Recent Obituaries and Guest Books
Name
Detail
Last
Name
All | A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Ahl, Bruce C.  
BRUCE C. AHL May 18, 1961 ~ January 15, 2015 Bruce was born in Portland, OR to Clyde and Rita Ahl. He passed away in Milwaukie, OR at the age of 53. Family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Skyline Memorial Gardens. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
Share Memories and Condolences
+
Read Obituary
Published in The Columbian on Jan. 25, 2015
Cole, June  
JUNE COLE November 26, 1917 ~ January 10, 2015 June Cole, 97, of Hazel Dell (Vancouver, WA) passed away in her home on Jan. 10, 2015. She was surrounded by many friends and family, including many of her caregivers, who loved and revered her. They came to wish her well in her next phase of existence, to celebrate the inspiring way she lived her life, and all the beneficial echoes from her life that she leaves behind for us all. June was born Nov. 26, 1917 in Tacoma, WA near her home in Mt. Vernon. She was a musician, learning to play in the Roaring 20's. Her four boys grew up with her playing on a grand piano, songs like Deep Purple, Alexander's Rag Time Band, Rhapsody in Blue and Stardust. June was the LDS Ward Organist, Stake Organist, Choir Director and Temple Organist. June was also an impressive craftsperson, adept at knitting, sewing, crocheting, needlepoint, macramé and tatting. The shirts, sweaters, tablecloths, afghans, quilts and wall art she created were beautiful and practical. June was never happier than when digging in the dirt. She was prolific at organic gardening and mulching. When her 1st husband, Howard Probstfeld, died in 1952, June was left to raise four boys with limited resources. In spite of this, all of her sons thought, and still think today, they had an idyllic childhood. She created an extensive garden to feed them. She canned nearly everything. The boys' friends often wanted to eat with them because they said she was the best cook in the neighborhood. June married Clark Cole a few years later and was happily married for over 40 years until he passed away. She taught her sons to deal with their problems without complaints and not burden other people with them; to first and foremost, pull their own weight and if they could pull more, to help other people. She loved helicopter rides and took many trips around Mt. St. Helens. June is survived by her three sons, Steve, Dave and Doug Probstfeld; four grandchildren, Eric and Ryan Probstfeld, Andrea Doyle and Katrina Powers; and four great-grandchildren, Max, Alex, Elizabeth and Madeleine Probstfeld. Services were held on Jan. 14, 2015 at the St. John's Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 9728 NE 50th Ave., Vancouver, WA. (360) 573-6780 Any donations go to Deseret Industries ( http://deseretindustries.org ). Please sign her guest book at www.columbian.com/obits .
Share Memories and Condolences
+
Read Obituary
Published in The Columbian on Jan. 25, 2015
Heroux, Nicholas Allen "Lil Nicky"  
NICHOLAS "LIL NICKY" ALLEN HEROUX June 26, 1985 ~ January 12, 2015 "Nick's life was far too short on time, but long on love. We will miss his beautiful smile and hope that we will never forget his laugh." On January 12, 2015, we lost Nicholas Allen Heroux "Lil Nicky", unexpectedly, to a fatal asthma attack at home in LaCenter, WA, at the age of 29. Nicholas put his family first, and was always willing to help any of his family members and friends who were in need. His passions in life were low riders and being the very best uncle to his young nephews. Nicholas is survived by parents, Douglas Heroux and Lynne (Brian) Adams; siblings, Jessica Davis, Joshua Heroux and Samantha Adams; nephews, Ethan Davis, Landen Winkinson and Elliot Davis; grandfathers, Bud Webster and Elmer Heroux; as well as several special aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by grandmothers, Donna Webster and Elverna Rudd; and cousins, Mickey Heroux and Erika Dual. A memorial service and a celebration of Nick's life will be held at the Regent Restaurant, 3353 Washington Way, Longview, WA on Sat., Jan. 31, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
Share Memories and Condolences
+
Read Obituary
Published in The Columbian on Jan. 25, 2015
Hill, Joyce Ione  
JOYCE IONE HILL December 22, 1921 ~ January 14, 2015 Joyce Ione Hill, 93, passed away on Jan. 14, 2015. She was born the eldest of 7, on Dec. 22, 1921, to her parents Joseph and Gladys Mackey in Cass Lake, MN. A Camas/Washougal, WA resident since 1941, Joyce worked as a receptionist for Dr. Stefan. She is survived by her daughter, Virginia Jemtegaard; numerous grandchildren, great, great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Ross Hill; her son, Gary; and two grandsons. To sign the online guest books, please go to www.brownsfh.com and www.columbian.com/obits .
Share Memories and Condolences
+
Read Obituary
Published in The Columbian on Jan. 25, 2015
Hill, Lynlee Margarete  
LYNLEE MARGARETE (POWERS) HILL January 22, 1970 ~ January 19, 2015 Lynlee Margarete (Powers) Hill, 44, of Stites, ID, formerly of Woodland, WA, passed on to a better place Jan. 19th, 2015. She was born in Yakima, WA to Doc and Annie Powers on Jan. 22, 1970. Lynlee is survived by the love of her life, husband Michael; sons, William and Kevin; mother, Annie Powers; three brothers, Ron, Mitchell (Adrienne) and Eric (Holly); two sisters, Wendy Dravenstatt (Jim) and Dempsie Steen (Jeff); four nephews and one niece. She was preceded in death by her father, Doc Powers. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
Share Memories and Condolences
+
Read Obituary
Published in The Columbian on Jan. 25, 2015
Hubbard, Donald "Bing"  
DONALD "BING" HUBBARD November 26, 1931 ~ January 18, 2015 Donald W. Hubbard was born in Eureka, CA, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 1931, to Alice Mabel Rudling and Joeseph Wade Hubbard. He died Jan. 18, 2015, in Vancouver, WA. Donald was his father's "little bum". When Donald's late brother, Robert, said "little bum', it sounded like Bing. After that, Bing was his name. Bing is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carabelle; his sons, Michael (Lynn) and Patrick (Donna); his brother, George; grandsons, Brandon, Nik and Deja (Nik's wife, his granddaughter, by marriage); as well as Nik and Deja's daughters, Madison, Alleiah and Lillianna. Preceding Bing in death were his son, Joseph Hubbard; brother, Robert Hubbard; Olive Hubbard (mother-in-law as well as sister-in-law). Bing loved sports, both watching and playing. During his high school days, he played football and was a Trico League All Star as a senior, and was the catcher in baseball. As a father, he managed Little League teams. His baseball team was the Mariners (good or bad). Golf and harmless gambling were also favorites. A pipefitter, he worked at the Camas Paper Mill for 44 years, the last few years as the supervisor of those men and women pipefitter's. Most of all, he loved his family and when his wife asked him to pray with her, he said, "I believe in God and Jesus, but I pray for myself.". Bing's Memorial Service will be held at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 2350 Main St., Washougal, WA at 1:00 p.m., Fri., Jan. 23, 2015. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Share House, 1115 W. 13th St., Vancouver, WA 98660. To send condolences or sign Bing's guest books, visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com and www.columbian.com/obits .
Share Memories and Condolences
2
Read Obituary
Published in The Columbian on Jan. 22, 2015
Jander, Mark Henry - VANCOUVER  
MARK HENRY JANDER March 31, 1934 ~ January 15, 2015 " Mark had a great zest for life, a passion for young people and an enormous heart. He was a wonderful husband, father, friend, mentor, coach, and all-around great guy." Mark Henry Jander, 80, died Jan. 15, 2015, at his home in Vancouver, WA. He was born March 31, 1934, in Mt. Kisco, NY to Henry Bernard Jander and Ann Jane Hughes Jander, the youngest of four children. He lived in Westport, CT until 1944 when his family moved to Tangier Island, VA, a small island in Chesapeake Bay. Mark fell in love with the island like a true Tangier waterman. The family's adventure on Tangier Island is delightfully recounted in his mother's memoir, Crab's Hole. In 1946, he went to Northfield Mount Hermon School, Mount Hermon, MA, graduating in 1950. Mark attended the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 1954 and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in 1961. He also earned a Master of Science in Physics from Morgan State University. In 1954, Mark married Nancy Jo Craven. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954-57 as a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne, and was stationed in Munich, Germany. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves, retiring in 1994. After graduating from the University of Virginia, Mark worked as engineer in industry, including Snyder's Pretzels -a family favorite to this day. In 1969, Mark began a second career as a Physics teacher. He taught at Patapsco High School in Baltimore, MD and Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA. He returned to Northfield Mount Hermon School as a teacher in 1978. Mark ended his teaching career at Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma, WA. While teaching, he also coached soccer, swimming and lacrosse. In 2008, Mark and Nancy Jo moved from Gig Harbor, WA to Vancouver, WA. A lifelong learner, Mark read widely in science and politics, and was active in many political and social concerns. He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church. Mark loved the outdoors and traveling. How many people can say they have been to the Khyber Pass?! Vivacious and charming, he could engage anyone in a spirited conversation. His nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and grandchildren, adored him, for he took an active interest in their lives. Mark loved to sing and dance, and appreciated good food and fine wines. Athletic and fit throughout his life, he loved sports, particularly soccer and lacrosse. For a number of years, Mark led the Northfield Mt. Hermon class of 1950 annual Giving Campaign and received special recognition from the school for his contribution. Loved by so many in his rich life, he will be greatly missed. Mark is survived by his daughter, Holly Jander Williams, her husband Ken, of Vancouver, and grandchildren, Ian and Mark; his son, Owen Jander and wife Nancy Hollister, and grandchildren, Keaton and McKenna; his son, Kevin Jander, and special friend Patty Gamelin; his sister, Sylvia Jander; his brother-in-law, Gene Cox; his sister-in-law, Joan Jander, and her husband Simon Shima; seven nieces and nephews; and his special friend, Patricia Joy Stepp. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Kent Jander; and his wife, Nancy Jo. His brother, Owen Jander, passed away January 21, 2015. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time and place to be announced. Memorial donations may be made to Northfield Mount Hermon School, One Lamplighter Way, Mount Hermon, MA 01354; the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation, P.O. Box 2384, Vancouver, WA 98668-2384, where he worked at the Book Nook; the Tangier Island Health Foundation, PO Box 788, Irvington, VA 22480 or to a charity of the donor's choice. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
Share Memories and Condolences
3
Read Obituary
Published in The Columbian on Jan. 25, 2015
Neder, William Henry "Bill"  
WILLIAM "BILL" HENRY NEDER August 12, 1938 ~ January 9, 2015 William "Bill" Henry Neder, 76, died Jan. 9, 2015 in his home in Washougal, WA. He was born Aug. 12, 1938 in La Grande, OR to Pete and Gracia Neder, the younger brother of Norma Neder Schaet. Bill will always be remembered for his love of family, his great sense of humor, and his love of sports. His favorite past time was a good game of golf, which he was able to play up until a year prior to his passing. Bill is survived by his wife, Jane; his five daughters and their spouses: Billinda Jantzer, Tara and Mike Cline, Debbie and Boyd Hopkins, Kim and Louis Lansbary, and Shelly and Gary Lively; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. Please join us in a celebration of Bill's life, in the reception hall at the Zion Lutheran Church, 824 NE 4th Ave., Camas, WA, on Sat., Jan. 31, 2015, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Bring any pictures, stories, or golf score cards you would like to share. The dress is casual and all are welcome. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
Share Memories and Condolences
+
Read Obituary
Published in The Columbian on Jan. 25, 2015
Olsen, Shirley Jane Holland  
SHIRLEY JANE INGRAM HOLLAND-OLSEN June 17, 1920 ~ January 19, 2015 Shirley Jane Ingram Holland-Olsen was born June 17, 1920, in the small Palouse town of St. John, Washington. Her pioneer family welcomed Shirley and her identical twin, Phyllis, into a progressive farming community that took great pride in a strong work ethic, in advanced education, and in athletics. Shirley grew up riding horses, pheasant hunting with her father, churning butter, roller skating (on their one block of sidewalk in town), ice skating on the garden they flooded, playing high school basketball, and being involved in music and debate. She represented the State of Washington in a national college debate in Washington D.C. Shirley's roots were in the Palouse soil; and she found even greater joy in her friendships and challenges at WSC (WSU). She and Phyllis were the first majorettes for the WSC marching band, and were members of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Shirley earned her BS in Home Economics, while working half time as Assistant Editor for College Publicity. She connected with Jim Holland through ROTC at WSU, and thought he was the best dancer on campus. So she married the civil engineer in Pullman in 1943. When the U.S. entered WWII, Shirley obtained a War Emergency Certificate and taught Home Economics in Pullman, Walla Walla, and Longview. When Jim returned as a war hero (earning a Silver Star building airstrips in the Pacific Theatre), they moved throughout the NW while Jim managed highway construction projects for Peter Kiewit. Shirley and Jim had two sons, Jim and Bob; and when both boys entered school, the family settled permanently in Vancouver. Shirley never lost the work ethic she inherited from her pioneer family. She was constantly active, as Cub Scout den mother, Little League board member, Sunday school teacher, substitute school teacher, interior decorator, tennis player, and community volunteer. She was a founding member of Friends of Hospice, and was active in young Audiences and the Republican Women. She was a senior intern for Senator Slade Gorton, and was a member of the Vancouver Historical Society, Washington State Pioneers, and DAR. She played tennis regularly with her friends until she was 70. Shirley opened a new chapter in her remarkable life when in 2010, she received a call from a friend of 75 years who had also been widowed. Seattle attorney Harold F. Olsen was from Davenport, a small town not far from St. John; and he had known Shirley and Jim since 1942 at WSC. Ole (also a Silver Star recipient for his bravery in North Africa in WWII) was still in touch with Shirley and her family. The friendship proved to be profound. Shirley and Ole married in 2011, and made their home in Seattle, among children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren from the Holland and Olsen clans. They had a full life together for four years. Despite her boundless energy in the community, Shirley will be best remembered as a warm, and always fun-loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother "GG", and mother-in-law. Shirley teased and prodded people into mischief and laughter. She was a spark in any gathering, and a force for good everywhere she went. Shirley never allowed her life or her companions to be boring. The day before she died, she cheered on the Seattle Seahawks in their unforgettable win over the Packers, and she and Ole shared Happy Hour together. The morning of January 19, 2015, she awoke with clarity and energy, then faded away quickly and quietly, with family, holding hands with Jimmy and Brooke. She will be missed by many, especially by her sons, Jim and Bob; by her grandchildren, Jim Holland (Tiffany) of Mercer Island and Brooke Holland Strong (Mike) of Bainbridge Island; by her great-grandchildren, Charlotte Hope Strong (6), William Michael Strong (4), Holland Hope Strong (4 mo.s), Katherine Ann Holland (5), Julia Grace Holland (2); and by her daughter-in-law, Randi. Shirley would like to be remembered joyfully, as she had a deep and abiding faith in God. She would like any remembrances to be donated to Friends of Hospice, PO Box 3116, Vancouver, WA 98668, or at friends-of-hospice.org . She has asked her family to hold a small memorial service in Thornton, Washington, sometime after harvest. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
Share Memories and Condolences
+
Read Obituary
Published in The Columbian on Jan. 25, 2015
Ryan, Josephine M. "Jo"  
JOSEPHINE "JO" M. RYAN January 30, 1936 ~ January 21, 2015 Josephine "Jo" M. Ryan, the daughter of Timothy and Mildred Eten was born in Vancouver, WA, Jan. 30, 1936. She was a graduate of Providence Academy in 1954. Jo died on Jan. 21, 2015 in Longview, WA. She was a longtime resident of Vancouver and recently resided near Mossyrock at Lake Mayfield. Jo was a Vancouver school bus driver in the 1970's and she worked part time at Old Tymer's flowers. Jo is survived by her husband, Donald J. Ryan; their four children: Mike Ryan, Terri Sprinkling, Cindy O'Malley and Lisa Veysey; her sisters, Julienne Eten and Joan Aspaas; brothers, Jack Eten, Tim Eten and Paul Eten; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Celebration of Jo's life will be June 6, 2015, more info to follow. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
Share Memories and Condolences
3
Read Obituary
Published in The Columbian on Jan. 24, 2015
Search results for:
Obituaries in The Columbian
Displaying 10 out of 1000+ Results
Powered by Legacy.com
Refine Your Search
Powered by Legacy.com
Reset Search
Search Obituaries & Guest Books
You are searching
Helpful Services

Create a Lasting Memorial

Share your loved one's story with a Legacy.com Memorial Website.

Find Advice & Support

Funeral Home Information

Additional Links

Powered By Legacy.com