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Anderson, Rick Elmer  
RICK ANDERSON January 9, 1939 ~ March 29, 2015 Rick Elmer Anderson passed away on Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015. Rick was born in Glasgow, MT, to Elmer "Swede" and Vida Anderson. At age 4, Rick and his family moved to Vancouver, WA, where Rick worked actively as a paperboy for the Columbian. Some of Rick's many hobbies were playing the piano, roller-skating, clam digging, and often performed at the Saturday Bottle Cap where he was a skilled tap-dancer. One of Rick's strongest passions was his love for the Boy Scouts, where he achieved every merit badge possible. Through nine years of dedicated service, Rick had perfect attendance, in which he earned honor of the Order of the Arrow, and was the youngest individual ever to earn the achievement of Double Eagle Scout, a triumph that is not possible to accomplish these days. Rick graduated from Hudson's Bay in 1957, where he was a prolific wrestler for his school, but later found his true appreciation and respect for the game of golf. After high school, Rick became active in his community, as he was a valued member with the Jr. Chamber of Commerce. He worked for the Mayflower Milk Company, the Clark Grave Vault, and was the General Manager for Club Green Meadows where he had a major influence on its successful culture. Some of his contributions were the additions of the bowling alleys, the official size track, and even hosted the Trail Blazers as they found the Club home for their daily practices. After having achieved much with Green Meadows, Rick sought to start his own business when he purchased "The Office Tavern". Over eighteen years, he built the business to a higher standard as he added the restaurant and lounge to the building. Rick took considerable care in giving back to his community as he frequently sponsored many pool teams, young girls fast pitch, ladies slow-pitch, and young men's slow-pitch. Rick was married to his dear wife Dolores for 56 years, where they loved to travel with the Cascade Sam's R.V. Travel Organization. Over time, Rick became a member of the Elks, Eagles, Moose, and American Legion and spent the last ten years as a "Snowbird" in Mesa, AZ. His wife Dolores Royle survives Rick, his three children, Jodi (Ron), Randi (Christine), and Cori (Karla). They have six grandchildren, Megan (Dillon), Elsha (Alan), Jenna, Trevor, Jordan (Alisha), and Taylor. Rick also was recently a new great-grandfather with the precious addition of baby Brek and is also survived through his mother Vida, brother Gary (Janet), sisters-in-law Jean and Linda. A Celebration of Life for Rick Anderson will be Sat., April 25th from 1:00 to 5:00 at Club Green Meadows, 7703 NE 72nd Ave., 98661. In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Shriners Hospital, 3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 12, 2015
Boehm, Breeann L.  
BREEANN L. BOEHM June 26, 1989 ~ April 8, 2015 "Breeann took care of everyone she could. She was a lovely, sweet girl who was very giving and helpful, just like her mom. " Breeann L. Boehm, 25, of Washougal, WA, went to be with her mom, Cassy; two grandmothers, Ellen Boehm and Carol Larsen; and her grandfather, Fred Mattis on April 8, 2015. She was born in Maui, HI and also lived in Guam. She graduated from Washougal High School in 2007 and attended Clark College. Breeann excelled in soccer and academics and loved animals. She worked at Dominos in Camas, WA and Safeway in Washougal. Breeann will be deeply missed by her father, Russ; brother, Nolan; niece, Lyla Jane; grandpa, Al; her aunts, uncles and cousins; and many friends throughout the community. Memorial donations would be appreciated to Breeann's family at any local Columbia Credit Union, #405918. ~ "Rest Easy Breezy" ~ Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 19, 2015
Bogdon, Francis "Boggie"  
FRANCIS "BOGGIE" BOGDON 1927 ~ 2015 "Boggie was a fixture in the Camas community and was well loved by many." Francis "Boggie" Bogdon, 87, passed away peacefully at home in Camas, WA on April 8, 2015. He was born in Bucoda, WA in 1927. Boggie served as a Sergeant in the US Army, and was stationed in France during WWII. After graduating from Central Washington University, where he met his future wife, Dorothy, he began his career in the car business to support his growing family. Boggie moved to Camas, WA in 1959, and partnered with Dick Dickerson to take over the Westlie Ford dealership when John Westlie retired. Westlie Ford remains in the Dickerson family today. Boggie never met a sport he didn't like or excel at. From boxing in the Army and playing college football to basketball and bowling, he did it all. He started distance running in 1963 and ran in many races and did the Ironman Triathlon in 1982. His numerous trophies and awards attest to his skills. After Dottie's death in 1995, he met Monte Birsdsell. They were married in 2003, and had 12 wonderful years together. She became a loving step-mother to the Bogdon children. Boggie is survived by his wife, Monte; and his children, Steve (Jody) Bogdon of Vancouver, WA, Michael (Melinda) Bogdanovich of Austin, TX, Jean (Jim) Kleser of Camas, WA, Ann (Jack) Frosh of Washougal, WA, and Roberta "Bobbie" (Morgan) Bogdanovich of Portland, OR; step-children, Rodney (Dina) Birdsell of Vancouver, WA, Richard (Marcy) Birdsell of Kalispell, MT, and Sheryl Czech of Vancouver, WA: and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Michel Langrand of Paris, France was an exchange student in 1971 and will always be considered a part of the family. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy; and his daughter, Mary "Muff" Bogdon. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sun., April 19th from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the home of Jean Kleser, 1510 NE 5th Ave., Camas, WA 98607. Straub's Funeral Home and Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences or to sign his online guest books, please visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com and www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 12, 2015
Bush, Elwood Duane "Ed"  
ELWOOD "ED" DUANE BUSH June 7, 1921 ~ April 2, 2015 Elwood "Ed" Duane Bush, 93, of Vancouver, WA, died in Indio, CA. He was born June 7, 1921 in Minneapolis, MN. Ed was a Marine Corps pilot during WWII and Korea, receiving a distinguished Flying Cross. In 1945, he married Enid. They had two sons, Arthur and David. After Enid's death, Ed married Annette in 1979. He was a member of the Oregon State Bar and volunteered at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Ed is survived by his brother; his wife; two sons; four step-children; five grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 12, 2015
Carlson, Lloyd "Tony"  
LLOYD "TONY" CARLSON April 4, 1923 ~ March 23, 2015 Tony Carlson, loving father of five, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audree. Tony lived in Vancouver, Washington from 1951 until 1986 and again from 2008 until his death. Tony worked for Columbia Machine, Vancouver, Washington from 1951 until his retirement in 1986. Throughout his career, he traveled around the world. After his retirement, he and his wife Audree, traveled around the United States. Tony is survived by his 5 children, Karen (Arlo) Petersen, Ruth Ann (LeRoy) Lies, Toni Oien, Beth Scarth, and David (Pam) Carlson. He has 14 grandchildren and 27 great- grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Lorraine Johnson of Fergus Falls, Minnesota; and his brother, Randolph Carlson of Vancouver, Washington. Services will be held on April 25th, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 805 Ellsworth Rd., Vancouver, WA 98664. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Southwest Hospice or Church of the Good Shepherd. Please sign his Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 19, 2015
Coghlan, David Arthur "Dave"  
DAVID "DAVE" ARTHUR COGHLAN March 18, 1967 ~ April 8, 2015 "Dave was a comic. He loved telling jokes and making you laugh." David Coghlan was born in Astoria, OR on March 18, 1967 and passed away peacefully at 48 years old on April 8, 2015 in Vancouver, WA. Dave enjoyed playing with the grandkids, traveling, watching football, playing bingo, on the computer, and karaoke. He is greatly missed and never forgotten. Dave is survived by his wife, Karan of eight years; sons, Randy and Michael; daughters, Lisa and Michelle (Chris); seven grandkids; a brother, Tony; sisters, Anna, Mary, and Rose; and numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held at Living Hope Church on Sat., April 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 14, 2015
Cole, Martha Carrie  
MARTHA CARRIE SIMPSON COLE May 11, 1924 ~ March 31, 2015 On March 31, 2015, Martha C. Cole, 90, slipped quietly from the bonds of Earth into the loving arms of God. She was born Martha Carrie Simpson on May 11, 1924 near Mossy Rock, WA to John and Marguerite Simpson. A few years later, the Simpson family moved to the Yakima Valley. There she, with five sisters and six brothers, grew up on a small farm outside of Sunnyside, WA. They had a happy childhood despite living through the Great Depression and the tumultuous years leading up to World War II. During Martha's junior year at Sunnyside High, she met and fell in love with Gurley Cole, a young Army soldier home on Christmas leave from Fort Lewis, WA. They were married the following May 5, 1941. After discharge from the military, the family grew to four children by 1947. They moved to Vancouver, WA in 1950 so they could attend Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, OR. While students, they, along with a couple from Western Seminary, began a new church in Vancouver, McLoughlin Heights Baptist Church (now New Heights Church). The family moved to Manzanita, OR in 1954 to begin another church, which was to become Calvary Bible Church. Martha lived the last 30 years of her life in Vancouver. She was an accomplished cook, gardener, seamstress, author and poet, Mom, "Gramma", wife of 58 years, and Aunt Martha to over 50 nieces and nephews. One of the greatest loves of her life was working with Child Evangelism Fellowship and Good News Clubs for many years, both as a leader and supporter. Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Gurley; and eight brothers and sisters. She is survived by daughters, Glenna Dumford (Lee) and Gayle Fry (Ken); sons, Richard (Sandy) and Rodney (Karen); eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Verna Coleman and Naomi Lindsey; and a brother, Vernon Simpson. A memorial service will be held Sat., April 18, 2015, 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Bible Church in Vancouver, WA. Martha will be interred at Willamette National Cemetery, joining her husband. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please make donations to Child Evangelism Fellowship, PO Box 872815, Vancouver, WA 98687. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 12, 2015
Conway, Kenneth D. - Vancouver  
KENNETH D. CONWAY October 9, 1962 ~ March 31, 2015 "Kenneth was known for the twinkle in his eye. He enjoyed people and was happy to help anyone who needed it. " Kenneth D. Conway, 52, of Vancouver, WA, passed away Tues., March 31, 2015 at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. He was born Oct. 9, 1962 in Tulare, CA to Ralph and Lucy Conway. As a young child, Kenneth and his family moved to Vancouver, WA where grew up and graduated from Hudson's Bay High School. Most of his work career was spent as a salesman, traveling in the Pacific Northwest. Kenneth loved music, playing the guitar in a band, and writing short stories. He was a great storyteller. There was a special place in his heart for dogs. Kenneth is survived by his loving mother, Lucy; brother, Vance; former spouse, Laura; mother-in-law, Gail; and his K-9 companions, Danny Boy and Sophie; feline friends, Delilah and Molly. A memorial service for Kenneth will be held 1:00 p.m., Sat., April 18th at First United Methodist Church, 401 E. 33rd St., Vancouver, WA 98661. Memorial donations may be made to: American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, "Team Rockin' Walkers". Please share memories at www.VancouverFuneralChapel.net and www.columbian.com/obits .
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Dolan, Mary M.  
MARY M. DOLAN May 9, 1929 ~ April 15, 2015 Mary M. Dolan, 85, of Camas, WA, died April 15, 2015. She was born in Menomonie, WI on May 9, 1929. She married Walter Dolan on May 4, 1957 in Denver, CO. Mary was an active member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Camas as a member of the Aquinas Guild and the Catholic Daughters of America. ~ Family was an important part of Mary's life. ~ She enjoyed attending the various activities of her grandchildren. Mary is survived by her daughter, Susan Dolan of Camas; sons, Michael (Sharon) of Brussels, Belgium, David (Laury of Castle Rock, WA, and Tom (Michelle) of Washougal, WA; grandchildren, Chelsey, Emmy, Garrett, Will, Auna, Gracie and Jack; sisters, Alberta (Don) Kortness of Eau Claire, WI, Rita (Joe) Cigan of Stanley, WI, and Ann (Ken) Dubash of Clermont, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; brothers, Jack and Bob Brietzman; and a sister, Betty Schlough. A celebration of Mary's life will be held at St. Thomas Aqunas Church on Tues., April 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Mary's honor to the St. Vincent De Paul Society, c/o St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 324 NE Oak St., Camas, WA 98607. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 18, 2015
Dorr, Judity A.  
JUDITH A. (BORCHERDING) DORR September 22, 1947 ~ April 1, 2015 Judy passed away in her sleep on April 1st, her 48th wedding anniversary. She was born on Sept. 22, 1947 to Stanley and Helen Borcherding in Vancouver, WA, where she lived her entire life. Judy graduated from Columbia River High School in 1965 and was a homemaker. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend, Edward Dorr; two brothers, Richard Borcherding (Bonnie) and Robert Borcherding (Maryann); and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thurs., April 23, 2015 at Safe Harbor Church of the Nazarene, 8100 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to www.clarkdogpaw.org . Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 17, 2015
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