Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Carl Henry Schmitz, 85, of Woodland, Wash., passed away Feb. 10, 2021, from heart failure. He was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend. We will miss his laughter, advice, and generosity. Carl was born April 15, 1935, to Albert and Anna Schmitz at their family farm in th…

Sandra "Sandi" Jean Sterner, 63, of Battle Ground, Wash, passed away peacefully the morning of March 20, 2021, at Legacy Salmon Creek, after a courageous 14 year battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 25, 1957, in Bremerton, WA, to parents, William and Dorothy (Carlson) Keyes.

On Friday, March 26, 2021, Sharon Keist, loving wife, mother, and sister, passed away at the age of 79. She was born July 13, 1941, to Peter E. McCoy and Thelma McCoy in Astoria, Ore. Sharon had three sisters, Susan Leinweber, Shelby Mogenson, and Sheila Ranta.

Betty Joy Lawson was born Feb. 23, 1931, in Hartman, Colo., to Harry and Goldie Lawson. The family later moved to Vancouver, Wash., where Harry worked at Alcoa Aluminum. Betty attended Clark Community College and Central Washington College of Education. She taught kindergarten at Hockinson E…

John "Bud" Condon lived in Clark County throughout his life, spending his last 24 years in Amboy, Wash. One of seven children, Bud was born to Herbert W. Condon Sr. and Helen A. Long, Sept. 6, 1943. At the age of 17, Bud joined the United States Navy and served with honor and distinction as …

Wanda V. Cole passed away at home March 20, 2021, surrounded by family. She was born Jan. 11, 1939, in Madill, Okla., to Maurine and Lloyd Thomas, now deceased.

On Friday morning, March 12, 2021, Sonja Ann Allbright of Battle Ground, WA, passed away at the age of 81. She was born in Pennington, Texas, to Herman and Suvilla Bennett Nov. 7, 1939. She was the youngest of eight children.

Charles Ferguson was born June 29, 1916, at a home up the Lewis River Valley at home by Dr Hoffmann. He was the third son born to James and Edith Ferguson. Life back at that time would be considered primitive to today’s standard. The family raised cattle, horses, pigs, chickens, and strawber…

Delcine Avis Schmitke was born June 24, 1944, in Orange, Calif. She moved to Southwest Washington at the age of 18. Four years later, she married her lifelong husband and raised her family here until her passing. She entered Heaven March 15, 2021, surrounded by loved ones.

Richard Joseph Gretsch died at his home in Battle Ground, Wash., March 10, 2021. Richard, the son of Carl Gretsch and Norma Nicholson, was born Nov. 28, 1944. He graduated from Battle Ground High School, class of 1963.

William "Bill" Canfield, beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away Friday, March 12, 2021, from a sudden heart attack.

Rachel "Jean" Foley passed away peacefully March 10, 2021, in Battle Ground, Wash. She was born Oct. 6, 1930, to Christian and Elizabeth Foley in Spearfish, S.D. A member of the OALC, she moved to Clark County at the age of eight, where she lived most her life.

Max Dempsey Hall, 81, passed away June 11, 2019, at his home in Vancouver, Wash. He was born in 1938, to the late Floyd Hall and Tess Louise Rademacher.

Lucy (Rietdyk) Hegge, 67, of Ridgefield, Wash., passed away March 4, 2021, after a hard fought battle with lymphoma. Lucy was born Feb. 10, 1954, in Vancouver, Wash., to Elisabeth and Segert Rietdyk. She graduated in 1972 from Ridgefield High School, then went on to Clark College. She marrie…

"On behalf of my family, I would personally like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, flowers, e-mails, text messages, and the many personal cards since my very best friend and wife, Klazina Dobbe, whom passed away Feb. 5, 2021. It has been truly overwhelming and heartwarming. Your…

God’s angel on Earth, Mathilda "Tillie" Helen Scholz, was called to her Heavenly home Feb. 22, 2021. She was 92. Tillie was born Jan. 5, 1929, to Carl and Mathilda Gettel, and was the youngest of 14 children, raised on the family farm in Oregon City, Ore.

Frieda Dunning, 97, long time resident of Battle Ground, Wash., went to be with the Lord Feb. 26, 2021. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Colby James Clayton Stuart passed away Feb. 4, 2021, at the age of 27 of natural causes related to diabetes. Colby was born June 6, 1993, in Vancouver, Wash., to Grace Stuart and Joe Buccino. He lived in Washington all his life, mostly in Clark County but also in Pierce County. Colby attende…

Craig Thomas Leathers, 77, passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, in Mission Viejo, Calif. He died peacefully with his, wife, Leilani, and sons, Blake and Grant, by his side.

Ray C. Treasure left this mortal world peacefully Feb. 10, 2021, surrounded by his family. His reunion with his dear wife and other family members will be joyful. Ray was born Oct. 14, 1928, in Grant, Idaho, the youngest of five children to Lue and Catherine Treasure.

Calvin Dennis Biddix, 67, went home to be with his savior Feb. 13, 2021, in Rose Valley, Wash. He was born April 16, 1953, in Yancy County, N.C., to Dayton and Evelyn (Gouge) Biddix.

Janice Reed, 82, long-time resident of Battle Ground, Wash., passed away Feb. 8, 2021, in Vancouver, Wash. She was born April 3, 1938, in Trail, British Columbia, Canada, to Andrew and Dorothea Mae Frame.

Feb. 5, 2021, our beloved Klazina Dobbe passed away peacefully in the presence of her husband and best friend of over 50 years.

Jerry Lynn Morgan was born Sept. 12, 1937, to Willis (Buff) and Mildred (Violet) Morgan in Vancouver, Wash. He passed away Feb. 7, 2021, at his home in Vancouver, Wash. He was 83 years old.

Mary A. Kopkie passed away Jan. 21, 2021. She was born June 1, 1931. 

Our mom, Betty Lorraine Gardner, was a woman of grace and a woman of faith. She passed away Jan. 27, 2021, and is so deeply missed by family and friends. Betty supported her husband, Richard, throughout their 63 year marriage, whether it was homesteading in Idaho or running a dairy farm in W…

Richard Arthur Daniels of Vancouver, Wash., passed away with family surrounding him Feb. 8, 2021, in Troutdale, Ore. He was born Jan. 21, 1941.

Steven L. McCoy passed away peacefully in his sleep Jan. 29, 2021, after a short battle with colon cancer. He was born in Vancouver, Wash., Nov. 26, 1951, and graduated from Battle Ground High School in 1970.Steven entered the United States Army and served honorably, returning to Vancouver a…

David "Dave" Edmund Kenny, 82, of Vancouver, Wash., passed away peacefully with his family by his side, Feb. 1, 2021, due to complications from a fall. He was the fourth of five children, born April 16, 1938, in Vancouver, Wash., to George and Alice Kenny.

Steven L. McCoy passed away peacefully in his sleep Jan. 29, 2021, after a short battle with colon cancer. He was born in Vancouver, Wash., Nov. 26, 1951, and graduated from Battle Ground High School in 1970.

Richard Arthur Daniels of Vancouver, Wash., passed away with family surrounding him Feb. 8, 2021, in Troutdale, Ore. He was born Jan. 21, 1941.

David "Dave" Edmund Kenny, 82, of Vancouver, Wash., passed away peacefully with his family by his side, Feb. 1, 2021, due to complications from a fall. He was the fourth of five children, born April 16, 1938, in Vancouver, Wash., to George and Alice Kenny. David lived his entire life in the …

Mary A. Kopkie passed away Jan. 21, 2021. She was born June 1, 1931.

Our mom, Betty Lorraine Gardner, was a woman of grace and a woman of faith. She passed away Jan. 27, 2021, and is so deeply missed by family and friends.

Janice Reed, 82, long-time resident of Battle Ground, Wash., passed away Feb. 8, 2021, in Vancouver, Wash. She was born April 3, 1938, in Trail, British Columbia, Canada, to Andrew and Dorothea Mae Frame.

Corinne Frances Kysar peacefully left this world Jan. 24, 2021. She was born Oct. 24, 1944, to Kenneth and Eva (Korpela) Korri in Calumet, Mich.

Duane Harold Gasaway, 73, of Sparks, Nev., passed peacefully in Reno, Nev., Dec. 23, 2020. He was the son of Harold and Eileen Gasaway of Battle Ground, Wash. Duane was a wonderful, loyal, supportive husband, father, and friend. He will be sorely missed.

John C. McIntyre passed away peacefully at home, with family. He was born in Maybell, Colo., and raised on the family ranch.

James Zahl Lindblom, 90, of Battle Ground, Wash., went for a walk at his farm the afternoon of Dec. 28, 2020, then he lay down on the lawn and went to Heaven. He was born in Morris, Minn., and grew up in various small towns in Minnesota until the family moved to Neah Bay, Wash., in 1948.

Lorna LaNaire Blue was reunited with her loved ones in Heaven, Nov. 17, 2020. She was born to David and Margaret Woodard in Castle Rock, Wash., in 1949.

Darrell Keith “Punk” Squires, 87, of Battle Ground, Wash., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at home with his family by his side. Punk was born in Crosby, N.D., March 23, 1933, to Ronald and Evelyn (Ness) Squires.

God came to Jerome “Jerry” Tarsi and made him an offer he couldn’t refuse, play accordion for the choir of angels.

On Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, Robert Eugene (Gene) Pifer, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 87 in Vancouver, Wash. He was born June 3, 1933, in Arvada, Colo., to George and Evelyn Pifer. Gene was one of five children. 

Gregory Chet Goodrich, to his family and friends, was born on Sept. 24, 1969, in Longview, Wash., to Cliff and Kay Goodrich, and passed Dec. 20, 2020, at Peace Health in Vancouver, Wash., after visiting with close family.

James "Bud" Link passed away Nov. 20, 2020, at the age of 94. He was a resident of Creekside Place Assisted Living in Battle Ground, Wash., where he received wonderful care for the last two years. Bud was born in 1926, in St. Louis, Mo. He served in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946, …

Lois Dorene (Haggerty) Gaither passed away suddenly, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Lois was a precious and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, auntie, and friend. Her life was devoted to the interest and needs of those around her, and she beamed with fulfillment when in …

Kathryn Jane Duff, 68, passed away Dec. 6, 2020, with her family by her side. She had fought uterine cancer for the past two years.

Tilly Joy Simonson passed away peacefully in her home, Dec. 10, 2020. She was born Sept. 30, 2019, to parents, Jaron and Annie Simonson. Tilly Joy touched many hearts and her smile brought much joy to us in the short time she was here. Our angel will be greatly missed and we know she is wait…

George Tsugawa, 99, passed away peacefully Nov. 27, 2020, in Vancouver, Wash. He was born in Everett, Wash., June 20, 1921, son of Masaichiro and Kazuno Tsugawa, Japanese immigrants.

Robert Ankenbauer, 100, of Vancouver, Wash., passed away Nov. 29, 2020, at home from age-related causes. He was born July 3, 1920, in Kenmare, N.D. He was the fifth of 11 children born to Earl and Edith (Dollahon) Ankenbauer. Robert grew up farming with his family and was the only one of his…