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Aldridge, Ruth  
RUTH ALDRIDGE July 20, 1921 ~ February 24, 2015 Ruth Lorraine Olson Aldridge died February 24, 2015 in California of complications from pneumonia. Her funeral will be 12:30 pm March 14, 2015 in Vancouver, Washington at the Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 1101 NE 112th Avenue. Viewing will be the evening of March 13 and prior to the funeral. Ruth was born July 20, 1921 in Watertown, South Dakota to William and Alice Olson of Florence, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed at Goodhue Lutheran Church, founded by her grandparents and others. She received her teaching certificate from Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota and taught in Dupree, SD before WWII. During WWII, Ruth worked as Rosie the Riveter at an aircraft manufacturing plant in California. She married Allen J. Aldridge in Pasadena on March 26, 1944. They returned to South Dakota and raised their four children on the Olson farm. Ruth was an active hobbyist and an accomplished seamstress in addition to working at the Codington County Assessor's office. In 1962, the family moved to Vancouver, Washington to the house Ruth occupied for the rest of her life. She worked as a civil engineering technician at Bonneville Power Administration and practiced her speaking skills at Toastmistress International club. Although in her 50's, Ruth returned to college, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications at Evergreen College in Washington. After retiring, Ruth and Al traveled around the U.S. in their RV, then chose Desert Hot Springs, California as their winter home. When Al died, Ruth continued to spend winters in California, to pursue her oil painting, and to travel extensively with friends and family. On the cruises she loved, she visited China, the Panama Canal, South America from Chile to Uruguay, the Mediterranean countries from Turkey to Spain; the Baltic Sea countries and Moscow; the St. Lawrence Seaway; and the Mississippi River on the Delta Queen. She took trips to her ancestral home in Norway, Australia, Fiji, England, Paris and Venice. In her last year of life, she still wanted to cruise the Rhone River! Ruth read voraciously, completing 8-10 books per week. She continued to cook large volumes of soup and pot roast until her last illness. She sewed prodigious quantities of lap robes for veterans (over 100 one year), even in 2014 at age 93. Ruth's family revered her as their heroine. Ruth is survived by four children: Victoria Kingslien, Virginia (and Nick) Moeller, Bill (and Denise) Aldridge, and Betty (and Marty) Schram. Her grandchildren are: Matt Barlow, Nick (and Karinna) Barlow, Shane Williams, and Heidi Williams. Her great-grandchildren are: Noah Barlow, Teo Barlow, Ayden Williams, Lauren Jurschak, and Joseph Jurschak. Condolences may be sent to Betty Schram, 7209 Kansas Street, Vancouver, WA 98664. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Mar. 3, 2015
Anderson, Marjorie Elizabeth "Marjie"  
MARJORIE "MARJIE" ELIZABETH SHADEL ANDERSON October 13, 1941 ~ February 24, 2015 Marjorie Elizabeth Shadel Anderson, 73, died Feb. 24th, 2015 in Vancouver. She was born Oct. 13, 1941 in Vancouver, WA to William and Olive Shadel. She graduated from Camas High School and participated in a variety of clubs. Marjie was active on the Rally Squad, was on the Prom court and was very involved in the Future Nurses club, to name just a few. She said her favorite "subject" was being social. Marjie started pre-nursing at Linfield University but after 1 year, transferred to Central Washington University to be with Jerry. She finished her nursing degree at Clark College in Vancouver in 1963. Four days after taking her state board nursing exams, she married Jerry at St. John's Presbyterian Church in Camas, WA. Marjie spent her adult years as a loving mother, Bible study leader, volunteer and director of the Camas-Washougal Community Pregnancy Clinic (now Pathways). Marjie is survived by her cuddly husband of 52 years, Jerry S. Anderson; son, Rob W. Anderson (wife Jill); daughters, Kathleen S. Tingwall (husband Steve) and Peggy L. Anderson-Deardorff (husband Chris); and six grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held Fri., March 6th at 11:30 a.m., at St. John's Presbyterian Church in Camas. A light reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to www.bcan.org (Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network) or Pathways Pregnancy Clinic in Camas. ( www.pathways180-partners.com ) To send condolences, please visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com and www.columbian.com/obits .
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Borto, Wladyslawa Tarnowski  
WLADYSLAWA TARNOWSKI BORTO January 22, 1917 ~ February 27, 2015 Wladyslawa Tarnowski Borto of Vancouver, WA, passed away Feb. 27, 2015. She was born in Poland to Anthony Gruszszynska and Jozefa Lzcryciniska. Wladyslawa married Stanislaw Swiderek who died in July 1964. She came to the USA in March 1966. She married Jan Tarnowski in 1966 and he died in 1974. She later moved to Hammond, IN where she married Stanley Borto. They moved to Vancouver, WA in the early 1980's and he died in 1989. Wladyslawa is survived by sons, Zbigniew and Jan "John" Swiderek; daughter-in-law, Genia Swiderek "Eugenia"; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Celina Nagorka; and granddaughter, Anna Nagorka. Please call Hamilton Mylan Funeral Home at 360-694-2537 for memorial information to be held March 6, 2015. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Bunn, Daniel Everts - Gold Hill  
DANIEL EVERTS BUNN October 15, 1925 ~ February 24, 2015 Daniel Everts Bunn passed peacefully February 24, 2015 at his Gold Hill, OR home with his wife Candy, and daughter Michelle by his side. Dan was born October 15, 1925 in Seattle, WA to Francis George Bunn and Carolyn Everts Bunn. His parents raised Dan and his three siblings in Wishram, WA, a railroad town on the Columbia River. As a young boy Dan learned and enjoyed working in his fathers general store. In 1939 at the age of 14 Dan started Wishram's first garbage service. He bought a truck and hired a 16-year-old driver, as Dan was too young to legally drive. In 1943 he graduated from White Salmon High (near Wishram) and within months enlisted in the Coast Guard. He served as a sonar man during WWII in the North Pacific. After his discharge in 1947 Dan returned to Wishram and had a short marriage to Florine Gabbert. He took over the general store from his father and was loved by the whole town, as was his father and mother; even so Dan and his younger brother Robert (Bob) had larger plans. In 1952 they bought the Corvallis Disposal Company and later merged with others to form Waste Control Systems, which operated solid-waste-related businesses up and down the Willamette Valley. Dan and Bob expanded into manufacturing, commercial rental properties and other service oriented industries. Their partnership lasted over half a century. In 1955 Dan married Pamela Parker Jenkins and together they raised three children, Michelle, Danna and Eric. The marriage ended in 1977. The solid waste collection and disposal business was only a part of Dan's life; his other career also began in the 1950's, real estate development. He was particularly adept at recognizing the potential in a piece of property. He loved this part of his life the most and he mentored many people along the way. Many have expressed thanks to Dan for his guidance in helping chart their road to success. In 1985 Dan settled in the Rogue Valley, his land development ventures were many as it was not work to him, it was fun. Land was in his blood and he never retired from it. Dan was single more than 20 years when he fell in love with his current wife Candida (Candy) Drake in 1998. Dan and Candy traveled the world, went fishing in several countries and camping all over the Pacific Northwest. Dan was active and vibrant to the end, hardly slowing down, as he got older. When Dan was 82 he started going to the gym for the first time with his wife Candy, they kept up a 3 to 4 times a week schedule until Dan was 89. Dan loved Candy's family just like his own, he cared for his ill mother-in-law in his home for her last 2 years, and he was extremely kind and attentive to her. Strength, humility, always a positive outlook and most of all generosity distinguished Dan's life. Dan was preceded in death by his parents; sister Nancy Ross and brother Bob Bunn. He is survived by his wife Candy Bunn; sister Mardy Kerr; sister-in-law Kitty Bunn; three children and their spouses, Michelle and John Sweet, Danna and Maurizio Nadalet and Eric and Georgia Bunn; five grandchildren, Kelly, Brian, Tara, Ashley and Daniel; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Sister-in-law Jo Sagert and her children Steven and Veronica who have lived with Dan for many of his last years also survive him. He's leaving a big hole in many, many hearts, which his family prays will be filled with happy memories. According to Dan's wishes, no service will be held and his ashes spread where he was married on the bank of the Rogue River at their home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army. A special thank you to Cal Lanfear and his wife Nancy for their friendship of 30 years and for the time, activities and compassion during Dan's last few months. Please sign Dan's guestbook at www.columbian.com/obits
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Published in The Columbian on Mar. 1, 2015
Danielson, Norman Carl "Norm"  
NORMAN CARL DANIELSON March 24, 1915 ~ February 12, 2015 "Norm lived a life of service." Norman Carl Danielson, 99, passed away Feb. 12, 2015. He was the second of three sons, born March 24, 1915, to Alfred and Lena Danielson of Colton, OR, where he graduated from Colton High School in 1933. Norm graduated in '38 with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Oregon. He moved to Washougal, WA on Labor Day of the same year, where he, along with his brothers, Val and Gil, purchased a hardware store. Norm was selected to manage it. When World War II broke out, he proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corp. He was stationed at Selfridge Field in Mt. Clemens, MI where he met his loving wife Audrey (Sanders). They were married Sept. 29, 1945 and traveled by train back to Washougal. They built a home there in '48 and raised two sons. They built another home in Camas, in 1965. Norm enjoyed a long and productive career in the retail business, starting with the hardware store in Washougal. In 1962, Danielson Hardware was sold and he joined his brothers in the grocery business with the purchase of Wright's Grocery business (formerly Surbeck's) in Washougal. The business and number of stores grew over the years and in 1995 at age 80, having spent 57 years in business, Norm decided to retire, selling his shares of the grocery business which encompassed four Thirftway stores in Clark County. Norm was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, serving on the church council, charter member of the Washougal Lions Club, past President of the Washougal Chamber of Commerce, lifetime member of the 182nd Masonic Lodge, The Elks Lodge, Director of the Bank of Washougal and a member of Orchard Hills Golf and Country Club. In addition to volunteering his time to the community, Norm contributed generously to his church, Danielson Hall, which bears his name, Camas Boys and Girls Club, Washougal and Camas School Foundations, and the Washougal Soccer Field, also bearing his name. Norm was also active with the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington and the Columbia Land Trust of Vancouver. He started the Norman C. Danielson Foundation, a charitable foundation benefiting the Camas, Washougal, and East Vancouver communities. Norm loved golf, travel (and travel included golf), senior activities with his church, and lunches with long time friends each week. Norm is survived by sons, William of Vancouver and Douglas (Susan) of Camas; grandchildren, Brooke (Jon) Jordan of Camas and Derek of Vancouver; sister-in-law, Alice Danielson of Vancouver; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey in 2000; and his two brothers. Norm's life will be celebrated on Mon., March 9 at Zion Lutheran Church at 11:00 a.m.. Straub's Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers you may donate to the: Community Foundation of Southwest Washington, 610 Esther Street, Suite 201, Vancouver, WA 98660 https://www.cfsww.org/ Telephone: (360) 694-2550 To send condolences or to sign the online guest books please visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com and www.columbian.com/obits .
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Freed, Norma Dean  
NORMA DEAN (SHAW) FREED January 19, 1932 ~ February 24, 2015 Norma Dean Freed passed away on February 24, 2015, exactly two years to the day after her beloved late husband Ron. Norma was born on January 19, 1932 in Sacramento, CA to Frank A. and Iora E. Shaw. Norma met the love of her life, Ron, while he was stationed at Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento, and married him on May 3, 1953. Norma was a fabulous cook, known especially for her favorite course, dessert. She was an avid quilter, completing more than 70 quilts in her lifetime. She was a talented seamstress and knitter. She loved reading, working in her yard tending to her flowers, stopping at local garage sales to add to her collection of dishes, and playing card games. Norma is survived by son Ron (Sally) of Washougal; daughter Sherry (Wayne) Ruiter of Pasco, WA; son Mark of Camas; grandchildren Kira, Ryne, Brandon and Kalee; great-granddaughter Kinslee; special niece Hisako "Pinky" Bennett of Vancouver; brother Bill of Sacramento; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members, and treasured friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Ron; parents Frank and Iora; brother Jack; and sisters Betty and Dorothy. Straub's Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of arrangements. No public service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Norma's name to the American Cancer Society. Please sign her guestbook at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Geiger, Linda Sue  
LINDA SUE (BROWN) GEIGER December 16, 1947 ~ February 18, 2015 It is with untold sadness that we announce the passing of Linda Sue Geiger. A spirited soul, she exited this world in the loving arms of her husband and daughters while receiving loving caresses and words of endearment on February 18, 2015. Linda was 67 years old. Born to William "Bill" and Rosalie Brown in Vancouver, WA, Linda attended and graduated from Hudson's Bay High School in 1966. It was there that she met the love of her life, Merle Geiger. Linda and Merle wed in 1967 and built a life filled with a focus on family, love, laughter, and mutual admiration that lasted for nearly 48 blissful years. A loving and dedicated wife, as well as an involved and devoted mother to her daughters, she took great pride in the responsibilities that each role presented. As a driven and passionate career woman, Linda began her career at 1st Independent Bank. Putting her generous, giving heart to use she was a longtime employee at MJ Murdock Charitable Trust as a Grants Manager. An accomplished woman, she was twice named Business Woman of the Year by the American Business Women's Association. She continued her love of philanthropic interests after relocating to St. Paul, MN in 1992 at the Minnesota Private College Foundation and after moving to Fort Worth, TX in 1999 she lent her many talents to the Bass Performance Hall children's programs. In 2004, Linda joined the ranks of the happily retired where she would spend endless hours cultivating her garden. The glory of gardening for Linda was when her hands were in the dirt; her head in the sun and her heart was embedded in nature. Nurturing her garden not only fed her body and mind but more profoundly her soul. Linda lives on, etched in our memories and stored in the forgotten corners of our lives. Linda was a woman of spirit and compassion, she had an inner light and strength that seemed to fill the room with hope; it made one want to savor it and not let it go. Many were inspired by her courage and her fortitude, both of which fueled her journey. Linda's interests shaped her personality and belief system into one that emphasized a love for adventure, integrity and selflessness. Linda was preceded in death by her beloved parents, brother George C. Brown and granddaughter, Waverly Hope Douglas. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Merle; children Jennifer Lynn Geiger-Douglas and husband Michael Douglas, Minde Merle Geiger and husband Jason Johnson; sister Pamela Farwell; and granddaughters Bailey Rose Douglas (16) and Emily Rose Roberts (21). While her passing causes a profound sadness, her life is cause for great celebration. Please join friends and family from near and far to celebrate her life and contributions on Tues., March 17, 2015, 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens 101 NE 112th Ave, Vancouver, WA. A celebration of life party will follow at the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay, 100 Columbia Street, Vancouver, WA. Please sign Linda's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Haldeman, Lewis - Vancouver  
LEWIS HALDEMAN July 27, 1920 ~ February 24, 2015 Lewis Haldeman, 94, of Vancouver, WA passed away February 24, 2015. He was born July 27, 1920 in Vancouver to Selma and Lewis Haldeman. Lewis graduated from Vancouver High school and attended Washington State University in Pullman. He married the love of his life, Elsie Nelson Haldeman of Hockinson on December 19, 1941. He served in the Navy during WWII supervising aircraft repairs and continued with a career at Alcoa. Lewis loved playing the clarinet and saxophone. He also enjoyed writing poetry, swimming in the ocean, jogging, camping, taking road trips, and in his youth playing many sports. He loved his family including all of his nieces and nephews. For many years he attended St Paul Lutheran Church. Lewis is survived by daughters Joanne (Walton) Frederick and Jill (Lanny) Cawley. He has three grandsons, Jay (Jodi) Frederick, Michael (Miho) Frederick and Alexander (special friend Jolene Port) Cawley. He has four great grand- children. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Elsie; and brother, William. Inurnment will be Friday, March 6, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in Park Hill Cemetery, 5915 E Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, followed by a memorial service at 4:00 p.m., at the Vancouver Funeral Chapel, 110 E. 12 St. Vancouver Memorial donations are appreciated to The American Heart Association or the charity of your choice. Please share memories at www. VancouverFuneralChapel. net and sign his guestbook at www.columbian.com/obits
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Hartman, Leon Alfred  
LEON ALFRED HARTMAN December 13, 1957 ~ January 21, 2015 Leon Hartman passed peacefully at his home in Vancouver, WA. Born in Vancouver on December 13, 1957. A graduate of Hudson Bay High School. Leon was a very shy person, but was loyal, humorous and had many close friends. He loved the beach, deep sea fishing and clamming. He was a great handyman. He is survived by his brother, Larry; two sisters, Luella and Lucinda; and parents, Lee and Leana Hartman. A small service will be held Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Ocean Park Community Church, 26709 Veron Avenue Ocean Park, WA. Please sign his guestbook at www.columbian.com/obits
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Huges, Mary  
MARY HUGHES September 25, 1935 ~ February 27, 2015 "Mary was a beautiful soul who touched everyone around her. She would smile and suddenly the world was a beautiful place." Mary Hughes, 79, passed peacefully away in her sleep on Fri. morning, Feb. 27, 2015 in Battle Ground, WA after a year and a half of being on hospice. On Aug. 28, 2013, Mary was placed on hospice with just 6 months to live. She defied the odds and fought gallantly and survived for a year and a half longer and we were fortunate to get this extra time with her. Even as Mary lost more and more of herself, she never let it get her down and was able to keep her joy. She was born on a beautiful a Wed. on Sept. 25th, 1935, in Brussels, Belgium to Elie and Marcel Mauen. Mary had many gifts. Starting at an early age she studied as a pianist for 12 years at the Royal Academy of Music in Brussels. Later, she spent two years studying to be a nurse, but realized that it was not her calling. Mary met her loving husband Bill in 1958 at the Worlds Fair in Brussels, and then just 8 months later got married in Dover, England and remained happily married for the rest of her life. Together, they lived in France, New York, England, and finally settled in Mt. Home, ID where they resided for 30 years. In 2003, Mary and Bill moved to Battle Ground to be closer to their family and grandkids. Mary was charitable and giving, always caring and worrying about those less fortunate. She regularly volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul's Food Bank. Mary was an artist and an accomplished award-winning ceramicist. While in Idaho, she owned a ceramic shop named Mary's Mud Hut, which was her heart and passion. For those that knew or met Mary, they instantly loved her. No matter whom she met, it was always accompanied with an invitation to come over and have coffee. Mary was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The world is a little less bright. Mary is survived by her loving husband, William Hughes of 56 amazing years; two sons, Bryan (Tom) and Patrick (Tami); and three grandchildren, Nicole, Tyler and Hailey. Services will be held on Fri., March 6th at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Battle Ground, WA. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Vancouver's Vincent de Paul's Food Bank. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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