Donald Lee Bogie
A former Walla Walla resident, Donald Lee Bogle, 26, Of Kirkland, died in a motorcycle accident Tuesday in Seattle. The funeral will be in Colonial- DeWitt Funeral Home Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Howard E. Baker Of the First Church of God officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Bogle, a native of Walla Walla, was born July 5, 1951, the son Of Lee and Gertrude Bogle. He attended Prospect Point, Garrison Junior High and Walla Walla High schools, and Bellevue Community College. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served aboard the aircraft carrier, The Constellation, during the war in Vietnam, and served an additional enlistment in the Navy.
He attended the First Church of God in Walla Walla. He is sur,'ived by his parents, Lee and Gertrude Bogie, of Walla Walla; his his brothers, Bogle Jr., of Kirkland, and Tom Bogle of Walla his sisters, Barbara Walla; Honeycutt of Whidbey Island and Sharie Greiner of Walla Walla; and his grandfather, Garfield Bogie of Walla Walla.
Roberto Briones, 55, of 611 S.W. First St. drowned Sept. 29, 2004, in Lake Washington at Juanita Beach, Kirkland, Wash.
Viewing will be until after the rosary recitation at 7 tonight at Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St., with Deacon Olegario and Dora Reyes officiating. The funeral Mass will be 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church with the Rev. Pedro Bautista Peraza officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of the Good Shepherd, Blue Mountain Memorial Gardens, 300 S.E.
Myra Road, College Place. Memorials may be made to Roberto Briones Memorial Fund through the funeral home.
Mr. Briones was born Feb. 25, 1949, in Edinburg, Texas, to Justino and Maria Castilleja Briones. He moved to this area 35 years ago,
graduated in 1969 from Walla Walla High School and earned a bachelor's in political science from the University of Washington. He was active in the U W' s Moviemiento Estundiantil Chicano de Astlan to bring Chicano faculty to the university and helped the UW adopt an affirmative action policy.
He worked with United Farm Workers Union to get union representation and knew civil rights activists Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. In 1977 he helped bring the Governees Commission On Hispanic affairs to Walla Walla and Columbia counties an was a three-year local representative.
He and Sarah Gonzales married in 1978 in Reynosa Tamaulipas, Mexico, and later divorced. He returned to Walla Walla in 1979. He was disabled. He enjoyed family, put others first and believed deeply in God and his fellow man. He was a member of American GI Forum.
Survivors include three daughters, Maria Briones of Seattle and Carla Garcia and Gabriela Valdivia, both of Pasco; two sons, Marlo
Briones of Logan, Utah, and Lorenzo Gonzales of Pasco; his mother, of College Place; three sisters, Aurora Guerra of Pasco, Consolacion Morales of Kennewick and Elida Briones of College Place; three brothers, Rosendo Briones Sr. of Kennewick and Jesus and Jose Briones, both of College Place; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father; and grandparents Jose
Castilleja and Sevastiana Castilleja.
I worked for Gary at his music store in Richland for 5 years. He helped many musicians in the area and helped guys get good quality instruments when they probably could not have gotten anywhere else...." - Roger Jaime
"I competed in athletics against Gary from Junior High School through High School. I had the utmost respect for Gary and his abilities. He was a great competitor. He will be greatly missed by all. ..." - Stan Lepka
January 17, 1951 – November 1, 2013
Steve was born January 17, 1951, in Walla Walla to Jeannie and Michele Campanelli. He died November 1, 2013, at Kadlec Hospital in Richland, WA. In his early years he worked for the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin and Snyder Crecelius Paper Co. He owned his own leather shop for several years. In later years he worked for UAP, Norco, and Crop Production before retiring.
Steve was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, caring husband and brother. His Italian heritage was very important to him. He had numerous friends he considered brothers. He enjoyed time making sausage with his Italian buddies and vacationing with his wife on the coast (Long Beach, WA). He graduated from Walla Walla High School and lived in Walla Walla his entire life.
He is survived by his wife, Malissia Ann (Perry) at home in Walla Walla; two daughters, Carina Campanelli and Angela Salazar of the Tri-Cities area; two step-children, Jessica Underwood Peters and Andrew Underwood. Steve loved and adored his seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Mike Campanelli of Walla Walla, and Nick Campanelli of Yakima; numerous nieces and nephews; two great-nephews, Reagan and Joshua; and his adored pet, Sophie. He was preceded in death by both of his parents.
At Steve’s request, there will be no funeral service.
Craig was born in Portland, Oregon on March 28, 1951 to Janet Ferguson and Robert Allen Campbell. A member of a pioneering Walla Walla, Washington family, Craig grew up in Walla Walla and graduated from Colorado College, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He received his J.D. from Gonzaga University and a tax law degree from Boston University.
After several years in private legal practice, he focused his career in the public service arena with the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division I. Before his retirement, Craig worked primarily with Judge Ken Grosse.
In his retirement Craig enjoyed international travel with friends and family and frequent visits to Kaua'i, where he made many good friends. Craig was an avid game player, especially enjoying bridge.
He was a long time member and benefactor of The Seattle Men's Chorus and served on several committees of the Intiman Theater.
Craig passed away on February 16 after a brief illness. He is survived by his husband, Brian, and his sisters, Susan Pratt and Cathryn Allen. In addition he leaves behind Brian's parents and siblings and his extended Campbell and Brock families. He is pre deceased by his parents and by Fergie, Bender and Joe.
May 21, 1951 • June 2, 2010
Roseanne Casgeday Rose. Wonderful wife, teacher, farmer, extraordinary daughter and Sister-of-the-First Order. Rosie passed from this world to the spirit life on June 2, 2010. We will miss our loving Rose — every day and With every thought.
She succumbed to a swift and wicked illness. Roseanne Casseday Ross was born in Dayton, to Jerry and Sarah Casseday on May 21, 1951. She started school in Dayton and the family moved to Walla Walla in 1959. She attended Berney Elementary School, Pioneer Junior High and graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1969.
Rose studied French at the University of the Sorbonne in Paris.
She studied at the University of Puget Sound, graduating with a BA in English, December 1974. Rose joined the International Club at UPS and met friends from many lands. Rose studied further at the University Of Washington and at Washington State University and received Masters Degree in Education with an ESL endorsement.
Rose was a beloved and respected teacher in the Walla Walla valley. Rose started her middle school teaching career in Irrigon, Ore, later to establish her teaching practice in College Place School District at John Sager Middle School. She worked for the Walla Walla Migrant Head Start at the Farm Labor Camp teaching preschool where she became interested in teaching English Language Learners — also known as English as a Second Language (ESL). She taught ESL at John Sauer Middle School District in 2008.
Rose met Milton Ross in the early 1980s. A happy, loving relationship ensued. On August 16, 1986, Rose married Milton D Ross at their home on Old Milton Highway along Spring Creek. Rose enjoyed her life at the farm —and her connections to the land. She worked side by side with Milton — raising strawberries, vegetables, flowers. fruit — doing what it takes to keep the farm going. Rose was the consummate farm-wife. preserving fruit, pressing apples in the fall, making jellies and jams and drying fruits.
Rosie was an accomplished seamstress and welcomed all to their home. Rose's rose garden was the source of many beautiful bouquets.
Rose loved language and was an avid reader, over-coming dyslexia. She joined the Delphian Club of Walla Walla. Rose and Milton sponsored two foreign students. Soo Yean Kim of South Korea and Ahn Truong Of Vietnam — who both became informally adopted daughters for the couple.
Rose was preceded in death by her father. Jerry Casseday. She is survived by her husband. Milton Ross of Walla Walla; her mother Sarah Earnheart Burch Of Walla Walla: stepdaughter Elyssa Young; grandsons Breton Young and Rhys Ragasa; sisters Mary Lue Hart of Salem, Ore. and Katherine Casseday of Kirkland, Wash.; and brother David Miller of Santa Monica, Calif. Rose's many nieces and nephews plus aunt, uncle, cousins and relatives will miss her lovely face and loving character.
A service be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday June 12, 2010, at Pioneer United Methodist Church in Walla Walla, 209 East Birch Street. Donations in memory of Rose can be made to the charity of your choice.
In his years at Walla Walla High School David Clendaniel succeeded in many intellectual endeavors. He was a National Merit Semifinalist and a National Honor Society member. He was a leader on the debate team and the chess club.
After graduation he studied at Whitman College until the onslaught of Schizophrenia waylaid his intellectual pursuits. David struggled to overcome the challenge and continued his academic schooling for over ten years, but finally succumbed to the mental affliction in January, 1983 in Bellingham, Washington.
At the time he was survived by his parents, Frank and June Clendaniel, and three brothers: Richard, Edward and Robert.
He was a member of the Nazarene Church.
David had an uncanny ability to create and solve mathematical theorems and word games. David also enjoyed creating games that his friends and family enjoyed playing.
Christine L. Cox, Milton-Freewater, Oregon passed away November 16, 2013 11/16/2013 at her home at the age of 62 years. Memorial services will be Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Ingle Chapel Congregational Church, 85372 Hwy 339, Milton-Freewater, OR. Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics through Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862.
Christine was born January 2, 1951 01/02/1951 in Walla Walla, Washington the daughter of David E. and Arlene (Andy) Cox. She attended local schools including, Green Park, Pioneer High and Wa-Hi. She had many fond memories of her childhood on the family wheat farm in the Spring Valley area. After attending Eastern Washington University for a time and graduating from a local beauty school, she moved to the Seattle area to start a long career as a beautician. While in Burien, WA, she met and married Don Anderson. Her daughter Renee was born in 1978. The couple were later divorced. Later, Christine and Renee returned to Walla Walla where she owned a small beauty shop. She later worked with the disabled at Valley Residential Services. She married Jim Morrison on May 8, 2005 and moved to Milton-Freewater. She was a member of the Ingle Chapel Congregational Church.
Christine is survived by her husband Jim Morrison at the home, a daughter Renee(James)Oblisk of Walla Walla, WA, step-son Ron Morrison at the home, step-daughter Karen Hanner of Milton-Freewater, OR, a sister Suzanne(Lee)Zimmerman and a brother Jim(Annie)Cox all of Walla Walla, WA, 3 step-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dennis Dale Elkin. 16. died Monday at a local hospital despite emergency efforts bv ambulance and fire resuscitator Crews.
The boy, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Elkin of 547 S. Second St., was reported to have choked on a palate bridge.
Funeral services be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Marshall-Herring chapel. The Rev.
Harlan R. Gerlach of Trinity Baptist Church and the Rev. Jack L. Davis of Calvary Baptist Church will officiate. Concluding services and Interment Will be in Mt. View Cemetery.
At the time of his death Elkin was a Wa-Hi student, interested and active in sports, particularly basketball and track.
The familv had moved to Walla Walla when Elkin. born Sept. 8, 1951 in Renton. Wash.. was a year Old. He had attended Paine Grade School and Garrison Junior High.
He attended the Trinlty Baptist Church and was a member of the YMCA. a past Cub Scout and Little Leaguer.
Survivors are his parents, at the home: grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Eaton of Dayton and Mrs. Naomi Elkin of Carrollton, Mo.; great-grand-mother, Mrs. Jane Spragg of Dayton: and numerous aunts,
uncles and cousins.
Greg passed away suddenly in his sleep at home on October 5, 2012.
Greg was born in Walla Walla to Paul Christian Farrens and Angeline Sarah Ganguet Farrens. He grew up on the family centennial farm on Mill Creek Road. He was in Little League and National Honor Society. He played the trombone in the Walla Walla High School Band and participated in WWHS baseball. He was an active member of the Mill Creek Wranglers 4-H Club. He was very proud of winning the Community Beautification award and attended the annual congress in Chicago when he was just 16. Greg graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1969. He attended Washington State University. He was a resident assistant and graduated in 1973. He was married to Kathie on June 29, 1974 in Seattle. Prior to his Walla Walla Community College career, he worked for Tri-City Irrigation, 1973-77.
This is an excerpt from a WWCC memo:
Greg has been a leader at Walla Walla Community College for 35 years, beginning his work with the development of the college’s two-year accredited Irrigation Technology program in 1977. This November, he will be recognized by the National Irrigation Foundation as the first ever recipient of its “Excellence in Education Award." He also received the U.S. Department of Education Secretary's Award for Outstanding Vocational Education Program in 1983 and the President’s Award for Outstanding Faculty Member in 1984.
Over the years, Greg served the college in an amazing number of key roles. He was an Irrigation Technology instructor from 1977, Faculty President from 1980-82, Chair of the Professional Development Committee from 1983-85, a Bookstore Committee member from 1985-86, Division Chair beginning in 1986, a Student Outcomes and Student Success committee member from 1987, Golf coach from 1988-2000, Faculty Senate representative from 1996-98.
In addition to teaching students in his own excellent program, Greg taught other students in agriculture-related programs, both on campus and via distance learning around the country. Greg has always been the epitome of service and excellence, both to the college and the community. He is one of the reasons WWCC has become one of the best colleges in the nation. Greg was planning to retire from WWCC in June 2013.
During this time Greg was a founding owner of Water Watch Irrigation 1983-94.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Greg bowled for the same team (Ridge Runners) for 35 years. He was an inaugural season holder of the Walla Walla Sweets baseball team, was a member of several wine clubs and was the first club member for Five Stars Winery. He was a longtime Warrior Booster Club supporter and was a member of WaHi’s Big Blue Booster. He was a Youth Soccer Coach, Little League Baseball Coach, and Cub Scout Leader. He served many terms on the Assumption Parrish Council, member of Knights of Columbus and served on the Tri-Parrish religious education board. He was a member of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers, Grain Growers, Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership, Irrigation Association, Walla Walla High School Vo-Ag Advisory Board and American Farm Bureau. He was also a member of Steelheaders, Snake River Salmon Recovery Board, Lead Entity Team, Walla Walla Watershed Planning Unit, Washington Department of Ecology-Walla Walla River Basin TMDL Advisory Group, US Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, and the Ad Hoc Water Advisory Committee-City of Walla Walla. He was a member of the Fort Walla Walla Museum and was a proud WSU alumnus.
Greg enjoyed community sporting events, being outside, fly fishing, working in his immaculate yard and improving his golf game. He also enjoyed his favorite wineries, drinking wine and eating good food with friends.
Greg is survived by his wife Kathie; his 2 children, Heather (Mitchell) Eng of Spokane and Brian of Yakima; his siblings JoAnn Farrens (Walla Walla) and Dean Farrens (Walla Walla). He is also survived by his nephew, Keith Farrens (Jennifer) and niece, Tania (Eric) Nelson both of Walla Walla and by many great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Angie Farrens and sister-in-law, Peggy Kelly Farrens.
Viewing & visitation will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM at the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA. The Rosary will be recited on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Assumption Catholic Church with Father Tim Hays officiating. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM also at Assumption Catholic Church with Father Tim Hays, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greg Farrens Irrigation Scholarship-Walla Walla Community College Foundation through the funeral home.
David Fernald EVERETT, Wash. — Former College Place resident David Eugene Fernald, 30, died Saturday in Tacoma. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Colonial-DeWitt Funeral Home. Dr. Joseph N. Barnes will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope C!«netery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Quiet Hour or a charity of the donor’s choice. Fernald was born May 20, 1951, in Walla Walla to College Place Mayor George Wallace and Eugenia A. Danko Fernald. He lived most of his life here, attending Rogers School, Walla Walla Valley Academy and Walla Walla Oimmunity College. He served in the U.S. Navy, receiving his honorable discharge in September 1973. Fernald was employed as a pest control operator. He was a member of the College Place Seventh-day Adventist Oiurch. Fernald is survived by his parents of College Place; three brothers, Gregory Fernald (of Walla Walla, Jeffrey Fernald and John Fernald, both of College Place; grandparents, Florence Fernald of Orlando, Fla., and Stanley and Stephanie Orlowski of Chicago, Ill.
HUDSON — Judith Jean Payton, 66, of Ames, died at home Monday, Jan. 15.
She was born on Feb. 5, 1951, in Walla Walla, Wash., daughter of Ed and Betty Fiedler. She married Jim Payton in the summer of 1970.
Judy graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1969 and earned a BS in home economics at Washington State University in 1973. She and Jim later moved to Hudson. She received a master’s in child and family studies from the University of Northern Iowa, taught periodically as an associate professor in the same department, and later worked as a counselor at Alternatives Pregnancy Center.
Survived by: her husband; a daughter, Jennifer (Jeff) Doolittle; a son, John (Jessica); nine grandchildren; and two brothers, Jim (Diana) Fiedler and Dean (Jeri) Fiedler.Services: noon Saturday, Jan. 27, at Grand Avenue Baptist Church in Ames. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to Christ Community Church or The Iowa State Navigators at 4808 Idaho Circle Ames, IA 50014.
Thomas Evan Greethurst, 66, of Enterprise, died peacefully in his home early on May 8, 2018.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. on June 9, at Enterprise Christian Church on Highway 82 between Enterprise and Joseph.
Tom was born in Seattle on July 6, 1951, and adopted by Reid and Alice (Hammer) Greethurst. He grew up in Walla Walla, where he joined the Boy Scouts and began a lifelong passion for scouting before graduating from Walla Walla High School in 1969.
Tom was a very proud alumnus of Washington State University, where he studied range management and received his Bachelor’s of Science in 1975. From there Tom became a Rangemaster for the US Forrest Service, working in Wallowa County for many years. Tom was also heavily involved in fighting forest fires and was a part of the Columbia Shuttle Recovery Team in 2003.
Tom married his wife, Cathy, in 2006, and they lived together in Enterprise. After his retirement, Tom and Cathy spent their time driving their RV to national parks all over the western United States.
Tom’s passions were Scouting, WSU football, fishing, hiking, and photography. He received numerous awards and recognitions for his contributions to the Boy Scouts, and he attended every WSU football game he could.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy of 12 years; step-children, D. Bruce Ellis of Meridian, ID, Tiffany Prochaska of Meridian, ID, and Kevin Ellis of Enterprise; eight step-grandchildren; sister, Gwen Mann of Richland, WA; nephew, David; and niece, Corynn; and sister-in-law. Carol. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Reid and Alice; and his aunt, Laura Mae.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America or Enterprise Christian Church.
Bess Harter died August 5, 2012, at home in Butteville, with treasured friends and family.
Elizabeth "Bess" Ann Harter was born April 24, 1951, to Gerald and June Harter in Walla Walla, Washington. She grew up on a wheat farm and graduated from Whitman College.
She was a loving, caring wife and mother, a bountiful gardener and an avid collector with a talented eye for unique treasures. She touched us all with her unfailing sense of humor, infectious-sometimes impish-smile, free spirit and playful nature, grace in decline, and innate ability to connect with people.
In addition to her family, she leaves behind innumerous friends from throughout her life. Bess is survived by her husband, Gary Shaw; daughter, Naomi; and son, Daniel.
Graveside committal on August 15th at 2:00 PM.
There will be a Memorial Gathering at Champoeg State Park Pavillion on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at 4:00 PM
Memorial contributions may be made in Bess's honor to Rachel's Friends Breast Cancer Coalition or Friends of the Columbia Gorge.
April 3, 1949 -April 28, 2007
Walla Wallan Don E. Hauer, 58, died April 28, 2007, at Regency at The Park. A memorial service will be I I a.m. Wednesday at Jonathan M. Wainwright
Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center Chapel. The Rev. Ben Vegors will officiate. Mr. Hauer was born April 3, 1949, in Walla Walla to Norman and Ruth Isitt Hauer. He attended area schools and graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1969. Mr. Hauer worked at Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center for 37 years. He was a member Of the Eagles and Elks lodges. He loved to fish, camp and was a member of a bowling league. He cut
many cords of wood in the Blue Mountains with his friend Charlie Robertson, and enjoyed traveling to Reno, Nev. At Christmas he would dress up as Santa Claus. Mr. Hauer is survived by a daughter, Sabrina Hauer of Walla Walla; two brothers, Jerry Hauer of Walla Walla, and Chris Hauer of Texas; a grandson, William Hauer of Walla Walla; and a special friend, Ernie Cooper. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Dee Merriam, 66, of Boxholm, Iowa, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the Accura Healthcare of Ogden.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden. For online obituaries and condolences please visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com
Hazel D. Hermanns was born on July 30, 1951, California, the daughter of Edward and Vida (Hargett) Hermann. The family moved to Washington where she met Big Bob.
On October 1, 1977, Dee was united in marriage to Robert Merriam Sr. The couple moved to Wyoming and eventually moving to Ogden, Iowa, where they raised their family. Dee worked in the kitchen at Twisters bar in Pilot Mound and also at the Grandview Care Center in Dayton.
Dee loved to sew and travel. She especially loved her two dogs, Tasha and Bambi.
She is survived by Daughter, Melinda Dewsnup of Boone; son , Robert "Bob" (Katie) Merriam of Boone; sister, Kay Pettichord of Spokane WA; friend for life Mabel Buchmiller of Ogden; five grandchildren, Tony (Caitlin) Bernau, Ashley Bechtold, Grace, Hank, and Wyatt Merriam; four great-grandchildren, Jameson, Annalee, and Mikaylee Bernau and Laiken Wildt.
She was preceded by her parents, Ed and Vida Hermanns, husband, Robert "Big Bob" Merriam Sr., and son, Wayne Merriam, brother, Ernie Hermanns, sister, Charlotte Brown.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.
Linda Brannan of Bellingham passed away surrounded by family after a year long struggle with colon cancer. Linda was born in Walla Walla on August 1st, 1951 to Al and Eva James. She was raised by Al and her beloved step-mother Iris. She met and married Frank Brannan and had 2 sons, Chris and Jesse. After divorcing, she raised her sons while running a home daycare that was her life passion. She finished her working career as a social worker for the State of Washington. Linda's love for people, books, art, travel and above all else, her grandchildren will never be forgotten. Linda was preceded in death by her father and biological mother. She is survived by her step-mother, her two sons, and her 6 grandchildren. Linda's Celebration of Life will be held at Windows on the Bay, on her birthday August 1st 2015, at 5pm. Please let Jesse know if you are able to come, or RSVP through her Facebook page.
FARRENS — November 26, 2007 at her home Peggy Ann Farrens, 57, 7216 Mill Creek Rd Bom September 29, 1950 in Walla Walla, WA. Member of Fami Bureau, Beta Sigma Phi. Mill Creek Home Economics Club, Valiev Girls Barrel Racing Association, Blue Mnt Riders, Assumption Catholic Church, District 4 Aitxili-aiy. Survived by Spouse, Dean Farrens at the home 1 daughter, Tania and husband Enc Nelson, Walla WaUa, WA.; 1 son, Keith and wife Jennifer Farrens, Walla Walla, WA.; Mother, Evelyn McLain, Milton-Freewater, OR. 4 sisters,’ Marilyn Rayl, Los Molinos, CA., Kathy Hays, Tammy Ferguson, both of Walla Walla. WA., Cynthia'VanWinkle, Weston, OR.; 6 grand children; Several nieces and nephews Preceded in death by Parents
GRANTS PASS, Ore. —
Walla Walla native Rebecca Sue "Becky" Krauss, 54, died at her daughter's home here March 18, 2006, after a long battle with breast cancer. The memorial service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Pioneer United Methodist Church, 209 E. Birch St. Memorials may be made to Selah (Wash.) United Methodist Church Nursery, 1061 Selah Loop Road, 98942. Mrs. Krauss was born July 12, 1950, in Walla Walla to Robert and Helen Korfhage. She graduated in 1969 from Walla Walla High School and earned a bachelor's degree in education.
On Aug. 18, 1973, she and Alan Edward Krauss married in Walla Walla. In 1974, she became a first-grade teacher at Barge Lincoln Elementary School and taught there 16 years. She then taught kindergarten and first grade for 14 years at Roosevelt Elementary School. She retired in June 2005 after 30
years of service in the Yakima School District.
She was honored with the state of Washington Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Education and a Crystal Apple Award for the Yakima School District. She devoted her life to the education and spiritual growth of children in the Yakima Valley.
In August 2005, the couple moved to Grants Pass to be with their daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Steve Sorenson. They became members of Grants Pass Country Club an enjoyed golf together. She also enjoyed volunteering at nearby schools, walking, traveling and making plans for the new home they were
building in Grants Pass.
The Krausses and their family recently visited Hawaii which she loved. She was a member of and nursery director for many years at Selah United Methodist Church. She was a member and past president of Delta Kappa Gamma Society for Teachers and an active member of Yakima Teachers Association.
Survivors include her husband, daughter and son-in-law, and son Johnathan Krauss, all of Grants Pass; her parents, of Walla Walla; sister Ginny Roth of Lynnwood, Wash.; and two brothers, Bill Korfage of Spokane and Bob Korfhage of Medford.
Gretchen Krista Leslie passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014, from ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Gretchen was born in Walla Walla, Washington, March 25, 1951, to her parents Emily Ellen and Lynn R. Leslie. She is survived by her husband Tom Headley, son Thomas Headley III and his wife Candy McLay.
Gretchen spent most of her career in the high tech industry, working as a research librarian and information analyst for Battelle Memorial Institute, Mentor Graphics, Intel, Lattice Semiconductor, and IEEE Inc.
Gretchen joined ORSLA in 1995 and was an active participant from the beginning. By 1996 she was serving as chair of the Consulting Committee, and she was elected president-elect for the 1997-1998 year, serving as ORSLA President in 1998-1999. She was a dedicated ORSLA member, and was awarded the chapter’s Kathy Greey Memorial Award in 2002. She continued to volunteer and served as the as Public Relations chairperson in 2008 and assisting us in reviewing our governing documents more recently.
Gretchen was active in the industry associations, participating in IEEE, Inc. and ACM’s Library Advisory Groups. She was active in the Oregon library community, serving a three year term on the Oregon State Library’s Library Services and Technology Act Advisory Council, advising on the funding of public library projects. She was also instrumental in the setup of an online resource for Oregon library staff called NWCentral.org, serving with the team from 2006 through 2013.
But her favorite activity was her time on the Oregon Library Association’s MLIS Scholarship Selection Committee from 2006 – 2013, reviewing scholarship applications and recommending candidates for funding for their Masters programs in librarianship. She loved to see the candidates complete their graduate programs and move into a professional career.
Gretchen’s hobbies included reading trashy popular novels which she called “the antidote to the technical and marketing data she had to encounter in her work life.” She spent many happy hours canoeing and camping with her family, exploring Oregon State Parks, attending operas, tending to her cats, and growing gardens full of lilies and roses.
Gary McConnell, 60, of Walla Walla died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, surrounded by his family and friends. Family and friends can pay their respects at a small graveside service Thursday, May 12 at 3 p.m. at the Mount Hope Cemetery on Southwest Sixth street in College Place, Wash., where he will join his parents.
Mr. McConnell was born Jan. 2, 1951, in Spokane, Wash., to Darrell and Helen (Canady) McConnell. He spent most of his life living in the Walla Walla area near the Blue Mountains.
He worked for the City of Richland for 23 years before retiring in 2009. He also spent a lot of time in the last couple of years volunteering at The Kids' Place preschool in Walla Walla.
Mr. McConnell is survived by his wife Kathy at the home; children Marzieh of Richland, Wash., and Sterling of Spokane, Wash., and their mother Karen Dunbar of Kennewick, Wash., Rebecca of Richland and Laurie of Old Hickory, Tenn., and their mother Shannon Ault, also of Richland, and Molly, a student at the University of Washington in Seattle; younger sisters Lynn Abreu, Laurie Sherwood and Lisa Mann; and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary Regional Cancer Center Patients Needs Fund, or for Pancreatic Cancer Research, in care of Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862.
Edward Ongers passed away March 4, 2016, surrounded by the love of his family and friends. He was in the care of hospice and passed from a short battle with cancer.
Ed was born July 31, 1951, to Mary and Petier Ongers in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. He immigrated to the U.S. in February 1957 with his parents and two of his brothers. A year later a fourth brother was born. After a divorce, Mary married Byron Eastman, the father who raised the boys. Ed then had an additional two brothers by his parents, Mary and Byron.
Ed graduated Walla Walla High School in 1969 and went to work for L. P. Sawmill, where he worked for 10 years. He married Denise Monthei on Nov. 24, 1972. At Ed’s suggestion they renewed their vows 10 years later. Ed worked for Donovan Farms for 12 years, and then Konen Rock Products for a year, before hiring on with Tidewater, a job he took great pride in for 22 years. He retired in 2014.
Ed was a member of the Christ Community Fellowship church. A man of many talents, he enjoyed camping, fishing and time at the cabin, motorcycle trips, reading and cooking... he was an excellent cook, and in his spare time remodeling his home. He loved the challenge of projects and was a master woodworker. Ed was also known for his sweet tooth.
Ed was preceded in death by mother, Mary Eastman and father, Petier Ongers. He is survived by wife, Denise Ongers; sons, Shawn (Jennifer) Ongers, Cory Ongers, Eddie Ongers; father, Byron Eastman; brothers, Gary (Vickie) Ongers, Tony (Debbie) Ongers, John (Cindy) Ongers, Rocky (Stephanie) Eastman, Marty (Jennifer) Eastman; and numerous grandchildren and nieces and nephews. In 1991-92 Ed and Denise hosted Venancio Berretto Jr. from Brazil as a high school exchange student, and considered Venny to be family as well.
Ed was a hardworking family man who touched and shaped many lives. If the measure of a man is counted in the love of family and friends, Ed was a wealthy man indeed. He will be missed by many and will live on in the hearts and smiles of those left behind.
Services will be held on March 14 at 4:30 p.m. at Christ Community Fellowship, 3170 Peppers Bridge Road, Walla Walla. Memorials may be made to Walla Walla Community Hospice in care of the Herring Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
Jeannie Reyburn Clough, born June 28, 1951, passed away on January 29, 2013 and is survived by brothers Herbert, Ron and Sonny and sisters Joanne, BJ and Carol; attended Walla Walla High School and Washington State University. She was a very caring and compassionate person. Her life evolved from living and working in Hawaii and Seattle, Washington in the hotel, insurance and mortgage business. She was loved and admired by everyone who knew her and was a great person to have as a member of committees or staff due to her exceptional management and organizational skills.
She dedicated her volunteer time to "Cancer Life Line" to show support for her sister Carol. In addition she was active in Sahalee Country Club events and programs over the years. Her organizational skills were extremely good. She belonged to the Sahalee Country Club Book Group, Sahalee Womens Club and The Red Hat Society and enjoyed them all immensely. She is survived by her loving husband Don and passed away very peacefully. Remembrances can be contributed to "Cancer Life Line" in her name.
Larry Rogers was born January 25, 1950, in Walla Walla to Frank Everett Rogers and Mary Gertrude Gallagher. He passed away in his hometown of Walla Walla on May 24, 2018 at the age of 68. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 The Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla WA.
Larry was a graduate of Walla Walla High School with the class of 1969. He retired in 2016 from Walla Walla Community College where he was a Lead Maintenance Mechanic. In his spare time, Larry was a Reserve Police Officer with the Walla Walla Police Department from 1988 to 1994. He loved his time with the Police Department and the friends he made there. He enjoyed muscle cars, racing hot rods and could frequently be found working in his garage. One of his greatest joys in life was the time he spent coaching the Jobs Truck “Golden Girls” Little League Softball team and never forgot the girls he coached.
Larry is survived by his long-time partner Anita Swan, two daughters, Carrie Rogers and Martie Thomas (Vince), three sisters; Mary Sutliff (John), Kathy Rogers, and Alice Gladden (Dwight); three grandchildren; Keltan Fulmer, Ashley Fulmer, Cole Thomas and niece Sarah Jantz (Dustin). He is preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Erik Walery.
At Larry’s request there will be no service. Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Friends and family may share memories and sign the online guestbook at www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com
Suzanne L. Schatzel Niemeyer passed away at age 62 on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at home with her husband and children by her side after a courageous battle with cancer.
She leaves behind many that loved her dearly including her husband of 41 years Jim Niemeyer of Richland WA; her son Ryan Niemeyer, his wife Jennifer and their three children, Evan, Claire and Kathryn of Portland OR; her daughter Casey Thomas, her husband Paul and their two sons Elliot and Oliver of Perth, Australia; her brother Hank Schatzel and his wife Audrey of Moyie Springs ID; her sister Jeanne Schatzel Hayes and her husband Brady of Calgary, Alberta; and her nieces Jennifer Marks and Erica Glassford and nephews Bob and Brian Schatzel, and their families.
Suzanne was preceded in death by her parents John and Audrey Bramlet Schatzel and brother, Robert Schatzel.
Suzanne was born November 12, 1950 in Walla Walla WA. She attended Edison Grade School, Pioneer Junior High School and Walla Walla High School where she graduated in 1969. Some of Suzanne's fondest memories from childhood were playing kick the can and drinking kool-aid and eating popcorn with her brothers and sister and neighborhood friends. She loved riding horses and performing on the trampoline, and was ranked nationally in indoor 22 rifle shooting.
She started working at a young age, and it was while working at the Arctic Circle as a teenager that she caught the eye of her future husband. In November 1971 they were married and began their family. Suzanne loved being a Mom and did everything for her kids despite working full time. She loved going camping and motorcycling with her family and even coached Casey's softball team.
Once Ryan and Casey left home, Suzanne loved going on road trips with Jim and often spoke fondly of her vacations in Tahiti and Hawaii and train trip to Chicago. She also devoted a lot of time caring for her aging mother. In her later years, she developed a passion for knitting and looked forward to spending time with her grandchildren.
Suzanne worked at Battelle Northwest Laboratories in Richland WA for nearly thirty years. She took a great deal of pride in the quality of her work and was happily anticipating her nearing retirement.
Suzanne will always be remembered for her caring heart, love for family, determination and beautiful smile. We will miss her dearly.
A memorial service will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Center 9353 W. Clearwater, Kennewick at 11 am Saturday March 16.
I first met Allen when he was 20 years old in Bellingham. He was a member of the National Guard. We immediately became friend, and remained friends for his entire life. He had many problem, but we would talk on the phone at least once a week. I visited him in Walla Walla about 4 years ago - He was a very caring man - he would do anything for anybody -I will surely miss his weekly phone calls and input on life. I consider Allen one of my Best Friends and a Friend to all who he came across
Posted by: Greg Cory - Bellingham, WA - Friend Jun 14, 2011
Nick Stroe left us on April 14, 2014, in Lincoln City, Ore. The son of Marin and Maria Stroe. Nick graduated from Walla Walla High School and served his country as a Marine in Vietnam. He spent 40 years self employed as a painter/decorator in Tacoma and Portland Nick retired in 2007 to his beach home in Lincoln City. He valued and cherished his fond memories uf his Walla Walla friends and his family. Marin is survived by his wife, Cinda, son, Jeremy; daughters, India and Angie; brothers, Mike, Eli, Gheorge and Carl, sister, Rose; three grandchildren; 15 nephews and nieces; 24 great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his brothers, Jon and Marin; mother, Maria; and father, Marin. Nick will be remembered for his strength and courage As per Nicks request, there will be no funeral.
Lifetime area resident Corey E. Tomlinson,54,died at his home Nov. 29, 2005.
A graveside service will be 11 AM Tuesday at Blue Mountain Memorial Gardens
on Myra Road. The Rev. Mike Hinrichsen of the Blue Mountain Community Church
Memorial contributions may be made to the DARE program through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt Cremations & Funeral Services, 1551 Dalles Military Road.
Mr. Tomlinson was born September 14, 1951 in Pasco to Barney and Marjorie Gardner Tomlinson. He graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1969. He received an associate degree from Walla Walla Community College, then attended Walla Walla College.
He worked in retail sales for Montgomery Ward during high school and for a few years after college. He was also active in the family business, Walla Walla Square Ball Stickyless Popcorn, where he prepared confectionary popcorn treats.
He enjoyed traveling on family trips, riding his bicycle, and was an avid game player on his PlayStation 2. He also enjoyed cooking. He had an interest in tweaking things - such as the popcorn recipes, his bicycles and his electronics - trying to make them better.
He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Becky and Bob Vogt of Walla Walla and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Margaret VanBeek (Buerstatte)
Margaret Buerstatte, 28, Vancouver, Wash., died of leukemia Wednesday at the University of Oregon Health and Science Center. Funeral services will be at 10 AM Saturday at the Herring Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Buerstatte was born December 7, 1950 in Walla Walla. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. William C. VanBeek.
She graduated from Walla Walla High School and attended Washington State University.
She married Jeffrey J. Buerstatte January 3, 1972. He survives at the family home.
Mrs. Buerstatte was a housewife and a teacher's aide to the hearing impaired in Vancouver.
She was of the Christian faith and a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William VanBeek, Walla Walla; two brothers, John VanBeek, Rock Springs, Wyo. and James VanBeek, Walla Walla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Leukemia Foundation.