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Bailey, Joseph "Joe"  
JOSEPH "JOE" BAILEY January 17, 1922 ~ April 26, 2016 Joseph "Joe" Bailey, 94, passed away on Tues., April 26, 2016 at PeaceHealth SW Hospital in Vancouver, WA from pulmonary fibrosis. His loving wife, Adeline and daughters, Kathleen Martin and Joann DeMott were at his side. Joe was born in Prescott, AZ on Jan. 17, 1922 to Marion and Lyda Bailey. Joe graduated in 1939 from Oregon City High School, Oregon City, OR. He was a Civilian Conservation Corps enrollee at Camp Zig Zag, OR from 1939-1940. Joe enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Feb. of 1941 and spent five years in the Pacific Theater during World War II, including being aboard the USS Whitney in Pearl Harbor on Sun., Dec. 7, 1941. He was also called back into the Navy from 1950-1953 for the Korean Conflict. Joe married Adeline Wilson in Portland, OR on March 20, 1971. He retired in 1982 from the Crown Zellerbach Paper Company in Oregon City, OR after a total of 32 years with the company. Joe loved being with family and friends and was a snow-bird to Tucson, AZ for many years. He enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening, winemaking and beating almost everyone at cribbage. Joe is survived by his wife, Adeline Bailey of Vancouver, WA; daughter, Kathleen Martin (Peter) of Bend, OR; step-daughter, Joann DeMott (Craig) of Otter Rock, OR; step-son, Craig Wilson of Williams, OR; sister-in-law, Dorothy Bailey of Portland, OR; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, all who love him dearly. He was preceded in death by his sons, James Marion (1946) and Thomas Joseph Bailey (2010); his parents; seven brothers and sisters; and former wife, Arlene Bailey. The memorial service will be May 7, 2016 at 2p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Vancouver, WA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Ocean Park Retreat Center in care of First United Methodist Church in Vancouver, WA. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Baulig, Donald James "Don" - Vancouver  
DONALD JAMES BAULIG May 3, 1930 ~ April 25, 2016 Donald Baulig was born in Hoquiam, WA and raised in Aberdeen, WA. He graduated from Weatherwax High School in Aberdeen in 1948 and Grays Harbor College in 1950. Don worked as an electrician until his retirement from Olson Electric in 1986. Don and wife Patricia were married for 49 years until her death in 2011. They raised their son Todd in the home they built together in Vancouver, WA in 1965. Don enjoyed 30 years of retirement where he pursued his passions for classic car restoration, deer hunting and RVing with wife Pat. They had many great adventures together and with friends and family. Don is survived by sons, Daniel, Michael, Matthew, and Todd Baulig; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Wed., May 4, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Vancouver. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Bingham, Lois  
LOIS OLSEN BINGHAM July 15, 1921 ~ April 25, 2016 Lois Olsen Bingham of Vancouver, WA passed away peacefully in Scottsdale, AZ at the age of 94. She is survived by her daughter Linda Holsman and son Richard Bingham; sister Bernice McRae; four grandchildren Jenny Holsman Tetreault, Mike Holsman, Steven and Carly Bingham, and two great grandchildren Connor and Madeline Tetreault. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, her parents and her brother, Bob. Lois was born on July 15, 1921 in Toledo, OR. She attended Battle Ground Schools and furthered her education in Spokane, WA, was heavily involved in the family business (Robert Bingham Real Estate) and worked with Larry Hess Construction until retirement. Lois was very involved with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, a master gardener, great golfer, an avid baseball and basketball fan, and a longtime member of Royal Oaks Country Club. A memorial will be scheduled for a later date in Vancouver. Please sign her guestbook at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Dearborn, James Lewis "Jim" - Vancouver  
JAMES LEWIS DEARBORN November 5, 1932 ~ April 25, 2016 "A quiet patient man who loved his family." James "Jim" Lewis Dearborn died the afternoon of Monday, April 25, 2016. He was 83 years old and died from Parkinson's disease. Jim was at home surrounded by his loving family when he left for his forever home with Jesus. Jim was born November 5, 1932 in Park Rapids, Minnesota to Truman and Helen Dearborn. Jim had an adventurous childhood living in a log cabin with his older brother's George and Dan and younger sister, Jewel. At a young age the boys learned to shoot guns and would go hunting. They also spent time at a nearby lake swimming and fishing. Jim was a hard worker all his life. His strong work ethic began in childhood watching his dad and learning skills from him like woodworking. At the age of 18 he followed George and joined the Navy. Jim served as a diesel mechanic aboard the US Skagit for four years during the Korean War and was honorably discharged the 25th of August 1954. It was through George, that he met his future wife, Dolores Jenner. Jim would hitchhike from San Diego, California to Vancouver, Washington to see Dolores briefly and then hitchhike back! They were married on October 17, 1953. A few months before the birth of their first child they bought their current home where they lived the next 60 years of their 62 year marriage. After the Navy Jim began working for Blair's Woodworking, a custom cabinet shop in Portland, Oregon. He retired from that job after 48 years. He began as a cabinet maker, but soon learned all aspects of the business that specialized in custom cabinets, windows, moldings, and doors. He completed an apprentice program where he learned drafting and advanced to become the main bidder for jobs. His blueprints were like works of art worthy of framing. Among many projects, Blair's built the cabinetry at Sayler's Old Country Kitchen in Portland, Oregon, and did a lot of work for Portland State College. In 1980 Jim and Dolores bought Blair's Woodworking and worked together until 2001 when they sold the company and retired. Jim's building skills were put to good use outside the shop building for others. He built kitchen cabinets, bookcases and fireplace mantels. Shortly after his third child was born, Jim built two bedrooms on to their home. He remodeled the kitchen with new custom cabinets and then in 1976 he added a family and dining room. Over several years he dug out the basement and built a bathroom, rec room, and his workshop. He also made furniture including a desk for his daughter Debra, a roll top desk for his oldest son Rodney, and a four poster bed for his youngest son Steven. One of the last pieces of furniture he made was a cherry wood cradle for his great-granddaughter, Grace. Jim's last big home project was building a barn-like shed in their park-like backyard. That was six years ago; a few years later the Parkinson's and dementia took away his abilities and talents. Jim was always available to help others. As a member of the First United Methodist church for 62 years, he served on many committees. He was a greeter with his wife, and did repairs for the church. Jim spent many hours with his children and their various interests. He helped with science projects for school, helped his daughter earn Girl Scout badges and both his sons were in Boy Scouts and became Eagle Scouts. For ten springs and summers the family lived at the David Douglas baseball park as Jim was a coach and manager of his son's teams. Jim also loved hunting with his sons and fishing with his children. Early in his marriage he built a row boat that the family enjoyed, with Mahoney interior and red and white exterior. Jim and his family enjoyed camping and usually went to the Oregon Coast. After selling the business Jim and Dolores spent their retirement traveling. Their first trip was delayed when their youngest son, Steve, died suddenly in May of 2002. After the initial shock of this loss they realized Steve would want them to follow their dream. Jim and Dolores bought a 16 foot trailer and traveled through 12 states and went on two different cruises to Alaska. For their 50th anniversary they went on an eighteen day cruise through the Panama Canal. For their 60th anniversary, just two and a half years ago, they toured Hawaii and saw the Missouri and Pearl Harbor. Jim was a quiet patient man who loved his family. He expressed his love with his actions as he was always lending a helping hand. He helped raise his daughter's two children after her divorce. Today, his grandson, Jason, says, "He is the blueprint I follow to try to be the best man/husband/father I can be." Jennifer, his granddaughter said, "Our family lost an amazing man today. My grandpa was kind, caring, and patient. There's nothing he wouldn't do for his family…we were very blessed to have him in our lives…" Jim had a deep wisdom, he was honest, yet a big tease, always giving of his time and talents, and very humble. Jim was a reserved but very likeable person, perhaps because he was accepting and non-judgmental. He was loved by all who knew him. Jim had four grandchildren: Amy Kramm (husband Paul), Jason Tiede (wife Korie), Jennifer Holbrook, and Trevor Dearborn; and five great-grandchildren, Grace Holbrook, Lyla Holbrook, Sophia Tiede, Kayla Dealy, and Tyler Kramm. Jim enjoyed spending time playing and being silly with his great-grandchildren. Jim is survived by his wife, Dolores Jenner Dearborn; daughter, Debra Dearborn Tiede; son, Rodney Dearborn (wife Mary Hicks Dearborn); and brother, Dan Dearborn. Jim was preceded in death by his sister, Dottie Lou; son, Steven Dearborn; sister, Jewel Dearborn Ramsey; and brother, George Dearborn. A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Jim Dearborn will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 3 P.M. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98684. Donations in memory of Jim may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation or Wounded Warriors. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Dienes, George Paul - Vancouver  
GEORGE PAUL DIENES December 29, 1936 ~ April 21, 2016 George Paul Dienes, 79, of Vancouver, WA, entered eternal rest on April 21, 2106. He was born on Dec. 29, 1936 in Cleveland, OH, where he went on to complete high school and then finish trade school. He started a career in Quality Control Inspecting with Western Electric, which ultimately became Lucent Technologies. George married the love of his life, Angela Brockbank, on Sept. 16, 1970. The couple had two sons, James Dienes of Palm Springs, CA and Steve Dienes of Vancouver, WA. George worked for 35 years in his chosen field and retired as a Senior Quality Specialist in the Ocean Cable Systems division of Lucent Technologies. His hobbies included tinkering with vintage tube electronic TV's and radios, hiking, back packing, and anything involving the great outdoors. In his younger days he was an avid league bowler. His team went on to win the division championships three years running from 1961/62 through 1964. No formal services will be held at his request, however the family is requesting that people who knew him take a moment of quiet remembrance this Wednesday afternoon, May 4, 2016 at 4p.m. Pacific Time. If you can, please think of George, and if you are so inclined, please raise a glass and join us in a toast to him in this his final Journey. Please share memories at www.DaviesCremationBurial.com and www.columbian.com/obits .
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Foreman, Dorothy M.  
DOROTHY M. FOREMAN December 1923 ~ March 2016 Dorothy M. Foreman passed away peacefully at the age of 92 at home with family on March 8, 2016. A native of Macon, MO, she moved to the West Coast in 1942, working as a waitress in Hood River, San Diego, and San Francisco before marrying Howard Foreman in 1952 and settling down in Sacramento, CA in 1982. In 1970, she returned to Missouri before retiring to Vancouver in 1982. Always active, her "retirement" included gardening, berry-picking, travel, shopping, and dining out. Her wonderful sense of humor and enthusiasm for life will be greatly missed by her children, Howard (Shelly) Foreman and Donna Kantner; grandchildren, Sarah Kantner, Remington and Cameron Foreman; her sister, Marion Geisbert; and many loving nieces and nephews.. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Harry and Ruby Perkins; and her sister, Opal Moore. A celebration of her life will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, WA on Sat., May 14, 2016 at 3p.m. A reception at the family home will follow. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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France, Daris C. - Vancouver  
DARIS C. FRANCE May 12, 1935 ~ April 25, 2016 In loving memory of Daris C. France of Vancouver, WA, born in Lamar, CO on May 12, 1935 and passed away in Copiague, NY on April 25, 2016. He was predeceased by wife, Donna J. France, who passed away on July 23, 2000. He is survived by wife, Joan P. France of Vancouver, WA; daughter, Sherrie Barnard of Woodbridge, VA; step-daughters, Michele Miller of Copiague, NY and Heather Guise of E. Setauket, NY; and 5 step-grandchildren. He was an employee of the Port of Vancouver/ILWU Local 4 for his entire working career until his retirement. Daris was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman, enjoyed traveling and riding his 4 wheeler as well as being an amazing whittler and woodworker. He changed the lives of all who knew him by his kindness and helpfulness to others. He was an immeasurably devoted husband, daddy and grandpa. He will be forever missed and will live forever in our hearts and memories. A memorial and graveside service along with a reception will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 N.E. 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA on May 4, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Please sign Daris's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Kilpe, Gunars "Colonel" - Brush Prairie  
GUNARS KILPE September 11, 1932 ~ April 18, 2016 Most live a life. Some jump out and live a life of adventure. A few, only a few, live a life of meaning and merit. One with such a life was that of Colonel Gunars Kilpe ret. The Colonel passed away on Monday, April 18th, 2016 after a long life of Honorable, Dedicated, and Meritorious Service in the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The Colonel retired from the Army in 1979 from Ft. Lewis, Washington. Colonel Kilpe then began working at SEH America in Vancouver, Washington-as employee number 13. At his retirement from SEH in 1997 he was the Director of Maintenance, Facilities, and Construction. Throughout his life the Colonel's work ethic was consummate and generous. A proud part of his life was that of providing and caring for his family. Of greatest importance in his life was his love of and care for his surviving wife-Katherine Lynne McCauley Kilpe. He is greatly missed and loved by those he left behind. His two children: Alison Andréa Kilpe-Smith and Richard Rees Kilpe; his four grandchildren: Brenton Hayes Smith and his wife Misti Renée Smith, Alexander Erik Smith and his wife Elizabeth Ann Smith, Matthew Troy Smith, and Ondréa Robin Deardorff; as well as his seven great-grandchildren: Logan Edward Mason-Smith, McKenzie Lynne Smith, Kelsey Katherine Smith, Hailey Jean Smith, Grayson Hayes Smith, Tristan Emery Smith, and Broderek Giles Smith. A special mention is given to two beloved dogs: McDuff and Solei. He is survived and honored by his brother Vilis Kilpe and his wife Dagnija Kilpe; his nephews, David Kilpe and Peter Kilpe; his nieces, Kristina Kilpe and Ingrid Kilpe Huber; and his cousin, Aina Priedipe. Col. Gunars Kilpe was a dedicated and hardworking man, and a husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and brother that will be forever loved, respected, and missed. On Sunday, May 15th 2016, there will be a small gathering of laughter, love, and light snacks at the Kilpe home. It will begin at 2p.m. For address details and to RSVP please contact Alison at 360-256-4144. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Regennitter, Emily Ann - Caldwell  
EMILY ANN REGENNITTER October 24, 1994 ~ April 24, 2016 "Emily was the life of every party and her contagious smile welcomed all who knew her." Emily Ann Regennitter, lovingly known as "Em", 21 years old, of Meridian, ID, went to be with Jesus our Savior, on Mon., April 24, 2016. Emily lost her life due to a tragic car accident that happened on Fri., April 22, 2016. Emily was born to Brian Regennitter and Connie Robertson in La Center, WA on Oct. 24, 1994. She was our precious gift from God. She attended Cole Valley Christian School and graduated from Centennial High School. After high school, Emily attended College of Western Idaho in Nampa, ID. She was employed at Wahooz Fun Zone and Wingers Restaurant. Emily enjoyed being on the lake, friends, camping, boating, snowboarding, sunshine, 4-wheeling, baking, movies, music, going out to eat, and sleeping in. Her favorite saying was "Just 5 more minutes.". Emily never spoke an unkind word and loved deeply. She will be forever missed by all those whose paths crossed hers. Emily is survived by her father and step-mother, Brian and Stephanie Regennitter of WA; her mother and step-father, Connie and Zane Robertson of ID; half-brother, Landon Robertson; step-siblings, Tavian Robertson, Tyler, Sarah and Maddy Carr; grandparents, Brenda Ellithorpe, Carol Regennitter and step-grandfather, Ernie Ellithorpe; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members; and her many friends, co-workers, and teachers, whom loved her deeply. Emily is with our Heavenly Father, so young, so loved, so beautiful. We will be together again sweet Emily, just look for the rainbow. A celebration of her life will be held on Mon., May 2, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Foothills Christian Church, 9655 W. State St., Garden City, ID 83714, with viewing from 12:00 p.m. to1:00 p.m. just prior to services. Burial will follow at Dry Creek Cemetery, 9600 Hill Dr., Boise, ID 83714. All are invited to share in the celebration of Emily's amazing life. "Em" enjoyed wearing bright colors; please feel free to wear them to her services. Guests are encouraged to sign her guest book at the funeral. Flahiff Funeral Chapel, 624 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, ID 83605 are entrusted with her arrangements. Condolences to the family may be left at: www.Flahifffuneralchapel.com and www.columbian.com/obits .
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Royle, Stott Edward "Buddy" - Fairfield  
STOTT "BUDDY" ROYLE February 10, 1935 ~ April 4, 2016 TSgt Stott Edward Royle, passed away on April 4, 2016 at his home in Fairfield, California. Stott was born February 10, 1935 in Vancouver, Washington to Stott-Goodier and Dorothy Royle. Stott graduated from Vancouver High School in 1953 and attended Clark College. Stott served his country in the US Marines for 4 years and the US Air Force for 23 years. His duties included Marine Drill Sargent and Air Force Security Forces Confinement and Correctional Custody Officer. Stott was assigned to multiple military bases stateside and overseas. He served in Korea, Japan, Okinawa and two tours in Vietnam. Stott was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam. Following his retirement from military service, Stott continued his service to his community as a block captain for the neighborhood watch program. While patrolling the neighborhood, Stott was always accompanied by his beloved hounds; first Duchess, and later, Molly. Stott also worked for the State of California, as a Bridge Monitor, servicing the delta area, Ace Hardware in Suisun City and Steve Hopkins Honda of Fairfield. Stott had a passion for fishing, gardening and watching old westerns. Stott was also an avid Jeff Gordon fan and enjoyed dancing, cruising and sailing with family and friends. Following the passing of his wife, Grace, Stott met, fell in love with and married Judy. Judy was by his side when Stott was called home to be with his heavenly father. Stott is survived by his wife Judy; sons Scott Royle, Steven Royle and Tim Nishmama; daughter Karen (Pat) McNenny; sister Tonita (Toni) Donnelley; brothers Frank Burns and Gary (Suzie) Burns; sister-in-law Judy Burns; nephews Mark and Jeff Donnelley; grandsons Justin and Nick Wright; brother-in-law Jack (Pat) Tsuji; sister-in-law Teri Mortimer, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Stott was preceded in death by his parents, wife Grace Royle, brother Jack Burns and sister-in-law Beth Burns. Committal services with Full Military Honors will be on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., held at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Rd., Dixon, CA 95620. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, (707) 425-4697, www.bryanbraker.com Please sign his guestbook at www.columbian.com/obits .
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