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Chamberlain, Rose Marie  
ROSE MARIE (RISNER) CHAMBERLAIN January 30, 1937 ~ August 16, 2016 Rose Marie Risner-Chamberlain was born January 30, 1937 in Cooke County, Chicago, Illinois. Rose Marie joined the Lord on August 16, 2016. She worked for the Camas Paper Mill for nearly 40 years serving as a store room clerk and also in charge of inventory. Rose Marie loved the outdoors, going camping, hunting/fishing and riding ATV's with her husband Larry and many other close friends and family. Rose Marie is survived by her loving husband, Larry Chamberlain, of 43 years; brothers, Larry, David, Jack and Ray Risner; sisters, Beverly Risner, Betty Jo Risner-Brandon and Dawn Risner; children, Mitchell Dobbs, Angela Chamberlain-Martinell, Tony Dobbs and Clellie Dobbs. She was preceded in death by Gordon and Ron Risner, Carol Jean Risner-Batten, Marty Dobbs and Lonnie Chamberlain. Rose Marie had eight grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She took great pride and joy in her grandchildren. ~ Rose Marie is dearly loved and will be greatly missed. ~ A memorial service to be held on Saturday, August 27th at 1:00 at Lacamas Lake Lodge in Camas, WA. Please sign her Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 23, 2016
Fischer, Gary John - Camas  
GARY JOHN FISCHER February 9, 1940 ~ August 15, 2016 On August 15, 2016, Gary John Fischer passed away 18-months after being diagnosed with bile duct cancer. He was surrounded by his immediate family. Gary was born in a small house in Fern Prairie, WA on February 9, 1940. He was the 4th son born to Lloyd and Margaret Fischer. He attended Camas High School and worked on the Fischer family farm as well as the Camas Paper Mill. In 1958, Gary was drafted into the Army and sent to Germany, where he served for 2 years. When he returned to the states, he met and married the love of his life, Ciria Noemi Peinado. For 25 years they lived and raised their two daughters, Kimberly and Diana in Glendale, California. After working as a truck driver for 25 years, Gary retired from Sysco Foods and moved back to Prune Hill in Camas, Washington to be close to his daughters and grandchildren. Gary lived a simple life. He had a passion for golf and was very good. He loved playing with his brother Neil and several of his nephews. Gary was also a wonderful Grandpa to his 3 grandsons and 2 granddaughters. They were his prides of joy and he loved them very much and spent lots of time with them at family gatherings as well as individually. Gary enjoyed daily visits to KFC, Camas Safeway and IHOP. No matter who you were, Gary treated you like family. He was a kind spirit, caring, supportive, happy and always making everyone around him smile and laugh, either with a funny joke, a silly story of the past or from a good tickle. Grandpa loved being surrounded by kids because in life, he truly was a kid at heart. Gary was preceded in death by his brothers, Ken Fischer, Alan Fischer; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Duane Buhrmester; nephew, Steven Allyn; niece, Lori Fischer; and the love of his life of 45 years, Ciria Fischer. Gary is survived by his two daughters, Kimberly Daniels (spouse Michael Daniels), Diana Fischer; and his grandchildren, Conor, Andrew, Sidney, Kaeli and Rebecca; as well as his brothers, Neil Fischer, Loren Fischer; and sister, Jean Wollom. Gary's life will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 23rd, 10AM at Evergreen Memorial Gardens at 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684. There will be a reception immediately following at his residence in Camas, WA. Please sign Gary's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 23, 2016
Graham, L.C. "Bill"  
L. C. "BILL" GRAHAM December 11, 1927 ~ August 18, 2016 L.C. "Bill" Graham, 88, of Vancouver, WA, passed away Aug. 18, 2016. He was born in Purvis, MS to Lenard C. and Adella Graham. Bill served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He later worked as a merchandiser at Montgomery Wards in Portland, OR. Bill was a Boy Scout leader for many years and enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and camping. Survivors include his wife, Retha Fern Graham "Chris", of 69 years; son, Lenard C. (Joyce) Graham; grandchildren, Ryan Graham and Scott Graham of Vancouver, WA, and Kristina Adams of Klamath Falls, OR; and great-grandchildren, Jacob Graham, Tyler and Jared Adams. He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Chris Lavell Graham. A visitation will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens on Fri., Aug. 26, 2016 at 10a.m., followed by a graveside service at 11a.m. Special thanks to Westview Care and Kaiser Hospice. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 24, 2016
Grimm, Mary Lee - Battle Ground  
MARY LEE (LOBDELL) GRIMM January 19, 1946 ~ August 15, 2016 Mary passed away after a long illness. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, always there with a helping hand. She was so generous to all. She is now at peace in the Lord's loving arms. Mary always had a great love of music and having fun. She was an excellent seamstress, and made hundreds of warm blankets that she donated to area children through the years. She had a special talent for gardening and flower arranging. Mary is survived by her husband of 48 years, Mike, and her son, Michael and daughter-in-law, Susan, of Battle Ground, WA; sisters, Lois, Ruth, Betty, and Patti; brothers, John, Jim, and Rick; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Jean, Billie, Odile, and Carol Ann. There will be a memorial service on Thursday, August 25th at 11:00AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1603 N. Parkway Ave., Battle Ground, WA. Please sign Mary's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 23, 2016
Lealos, Carrie  
CARRIE (ROSEN) LEALOS May 29, 1923 ~ August 19, 2016 Carrie Lealos, 93, longtime Vancouver, WA resident, passed away August 19 after a lengthy struggle with congestive heart failure. Carrie was born on a farm in North Dakota and met her now deceased husband, Leonard, in the beet fields. Moving to Seattle, she became a Rosy the Riveter in the shipyards, while Leonard served his country in the Merchant Marines. After the war, the couple migrated to Vancouver where Carrie gave birth to five children. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes parish and spent her spare time working on handcrafts, sewing, building dolls, and tole painting. Carrie is survived by two daughters, Kelley and Karen; and two sons, Ron and Tim. Leonard and one son, Bob, preceded Carrie in death. Services will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens on Friday, August 26 at 12:30. Please sign her Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 23, 2016
O'Shea, Barbara Ann  
ARBARA ANN O'SHEA October 18, 1949 ~ August 18, 2016 Barbara Ann O'Shea died Aug. 18, 2016 at the age of 66 after a long battle with chronic pancreattis and other complications. She was born to James Jeremiah and Helen Irene O'Shea on Oct. 18, 1949 in Fargo, ND. Barb put herself through college as a single parent to be a florist while she worked as a waitress and a bartender throughout the years. She was responsible for starting the floral department in 11 different Safeway stores in Clark County and eventually opened her own shop where she worked for several years. She loved her family, God, and her country a great deal. Barb was a special person who had many wonderful friendships throughout her life time. She will be missed by many people. "Barb", "mom", "Bobby", "grandma" is survived by her son, Thomas Harry Eaton; grandchildren, Bailey Thomas Keith Bruner, Atalaya Jezreel Bruner; great-grandchild, Haley Tauriel Petterson; and siblings, George Stephan O'Shea, Susan Marie O'Shea, Michael Timothy O'Shea, and Mark Allen O'Shea. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Patty Weisenborn; and her brother, Jerry O'Shea. The funeral will be held at Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home, Sat., Aug. 27th, 11a.m. with a graveside service to follow at Mother Joseph Catholic Cemetery at 1p.m. There will also be a Celebration of Life at Pauls Elbow Room starting 7p.m., Sun., Aug. 28th. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 25, 2016
Welch, Virginia Alice  
VIRGINIA ALICE (MERZ) WELCH March 14, 1918 ~ August 18, 2016 Virginia Alice (Merz) Welch was born at home in Helvetia, Oregon. Her parents, John and Alice (Yungen) Merz were Swiss immigrants and dairy farmers. She was the seventh of twelve children and although her remarkable family was proud of their heritage they were firmly rooted in America. In 1933, the family finally settled into a large house on Meeker Drive in Kalama, WA. Virginia graduated from Kalama High School in 1936 and attended Pacific University for a year and a half. She married William T. Welch in 1941 and they lived in Kalama until 2002. She was a devoted daughter to her beloved parents and her large family frequently gathered at the homestead for dinners and reunions. Virginia was active in the Kalama community for many years before she returned to full time work in Longview. She retired as the chief deputy clerk at the Cowlitz County Clerks office in 1982. Her three daughters, grandchildren, and extended family were the focus of her life. In retirement, she and Bill traveled each winter to Desert Hot Springs to golf with their friends. Bill and Virginia moved to the Salmon Creek area of Vancouver in 2002 to be closer to their children. After Bill's passing in 2005, Virginia remained in her condo until age 96, when she moved to assisted living at Bonaventure, Salmon Creek. Virginia freely shared her good nature and optimism and led a vital life until her death. Every day was good if she could talk with a friend or meet a new one. She was the last of her siblings to pass and held her extended family close to her heart. She considered her daughters to be her best friends and was always present to give them help, advice and comfort. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was a constant and positive presence in their lives. They will greatly miss the embrace of her smile and arms. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; and eleven brothers and sisters; and her husband, Bill Welch; and sons-in-law, Ronald Buck and Martin Sowders. Virginia is survived by her daughters, Penny L. Buck of La Mesa, CA, Rebecca Sowders Palm and John Palm of Ridgefield, WA, and Cindy Jones and Michael Jones of Ridgefield, WA; along with three grandchildren, Marcus Dean Buck of La Mesa, CA, Timmothy Martin Sowders and his children, Zoee, William and Isabella, of Ridgefield, WA and Lily Jones of Paris, France. She will also be missed by 47 nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 28th at 1:30p.m. in the Kalama Community Building, Kalama, WA. Please sign Virginia's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 23, 2016

Obituaries from the Past Week

Aspaas, David Arthur  
DAVID ARTHUR ASPAAS January 4, 1947 ~ July 28, 2016 David Aspaas, 69, passed away from lung cancer on July 28th, 2016 in Vancouver, WA while surrounded by family and close friends. David was born in Vancouver, WA on January 4, 1947. He is survived by his wife, Helma Aspaas; his children, Marco and Corina; his granddaughter, Isabella; his brothers and sister, John (Joan), Julia (Robert), Ron (JoAnne) and Richard (Patti); and was predeceased by his father and mother, Lloyd and Barbara Aspaas. Grave-side services will be held at Willamette National Cemetery on August 24, 2016 at 11:00a.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at the American Legion in Vancouver, WA located at, 4607 NE St. James Rd., Vancouver, WA 98663 from 2:30p.m.-5:00p.m. Memorial donations may be made in David's name to the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation. Please sign David's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 21, 2016
Dunn, Robert L. "Coach" - Olympia  
ROBERT L. "COACH" DUNN April 4, 1934 ~ August 5, 2016 Robert "Bob" Dunn, 82, passed on August 5, 2016, leaving behind an enduring legacy as a dedicated high school teacher, honored coach, and devoted husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend. Bob was born to William H. Dunn and Harriet Sage Dunn, both educators, on April 24, 1934 in Vancouver, WA. The youngest of three, he is survived by his sister, Dorothy Dunn (Tierney) and brother, William H. "Bill" Dunn. The awards and trophies Bobby earned as a young athlete in Vancouver, WA, too numerous to list, include being named 1st Team All-State in football and basketball (each twice), and a second place finish in the state pole vaulting championship. Bob was recruited by the University of Washington where he played Husky football from 1953-1957, first as a leading running back, then as starting quarterback for legendary coaches Daryl Royal and Jim Owens. After graduating with a degree in Business Administration, Bob stayed on as assistant quarterback coach for the Huskies for two years, during which time he earned a degree in Education. Bob married his college sweetheart and love of his life, Mary Joyce Morgan, on June 13, 1958 at a ceremony at St. Benedict Catholic Church followed by a reception at Sand Point Officers Club. Bob and Joyce quickly became a well-known and respected team in their own right. Joyce never missed a game during Bob's 28 year coaching career. Bob's career as head coach and teacher began with 4 years in California, followed by 4 years back in Washington at Anacortes High School. In 1968, Bob accepted the position as business department leader, head football coach and assistant track coach at Olympia High School. "Mr. Dunn" was a dedicated, progressive teacher, popular with students and respected by his peers. Over the years, he taught hundreds of high school students to type, balance checkbooks and, during the summers, how to drive. During his 28 years as head football coach, Coach Dunn compiled a 155-93 record, including a 28 game winning streak and three consecutive league championships at OHS (1980 1983). In 1984, Coach Dunn led the Bears to the 3A Washington State Championship, and was honored as Washington State Coach of the Year. Bob and Joyce welcomed a daughter, Jennifer Marie, in 1959, and a son, Robert Mark, in 1964. The Dunn family spent summers camping, hiking and exploring the Pacific Northwest and neighboring states. Bob was immensely proud of Jen and Rob and of his grandchildren, Callan Joy Cobb (28), Ross John Cobb (26) and Riley Jacob Dunn (16). Bob retired in 1988, and he and Joyce spent the next 25 years sharing their love of outdoors, favorite foods and sports with their grandchildren, road tripping across the United States and back twice, and vacationing in Hawaii, the Caribbean and Alaska. An avid golfer, in retirement Bob played dozens of courses, near and far. A memorial service will be held at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Olympia on August 26, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. Donations may be made in the memory of Robert "Coach" Dunn to the OHS Booster's Club (contact:glenn.waugh@comcast.net) and/or to Garden Courte Memory Care, 626 Lilly Rd. NE, Olympia, WA 98506; (360-491-4435) in support of the wonderful staff who cared for Bob in his final years. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 21, 2016
Emerson, Laura Marie  
LAURA MARIE (ZEMKIN) EMERSON October 28, 1924 ~ July 7, 2016 Laura Marie Zemkin Emerson was born in Sprakers, NY. She trained as a nurse at St. Lukes Hospital in NYC. She met William "Bill" Emerson who was a medical student at Columbia and they were married. They moved to Vancouver in 1955. Laura went to Clark College, then to University of Oregon for her RN and MS degree in Nursing Education. She then taught for a number of years at Clark College. She was active in League of Women Voters and famous for wearing a chicken suit and carrying a sign "If you don't vote, don't squawk" before elections. She lost Bill in 1993 to a heart attack. She volunteered helping children learn to read and continued to be politically active. She suffered a stroke and remained unconscious until she died. She is survived by son, William "Bill" Emerson of Amboy; and daughter, Dr. Carol Emerson of Edgewood, NM; grandson, Benjamin Emerson of Aurora CO; granddaughter, Jessica Martinez of Prescott Valley, AZ; and three great-grandchildren, Sierra, Gabe and Ellie. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Doctors Without Borders, Children's Tumor foundation or Audubon. She would also want you to vote in upcoming elections. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday August 20, 2016 at 2:00p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver, 4505 E 18th St., Vancouver, WA 98661. Please sign Laura's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 18, 2016
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