OBITUARIES--April 8, 2008
Georgia Carroll, Donald Deane, Phillip Pittsenbarger, Phyllis Tice, Don Coin Walrod
Georgia Carroll of Scappoose died April 1, 2008, in Gates. She was 65.
Georgia Good was born July 4, 1942, in Long Beach, Calif., to Walter H. and Nita L. Good.
A graduate of Long Beach Polytechnic High School, she studied art at Golden West Community College.
In 1959 she married Robert Leroy Bewley. The couple had two children.
She moved to the San Diego area in 1973, where she sold real estate and taught art classes in her home.
In 1989 she relocated to Depoe Bay, selling real estate there as well. After a move to Salem, she taught art at Chemeketa Community College for a few years, and showed her work around the Willamette Valley. In 1995 she received her bachelor's degree from the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Later she relocated to Whidbey Island, Wash., and sold real estate again.
For the last eight years she settled in Scappoose.
Her passion in life was her art. She also loved reading, and felt most at home being at the beach.
She is survived by her daughter Deborah L. Wilson of Lyons; grandsons Jesston J.R. Wilson, in the Marines based at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Christopher Bewley of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; and brother Michael Good of Scio. She was preceded in death by her son Robert David Bewley.
A private service will be held later.
Donald Gilbert Deane Sr.
Donald Gilbert Deane Sr. of Scappoose died April 1, 2008, at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, Wash. He was 73.
Mr. Deane was born May 24, 1934, in Portland to Alfred F. Deane and Vida M. (Piper) Deane Hanger.
A graduate of Roosevelt High School in St. Johns, he served in the Army with the 503rd Airborne Infantry.
On Dec. 23, 1953, he married Patricia Ann Ball in Sandy, Utah.
Employed as a foreman for Acme Trading and Supply Company in Portland, he was a resident of Scappoose for 32 years, and loved to fish.
He is survived by his children Donald G. Deane Jr., and Daniel Deane, both of Vancouver, Kathy Franklin of Scappoose, and Douglas Deane of Portland; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three great-stepgrandchildren; mother Vida M. Hanger, and brother Gregory H. Deane, both of Palo Alto, Calif. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years Patricia Ann Deane on Sept. 4, 2007.
A funeral service was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in St. Helens.
Committal with military honors was held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Delbert E. Friend Jr.
Delbert E. Friend Jr. of Scappoose died April 2, 2008, in Portland. He was 54.
Mr. Friend was born Aug. 20, 1953, in Seattle, Wash.
A resident of the area for 54 years, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1970-1974, and was employed as a machine tender at Boise Cascade.
Enjoying football, he was a Washington Redskins fan, and also liked fishing, and golfing.
He is survived by his wife Karen Friend; daughters Lisa Songer and her husband Skip of Anchorage, Alaska, and Heidi Friend of Longview, Wash., son Jeffrey Friend and his wife Stacy of Scappoose; stepsons Joseph Ventris of Salem, and Andrew Ventris and his wife Katheryn of Scappoose; grandchildren Courtney and Quincy Songer, Ethan and Tessa Friend, and Kaitlyn Ventris; father Delbert Friend Sr.; stepmother Jo Ann Friend; brother Floyd Friend and his wife Debra of St. Helens; and sister Connie Massey of Roosevelt, Utah.
A service was held at St. Frederic Catholic Church in St. Helens.
Memorial gifts may be made to the ALS Foundation at www.alsa-or.org.
Philip R. Pittsenbarger
Philip R. Pittsenbarger of Deer Island died April 2, 2008, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland. He was 72.
Mr. Pittsenbarger was born April 7, 1935, in Portland.
A resident of Portland most of his life, he lived for a brief time in Wyoming during his childhood where he attended a one-room country school. In his final years he moved to the St. Helens area to take care of his mother.
Employed as a computer operations manager for Riddell International, among the things he loved were fishing, hunting, camping, boating, and horseback riding.
He is survived by his sons Trevor of Deer Island, and Mark of Antioch, Calif.; stepdaughter Vicki McCoy of Columbia City; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Nete Barbour of Columbia City; and brother Forrest of Woodburn.
A memorial service was held at the Columbia Funeral Home in St. Helens.
Phyllis Louise Tice
Phyllis Louise Tice of St. Helens died March 31, 2008, at Meadow Park Care Center in St. Helens. She was 67.
Phyllis Louise was born Oct. 28, 1940, in Kansas.
For almost 48 years she was married to Kenneth J. Tice, and they lived in St. Helens.
Loving to volunteer her time she worked with many organizations, including the NW Blacksmiths Association for the past 30 years and the Artist Blacksmith Association of North America. Most recently she was a secretary for the Columbia County Seniors. She also enjoyed travel, and organizing all her family's events.
She is survived by her husband Kenneth J. Tice of St. Helens; children David J. Tice of Wilsonville, Stacey L. Tice of Washougal, Wash., and H. Renee Tice of Milwaukie; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother Darrell Hutchison of Hutchinson, Kan.; and sister Betty Knize of Prescott Valley, Ariz.
A memorial service will be held from 3-6 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the St. Helens Senior Center.
Don Coin Walrod
Don Coin Walrod of Deer Island died March 31, 2008, at the Mennonite Home in Albany. He was 88.
Mr. Walrod was born June 6, 1919, in Hayden, Colo., to Albert A. and Lorena Coin Walrod.
In 1938 he graduated from high school in Denver, Colo., and studied agriculture at Colorado Agriculture and Mining College, earning his degree in 1941.
Following college he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. During World War II he piloted a B-24 Liberator, rose to the rank of second lieutenant, and served until 1945 in the 455 bomb group stationed in Cerignola, Italy.
After the war he started work at the Extension Service in Delta, Colo. There he met Eleanor Angel, and they were married in February 1948. The couple moved to Oregon City, and he began a long career with the Oregon Extension Service.
In 1953 he accepted the position of Columbia County Extension chairman, and moved to St. Helens. He received his master's degree from Michigan University in 1960, and became a dedicated advocate for agriculture and forestry.
A very active member of the community, he was president of the St. Helens Kiwanis Club in 1963, and was named Citizen of the Year in 1974 by the Chamber of Commerce.
Divorced from Eleanor in 1977, he later married Ida Ann Loyd. The couple spent many happy years together on their farm in Deer Island.
He retired in 1978, and was later awarded the title of Diamond Pioneer by the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences for his many contributions to the agricultural community throughout the state.
Proud of his involvement in many organizations, he was a founder of the Columbia County Small Woodlands Association, and an active member of Plymouth Presbyterian Church, St. Helens Masonic Lodge, Portland Scottish Rite, American Cancer Society, Rhododendron Society, Native Plant Society, Silvies Hunting Club, Warren Grange, Deer Island Grange, and the Photographic Society of America.
Also known for growing fabulous fruits and vegetables, he enjoyed giving them away to friends and charities. He was able to stay at his beloved farm until the last two months of his life.
He is survived by his daughter Linda Walrod Angel of Santa Fe, N.M.; sons Burt Walrod and Duane Walrod of Corvallis; his grandchildren who he was very proud of: Jemie Walrod, Jacey Walrod, and Mirabella Angel; and sisters Dell Roadman of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Gwen Werner of Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by his second wife Ida Loyd Walrod in 1996; first wife Eleanor Angel Walrod in 1998; sister Dory Walrod; brothers Kenneth Walrod, and Orin Hamilton; and grandson Kaelin Starr Frith.
A memorial service was held at Plymouth Presbyterian Church in St. Helens.
Memorial gifts may be made to the OSU Foundation, Extension Unrestricted Fund, 850 S.W. 35th St., Corvallis OR 97333, or the Columbia Humane Society, 2084 Oregon St., St. Helens OR 97051.