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Andrew, Darroll LaVerne  
DARROLL LAVERNE ANDREW December 27, 1931 ~ April 15, 2016 Darroll LaVerne Andrew passed away on April 15, 2016. He was 84 years old. Darroll was born on December 27, 1931 to his parents Lena and Marvin Andrew, in Portland, Oregon. He served in the U.S. Navy, owned the Andrew Egg Ranch, and went on to spend 20 years at the Camas Paper Mill. He was a resident of La Center for the past 15 years, and was a member of the Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene. Darroll enjoyed gardening and landscaping, and was particularly fond of Orchids. He loved classical music, hiking, and spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife, Karen; his three daughters: Erica (Jonathan) Baker, Renee (Brandon) Sherrell, and Malinda Shene; 8 grandchildren; and his brother, Gene. Darroll was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Elton. A celebration of Darroll's life will take place on Wed., April 27, 2016 at Brown's Stoller Memorial Chapel, 410 NE Garfield St., Camas, WA 98607, at 10 a.m. Directly following will be a graveside service with military honors at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR. Those who wish, may sign the guestbook's at www.brownsfh.com and www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 24, 2016
Antak, Nancy Lee  
NANCY LEE (MORRIS) ANTAK February 24, 1939 ~ April 22, 2016 Nancy Antak was born to Gladys Rose Longmire and Irvin Alfred Morris on February 24th, 1939. She was raised in Yelm, Washington until her mother remarried and the family moved to Wurzburg, Germany where her stepfather was stationed in the military. Nancy spent her senior year in high school in Wurzburg and then two years of college in Munich. After moving back to the US she enrolled at Western Washington University in Bellingham where she met her future husband Al Antak. After graduating from college, she and her husband moved to Camas, Washington in 1961 where they both worked as school teachers until they retired in 1993. Nancy taught 29 years of school working mostly in the Washougal school district teaching 4th grade. Nancy enjoyed camping, traveling, and attending the Washington Huskies football games with her husband and friends. Nancy is survived by her husband, Al Antak; her son, Dan Antak (Jennifer); and sisters, Karen Johnson and Linda Pflugmacher. A memorial service will be held at Camas United Methodist Church, 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 29, 2016. Donations can be made to Hospice in lieu of flowers. Please sign Nancy's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 28, 2016
Butler, Catherine Margaret "Cathy" - Sebastopol  
CATHERINE MARGARET HEIDE BUTLER August 22, 1941 ~ April 8, 2016 Our sweet, petite sister, Cathy Butler, 74, passed away April 8, 2016 in Petaluma, CA. She was born in Salem, OR on Aug. 22, 1941 to Ernest and Dolores Heide. She graduated from Hudson's Bay High School in 1959. Cathy lived in Vancouver, WA until the early 60's, then moved to San Francisco. There, she met Tom Butler and they were married Nov. 27, 1965. They eventually moved to Petaluma, CA. Cathy and Tom have two sons, Sean (Cara) and Darrin; three grandchildren, Victoria, Katelyn, and Austin; one great-grandchild, Foster; sisters, Hazel Heide Hoage (Jack-deceased) and Julie Heide Goggin (David); and nephews, Jeff Hoage, Chris Hoage (deceased), and Todd Hoage. Cathy and Tom recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 27, 2015. Cathy, we will love you, miss you, and cherish your memory forever. Love, Your Family A memorial service was held April 14th in Petaluma, CA. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 24, 2016
Crosby, Frances R. "Fran"  
FRANCES R. CROSBY December 12, 1924 ~ April 20, 2016 "She was much loved by her family and will be greatly missed." Fran Crosby, 91, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Maynard, MA, she was a beautiful, kind and caring person who was loved by all that had the pleasure of knowing her. On the Fourth of July, 1945, Fran married the love of her life, Bob, when he returned from World War II. They enjoyed 68 years together in Vancouver, WA until his death in 2013. Bob and Fran loved spending time with family and friends and enjoyed countless hours playing golf at Green Meadows, where they were charter members. Fran is survived by one sister, Louise Grasberger of Tucson, AZ; her children, Peggy Hamilton, Joyce Potter (Dean) and Julie Hamilton (Todd); seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Helmi Dimery; three siblings; and son, Brian. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thurs., April 28th, 11a.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Mass will be preceded by recitation of the rosary at 10:15a.m. There will be a luncheon at the church immediatley folloing the service. Fran will be laid to rest at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 24, 2016
Doheny III, Edward Joseph  
EDWARD JOSEPH DOHENY III Edward (Ed) Doheny, 74, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Hampton Salmon Creek Care Center after a long battle with Parkinson's. His loving wife, Helen, was at his side. Ed was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 16, 1942 to Edward II and Catherine Doheny. He married Helen Steil on November 13, 1982. Ed had a degree in Chemistry and was retired from Brenntag Pacific in Portland, Oregon as a Regulatory Compliance Manager. He also served 3 years with the U.S. Army spending time in Viet Nam. Ed is survived by his wife, Helen, and two sons: Edward IV (Rebecca) of Reno, NV, Nicholas of Vancouver, WA; and one grandson, Benjamin Doheny of Reno; also three nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard Doheny in 2013. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Rosary will be recited at 10:15 in the church. Please sign his guestbook at www.columbian.com/obits
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 27, 2016
Farr, Lee A. - Portland  
LEE A. FARR January 4, 1940 ~ February 6, 2016 Lee A. Farr, age 76, died February 6, 2016 in Portland, OR. He was born in Vancouver, Washington on January 4, 1940, the son of Margaret and William Farr. Lee graduated high school in Vancouver in 1958 and earned a B.A. from Washington State University in Pullman and a M.A. from Central Washington University in Ellensburg. Lee married Thelma Cooke, and had a son, Miles Farr. Subsequently Lee married twice, to Susan Thomas, and most recently to Amy Farr. Lee developed passionate interests, first in horses as a young man, then oriental rugs, opening an antique carpet business at his historic home in Portland, OR, and finally photography and Mongolian antiquities. After leaving the business and Portland, Lee learned Chinese and taught English at Taiwan University in Taipei for many years. Survivors include: son, Miles; Lee's three brothers, William, Jan, and Kim; as well as three grandchildren of Tammy and Miles: Amanda, Clayton, and Jordan. Lee Farr was cremated and will be buried in a private memorial at Maryhill, Washington. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 24, 2016
Gabrielson Sr., Carl Donald "Don"  
CARL DONALD "DON" GABRIELSON, SR. October 6, 1923 ~ April 7, 2016 Carl Donald "Don" Gabrielson, Sr., of Longview, WA and formerly of Vancouver, WA, died April 7, 2016, at the age of 92. He was born Oct. 6, 1923, in Trade Lake, WI to Carl Conrad and Alice (Haas) Gabrielson. After spending his early years on the family farm in Wisconsin, Don and his family moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1936. He graduated from Stephenson (WA) High School in 1942 and was drafted into the U.S. Army shortly thereafter. About the same time, the family moved to Rainier, OR, where they owned and operated Gabrielson Grocery for many years. During World War II, Don served as a forward observer radio man as a ranger in the 80th (Blue Ridge) Division Artillery, seeing action throughout Europe, including the Battle of the Bulge, and earning several citations and medals, including the Bronze Star. After Don's discharge from the Army, he worked for Weyerhaeuser as a power house turbine operator for over 30 years until his retirement. In 1953, he married Joann Mae Laws, with whom he had four children, but later divorced. He was married to Betty Burns from 1972 until her death in 1999. Late in life, Don was briefly married to Florence Fieland, who remained a close friend until his death. Don is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Kim Lamb of Fallon, NV and Karen and Marlin Reinholdt of Longview, WA; sons and daughters-in-law, Carl Jr. and Tricia Gabrielson of Tigard, OR and Scott and Kim Gabrielson of Longview, WA; step-daughters, Terry Olson of Portland, OR and Sandra Schultz of Lacey, WA; step-son, Gary Fieland of Wasila, AK; brother and sister-in-law, Charles (Jack) and Marlene Gabrielson of Longview, WA; close friend, Florence Fieland of Vancouver, WA; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by second wife, Betty; his parents; sister, Lucille Meier; and a grandson. The family would like to thank the caregivers at A Time Honored care facility and Dr. Tracy Williams of Vancouver, WA for their dedicated care of Don. After private inurnment, friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life that will be held at the Red Cross Building at Ft. Vancouver (605 E. Barnes St., part of the West Barracks) in Vancouver, WA, at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27th. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 24, 2016
Graham, Leonard D. - Vancouver  
LEONARD D. GRAHAM February 12, 1916 ~ April 25, 2016 "Leonard had a big heart, loved many, and was loved by all. He will be missed greatly by all of his family and friends." Leonard D. Graham, 100, passed away in Vancouver, WA on April 25, 2016. Born in Paloose, WA to Tennie Beasley and Charles Graham, Leonard began his life as a little boy on a farm in Washington. He moved to Saint Johns, OR with his mother, father, sister, and brother where he attended James John Elementary. He supported his family when he was fifteen years old, then served our country in the Army for four years during WWII and earned a purple heart for his bravery. By trade, Leonard was a businessman, who owned his own upholstery shop, Brookside Draperies and Upholstery, along with his first wife, Muriel. He retired, much to the disappointment of his loyal customers, at the age of 67. Leonard was a kind, most generous man who contributed to his community by donating to the Washington Free Health Clinic, the Humane Society, the First Presbyterian Church, and the Washington State Fish Hatchery. He loved to golf and was a long time member of the Royal Oaks Golf Club. Leonard is survived by his wife, Bonnie Graham; grandchildren, Tammy and Johnny; his nieces and nephews, Sherman Graham, Bea Brown (Graham), Leona Liljedahl (Graham), and Jeanette Palo, Ken Behm, Don Behm, Steve Behm, Jerry Behm, and Diane Woodbury (Behm); and many, many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Leonard's memorial service will be held Friday, April 29, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church, 4300 Main St. in Vancouver, WA at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 28, 2016
Haney, Norma Marie  
NORMA MARIE (SIMONSON) HANEY December 29, 1917 ~ April 9, 2016 Norma Haney, 98, was born in Battle Ground, WA to Herbert Simonson and Edyth Mattson, the second of four children. Norma spent most of her life in Battle Ground where she proudly worked for the school district for 22 years. She was a member of First Church of God and enjoyed teaching Sunday school. Serving God was the center of her life along with her family, whom she prayed for daily. Norma was preceded in death by her son, Randal Haney and husband Albert "Hugh" Haney to whom she was married to for 72 years. She is survived by her daughters; Carol (Jim) Rogers and Diane (Gil) Mulder, daughter-in-law Janice (Ed) Haney-Cook, eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. When asked what she'd like to tell her grandchildren and great-grandchildren she said "stay true to the faith because we want them all in heaven with us." A graveside service to be held at Elim Cemetery in Brush Prairie on April 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. There will be a memorial/reception following the service at The Heathman in Vancouver at 1:00 p.m. Please sign Norma's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 27, 2016
Keire, Bertrams Voldemars  
BERTRAMS VOLDEMARS KEIRE October 17, 1932 ~ November 23, 2015 Bertrams V. Keire of Vancouver, Washington passed away on November 23rd, 2015. He leaves behind Linda Kinniburgh, his significant partner of 22 years; 2 children, Mark Keire (wife Margaret) of Battle Ground, WA and Marisa Crain (husband Robert); 3 grandchildren, Christopher, Janay, and Tymothy; god daughter, Dagnija Matisons Tokarczyk. Born in Riga, Latvija on October 17th, 1932, he came to America during his teen years and earned his citizenship by serving in the Korean War. Bert received his Bachelor and Masters from Central Washington University in Education of Political Science. A dedicated teacher of 34 years for the Vancouver School District at Hudson's Bay High School, he retired as a respected educator. Bert was a devout teacher who loved family time and the outdoors. A Celebration of Life will take place April 30th, 2016 at Hudson's Bay High School, 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98663 at 1:15p.m. to 2:45p.m. There will be full military honors at Park Hill Cemetery following the service. Please sign his Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 24, 2016
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