Stanley H. Anderson

Stanley H. Anderson (Jones) of St. Helens lost his battle with cancer on July 25, 2011. He was 81.

Mr. Anderson was born Nov. 4, 1929, in Skidegate, B.C., Canada, to Frank and Lucy Jones.

A loving father and grandfather, caring brother and uncle, and good friend to so many, he will sincerely be missed.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Mable A. Estell

Mable Ann Estell of Rainier passed away Aug. 5, 2011, in St. Helens. She was 99.

Mable Ann Baxter was born Nov. 29, 1911, in the Lost Creek area of Clatskanie to William and Hertilla (McAdam) Baxter.

Raised in Columbia County, her family left the area while she was in high school.

In 1933 she graduated from Bremerton High School.

She married William Estell in Bremerton, Wash., in 1935. He preceded her in death after 37 years of marriage.

They owned a couple of grocery stores in California before relocating back to Oregon, where for about 30 years they owned and operated Delake Bowling Alley in Lincoln City from the 1950s until the 1980s. She moved back to the Columbia County area in 1980.

She was a past president of the Business Women Association of Oregon.

She is survived by her cousins, Judy Scott of Rainier, and Twyla Bakko of Clatskanie.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

M. Alice Fitzgerald

M. Alice Fitzgerald, longtime resident of Scappoose, passed away from natural causes on Aug. 1, 2011, at 7:41 p.m., surrounded by her family. She was 85.

She is survived by family.

No services will be held per her request.

Thelma G. Register

Thelma G. Register of St. Helens died Aug. 3, 2011, at Avamere Assisted Living Center in St. Helens. She was 92.

Thelma G. Nickels was born Sept. 16, 1918, in Glasgow, Mont., to Herman and Lydia (Meyers) Nickels.

While residing in Montana, she met and married Cecil Register. They lived there for a time and then relocated to Hawthorne, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1955.

After his death she went to nursing school and worked in the hospital in Hawthorne until she retired in 1987. She moved to this area at that time.

A Christian, she was a member of Warren Baptist Church where she was active with the relief time chapel.

Her interests included gardening; she loved plants, animals of all types, knitting, crocheting and canning.

Additionally, she wrote lots of letters using colored pens and had stacks of reply letters.

She is survived by her son, Raymond Register of Lucerne Valley, Calif.; numerous grandchildren; and siblings, Vera, Doris, Sweed, and Jack Nickels, all of Montana.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Avamere Assisted Living Center.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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