Don R. Kohler
Don Roger Kohler, 85, of La Grande, died July 15 at his home. An obituary is forthcoming. Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels-Knopp Funeral Cremation and Life Celebration Center.
Shawn R. Hudelson
Formerly of Elgin
Shawn R. Hudelson, 85, formerly of Elgin, died July 7 at his residence in Milton-Freewater. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory is handling the arrangements.
Formerly of Elgin
Hudelson, 79, formerly of Elgin, died July 7 at her residence in Milton-Freewater. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory is handling the arrangements.
Formerly of La Grande
Theresia Schlossarek, 88, of Spanaway, Washington, and formerly of La Grande, died May 19. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. July 20 at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, followed by an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the home of Dr. Joseph and Cathy Petrusek, 62654 Mink Lane, Summerville.
Elizabeth ‘Ann’ McIntyre
Formerly of La Grande
Elizabeth “Ann” McIntyre, 79, of Cottage Grove and formerly of La Grande, died Jan. 9. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. July 20 at Grandview Cemetery. Loveland Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.
Formerly of La Grande
Faith Westenskow, 93, formerly of La Grande and The Dalles, died July 7 at her home in Portland. An obituary is forthcoming. Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels-Knopp Funeral Cremation and Life Celebration Center.
Dennis ‘Denny’ R. Cline Jr.
Formerly of Union County
Dennis Ray Cline Jr., 57, of Priest River, Idaho, and formerly of Union County, died July 6. A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. July 17 at the Church of the Nazarene in Sandpoint, Idaho.
Known as Denny, he was born Feb. 16, 1962, in Pontiac, Michigan, to Dennis Sr. and Judith Marie (Wyatt) Cline. He married Kelli in 2008 in Summerville, and most recently they made their home in Priest River, Idaho.
Denny enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting and fishing. He was a blessing to everyone’s life with his kind words and encouragement.
Surviving relatives include his wife of 11 years, Kelli Cline; children, Penny Rex and husband Nate, Denny Cline III and wife Brittanie, Judi Cline and husband Derek, Angie Abbot, Brooke Cline, Aiden Cline, Bobby Cline, Stella Cline and Alex Cline; and 10 grandchildren.
Joshua A. Chaffee
Joshua A. Chaffee, 37, of Elgin, died July 4 at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Washington. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. July 27 at the Elgin Stampede Hall. Casual dress is preferred by the family.
Known as Josh, he was born June 30, 1982, in Hermiston, to Rodney and Gail (Chandler) Chaffee. While growing up Josh lived in Union; Pinehurst, Idaho; Magna, Utah; and Prineville. In his adult years, he lived in Hermosa, South Dakota, and Elgin. He attended schools in Union, Pinehurst, Magna and Prineville. He loved baseball, football and skiing in grade school.
Josh worked as a carpenter and builder for several contractors in Northeast Oregon and with his friend Randy Burnett in South Dakota. He particularly enjoyed working on new or unique building sites. Broadening his knowledge and experience as a builder was always important to him.
Josh enjoyed the outdoors, especially looking for mushrooms, hunting, fishing and camping. He also enjoyed going for a ride in the mountains looking at wildlife in the evenings and on weekends. Josh always enjoyed a thrill, spending time skiing, riding ATVs and snowmobiling at various times in his life. His best friend was his four-legged companion Addy who was always by his side.
Surviving relatives include his parents, Rod Chaffee and Jill Parsons-Chaffee of Elgin; grandmother, Audrie Chandler of Elgin; aunts and uncles, Jean Heaton of Grants Pass, Joan Hand of North Bend, Ninna Chaffee of Elko, Nevada, Yvonne Chaffee of Grants Pass, Robert Jr. and Debra (Chandler) Dryer of Elgin, and Lynda (Chandler) Dryer of Milton-Freewater; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Gail (Chandler) Chaffee; grandparents, Derril Chandler, Ruth Chaffee and William Chaffee; uncles, Ted Chaffee, Lee Chaffee, William “Bill” Chaffee and Floyd Chaffee; and aunt, Sandra Chaffee.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Elgin Volunteer EMT Department, P.O. Box 182, Elgin 97827.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.lovelandfuneralchapel.com.
Paula J. (Wade) Maples
Formerly of Cove
Paula J. Maples, 55, formerly of Cove, died Sept. 26, 2018, at her home in Simi Valley, California. A private celebration of her life and interment will be held July 21 at the Cove Cemetery.
Paula was born July 21, 1963, in Reseda, California, to David and Sandra “Jeanie” Wade. Over the years she lived in Simi Valley, Gilroy and Salida, California; in Las Vegas, Nevada; and in Cove.
Paula enjoyed cooking and gardening. She also enjoyed antiques and collectibles.
Surviving relatives include her mother, Jeanie Wade; brothers, David Donald Wade and his wife, Kara, and Thomas Wade; children, Shelly Shrago and Stephen Shrago; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, David Wade.
Amy Jo Lively
Hood River, OR
May 7, 1962- July 8,2019
Amy Jo Lively, of Hood River, OR passed away Monday July 8th, 2019 at Providence Portland medical Center in Portland OR. She is the daughter of David and Pasty Nash and was born on May 7th, 1962. She was raised in Hood River, OR with her brother Robert Nash, and sister Joni Capps.
Amy had a great love of riding horses, reading, being in the mountains and just enjoying her days with her family and friends. She could put a smile on anyone's face, loved easily and had compassion for everyone.
She is survived by her daughter Molly Jo Lively, (Anthony Catchall); grandson Parker Wesley Catchall; sister Joni Capps (Stephen Capps); mother and father Patsy and David Nash; and nephews Daniel, Jake and Jimmy Wilkerson.
Amy was preceded in death by her brothers Marcus (age 6 months) and Robert Nash (age 50).
In lieu of a funeral, the family will have a celebration in remembrance of Amy Jo on August 3rd, 2019 at 3 p.m. at her sister Joni Capps' home (1658 Jeanette Rd. Hood River, OR). All are welcome to the party. Please bring your favorite memory or story about Amy to share. The family also requests you bring a lawn chair or two.
A graveside service will be held at a later date. Details will be available in the Hood River News, The Dalles Chronicle, the La Grande Observer and www.andersontributecenter.com.
In honor of Amy's love for animals, donations in her name can be made to Danny and Ron's Rescue C/O Anderson's Tribute Center (1401 Belmont Ave. Hood River, OR 97031).
"He will wipe every tear form their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." (Revelation 21:4).
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center. Visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.