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Allen, Arthur William  
ARTHUR WILLIAM ALLEN November 9, 1946 ~ July 26, 2015 Arthur William Allen passed away peacefully on July 26, 2015, surrounded by his wife, son, and daughter. Art was born on November 9, 1946 in Richmond, CA. He spent his childhood in Colorado and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1967, which included two tours in Vietnam. He married Mary Carpenter on November 18, 1967 in Vancouver, WA. He was employed by JH Kelly for 35 years as a pipefitter and later as a Senior Project Manager and enjoyed his work immensely. Art was a wonderful mentor to many. Retiring in 2011 gave him more time for his favorite game, Texas Hold'em, and more time for his cat, Andy, to sit in his lap. Over the years he spent time rebuilding engines of old cars and even completely restored a Yamaha motorcycle. He went on numerous vacations, with many being spent in Arizona, which was his favorite place. Art was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Arthur Allen; and his father-in-law, Don Carpenter. Art is survived by his wife, Mary; his son, David (Tricia) of Longview; daughter, Karen Puyleart (Casey) of La Center; sisters, Carla Boyden (Gary) and Sheryl Uluave (Pete); and brother, John Allen (Teresa) all of Utah; mother-in-law, Peggy Carpenter; and his "outlaws", John Carpenter, Joe Carpenter, and Donna Ottman (Dennis Brown), all of Vancouver. His pride and joy were his grandkids; Lauren and Olivia Puyleart, and Raeanne, Carson, Isabelle, and Samuel Allen who all loved their Papa very much. He had numerous nieces and nephews who loved him like a second father. Art will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 3:30p.m. at the Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., Battle Ground, WA. Layne's Battle Ground Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign Arthur's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 2, 2015
Bail, Arvil Forest  
ARVIL FOREST BAIL May 9, 1928 ~ July 22, 2015 Arvil Forest Bail, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away July 22, 2015. He was born May 9, 1928 in Hermaleigh, TX. Arvil graduated from Sheridan High School in 1948. He attended Chemekata Community College for 2 years and worked over 40 years for Land/Chicago Title in Vancouver, WA. He was a member of the Kiwanas and the Elks. While an Elk, he held the position of "Exalted Ruler" from 1977-1978. He was also an excellent artist, wood worker, and gardener. Arvil is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marilyn; eight children; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren, all who called him "Super Grandpa"; brother, Norman; and sisters, Shirley and Sharon. He was preceded in death by his son, Bill; and brothers, Darol and Melvin. The funeral will be held at Evergreen Memorial, Sun., Aug. 9, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. The reception will be at the Elks Lodge at 2p.m. in Vancouver, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted for the family. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 2, 2015
Bonawitz, Jo-Ann P.  
JO-ANN P. BONAWITZ April 18, 1932 ~ July 2, 2015 " Jo-Ann will always be remembered as a strong, outspoken, and independent woman who was a wonderful role model to others." Jo-Ann P. Bonawitz, 83, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2015, after a brief illness, in Vancouver, WA and was surrounded by nothing but love from her family. She was born on April 18, 1932 in Walla Walla, WA. The daughter of Arthur W. and Dealtry Priaulx, Jo-Ann attended grammar school in Eugene before moving with her family to Portland just in time for her to attend U.S. Grant High School where she met the love of her life, Joe Bonawitz Jr. Jo-Ann went on to attend and graduate from the University of Oregon where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. In 1955, Jo-Ann married Joe, quickly she started her career as a speech pathologist. After their first child was born, Jo-Ann and Joe moved to Kailua, HI where they raised their three children. Jo-Ann progressed in her career as a speech and language pathologist, working at a local hospital and for the California/Hawaii Elks Major Project, helping thousands of children to gain the power of speech. In addition to raising their three children and working, she volunteered countless hours for the Honolulu/Portland/Southwest Washington Assistance League. In her free time, Jo-Ann enjoyed playing tennis and attending The University of Oregon football games. Family and friends were Jo-Ann's passion and delight. She loved to entertain and frequently hosted lavish parties in her homes. Upon retirement, Jo-Ann and Joe traveled around the world, always seeking a new adventure. Later they settled in Vancouver, with a winter home in Palm Desert, CA. It was in the desert, that she enjoyed water aerobics, friends, The Ducks in the Desert, mahjong, and book club. Jo-Ann and Joe recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. She lived her life to the fullest with an adventurous soul and a caring heart. Jo-Ann is survived by her husband, Joe; sister, Yvonne Werttemberger of Langley, WA; brother, Allan Priaulx of Kent, CT; children, Kristin Blackman (Steve) of San Diego, Trey Bonawitz (Cheryl) of Portland and Dirk Bonawitz (Lenn) of Honolulu; grandchildren, Lindsey, Brooke, Sydney, Taylor, Keiana, and Kaila; great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Khloe. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Sheila Marshall. The family is planning a celebration of Jo-Ann's life in September of 2015 and will be reaching out to family and friends providing more information when final arrangements are known. For more information visit: www.anewtradition.com/obituaries/obitary/11659_JoAnn_P_Bonawitz Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on July 26, 2015
Connolly, Laurence Neil "Larry"  
LAURENCE "LARRY" NEIL CONNOLLY December 15, 1952 ~ July 22, 2015 Laurence "Larry" Neil Connolly, 62, a lifetime Clark County resident, passed away on July 22, 2015. He was born on Dec. 15, 1952 to John and Anna Connolly, in Vancouver, WA. Larry retired from the Camas/Washougal Port as a Logistics Asset Manager. He was a member of Beacon Rock Men's Golf Club, as well as the Pine Creek Pub. Larry enjoyed hunting and fishing in the great outdoors and playing golf. He loved his family (and his dog, Talula). Larry is survived by his wife, Debbie; at home, son, Jesse (wife Sarah) Lorusso; daughter, Heidi Jo Rigsby; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers: Mike, Kent, Danny, and Wayne; sisters: Sheila, Colleen, Jeannie, and Sharon; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers: John, Pat, Bob, and Marc. A celebration of Larry's life will be Sun., Aug. 2 at 1p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Washougal River Road. Arrangements are entrusted to Brown's Funeral Home. To sign condolences at Larry's online guest books: visit www.brownsfh.com and www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on July 31, 2015
Cook, Wanda Mae  
WANDA MAE COOK February 10, 1927 ~ July 8, 2015 Longtime Vancouver, WA resident, Wanda Mae Cook, 88, passed away on July 8, 2015 at Powell Valley Memory Care in Gresham, Oregon. Wanda was born on February 10, 1927 in Portland, Oregon to Charles and Gertrude Lambert. Wanda was raised in Scappoose, Oregon and graduated from Scappoose High School in 1945. She married Stanley Benjamin "Ben" Cook on August 14, 1947. Ben and Wanda moved to Vancouver, Washington in 1956 to a home they built. Daughter, Sonna Marie, was born in 1959. Ben and Wanda lived in their home together until Ben's death in 1996. Wanda remained in their house until February of 2014 when she relocated to an assisted living facility back in her home town of Scappoose. Wanda was a devoted homemaker and mother. She was an accomplished baker who was known for her delicious creations. Wanda worked as a dental assistant in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland until her daughter was born in 1959. She returned to dental assisting in 1971, working for Lawrence Gervais DDS until she retired in 1991. Wanda was active in her church, Messiah Lutheran, devoting many volunteer hours to her church family. Wanda is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sonna Cook Lyle and George Lyle of Anchorage, Alaska; grandchildren, Alex Lyle (Britta Helm), Andrew Lyle, and Katherine Lyle; sister, Patricia Cook; and many dear family members, nieces, nephews, and friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 15th at 1:00p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Vancouver, Washington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Signature Hospice: 7632 SW Durham Rd., Suite 130, Tigard, OR, 97224. Please sign Wanda's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 2, 2015
Couture, Mabel M.  
MABEL M. COUTURE October 17, 1921 ~ July 20, 2015 "Mabel was such a wonderful person. She was the best mom, grandma, sister, aunt, and friend anyone could ever ask for." Mabel M. Couture, 93, went to be with our Lord on July 20, 2015. She was born to Delbert H. and Ruby M. Cook on Oct. 17, 1921 in Alberta, Canada. She grew up in Brush Prairie, WA. Mabel was a very diligent worker, always holding down a full time job while raising her four children. She retired from Crown Zellerbach in Camas, WA. Mabel enjoyed spending time with family and friends. And she loved working in her garden. Mabel will be sorely missed by her three surviving children, Chuck Couture of Las Vegas, NV, Pam Spady (Roy) of Woodland, WA, and David Dethman (Michelle) of Willits, CA; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; and three sisters, Anna Taylor of Moses Lake, WA, Ester Poust of Roseburg, OR, and Phyllis Woods of Vancouver, WA. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Carole Lucas; brother, Chuck Cook; and son, Wayne Couture. A Celebration of Life will be held Sat., Aug. 8, 2015, 1100 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Marshall Community Center, Elm Room, 1009 McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98663. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 2, 2015
Davis, Thomas Edwin "Tom"  
THOMAS "TOM" EDWIN DAVIS November 24, 1959 ~ June 22, 2015 A memorial service for Tom Davis will be held Saturday, August 1, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., in the Washburn Auditorium at Washougal High School. Donations can be made to the Tom Davis Youth Memorial Fund at Janus Youth Programs ( www.janusyouth.org ). Please sign his Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on July 28, 2015
Dillman, Russell Donathan "Russ"  
RUSSELL "RUSS" DONATHAN DILLMAN December 6, 1948 ~ July 28, 2015 Russell Donathan Dillman was born on Dec. 6, 1948 on the U.S.S. Repose off the coast of Qingdao, China, the first child and only son to Carolyn T. Ivey Dillman and Theodore E. Dillman, who was serving as a doctor in the U.S. Navy at the time. Russ set sail to other shores on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Russ grew up in Vancouver, WA, graduating from Hudson's Bay High School in 1967, and completing a B.S. degree in Psychology at Central Washington University. He later earned his Master's in Teaching at Lewis and Clark College. Career paths found him serving in the fields of mental-health, education (high-school: Franklin H.S., Portland, OR), and academic text-book sales for McDougal-Littell. Russ had several passions: he was a reader of poetry and literature; an avid traveler; a connoisseur of jazz-he, himself, played saxophone and piano; a lover of the outdoors and gardening; a fan of puzzles and games; a golfer and a bowler; and a dedicated volunteer with the Friends of Trees. He loved "his girls" (daughters, sisters/step-sisters, significant-others) and adored his grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He knew no strangers. Russ is survived by three daughters: Gretchen (Martin) Keith, Sarah (Chris) Collmer, and Samantha (Ben) Pike; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four sisters: Lauren, Lyn, Andrea (Tracy), and Kass (Dan); one step-sister, Susan (Butch); nieces, nephews, and a multitude of friends. A celebration of Russ's life will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Aug. 9th at 9604 NE 212th Ave., Vancouver, 98682. Ceremony at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Russ's honor to Friends of Trees, 3117 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212. The family gives heartfelt thanks to the staff at Marquis Care at Mt. Tabor for his care during these many months. Please sign Russell's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 2, 2015
Ellis, Kristine Marie  
KRISTINE MARIE ELLIS November 3, 1966 ~ July 25, 2015 Kristine Marie Ellis, 48, went to be with her heavenly Father on Sat., July 25th, 2015. She was born in Pendleton, OR to Juanita Marie Zubizareta and George Albert Ellis. She is a graduate of Evergreen High School. Kristine loved to travel. She worked for many years as a bank teller for Columbia Credit Union in Vancouver, WA. Kristine is survived by her mother, Juanita Zubizareta; her step-mother, Janan Ellis; a niece who was very special to her, Paris Ackerman; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; and her cat, Ahboo. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Pedro and Ann Zubizareta; her father, George A. Ellis; and an uncle, Jim Zubizareta. Her funeral will be held Sat., Aug. 1, 2015 at Orchards LDS chapel at 7101 NE 166th Ave., Vancouver WA 98682. A viewing will be held at 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on July 31, 2015
Fencl, Patricia Jeannine  
PATRICIA JEANNINE FENCL October 29, 1929 ~ July 16, 2015 Patricia Jeannine Fencl passed away peacefully July 16th, 2015 in Bellingham, WA. She lived much of her life in Seattle, moving to Vancouver, WA in 1979. Pat taught for years at Clark College in Vancouver. She founded a scholarship for GED graduates to attend Clark. Pat is survived by her husband, Jim Fencl; children, Steven (Callene) Lumbard, Lola Leen, Paula (Susan) Lumbard, Dirk (Andy) Lumbard, Douglas (Darlene) Lumbard, Jeanne (Eric) Federovitch; step-daughter, Heather (Evan) Freedman; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be Sun., Aug. 16th, I:p.m., at the Woodmark Hotel, 1200 Carrilon Point, Kirkland, WA. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Pat Fencl Scholarship at Clark College, 1933 Ft. Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663. To view or sign Pat's guest books, please visit them at: www.molesfarewelltributes.com and www.columbian.com/obits .
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 2, 2015
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