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.

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…

Jackie Lee Rowan was born June 15, 1935, in Webster Springs, W. Va., to Donald C. Rowan and Pauline “Slaughter” Rowan. He passed away Dec. 1, 2020.

Marilyn Anne LaBrant Karlsen was born Nov. 13, 1933, in Belden, N.D. She passed away quietly at home Nov. 20, 2020. Marilyn had just turned 87. Her husband of 63 years, Marvin Karlsen, passed away in 2019, but she had continued to live at their home in Hockinson, Wash., caring for her flower…

Lena Ruth Grobli was born in Condon, Ore., to Alois Grobli and Ruth (Rogers) Grobli. Her father had immigrated from Switzerland in 1914. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, Lena’s parents worked as migrant fruit pickers in California and parts of Oregon, finally settling in the Salem area of …

Marce J. "Joe" Sorenson was born in Hardin, Mont., Jan. 15, 1932, to Lester "Slim" and Ruth "Shirley" Sorenson. He passed away from complications of COVID-19 Nov. 30, 2020. He was 88 years old.

Douglas Charles Wallachy was born in Portland, Ore., Dec. 11, 1956. He passed away unexpectedly and peacefully at home Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Ridgefield, Wash. He was 63 years old.

"Kathy touched so many lives during her life and will be remembered for her wonderful cooking, her generosity of time and spirit, her beautiful voice in song, and the love she had for her family and friends.”

Taz Roberts (Gary Kimball Jr.) was born on a blustery January 15th day in 1969 in Missoula, Montana. In true Roberts’ fashion he entered the world: Gary slipped and fell as he was walking Linda to the car and dumped out the contents of her suit case, then parked and delivered her into the lo…

Helen "Gay" (Ramsey) Rochel, 77, passed peacefully November 17, 2020, at Peace Health Hospital in Vancouver, Wash., from Covid-19 Pneumonia.

Oliver H. Funk Jr., passed away peacefully at home Nov. 15, 2020. He was born Dec. 27, 1924, in Windsor, Mo., the oldest of three children to Oliver H. Funk Sr. and Estella M. Funk.

Gail Marie Barnes was born January 25, 1950 to Maxine Olsen and Henry Barnes. Gail was called home by her heavenly father on October 31, 2020 at age 70 to join her parents, one sister, one grandson, one great-grandson and many other loved ones. Gail was surrounded by family and friends at he…

Jim Johnson passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 6, 2020 at the age of 80 from a heart attack. He passed peacefully into God’s arms while doing what he loved - working at the Truck Line. He was born Melvin Arthur Johnson, but asked that his parents officially change his name to James…

David Lance Ebert, Sr., of Battle Ground, Wash., passed peacefully at home into the arms of Jesus on October 24, 2020 after a lengthy illness. He was born April 28, 1942 in Vancouver, Wash., to C.R. (Sandy) and Esther Ebert. David has two younger brothers, Terrance and Rudy. His sister Sandy…

Patrick Mark Wright “Shorty”, 65, passed away September 30, 2020 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a former resident of Amboy, Washington and Kenai, Alaska.

In loving memory of Dennis Michael (Mike) Donovan, who embraced life May 16, 1944 - October 2, 2020 when his battle with lung cancer ended at his home in Hockinson, WA.

Karen was born in Portland, Oregon to Harold and Maxine (Best) Rand on January 4, 1946. When she was 15 she gave her life to Christ. She was very shy until she met the Love of her life, Edward (Ed) Linnett and they married on March 6, 1971. They were so blessed to have two children, Jason an…

Jacquelyn (Jackie) A Jones passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Oct. 11, 2020. Jackie was born in eastern Washington on Nov. 22, 1937. She met and married her beloved husband of 63 years, Harold (Hal) Jones in Spokane WA. Survived by husband Hal, three daughters, Becky Schi…

Kathrine M. Taylor Hamburg most recently of Post Falls, ID passed away peacefully in hospice care on September 3, 2020. She was born December 14, 1940 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, OR to Raymond “Woody” Taylor and Margaret Hendrix Taylor Rodgers. The family resided in Lobster Vall…

Leonard Lee Dickinson was born July 11, 1935 in La Center, Wash. He passed away September 23, 2020 at the age of 85. Leonard leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Della, at home in La Center, his twin sister Wanda of Vancouver, two daughters, Sandra Clark of La Center and Becky (Roger) Mc Doug…

Martha Ford was born Feb. 22, 1940 in Camas Wash., to Floyd and Helen Israel. She was number five out of seven siblings. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters and a brother.

Our dear loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather was surrounded by his family when he peacefully passed away at home on September 16, 2020 at the age of 80 in Woodland, WA.

Shirley Ann Falk, age 84, of Vancouver, Wash., passed away on September 19, 2020. Shirley was born June 9, 1936 in La Center, Wash. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Falk; parents, Joseph and Mabel Klemmer; brother and sister-in-law Blaine and Marilee Klemmer; and daughter-in…

Timothy E. Janes passed away September 25, 2020. He was born February 7, 1956 in Lawton, Okla.

Richard (Dick) Vernon Harris Sr., 86, died September 12, 2020. Harris was born February 8, 1934, in Mabton, where he lived on a farm with his parents and six siblings. He moved to Battle Ground in 1967 and lived there for 53 years. He enjoyed baseball, spending time with his family, and trav…

Cecil Cornell Rotschy was born on April 5, 1938 in Vancouver Wash., to Edwin and Lillie (Abernathy) Rotschy and lived his entire life of 82 years in Yacolt Wash. Cecil left this world surrounded by his family at his home on September 13th 2020.

Murray “Murph” Falk died peacefully in his home Sunday August 16, 2020. He was born July 24, 1934 in Panama to Margaret and Henry Falk.

Fern was born on Sept. 15, 1928 to Gene and Minnie Fisher of N.D. She grew up on their large farm near Medina. After graduating from high school, she taught school in a one room school house. Fern and her students all rode horses to and from school, where they used a wood stove to stay warm …

Jay was born in Vancouver, Wash., Feb 5, 1965, to parents, Ronald and Patricia Edwards. He graduated from Hudson Bay High school and started driving semi-trucks at age 18. Jay was especially good at learning new skills, a "Jack of all Trades" person, who loved to build and innovate. He liked…

John C Pollard went home to the Lord on August 25, 2020. He was born on February 23, 1963 to Marianne and Lester Pollard. After high school he joined the Marine Corps; it is there that he met his wife Julie. As two Marines together they had a couple baby jarheads Samantha and Benjamin. For 3…

Wilho John Myllymaki passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at the age of 92. He was born May 18, 1928 in New Ipswich, N.H., the son of August & Nannie (Pajari) Myllymaki.

Our wonderful sister, aunt, and friend, Cathy Andrell, passed away August 22, 2020 at OHSU Hospital in Portland, Ore., at the age of 64. Cathy had been fighting autoimmune liver disease for several years. We were hopeful for a liver transplant and did not expect to lose her so soon. Cathy wa…

Viola Marie Stenlund died Aug. 16, 2020. She was born June 8,1924, in Lacenter, Wash., to parents David and Fiina Pavola.

Betty Jean Ford was born near Chehalis, Wash., and was the youngest of three children to William and Clara (Joost) Ford. The family moved to Vancouver, Wash., when Betty was a baby; then on to the Battle Ground, Wash., area where her father had a dairy farm. In 1947 they moved again, this ti…

Frank was born Sept. 15, 1930 in Leipsic, Ind., to Norman and Fay Johnson. The second of five children, Frank was preceded in death by his infant son, Benjamin, mother and father and brother LaRue. He is survived by Janet, his wife of 61 years; son, Scott; daughter, Molly Bruley; nine grandc…

Jeffrey Stanley Wanzek passed away with family by his side Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, affirming, in his words “it was a good life, I wouldn’t want to be anyone else”. His passing befell at Ray Hickey Hospice in Vancouver Wash., after an eight-month battle with esophageal cancer.

Our precious son, brother, grandson, and uncle went to heaven on August 10th, 2020 at the age of 16. He was born on September 4, 2003 in Vancouver, WA., to John and Jana Halme.

The sparkling eyes and hearty laughter of Ronald Lee McKee (81) was extinguished Monday Aug 3, 2020 in Vanc. Wash. He died of a massive brain bleed/complication of diabetes.

Julia Lee Norton passed away quietly surrounded by family and love on August 7, 2020 in Vancouver, Wash., at the age of 75.

Frank Alvin Brown Jr., 92, of Woodland, Wash., passed away on August 8, 2020 at the Community Home Health & Hospice in Vancouver, Wash.

Jimmie Leroy Olson was born in Fergus Falls, Minn., to Frank and Lily Olson, July 14, 1938, and passed away on August 10, 2020.

Trudy Marie Moore, born March 12, 1951 to Edward Eugene Hahn and Juanita Elizabeth Kelly, passed away in Battle Ground, Wash., on May 14, 2020. Trudy was a strong, independent and innovative mother, grandmother and great grandmother.