Obituaries for Sept. 24, 2013

The complete obituaries can be found in the Sept. 24 print edition of the Post-Record.

Bessie S. Jackson

Bessie S. Jackson died Sept. 19, 2013, in Vancouver. She was 87.

She was born April 20, 1926, in Vancouver. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m., at the Camas Church of the Nazarene. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

To send condolences or sign the online guest book, visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com.

Darlene F. Smith

Darlene Frances Smith, of Camas, died Sept. 18, 2013. She was 72.

A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, Sept. 29, at 3 p.m., at River Rock Church in Camas. Brown’s Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

To sign the online guest book or send condolences, visit www.brownsfh.com.

Harry K. ‘Ken’ Helland

Harry Kenneth (Ken) Helland died peacefully Sept. 20, 2013, following a short stay at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver. He was 79.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m., at the NorthLake Church, 500 N.E. Everett Road, in Camas. Final interment will be at Fern Prairie Cemetery. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

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Gabe Droptiny

To send condolences or sign the online guest book, visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com.

Gabe Droptiny

Gabe Droptiny died Sept. 17, 2013, in Berlin, Germany.

Their desire is to bring Gabe’s remains home for burial, and have a memorial service for him on Saturday, Oct. 26. As they live by faith, money is tight, they would appreciate help in bringing their son/brother home. Memorial donations can be made at any branch of Chase bank, to Kim Droptiny’s account no. 1463039115.

Douglas H. Espinosa

Douglas H. Espinosa died peacefully Sept. 10, 2013. He was 82.

A private memorial service was held Sept. 17. Brown’s Funeral home and Cremation Services in Camas was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations can be made to the MS foundation in Oregon.

To send condolences or sign the online guest book, visit www.brownsfh.com.

Joseph T. Hern

Joseph Thomas Hern died Sept. 14, 2013, in Washougal. He was 56.

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Dorothy M. Kirsch

No services will be held. Brown’s Funeral Home in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy M. Kirsch

Dorothy Marie Kirsch, wife, mother, grandmother, world traveler and poet, died Sept. 16, 2013. She was 91.

A celebration of Dorothy’s life was held Sept. 23, at Straub’s Funeral Home in Camas. Straub’s Funeral Home and Columbia River Cremation was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Ray Hickey Hospice House, 2112 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661.

To send condolences or sign the online guest book, visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com.

Joan E. Soost

Joan E. Soost, of Washougal, died Sept. 19, 2013. She was 84.

In honor of Joan’s wishes, no services will be held. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas was in charge of arrangements.

To send condolences or sign the online guest book, visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com.

Gena Ortiz-Franco

Gena Ortiz-Franco died Sept. 14, 2013, in Camas. She was 52.

No services will be held. Brown’s Funeral Home in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

The complete obituaries can be found in the Sept. 24 print edition of the Post-Record.