Obituaries for March 29, 2011

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Juanita ‘Joni’ Carmack

Juanita ‘Joni’ Carmack died March 27, 2011, in Phoenix, Ariz. She was 93.

A service will be held later in the spring on a date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Red Cross.

Michele E. Allen

Michele Elizabeth Allen died March 23, 2011, at her home in Washougal. She was 39.

A private visitation was held at Straub’s Funeral Home in Camas. Private services will be held at a later date.

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

Cruz O. Dement

Cruz O. “Cookie” Dement, a long-time resident of the Vancouver-Camas area, died March 22, 2011, in Vancouver.

Funeral services will be held in California where she will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Orman L. Dement at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of local arrangements.

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

Shirley L. Spence

Shirley L. Spence, of Camas, died March 27, 2011, in Camas. She was 81.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date. 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.

Bonnie R. McPherson-Copeland

Bonnie Rosalie Steinmeyer McPherson-Copeland died in her sleep March 19, 2011, at her home in Washougal. She was 75.

A memorial service will be held Friday, at 3 p.m., at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Vancouver.

Robert A. Gavin

Robert A. Gavin died March 24, 2011, at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital in Vancouver. He was 71.

There will be no public services. Brown’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

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

LaVerne D. Dinsmore

LaVerne D. Dinsmore died March 4, 2011, at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver. She was 66.

She was born March 1, 1945, in Worthington, Minn. She was a retired paper worker and had lived in the Camas-Washougal area for 59 years.

Shirley V. Nielsen

Shirley Vella Nielsen died March 24, 2011, in Portland, Ore. She was 80.

A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held Thursday, at 11 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Fisher’s Landing Ward, 13600 Southeast McGillivray Blvd., Vancouver. Viewing will be held at the church from 10 to 11 a.m., in the Relief Society Room.

Vault interment will follow at 1:30 p.m., at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, 11801 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., in Portland. Brown’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

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

Marilee Jo Thompson

Marilee Jo Thompson died peacefully March 21, 2011, at home in Camas. She was 60.

Services were held Saturday, at The Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Vancouver. She will be buried in the Camas Cemetery next to her granddaughter in a private ceremony. A public celebration of Marilee’s life will be held April 9, at 1 p.m., at her home in Camas. Straub’s Funeral Home in Camas was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Evergreen Schools Foundation.

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

Janet ‘Jan’ Bissenger Schulz

Janet “Jan” Bissenger Schulz died March 22, 2011, in Vancouver. She was 62.

Internment was held Monday in Pendleton, Ore., next to her husband. Burns Mortuary in Pendleton was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a church or favorite charity.

LaVergne C. Thomas

LaVergne Chagnard Thomas died March 24, 2011, in Vancouver. She was 89.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations can be made to Camas United Methodist Church, 706 N.E. 14th Ave., Camas, WA 98607.

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