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Coatney, Charles William "Chuck"  
CHARLES WILLIAM COATNEY January 27, 1952 ~ August 20, 2015 A man of strong faith, Charles W. Coatney, 63, passed unexpectedly Aug. 20, 2015 into the gate of heaven. Chuck was born in Seattle, WA and moved to Vancouver, WA when he was 6. He graduated from Hudson's Bay High School in 1970 and attended Clark College. Chuck obtained his degree in Education from Central Washington State University, his Master's in Education from the University of Portland. Chuck is survived by his sons, Charles Matthew and Michael "Mike"; sister, Cathy Coatney and brother, Larry Coatney, both of Vancouver; and brother David (Sheri) Coatney of Allegany, NY; nephew, Ben Coatney and niece, Hope Coatney, both of Vancouver; niece, Kiersten Coatney of Atlanta, GA; and niece, Erin Coatney of DeBary, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles J. and Dorothy Coatney. He survived many health challenges and continually said "Any day you can walk is a good day to be alive.". Chuck taught in Battle Ground School District for many years until his retirement. He was a gifted teacher who enjoyed figuring out ways to reach children with learning disabilities. Chuck loved reading history and English literature (particularly Victorian English literature). It seemed you could never find a bit of history of which he did not have some knowledge. He enjoyed studying language, and devised a language, complete with grammar rules, while he was at Clark College. He particularly enjoyed studying Middle English. Chuck's knowledge of 50's and 60's music, particularly the Northwest Rock Scene, was encyclopedic. He enjoyed old cars, coin collecting and fishing. He studied baseball and could quote stats but especially enjoyed watching his Cubs. Chuck was a gifted writer. But most of all, he loved his family, especially his sons, and had a love for his Lord and Savior above all things. We will miss him but look forward to seeing him in heaven. A memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church on Fri., Sept. 4th at 3:00 p.m. Chuck was a charter member of Grace and served on several boards. Memorial donations may be given to Grace Lutheran Church, 9900 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98664; or to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Oregon, SW Washington, Idaho, Montana Chapter, 9320 SW Barbur Blvd., Suite 350, Portland, OR 97219 in honor of his niece, Hope, who is a leukemia survivor. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 2, 2015
Cooper, Jim Keith  
JIM KEITH COOPER April 25, 1933 ~ August 29, 2015 Jim Keith Cooper, the youngest of five siblings, was born on April 25, 1933 in Concordia, Kansas. While still young, he and his family relocated to Silverton, Oregon, where he played center for the Silverton High basketball team. He was lauded as the best player in the state and went on to become captain of the Oregon All-Star team. After high school, he joined the Air Force and served a tour of duty in Korea. To support his family, he often worked two jobs, including stints at Nabisco and Frito Lay, but he set his sights on joining the union and becoming a longshoreman. He worked in the shipyards until his retirement in 1987, when he relocated to Long Beach, Washington. He lived happily at the beach for over 20 years, indulging his grandchildren, tending to his small property, clamming, fishing and traveling regularly to Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Mexico. More recently, health problems led him back to Vancouver, Washington where he enjoyed going to movies, eating in restaurants, and rooting for the Oregon Ducks. He passed peacefully at home on August 29, 2015, surrounded by his loved ones. Jim is survived by his wife, Karen; his sister, Alice; his children, Valerie, Jim and Craig; his step-daughters, Cheryl, Debbie and Mary; his step-sons, Jeffery and Wesley; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In lieu of a service, a celebration of life is being planned, and details will be announced when they are determined. Please sign Jim's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 1, 2015
Lashbrook, Christopher Ryan "Chris"  
CHRISTOPHER "CHRIS" RYAN LASHBROOK February 18, 1979 ~ August 26, 2015 "Chris was a beloved son, grandson, brother, uncle and friend." Christopher "Chris" Ryan Lashbrook, 36, of Vancouver, WA died Aug. 26, 2015 in Portland, OR. He was born on Feb. 18th, 1979. Chris was a nursing student at Clark Community College, loved playing soccer and golf, spending time with family and friends, and was a great lover of animals. Chris is survived by his mother, April Lashbrook; father, Wesley S. Lashbrook; step-mother, Mary DeVany; grandparents, William and Sybil Dyball; brother, Wesley Brian Lashbrook; sisters, Liz McGovern, Tracy Sherwood, and Christie Downs; nephews, Benjamin and Joseph McGovern and Wyatt Sherwood. A Celebration of Life will be held Sat., Sept. 5th, 2015. It will be an open reception where family will be accepting visitors between 2:00p.m.-7:00p.m. at 966 NW Cypress Ave. in Corvallis, OR. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 2, 2015
Livingston, Carl Glenn  
CARL GLENN LIVINGSTON May 23, 1931 ~ August 26, 2015 Glenn died peacefully on August 26, 2015 in Vancouver, Washington. He was born on May 23, 1931 in Tankersley, Texas. Glenn was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Johnnie Sue, to whom he was married for almost 61 years. He is survived by his sister, Bette; sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin (Irene) and Brian (Carol); grandchildren, Sarah, David, Stephen, John Wesley and Emily; great-grandson, Nicholas; nieces and nephews. After graduating from West Texas State College with a B.S. in Chemistry and serving as an officer in the Navy, Glenn worked in the fields of aerospace and quality control. He was a loving Christian man, devoted to his family and the wider community. He served in the Kiwanis Club, Open House Ministries and the Missions Committee of his church, including mission trips to Senegal and Kazakhstan. His warmth, kindness and optimism touched those around him. A celebration of his life will be held at Columbia Presbyterian Church, 805 Columbia Ridge Drive in Vancouver on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 1:00 p.m., with Reverend Fitz Neal presiding. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Open House Ministries or the Johnnie Livingston Memorial Fund of CPC. Please sign Glenn's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 2, 2015
Maxwell, Farley R.  
REVEREND FARLEY R. MAXWELL November 15, 1937 ~ August 19, 2015 The Reverend Farley Maxwell, age 77, of Portland, OR passed away peacefully on August 19, 2015 surrounded by his family. Farley is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Maxwell; his daughters, Robin Maxwell Payment and Anne Maxwell Hammond; his son, Julio Maxwell; six grandchildren; his brother, Winston Maxwell; and sister, Celeste Rose. Farley will be remembered for his faithful service to others and his dedication to social justice. He served as pastor of Waverly Heights United Church of Christ in Portland for many years and retired after serving as pastor from 1984 to 1997 at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Vancouver, WA where he took a very active role as the church became one of the first Open and Affirming congregations in the UCC. After his retirement from the church, Farley and Mary served several years as missionaries in Kathmandu, Nepal. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at First Congregational UCC in Portland located at 1126 SW Park Ave. Please sign Reverend Farley's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 3, 2015
Perrin, Barbara Ann  
BARBARA ANN PERRIN December 26, 1932 ~ August 25, 2015 "Barbara's attributes included: kindness, generosity, warmth, empathy, hard work, gracefulness, beauty, and gratitude." Barbara Ann Perrin, 82, passed away Aug. 25, 2015, in Vancouver, WA. She was born Dec. 26, 1932 to Alfred and Hazel Harding in Vacaville, CA and attended elementary school and high school in St. Helena, CA. Barbara was completely devoted to her family and friends. She was actively involved, in a variety of ways, in her church and in the schools her children attended. She was honored in her community for her contribution to small businesses. Barbara operated a licensed daycare in Livermore, CA for 27 years. She dearly loved the many children she cared for throughout the years. Barbara enjoyed baking for neighbors and friends. Everyone loved her cookies, cakes, and cinnamon rolls! Barbara is survived by her devoted husband of 64 years, John Perrin; sons, Jack (Cindy) and David; daughter, Cindy Wade (Jim), 6 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Al and Hazel; her brothers, Al and Bill; and her son, Richard. What Barbara treasured most was time spent with her loving family, who will hold her in their hearts forever. A celebration of life will be held at 3p.m., Sat., Sept. 26, at Orchards SDA Church, Vancouver, WA. All are welcome. Donations to: Hospice Southwest, P.O. Box 1600, Vancouver, WA 98668. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 1, 2015
York, Stephen E.  
STEPHEN E. YORK January 28, 1944 ~ August 31, 2015 Stephen E. York, 71, passed away Aug. 31, 2015 in Vancouver, WA. He was born in LaGrande, OR to Elias L. and Stella Mae (Baird) York on Jan. 28, 1944. Stephen served in the U.S. Army. He retired as a railroad engineer. He loved loud, fast cars and working on his cars. Stephen is survived by his children, Tacy L. York of Florida, Robb E. York and Wendy Jingco, both of Vancouver; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and siblings, Betty (Ted) Sabey of Oregon, Edna (Roger) Wilson of Oregon, Alan York of Vancouver, Dan (Janet) York of Ridgefield, Fred (Anita) York of Port Townsend, WA, and sister-in-law, Betty York of LaCenter, WA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jan; both parents; three brothers, David, Mike and Alvin. A memorial service will be held on Sat., Sept. 5th at 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Donations may be sent to Ray Hickey Hospice House. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 3, 2015

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Butler, Gary Lee  
GARY LEE BUTLER October 2, 1953 ~ August 17, 2015 Gary Lee Butler, 61, passed away August 17, 2015 due to complications from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). He was born October 2, 1953 to Willard R. and Edna J. McMullin Butler. He was raised in Clarkston, Washington, where he graduated from High School in 1972. Gary excelled in football and baseball and was frequently in the news for his athletic talents. Gary worked in regional sales and marketing management for more than 30 years, and relocated to Vancouver, Washington in the early 90's. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed watching football and baseball. Survivors include two brothers, Dan Butler and Bruce Butler, his three children Marsha Zeigler and her husband Adam, Willard Butler and his wife Samantha, and Christopher Butler, Grand-daughters McKinzie and Cadence, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of in-laws and friends. Gary was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Tim Butler and Tony Butler; and a sister, Kellie McCall. A private memorial service will be held in the Lewiston / Clarkston area at a later date. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 30, 2015
Dahlheim, Vedelya F. "Vee"  
VEDELYA "VEE" F. (LEAR) DAHLHEIM April 20, 1947 ~ May 28, 2015 "We will always remember the love we shared with Vedelya and her generosity to all." Vedelya "Vee" died May 28, 2015 at PeaceHealth Medical Center in Vancouver, WA of congestive heart failure. She was born April 20, 1947 in Rome, GA to Vida Rogers Lear and James W. Lear I. She was the first born of six children. When Vee was four years old, the family moved to Vancouver. She started school when she was six years old at Minnehaha Elementary. In the middle of the school year she transferred to Washington Elementary, attended Lewis Junior High and graduated from Hudson's Bay High School. She attended some classed at Clark College to earn a Certificate for Business Management. Vee married and moved to Pendleton, OR but when her daughter was 4, she returned to Vancouver where she worked and raised her only daughter, Rema Lynn. She married Arthur Dahlheim in February 1990. He died in March 1993. Vee continued to work and be a friend to all who knew her. It's been said of her that she would give the shirt off her back if it was needed. I saw her do exactly that once. Vee loved the outdoors, mountains, the beach, and to fish in the streams and lakes of the Northwest. She loved to travel with her daughter and son-in-law, Rodney. They always invited her to go with them on their camping trips. Vedelya went to be with the Lord on May 28, 2015 and is survived by her daughter, Rema Lynn (Rodney) McDowell; mother, Vida Jones; brother, James W. (Leesa) Lear; sisters, Jewell Runger, Jamice Ross, Melody McKinley, and Tanya (Gregory) Temme; grandson, Matthew, his wife and children; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A family memorial service was held at Hamilton Mylan. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 30, 2015
DEEN, SUSAN  
SUSAN DEEN FEBRUARY14, 1954 ~ JUNE 26, 2015 Susan Deen's beautiful spirit and radiant smile lit up any room she was in and even the great outdoors. After a monumentally heroic fight against multiple cancers, Susan died on June 27, 2015, surrounded by her wife CJ, her father Bill, loving family and friends. Her effervescent, indomitable soul inspired doctors, nurses, co-workers, indeed all who came into her powerful gravitational orbit. Susan was born on Valentine's Day, 1954, to William and Ruth Deen, in Worland, Wyoming. She was a passionate leader and organizer of the Pink Phoenix Dragon Boat Racing Team whose members are all breast cancer survivors. She was also a talented photographer, an athlete and an artist. Susan insisted on a party to celebrate her life. Please join us September 19th, 2015 at Vancouver Lake Regional Park, 6801 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver, WA 98660, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. What to bring: light refreshments, a chair, one of Susan's greeting cards for display - wear orange. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Pink Phoenix Dragon Boat Team - 818 SW 3rd Ave. - PO Box 1207 - Portland. Please sign her Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 30, 2015
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