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Ball, Wyatt Michael - Laramie  
WYATT MICHAEL BALL April 30th, 1997 ~ May 16th, 2016 Wyatt Michael Ball, 19, passed away May 16th, 2016 in Laramie, WY where he was attending college at Wyotech. He was born April 30th, 1997 in Vancouver, WA to Angela Avery & Kevin Luke. Wyatt attended Fircrest and Image Elementary, Cascade Middle where he played football and wrestled. He attended high school at Evergreen and graduated from Mt. View Class of 2015. Wyatt was a percussionist for the Mt. View Band. Wyatt was preceded in death by his father, Kevin Luke, in September 2005. He was adopted by his father, Shawn Ball, in 2006. Wyatt was attending Wyotech College for Automotive Tech since March 2016. He is survived by his parents, Shawn & Angela Ball; brothers, Cole Waddell & Conner Ball; sisters, Jessica Ball & Morgan Ball; and his grandparents, Rick & Debbie Avery, Harold & Debbie Ball, Tim & Barbara Luke, and Debbie Conley. Wyatt was a free spirited young man who loved his family very much. He enjoyed playing the guitar, fishing, hunting, camping, four wheeling, spending time with his family and friends, and playing with his Bulldogs. He loved all music but was especially fond of classic country music. Wyatt was always known for how much he cared for others. He accepted all persons as they were with open arms. Wyatt's departure from this earth is felt deeply by those who knew and loved him. However, Heaven has just received its most dedicated angel. Rest in peace, Wyatt, in the arms of the Lord. Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." A memorial service will be held, Saturday, May 28th, 11 a.m., Vancouver Heights United Methodist Church, 5701 MacArthur Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661. Donations can be made to the Wyatt Ball Scholarship Fund to Wyotech: WTI Foundation Attn: Dale Eslinger, 217 S. 1st St., Laramie, WY 82072. Please sign Wyatt's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on May 26, 2016
Brady, Patricia Ann "Pat"  
PATRICIA "PAT" ANN (CLINE) BRADY July 17, 1936 ~ April 26, 2016 ~ In Loving Memory ~ Patricia "Pat" Ann Brady, 79, passed away in Vancouver, WA. She was born in Detroit, MI, moved to California at the age of 11, and then to Vancouver in 1954. Pat worked in administration for Alcoa from 1955 to 1962 and Crown Zellerbach from 1962 to 1973. From 1975, she worked in Vancouver and LaCenter cardrooms until her retirement in 2004. She then volunteered at Legacy Hospital for 10 years, leaving due to health reason in October 2015. For the last 15 years, Pat loved visiting 3 months each year in Southern California with her brother, Don and his family. She never forgot a birthday or anniversary once your paths crossed, and your special day was always remembered with the wit and humor of custom made greeting cards sent from "Pat's Studio". She enjoyed playing card games of all sorts and looked forward to weekly game nights with her Mt. Vista Terrace "family". Throughout her life, Pat graced us with laughter, integrity, passion for life, a fun-loving and giving nature, an immaculately kept home, and a never-ending love and devotion to her family. Time spent with them was her greatest joy. Pat is survived by her brother, Donald C. Cline of Huntington Beach, CA; children, Cheryl Reeder and Curtis Siebold of Vancouver, WA; 3 step-daughters, 2 nieces, 2 nephews, 11 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; parents, Curtis Cline and Marcella (Joseph) LaLonde; and grandsons, Joseph and Michael. Per her request, a private graveside inurnment took place May 7, 2016 in the Garden of Inspiration at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on May 29, 2016
Carder, LaBerta M.  
LABERTA M. CARDER September 22, 1938 ~ May 21, 2016 A lifelong resident of Clark County, WA, LaBerta Carder passed after a long a difficult battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Robert Carder Sr.; her parents, Leonard and Frances Kohlschmidt; brothers Robert and Jim Kohlschmidt and sister Jackie Spry. LaBerta is survived by her children Roberta, Robert Jr. and William Carder; sisters Leah, Patricia and Joy and brother Randy. Robert Sr., and LaBerta were blessed with four grand- children and two great-grandsons along with many nieces and nephews and loving family friends who shared their ups and downs in life. LaBerta loved cooking, sewing, crocheting and gardening. Most of all she loved sharing her creative talents with everyone in her life. Her family would like to thank the wonderful doctors and nurses who helped and comforted her with tender care and comforted her family: our deepest thanks to you all. Mom and Dad, Remembering you is easy, we do it every day. Missing you is the heartache that will never go away. There will be no funeral per LaBerta's wishes; cremation will be done by Evergreen Memorial Gardens and a remembrance of LaBerta's life will be held at a later date. Please sign her guestbook at www.columbian.com/obits
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Published in The Columbian on May 27, 2016
Fanning, Kate J. - Vancouver  
KATE J. FANNING June 19, 1927 ~ May 24, 2016 We are saddened to announce that Kate J. Fanning, born Elizabeth June Wilder, a resident of Manor Care Health Center in Vancouver, WA since Nov. 2015, passed away May 24, 2016 at 88 years old. Kate cared for her youngest daughter Shelli, born with Down Syndrome, for 48 years. She was an advocate for handicapped children for 40 years and had many accomplishments in this field. She was also an avid Bingo player, and loved to go to the beach to watch the waves. Kate will be deeply missed by her 5 children, Rodger L. Stricklin (Delane), L. Kay Rubens (Joe), Craig N. Fanning (Jeannie), Pamela S. Church-Pryor (Terry) and Rachelle "Shelli" M. Fanning; grandchildren, Charmayne D. Ash (Darren), DeAnn Urmson (Ed Lewis), Katelyn N. Church, Stephen Dennis, John A. Stricklin; numerous other grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Jessica V. Ash and Taryn Gomez; numerous other great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was very dear friends with Marilyn Reynolds, Bonnie Phillips, and many others from Salmon Creek Bingo and 40 Et 8 Bingo. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Karstedt, Paul F. - Portland  
PAUL F KARSTEDT July 23, 1944 ~ May 23, 2016 Paul F. Karstedt was born on July 23, 1944, in San Francisco, CA. to Paul H. and Mary Frances Karstedt. He spent his grade-school years in Portland and then moved to Lewiston, Idaho where he graduated from High School. He returned to Portland in the early 1960's where he met his wife, Linda (Chamberlin) Karstedt. He worked at different jobs until he found his niche as a salesman in the building industry which he very much enjoyed. He is survived by his wife Linda; daughters Heather Petrik and Kimberley DeSeranno and grandchildren McKenna and Brady Petrik, Matthew and Caitlan Wentz, and Dakota Kiive. Services will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Cascade Park Baptist Church in Vancouver, WA. Please sign his Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on May 29, 2016
Knight, Karen Sue - Vancouver  
KAREN SUE KNIGHT October 11, 1941 ~ May 18, 2016 Karen was born at Southwest Clinic Hospital, Lawton, OK at 4:20 a.m. on Oct. 11, 1941 to Marvin Lovis and Wilma Faye (Stephenson) John. She died at 10:00 a.m. on May 18, 2016 at Peace Health Medical Center in Vancouver, WA. Karen graduated from Lawton High School in 1959. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Vancouver. Karen is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Craig) Wahlstrom; 3 grandchildren; and her husband. "God was always close to her throughout the 28 years I knew her, 18 of which we were married. No man could have been married to a kinder, more generous woman." Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on May 29, 2016
Kumma, David Matt  
DAVID MATT KUMMA March 19, 1955 ~ May 13, 2016 David Matt Kumma passed away on May 13, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV, due to complications from a stroke. David was born in Chincoteague, VA on March 19, 1955 to Harry and Dorothy Kumma. In 1962, when his father retired from the Navy, the family moved to Washington. David spent many years helping run the Kumma chicken farm, along with working as an independent roofing contractor. In later years, he split his time living in Las Vegas and working in Alaska, a place that he loved. David is survived by his mother, Dorothy; sons, Davis and Jake; brother, Harry; and sisters, Marilyn (Jerry) Griffin and Arlene (Jeff) Deitz. "Fishing, football and laughter" Please sign David's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on May 29, 2016
Maynard, Margaret Jane  
MARGARET JANET WARD MAYNARD June 8, 1919 ~ May 18, 2016 Margaret Janet Ward Maynard, 96, died peacefully in her sleep on May 18, 2016, at her home in Vancouver, WA, with family members nearby. She was born June 8, 1919, on her parents' dairy farm in Avalon, WI. She was the only child of Harold Leslie Ward and Edith Jean Hadden, who predeceased her in 1945 and 1972. Margaret was educated at Janesville High School in Janesville, WI, Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL, University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI, and Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, MA. She was an intelligent and curious lifelong learner; an avid reader of fiction and nonfiction; and a formidable SCRABBLE player. She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority, American Association of University Women, and many other organizations. Margaret met Russell Milton Maynard at Monmouth College; and they were married on December 31, 1941, at the Rock Prairie United Presbyterian Church in Johnstown Center, WI. Russell was a doctor in the United States Navy from before Pearl Harbor until after the Korean War, when he became a doctor for the Veterans Administration. When Russell retired in 1979, he and Margaret moved to Cascade Head Ranch in Otis, OR. Russell died in 1993. Margaret excelled as a farmer's daughter, naval officer's wife, doctor's wife, church leader, and community volunteer; and (most importantly) she was an exceptional mother. She raised, nurtured, and launched seven children: James Hadden Maynard of Vancouver, WA; Harold Ward Maynard (Lorraine Bergkvist) of Baltimore, MD; Christina Maynard Cardenas (Tony Cardenas) of Grandview, WA; Hugh Milton Maynard (Faith Woodman) of Bath, ME; John Russell Maynard (Helen Brereton) of Cowes, Victoria, Australia; Nancy Jean Maynard of Vancouver, WA; and Marcia Wynne Maynard (Jim Fischer) of Vancouver, WA, She is survived by her seven children, twelve grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service, followed by a celebration of life reception, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church, 4300 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98663. Margaret's ashes will be buried in the summer of 2017 in the Johnstown Center Cemetery, Johnstown Center, WI. It's not far from the farm where she was born. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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McAdam, Patricia  
PATRICIA (SMITH) MCADAM March 26, 1939 ~ May 11, 2016 Patricia McAdam, 77 years old, passed away in Vancouver, WA, after a short bout of Leukemia, surrounded by friends and family on May 11, 2016. She was born on March 26, 1939 in Kansas City, MO to Ora McCracken and Margaret Smith. She moved to the Northwest when she was young, graduated from Grant High School in 1957, and finally settled in Vancouver in 1994. Patricia stayed home and enjoyed raising her four children before eventually spending many years working for and retiring from U. S. Bank. Her love of the arts kept her busy. She enjoyed singing and competing with the Sweet Adeline's choruses and quartets. Patricia loved dancing, and enjoyed any Broadway show that she could catch. Her talents eventually led to her starting her own business, Animal Portraits by Patricia. Her unbelievable ability to recreate a beloved animal onto a canvas kept her busy and those portraits have found their way into many homes. Patricia loved being outside and enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. Patricia is survived by four children and one step-daughter, Thora (Van) Cahill, Dina Harper, both from Vancouver, WA, Ty Stalheim of Portland, OR, David (Val) Stalheim of North Glenn, CO, and Julie Brown of Woodland, WA; five grandchildren; five great-grand- children; and a very special friend, Harvey Boyer. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Robert McAdam. A celebration of Patricia's life will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684 on June 4th, 2016 at 3:00p.m. In lieu of flowers pleaes donate to The Ray Hickey Hospice House. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Mourikis-Land, Joyce Anita - Vernonia  
JOYCE ANITA (OIEN) MOURIKIS-LAND October 26, 1940 ~ May 22, 2016 "Rest well mom, we will see you again when He makes his return." Joyce Anita (Oien) Mourikis-Land passed away peacefully on May 22, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer. She is survived by her four children, who she devoted her life to: Aaron (Jennifer) Mourikis of Ridgefield, WA, Alex (Nancy) Mourikis of Atlanta, GA, Rebbeca (Peter) Morgan of Battle Ground, WA, and Julie (Jason) King of Vernonia, OR. Other survivors include her grandchildren: Amy, Lisa, Amanda, Megan, Derek, Dante, Darla, Dimitri, and Anastasia; her great-granddaughter, Lela-Ann; and her three brothers: Richard, Terry, and Jeff. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norval Land; and her parents, Clarence and Irene Oien. A graveside service with be Sat., May 28, 2016, 11:00a.m., at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Vancouver, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to International Children's Care in Vancouver, WA. Her family would like to give special thanks to Longview Community Hospice and her amazing nurse, Anna C. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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