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Adair, Larry Duane  
LARRY DUANE ADAIR September 7, 1948 ~ September 20, 2016 Larry Adair of Vancouver, WA, passed away September 20, 2016 after a short illness. He was born September 7, 1948 in Grand Forks, ND. Larry is survived by his life partner, Diana Stafford of Vancouver, WA; his daughters, Rachel Raines and Allison Salmon and three grandchildren, all of South Carolina; his brothers, William C. Adair of Fargo, ND, Robert W. Adair (Peggy) of Grand Forks, ND, Kenneth L. Adair (Jackie) of Gillette, WY; his sisters, Joanne E. Adair of Chehalis, WA, Susan G. (Adair) Kooken (Ronald) of Spanaway, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford L. Adair and Velma J. (Comstock) Adair; and his twin sister, Mary J. (Adair) Nelson of Bismarck, ND. At his request, there will be no service. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 25, 2016
Adair, Michael J. - Eugene  
MICHAEL J. ADAIR October 13, 1964 ~ August 28, 2016 Michael J. Adair, 51, joined his heavenly Father on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Northwest Hospital in Edmunds, WA. He was born October 13, 1964 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene, OR and was a graduate of Thurston High School in Springfield, OR, Class of 82'. After high school, Michael began his four years of service to our country in the U.S. Air Force. On August 1, 1987, he married Vickie Shinn in Salem, OR. Michael earned an Associates of Arts degree from Bellevue Community College. His career choice was Computer Programming and he started his professional career at Boeing. Michael became an employee of Microsoft and while working there, he was recruited by Expedia.com . He was one of their Founding Fathers and became the CIO. At the age of 40, retirement from Expedia.com became a reality. Michael had a debilitating stroke on March 27, 2008. He had aphasia, was paralyzed on his right side, and spoke with a very limited vocabulary. Michael is survived by his parents, Mike Adair and Pamela Adair of Camas, WA; brother, James Adair of Camas, WA; ex-wife, Vickie, of Woodinville, WA; son, Eric of Woodinville, WA; daughter, Katherine of Cedarville, OH; nephew, Blake Adair of Camas, WA; aunt, Arlene Erickson of Camas, WA; aunt and uncle, Bobbie and Gery Gehrman of Vancouver, WA; and numerous cousins and other extended family. There will be an internment at Fern Prairie Cemetery at 12:00 noon on Friday, September 30, 2016. A memorial service for Michael will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Brown's Funeral Home in Camas, WA. Donations in Michael's name may be made to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 25, 2016
Aichele, Mark Victor - Portland  
MARK VICTOR AICHELE December 13, 1966 ~ September 9, 2016 Mark Victor Aichele, 49, of Ridgefield, WA, passed away Sept. 9, in Vancouver, WA; following a long and courageous battle with leukemia. Born in Olympia WA, he completed a 5-year Apprenticeship with the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters at Local 290, in Tualatin, OR, and enjoyed a long career in that Industry. Along Mark's journey were many friends, family, and colleagues. Mark is survived by his daughters, Karas and Kalyn; father, Everett and mother, Donna (Howard) Shaw; sisters, Denise (Kevin Martyn) Jason, Wendy (David) McNeill, Julie (Mike) Wisely; and his companion, Katriena Smith; as well as many friends, including lifelong friends, Branden Firkins and Denny Snyder. There will be a Celebration of Life for Mark at the UA290 Union Hall, 20210 SW Teton Ave, Tualatin, OR 97062 on Sat., Oct. 1 from noon to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 25, 2016
Alkhoraigi, Laeth  
LAETH KHALED SALEM ALKHORAIGI December 11, 1993 ~ September 21, 2016 Laeth Khaled Salem Alkhoraigi, was born and raised in Vancouver, WA. He left us on September 21, 2016. Laeth was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend to many, locally as well in Prescott, AZ and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is survived by his father, Khaled Alkhoraigi; mother, Maryanne Alkhoraigi; sister, Lamiya Alkhoraigi; and his grandparents, Mike McMahon and Patti Swan. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Carol McMahon; and paternal grandparents, Salem Alkhoraigi and Noora Alberuit. There will be a private burial. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to the LAETH ALKHORAIGI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND, c/o iQ Credit Union, PO Box 1739, Vancouver, WA 98668-1739. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 27, 2016
Arndt, Berthold W. - Vancouver  
BERTHOLD W. ARNDT October 24, 1932 ~ September 24, 2016 Berthold W. Arndt, 83, passed away September 24, 2016. He was born in Hamburg, Germany on October 24, 1932. Bert grew up in Hamburg raising pigeons and worked for Lufthansa Airlines. He enjoyed a childhood passion of playing soccer for Hamburg's soccer club. He came to LA in June of 1965 with his wife Ingrid and son Heiko to pursue the Great American Dream continuing his soccer career. Bert worked as a tool and dye maker. In 1972, he moved his family to the Pacific NW and continued coaching soccer and providing for his family. Bert was a true man in every sense, and an amazing husband and father. He worked hard, played hard, and pursued his many passions. He had a wicked sense of humor and a quiet strength. Although retired, and according to him, he never had enough time and was always overworked and underpaid. Bert is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ingrid; 2 sons, Heiko (Beth), Kalispell, MT, Bernd (Julie), Tigard, OR; grandchildren, James, Dakota, Cheyanne, Emmerson; and dog, Fritz. A private service was held for the immediate family. We would like to thank the compassionate staff of the Ray Hickey Hospice House for their kindness, love, and support. Please sign his Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 27, 2016
Cates, Fred James - Ridgefield  
FRED JAMES CATES May 18th, 1945 ~ September 25th, 2016 Fredrick James John Cates passed away September 25th, 2016. He was born in Oakland, California, May 18th, 1945. His parents moved to Sheridan, Wyoming where he was then raised and graduated from Sheridan High School. As a young man, he enjoy fishing and hunting near and around the Big Horn Mountains. Fred then continued on to Nebraska where he went to college for electrical engineering. After college, he married Joy Natolitano and eventually moved to Vancouver, Washington, where he started his career of 38 years with Freightliner Truck on Swan Island in Portland, Oregon as an electrician. Shortly following, Fred and his family moved to Ridgefield, Washington where he loved to work hard, play hard, and pursue all of his many personal passions. Fred retired from Freightliner in 2002 and spent most of his remaining years at the beach, fishing throughout the Pacific Northwest, building projects in his wood shop, and his most favorite thing to do was playing cards at the Moose Lodge with all of his friends. He loved to be around people and his crazy sense of humor sometimes was shocking and more often than not would catch you off guard and really make you laugh. He was a very talented, crafty, caring, fun loving person and will be dearly missed by many. Fred is survived by his 3 sons, Scott (Nancy), Garold, and James; his grandchildren, Mikaela, Conner, Tristan, and Sam. He preceded in death by his wife, Terry, in 2013. Services will be held at Northwood Park Funeral Home this Sat., Oct. 1st at 11a.m. A celebration will follow at the Moose Lodge, 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m., #2423, 6719 NE 219th St., (in Dollars Corner) Battle Ground, WA 98604. Please sign his Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 29, 2016
Chamberlain, Robert "Bob"  
ROBERT "BOB" CHAMBERLAIN October 2, 1930 ~ September 21, 2016 Bob Chamberlain, 85, of Vancouver, WA, passed away peacefully on Sept. 21, 2016. He was born in Arnett, OK and his family moved to the Washington/Oregon area when Bob was a small child. He grew up in Redmond, OR and as a young man began his career as a long-haul truck driver. Bob is survived by two daughters, Sandy (Mark) McCloud and Janell Jones; grandchildren, Jason (Jennifer) Beeks, Janna (Tom) Moats, Robert Todd Chamberlain, Ron Jones, and Tyler Jones, and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 68 years, Eleanor; his son, Ron Chamberlain; and his parents. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 29, 2016 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens chapel with internment and reception following. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 28, 2016
Craig, Clyde Norman  
CLYDE NORMAN CRAIG June 8, 1936 ~ September 23, 2016 Clyde N. Craig passed away peacefully September 23, 2016 at Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital. He was born June 8, 1936 in Camas, Washington to Howard Ronald Craig and Laverne Eleanor Craig. He enjoyed hot rod cars, sailing, fishing, and his kitty, Tidbit, who kept his toes and his heart warm. Clyde is survived by multiple family members and friends who loved him dearly. Preceding him in death were his son, Jason Craig; his parents; and his sister. There will be a Celebration of Clyde's Life on Sunday, October 2nd, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1205 NW 12th St., Battle Ground, WA 98604, which is a private residence. Please sign his Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 28, 2016
Drury, Chris - Vancouver  
CHRIS DRURY March 20, 1930 ~ September 16, 2016 Chris Drury of Vancouver, WA, passed away Sept. 16, 2016. She was born March 20, 1930 to Roy and Esther Soderquist in Texas. Chris worked as a florist for Keil's, Thriftway, and Safeway. She enjoyed gardening, walking, and her family. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Bill; children: Sue (Bruce) Smith, Denise (Alan) Espasandin, and Dave Drury; grandchildren: Bekki (David) Lindner, Josh, Taelor, and Caleb Espasandin; great-grandchildren: Hannah, Henry, Harry, and Harper Lindner; and sisters, Venita Taennler and Joyce Prepchuk. Chris was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Paul and Gerald. A Celebration of Life will be held Sat., Oct. 1, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at 6:8 Church (formerly Hazel Dell Evangelical Free), 8802 NW 9th Ave., Vancouver, WA, 98665. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 25, 2016
Durkee, Connie Jean - Portland  
CONNIE JEAN BROOKING DURKEE August 19, 1955 ~ September 8, 2016 Connie Durkee died Sept. 8, 2016 after falling from stairs at her home in Cabrera, Dominican Republic. A memorial will be held Nov. 6, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Camas Community Center, 1718 SE 7th Ave., Camas, WA. Please donate to gofundme.com/animalesdecabrera . Please sign her guestbook at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Sept. 25, 2016
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