William Domenighini

Jan. 1, 1933-Sept. 17, 2012

William Donald Domenighini of Gearhart died Sept. 17. He was 79.

Mr. Domenighini was born Jan. 1, 1933, in Bandon to Bartolomeo and Rosina Anglecia (Gambetta) Domenighini, and was one of four children.

In 1951 he graduated from Bandon High School.

He attended the University of Oregon, and became an ATO fraternity member, as well as, an Air Force ROTC. He graduated in 1955.

From 1956-1959 he served in the U.S. Air Force as a jet pilot. His plane was an F-86 fighter jet.

While in the Air Force he met his wife of 53 years, Carol Aiken. They were married on Dec. 26, 1959. They had four children, Mike, Brad, Doug and Dan.

He worked at and was part owner of Beall Transliner, until he retired in 1996.

After retirement he traveled with his wife, and spent time with and enjoyed his kids and grandkids.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carol; sons, Mike and daughter-in-law, Lisa, Brad and daughter-in-law, Annabelle, and Dan; grandchildren, Erik, Dana, Ben, and Selena; and siblings, George, Bart, and Dolores. He was preceded in death by his son, Doug in 1985.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Sept. 25 at St. Frederic Catholic Church in St. Helens.

Committal service and vault interment followed at Columbia Memorial Gardens in Scappoose.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the American Heart Association. Donate online under memorials/tributes and the name William D. Domenighini or send a check to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 in his name.

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Kirk Eldridge

Sept. 29, 1948-Sept. 17, 2012

Kirk Dwight Eldridge of St. Helens passed away Sept. 17 of natural causes in St. Helens. He was 63.

Mr. Eldridge was born Sept. 29, 1948, in Portland to Richard Berry and Barbara (Yaw) Eldridge.

On Dec. 28, 1979, he married Linda Teuscher.

Residing most of his life in the Portland area, he moved to Rainier in 2010 and later to St. Helens.

He will be dearly missed by his family and friends and may his spirit live on to all those he touched throughout his lifetime.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Linda; sister, Carol (Mark) Englizian of Chicago, Ill.; brother, Jim Eldridge of Gresham; brother-in-law, David (Sheryl) Teuscher of Rainier; nephews, Mathew (Alexandra) Eldridge of Portland, and Zachary (Arayah) Teuscher of Salem; nieces, Corrina (Dan) Bilderback of Springfield, and Melisa (Bart Detandt) Teuscher of Belgium; and great-nephews, Cameron and Connor Teuscher of Salem.

A memorial service for family and friends was held Sept. 22 at the Jordan Center in St. Helens.

A graveside service followed Sept. 23 at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Portland.

Memorial gifts may be made to Columbia County Relay for Life, Change for a Cure team.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Michael O. Malarkey

Dec. 27, 1940-Sept. 23, 2012

Michael O. Malarkey of Warren passed away Sept. 23 at his home with his beloved wife at his side. He was 71.

A celebration of life gathering will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the St. Helens Elks Lodge.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Columbia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

A complete obituary will be published in the next issue.

Jaunita Stowell

Dec. 13, 1919-Sept. 16, 2012

Jaunita Rose Stowell, a longtime resident of Scappoose, passed away Sept. 16 in St. Helens. She was 92.

Jaunita was born Dec. 13, 1919, in Waynoka, Okla., to Clyde Alfred and Beulah Jane (Johnston) and was the second of four children.

The family moved to the Scappoose area in the 1930s where she graduated with the class of 1936.

On June 21, 1941, she married her lifelong love Eugene Nathan Stowell in Vancouver, Wash. They had 65 wonderful years together before he preceded her in death in 2006.

After their wedding they lived in the Chehalis, Wash., area until 1946 when they relocated to the Columbia City/St. Helens area.

In 1949 they moved to Scappoose where they built their dream house with the skilled and loving hands of her husband. 

She loved her gardens, both flower and vegetable, and cared for them with pride.

She was also an excellent seamstress, cook and talented making holiday crafts and decorations.

She will be missed by her daughter and son-in law, Angela and Jack Kelso of Richmond, British Columbia; granddaughter and husband, Theresa and Doug Bamford of Ladner,  British Columbia; great-grandson, Samuel W. Bamford; and brother, Wayne Dexter of Scappoose.

Private inurnment will be held.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Cynthia Tangsrud

May 11, 1948-Sept. 19, 2012

Cynthia Clare Tangsrud of Warren died Sept. 19 at her home following a six month battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. She was 64.

Cynthia was born May 11, 1948, in Albany to William and Joyce (Woodbury) Deedon.

Educated at Noti grade school and El Mira High School, she graduated in 1966.

On Jan. 16, 1981, she married Ron Tangsrud in Wildrose, N.D. They resided there until 2003 when they moved to Warren.

While living in North Dakota they owned and operated a farm equipment sales and service dealership, as well as, Boss Hoss motorcycle sales and service. They sold the farm equipment dealership and moved the motorcycle dealership to Oregon in 2003.

Her special interests included working with her husband in the business, crocheting, her grandchildren and their relationships with other members of the St. Helens Bible Church.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Ron Tangsrud of Warren; children, Derek of Stanley, N.D., Sherry of Camden, Mo., Brenda of Rapid City, S.D., and Ronald Tangsrud Jr. of Eugene, four grandchildren; mother, Joyce Deedon of Noti; and sister, Sandra Jensen (Larry) of Noti. She was preceded in death by her father, William; and niece, Michelle.

Graveside service and interment were held Sept. 24 at Noti Oregon Sailor Cemetery in Noti.

A memorial service followed on Sept. 25 at St. Helens Bible Church.

Memorial gifts may be made to the ALS Foundation, 700 N.E. Multnomah St., Ste. 870, Portland, OR 97232.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Tige Trembly

July 31, 1971-Sept. 18, 2012

Tige Earl Trembly of St. Helens died Sept. 18 at his home. He was 41.

Mr. Trembly was born July 31, 1971, in Milwaukie to Howard and Denise (Cerveny) Trembly.

He attended school in Milwaukie and Marshall High School.

A machinist for many companies, health issues associated with seizures made it difficult to work. He was last employed for Reeser’s Food Company as a machine operator.

He lived in Forest Grove prior to moving to St. Helens three years ago.

He is survived by his parents, Howard Trembly of Portland and Denise Cerveny of Astoria; siblings, Rose Livengood of Washougal, Chad Hatherton of Vancouver, and Thea Trembly of Astoria; two nieces; and lifelong friends, Mike, Jerry, and Scott.

A celebration of life is pending.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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