Judith “Judi” Woodward

Judi said goodbye to life on earth early Thursday morning July 25, 2019. She spent her last hours with her sister Karen, sons Loren and Josh, daughter Tanya and her husband Paul.  Diagnosed with terminal lung cancer she faced the fight of her life and she fought fiercely.

She was born in The Dalles, Oregon, February 20, 1952. She is survived by her mother Marlys Krein of The Dalles; brother Bob; and sister Karen, and her children.

 Judi and her husband Glenn bought their house in North East Portland, Oregon on Simpson Cour in 1978 and together they made it a home.

Her door was always open, much like her heart.

When her kids started school in the early 80’s she began a long career volunteering at Rigler Elementary where she worked with special needs children. Judi LOVED kids and was a stay at home mom until the early 90’s when she went on to teach at Kenton Elementary. Not only did Judi love kids, she enjoyed people. She was always quick to offer her beautiful contagious smile. She found lifelong friends working at the Beaumont Liquor store for over 21 years, she loved her job and was content with her life.

Judi enjoyed gardening in the summer, liked spending Thursday afternoons at the Cully Market, and loved her neighbors. She loved baking treats for friends, thunderstorms, snow, frogs, plants and classic cars. Especially her orange 72’ Jeep. She loved trips to the beach and camping in the mountains of Eastern Oregon with her family. She was never one to just sit around, always had to be doing something. Whether it be hemming jeans for a friend, taking a welding class, working in her yard or making jellies, she was always busy.

 More than anything Judi loved and lived to be a Mom.

She always gave of herself asking nothing in return, the tiniest lady with the biggest heart. A friend to almost all and “Mom” to many. Her spirit will be with us forever.

May she rest in peace.

A casual celebration of life will be held for all family and friends on August 25, 2019 from 2-5 p.m. at Fernhill Park 6010 NE 37th Ave. in Portland Oregon, near Judi's home.

Please bring your favorite potluck/picnic dish and non-alcoholic beverage if you can.  Proteins, bottled water and some of Judi's favorites will be provided and the grill will be going. Please bring chairs if you can, some seating will be provided. This is an outdoor event so please plan accordingly.

Please bring a favorite picture of Judi if you have one.

We look forward to seeing everyone and sharing some special memories.

To rsvp please email

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Anna Louise Monkiewicz

Anna Louise Flynn Monkiewicz, daughter of Louis and Enid Flynn, passed away on August 10, 2019, at home and at peace, her children by her side, at age 100.


Anna was born on April 4, 1919, in Natick, Massachusetts. At age 22, she moved to Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, where she worked as a riveter at Piper Aircraft and earned her pilot’s license. In 1943, she joined the Women Airforce Service Pilots and ferried military aircraft all over America. Since then, she has been a flying instructor, a medical records librarian, an office manager for Children’s Services, and a reserve police officer with The Dalles Police Department but said that her greatest achievement was being a wife and mother.

 She was a gifted essayist and artist. She also enjoyed crocheting, reading, playing the piano and organ, and doing crossword puzzles—in ink. Until her last few weeks, she helped her children with obscure words in five different languages. She was nearly unbeatable at Scrabble.

She loved music: Yanni, Queen, The Eagles, and Supertramp. She loved hotdogs, road trips, storms on the Oregon coast, falling snow, Judge Judy, a good book, a good cup of coffee, and occasionally, a good martini—dry, with an onion. At age 94, she published an e-book memoir: “My Piece of the Sky.”

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Witold; her son Stanley, and her granddaughter Clair. She is survived by her children: David (Jill), Louis, Julie (Johnny), Bill, Annie, and Eileen (Steve) as well as by her grandchildren: Meera, Molly, Lucas, Beth, Logan, Colton, and her great grandchildren: Maryum, Yusef, Abby, Eva, Quinton, June, Peter, Clara, and Elliot.

Viewing will be held at Spencer, Libby, and Powell on August 15, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in The Dalles on August 16 at 11:00 a.m. preceded by a rosary at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers you may honor Anna with a donation to the Women Airforce Service Pilots Museum in Sweetwater, Texas, the Hood River Heart of Hospice, or to a charity of your choice.


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Barbee Faye Hodgkins

Barbee Faye Hodgkins, age 87, resident of The Dalles, Oregon, passed away at home August 5, 2019.

Private arrangements have been made.

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Bradley Burdick Bowen

Bradley Burdick Bowen, age 61, resident of The Dalles, Oregon, passed away at home, August 3, 2019.

A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 AM, Monday August 26th at Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Gathering Hall.

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Barbara Ann Hunt

Barbara Ann Hunt, age 51, resident of Dufur, Oregon, passed away July 30, 2019 near Tygh Valley , Oregon.

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John Henry Schadewitz

John Henry Schadewitz, age 93, resident of The Dalles, Oregon, passed away at a local hospital, July 2, 2019.  

     John Schadewitz, a long-time farmer and rancher of Sherman County and recently of The Dalles, Oregon passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on July 2, 2019. 

     John was born on June 6, 1926 in The Dalles, Oregon, the only child of Carl and Polly ( Wilson )  Schadewitz.   He  attended  grade  school  in  Kent,  Oregon,  and graduated from Moro High School in 1945. John turned 18 years old on D-Day of WWII and traveled with his dad to town to register for the draft.  Later he was called in for an interview with a recruiting officer.  John was asked what he was doing on his family farm and John said, “Well, we have milk cows, beef cows, pigs, and chickens.  We are also harvesting hay and wheat.”  The officer responded, “I think you are doing more good for the country on the farm than in the Army.”  John was not drafted for WWII.

     In 1955 John joined the United States Army and served as a mechanic at the US Army Transfer Station Fort Ord, also at the Army Base Hunter Liggett, in Monterey, California  during  the  Korean  War.   After  his  time  in  the  service, he returned to Sherman County to work with his parents and later to take over and operate the family wheat and cattle ranch until retiring. John was elected Sherman County Commissioner in 1980 and served in that position for 15 years.  Many of his hours were spent in meetings, travel, and county court proceedings. John  loved  to  visit,  to  share  a  meal  or  celebrate  a  holiday with friends and neighbors. 

     John found his Valentine and married Levina Jefferies on February 14th, 1981, they resided on the ranch near Kent. John and his family are remembered for their kindness and generosity.  They purchased many coats and shoes for neighborhood children in need of them during cold winters.  John shared his life and his livelihood to the lifelong benefit of others.  John, who’s giving heart followed in the footsteps of his parents, many times in many ways, provided  incredible levels of generosity. 

     John was preceded in death by his father, Carl; mother, Polly; and wife, Levina.  He is survived by a community of good friends and neighbors. 


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Conrad Titus Kilian

Conrad Titus Kilian, age 82, resident of The Dalles, Oregon, passed away at home, July 20, 2019.

Private services are planned.

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Victor "Vic" Lee Gove

Victor “Vic” Lee Gove, age 57, resident of Mosier, Oregon, passed away at home, July 16, 2019.

Private family services and burial will be held.

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Suzanne Jean Eddins

Suzanne Jean Eddins, age 81, resident of Las, Vegas, Nevada, previously of The Dalles, passed away July 13, 2019.

Rev. Father Ron Maag officiated the Catholic committal and burial at St. Peters Catholic Cemetery on July 22, 2019.

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