Obituaries for Oct. 6, 2015

Donald George Clough

Robert "Bob" Smith, 83, born and raised in Camas, died Sept. 27, 2015.

Charles Heritage Hoyt, a 68-year resident of Camas, died Sept. 26, 2015, in Vancouver. He was 96.

The complete obituaries can be found in the Oct. 6 print edition of the Post-Record.

Donald George Clough

Feb. 22, 1925–Sept. 26, 2015

“Don was well known as a person that never complained about anything and never had a bad word word to say about others.”

Donald George Clough, 90, of Washougal, passed way peacefully, at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, on Sept. 26, 2015, surrounded by family members. He was born in Gregory, SD, to Earl and Cora Clough. At birth, the doctor advised his parents that their premature infant be kept warm because their tiny son had a slim chance of survival. Weighing in at 2 pounds, Don had more ambitious plans ahead of him after those first few weeks in a shoebox in the warming oven above the wood stove. This was only his first display of strength and determination. The family moved to Camas in 1938. Don attended Camas schools where he enjoyed baseball and football.

Don went on to become an expert swimmer. He was a U.S. Marine stationed in the South Pacific during WWII, trusted machine operator, dock worker, and most importantly, a dedicated husband and father.

Don fell in love with Norma Nelson and they were married in 1957. They moved to Washougal and were blessed with three daughters: Christie Cox (Doug), Connie Rocha (Dave), and Carol Lackey (Mitch).

When he was not working long hours at Western Transportation as a fork lift operator, his favorite family pastime was being an incredible, consistent presence at youth sports games supporting not only his own kids and grandkids teams, but all young Camas and Washougal players in local and distant games.

Don is survived by his three daughters; two sisters, Wilma Roland and Margery Crawford; 10 grandchildren; 11-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma, in 2011; his son, Dennis; and two brothers, Jack and Lyle.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at Orchard Hills Adult Family Home, Legacy Hospital, and the Ray Hickey Hospice House.

Robert ‘Bob’ Smith

Robert “Bob” Smith, born and raised in Camas, died Sept. 27, 2015. He was 83.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m., at Milwaukie Covenant Church, 12201 S.E. Linwood Ave., Milwaukie, Oregon.

Charles H. Hoyt

Charles Heritage Hoyt, a 68-year Camas-Washougal area resident, died Sept. 26, 2015, in Vancouver. He was 96.

A memorial service and reception were held Oct. 3 at Grace Church in Camas. 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.

Stephen H. Sato

Stephen Hugh Sato, of Camas, died Sept. 29, 2015, at home. He was 58.

No services are scheduled at this time. Brown’s Funeral Home in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

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

Jack Israel

Jack Israel died Sept. 15, 2015, in Vancouver.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. at Orchard Hills Golf and Country Club, 605 39th St., Washougal.

Peter J. Bryson

Peter James Bryson, of Washougal, died Sept. 29, 2015. He was 90.

A service will be held Thursday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m., at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Brown’s Funeral Home in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

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

Clara Mae Conover

Clara Mae Conover died Sept. 26, 2015, in Oregon City, Oregon. She was 87.

A service will be held Sunday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m., at Hillside Chapel, 1306 Seventh St., Oregon City. Viewing will be held Friday, Oct. 9, from noon to 5 p.m., at Hillside Chapel. Private entombment is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 12.

Merval ‘Bill’ Stone

Merval “Bill” Stone died Sept. 30, 2015. He was 87.

He was born Aug. 19, 1928, in Montrose, Kansas. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 107 E. Seventh St., in Vancouver. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

The complete obituaries can be found in the Oct. 6 print edition of the Post-Record.

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